Our plastic use is a man-made disaster we must deal with. It takes a lot for me to say something as definitive as this, I always aim for balanced views. But not only are our plastics choking our oceans, they are poisoning our children, and destroying our bodies.
If you’ve ever been to or lived in California, you might have noticed that there are cancer warnings on more products than anywhere else in the country. Now, when you reach for a bag of coffee beans, there is a warning that the coffee you’re about to buy may cause cancer. There are even warnings inside coffee shops on their signage. It’s enough to make you wonder if you should stop drinking coffee altogether.
Last November, a tide of microorganisms hit the gulf coast of Mexico and spread over 130 miles along Florida’s southwest coast. The Florida toxic red tide is caused by a marine algae called Karenia brevis, which emits brevetoxins harmful to human health.
In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren’t a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.
Turn On The Red Light! Red Light Therapy Charges Your Mitochondria, Revitalizes Your Skin, and Reduces Pain
We are creatures that evolved to live in light. These days we spent about 90% of our time indoors and as a result have significantly reduced the amount of exposure we get to various light wavelengths. Also called photobiomodulation, red light therapy provides just the right wavelengths our body uses for rejuvenating processes.
Add multiple chemical sensitivity to the long list of chronic diseases that have been written off as psychosomatic for far too long. Chronic diseases are inherently complex and confusing for patients and doctors alike.
There were two prominent suicides in recent headlines – both of them came as a shock to close friends and family. The tragic stories that followed reminded us how hard it is to really know what’s going on in another person’s life, no matter how close we feel we are to them.
“Adrenal fatigue” is a term that’s been popularized by the health and wellness media – hey, even I’ve used it years ago. But I think it’s time to set the record straight and really dig into what’s going on.
I believe environmental toxicity is one of the biggest contributors to the rise in chronic illness today. And yet, because doctors don’t really learn about chronic toxic burden in medical school, it’s now become somewhat of an elephant in the room.
Blood flow restriction exercise is a training method where a cuff is applied to a certain part of the body, which restricts blood flow while a low load exercise is performed.
Why would you want to restrict the blood flow to an area of the body?