Probiotics For Mouth

Although I have counseled people for decades about the importance of healthy bacterial diversity from the mouth to the anus it took a personal dental experience to remind me how crucial oral probiotic balance is to total health. My upper incisor broke in two.  Since it was an emergency the dentist could only glue it back together…

Medication: Heal Or Harm

I was listening to Christine Northrop’s new book, Goddesses Never Age.  She discusses many important issues of healthy living one of which is the getting older with health and vitality. Of course she goes way beyond medicine into spiritual health but the one thing that caught my attention was her point about medications. She talks about…

Keeping Up With Adrenal Health

The stress of modern everyday life is enough to wear even the healthiest of people down over time. Daily stressors such as a busy lifestyle, as well as more intense stress, such as a fight with a loved one, trouble at work, or a physical injury can take a toll on the adrenal glands. Frequent…

Boost Glutathione And Optimize Life

This is NOT a hot new sexy topic but I talk about it everyday to every one of my patients; Optimize glutathione and optimize life. Having healthy levels of glutathione in the body can reduce the risk of chronic disease, promote healthy aging and keep us healthy and fit. You might say it is the…

Spring Cleaning For The Body / Detox

Spring and the rebirth of nature is the ideal season to detox the body according ancient healing of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda from India.  It is a time of renewal, to recover from the hibernation of winter cold, sedentary lifestyle and comfort food.  Why should we detox?  We have talked about it before but we…

The Best Health Plan: Choose Organic

According to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, reducing pesticides in your diet is critical to reducing the toxic effects of pesticide exposure for you and your family.  In a video Dr. Lu states that most pesticides come from our foods and those pesticides…

Cut Out Soft Drinks

This is the official week that people start to feel alive again and come out of the fog after the holiday sugar addiction. We threw all our wonderful sugar gifts in the trash. I went to get gasoline this weekend at the QT.  As I walked through the store, tempted to get a diet coke…

Gut Health And Chemicals In Food

Every time I am about to get sick or eat the wrong foods I get a stitch in my side and sluggish digestion.  Almost all of my patients have gut (gastrointestinal) related issues.  It could be overall fatigue, weight gain and not feeling good or more severe symptoms from conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, chronic…