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What is Dopamine and How Does it Affect Your Health?

posted on September 12th, 2014 ·

Dopamine is a fascinating and incredibly complex neurotransmitter (a naturally occurring chemical that carries information from one neuron to another) that plays a vital role in many aspects of our physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health. It is an ancient molecule and exists in every animal species from the lizard to human beings. However, we homo sapiens have more dopamine than others. (more…)

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Why a High-Carb Diet is a Recipe for Weight Gain

posted on August 28th, 2014 ·

Conventional dietary advice states that a high-carb, low fat diet is necessary for weight loss and a low risk of disease. Most nutritionists and doctors advise you to get most of your calories from carbohydrates and the least amount of calories from fats and oils. But for a growing number of people, this advice isn’t working. (more…)

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Candida and Nystatin Enema, Parasites, Diet, Gluten Sensitivity, and More

posted on August 18th, 2014 ·

This post answers several questions from site visitors on the topics of using a Nystatin enema for reducing Candida overgrowth, as well as some issues related to Candida diet specifics and how long one needs to be on the diet, dealing with diabetes and parasites simultaneously, and gluten sensitivity and artificial sweeteners in relation to yeast overgrowth. (more…)

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Your Doctor Works for You

posted on August 8th, 2014 ·

Your relationship with your doctor plays a very important role in your healing journey and many people are unaware that achieving quality care requires that you be an active participant in your treatment process. Like any relationship, communication is vital to how satisfying and productive it will be, and the first step in communicating effectively with your doctor is to examine and rearrange the dynamics of power. (more…)

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Is Alzheimer’s a Type 3 Diabetes?

posted on July 30th, 2014 ·

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that affects thinking, memory and behavior which progresses slowly over time and ends with death. It is currently an epidemic in America where it is estimated that approximately 5.4 million people are affected. With a death toll exceeding a half million Americans each year, it is one of the top three killers in the United States, right on the heels of cancer and heart disease. (more…)

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FODMAPs and Paleo

posted on July 16th, 2014 ·

When designing your Personalized Paleo Plan, foods that contain FODMAPs is another factor that some individuals need to take into consideration to achieve optimal results. (more…)

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Designing Your Individualized Paleo Plan

posted on July 7th, 2014 ·

As you know, I am a strong advocate of the Paleo diet. However, it’s important to be aware that there is not a one size fits all even within these guidelines. We are all unique and what works for one person may not work for another. Each of us should take the basic Paleo principles and fine-tune and customize them for our own individual biochemistry.


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Are Fireworks Bad for Your Health?

posted on July 1st, 2014 ·

Did you know that fireworks contain a variety of chemicals that are harmful to not only the environment, but the human body as well? (more…)

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List of Carbs in Vegetables and Printable Chart

posted on June 24th, 2014 ·

Knowing how many carbs are in your vegetables is important for managing your carbohydrate intake. As you probably know by now, a diet that is low in carbohydrates is an essential component for optimizing your mental and physical health. Too many carbs lead to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, unwanted weight gain and obesity, cancer, depression, anxiety disorders, hyperactivity, insomnia, candida overgrowth, adrenal fatigue, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and dementia, alcoholism, drug addiction, sugar and carb addition, compulsive overeating, PCOS, OCD, autoimmune disorders, and much more. (more…)

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Four Hidden Ways Wheat Can Make You Fat

posted on June 13th, 2014 ·

If you’ve been following me for a while, then I hope you have long given up wheat and other grains. However, for those who may be new to my site or anyone who might need a refresher or reinforcement on some of the reasons this toxin should not be part of the diet, here are a few eye opening facts. (more…)

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