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.

Toxins threaten our food supply and health

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You’ve probably read that bee populations are in serious decline worldwide, suddenly vanishing, in record numbers, over the past several years. From 2003 through 2013, for example, over 40% of the bee colonies in the U.S. have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Something is making otherwise healthy bees unable to find their home hive. Those […]

Overcoming Addiction Holistically

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I hope that today’s article doesn’t apply to you. I hope that you never need the lessons I’m about to impart. Because, if you do need this advice, that means you’re going through something very difficult. Namely, you’re staring at the ugly face of addiction. Maybe it’s a friend. Maybe a relative. Maybe it’s alcohol […]

Dangers of Fish Toxins

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What was once among our finest food sources is now on the no-fry (or poach or bake) list. Billions of fish—from sources all over the world—contain very dangerous toxins. So we must now approach these beautiful providers of top-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids and so many other healthful nutrients with caution. It’s a tragic reminder […]

Kidney Disease in Older Patients

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I’m seeing a worrisome trend in my older patients.  More and more of them are coming to me with back pain—that isn’t about their back. Yes, their back IS where the pain is. But no, it’s not always a back problem. It may be much more serious—kidney disease. Our kidneys separate and eliminate the waste […]

Aflatoxins threaten your liver

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Normally, liver cancer occurs in hepatitis patients, or individuals with cirrhosis of the liver. But the disease has been on the rise for decades, now striking 1 in every 81 American men and 1 in every 196 women. Worldwide, though, the statistics are even worse. In sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, liver cancer—and its cousin, […]

Hair Dye Chemicals Are Dangerous

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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 long-term health effects. In other words, when you color your hair, you’re slathering your head […]

Detox Your Food. Stop Buying BPA

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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: Prostate cancer Heart attack Angina Coronary heart disease Diabetes Insulin resistance Depression Infertility ADHD Polycystic […]

Heavy Metal Poisoning Leads to Fatigue

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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 my advice. Have your levels of heavy metals tested. All it takes is a bit […]

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, regulates temperature (especially when you exercise), helps thin the blood to prevent heart attack, and […]

E-Cigarettes Probably No Better Than Tobacco

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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 conventional cigarettes, as well as a tool to help smokers ease off tobacco and eventually […]

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