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Have you heard about the antioxidants in blueberries and green tea? Wait, that’s a silly question because I know you have. The better question is: do you have any idea what an antioxidant is and why it really matters? And perhaps the best question is: did you know that too many antioxidants can also cause […]


As I mentioned in my video overview of detoxification, there are loads of different nutrients needed to ensure the detoxification pathway can complete successfully. You see, micronutrients and phytonutrients are cofactors in enzymatic reactions, and without them these enzymes don’t function properly. Oh, wait… that’s probably not clear as a single sentence. So, let me […]


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 […]


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 […]




Earlier this year, I gave you my top 5 suggestions for where to begin with healthy eating. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so now as this post is not as useful if you aren’t already doing those things at least most of the time. If you are following those guidelines, then you […]


If you’re anything like me, you don’t particularly care for grocery shopping. You don’t like taking the time to go, the effort to walk the aisles and having to make decisions about what to purchase. On the one hand, you wish the store had just one version of whatever you need, so you could get […]


Cancer. What a terrifying word. And with good reason. In 2015, the National Institutes of Health estimate that 1.6 million new diagnoses of cancer will be made in the U.S. 1.6 million. That’s about 0.5% of the U.S. population. I get it doesn’t seem like a large percentage of people. And it may not be […]

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