Detox

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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Mercury Poisoning: The Symptoms and 3 Easy Detox Tips

I thought I had seen everything as a doctor. But nothing prepared me for Anne (not her real name) and her mercury poisoning. When I met her in the examining room, her hands were shaking like a Parkinson’s patient, even | Read More…

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Fatty Liver Disease: Stop It From Becoming Cancer

When I started my practice, patients who came to me with liver problems either had a hepatitis infection or some sort of drug problem: alcohol, prescription overload, or occasionally illegal drugs. These days, I see more and more patients whose | Read More…

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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…

Cilantro Pesto

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…