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Taming the Sugar Monster

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Sugar does NOT bring out the best in us. Researchers have tried to convince us that sugar doesn’t cause hyperactivity, but any mother or teacher can tell you that it certainly does. The problem with the research is it’s looking at the blood sugar, and that’s not where the problem lies. The trouble lies in the effect sugar has on your brain chemistry, and how it feeds Candida yeast overgrowth. Read More

The Dynamic Duo: The Keto-Bile Connection

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Healthy fats are the new nutrition superstar. The Ketogenic Diet has grown in popularity, thanks to its powerful weight loss effects. “Keto” is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet that transitions your body into burning fats as its primary fuel instead of carbs. This diet has been used medically for decades to control seizures, but now is becoming widely recognized for its many health benefits, and for good Read More

Beyond the Pill: Contraception Goes Digital

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Technology is changing the conversation around birth control for women. If you are one of the millions of women searching for safe, effective contraception, then this may be the most exciting thing you read all year. Natural Cycles has been approved as a class IIb medical device by a German-based certification organization, and was classified as a contraceptive in the European Union earlier this year. It is in the same Read More

Read My Lips: Face Reading for Health

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Your health is written all over your face. You can read your face like a book.  And that’s what my good friend and award-winning author Rebecca Wood did for me several weeks ago. I was so impressed, I asked her to share her face reading secrets with you. Here’s what she told me: Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed an uncanny and powerful system of correspondences between outward signs and the Read More

The Toxic Truth About MRI

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Marcie Jacob was a fighter. Her story starts in 2001, with her first MRI. She had a strong family history of breast cancer, and decided that regular MRI screening was her best option for prevention. Before each MRI, she was injected with a Gadolinium-based contrast agent, to make images as clear and detailed as possible. After only a few scans, she started experiencing unusual cognitive symptoms. Soon she found herself Read More

How to Take Charge of Lyme Disease and Live Your Best Life

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I was truly concerned. During the popular Parasite Summit I participated in recently , I didn’t realize how many of you are suffering with Lyme disease. When Lyme goes from the initial fatigue, fever, rash and body aches to become chronic and neurologic, it is one of the Mystery Diseases of the 21st century – difficult to diagnose and even more of a challenge to treat. I went in search Read More

Missing Minerals that Make Menopause Miserable

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Zap menopause symptoms and balance hormones. Key vitamins and minerals are a woman’s best friend to zap menopause symptoms and balance hormones. Thankfully supplying missing minerals and vitamins can help quell symptoms like anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, bloating, and irritability that are often the result of low tissue levels of a vitamin or mineral. The good news about symptoms caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies is that they can usually Read More

From Pritikin to Paleo Plus

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My weight loss plan journey. Discovering my unique weight loss plan and detox philosophy started over three decades ago in the month of October. That is why this time of year is always very special to me. It marks the anniversary of a monumental watershed moment in my career—second only to my meeting Dr. Hazel Parcells. As fate would have it, my path began around the dinner table in September Read More

Transforming Hormone Hell into Hormone Heaven

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“First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman shares her secrets for sailing through life’s hormonal transitions—whether you’re 18 years old or 80. Written By: Valerie Burke, MSN “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec I sat down with New York Times bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, to talk about her latest book, Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause. In this interview, Read More

A Savvy Tool for Safer Cellphone Use

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New EMF-shielding gadget alert. We can’t deny the ease and convenience that technology provides—but we are also becoming more and more aware of the emerging health risks. I’ve written about the hidden dangers of electromagnetic pollution in Zapped. Since the publication of this book, I have been on the radar of innovative companies creating protective lifestyle products. Many of these offer the benefits of high tech without the frightening risks. Read More