Milk & Dairy: Is it Essential?

A study from Harvard has echoed what integrative physicians have been saying for years: “There is little if any reason to give a child a bottle or glass of cow’s milk.” Published in JAMA Pediatrics, Harvard-trained pediatrician David Ludwig and Harvard physician and nutritionist Walter Willett challenge the commonly touted arguments for consuming dairy. [1]

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Are You Addicted To Gluten?

What Is Gluten? Gluten refers to the proteins found in a cereal grain’s endosperm. The endosperm is the tissue produced inside seeds that is ground to make flour. Gluten both nourishes plant embryos during germination and later affects the elasticity of dough, which in turn affects the chewiness of baked products. It is actually composed

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How & Why To Remove Caffeine?

You wake up groggy and the caffeine kicks you in to high gear… Sounds good right? Wrong! Our goal is to wake up refreshed and ready to embrace the day with natural food, water and movement.  Relying on stimulants can only further mask existing adrenal dysfunction and chronic fatigue. Over the long term, this can

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What Is Wrong With Eggs?

“Where do you get your protein?” is the most common question I hear, but next on the list is: “What’s wrong with eggs?” Eggs have zero dietary fiber, and about 70 percent of their calories are from fat—a big portion of which is saturated.  They are also loaded with cholesterol—about 213 milligrams for an average-sized

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The Dangers Of Soy

There are 3 substances found in soy that are best to be avoided. 1. Goitrogens  Compounds that inhibit the thyroid’s ability to utilize iodine correctly which could lead to hypothyroid problems.  2. Protease Inhibitors (Trypsin Inhibitors) These toxins block the action of enzymes that have the responsibility of digesting certain proteins, but it can also

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Transform Your Life Without Sugar

Are You Addicted To Sugar? Lab tests have shown that quitting sugar can lead to withdrawal symptoms, cravings and relapse just like any other addictive drug. Why Is It So Addicting? Sugar floods the brain with dopamine just like cocaine and other drugs. A high sugar diet is also one of the major causes of

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What About Protein In Vegetables?

What Is Protein Good For? • Builds muscles • Repairs tissue • Produces hormones and enzymes essential for regulating body processes • Adequate amounts of protein can prevent disease • Provide energy for daily living • Improve brain function and focus How Much Protein Is Adequate? Most people in North America are getting enough protein

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Beginners Guide To Detoxing

What To Expect During Your First Week The first day you may feel a slight discomfort by having changed your regular mode of eating, but do not allow this to disturb you, for it is natural.  On about the 3rd or 4th day, the bowels and kidneys should begin to move  freely.  Toxic material will

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The Importance Of An Elimination Diet

What Is An Elimination Diet? An elimination diet is a short-term eating plan that eliminates certain foods that may be causing allergies and other digestive reactions.  After several weeks or months, you can re-introduce the foods you eliminated one at a time in order to determine which foods your body tolerates or rejects.  When Should

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What You Need To Know About Candida

What Is Candida? Candida is a medical term used when a patient has an overgrowth of a natural yet harmful yeast species in their digestive system. This can result in a weakened immune system, digestion issues, chronic vaginal yeast infections, liver and bowel function issues and can lead to skin rashes. There are approximately 150

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Intermittent Fasting Disclaimer

People with advanced diabetes or who are on medications for diabetes, people with a history of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, and pregnant or breastfeeding women should not attempt intermittent fasting unless under the close supervision of a licensed physician.

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