Month: January 2020

The Air You Breathe

Is the air you breathe the same air your ancestors did? Your immune system was designed to deal with the natural elements faced by your early ancestors: bugs, parasites, viruses, molds, fungi, and bacteria. It was not created to deal with off gassing from plastic blinds, exhaust from cars, or the chemicals in the “cleaners” …

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Improve Your Health: Aim for the STAR (Strides to Achieve Results)

In order to best improve your health, just remember the mantra, “Base hits win the game.” Your best results will come through how you live day-to-day over time — not through isolated events. Many people find themselves in a similar situation when they are newly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. You get a diagnosis. Panic …

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H Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that exists in more than 50% of people. “Helico” refers to its helix shaped structure, which it uses to corkscrew into the mucosal lining of the stomach and burrow into it for added protection against the harsh climate. Many people may not know they …

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Kimchi , Fermented Foods, and Probiotics

Fermented foods like Kimchi are the ultimate source of probiotics, building a beautiful colony of healthy beneficial bacteria within your gut microbiome. Most probiotic supplements contain less than 10 billion colony-forming units (CFUs). That sounds like a lot until you discover that fermented vegetables contain 10 trillion (yes, trillion) CFUs. One serving of a fermented …

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Is It Inflammatory Bowel?

Is It Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Are you experiencing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, or could it be something else? The terms inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often used interchangeably; however, they are two separate and distinct conditions. And it is possible to have both. …

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Wheat and Other Grains

Viewers often ask me questions about the different types of wheat and which grains are safe to eat. Get ready for a grain of truth. Is the problem wheat, all grains, or specifically gluten? Let’s break it down. None of us have the enzymes to break down wheat thoroughly. Think of protein like a pearl …

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