Supercharging Your Fermented Foods

fermented foods

Have you cultivated a love for fermented foods yet? Fermented foods are highly celebrated right now, and for good reason. They can help improve your digestion, support healthy gut flora balance, and even help you look and feel better.  Making a high quality ferment is as easy as soaking fresh vegetables in a salt water […]

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One Patient’s Battle with Biofilm

Endlessly treating infections with no improvement is frustrating, time consuming, expensive and over time, can lead to more resistant issues. This was the case for one patient who battled chronic fatigue, recurrent sinus issues, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), numerous chronic infections and other tormenting symptoms. In her case, we combined an elimination diet, biofilm disruption, […]

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Icky Sticky Biofilm

Icky sticky biofilm. What is it? How do you get it? How do I know if I have it? And what can I do about it? What is biofilm? Biofilm is a collection of microbes that adhere to a surface, enclose themselves in a sticky protective coating called an extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix, and […]

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The Importance of Good Adrenal Health and How to Achieve It

adrenal glands

Back around the year 2000, my whole world broke wide open. I went to my first Functional Medicine seminar and learned about the role that the adrenal glands play on basically every function in the body. So what does that mean, exactly? Well, if you take a look at the chart above, you’ll notice that the […]

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How to Determine if Your Stomach Acid is Too High or Too Low


In cases like heart burn, gastric reflux or indigestion, it is usually automatically assumed that the patient must have too much acid in the stomach. Too much acid is correct. But the real question is, “Which acid and where is it coming from?” And how can you tell if it’s too high or too low? Physiology […]

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5 Kinds of PMS with 5 Different Natural Solutions

5 categories of PMS

You’re exhausted. And cranky. You’re not sure if you’re just depressed and anxious, or if you’re depressed and anxious because you’ve been dealing with a massive headache all day. You’d give anything for a tub of Ben and Jerry’s and a bag of potato chips. Oh, and trying to stuff yourself into your favorite pair […]

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Why Nutritional Supplements Don’t Work

why supplements don't work

Most people I know have, at one time or another, dabbled in the nutritional supplement playground. Information is readily available these days and people love to educate themselves on the benefits of supplements. They are written about in magazine articles, health food stores have entire sections devoted to books on supplements,  there’s Google, oh and this is […]

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Nutritional Supplements: Professional Grade vs Over-the-Counter

fish oils

Nutritional Supplements have fascinated me since I was a child. I love the idea of being able to take something natural to assist my body in the healing process. And the technology that’s available now in the nutritional supplement world is mind-blowing. Modern medicine will catch up in about 30 years. . .you’ll see. Fortunately, […]

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