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

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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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Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

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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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Why low (not high) stomach acid causes your indigestion

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Conventional antacid propaganda says to neutralize stomach acid whenever you have signs of heartburn, indigestion, bloating… but… Taking antacids may temporarily stop the symptoms, but sets the stage for it to happen again, and again, and again… Low (not high) stomach acid is jeopardizing your health Approximately 90% of Americans produce too little stomach acid. And that means the contents of your …

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Minimize your allergies

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It is starting to be that time of year again: seasonal allergies time and our unseasonably dry winter and spring isn’t helping. If you’re one of the 50 million people in the United States who suffer from the sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes and itching of “allergic rhinitis” (hay fever), read on… The biggest clue, perhaps, as to …

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Inflammation: your back’s first line of defense

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Inflammation, our defense mechanism, our helpful friend… what ran amuck? Our  ancient defense mechanism, inflammation, is the first step in healing. After we injure ourselves or become invaded by harmful bugs, or even toxic chemicals, the front line of defense is this complex dance we call “inflammation”: It sends messages out to the body—messages through your nerves, changed hormones (chemical …

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Anti-inflammatory diet: Balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

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One of the most common causes of chronic inflammation is not having the right fats in your diet. Surprised? Maybe you thought I’d say sugar? Well, sugar is THE #1 cause, but here’s another rebalancing hint: The chronic imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in our diet—mostly due to relying on vegetable oils—is right up there causing our inflammatory woes. …

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Chronic pain breakthrough – What I learned from Alaska’s brown bears

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We trust our remedies, especially the sort in pill form, to the extent they are backed by peer reviewed clinical studies. While not so many of us consider the Alaska griz our “peers,”—pause for good-humored joking around…—bears are really smart. In fact, they seem to know some things we’ve forgotten. What’s this got to do with chronic pain? Read on Friday …

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Boost your thyroid hormones—Start with simple solutions

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Thyroid disease and thyroid hormone imbalance is one of the most common health problems we face today, especially women. This little, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of our necks affects our lives in so many ways. As the master control center for the metabolic functions of every single cell in your body, when even one of the half dozen or …

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