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Month: July 2017

Diet For Thyroid Health

July 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Diet For Thyroid Health

Don’t Fix Your Thyroid, Feed It! Your thyroid is a complex gland that is quite particular about its needs and wants. It requires certain nutrients, in certain amounts, none of them too high or too low and of course, it is highly dependent on the health of your adrenal glands and ovaries. In spite of…

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Detoxify Indoor Air With Houseplants

July 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Detoxify Indoor Air With Houseplants

Indoor air quality is a top public health concern according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Toxic air often fills our homes and offices, thanks to ubiquitous vinyl flooring, carpeting, and wood finishes. Then there are air fresheners, paint, and upholstery. All the above contain toxic chemicals or are made from them entirely. Even common…

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Stress or Adaptogens?

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Stress or Adaptogens?

When we look at stress in relationship to other lifestyle issues such as diet and exercise, stress will always be the trump card. Our genes are not designed for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. They are used to and require longer periods of recovery. This allows us a chance to “reset,” helping us adapt to our…

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The Truth About Cholesterol

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Truth About Cholesterol

Most of the information you have been told about cholesterol just isn’t true. This faulty belief system was started by a man named Ancil Keys who said that coronary heart disease was caused by the intake of animal fats and the “harmful” cholesterol they contained. Call it a perfect storm if you want, but the…

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Salt, Salt, Salt

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Salt, Salt, Salt

These days, salt gets a bad rap. In some circles, salting your food gets you “The Look“, a pitying, quietly horrified glance that’s similar to what you’d get if you sprinkled your potatoes with, say, plutonium. Salt isn’t quite the villain it’s made out to be. Now if we were talking about all the salt…

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Vitamin D

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Vitamin D

Everyone is on the vitamin D bandwagon including your doctor. And for good reason! Vitamin D, along with the other fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K, play very important roles in the body and should not be ignored. But at the moment, everyone seems to by hyper-focused on the protective and healing benefits of the…

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Mercury Toxicity

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Mercury Toxicity

Many alternative healthcare practitioners suspect mercury toxicity as being the cause of all ills. And certainly, mercury is known to play a role in a variety of physical disorders however I don’t believe it is the underlying cause of every illness or disease. Our bodies are fully able to eliminate mercury as long as a…

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Whey Protein Powders

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Whey Protein Powders

Protein powders have become popular as meal replacements and as supplements for building muscle quickly. But what’s really in them? Highly processed whey, usually. Added sugar, very often. Artificial flavors, almost always. After all, who wants to drink a glass of yummy whey all by itself? Maybe that one guy who sometimes indulges in a…

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The Amazing Benefits of Chia Seeds

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Amazing Benefits of Chia Seeds

CHIA SEED PUDDING Ingredients: 1 cup dry chia seeds 3 ½ cups fresh coconut, almond or hemp seed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 fresh vanilla beans, scraped ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt or Celtic sea salt ¼ cup dried goji berries ¼ cup fresh blueberries Preparation: In a mixing…

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Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

Sucrose, the third primary type of sugar, is otherwise known as cane sugar, beet sugar, or just plain old table sugar. While a lot of ink has been spilled on the evils of this sort of sugar, it’s not the sugar itself that is such a problem, but rather the way it’s been processed. Sucrose…

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