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.

Heartburn Medicine Danger: Kidneys

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In these pages, I’ve said again and again that acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD—gastroesophageal reflux disease—usually shouldn’t be treated by acid blockers. Doctors are very quick to prescribe acid blockers—usually proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)—but the problems with them are enormous. For one thing, most heartburn isn’t caused by excessive stomach acid. And even when acid is […]

Plants Clean the Air

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The air you’re breathing right now is probably doing you harm. I’m not talking about the pollution in our skies. I’m talking about the pollution in your room. Indoor air quality is generally worse than outdoor. It has anywhere from two to five times as many VOCS—volatile organic compounds. Luckily, there’s an extremely easy fix. […]

Symptom-free, dangerous liver problems

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Recent news has me worried—particularly about my “Baby Boomer” friends, those born between 1945 and 1965. It’s nothing that can’t be fixed—but I’m certain many Boomers don’t even know anything’s wrong. The news is about two kinds of liver disease: hepatitis C and fatty liver disease. Hepatitis C killed more Americans in 2014—nearly 20,000—than any […]

Natural Kidney Stone Treatment

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Have you ever had kidney stones? Are you suffering from them right now? Do you know anyone who has ever suffered from them? Good news—you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are a number of effective, natural, non-invasive treatments that can help you break up kidney stones, and help prevent them from forming in […]

Air Pollution Dangers

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When it comes to degenerative brain disease, the conclusion reached in recent research seems like…well…a no-brainer. Air pollution, according to one study leader: “… could be the most pervasive potential cause of brain disease that scientists have ever discovered.” Wait—we needed a boatload of research dollars to figure this out? After all, air pollution is […]

Five natural ways to keep bug-free

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Now that spring is in full throttle—and summer is right around the corner—I hope you’re taking advantage of the warmth and greenery. Simply getting outside and moving around can be great for you. Provided you take the proper precautions. Believe it or not, mosquitoes—acting as a vector for disease—are the biggest killer we face, taking […]

Non-stick Coatings are Poisonous

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The modern world is a wonderful place. Today, we’ve got cars that can park themselves, computers that will obey our voices, and cookware that never needs scrubbing. Actually, let’s rethink that last one. Non-stick cookware has been all the rage for decades now—ever since it was first invented. But there’s a big problem—it turns out, […]

Herbicide Alternatives

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It goes without saying: herbicides kill. And although the active ingredients in most herbicides have been declared “safe” for human consumption, that’s up for debate. Recently, the most common active ingredient—glyphosate—has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. That’s scary to say the least, considering how often we’re exposed […]

Organic food benefits at conventional prices

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In these letters, you often hear me talk about the importance of eating healthy, natural, organic food. Organic food is often higher in healthy nutrients. You don’t have to worry about chemicals—like pesticides and herbicides—when you buy organic. And finally, you can be sure that you’re not supporting unsustainable—and sometimes immoral—factory farming when you eat […]

Weight Loss and Detoxification

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Trying to lose weight? Many of my patients are—with my full support. That’s because beyond feeling self-conscious about how we look, being overweight can cause quite an array of negative side-effects, including: Unreasonable fatigue or mental confusion Sluggish digestion or bloating Allergies and skin irritations Low-grade infections Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes Menstrual […]
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