Detox Articles

Detoxing is a very upward trending topic in the natural health space. With the amount of chemicals we are exposed to in our everyday lives, it’s no wonder why people are becoming concerned about what is being introduced into their bodies.

Here you will find articles about chemical overexposure, the impact it can have on your health as well as helpful easy ways you can detox yourself naturally.

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Pillars of Health, Part I: The Basics of Living Well

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I’d like to review the elements that make up something I call the Pillars of Health. These are eight lifestyle choices that provide the foundation of good health, which include: Being active | Read More…

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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms, Risks, and Prevention

If you know someone with Parkinson’s disease, you know how difficult it can be to live with this illness. Often, Parkinson’s begins with tiny, almost imperceptible changes – a bit of tremor in the hand, anxiety, constipation, stiff muscles, movements | Read More…

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Detox Juice

Ingredients 2 cucumbers 1 small piece ginger 2 green apples 1 small piece turmeric 1 handful dandelion greens 1 handful beet greens 1 carrot 1 handful cilantro 1/2 lemon with peel Directions Add ingredients to juicer in the following order: | Read More…

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Immune System Boosters Reduce Autoimmune Risk

As a practicing physician, I’m on the front lines when it comes to spotting trends in health and illness. And one thing I’m seeing on the rise is the number of people with autoimmune disorders, something that scientists say has | Read More…

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Clean Your Water of Toxins and Contaminants

Here’s a question I often hear from my patients: what’s one simple thing I can do to improve my health? My answer used to be, “Drink more water.” Then I spent some time researching the topic and discovered that much | Read More…

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Cilantro Pesto

Ingredients 4 cups fresh organic cilantro, tightly packed 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil 2/3 cup walnuts or pine nuts, coarsely chopped 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 2/3 cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese, grated Sea salt or | Read More…

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Health Risks: 5 Things You Need to Know

Here it is, my refresher course on healthy living. All you need to do is read the guidelines below, and act on the ones that are appropriate for you. Doing so will help you thrive – rather than just survive | Read More…

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My Patient’s Back Pain and Her Kidneys

Wendy had been a patient for a few years when she came to see me about a backache that was troubling her. “It came on so quickly, just a couple days ago,” she explained. “I was hoping it would go | Read More…

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The Dangers of Mixing Medication

Many of the patients who come to my clinic are there because other doctors have given up on them. If you’ve ever had a physician tell you, “There’s nothing wrong with you,” – even though you know there is – | Read More…

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Healthy Ways to Detox Your Kitchen

An earlier article I wrote on safe house cleaning garnered such a huge response from readers that it inspired me to write about how to clean and detox your kitchen, specifically. Now a new report, entitled “Breast Cancer and the | Read More…

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Body-Cleansing Juice

Relieve your body’s toxic load with this juice made from celery, kale, spinach and parsley.

Jonah’s Chemical Overexposure

You probably know someone like Jonah. Although he was only in his early 40s when he first came to see me, Jonah seemed much older. For the past decade, he had been suffering from joint aches and pains, headaches, dizziness, | Read More…

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Tropical Chicken Salad

During the middle of winter, anything tropical is most welcome, and this nutritious chicken salad is no exception. It’s loaded with inflammation fighters like vitamin C, good fats, enzymes, and low-fat protein — all of which can help ease back | Read More…

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Test Your Testosterone Knowledge

Maybe you’ve seen the television ads explaining that “low T,” or low testosterone levels, can be a health risk. Although the ads are by a pharmaceutical giant selling a prescription product, low testosterone is not a fake health concern created | Read More…

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Homemade Cleaner Recipes: All-Purpose, Glass and Wood

Typical store-bought cleaners can contain a lot of chemicals that are hazardous to your health. These are my favorite alternatives that can be made from stuff you may already have in your closet or pantry. Not are they much more | Read More…

Rhonda’s Tension Headache Cure

Poor Rhonda! She came to me a few years ago, complaining of headaches and overwhelming anxiety. And no wonder — her husband, Ben, had passed away only a few months earlier. Despite that, her three children, their spouses, and their | Read More…

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When Your Headache Won’t Go Away

If someone knocked on your door, saying your house was on fire, would you tell that person to go away? Of course not! But every time you pop a painkiller for a headache, that’s what you’re doing — telling the | Read More…

Roy’s Unexpected Headache Cure

After 20-some years as a police officer, Roy had grown used to having a headache just about every day. “It’s my afternoon companion,” he told me with a grim smile. Roy had come to me for a physical a few | Read More…

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Homemade Chemical-Free Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

A number of premade produce cleaners are already on the market, but I have never found one that works as well as this. I’ve shared this recipe with many patients. They, too, find it to be an excellent cleaner for | Read More…

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Sliced Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and Feta Cheese

Serves 2 With tomatoes in season, why not take advantage of nature’s abundance and enjoy a delicious tomato salad? I highly recommend organic ingredients, particularly the tomatoes, since conventional versions are often heavily treated with pesticides. You may want to | Read More…

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What causes cluster headaches, and how can I alleviate them?

Cluster headaches are a rare, unusual form of headache. It’s caused by stress and maybe some bad habits like alcohol or smoking. To help with them, I would recommend taking either the amino acid L-tyrosine or DL-phenylalanine. Begin with 500 | Read More…

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How can I extract traces of heavy metals (due to surgery) from my body?

There are supplements you can take to get rid of heavy metals, but a specific solution depends on the patient, what area of the body was operated on, and what kind of heavy metal was used in surgery. You should | Read More…

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How can I verify if I have mercury toxicity? And, if so, is there a course of detoxification?

I always test my patients for mercury or other metals using a urine toxic metals test kit. You can get one from your local practitioner and have it sent to the lab there. You will most likely be responsible for | Read More…

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Dealing with Addiction

Chances are you know an addict. The person may not be addicted to an illegal substance like heroin or cocaine. In fact, it’s far more likely that you know someone who is addicted to a perfectly legal prescription medication — | Read More…

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How Estrogen Affects You (No Matter Your Gender)

Looking for a simple way to improve your health? Balance your hormones! Every single day, I see patients of all ages and both sexes with health problems related to hormones. One of the most misunderstood topics in the health arena, | Read More…

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Fatty Liver Supplements: A Guide to What Works

In its early stages (which can last for a decade or more), liver disease is symptom free. As a result, millions of people are living with a ticking time bomb known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and don’t even | Read More…

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CBC “Cocktail”

CBC stands for carrots, beets, and cucumbers, three vegetables that I like to combine to improve liver functions. Drink a CBC cocktail at least three times a week to ramp up liver healing. Remember, organic ingredients are always preferable to | Read More…

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Clean Up Hidden Toxins in Your Home

I think we can all agree that there’s nothing quite like a sparkling clean home. But what if you discovered that those very cleaning products are hazardous to your health? Somehow, the crystal-clear windows, gleaming floors, shiny kitchen, and squeaky-clean | Read More…

Gary’s Fatty Liver Problem

Gary had been my patient for about six years, and during that time, he steadily gained weight. Every time I mentioned it, Gary shrugged it off or made vague promises to “do something” about it. Finally, when his blood work | Read More…

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Alicia’s Detox Discovery

Like many of my patients, Alicia came to see me because a friend told her I was good at diagnosing “mystery ailments.” Alicia was suffering from a long list of symptoms, including headaches, muscle spasms, digestive distress, repeated upper respiratory | Read More…

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Stop UTIs Without Antibiotics

As many of you know from firsthand experience, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are high on most people’s list of things to avoid. And yet, as I explained to my patient, Sarah, the standard “antibiotics for everyone” treatment only makes matters | Read More…

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Body pH: The Secrets to Balancing Your Body’s pH Level

This article focuses on a topic that’s rarely addressed in doctors’ offices – acidosis. Acidosis is a condition caused by an acid-alkaline imbalance in the body. That doesn’t sound particularly far-fetched or outrageous, yet some medical authorities claim there is | Read More…

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Greens and Ginger Soup

Read the related issue, “Correct Your pH Now” for more information on acidosis and eating to avoid the condition. Serves 5 to 6 Ingredients (Please use organic vegetables whenever possible): 1 large sweet onion 2 Tablespoons olive or flaxseed oil | Read More…

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Newport Natural Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1/3 cup olive, flaxseed, or macadamia nut oil 1 fresh lemon, squeezed, or 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced dash of cayenne 1 teaspoon Spike seasoning or Braggs Liquid Amino Acid Celtic salt and pepper, | Read More…

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Warm Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Mushroom Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 1 bunch of broccoli 1 1/2 cups of mushrooms, ends trimmed and quartered 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 cups mixed salad greens (your choice), washed and patted dry Directions: Wash cauliflower and broccoli. | Read More…

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Establish Body Balance. Minimize Toxins.

Imagine having to spend eight, nine, or even 10 hours a day working in an environment filled with toxic chemicals. Sounds terrible, right? Especially when you don’t have the luxury of being able to quit and find different employment. That’s the | Read More…

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Breathe for Better Health

Of course, you’re already aware of the importance of breathing. It’s a basic necessity of life. But did you know that a simple change can turn ordinary breathing into a boon for your health? Here’s a good example: A patient | Read More…

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Do-It-Yourself Flavored Water

Human life cannot exist without water. It is an essential nutrient, and too often we take it for granted. Conventional wisdom says that we should drink eight glasses of water daily. But a more accurate goal for your daily dose | Read More…

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Prevent Migraine Misery

One of the most exciting aspects of being a physician is seeing how patients who don’t believe in integrative medicine change once they find relief. Grace is a good example. Grace’s husband, Hal, brought her to see me. He had | Read More…

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Flu Shot Side Effects

“So last year I got a flu shot,” Gary told me, “because everyone kept telling me I needed one. And then I got the flu! I’m not doing that again this year. But what am I supposed to do to | Read More…