Wellness

What is a “Normal” Bowel Movement

When it comes to gut health, bowel movement patterns can tell you a lot about your total body wellness.  As a culture, bowel movements aren’t something we talk about much, but if your body’s plumbing isn’t working properly, it can create a toxic environment in your body–literally.  Research in 2010 revealed that your brain and… read more

Should I do a “Cleanse” or “Detox”?

I get questions from family and friends on a regular basis about whether or not they should do a “cleanse” or a “detox”, and if so, which one would I recommend.  It’s a hot topic and “detox” is such a buzz word that I figured it was worth giving an explanation about why I don’t… read more

The Effect of Popular Diet’s on Nutrient Status

Recent research into the Atkins, South Beach, Best Life and DASH diets showed that all 4 of these diets failed to meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) for 27 micronutrients analyzed. Specifically, vitamin B7, D, E, chromium, iodine and molybdenum were identified as consistently low across the board in all four diet groups. These findings… read more

The Effect of Pharmacological Drugs on Nutritional Status

There are many pharmacological medications that have been found to effect nutrient levels. Remember, nutrients play VITAL roles in the function of ALL body systems: the musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, reproductive system and urinary system. ALL of these systems are run by NUTRIENTS!! Deficiencies can… read more

Digestive Dysfunction and The ‘Four R’ Gut Healing Program

Sadly, over 85 percent of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal problem. Suffering from these conditions causes a myriad of bodily harms, encompassing every cell and organ in the human body as the gut is key to the immune system’s response. Nutrient deficiencies, pollution, poor diet, dehydration, stress, poor sleeping habits, inflammation,… read more

The Importance of Nutritional Supplements

The standard American diet, full of refined carbohydrates, sugars and lacking in essential vitamins and antioxidants can leave you deficient in many key nutrients needed to prevent chronic disease and to run all body systems effectively. While a healthy balanced diet often provides a source of vitamins and minerals, taking dietary supplements on top of… read more

The Root Cause of Nutritional Deficiencies

Why Do I Have Nutrient Deficiencies If I Am Eating a Clean Diet? Many people today are under the impression that if they simply eat enough fruits and vegetables and supplement with vitamins, they have done all they can to stay healthy and should be able to sit back and reap the health benefits of… read more

Metabolic Syndrome, a Recipe for Diabetes and Heart Disease

The incidences of type 2 diabetes (adult onset) and pre-diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in our country and worldwide. According to the 2010 United Health Report, over half of the American population will be afflicted by 2020. Currently it is estimated that 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, 67 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and… read more

There are NO magic bullets!!

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the tragic death of Steve Bechler—but not for reasons you might think. For those who don’t remember, Bechler was a minor league pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2003, he unexpectedly died from a heatstroke after a workout, the cause of which was linked to the use of the… read more

How to OPTIMIZE bone density!

More than 30 million American women and 10 million men currently have osteoporosis. The number of Americans with a low bone density, not yet severe enough to be labeled as osteoporosis, could be twice this number. A woman’s risk of fracture related to osteoporosis, is higher through her lifetime than her risk of getting breast… read more