Category Archives: immune

The 257 Names for Sugar

  There are quite a number of reasons that I may suggest patients dramatically reduce or even eliminate their intake of sugar. They may be following my Anti-Inflammatory Paleo Diet; they’re in the process of detoxing from mold, yeast overgrowth, or a fungal infection; they’re looking for relief from symptoms of Leaky Gut; their thyroid, … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: How to Fix It

First and foremost, start with my blogs on How to Prevent Leaky Gut, Leaky Gut Basics, and The 9 Causes of Leaky Gut.  You won’t be able to heal your gut until you find out and remove the cause.  In order for your gut to heal, you will most likely need to uncover any food … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: How to Prevent It

From my previous two posts on Leaky Gut (The Basics and The 9 Causes), you should have a good idea about how and why intestinal permeability might be impacting your overall health.  Whether you are currently healing from leaky gut or looking to avoid it and the diseases associated with it, the following tips on … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: The 9 Causes

As mentioned in the previous Leaky Gut: The Basics post, leaky gut is when intestinal permeability occurs for prolonged periods of time and is accompanied by inflammation. Leaky gut can cause havoc not only in the digestive tract, but can contribute to poor systemic health. Intestinal permeability happens when the gut cells no longer fit tightly … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: The Basics

There is one piece of gut trivia I share with patients that consistently causes their jaws to drop: everything inside of your gut is actually outside of your body. Take a few seconds to let that sink in. It’s weird, right? Your digestive tract (a.k.a. the gut, gastrointestinal tract, GI, etc.) is actually one long … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Chlorella

Remember that crazy statistic I shared last week about umbilical cords of newborn babies containing more than 200 toxins (1)? Without a doubt, every mother to be would like to reduce this number. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dioxins are highly toxic compounds and part of a larger group of chemicals called persistent … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Traditional & Infrared Sauna

Let’s talk about detoxing the body using the skin. Contrary to popular belief, the skin is not our largest organ… it’s the intestines! But using the skin to rid the body of toxins is still important and  effective. In order to do this, you have to sweat and using a sauna can help you do … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Dry Skin Brushing

One of the very first things I like to recommend for detoxing is Dry Skin Brushing. It’s suitable for practically everyone and the benefits start almost immediately. The way that Dry Skin Brushing works is that it activates your lymph system which is located just under your skin. You can think of lymph as a … Continue reading

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Beyond Vitamin C: Building Strong Immunity With Vitamin A

Often when we talk about nutrition to build a healthy immune system we are told what to take out of our diets—sugars, fried foods, processed foods, etc. And often we are told to get more vitamin C; many of my new patients list daily vitamin C as a part of their self-prescribed supplement regimen. However, there is an … Continue reading

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