How Inflamed Are You?

Today I want to talk to you about inflammation or more specifically, autoimmune disease.  An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks healthy cells. They can be seen as a communication issue within the body or simply a disruption in the body’s delicate balancing act. While there are more than 100 currently recognized today, the most commonly observed autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, lupus, type 1 diabetes, MS, and Crohn’s disease. According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA), more than 50 million suffer from some kind of autoimmune challenge in their lifetime! Fortunately, emerging treatments are surfacing in the functional… Read More

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May is Liver Awareness Month

Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Did you know that you or a family member may silently have fatty liver disease? This is a question I posted here a while back.  I thought that since May is “Liver Awareness Month” it was worth re-posting this earlier article I had written on the silent health care crisis of fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a national epidemic not only in adults, but in children as well. Obesity and poor diet are known contributors to this condition. It is believed that as many as 20% of adults and sadly 6 million children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This not only increases your risk of developing cirrhosis,… Read More

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Was the recent study on fish oil and its link to prostate cancer misleading?

Did you hear about the recent study completed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that suggested a link between taking high doses of omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer? If you did, I am sure you were alarmed. I know I was as this is one supplement I have recommended to many people in the name of good health. I have shared the reported benefits of fish oil that have been born out of numerous studies when dispensing health care advice. Now we have one study that has many people questioning their use of fish oil. Men are… Read More

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Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing

I HAVE BIG NEWS! SEEDS 4 CHANGE BOOK RELEASE I am so excited! My book “Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing” is finally available for you to order. This moment has been much anticipated. “Seeds 4 Change” was designed to address many of the factors that are at the root of poor health and disease and to help you find your own path to health and healing. By doing so you can plant the seed to change and transform your life. All of us have a calling or purpose in life, mine has been to work as a healer and teacher. It has been through my work as… Read More

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Stop Taking Antibiotics for your Fungal Sinus Infections

You awake with that familiar foggy head, nasal stuffiness, thick nasal drainage, fatigue, your teeth hurt and your head is splitting. Oh no, another sinus infection. You make an appointment with your health care provider. You tell your provider, “I know I have another sinus infection. The only thing that will clear it up is an antibiotic. Nothing else works.”  Does this sound like you? Both you and your health care provider may be making a huge assumption that there is a bacterial cause to your sinus infection. In reality the root cause is very likely fungal. Taking an antibiotic will only mask the root cause and make a bad situation worse. Now certainly the cause could… Read More

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