Counting calories, avoiding fats,
miniscule portions, living with hunger—dieting is a drag and the majority of
people eventually gain back the pounds they fought so hard to lose. Newer
research shows sloth and gluttony aren’t necessarily to blame for excess
weight, but instead inflammation, leaky gut, stress, and other health
Dieting slows themetabolism
influences hormones that control appetite
so you may become
hungrier, and can create a cycle of unhealthy yo-yo dieting.
You’ll have better success if you eat
with a focus on lowering inflammation, detoxifying the system, and meeting your
Modern life inflicts constant assaults on our bodies via industrialized foods, environmental toxins, chronic stress, lack of sleep, and our ever-growing exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from cell phones, cell towers, cordless phones and computers. One of the best ways to continually protect our health against these insultsis to support your glutathione levels, your body’s master antioxidant.
Although your body naturally makes and recycles glutathione, modern life can overwhelm this system, depleting us of this vital compound.
If you have iron-deficiency anemia, it
will be difficult if not impossible to heal from chronic health issues. Because it
robs the cells of oxygen necessary for basic functions, anemia is a deal
breaker when it comes to improving your health. Knowing how to identify and
address your anemia are crucial first steps to any healing program.
What is iron-deficiency anemia
Although there are many forms of anemia,iron-deficiency
is the leading cause
of anemia in the United States and the most common nutritional deficiency.
We sit at desks, sit in traffic, and sit in front of the TV. Americans have lost touch with the most basic and unique human function: to walk. Walking daily not only wards off more diseases than you count on both hands, it also soothes the mind, inspires creativity, and heightens the mood. Even if you already work out regularly, walking can still deliver its ancient benefits.
Walking shaped the human brain and keeps it healthy
We departed from the rest of the animal kingdom when we evolved to walk upright on two legs.
As a naturopathic doctor, I give varying pieces of advice to people on how to
get healthy. Much of that advice is individual or tailored to the
specific needs of the person sitting in front of me. In fact, I feel
individualized treatment plans are a key part of my approach. I don't
just see a person with "health condition A" and give them "treatment A".
Very few "protocols" are used in my office. The primary goal is
always to identify and treat the underlying issues which result in the
symptoms each patient has.
Do you suffer from fatigue, brain fog, hair loss,
digestive issues, joint pain, or other symptoms?
Many doctors dismiss health complaints
because of an incomplete or poorly assessed blood test result. And,often times they only order markers looking for diseases instead oftrendstoward disease.
medicine, however, we use a blood test for assessing risk of disease before it
develops. We also look at test results with a fine toothed comb, noticing patterns and trends that are suggestive of developing situations, that standard medical training does not teach a physician to
Exercise is the golden bullet when it comes to lowering your
risk of heart disease, bone loss, dementia, high blood pressure, diabetes,
obesity, and a long list of other modern health maladies. Yet many Americans
just can’t seem to make the time or find the motivation.
problem, say researchers in aNew York
Times articlewho have studied the issue, is that exercise is a “should” instead of a “want.”
For many people, exercising to prevent a possible health problem later in life
is not a good enough reason to get out of the office chair or off the sofa.
Before it's all said and done, significant sources of them such as
cellphones may end up being found worse for us than cigarettes. Sounds
crazy but it's true. The reason you don't hear more, or the reason what
you hear sounds more minor than that has purely to do with money and
the power of the cellphone industry in influencing what information is
let out to the masses.
If you are a parent or soon to be one,
I like people. I can't help myself but to continually work on learning
more and more ways to try and help people become or stay healthy. It is
one of my main purposes in this life and I can't imagine doing anything
else. That is why I get so excited about information like what I am
about to share with you. Sometimes helping can be so simple and easy. I
just need to be given the chance!
Many of you out there know by now that cancer rates are skyrocketing.
Amongst all the types, one of the most rapidly growing of all is breast
Why do some people get cancer and others, who live a similar lifestyle, eat similar foods, etc. do not?
Is there a way to predict your likelihood of getting certain diseases
and, more importantly, to identify extra steps you need to take in order
to not get those diseases?
The answer is now YES. With advancing technology, some labs in the
country now offer ways to test you for minor genetic defects or SNPs
(single nucleotide polymorphisms), in order to identify areas where your
body does not quite work as optimally as possible and treatments you
can use to make up for that.