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Are Parasites Making You Fat and Tired?

The epidemic that can trigger weight gain, hinder digestion and zap energy. Over 20 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.” And that assertion couldn’t be truer today. A focus of my work since my book Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites Read More

If Someone I Loved Had Diabetes

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I’d Help Them Lose Weight for Keeps. Over 10 percent of American adults have diabetes—a figure that doubled in the last few decades. Since obesity is the major reason for Type 2 diabetes, this epidemic is clearly growing and over 84.1 million Americans are considered “prediabetic” (according to the CDC). Jaw-dropping new statistics find that over 36% off American adults are obese (30 or more pounds overweight)! In addition to diabetes, 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

A Tribute to the Woman Who Changed My Life

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Honoring the timeless Dr. Hazel Parcells. Anyone who knows me or has followed my career surely knows about my deep admiration and respect for my mentor, Dr. Hazel Parcells—who lived to be 106! Yesterday she would have turned 118 and I honestly thought that she would live that long! I had the absolute privilege of working with Dr. Parcells personally—and soaked up all of the wisdom that she shared. She Read More

Want Cellular Antennas Outside Your Home?

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There’s a bill in the works that you need to know about. I had already written another blog for today and then I received an important email from a dear friend. Something frightening is happening in California—and if it happens there, your state very well may be next! The California Alliance for Safer Technology, a consortium of health and environmental advocates, physicians, non-profit leaders, attorneys and government officials is presently Read More

Introducing EMF Jewelry

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Protect your body from the environment. They say, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” When my friend and top medical researcher/writer Val Burke came to visit this summer, she surprised me with a gift of handcrafted jewelry with my initials. You see, Val is also a jewelry artist, and I love the necklace and earrings she made for me! During our visit, I explained how there is a huge need Read More

My Intro to the World of Parasites

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How I discovered this hidden epidemic. If you’re one of the many who caught me on the Parasite Summit, thank you for tuning in! I hope you’ve left this summit feeling that you’re on a bright path towards discovery, health and healing. For those of you just getting to know me—or those of you who don’t know my story—I’d like to share how I became acquainted with this hidden epidemic Read More