In our quest for optimal health, keeping our stress in check is a vital key for achieving the goal. Although stress is a normal part of day-to-day life and the human body can effectively handle it in small doses, it becomes problematic when you are consistently pushed to the limit. Excess stress can have a negative effect on all aspects of your health, as well as your relationships, and mood. Make one or more of these quick and easy techniques a daily habit to reduce its impact on your life. [continue reading…]
Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is intricately connected with the indulgence of sugar, chocolate, and alcohol, three of the most destructive substances one can consume, especially when they are trying to overcome many health conditions like sugar and carb addiction, compulsive overeating, depression, anxiety disorders, adrenal fatigue, candida overgrowth, SIBO, or other microbial infections, autoimmune disorders, leaky gut, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, and much more. [continue reading…]
Approximately 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second week of February, so the odds of staying with your resolutions are overwhelmingly stacked against you. With February just around the corner, now is the time to take action before you give up and become one of these dismal statistics.
As we begin the new year, many individuals are often focused on what they can do to not only improve their health but how their life can be more fulfilling and peaceful. However, during these tough financial times, everyone is looking for an effective plan of action that won’t break the bank. [continue reading…]
Technically speaking, dairy is not an inherent element on the Paleolithic diet, but you will find that many Paleo people (often referred to as Primal) embrace butter, ghee, heavy cream, and full-fat yogurt. Some individuals may allow raw milk and cheese as well. However, there is considerable disagreement amongst all dietary approaches about whether dairy is fit for consumption or not, for various reasons which we will now discuss. As I see it, this is a food group that falls under the gray area, as it may be beneficial for some people and harmful to others. [continue reading…]
Many people falsely believe that optimal health means “perfect” health or achieving a “cure” for a particular condition. While this may be true in some situations, that is not usually the case. [continue reading…]
This blog post was first published back in 2013 when there was a lot of attention on breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene mutation, due to Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy when she didn’t have cancer. I interviewed one of my favorite medical professionals, Dr. C.E. Gant to help dispel some of the myths around this topic and provide you with some truthful information.
Well, once again it’s breast cancer awareness month and I think the most important factor that should be focused on is prevention. By making simple changes in the foods you eat and your lifestyle, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing not only breast cancer but cancer of any kind. A major fact to be aware of is that we all have cancer cells in our body. Cancer becomes deadly when the cancer cells outnumber the healthy cells. So that is where the focus of prevention lies.
You may have noticed that Enterococcus faecalis are being added to many probiotics on the market. As I see it, the safety of this organism is highly questionable and you should exercise caution when deciding whether to use one of these products.
I received the following questions from a site visitor about the Candida Diet and the probiotic Xtralac. Here’s what Mark had to say: [continue reading…]