Category Archives: Nutrition

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: The Power of Parsley & Cilantro

Parsley and cilantro are often listed as natural ways to chelate heavy metals and to detoxify.  Although there are case studies that support the use of these culinary herbs to chelate metals, clinical trials do not back this up. However, there are still plenty of reasons to frequently include both parsley and cilantro in your … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Veggies for Your Liver

Loving your liver can’t be over-emphasized. It is a major site of detoxification in your body, and, if you read the first post in this Spring Detox Series (Does Everyone Really Need to Detox?), you know our world gives the liver quite a workout. One easy way to love and support your liver is to … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Who Needs to Detox? …and When?

If you’ve read my two latest posts (Does Everyone Really Need to Detox? and How You Can Tell If Your Body is Overburdened with Toxins), you are probably convinced that we should all take steps to remove sources of toxins from our environment and food as well as to develop daily habits to help support … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: How You Can Tell If Your Body is Overburdened with Toxins

Yesterday I introduced you to the concept of primary emunctories and hopefully convinced you that most people are exposed to way too many environmental toxins in their daily lives, including chemicals and stress. I used the analogy of a bucket (your body) and said that your skin, liver, digestive tract, kidneys, lungs and even your … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Does Everyone Really Need to Detox?

One popular FAQ I often see in health advice columns is: “Do I need to detox?” The answers usually range from “No, your body does this all on its own” to “Yes, everyone needs a juice fast and colon cleanse at least twice a year.” Since the answers run the gamut from one side of … Continue reading

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The Thyroid Part 7 – Nutrition for Thyroid Health

I hope you’ve been learning a lot of new information about the importance of the thyroid and thyroid health through this series of blogs. We’ve gone over the basics, talked about optimal blood tests to determine the health of the thyroid gland, discussed when medication is necessary long-term versus short-term, how non-autoimmune  hypothyroidism differs from … Continue reading

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Delicious, Nutritious Shamrock Smoothie

There were a few years in my childhood when I looked forward to Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s as a special March treat.  And how bad could a milkshake really be?  After all, isn’t it just ice cream and mint flavoring? If only. It is important to know your ingredients and we almost never do when … Continue reading

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Healthy Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! This heart-centric holiday has me thinking about the health of both physical hearts and emotional hearts.  What can we do to keep both of our hearts healthy? First, the physical heart.  You’ve probably heard about “heart healthy diets.”  These diets are often recommended to be low in fat and high in fiber.  … Continue reading

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