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Outsmart Big Pharma!

 

 

I knew the moment I heard my first lecture in nursing school (highlighting the details of what happens when the body becomes riddled with disease), that I would spend my career focused on preventing illness.  My calling it seemed was to learn all I could about ways to keep the body healthy, strong and disease-free.  

Subsequently, over the ensuing 30 plus years, I dove into many aspects of health; exploring the role whole foods, herbs, supplements, juicing, detoxing, exercise, and stress management play in creating vitality, longevity and vibrant good health.   Just when I thought I’d nailed down the answers and had a few  magic formulas in my tool box for helping people feel their best, circumstances and conditions began emerging making my old tried and true strategies inadequate.    

Take Weight Loss for example: when a client would come to my nutrition practice in the early 80’s seeking a weight loss plan, I would provide them with a list of healthier food choices, encourage them to exercise and limit their calorie intake.  Today, however with 87,000 man-made chemicals in our air, food and water, it is a bit more complicated.  Now it is essential to also understand that in an attempt to protect our vital organs, the body stores those toxins in our fat cells.  Therefore, a person who wishes to lose weight today must also be counseled on ways to minimize their exposure to toxins (eating organic foods, greening their cleaning products, using natural makeup and skin care products etc.) and given specific herbs and various detoxification protocols to help the body cleanse itself of the toxins released once the fat cells breakdown.   If this new understanding of how fat cells store and release toxins is not addressed properly  one will most likely rebound and not reap the full health benefits of their weight loss.    

Then there is the inflammation factor:  Of course we all know what local or acute inflammation looks and feels like.  If one gets a cut or a sore throat, redness and soreness develop.  But today, there is more to that story and it’s called chronic or systemic inflammation.   Consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD) which consists of processed foods, artificial or trans fats and sugar laden foods leads to inflammation as does exposure to toxins, eating acidic or allergenic foods and stress.  Inflammation is now considered the underlying cause of many chronic illnesses including:  Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, Cancer and Dementia.  [click to continue…]

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