I’m kicking off a series of posts about detoxification for two reasons: Our world is more toxic than it has ever been. (I’m referring to physical toxins, although I could surely argue that there are a lot of mental and emotional toxins floating around as well. I mean, have you seen what’s going on with […]


In his Happy Living post about chronic illness, Dr. Tom Sult (a functional medicine MD) mentions that many of his patients with chronic illness have some sort of digestive issue, and that a common cause of gastrointestinal problems is a leaky gut. Let that sink in a minute. If you (or someone you love) is […]


In the first post about acid reflux (a.k.a., GERD, heartburn and indigestion), I outlined the conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that can manifest as that uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest or throat. I’m sure you were surprised, as I was when I heard it the first time, that acid reflux is usually not […]


Doesn’t it seem like everyone struggles with heartburn these days? Whether it’s once in a while or after every meal, many people have a burning sensation in their chest or throat or experience regurgitation of sour liquid into the throat or mouth. Ugh, it’s not even pleasant to describe in writing! As you are well […]


In my recent posts about constipation and diarrhea, I told you that one possible solution to both problems is more fiber. That may seem counter-intuitive that problems on the opposite ends of the same spectrum could have the same solution, but it’s true. And I promise you will be perfectly clear about how this works […]


Previously I posted about the large number of people who are living with constipation; and the reality is that there are a whole lot of people living with chronic diarrhea. In some ways chronic diarrhea is worse because it impacts your daily life by interfering with your ability to get things done and causing anxiety […]


Despite what your doctor, other healthcare practitioner, or well meaning person in your life may say, it is not healthy to have a bowel movement less than one time each day. Notice I’m not saying that it’s not “normal” to have a BM every 2, 3 or more days; I’m saying it’s not healthy. Let […]


In part 1 and part 2 of my supplements series, I told you how to decide if you need to take a supplement and then, if you do, how to pick a good one. Even with that information, you may still be wondering what to do. After all, it wasn’t exactly prescriptive! So, I thought […]



If you’ve read many of my blog posts, then you know that I don’t often talk about supplements. And because you are smart, I know that you know this is because food is usually the best way to get the nutrients our bodies need. After all, real food is wonderfully complex and each type comes […]

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