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Pain and the Nightshade Family

Pain and the Nightshade Family

As the temperature starts to drop, aches and pains become more prevalent. But did you know that eliminating certain foods could reduce joint and muscle pain and inflammation. Solanaceae species or more commonly called the “deadly nightshade family include tomatoes, potatoes, (except yams and sweet potatoes), all types of peppers,(except peppercorns like black pepper), eggplant, [...]

Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers

Forget the vampires! What about those creepy crawling things that could be lurking inside? Ranging from barely visible to easily seen by the naked eye, parasites could be sucking your energy out of you. Sound scary? Protozoa are microscopic one cell organisms that can cause inflammation of the small intestines and interfere with the absorption [...]

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

For many of you, Halloween candy will find its way into your grocery cart soon. But how do you choose the lesser of evils when it comes to your health? Two of the biggest villains to look for are partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. If you read the words partially hydrogenated oil [...]

Apples and Enzymes

Apples and Enzymes

When was the last time you ate raw food? I’m talking about fresh, uncooked enzyme rich fruits, vegetables and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and yogurt. What are enzymes and why are they important to our health? Enzymes are proteins, composed of amino acids produced in the human body and all animals and plants. Our [...]

Could it be Adrenal Fatigue?

Could it be Adrenal Fatigue?

Do you wake up tired and need caffeine to get going? Do you have a tendency to gain weight and a hard time bouncing back from illness? You may be pushing your adrenals to the brink of exhaustion. Emotional stress, illness, surgeries, chemical pollutants, junk food, sugar, too much caffeine, poor nutrition, and lack of [...]

The Power of Magnesium

The Power of Magnesium

Let’s start out with an essential mineral that over half the American population is deficient in. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral found in the body. It is a natural calcium channel blocker and helps lower blood pressure. Deficiencies in magnesium can manifest as insomnia, depression, poor digestion, cardiac arrhythmia and high blood pressure, [...]

Love the Dandelions

Love the Dandelions

Early mornings are a great time to do some weeding and be one with nature. I try to work mostly in the shade and eventually get in 10-15 minutes of vitamin D boosting sunshine without burning my hide up too much. Besides the benefits of horticultural order, getting out in your yard gives you the [...]