Unpacking Detoxing

Unpacking Detoxing You’re constantly bombarded with detox suggestions and products.  Rarely are we told why or when to do a detoxing cleanse.   Yet removing substances from the body that are toxic is a practice that is ages old. Different methods of detoxing are salt regimens, herbal applications, medical chelation (which means to cloak), saunas, and […]

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The root cause of gas ain’t gluten
Candida albicans bacteria or Yeast is another common name

The Root Cause of Gas ain’t gluten We wanna say this first and clearly, the root cause of many gut ills is not gluten! Now here’s why. A More Dynamic and Documented Player in the Gut Ecology is Yeast, a Member of the Fungal Family. Since antiquity, wheat has fed nations and sustained the Roman […]

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The Probiotic Obsession

Our probiotic obsession has produced a $20 billion plus market.  It has become a market commodity fostering strong competition, cost-cutting manufacturing techniques – and for the consumer, much misconception. Probiotic simply means to promote life. Probiotics have been with us throughout human history as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and in general, fermented foods.  In all […]

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Fasting to Slow Aging

Can fasting slow aging? You bet! Fasting weekly, monthly or seasonally (as is traditional for many cultures) for as little as 24 hours will assist the body in repairing tissue, regenerating and maintaining a youthful vitality.    Spring is the high season for many world religions to rejuvenate and renew. At the center of this […]

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Untangling the Gluten Dilemma
Gluten Free traffic sign with a black silhouette of ears of wheat on a triangular sign with the text below denoting food which is safe for consumption by coeliacs or people with gluten intolerance.

Untangling the Gluten Dilemma …is deciding whether or not to eat food containing gluten (what is gluten?) because, as the notion suggests, we were never meant to eat this type of food. In fact, according to the gluten-free proponents, gluten causes our digestive system and consequently our body to malfunction. [trx_dropcaps style=”2″]H[/trx_dropcaps]owever, what if gluten […]

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Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics

  Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics Herbs assist the healing process. They deliver vital chemicals to physiologically change body chemistry conditions to be in harmony with normal health.   [trx_dropcaps style=”3″]A[/trx_dropcaps]s humans evolved so has our use of herbs in medicinal practice. Herbs and nature has changed as well.  During our mutual evolution, elements from the […]

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Avoiding Scary Superbugs

Avoiding Scary Superbugs In the flu and cold season, more attention is given to bacteria.   However, there are other things we should think about. One important consideration is how to avoid scary superbugs and fight bacteria that are resistant to anti-biotic treatment.  Recently the PBS documentary series, Frontline explored the increasing number of infections […]

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food is not medicine

FOOD IS NOT MEDICINE!  IN FACT, “ALL FOODS ARE Challenging”  [trx_image url=”https://www.a2ndopinion.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Food-Medicine.jpeg”] ‘Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.’ The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is frequently cited in foodie and natural health circles for his quote (http://www.azquotes.com/author/22138-Hippocrates). The admonition that Food is Medicine is seen and heard again and again, but […]

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The Real Deal on Sugar

We need sugar to live. Sugar in Nature is special. All through her kingdoms, sugar reigns supree for energy production. So why do you suppose, the most fundamental class of nutrient to all life – plant, animal, and protozoa – is so poorly presented and misrepresented; and misunderstood by the ordinary person?   ‘the most fundamental […]

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