Although disrupted brain chemistry and impairment of the endocrine system can influence our thoughts and behaviors and they are the root of cravings for sugar and carbs, our thoughts, language, and behavior can also influence our brain and endocrine system. [continue reading…]
One of the most overlooked issues on Earth Day is the correlation between the environment and the condition of the human species. We have Save the Whales, Save the Dolphins, Save the Speckled Frog, Save the Trees, Save the Ozone Layer, etc. etc. All great, worthy, and essential causes; but let’s not forget the humans. [continue reading…]
There’s a widespread mindset I see amongst many of my clients and site visitors that is counterproductive to healing or attaining optimal health. It’s a false belief that there is a “magic bullet” or “miracle cure” that will correct their health issue. [continue reading…]
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.