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Food Sensitivities = Autoimmune Disease

There is a big grey area surrounding food sensitivities. Testing for them can be nearly impossible, it usually relies on an experimental elimination diet, which is hardly scientific and not always accurate. Often the trial and error approach can lead to more confusion and frustration. Unfortunately, the way our food in the modern world has been produced and farmed, as …

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Acidity in the Body

It might come as a surprise to learn that much of the pain associated with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (like fibromyalgia and arthritis), is caused by too much acid build-up in the bodies tissues. This excess acid results in deep burning pain within the muscle or joint. To some, this explanation might seem all too simple, but we can all imagine what happens on the outside …

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Why You Should Avoid Canola Oil

You’ve seen it everywhere and in just about everything. Over the last 5-10 years Canola Oil has practically taken over as the food processing industry’s oil of choice. It is a common ingredient in all sorts of foods, everything from salad dressings to crackers. What is Canola Oil? Canola is a name given to the oil produced from the Rape plant (not …

Don’t Forget to Flush!

Flushing toxins out of our bodies is crucial when it comes to healing. Those of us with chronic illness undoubtedly have additional toxins from medications, the environment and maybe even a less than perfect diet. Adding some simple steps to our daily routines can help rid our bodies of these damaging toxins that have been occupying our cells for years. There are …

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Heal Thy Self…?

It took me a while to grasp the concept that my body wanted to heal itself. I grew up believing everything doctors told me, if they told me to take this pill, or that pill, or follow a certain procedure, I did it. But never once did a doctor tell me that my body is designed to heal itself if given the …

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How To Beat Your Sugar Addiction For Good

Sugar Vs Crack We all joke that sugary snacks can be a little like “crack”. Often, just the thought of them gives us a jolt of gotta-have-it-ness. The fact is, there really isn’t that much difference between the white stuff you find for free on the table in every diner, and the stuff they are selling in back alleys. You might be surprised …

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Even Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Changing your diet and lifestyle can feel like an overwhelming task, especially when you are struggling just to keep the routine you’ve got. Maybe you’re like I was and couldn’t even contemplate adopting a whole new (and different) way of eating, I was too exhausted to even put a meal (that I already knew how to cook) on the table, …

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How to Make Fermented Foods

Cultured or fermented foods have a very long history in virtually all native diets, and have always been highly prized for their health benefits. The culturing process produces beneficial microbes that are extremely important for human health as they help balance your intestinal flora, thereby boosting overall immunity. Moreover, your gut literally serves as your second brain, and even produces …

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How to Draw a Detox Bath

A nice hot bath can be an excellent way to not only unwind, but also detoxify your body. By taking a detox bath a few times a week (or more) you can rid the body of stagant toxins that are just waiting to be realeased. 1. Add 2 cups epsom salt or magnesium bath flakes to a standard tub full …

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No More Cheese Please

The thing I hear most often from people who are leaning towards a purely plant-based diet is, “I don’t know how I’ll ever give up cheese, I love it too much”. I hear ya, loud and clear on this one. I was a self-proclaimed cheese-aholic and thought life would simply never feel the same without it. Then, I learned something very interesting …