Hidden Sugars & Inflammatory Grains

Conventional advice has focused on low-fat diets for weight loss and heart disease prevention, but again and again, researchers are confirming that refined carbohydrates from sugars and grains is the primary culprit behind skyrocketing obesity rates, along with related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Historical data also clearly shows that when indigenous cultures abandon their traditional diets for a Western style diet high in sugar and flour, they inevitably begin to suffer these health problems, even [...]

Constipation – What You Need to Know

What, exactly is constipation? Every single day here at my office I hear what people believe constipation is. Some people think having a bowel movement every three days is normal, and others think a movement every single morning is proof they have healthy bowels. The word constipation means “to press or crowd together, to pack, to cram”. This would mean that packed accumulation of feces in the bowel makes evacuation difficult. With the large intestine or colon being approximately 5 [...]

Grain Free Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS: 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork ¼ cup raw honey or organic maple syrup 4 eggs ¼ cup organic grass-fed butter 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup coconut milk ½ cup coconut flour ½ cup tapioca starch ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp aluminum free baking powder ½ tsp Himalayan salt ½ tsp cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 365 F. Prepare a small bread loaf or muffin pans by greasing liberally with butter. By hand or with an electric mixer, combine the bananas, sweetener, eggs, butter, vanilla and coconut milk. In a separate [...]

Common Drugs Hurt Your Brain

Benadryl, Demerol, Dimetapp, Dramamine, Paxil, Unisom and VESIcare… any of these ring a bell with you? As a health practitioner for 14 years I hear stories every single day of why one of these drugs (or others) are needed on a daily basis. When I question further about the exact symptoms and when they began – that is where things become muddy. Sometimes so many dominoes have fallen, that it is hard to find our way back to the [...]

Hemorrhoids and You

Hemorrhoids are veinous cushions around the anal opening which can be internal or external. Almost 50% of the Western population develops unhealthy hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, and in my profession I see the condition daily. Symptoms can be – swelling, itchiness, bleeding, irritation and pain. It can make life very uncomfortable – traveling, driving – sitting anywhere becomes an issue. Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the lower rectum and wall of the anus. It happens [...]