Sleep hygiene: Health depends on sleep

Sleep hygiene, n. conditions or practices to help get some sleep, feel great, have energy, and prevent disease. (Marie’s definition  😉 ) Less than adequate sleep (between 7.5-9 hours for an adult) is associated with diabetes and obesity—likely contributing to their development—along with other common chronic diseases. Healing and repairing occurs while you sleep. Good quality and quantity of sleep are …

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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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Detoxify your lymph

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The body’s second circulatory system, your lymph (a clear to slightly yellowish fluid, similar to the plasma in blood) flows through vessels—but unlike blood there is no heart to pump it. Specialized lymph nodes filter harmful substances and produce lymphocytes (a type of immune cell), a key portion of your immune system. Your tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are organs of the lymph system and …

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Cleanse your colon; heal your leaky gut

Intestine damage and leaky gut

All disease begins in the gut.” ‒Hippocrates As true today as when it was first said 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand how connected our gut health is to practically every health situation from autism spectrum disorder, to chronic fatigue syndrome, to eczema, to obesity, and of course indigestion and yeast infections. While recent research is …

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