What Are Toxins? (Part 1) Toxins are poisons produced within living cells or organs of plants, animals, and bacteria (venom, bee stings, botulism, etc). Toxicants are synthetic, human-made, toxic chemicals (asbestos, BPA, Phthalates, etc). Both are harmful to the body and recent studies suggest that our bodies are having a difficult time detoxifying from the frequent exposures [...]
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Paleo Thanksgiving It’s time to start planning that Thanksgiving dinner. Would you like to “clean up” the menu a bit? (Looking at you mashed potatoes and corn!) Need to do it in a way that won’t disappoint your family and friends? Give some thought to a Paleo Thanksgiving dinner menu. By offering flavorful and [...]
Back to school/work immune support As people head back to the office and kids back to school settings, there is much that can be done to help boost and support the immune system. Along with diligent hand washing, things like eating a nutritious diet, utilizing exercise and relaxation techniques and taking immune supporting herbs [...]
GERD-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD is one of the most common digestive disorders in the United States. It is a chronic condition caused by the refluxing of stomach acid into the esophagus. The most common symptom is heartburn, but could also include coughing, sour taste in the mouth, and/or sore throat. The burning feeling may [...]
Hormone Health Hormones can impact your physical, mental and emotional well being. They are powerful substances produced by your endocrine glands that have a huge effect on bodily processes. A tiny amount can cause big changes in your body. Hormone imbalances can be caused by stress, poor diet, lack of sleep and inactivity. Having [...]
Food Allergies What is a food allergy? It is an abnormal immune reaction to what are normally harmless proteins in foods that repeatedly occur on exposure to the proteins. This reaction can cause symptoms ranging from mild hives and itchiness to severe anaphylaxis symptoms. Numerous studies validate the fact that changes in gut microbiome [...]
The importance of Magnesium in the body At least 80% of the American population is magnesium deficient! Magnesium is a mineral that we can’t live without. It is involved in about 300 different metabolic reactions in the body. Every cell, tissue and organ need magnesium. You could likely benefit from magnesium containing foods and [...]
Be in the know with H2O! Plain water has zero calories which helps with weight maintenance, prevents constipation, protects us from overheating, keeps our minds alert, transports nutrients, and provides structure to cells and tissues. Most Americans do not drink an appropriate amount of water for their bodies’ needs. It is critical to maintaining [...]
The importance of healthy fats The popular misconception of, if you eat fat, you get fat is contributing to the obesity epidemic. The USDA is still even touting the benefits of the low-fat diet. Healthy fats are actually far more satiating than carbohydrates. Healthy fats can help curb sugar cravings, supply the body with [...]