Bacillus Coagulans: A Superbug for Your Health

Woman sitting on red bench with trees good bacteria

Have you ever been completely captivated by a spy novel? You know, the kind that keeps you on the edge of your seat? If so, you may have been introduced to a character called a “sleeper agent.” This character is usually a spy, purposefully placed in a country or an …

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How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome Fast

How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome Fast

What would happen if one morning you awoke to find several holes in the exterior walls of your home? After the initial shock you would begin to think through what this means: Your home would certainly not function as it once had. The protective barrier it provided from the outside, …

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The BEST breakfast for weight loss

Are you unsure what to eat for breakfast? I just read a study that makes me positively giddy. Why giddy? I’ll tell you in a minute, but first let me tell you a bit about the study, which was presented at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, …

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Colon Cleanse

Colon cleanses should not be confused with colonics …. The ones I’m reviewing are psyllium husk-based colon cleansing products, typically taken over the course of 10 – 30 days. The promise: Because of the Western diet, with all the pre-processed, overly refined, fiber-lacking foods, the guts of most Americans are …

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Green Smoothie Cleanse

There are several ways to do a Green Smoothie Cleanse, but most involve lots of greens and natural, whole foods. The promise: Promoters of green smoothie-type cleanses say that some people are holding on to excess weight because toxins are trapped in fat cells. Raw greens, they propose, can rid …

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The Master Cleanse

Rumor has it Beyoncé used the Master Cleanse, also known as the Lemonade Diet, to get ready for her role in Dreamgirls. The detox has been around since the 1940s and millions of people have used it, making it one of the most well known cleanses around. The promise: This …

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil, “the Great Therapeutic”

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, dubbed olive oil “the great therapeutic.” The ancient Greek physician identified more than 60 medicinal uses for olive oil. Fortunately, after two and a half millennia, modern science is beginning to catch up. Many clinical studies, including the large-scale PREDIMED trials to evaluate the effects …

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It’s NOT your fault he can’t perform …

I love to bring other voices into my blog. So when I met Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., a renowned naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative management of male and urological conditions, I begged him to write a blog post for me. Dr. Geo is the founder …

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Are you getting enough protein?

One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how much harder it is to lose weight. One of the main reasons for this? The loss of muscle mass. Beginning at age 30 (yes, 30!), most of us lose about 1% of muscle each year, as the body starts …

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Why BMI is BS

Every year when I get my physical, my doctor measures my height and weight. Then he takes those 2 numbers, plugs them into a formula (weight multiplied by 703, divided by height squared, in case you’re interested) and gives me my body mass index. Otherwise known as BMI. For years, …

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