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Maintenance Insurance Plan for Wellness

Maintenance Insurance Plan for Wellness

Over these last months it’s been my pleasure to introduce you to the RENEW Total Body Detox program. I hope you were able to implement many tips and suggestions from my posts. As I’ve mentioned a number of times, each of our health journeys are completely unique. The goal is not completion but awareness and diligence and a commitment to improvement.…

PPIs, Nutrient Absorption, and Bone Fracture

In my last blog, I talked about the new FDA warning on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. This week, I’d like to talk about other negative effects of long-term use of acid-suppressing medications—poor nutrient absorption and bone fracture. Stomach acid, is necessary for the absorption of certain key nutrients. Without…

Medicated Hearts

The recommended prescription medication for high cholesterol is usually statin drugs. These drugs are widely prescribed for people with high total cholesterol, and particularly those with high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Recently, it was recommended that people with high levels of the inflammation marker C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in their blood should also be taking statins. High CRP indicates systemic inflammation,…

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…

New Studies Warn Against Acid Reflux Drugs, Promote Natural Alternatives

It’s a subject you’ve heard me talk about before, but considering new research it’s definitely worth repeating. A recent CBS news segment revealed that not one but five new studies showed that using acid-blocking drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can be potentially dangerous to your health, and that “more than half of prescriptions for these drugs are unnecessary”. Folks,…