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Potty Talk – Is Gas & Bloating a Problem?

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- Potty Talk - Is Gas & Bloating a Problem? - Hang tight, this article might make you uncomfortable, but it addresses something many people suffer from but few understand how to address: the health of your interiors. If you or someone you know suffers from gastrointestinal distress, please read on and learn about these real and [...]

Are You Pressured Up?

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- Are You Pressured Up? - In this article, I discuss high blood pressure, a common problem for many people. New research shows that what we have been told for years—that salt causes hypertension—may not be so accurate. I also offer some workable alternatives to slashing sodium in your diet. High blood pressure (hypertension) is quite common [...]

What’s Wrong with Superfoods?

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- What's Wrong with Superfoods? - How is it that some of the healthiest foods in the world can be so unhealthy, and even devastatingly destructive for some people? I’m not talking about deadly food allergies, I’m referring to oxalates. These molecules, found in plant foods in varying levels, are usually not a problem for most people, [...]

Oh! but, Grandmother, What Foggy Brains you Have!

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- Oh! but, Grandmother, What Foggy Brains you Have! - Reduced brain function does not have to be a natural part of aging. Certain foods—sugar in particular—can cause damage to our brain’s tissues and speed up cognitive decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. This New Year, I challenge you to reduce your sugar consumption and [...]

When Healthy Foods are Not Healthy for You

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- When Healthy Foods are Not Healthy for You - Both food allergies and food sensitivities can cause big problems but the differences between the two are complicated. In this article I explain the importance of recognizing and addressing food sensitivities, which can lead to a healthy recovery. In my practice, I see plenty of people [...]

The Bad Fat

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- The Bad Fat - Not all fat is bad! Trans fat, hydrogenated through chemical processing, is toxic. In this article, I will discuss how trans fats are created and why they are so dangerous, as well as offer some wisdom on health-promoting fats that can reverse the damage. Trans fats have been in the media [...]

Autism: A Brain and Gut Connection

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- Autism: A Brain and Gut Connection - I believe freedom from dealing with chronic sickness and health issues should be a birth right. However, we have more things than ever to consider if we desire a healthy life in our modern-day world. Our children now struggle with conditions the children of 20 years ago did [...]

Candida, A Huge Problem for Many People

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- Candida, A Huge Problem for Many People - In our gut biome, thousands of microbes live in harmony but when this balance is disrupted, innocuous microbes can become a serious problem. One microbe in particular—yeast—is especially troublesome. Many doctors only recognize yeast in the form of nail or toe fungus, as a yeast infection or [...]

Nutrition and Acne

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- Nutrition and Acne - Acne is a skin problem that affects so many of us. We have accepted it as a part of the teenage experience, but why is it that some teens get terrible acne and others get away without having to suffer at all? And, why does it follow some of us into [...]

Turmeric, an Ancient Medicine

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- Turmeric, an Ancient Medicine - In keeping with my theme about the medicinal properties of spices and herbs, this article will provide some information on one of the most important and helpful spices on the planet. If there is a king of spices, turmeric has to be it. Tumeric is popular in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, [...]

Are you running on Empty?

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- Are you running on Empty? - Magnesium is a fascinating mineral. When I was young, I used to buy a pack of Wint-O-Green LifeSavers®, not just because I loved the taste but also because the magnesium contained in this candy creates a spark when you apply pressure. I liked to go into a dark [...]

A Gut Feeling: How the bacteria within directly affects your health

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- A Gut Feeling: How the bacteria within directly affects your health - Recently, the human microbiome has become a popular topic in science magazines and other published literature. The microbiome is the reason we are alive and we are just starting to understand how important the bacteria we carry in and on our body [...]

So Wrong for so Long: Cholesterol is Really a Super-Nutrient

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- So Wrong for so Long: Cholesterol is Really a Super-Nutrient - I regularly talk to clients about cholesterol and I find that many are confused and even deceived about its importance in the human body. Cholesterol is so important that we manufacture it in our body in multiple places, including the liver and small [...]

Wheat’s Role with Inflammation

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- Wheat’s Role with Inflammation - This is a companion article to my Four Reasons we have Inflammation post. Inflammation is such an important subject it requires further discussion. In this article I am going to give you the low-down on the food that causes the most inflammation in the body: wheat. Wheat has been called the [...]

Four Reasons we have Inflammation

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- Four Reasons we have Inflammation - Inflammation is a huge health concern and we are now learning that inflammation is the root cause of many disease processes, including major diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Not all inflammation is bad—it is necessary to initiate wound healing and activate the immune system—but when it [...]

Sugar is Not Your Friend

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- Sugar is Not Your Friend - Sugar. It is a huge part of the American diet. Humans love their sugar, so much so that the slave trade thrived hundreds of years ago for the sake of growing, harvesting, and processing this sweet, addicting substance. Unfortunately, it is a very dangerous substance. It is terribly [...]

Simple Remedy for the Common Cold

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- Simple Remedy for the Common Cold - There was a time when treatments for illness and disease could be published for the public’s benefit. Sometimes the treatments were valid and worked well, and sometimes they were not so successful. Today it is against the law to promote anything as a treatment that has not [...]

Tooth Decay: A Different Perspective

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- Tooth Decay: A Different Perspective - I have been thinking about tooth decay for quite awhile, and I feel it is time to offer a different perspective. I was taught as a child that cavities were caused by not brushing well enough–that if you brushed often and with meticulous care, you would not get [...]