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Regain the Power to Control Your Own Health (Part 1)

Everyone knows that eating more vegetables, protein, and fruit will make you feel better. However, most of us find it hard to eat well. So what happens along the way? How do we overcome cravings? Is it even possible to eat healthy in this day and age? 

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Beat Feeling Beat: How to Regain Your Energy

Do you ever wonder why you feel so tired all the time?

Did you know it could be your mitochondria? Most people have never thought about their mitochondria. Many of you are probably asking what the heck are mitochondria? And what does mitochondria have to do with energy? 

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Detox Without Breaking the Bank

Welcome to the spring and summer of 2016! It is the time of year to find renewal. Spring and Summer is the time to clean out your house. It’s also the most optimal time to cleanse your body. In Chinese medicine, spring is the best season to work with cleaning out the liver. During the spring months you might notice you feel a little more irritable, you might have less patience, your energy is usually lower, you could be putting on some extra weight and you may notice you wake up too early. If you have any of these symptoms or would like to feel more vibrant, try my cleanse protocol.

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Bloating? Cramping? What the heck is SIBO?

What the heck is SIBO?   – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Martha , a 53 year old working mother, came to see me in my office because a few hours after she ate her belly blew up like a balloon. She experienced severe bloating , gas, and cramping. “I feel like I am 5 months pregnant!” she cried. “And then it hurts so much I have to go lie down for several hours!”   Because Martha was a mother of young children as well has working a full time job, these symptoms were severely cramping her style (no pun intended)!
 

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Fasting: A Most Powerful Self-healing Practice

Fasting may be the most powerful self-healing practice you can learn.

Would you like to know one of the absolute top practices that has kept me young and Healthy? It is fasting. The same goes for my son, daughter, former wife and granddaughter. None of us have ever had an antibiotic or immunizations nor any type of significant illness. We take no medications and probably never will.
The wisdom of how and when to apply fasting is essential to our well-being. In fact, it is one of the pillars; a trusted strategy that rapidly and effectively accelerates healing in all forms of illness and injury.

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Sin Boldly

You know how we all have a weak spot in our diet; that thing we cannot seem to control when the impulse arises.  Years ago mine was black licorice.  On weekends I’d often buy a box of my favorite and eat the whole thing in one sitting.  

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Roots of Illness

Modern medicine teaches you that the majority of your Health problems are due to unknown causes, to microbes, or genetics.  Their most prevalent explanation is that disease is its own cause.  E.g. “Your joints are swollen and painful because you have arthritis; and we know you have arthritis because your joints are swollen and painful.”  None of these explanations empower you to believe any action other than seeing a doctor will make any real difference in your own healing.  In contrast, Naturopathic philosophy explains the causes of sickness in ways so self-empowering that many people cannot accept they actually have such degree of power to self-heal. 

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Interstitial Cystitis

If you have ever felt urgency, frequency and pain during urination along with pain above the pubic bone, it is quite possible that you were experience a urinary tract infection. Diagnosis of a urinary tract infection ( or a UTI) is normally done by performing a test on your urine to see if it contains white blood cells, blood or nitrites. 

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Diabetes and Exercise

Randomized trials have found that lifestyle interventions including ∼150 min/wk (30 minutes a day for 5 days or 21 minutes a day for 7 days), of physical activity combined with diet-induced weight loss, reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% in an at-risk population.1

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Fat Soluble Vitamins

Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K.  Water soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the B vitamins. The addition of Fat soluble vitamins in a supplemental form can have a powerful and helpful effect in the body.

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Why Does my Energy Crash Every Afternoon?

Q. Every afternoon I seem to lose energy. What can I do to keep from crashing?

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Natural Treatment for Insomnia

One of the most common problems my patients report is difficulty with sleep. Whether they have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking frequently, not getting the rest our bodies need is frustrating and significantly impacts the severity of other ailments. Poor sleep or insufficient sleep is linked to weight gain, cardiovascular disease, decreased immunity and poor healing.

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Body Talk

Sarah sits before me with tears in her eyes. “I feel like something is wrong with me. I’m degenerating, and I don’t know what to do.”

At 50 she is experiencing an array of physical problems, including bad digestion, osteoporosis, 30 pounds of extra weight and 40 percent less energy.

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Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease

Erin, a 50 year old mother of 3 with a demanding full time job , sat in my office one day last year feeling overwhelmed and sick. Her job required that she spend a lot of time on the computer . Her hands were becoming so sore that she was finding it difficult to type on the keyboard. Every sentence felt like a Herculean effort. In addition to the gas and bloating in her gut that bothered her, she was having knee pain on both sides so it was becoming difficult to run. Running was her favorite form of exercise! And she was just so tired! When her schedule permitted, she would go to bed at 9PM and still wouldn’t wake rested. Her life was a mess! She was not feeling well and wondered if this was the beginning of the end! Would she always feel this way, she wondered?'

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Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”   ~Aristotle

What is it that clogs your arteries, puts pounds of fat on your belly and hips, ages your skin, makes your joints stiff and painful and your digestion deranged and foul?  What is the root cause of developing cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression and every other malady?  What is causing your body to malfunction, degenerate and become diseased?

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What is the Big Deal About the Methylation Cycle

Do you know much about methylation? You should! The methylation cycle is probably one of the most important metabolic pathways in your body.

Check it out. You can change the way you express your DNA, manage your inflammation, and reverse aging by learning more about this pathway. This cycle has historically been very confusing to both the general public and doctors so let’s break it down. I promise the next paragraph is not going to make your head explode.

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Prebiotic and Probiotic Intro

We live in a mutualistic relationship with our good gut bacteria. They receive nutrients from our food to survive and as a result of them surviving we benefit from immune system balance.

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Treat the Patient

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease  than to know what sort of disease a person has.
~Hippocrates

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Digestive Enzymes

Chew On This, and Chew Well.

I am asked regularly about how I feel about digestive enzymes. Most people are surprised when I tell them I don’t like using digestive enzymes for more than a couple months. This is because if you use them for too long, you can cause the pancreas to reduce it’s own production of digestive enzymes.

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PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom)

PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a condition that is becoming more and more common. If left untreated, women with PCOS have an increased risk of developing gynecological cancers as well as developing Type 2 Diabetes.

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