This book is truly an encyclopedia on natural detoxification. It begins with an overview of the sources of toxins and how an overload can look very different from one individual to the next. It covers how the body performs detox through the various organs and the nutrients (foods) required to support phase I and phase . . . → Read More: Natural Detoxification: A Practical Encyclopedia
I have used the herb Milk Thistle and the fraction Silymarin for several years after learning the liver protective value when under going my first cleanse. Reading this review article has renewed my enthusiasm for the herb and encouraged me to tell more of my clients about it. I was amazed by the number of . . . → Read More: Silymarin for Liver Protection
This study was done to compare the organophosphorus metabolites (pesticides) found in the urine of preschool children (ages 2-5) from two distinct groups – those on almost exclusive organic diets and those on almost exclusive conventional diets. The authors asked parents to keep a food diary three days before urine collection. The findings were that . . . → Read More: Pesticide Exposure in Preschool Children
This review article is a thorough evaluation of major research on this question to date. Crinnion does a great job of bringing out all of the issues of nutrient value as well as reduced pesticides as he looks at a multitude of studies. What he discovers is that it is a more complicated issue that . . . → Read More: Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits for the Consumer
This report is a clear and powerful compilation of the issues around consumer safety and the perfume industry. The authors tested 17 name-brand fragrances, discovering that only half the ingredients included in the fragrance are found on the label. On average, 14 ingredients were secret in addition to the 15 on the label. This is . . . → Read More: Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance
Sadly, more than 90% of the products on the market are chemicals. The first question we should ask is, “What is the difference between concentrated, whole food nutrients and synthetic mega-, multi-, anti-oxidant supplements?” The second question is, “What is the impact on my health?”
A properly processed whole food supplement contains an infinite number . . . → Read More: Is your vitamin supplement a food or a chemical?
The concept of eating well can be quite subjective. Do you mean the USDA Food Pyramid or the updated My Plate? Low-fat? Vegan? Atkins, South Beach, Fat Flush, Paleo? There are so many diet plans out there and so many ideas on what it means to eat a healthy diet that the first order of . . . → Read More: But I eat a pretty good diet…
The old saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”, is very appropriate here. These suggestions require you to set aside some time to plan each week and to talk with your family to gain their support. Once you get over the initial learning curve, these suggestions prove to be a huge time savings.
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Is health expensive?
Eating healthy and living a lifestyle that is supportive rather than self-destructive does take commitment and that often means time and money. Depending on the number of changes that need to be made, the adjustment in how you spend your time and money will vary. I believe that the time investment in . . . → Read More: Eating Healthy on a Budget (part 1)