Detoxification is the means by which we rid our bodies of any chemicals that may be harmful to us. Some of those toxic products come in to our bodies from the environment, through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the liquids we consume; and yet others are made within us during the normal processes of metabolism. If we pay attention to our diet, we can maximize our nutrition for detoxification support. [Read more…]
I believe sugar is a true toxin. I also believe it is a drug – it is fully addictive. It might be odd to think that foods can have such a powerful impact on us, but I have seen so many people addicted to sugar and have many health issues because of it. [Read more…]
The thyroid gland is responsible for many cellular functions, but one of its main jobs is regulating metabolism. Many people have low thyroid function, which manifests as fatigue, feeling cold, difficulty losing weight, thinning hair, dry skin and hair, depression, and poor sleep quality.
Do these things sound familiar to you?
I am a huge advocate of protein smoothies first thing in the morning and encourage you to make it part of your nutrition plan. Here I will go over some of the benefits of protein smoothies, some sample recipes, as well as how to pick the right protein powder for you. [Read more…]
Eczema can be debilitating and both children and adults, but if you have a child with eczema, it’s terribly hard to to see them itching and uncomfortable. Topical creams typically do little to provide lasting relief. Here are three strategies to help a child with eczema that address the root cause: [Read more…]
In today’s medical environment, it is increasingly difficult to wade through the myriad of information available and decipher exactly what is involved in achieving optimal health. Most Americans have some health problems, many of which are medicated, but not actually treated at the root cause level. In other words, the symptoms are being treated, but not the underlying cause of disease. [Read more…]
One of the first things I do when working with kids on the autistic-spectrum is take them off gluten and dairy. In 80% of cases we see improvement. Many times when taking kids off these two major food categories, we have to wean off slowly, or they will have a withdrawal-type response. I have seen kids fiending for their favorite foods, having not only meltdowns, but true withdrawal symptoms. They look like drug addicts not getting their fix.
How is it possible that these foods can impact behavior and emotions so profoundly? [Read more…]