Tag: detox

Choosing The Right Detox Program for You

Choosing The Right Detox Program for You

Detoxification (detox), also know as cleansing, may conjure up images of people in sweat lodges dripping toxins from their bodies. Or maybe you think of people fasting for days to cleanse the impurities from their bodies. I want you to know, neither of these images are correct (or particularly user friendly!).   From a scientific perspective, detoxification refers to the body’s natural…

Waste Not, Want Not Provides Nobel Prize

I was thrilled to read about the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine this year – Japanese biologist Yohinori Ohsumi. His research is based in thought processes after my own heart! He is explaining how our body’s cells deal with and recycle waste (as in detox!) and it seems this information is paving the way for treatments of many…

The Many Tastes of Fermentation

Fermented foods are on my mind today. Yes, I’m glad to see that there’s an article about their health attributes written about them nearly every day. In contrast, it’s interesting to me how often I’m asked if my recent eating plan, Skinny Gut Diet, can “work” if a person doesn’t like fermented foods. Someone just the other day posed that…

Flame Retardants in Fido

  Dogs are not called “man’s best friend” for no reason. Dogs are wonderful companions, I know. I have four dogs, myself. That’s why I developed a line of supplements for dogs with Dr. Joel Murphy. I know that dogs deal with many of the same issues we do as humans. One of these issues is toxin exposure. In fact,…

What Smoking Does to Your Looks

If the harmful health effects of smoking aren’t enough to get you (or someone you know) to kick the habit, how about what it will do to your looks over time? This link to the WebMD slideshow “Surprising Ways Smoking Affects Your Looks and Life” might make you think twice about lighting up. The need for nicotine in cigarettes is…

More Chemicals, More Bad News

A lot of folks ask me where I find the time to stay up to date with current health news when I’m constantly traveling. The truth is, it isn’t always easy, but information sources like the Environmental Health Perspectives journal are a huge help. EHP helps raise awareness about environmental toxins and their effects on human health—a subject I’m pretty…

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…

Chemical-filled or Natural Products? Make a Healthy Swap!

‘Renew You’ Challenge – It seems like every time I read the news there’s a story about dangerous toxins in common household products. And no, I’m not talking about the every-now-and-then products like paint or bug spray, but products you use every day that you probably don’t even suspect—like your shampoo, dish soap, or even lipstick! So many harmful toxins…