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Let’s Talk About Poop

This article has been updated. It was originally posted August 2014.

Do you talk about poop at the dinner table? We did when I was growing up. My Mom, being a Naturopathic Doctor, asked each one of us if we had a good bowel movement that day.

I continued the tradition in my family.

Your poop can tell you a lot about your body. How often you go, how long it takes you, and what it looks like in the toilet are all clues. If your bowel movements are off, you are more likely to get sick – becoming more susceptible to germs and other more chronic conditions. Your stools are also a good indication if you are eating appropriately.

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What To Do When Bitten: A Quick Lyme-related Protocol

There is a homeopathic protocol available to help curb Lyme disease symptoms, if you believe you were exposed to a tick or other biting insect recently or in the last few months. Made popular by Homeopath Joette Calabrese, this is a great way to protect your body from long term affects after a possible exposure.

This protocol is most effective if taken within 3 to 6 month of the bite/exposure, so if exposure occurred within that time frame it is not too late to follow the protocol now. (If your exposure has been longer or you have other complicated health issues, it is best to work with a Lyme-literate health professional to determine a customized protocol.**) Continue reading

TEETH 101: Healthy Teeth and Gums Indicate a Healthy Body

Most people do not realized that their teeth are windows to their overall health.

Did you know that each tooth in your mouth represents a different part of your body? Your teeth are connected by energy pathways to different organs and glands as well is different vertebrae, muscles, joints, sinus organs and even emotions. In fact, everything in your body is interconnected.

That means that if you are having problems with your teeth, like a cavity or infection, you need to address your teeth as well as other specific parts of your body. And, vice versa. If you are having unexplainable health problems, you should also consider your teeth. Unhealthy teeth and/or improper dental work can compromise your health.

There are many aspects to consider when it comes to teeth. It is much more than running to the dentist every time you have a problem. If you know what to look for, your teeth can give you clues to your overall health and what you need to address in your body.

I learned some things the hard way. My hope is that you do not have to. Let me show you how to look at your teeth in a different way.

In this article, I will explain the close relationship between the teeth and the rest of the body. In a future article, I will discuss the pros and cons of various dental procedures and how to select a good dentist. Continue reading

How to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer – 7 Key Things to Consider in Your Daily Life

astroblu-216We are all susceptible to cancer. In fact, each of us has cancer cells in our body on a regular basis. If your immune system is strong, it keeps these cancer cells in check. The good news is that there are many things we can do to keep our immune system strong and help prevent cancer as well as other chronic illnesses.

Below are 7 key things to consider. Be sure to take the cancer quiz too (see inset below)!

1 – Reduce Your Toxins
Environmental toxicity is estimated to cause 3/4 of all cancers. Babies come into the world today with over 200 chemical toxins in their body and we continue to accumulate toxins throughout our lifetime.

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Have the Flu or Stomach Bug? – Use Natural Remedies and Come Back Strong

There is a myriad of illnesses going around right now. This invariably occurs each year as we move towards Spring, when the weather and temperatures keep fluctuating. . . .flu, congestion, stomach virus, sore throat, fever.

In my family, two of us had a stomach bug recently. The good news is that we both recovered from the worst of it in about 24 hours – using natural remedies. I wanted to share some of the things we typically do when we get “under the weather” in the hopes that it will help you. Continue reading

Leaky Gut – Do You Have It?

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Hippocrates, the physician known as the father of western medicine, knew it years ago when he said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Today, having a “leaky gut” is more common than you think. Also known as intestinal permeability, leaky gut occurs when the lining of your intestinal track is compromised and allows toxic food particles, environmental chemicals, and bacterial waste to leak through the gut lining, causing problems in other parts of your body. Below we will look at the common triggers of a leaky gut as well as the many health issues that can result, including autoimmune disease which is closely linked to having a leaky gut. The good news it that a leaky gut can typically be corrected if you are willing to make the necessary changes. Included below are some steps you can start taking today. Continue reading

Why to go Gluten-Free – Part 1


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What is all the hype about gluten? Have you been wondering if you should start eating gluten-free? If you find that you have unexplainable health problems or multiple food sensitivities, you need to read this. More often than not, a person who is gluten-sensitive has seen an endless line of doctors with few results.

This two-part blog post will discuss the why’s and how’s of “going gluten-free.” In this article, I will discuss gluten in detail, explaining the various ways gluten can affect your health and well being. In Part 2, I will explain the steps to take as you remove gluten (and other culprit foods) from your diet. You will learn the many places that gluten can hide and be given suggested food replacements and menu ideas. Most people feel better when they remove gluten from their diet. However, if you are dealing with health issues, eating a gluten-free diet will accelerate the healing process. Removing gluten especially helps with digestive issues, allergies, brain-related issues, and autoimmune diseases, but there is so much more. Continue reading