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The Real Motivations Behind GMO’s

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The Real Motivations Behind GMO’s

GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms, are becoming a real problem in the U.S. and are contributing to a number of illnesses and deaths.  Even though they are a known health concern, why does the U.S. continue to modify our food today?  These are questions that have been asked for years, with few answers. For the last 50+ years, genetic engineering has been promoted as the solution to end… World hunger (i.e. yield). Malnutrition (i.e. nutrient content). Herbicide and pesticide use. Disease and pest resistance. Environmental...

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Effective Protocols for Dealing With the Flu

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Effective Protocols for Dealing With the Flu

I’ve had a number of people ask me what I do to stay healthy and how have I avoided the flu bugs.  So in this post, I’m going to share with you easy protocols for staying healthy daily.   You can find most of the supplements listed below at any natural food store.  Please don’t purchase nutritional supplements from a drug store or market.  If you want some recommendations, just let me know.  I am a firm believer in purchasing quality nutritional supplements after I’ve done some thorough research. Why take supplements?...

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Understanding Toxins 4 – Immune Reactions

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Understanding Toxins 4 – Immune Reactions

Here we are at the end of our 4-part “Understanding Toxicity” series.  We’ve explored how to determine what your body’s reactions might be when exposed to toxins.  Now we’ll take you full circle in the cycle of toxicity. Immune reactions Your immune system develops reactions to substances it’s not equipped to handle on top of the preceding phenomena.  Specifically, an immune reaction is when the body produces antibodies to fight an unwelcome/harmful substance. It continually sees something in...

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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...

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The Human Digestive Tract

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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...

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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 Digestive Repair, Energy Renewal, Environmental Toxins, General Wellness, Nutritional Nourishment, Physical Movement | 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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