Unpacking Detoxing

Unpacking Detoxing We’re constantly bombarded with suggestions and products to detox.  Rarely are we told why or when to do a detoxing cleanse.   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 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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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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Summer Tip #1: Increase Water Intake

Summer Tip #1: Increase Water Intake [trx_dropcaps style=”2″]A[/trx_dropcaps] 1 % reduction in your hydration status can lead to fatigue, headaches, waking up in the morning still exhausted, dry mouth, an after taste after consuming snacks or meals, and dry stools or constipation.   Most health issues during hot weather are due to not drinking enough water.  […]

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Healthy Glands = Joie de Vivre

Autumn is here and the third cycle of the earth’s seasons is underway!  During this season the vital life forces begin to recede and our physical bodies are challenged to prepare for winter.  Our hormonal glands are primarily responsible for our ability to adapt to and enjoy all of life.  The pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, […]

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Controversies Surrounding GMO Foods and Health Risks – What Does It Mean for YOU?

I’m sure you’ve noticed that there’s more and more talk and controversy about genetically modified (GMO)foods and health risks. Issues such as quality and nutritive value, labeling, environmental and human health impact are being debated almost daily in the media. It’s difficult to determine who is right, who is wrong, what facts or position to […]

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