Monthly Archives: May 2010

Purify the Air You Breathe

And no, I’m not talking about installing a state-of-the-art air purification system in your house that would land you a spot in one of those eco-home magazines (though heck, if you can afford it—go for it!). What I’m talking about is a whole lot simpler, and yes, much easier on your budget…. surround yourself with air-purifying plants! I bet you…

Curious about Colonics? Watch my LIVE Video!

For a lot of people, when they hear the word ‘colonic’ they immediately think ‘enema’. And then they cringe. But the truth is, colonics have come a long way since the Greeks and Egyptians folks, and it’s time people got up to speed. My new video, Colonics: Fact & Fiction helps to dispel the myths about colonics and explores the…

PPIs and Osteoporosis

  Got heartburn? GERD? Listen up! This isn’t new news, but it’s news I think everyone should know: Using proton pump inhibitors (commonly known as PPIs) for extended periods of time could make you more likely to suffer osteoporosis-related bone fractures. Why do I think this is so important? Because folks, PPIs are the third-highest-selling class of drugs on the…

BPA – Want to Know More?

One of the best non-profit resource groups I’ve found, Environmental Working Group does a great job providing information to the public about the dangerous chemicals that we come into contact with every day. In fact, their website is loaded with helpful information about one of the most talked-about chemicals in use today—bisphenol A, or BPA. BPA is found in hundreds…

And I’ll Say it Again… 35 Grams of Fiber a Day!

This weeks “Renew You” Challenge – You all know how I feel about fiber, right? Heck, I wrote a whole book on it—that’s how important I think it is, and with good reason! Not only can adding more fiber to your diet help with digestion and regularity, but studies tell us that fiber is essential for a healthy heart, getting…

Craving Soda? Might Want to Ask Your Liver First

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is a serious condition that causes excess fat to build up in the liver, and recently scientists discovered something interesting about its connection to sugary soft drinks. People with NAFLD tend to drink more soft drinks than those without the disease. In fact, 80 percent of people with NAFLD were shown to drink excessive…

How’s Your Water Quality?

You and your family use water every day for things like drinking, cooking and bathing, but when was the last time you stopped to think about what exactly was in your water? Now I know what you’re thinking—It’s just water, right? What do you mean, what’s in it??—but today’s industry uses more harmful toxins than ever before, and many of…

Lick Your Salt Habit!

‘Renew You’ Challenge – Are you one of those people that adds salt to everything? You might want to pay attention. According to a study done in 2009, the average daily salt intake for adults in the U.S. is about 3,400mg per day, and more than 70% of people over the age of 20 have an increased risk of developing…

Probiotics & Your Health: What I've Been Saying All Along

Nothing makes me happier than seeing the scientific community finally start to confirm what I’ve been saying for years, that natural remedies like probiotics, fiber and Omega-3 oils provide some pretty amazing health benefits. Just thumb through the headlines and you’ll see what I mean—study after study talking about better digestion, a stronger immune system, heart health and more… it’s…