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 [...]

Fungus: The Invisible Illness

Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus and exists within most people in limited amounts in the digestive tract from the mouth to the rectum. It loves dark, moist places as all fungus does. In healthy people, candida albicans exists in small colonies and is kept balanced by the beneficial bacteria which co-exist with it. Health problems arise when, because of a variety of causes, the body’s defense capability becomes deficient or weakens. When this happens, the controls that usually keep [...]

MCT Oil ~ You want it in your life!

What is MCT oil? MCT simply stands for medium chain triglycerides, as opposed to long chain triglycerides (LCT), which are found in most foods. MCT is comprised of primarily caprylic and capric fatty acids, and is a light-yellow, odorless, translucent liquid at room temperature. MCT oil occurs naturally in coconut oil and other foods. Compared to longer-chain fats, MCTs are absorbed more easily since there’s less work for the body to do breaking apart carbon bonds. MCTs are smaller, so [...]

The Healing Crisis – what is it?

The process of natural healing sometimes includes a healing crisis, also known as the detox reaction, the cleansing reaction or the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. During a healing crisis, you can feel even worse than before you started your detox program. The good news is that this reaction is likely a sign that you’re getting better. Dr. Edward Group, DC NP says: “Environmental toxins accumulate in tissue throughout the body, especially fat tissue. Additionally, the human body has bacterial colonies. When you cleanse [...]

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 [...]

Oregano Leaf Tea

Every morning I like to have a cup of Oregano Leaf Tea. I buy it organic in bulk. Most of us use Oregano OIL… and yes – its mighty powerful! But the tea is a wonderful way to start your day, every day. Here are some of its benefits: First, Oregano Leaf is a wonderful anti fungal and antibacterial. A cupful of oregano tea is an excellent anti-bacterial dose for the entire day. This particular mountain herb consists of oils [...]

Homemade Bath Salts

Nourishing from the minerals, this bath salt recipe is so relaxing it should be used just before bed. An occasional soak in these salts can be done when feeling under the weather or generally exhausted. Recently I worked long hours outside and when I woke up the next morning my neck was ‘stuck’. I felt all jammed up – so I immediately got into a bath just like this and laid so that my shoulders/neck were in the water [...]

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 [...]