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 replenish 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…]
What? You haven’t heard about vitamin N? Well then let me explain the importance of this nutrient that is vital for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. [continue reading…]
When neurotransmitters that regulate our mood become out of balance or disrupted, one of the consequences that may occur is depression. There are many factors that may contribute to this disruption of brain chemistry, but here are the top ten. If these issues are addressed then depression may be alleviated. [continue reading…]
I received the following question from a site visitor that makes a great topic for discussion on how many carbohydrates we should consume. This is an area that is quite confusing for many people, so let’s try and clear things up. [continue reading…]
Although mindfulness meditation can be beneficial at any time of day, you can get more out of your session when you choose the right moments for your practice.
A frequent concern that comes up for some people when I talk about following a very low-carb Paleo diet is whether ketosis, ketones or a ketogenic diet are dangerous. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation and confusion on this topic that gets passed around and results in an unsubstantiated negative perception and needless fear. [continue reading…]
Questions about following the Paleo diet when the individual has an ApoE gene mutation have begun to rise in my consultations with clients and creating a lot of confusion. Here’s what you need to know to alleviate your concerns if this is an issue for you. [continue reading…]
Caffeine and chocolate (including dark and raw cacao) are mind-altering addictive drugs that affect the brain in a similar manner as other psychotropic substances like cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and alcohol. Therefore, the process for overcoming addiction to them is the same as it would be for any other drug.