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Infectious Disease

Travel Alert: Parasite Prevention You Must Do

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Follow these tips to bring home only memories. Your “healthy” sunscreen is packed. CHECK! Your wide brimmed hat is in the bag. CHECK! Even healthy snacks are now part of your travel accompaniments. But there’s one thing I bet will be forgotten on far too many of the approximately 1.7 billions trips  taken this year. No matter where your travels may lead you (even here in the USA) you need to be proactive Read More

Is it Safe to Drink the Water?

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Simple steps to purify the toxins you can’t see. We know that water is critical to our health and that our bodies are composed of over half water. In our toxic world with continually emerging news of contamination, we may be wondering what’s hiding itself in this clear liquid, what it’s doing to our bodies, and if there are any safe sources left. Most of us would cringe at the Read More

Nature’s Answer to Cancer

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The miracle cure I stumbled across on vacation. When I boarded the plane to St. Thomas, one of the beautiful Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, I had no idea what an unexpected discovery I’d be making! It had been a good 15 years since my last “real vacation,” and it was long overdue. I was looking forward to some relaxation on white sands, dips in the sparking blue water and Read More

Viral Vigilance

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10 Steps to Outsmart a Virus Viruses are everywhere in the news these days—and not just Ebola. Ten states have reported an outbreak of a mysterious flu-like virus causing severe respiratory illness in kids.  Enterovirus is now being investigated. In Kansas City, Missouri alone, more than 300 cases of respiratory illnesses were reported last month, according to the state Department of Health. In about 15% of the cases, children were placed Read More

When Digestive Acid Is Actually Good For You…

The right pH—especially in the stomach—goes a long way toward promoting wellness. You can’t turn on the TV without hearing about the dangers of too much stomach acid. But research reports that a little acidity helps protect humans from numerous diseases and unwanted conditions. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—like those purple pills you hear so much about on television—have been associated with pneumonia in a number of studies. That’s because stomach acid Read More

How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

H20 can equate to amoeba, pesticides, birth control pills, and rocket fuel. You probably know your tap water isn’t the best, but you might be surprised to hear that there may be more than 60,000 different chemicals in our water—like thyroid-impairing chlorine, fluoride, brominated byproducts, perchlorate (an ingredient found in rocket fuel), and heavy metals like iron, lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, and aluminum. And, the EPA only protects us from about 100 of these contaminants! According Read More

Superbugs at the Beach

Just when you thought it was safe… A new menacing hazard—bacteria—may be lurking in the water at your local beach. Although they are invisible to the naked eye, these bacteria can be vicious. According to this year’s report card from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the safety of more than 3,000 U.S. beaches, “there’s a silent and invisible danger” putting swimmers at risk of a number of bacterial and viral illnesses. The Read More

When Bacteria Go Bad…

Studies show superbugs may trigger the most fatal form of cancer. As a whole, bacteria play a very important role in protecting our health – our bodies contain trillions of bacteria and microorganisms that reside on our skin, in our mouths and especially in our digestive tract. Believe it or not, bacterial cells in the human body outnumber human cells 10 to one! However, modern medicine’s heavy antibiotic use not Read More

Green Drink for Natural Flu Prevention

Fight germs with chlorophyll-rich Fat Flush water—safe for winter detox. With trips to the Farmer’s Market and fresh garden produce months away, it seems that most of us just don’t get enough greens this time of year. I know I find myself leaning toward heartier veggies here in the harsh Northwest winter. And what greens I do buy in the produce section just don’t seem to look too appealing – Read More

Healing Winter Woes with Gentle Cell Salts

Ward off colds and flu with this natural remedy. With cooler temps setting in for the long winter season ahead (and snow falling here in the Northwest), immunity is definitely on my mind. In order to make sure my defenses are in tip-top shape, I’m already taking 5000 IU of flu-fighting Vitamin D daily, and ramping up my daily dose of antioxidants. In addition, I’ve been on the lookout for the Read More