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How to Remain Committed to a Sugar-Free Diet on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

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…]


How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep Your New Resolutions

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.
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Woman in nature experiencing inner peace

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…]


Dairy: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Assorted dairy products

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…]


What is Optimal Health and How Can it be Achieved?

Woman Dancing in Rain with Optimal Health

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…]


Is a BRCA Gene Mutation Really a Death Sentence?

BRCA Genes

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.
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Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk with Prevention

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.

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Should Your Probiotic Contain Enterococcus Faecalis?

Should Your Probiotic Contain Enterococcus Faecalis?

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.

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Candida Diet Questions

Candida Diet Questions 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…]


50 Ways to Put Mindfulness into Action

Peaceful woman along shore of beach demonstrating mindfulness in action

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…]