Candida overgrowth is an increasing problem and can cause symptoms that mimic many other health conditions – fatigue, poor exercise recovery, brain fog and insomnia to name a few. Digestively, Candida overgrowth and other imbalances in gut flora (generally known as dysbiosis) can also cause a host of digestive complaints such as gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. In children, Candida overgrowth can lead to behavioral and cognitive impairments – I’ve seen kids diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders improving a lot in terms of behavior, cognition and emotional regulation, once Candida was put back in balance. So today I’m sharing with you my five favorite remedies for Candida overgrowth. [Read more…]
Are you a health practitioner who sees Lyme patients but needs more training and support to know how to effectively address it? Are you a patient who’s treating doc is Lyme-friendly but not as knowledgeable as they could be? I’m excited to announce that my new online course, Lyme-Ed For Practitioners, is now available. Lyme-Ed Online Course For Practitioners is designed to provide health care providers with comprehensive information on integrative approaches to Lyme disease treatment – everything from antibiotic protocols to herbal protocols to detox strategies; from practice management considerations to 10 things that can hinder your patients’ recovery. It provides ongoing support with bi-monthly Q&A calls and case studies to assist practitioners in becoming comfortable and confident helping their Lyme patients. [Read more…]
Last week I wrote a post about a laboratory test for infections and auto-immunity that I like by a lab called Cyrex. This week I’m going to highlight another one of their tests – the Mucosal Immune Reactivity Screen. It helps to evaluate what stressors are at work in the body culminating in triggering of immune reactivity in the gut lining and the mucosal barrier. [Read more…]
I’m always on the look-out for novel and interesting labs that are doing cutting-edge testing – especially in the light of working with chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease, autism-spectrum disorders, and autoimmune issues including PANS and PANDAS. Cyrex Labs have been around for a good while, but I’ve recently been learning more about their panels, and I’m liking their offerings. Lab testing for infections and autoimmunity is always a bit of a grey area especially when some infections suppress immune function and are hard to find.
Flower essences have been around for ages and play a valuable role in health. Perhaps the best known of all is Rescue Remedy, a blend of Bach flower essences. Rescue Remedy helps with stress and anxiousness and has a lovely, calming effect. [Read more…]
Most of the time I blog about things that I think will be interesting to you, my dear readers; because I want to contribute, and provide, and help … you. But today I’m just going to tell you a story – mostly because I want to write it and share it, the writing of the story becomes part of the process and the journey for me. Also because I want you to know who I am and what I’m passionate about. So today I’m talking about my journey back to horse love.
In part it’s an announcement: [Read more…]
For those of you who follow my blog for general health and nutrition tips, then I apologize in advance for today’s post. Today I am posting about a very specifically Lyme-related topic, and one about medications at that! But it’s important information to write about, given so many people are struggling to get adequate and appropriate treatment for a very debilitating, chronic condition. I’ve been doing some looking into IM Rocephin as an alternative to Bicillin and have got some encouraging information so far.
The ketogenic diet is gaining in popularity; people are finding themselves with more energy, a clearer head and less excess weight when they switch to it; but it can be hard to know what to eat on a ketogenic diet to stay in that optimal fat burning, energy-producing zone. Today I welcome guest blogger Amelia Johnson. Amelia is a writer/editor with an endless passion for bringing a lot of useful and trustworthy information to the community. She founded stayhealthyways.com, a blog dedicated to sharing quality articles related to health, nutrition, fitness, and beauty. [Read more…]
Last week I talked about the evil chemical glyphosate, and how detrimental it can be to our health. We talked about ways to test for it to evaluate our load in the body. Today I’m going to give you two ways to detoxify glyphosate from the body. To recap, glyphosate is the chemical found in the herbicide Round-Up, as well as being in over 700 products ranging from herbicides to household products. It can have many adverse effects on the health of one’s body, and may be a contributor to chronic health concerns including autism-spectrum disorders. [Read more…]
You might know glyphosate better as the chemical in the product RoundUp. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide – it was introduced in the 1970’s to kill weeds and has been widely used since then. In fact, glyphosate has been so widely used that many weeds and crops became resistant to it. Guess what Monsanto did then? They produced a genetically-modified glyphosate-resistant crops such as soy and corn that can grow even in the presence of the toxic chemical – what a smart business move for them. Glyphosate is now found in more than 700 different products, ranging from herbicides to household products. But what about the connection between glyphosate toxin and your health? Glyphosate is pretty evil all around; and in chronic health conditions where toxic load plays a significant role (which is about all of them) it might be worth investigating.