Why You Should Get Off Prescription Acid-Reducing Drugs, ASAP!

Why You Should Get Off Prescription Acid-Reducing Drugs, ASAP! If you have heartburn, acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease or any acid-related condition, chances are very high that you’ve been offered a prescription for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are among the most commonly prescribed drugs […]


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Watch Those Grains and Fruits

Watch Those Grains and Fruits Eating less fruits and no grains can be a fast track to reversing diabetes, losing weight and pushing back on auto-immune diseases.  Can everything be consumed in moderation?  Well that depends on where you are in your health journey.  One of the biggest reasons your blood sugar is still high […]


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What are nightshades and in which foods are they found?

What are nightshades and in which foods are they found? Nightshades-a description Nightshades are a diverse group of foods, herbs, shrubs, and trees that have fascinated scientists, doctors, and nutritionists for centuries. “Nightshade” is actually the common name used to describe over 2,800 species of plants, many with very different properties and constituents. All of […]


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Do You Know How to Burn Fat?

Do You Know How to Burn Fat? The question, “Do you know how to burn fat?”  seems deceptively simple to answer.  Most people would say, just eat less calories than you burn and you’ll use fat stores to make up the difference.  But they would be wrong so often that it’s ludicrous.  Here are some […]


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Dining-Out Guide

Dining-Out Guide While eating out is not ideal for maximum control over your wellness plan, it can be done with a little planning and creativity. If possible, glance at the restaurant’s menu before even arriving. Many restaurants offer online menus that you can peruse so that you can plan your meal in advance, just as […]


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Antacids Can Cause Ulcers and More

Antacids Can Cause Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chronic Inflammation, Leaky Gut, Food Allergies, Anemia, and More Your stomach is a very acidic environment, with its optimum pH at 2 or less (7 is neutral). This naturally acidic condition in the stomach serves many purposes. It helps to destroy bacteria, yeasts, and parasites. It allows the […]


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Dairy

DAIRY ANTIBIOTICS & HORMONES For the past 20 years, much of our nation’s milk has come from cows injected with a genetically engineered growth hormone. The hormone was introduced into our dairy in 1994 has two interchangeable names: recombinant bovine somatropine (rBST) and recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH). RBGH has dominated the milk market almost […]


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What to Pack When You’re About to Get Deserted on an Island

What to Pack When You’re About to Get Deserted on an Island I want to take you through a scenario of the top 10 foods I would choose if I were ever stranded on a desert island.  It’s a long shot that would ever happen, I know, but let’s just pretend for a moment.  I […]


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Your Hormones and Weight Loss

Of the some 50 hormones that circulate in the human body, there is not one that should be judged as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but all should rather be evaluated from a perspective of balance.  Some commonly found hormonal disregulations, such as insulin resistance, estrogen dominance, chronic high cortisol (aka – stress hormone), amongst others need […]


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