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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Hair Dye Chemicals Are Dangerous

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who color their hair, you need to read this. Many of the personal care products sold in this country are highly toxic, or at the very least, untested when it comes to | Read More…

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Detox Your Food. Stop Buying BPA

Added sugar and salt are not the only additives in your food that you should be worrying about. Many foods and beverages (even raw vegetables!) are packaged in plastic containing bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to the conditions: | Read More…

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Heavy Metal Poisoning Leads to Fatigue

Do you drag through the day or have trouble staying awake after lunch? Are you exhausted by noon, no matter how much sleep you get? I’m not surprised. Fatigue is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Here’s | Read More…

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Is Your Water Contaminated?

You should be drinking water, and plenty of it: I recommend one-half ounce for every pound you weigh, so a 180 pound person should be drinking 90 ounces per day. Water prevents potentially fatal dehydration, aids in digestion, facilitates detoxification, | Read More…

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E-Cigarettes Probably No Better Than Tobacco

If you smoke or know someone who does, you’ve probably heard about e-cigarettes and cigars: tobacco-free, battery-operated devices that turn nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that’s inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes are touted as a safer alternative to | Read More…

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Detoxification Plan: Cleanse Your Liver

We live in a toxic world where we can’t avoid breathing polluted air and drinking tainted water.  Our bodies are constantly exposed to heavy metals, chemical pollutants, drugs, pesticides, food additives, and various other dangerous compounds. Many of these substances | Read More…

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10 Tips to Protect Your Kidneys

Detoxification and acid/alkaline balance are two of my eight Pillars of Health (the eight principles that keep you and my patients in total health and wellness.) Every thirty minutes, your kidneys filter all of the blood in your body, removing | Read More…

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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…