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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…]


What Beverages Should You Drink?

Glass of water slashing, depicting fresh beverage.

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…]


Are You Getting Too Much Exercise?

People running marathon depicting too much exercise. [continue reading…]


Get My New Book – Healing Chronic Candida – In Bookstores Now

Healing Chronic Candida Book

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…]


Get Passionate About Your Diet and Become Unstoppable

The word unstoppable in yellow letters on white and yellow talk bubble.

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…]


Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

Intermittent fasting

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…]


Holiday Stress Relief – 30 Natural Ways to Feel Better Fast

Woman in Santa hat seeking holiday stress relief.

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.
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Neurotransmitter Testing – Accuracy and Validity are Questionable

Lab scene representing neurotransmitter testing.

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…]


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