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Are You Eating Enough Salt?

posted on October 12th, 2014 ·

Salt is absolutely essential for the human body, without it we cannot sustain life. It supports hydration; assists with adrenal function; regulates blood pressure; maintains cell membranes, balance in pH and blood volume; prevents insulin resistance and arterial plaque formation; helps you cope better with stress and may even increase life expectancy. It is also needed to support strong muscles and is critical for absorbing other vital nutrients and for the transmission between nerve cells (firing of neurons), which means it plays an important role in neurotransmitter functioning and consequently managing cravings for sugar and carbs and good mental health. If one were to experience a true deficiency in sodium, they would experience brain swelling, coma, and heart failure.

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Practicing Mindfulness in Everyday Life

posted on October 2nd, 2014 ·

Mindfulness might seem like nothing more than a passing New-Agey trend to some, but this ancient concept has been a staple in Eastern spirituality for thousands of years. Like many Hindu and Buddhist ideas, it has traveled to the West and become something of a buzzword that even psychology and neuroscience are starting to take a look at with an analytical eye. (more…)

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Are You Addicted to Food?

posted on September 22nd, 2014 ·

Although it is not widely acknowledged, addiction to food is a serious and ever-growing problem in our society and results in consequences to our emotional, physical, and spiritual health that can be just as destructive and life-altering as addiction to drugs and alcohol. The reason being that certain foods affect the brain in pretty much the same way as hard drugs and alcohol and alters our biochemistry. (more…)

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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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