Ten Tips To Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals

Don’t put anything on your skin you wouldn’t eat! Avoid mainstream consumer skin care, cosmetics and personal care products, period! Need soap? Try natural brands like Dr Bronner’s,  Mrs. Meyers, Watkins or Nubain Heritage. Don’t eat foods made with chemicals you can’t pronounce. Read the ingredients labels. If the list of ingredients is too long…

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5 Tips to Safely Celebrate the Holidays When You Have Food Allergies

5 Tips to Safely Celebrate the Holidays When You Have Food Allergies. Gathering with family is an important part of the holidays for most of us.  If you suffer from food allergies or eat a restricted diet due to a health conditions, it can be especially tricky to navigate.  I’m putting together a short list of tips and…

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The Biology of Food Addiction

The Biology of Food Addiction The Calorie Hypothesis Current view:  Obesity is just lack of will power …eat less, exercise more The Biology of Food Addiction. This model fails because: Our body’s wise compensatory mechanisms defend against weight loss by decreasing energy expenditure and increasing appetite as we diet High glycemic carbohydrates (like added refined sugars,…

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Leaky Gut: Part II

Diagnosis and Treatment of Leaky Gut: Part II Did you miss my first Leaky Gut Article?!  Read more here! So now you may be wondering if you have leaky gut… Food allergies, toxins, sugar, antibiotics, parasites and stress can wreak havoc with your gastrointestinal system, upsetting the balance in your intestine as well as allowing harmful substances to enter the…

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The Hidden Epidemic: Is Yeast Overgrowth Destroying Your Health?

Did you know your gut microbes could be dramatically affecting your health? Hey guys! …this is not just for women.  Men, too, commonly suffer from intestinal yeast overgrowth or fungal dysbiosis! Every day we see new research on the effects of unhealthy gut organisms on the brain, the thyroid gland, the nervous system, the immune system,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms? Weakness, tiredness, or light-headedness Rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing Poor memory or difficulty concentrating Depression, anxiety, mania Numbness and tingling of hands or feet Difficulty with balance, poor coordination Pale skin Sore tongue Easy bruising or bleeding gums Upset stomach or weight loss Diarrhea or constipation…

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Leaky Gut – The Syndrome Linked to Many Autoimmune Diseases

“Leaky Gut” Syndrome Leaky Gut – The Syndrome Linked to Many Autoimmune Diseases. Hyperpermeability or “leaky gut” syndrome is the name given to a very common disorder in which the cells lining the intestines become “leaky” due to inflammation. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of…

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