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Bread, Beer and Bagels…Could They be Causing Your Joints to Ache? (And, what about depression or anxiety?)

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A 42 year-old, first time client complained of arthritis so bad he could not walk down the flight of stairs to my office. After reluctantly removing all gluten from his diet, he was shocked to discover he had 80% less pain … and in one week. Two other clients, both in their 30’s showed up in my office the same week with a severe skin breakout all over their bodies. After removing gluten and adjusting

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7-Ways to Shift Your Energy and Mood and Transform your Life in 2014!

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1) Forgiveness: Forgiveness is a powerful practice. It heals our hearts. One way to finish off one year and begin the next is to try to eliminate some baggage that drags us down. Let’s not carry that old stuff into a new year. Forgive what you or others have done either consciously or unconsciously. I like to start with myself- what do I need to forgive myself for from last year and let it go?

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Wait! Don’t Stop Taking Your Fish Oil Supplements!

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Yet again, the news media was all-abuzz with irresponsible over-reporting of misleading information. The headlines went something like: Fish Oil Supplements Linked To Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer. The media frenzy was about a recently released “analysis” of a very small subgroup of study participants suggesting that omega-3 fatty acid levels in the blood were linked to increased risks of prostate cancer. This “analysis” was conducted by researchers from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer

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Can Acid Reflux Drugs Cause Heart Disease?

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Yet another red flag is raised about a class of drugs used by millions of people. Methodist Hospital researchers out of Houston Texas found that PPI’s (proton pump inhibitors) used to treat acid reflux, heartburn and GERD, caused blood vessels to constrict. If continued for a long period of time, this could lead to high blood pressure, a weakened heart and heart disease. One possible cause of this effect is the suppression of the production

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Troubling Symptoms? Could it Be Your Thyroid?

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Some of the most common complaints clients have when they first come to me include the following: fatigue, weight gain or inability to lose weight, hair loss, digestive issues, hormonal issues, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, insomnia, depression, anxiety, worsening allergies and heart palpitations. Amazingly an improperly or poorly performing thyroid is a plausible suspect for every one of these symptoms!? What is the thyroid? It is a small butterfly shaped gland located at the

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MEN: Do You Know What May Falsely Elevate your PSA Test?

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Is PSA worth testing? There is a current controversy about whether it should be used as a diagnostic tool for detecting prostate cancer. Because a rising PSA usually leads to more invasive testing, which is more often negative for cancer, some authorities are questioning the wisdom of regular testing. However, PSA testing, especially when conducted and interpreted properly, can enable very early detection of prostate cancer in men. It should not be considered a “diagnostic

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REBOOT: Get More Clear, Focused and in Right Action Supporting Your Goals

You can’t do it all, but you can do one thing, then another, then another … And you can lead your home and work life in a way that serves others while also serving your own needs for good health and making a difference in the world. You can lead your life in a way that builds upon and leverages your natural strengths, preferred behaviors and core motivators. And you can realign your work and

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GMO FOODS? Vote for Health!

We in California have a unique opportunity to be the first State in the Nation to stand up for transparency with GMO foods (genetically modified foods). The rest of the Nation and other parts of the world are watching. There is growing concern about emerging evidence that these foods are making us sick. And even more concerning, making our children sick. Allergies, food allergies, auto-immune disease, autism, and digestive disorders are rising at epidemic levels!

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Turn Up the Wick on your Health with Turmeric!

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Did you know there is lots of potent healing right there in your kitchen spice cabinet? Herbs and spices have many health-enhancing properties. I have written in the past about the garlic family, rosemary, cilantro, oregano, ginger and many others. Now its time to turn to Turmeric … The emerging research on turmeric for promoting health, boosting immunity, decreasing inflammation and decreasing cancer risk continues to be compelling. What is turmeric? Turmeric is an Indian

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Are You Taking the Right Supplements for Your Needs?

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Are you someone who keeps adding and adding to your supplement regimen until it simply gets to be too much? Too much to manage, to swallow, or just to expensive? Then in frustration … you drop everything! Or, are you someone who has a supplement plan that was designed years ago and are still taking the same products? Even though you are years older, with perhaps changes in symptoms, conditions or blood test results? Or

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