Health

Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

Sucrose, the third primary type of sugar, is otherwise known as cane sugar, beet sugar, or just plain old table sugar. While a lot of ink has been spilled on the evils of this sort of sugar, it’s not the sugar itself that is such a problem, but rather the way it’s been processed. Sucrose…

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Quick Tips For Beautiful Eyes

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Quick Tips For Beautiful Eyes

We women love to direct attention to our eyes. We highlight them with rainbow colors and inky black lines. We surround them with stylish eye-glass frames, making each a tiny work of art. We even resort to botox, collagen, and other invasive methods, all in the hope of keeping our eyes looking young and beautiful.…

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The Dirtier The Better

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Dirtier The Better

Our civilized, modern approach to life has had dramatic and significant impact on our overall health in very undesirable ways. Autoimmunity and obesity, just to name a few, are on the rise which has continued to gain the attention of researchers all over the world. And what they’re finding is no surprise. The answers lie…

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Fructose – The Bad Kid

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Fructose – The Bad Kid

We have covered glucose, the body’s preferred fuel (and the brain’s only fuel). If this were school and we were grading papers, glucose would get an A+. Then there’s fructose, that obnoxious kid who sits in the back of the class and makes faces at the teacher. And pulls all the girls’ hair. And always…

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The Skinny on Glucose

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Skinny on Glucose

Sugar. Most of us love it. We’re meant to love it; if we weren’t, why would our tongues have dedicated sweet receptors? So, sugar is not the enemy, no matter what the fad diet doctor of the moment would have us believe. The problem is that for most of human history, our access to sweets…

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Miracle of Bone Broth

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Miracle of Bone Broth

There are blogs written all over this country singing the praises of bone broth.  It is easy to see why this simple, yet amazing food is finally catching the attention of many top nutritional experts even though bone broth has been used for centuries to heal, rebuild, strengthen and detoxify. But with the introduction of…

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The Importance of Bitters

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Importance of Bitters

What Are Bitters? Bitters have been part of traditional cultures for thousands of years as evidenced by the consumption of an aperitif, a bitter drink enjoyed just before a meal. It was thought that these strong-tasting cocktails would stimulate digestion, specifically in the stomach, helping to reduce any after-meal discomfort. In western cultures, we have…

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Breast Cancer Protection

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Breast Cancer Protection

As the leading cause of cancer in women, breast cancer awareness has become a national movement. October is the only time of the year you will find grown men wearing pink T-shirts or pink bands proclaiming “I Love Breasts” around their wrists. Countless numbers of individuals and non-profit organizations, including the well-known Susan G. Komen…

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The Dangers of Bioidentical Hormones

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Dangers of Bioidentical Hormones

The use of ‘bioidentical hormones’ has become somewhat of an epidemic. The internet is loaded with websites boasting the miraculous benefits of using bioidenticals for just about anything including weight loss, anti-aging, insomnia and of course ‘hormone-balancing.’ Men are now in the cross-hairs of the ‘Low-T” marketing campaign which conveniently describes their most common symptoms…

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Heart Afire: The Fire Element

February 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Heart Afire: The Fire Element

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart. The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and…

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