Holistic Health Talk

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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Ten Ways to Build Strong Bones

posted on June 6th, 2014 ·

Some studies suggest that calcium supplements may increase your risk of heart attack. Additionally, calcium works more efficiently when it is obtained from food sources and accompanied by vitamins A, D3 and K2. Fortunately, nature provides many healthy ways to keep your bones strong, so let’s take a look at some of them. (more…)

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How to Increase GABA and Balance Glutamate

posted on May 28th, 2014 ·

You can’t really talk about how to increase GABA without talking about glutamate, because they have a complex and interconnected relationship. Both are very important neurotransmitters that have a profound impact on many different aspects of our physical, mental and spiritual health with the former being inhibitory and the latter being excitatory. Excitatory neurotransmitters stimulate brain cells, while inhibitory ones reduce stimulation. Like all neurotransmitters, too much or too little of either one leads to problems. (more…)

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More Ask Cynthia Questions and Answers

posted on May 16th, 2014 ·

As I mentioned last week, I’ve gotten very behind on answering questions that visitors have sent into Ask Cynthia. So here is another set of questions and answers on a variety of topics like mineral balancing, diet suggestions for hypoglycemia and high LDL, ways to boost serotonin, Lyrica and depression, sugar addiction, and smoothies. (more…)

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Candida Q & A Potpourri

posted on May 9th, 2014 ·

Well, once again I have gotten very behind in responding to questions that many of you have submitted to the ask Cynthia page. So this post is a collection of some of the burning questions that you have on your mind in regard to Candida and my responses. I apologize to those of you who have waited so long. (more…)

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Fifteen Easy and Affordable All Natural Weed Killer Recipes

posted on May 2nd, 2014 ·

As we discussed last week, using an all natural weed killer recipe to replace the harmful chemicals that are found in products like Roundup, glyphosate, and other synthetic herbicides is essential not only for doing what’s good for the environment, but for protecting your mental, physical and spiritual health as well. (more…)

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