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Why Mental Health Isn’t All In Your Head

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The environment outside of you has a direct impact on what’s going on inside your body, including your mental health. We have unknowingly created a world that disconnects us from everything we need to be healthy and happy, and replaced it with what makes us fat, sick, and depressed. Toxins are everywhere around us – in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Invisible Read More

Beating the Winter Blues – Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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If winter has you feeling down and cravings carbs, there are natural solutions that can help.  As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it can be hard to leave the comfort of your warm bed in the morning. But for some it goes beyond this, into the Winter Blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If you feel tired, depressed, anxious, and lethargic only in the winter months, 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

Take the Edge Off, Naturally

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Holistic anxiety and stress support. Let’s face it—we live during stressful times. These days, we can just turn on our televisions or login to any given social media and we are submerged into a barrage of instant news that is often upsetting and troubling. Plus, our lives seem to consistently move at seemingly a million miles per hour. Between worry for our world, finishing our to-do lists and planning for Read More

Mad About Magnesium!

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Why Your Magnesium Supplement Isn’t Measuring Up Magnesium is to minerals what vitamin D is to vitamins.  As the “master mineral” and superstar of over 300 key metabolic functions, it reigns supreme in the mineral kingdom. However, not all magnesium supplements are created equal.   If high blood pressure, leg cramps, migraines, anxiety, irritability, depression, heart disease, unstable blood sugar or insomnia are still challenging your well-being, read on… As the premiere heart mineral, Read More

Age-Defying Energy Strategy

Think and feel young—at any age. Years ago when I was nutritional director at the Pritikin Longevity Center, I had the opportunity to speak with a number of distinguished individuals—ambassadors, celebrities, CEOs, and former government officials who had traveled the world. I became intrigued by glowing reports from many of these people about an amazing anti-aging therapy. Not only did they report increased energy and mental clarity, but they also Read More

Acupuncture Hits the Spot

It’s effective for carpal tunnel, cramps, migraines, and more. Used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for at least 2,600 years, acupuncture can significantly reduce painful menstrual cramps—compared to pharmaceutical drugs or even herbal medicine. While the cause of cramps remains unknown, the pain, nausea, and bloating they can create each month keep 10% of women from going to work or going about their usual routines. An issue of the Journal Read More

How a Hug Can Protect Your Heart

What you and your blood pressure really need for Valentine’s Day. Love does far more than make the world go around. It helps remove plaque from the arteries, boosts the body’s immune response, relieves stress, and lengthens life. Do you have high blood pressure? A hug from a close friend or family member can lower hypertension. In fact, a  study at Brigham Young University shows that women who are “married with children” Read More

Is Your Cell Phone Zapping Your Thyroid?

Electropollution saps energy—and packs on pounds. January marks Thyroid Awareness Month, and according to my colleague, thyroid expert and patient advocate Mary Shomon, it’s estimated that as many as 40 million Americans may be suffering from undiagnosed or misdiagnosed thyroid conditions. While there are many factors that can affect thyroid function, I find one risk to be specifically concerning—electropollution! Mobile phones and wireless devices are everywhere these days. Even if you aren’t using your Read More

6 Feel-Good Foods to Improve Your Mood

How to eat your way out of stress…literally. Like it or not, what you eat makes a difference when it comes to your mental health. A study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that people with a diet high in processed foods had a 58% higher risk of depression than those who ate very few processed foods. While a poor diet can negatively impact your metabolism and brain chemistry, Read More