Beyond Calories and Exercise: The Influence of Gut Health and Environmental Chemicals on Obesity and Diabetes

The incidence of diabetes and obesity is a global health crisis. In the Unites States (U.S.) alone, 11.3% (25.6 million) of all people over the age of twenty have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Another 35% are estimated to have pre-diabetes and it is recognized that 11% of these will develop type 2 diabetes each year . . . → Read More: Beyond Calories and Exercise: The Influence of Gut Health and Environmental Chemicals on Obesity and Diabetes

21 Day Purification Program

Thousands of people across the country have experienced renewed energy, weight loss, better sleep and reduction of many toxicity symptoms through the 21-Day Purification Program. This is not a fad diet or a dangerous cleanse. It is an eating plan and whole food supplement protocol designed to support your body’s natural ability to detox and . . . → Read More: 21 Day Purification Program

Common Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Normal

At the age of 35, I did not believe in the world natural health and nutrition. In fact, I was skeptical at best and antagonistic at worst. However, with my symptoms mounting at the age of 35 and few answers from conventional medicine, I began to explore alternative (as I called it then) health care . . . → Read More: Common Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Normal

The Basics of Detoxification

The human body is designed to detoxify. Every cell, every second undergoes detoxification or that cell will die. Detoxification is defined as any process that decreases the negative impact of foreign toxins (from outside of you) and internal toxins (from your own moment by moment functioning) on bodily processes. Interestingly, there are many routes of . . . → Read More: The Basics of Detoxification

Natural Detoxification: A Practical Encyclopedia

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

Silymarin for Liver Protection

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

Pesticide Exposure in Preschool Children

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

Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits for the Consumer

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

Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance

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

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