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.

Herbicide Alternatives

man gardening and weeding
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

man and girl farming together
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

man running on beach
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 […]

Toxins threaten our food supply and health

young boy beekeeper
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

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

woman holding fish
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

Woman swimming
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

man pushing child on sled
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

Woman with hair dyed in a rainbow
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

Detox your kitchen
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 […]

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