Are Your Beliefs About Hydration Wrong?

Are Your Beliefs About Hydration Wrong?

I recently interviewed Dr. Gerald Pollack for my radio show (Healthy YOU! Radio) for the fourth time in the last 6 years. I am fascinated by his work. He’s a professor at the University of Washington and has been experimenting on water for most of his career.

Several years ago, he and his team discovered a “fourth phase” of water. In elementary school, we all learned that water comes in 3 phases: vapor, liquid, and solid. We also learned our bodies are made up of primarily (more than 90%) water. Thus, we are encouraged to hydrate. It turns out this is incomplete information. (more…)

Hormone Balancing Food Swaps Also Heal Leaky Gut and Help Reverse Autoimmune Disease

Hormone Balancing Food Swaps Also Heal Leaky Gut and Help Reverse Autoimmune Disease

Hormone imbalances show up in a variety of ways including PMS, hot flashes, fatigue, insulin resistance that leads to weight gain, menstrual issues, memory problems, brain fog, low libido and more. Believe it or not that coffee or caffeinated beverage first thing in the morning is part of the problem. Not only does it send your blood sugar sky rocketing, only to plummet a couple of hours later, but it also causes inflammation and breakdown of the gut wall. One of the quick fixes people reach for when their blood sugar drops in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon is something with starch, or quick sugar which leads to quick energy. The problem is, this causes what I call the blood sugar roller coaster. It ends with insomnia at the end of the day that many people drink alcohol or smoke pot to overcome. None of this is a long-term solution for health. In fact, it leads to autoimmunity and even cancer. (more…)

Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease by Treating all 4 of the Root Causes!

Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease by Treating all 4 of the Root Causes!

Autoimmune diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, now. They come in many different varieties, including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, type I, II, and III diabetes, thyroid disease, Raynaud’s, lupus, autoimmune hepatitis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, eczema, and over 140 more diseases. (more…)

The Flu Shot: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…That is the Question

The Flu Shot: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…That is the Question

This is the season when I get multiple calls and emails about how to treat and/or prevent colds and the flu. Just today I received an email asking my opinion on the flu shot and whether I recommend it. There are few subjects outside of religion and politics that polarize people like “to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.” I base my opinions on science, both time tested from ancient times like Ayurvedic Medicine, and modern evidence that is used in Functional Medicine.

So here’s my answer: I do not recommend the flu shot. (more…)

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