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

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

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

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

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

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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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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Quick Tips For Beautiful Eyes

We women love to direct attention to our eyes. We highlight them with rainbow colors and inky black lines. We surround them with stylish eye-glass frames, making each a tiny work of art. We even resort to botox, collagen, and other invasive methods, all in the hope of keeping our eyes looking young and beautiful.…
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The Dirtier The Better

Our civilized, modern approach to life has had dramatic and significant impact on our overall health in very undesirable ways. Autoimmunity and obesity, just to name a few, are on the rise which has continued to gain the attention of researchers all over the world. And what they’re finding is no surprise. The answers lie…
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Fructose – The Bad Kid

We have covered glucose, the body’s preferred fuel (and the brain’s only fuel). If this were school and we were grading papers, glucose would get an A+. Then there’s fructose, that obnoxious kid who sits in the back of the class and makes faces at the teacher. And pulls all the girls’ hair. And always…
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