Why Detox 2 – Heavy Metal Toxicity

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A few years ago, many people I knew loved to eat sushi, so did I! It was one of my favorite meals. We would go out two to three times a week to have what what we believed to be a delicious and healthy meal. Within a few months one of my friends started to develop strange symptoms that eventually were discovered to be from mercury toxicity. Luckily for my friend, just not eating sushi anymore cleared the problem over a few weeks. Our bodies have an advanced detoxification system. However, because of the ever increasing amounts of chemicals in…

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Why Detox 1 – Glyphosate

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I remember years ago when I worked in the hospital, the groundskeeper sprayed RoundUp around the edges of the building to kill weeds. Even my family members who knew more about health, used RoundUp to kill weeds in the yard, thinking it wouldn’t affect their organic gardens! Back then, who knew it was harmful? Each day we are exposed to more chemicals than we can even imagine. Even though I eat organically grown, high-quality food, I still come into contact with these chemicals. A recent study revealed that babies have over 200 chemicals in the cord blood when it’s tested!!!…

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Healing Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

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If you’ve ever had a hard time with your digestion, you know it can be tricky to figure out what’s wrong. Your symptoms could include pain, gas and bloating, diarrhea or constipation, stomach aches, and they could change from day to day. One possibility is small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Which is when bacteria live in your small intestine – where they aren’t supposed to live!! If you have it, you may have been diagnosed with other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or acid reflux, or even depression! If you’ve struggled with a chronic condition and haven’t found…

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Four Simple Tips for Listening to Your Body

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One of my favorite things to help my clients with is learning to listen to their bodies. I always say that I know a lot about health, but you know your body the best. When you really tune in, you will notice that it’s always talking to you. The simple act of tuning in each day can give you a profound insight into your health. You’ve heard about meditation and the importance of mindfulness. Hint…. It isn’t hard to listen to your body! You can do it in just moments a day. I’ve made it easy with these four simple…

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How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

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Sometimes, when I’m really busy at work, I’ll walk into a room and not remember what I’m doing there. Have you ever had that? Do you remember everything in great detail? Can you recall your childhood phone number? What you wore to work yesterday? What you ate for lunch? For many of us, memory is not what it used to be. Constant stimulation, poor nutrition and lack of deep rest have taken a toll on what we can recall. Luckily, you can improve your memory by practicing the habits below! Brain-Boosting Diet One of the best ways to strengthen your…

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Lighten Up This Summer!

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Summertime!!! Woo hoo! It’s a time of vacations, long lazy days, and spending time outdoors. Have you noticed that when it’s hot outside, you don’t want to eat so much? Do the longer days make you feel more energetic? Or do obligations, long days, and heavy meals make you feel tied down and exhausted? I often suggest that you eat according to the seasons and summer is the time of year with such an abundance of fresh food available. Shift your mindset and diet to live seasonably, and you’ll reap the benefits of this energetic season! Here are a few…

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How to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing

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When I was a little girl, I watched how my mother took care of her skin. She put lotion on every day, and kept herself out of the sun. She never looked her age. So I had a healthy foundation for taking care of my own skin (although I was a sun lover and got out there as much as I could)! Healthy skin isn’t just about what you put on your skin, it’s an inside job.  Many of my patients are surprised and delighted when, as their health improves, their skin takes on a healthy glow. Caring for your…

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How Acupuncture Helps With Pain

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One of my pet peeves when it comes to life on earth is that we all have to suffer pain sometimes. It is what I have dedicated my life to eradicating. My mission is to help you feel better and solve your problems with pain. This is one reason that I love Chinese Medicine. If pain is part of your every day life, or you have trouble sleeping, or wake up dreading the day ahead because of pain. Acupuncture can help! This ancient Chinese practice dates back over 2000 years, and is still one of the safest, most effective solutions…

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When Probiotics Are Bad For You

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Are you one of those people who has tried probiotics because of all the press that they’re THE best thing for your guts, only to feel way worse when you take them? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Not everyone can take them and do well. Probiotics are increasingly popular, with a lot of new science showing the connection between gut health and brain health and how probiotics play a role in it. There is a bewildering array of new products coming out every day. With everything from easy kits for fermenting food at home to refrigerated supplements, you can find…

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Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure

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Do you have high blood pressure? If you’re like many Americans, these numbers show an alarming risk for problems such as heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is increasingly common, with one in every three adults receiving a diagnosis. Luckily, there are many natural ways to bring these numbers back into a healthy range. Know Your Numbers One of the first steps to take control of your blood pressure is to learn what is normal for you. The following list shows ranges of both chronically low blood pressure (hypotension) and high blood pressure (hypertension). I recommend taking…

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