Do your New Year’s resolutions or health goals include? Losing weight Being healthier Having more energy Detoxification Helping your brain stay sharper Being happier Having clearer skin Getting better sleep Saving money Not getting diabetes like your grandmother Well, maybe your resolution wasn’t as specific as this last one, but these are just some ofContinue reading “Sugar is a Toxin”
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An Apple A Day
It is apple season, and my apple tree gifted me with a nearly perfect ripe apple. It was delicious, and I was equally grateful for the health benefits it provides, beyond just the vitamins and minerals that most people think about. I use apples (as well as other fruit) as a method of detoxification! I intentionallyContinue reading “An Apple A Day”
2-Minute Detox Drink
Let’s face it: we live in a toxic world. We take in toxins every day, even with a clean diet and natural home and bodycare products. So, let’s do something everyday to help our bodies deal with these toxins. This is my version of Daily Health Post’s quick detox drink. I dropped the cinnamon powder,Continue reading “2-Minute Detox Drink”
Is Coffee Good for You?
I remember when I was growing up many people who were trying to live a “healthy” lifestyle avoid all caffeine, even that in chocolate. Of course, our idea of what is healthy changes over the years. It used to be that fat was the culprit to avoid. Now, it is carbohydrates. Next it will be….yourContinue reading “Is Coffee Good for You?”
Granny’s Pickled Okra Recipe
This unusual cool spell has made me start thinking it is already fall. Like women and grannies of the past, I spend considerable effort in the summer and fall getting ready for winter. While my husband gathers firewood for us, my job is to preserve the summer’s harvest so we have an abundance of ourContinue reading “Granny’s Pickled Okra Recipe”
Bulletproof Turmeric: An Herbal Alternative to Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof coffee isn’t the only way to have a delicious brain-boosting beverage. You can boost your cognitive function with curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. Curcumin protects the brain from cognitive deterioration caused by stress. But I don’t know anyone who is dealing with stress! Especially not the law students who are popularizing the bulletproofContinue reading “Bulletproof Turmeric: An Herbal Alternative to Bulletproof Coffee”
Epigenetics, Pesticides, and Your Health
We have made amazing strides in recent years in understanding the human genome. Many researchers have been surprised to discover that the DNA sequence doesn’t adequately explain why some of us are more susceptible to diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Instead they have found that the nutrition available to our grandparents can have aContinue reading “Epigenetics, Pesticides, and Your Health”
Is Methylfolate for You?
I’ve been wanting to write a blog about methylfolate for a while since the genetic variation in how we process folic acid can sometimes have a huge impact on heart, mood, and overall health. I’ve been delaying because it is not a simple topic, but here is a basic introduction to it. Our bodies useContinue reading “Is Methylfolate for You?”
Parkinson’s Prevention: The roles of antioxidants, iron, and pesticides
I remember telling my first patient with Parkinson’s disease that she needed to move because she lived in a subdivision that was built on an old landfill. Not only was she suffering, but she also reported that an unusual number of her neighbors had cancer or other very serious diseases that may be linked toContinue reading “Parkinson’s Prevention: The roles of antioxidants, iron, and pesticides”
What is the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?
We have billions of microorganisms living in our guts, and having the right organisms in our bodies can have a powerful effect on our overall health. Imbalanced gut flora is common due to antibiotics, disease, stress, or diets high in meat and saturated fats. The wrong population of bacteria in our guts can contribute toContinue reading “What is the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?”