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…]
Although the regular practice of a structured mindfulness-based meditation should be part of your daily routine when striving for optimal health, the act of being mindful ought to become a way of living in your day-to-day activities as well. [continue reading…]
When I tell people they shouldn’t be drinking things like coffee, tea, soda pop, fruit juice, chocolate milk, or alcohol I am often met with a question such as the following: [continue reading…]
My new book Healing Chronic Candida: A Holistic, Natural, and Comprehensive Approach, was released today and is now available in all bookstores including Amazon. [continue reading…]
In the initial stages of adopting the Paleo diet or simply making changes to the diet that are required because of a particular health condition, one of the most difficult challenges people face is remaining committed to, or in some cases, becoming motivated to make the change. When you become passionate about your diet (or anything else), you become unstoppable. No challenge, roadblock, social pressure, craving, etc. will be big enough to break your commitment. [continue reading…]
Although intermittent fasting (IF) is commonly practiced in the Paleo community, please be aware that it is not right for everyone. This is especially true for the individual with Candida or SIBO and the associated conditions of adrenal fatigue, impaired blood sugar regulation, sympathetic nervous system dominance, and sugar and carb addiction, or anyone in the process of trying to balance GABA and glutamate or other neurotransmitter levels associated with anxiety, depression, addiction, insomnia, compulsive overeating or other eating disorders, or other mental health or cognitive disorders. Under these conditions IF can be highly counterproductive. [continue reading…]
It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays are also one of the most stressful times of the year for many people. If not managed effectively, all this excess stress can result in not only ruining your holiday, but weakening the immune system which leaves you vulnerable to viruses and colds etc., increasing blood pressure, headaches, anxiety, depression, cravings for carbs and sweets, weakening the adrenal glands, fueling sympathetic dominance, and many more negative health effects.
Although neurotransmitter testing has become popular among many different types of health care providers, the validity and accuracy of this method of assessment have been proven to be lacking. Not only that, following a nutritional supplement protocol based on these test results can be highly counterproductive and lead to a significant setback in health or the development of new issues. [continue reading…]