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Understanding Toxicity 3 – Genes and Gene Expression

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Understanding Toxicity 3 – Genes and Gene Expression

In part 2 of this series–Understanding Toxins – Detoxification Capacity,  you learned that removing toxins is different for everyone.  You also learned three things you can do right now to help increase your rate of detoxification.  In this post, you will learn how effectively the body manages toxins through gene expression. Did you know genes and gene expression regulate sensitivity? – Genetics – The speed with which you’re genetically programmed (built) to remove toxins There are fast, medium, slow, and ultra-slow...

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Understanding Toxicity 2 – Detoxification Capacity

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Understanding Toxicity 2 – Detoxification Capacity

In the previous post, Understanding Toxicity – Exposure, you learned that toxic exposure is one of the four factors that determine how your body handles foreign substances.  In this post, we will cover the second factor:  detoxification capacity.  You will even learn how to increase your rate of detoxification. Factor 2 – Your detoxification capacity – Effective workload (or throughput) Like a pump’s capacity to transfer water, the volume of a toxin that your liver, kidneys, skin, and lymph system are able to move tells you...

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Understanding Toxicity 1 – Exposure

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Understanding Toxicity 1 – Exposure

Welcome to this 4-part series that will walk you briefly through understanding toxins.  In this series, you will learn the rate new toxins are added to the body–the detox system’s first challenge (exposure), how the rate of toxin removal influences your overall health (detox capacity), how toxic responses get passed to future generations (genes and gene expression), and finally, how hyper-reactivity to toxins can amplify their overall effect within us (immune response).  Let’s get started. Toxicity is your body’s response to...

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The Human Digestive Tract

Posted by on 10:39 pm in 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Other | 0 comments

The Human Digestive Tract

What the human digestive tract looks like The human digestive tract is a 30-foot-long tube, with lots of folds and bends, of varying surfaces and purposes, that runs from the mouth to the anus.  Centered around the small intestine, extending upward to the stomach, downward to the large intestine, and sideways to the supporting organs, the “gut” as we call this area is the foundation of human health or disease. Focusing in on where the action’s happening, we find a semi-permeable section of the gut called the small intestine that serves as our...

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Introduction to Toxicity

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Introduction to Toxicity

  Did you know there’s an all-out war going on in your body right now? Every day, your body is fighting desperately to get rid of toxins faster than you’re taking them in.  It’s a never-ending struggle between sickness and health; life and death. No one on the planet is unaffected.  And if you’re on the ADD/GAPS spectrum, it’s a good bet your detox and elimination systems have either fallen behind, or are somewhere in the process of collapsing altogether. What you may not know is many of these bottlenecks in detoxification may take many...

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Boost Your Immune System With Antiviral Foods

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Boost Your Immune System With Antiviral Foods

  How does a person stay away from the more than 400 different viruses that cause infection?  The best way is to use antiviral herbs and foods to help your body fight back successfully and quickly.  Four of my favorite antiviral “superfoods” are found in this post. This year we’ve been bombarded with news reports, signs and advertisements to jump on board the flu shot train and get the annual influenza vaccination.  The only problem with this is that it’s only 80 percent effective with all the strains that are out...

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Introduction to the Microbiome

Posted by on 7:33 am in 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Other, Toxins | 0 comments

Introduction to the Microbiome

Today I’d like to give you an introduction to your microbiome.  As you will learn, they play a huge role in shaping who we are. The human digestive tract houses bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, molds, protozoa, and worms totaling about five pounds, and numbering in the trillions. When referring to their community, we now call this mass of microbes our “microbiome.”  And when referring to their category, we call them either “gut flora,” “microflora” (old names), “microbiota” (new name), or simply “microbes.” Together, your microbiome...

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Cooking Foods In a Healthier Way

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Cooking Foods In a Healthier Way

Cooking foods in a healthier way is just as important as what and when you eat.  There are many ways you can use basic cooking methods and less fat when preparing your favorite dishes.  These minor changes will go a long way to help you achieve your weight management and health goals. Below are healthier cooking options that you can explore instead of frying foods.  These methods will help to retain nutrients and flavors in foods far more effectively.  You’ll also find that not only are they healthier, but faster as well.  A little...

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Posted by on 3:37 pm in 3- Nutritional Well Being, Gluten-Free, Other | 0 comments

Flourless Chocolate Torte

I absolutely LOVE chocolate…creamy, thick, rich, and smooth.  This gluten-free flourless chocolate torte provides all of those things…and more.  If you haven’t tried this, or similar recipe AND you LOVE a rich chocolate dessert, you must try this recipe. Have you ever wished for a small piece of something semi-sweet and velvety smooth?  All I want are a few bites…okay maybe more like six.  I will agree to add some fresh berries but don’t even think about adding whipped cream or anything else that will take away...

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10 Things That Will Bring “Sexy” Back Into Your Relationship

Posted by on 3:12 pm in 1- Emotional Well Being, 5- Social Well Being, Other, Stress Management | 0 comments

Does your relationship need a reboot?  If you’re like me, you may have found that keeping the “sexy” in your relationship with your spouse or partner can be quite a challenge. Men can be just as challenging as raising a 2-year-old. I think there’s a good reason why the writer of “The Jungle Book” refers to the human baby boy as a “Man Child.”  I think it’s because men never seem to grow up.  Or may it’s because they have such selective hearing and reasoning, which happens at selective times.  I don’t know about you, but I married a great guy...

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