Could the Foods You Eat Be Making You Sick?

COULD THE FOODS YOU EAT BE MAKING YOU SICK?? If you suffer from fatigue, malaise, headaches, difficulty losing weight, insatiable food cravings, food addictions, trouble concentrating, or simply that run-over-by-a-truck feeling that you just can’t shake, you may have food sensitivities that you are not aware of. According to the experts, the rate of food reactions is consistently increasing. Poor diet, stress, trauma, infection, chemicals, drugs, environmental toxins and genetic predisposition are possible contributing factors to the development of food […]
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Disordered eating: is it all in the mind?

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task. Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed. But there is also a strong physiological component that is overlooked in many medical circles. By taking a look at various body systems, we can assess where […]
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Nutrition for Digestive Health

Nutrition for Digestive Health Candida overgrowth is getting to be a more and more prolific problem. Our diets are getting higher and higher in sugar – I am staggered how many people I see ordering a Venti, Caramel Frappuccino as their regular daily drink at Starbucks!! Even a soy chai latte (seemingly “healthy” right?!) contains a whopping 48 grams of sugar for a grande size at Starbucks. The single most important factor in maintaining a healthy gut environment and preventing […]
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Detoxification and Your Health

Detoxification and Your Health Our body, although perfect in design, was never designed for what it is subjected to today. We live in a polluted environment – our food, drink and even the air we breathe are all contaminated with chemicals. In fact, according to Environmental News Network, 2000, U.S. industry releases about 24 billion pounds of toxic substances annually. There are also toxins that we are exposed to in our everyday lives, such as chemicals in cleaners, perfumes and […]
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Controlling Epstein-Barr Virus Using Larrea Tridentata

Controlling Epstein-Barr Virus (the Mononucleosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Virus) using Larrea Tridentata Introduction Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is the virus responsible for causing infectious mononucleosis (“mono”), otherwise known as glandular fever. The virus is widespread globally, with 75% of U.K. adults infected. 50% of infections in adolescents and young adults may be due to EBV. EBV has also been linked with other, more serious conditions such as Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, as well as B-cell lymphomas in patients with […]
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition that presents a wide array of symptoms and associated illnesses. Tiredness is the most recognized but certainly not the only symptom. CFS has been defined as “a virally induced, cytokine-mediated psychoneuroimmunologic disorder that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals.”(1) This definition reflects one certain aspect of CFS – it does not have one clear cause, nor one clear pattern of manifestations or one simple treatment regime. Certainly a comprehensive and multicausal […]
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Bioidential Hormone Replacement

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT Millions of women today experience some kind of health issue relating to their hormones, ranging from premenstrual moodiness or sugar cravings, to severe hot flashes and sleep problems during menopause. Infertility and miscarriages are becoming more and more common. And while more and more women are searching for solutions, frequently the only solution offered to them by their doctors is to put artificial hormones into their body to relieve their symptoms. Hence the millions of prescriptions for […]
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The Importance of Adrenal Health in Athletic Performance

The Importance of Adrenal Health in Athletic Performance As athletes, we often subject our bodies to far greater levels of stress than the average person in pursuit of our goals. While in some ways this may be a necessary part of our training regimens, it can have far-reaching ramifications on many aspects of our health. Much of it starts with the adrenal glands, which can be thought of as the stress management centers of our bodies. The inner part of […]
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