Is low energy really adrenal fatigue? Autoimmune? Or something else?

Tired? Is fatigue really because you’re not sleeping? Or is “can’t sleep” another symptom that it’s something else? Wake up feeling OK, but having a mid-afternoon slump? Burned out? Sure, we all know this feeling well—maybe all too well as we live a fiery, fast-paced life. Yet the blogosphere will tell you it’s either adrenal fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, or thyroid …

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Does cholesterol cause heart disease? Is the “lipid hypothesis” true?

The “Diet Heart” theory: Very early research in animals suggests the idea that eating fat could raise blood lipids and, therefore, cause health problems. But work in people started with Ancel Keys’ National Diet-Heart study. Keys’ threw out data from 15 of 22 countries to publish the now infamous Seven Countries study. Throwing out data is bad science and a terrible foundation for National …

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Beating Cancer

cancer cell

Age-old wisdom tells us to eat a high plant diet, meats from the wild or pastured, be active every day, limit alcohol consumption, and avoid the health risks of obesity and metabolic syndrome. A cancer diagnosis is not too late; starting these habits helps prevent and makes treatment more effective. But age-old wisdom never needed to address sugar. Our ancestors rarely …

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Chronic pain, inflammation and health problems: The new approach

Consider this scenario: A bout with “food poisoning” that lead to swollen lymph nodes and then a diagnosis of strep throat. The antibiotics made the symptoms worse. She was next referred to an internist, who declared the problem mental, not physical. The internist referred her to a psychiatrist who said she was mentally healthy who referred her back to an …

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Calcium: What’s best for your bones and life?

Marie Cecchini Sternquist, MS

You need calcium for life. Although 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is stored in those strong bones and teeth, calcium is kept within a very tight concentration in your blood to support nearly every process in our bodies. Calcium helps our blood cells form, is required for clotting, is used by all of our electrical cells (nerves …

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Candida overgrowth? Yeast? Thrush?

Persistant yeast imbalances (Candida comes in many species) can cause a host of symptoms. Candida overgrowth can range from, urinary tract infections (UTIs) in one person to fatigue, tongue coatings, skin rashes & eczema, brain fog, emotional rollercoasters, and other functional problems in others. Yet, yeast are present in everyone’s body; usually helping you with vital functions: Part of your …

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Have the health you want—understanding healing reactions

Today I don’t feel good. Doc, I’ve been working my program. All of the sudden I started feeling bad last night and today I’ve been in-and-out of the bathroom. There’s something going around at (work, school, all the kids have ‘it’…) I hear this sometimes. Clinically, these healing reactions are very meaningful and we always make room on our schedule for …

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Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

knee injury runner

I used NSAID’s for way too long, for every pain, to try to reduce inflammation and swelling… now I’ve learned these anti-inflammatory drugs may be why I have a gastric ulcer. –Gabe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are common pain-killers available in over-the-counter doses as well as stronger, prescription-only, anti-inflammatory formulations. I thought it was safe to take aspirin and Ibuprophen. …

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Surviving imbalanced hormones

“I need to balance my hormones” says Kathryn, a member of my Eating to Restore Balance group. “My doctor says I need hormone replacement to feel better, do I really have to do that? Or is there a natural way?” “I’m having night sweats, day sweats, emotional, teary and anxious. But worst of all, in the last 6 months I’ve …

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