Need Another Sign That “Healthcare”-as-Usual Isn’t Exactly Working?

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

We’re just going to leave this here: Fitch Solutions highlighted how the six leading chronic illnesses — diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and cancer — are affecting healthcare costs and the added burden in the future…. These leading conditions cost more than $1 trillion annually through hospitalizations, doctor visits, prescription drugs, medical devices […]

It’s Not Just Vaccines

Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

There’s a certain type of meme we’ve been seeing a lot more of lately, as the conflict between vaccine proponents and those who favor vaccine choice keeps growing ever more heated: While we certainly question the “wisdom” of current vaccine practices and believe it wiser to focus on building physical resilience naturally by nurturing the […]

Reason to Steer Clear of Chemical Cleaners

Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Just in time for spring cleaning comes a new study reminding us that how you clean and what you clean with matter. A lot. Researchers looked at the long-term effects of cleaning chemicals among 6230 women and men. Lung function was measured. Frequency of exposure was documented. They found that Women cleaning at home or […]

Vaping Is “Healthier” Than Smoking?: A Look at the Evidence

Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

You hear lots about the damage that smoking can do to your health, but many people still don’t realize how brutal it can be on your teeth, as well. It’s the number one risk factor for gum disease. Ultimately, this makes it one of the leading causes of tooth loss, as well. For gum disease […]

New Research Shows the Health Impact of Soft Drinks, Sugared and Diet Alike

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Every client we see is unique. Each has their own health history and challenges and life situation; their own needs, values, desires, and priorities. Still, there are some things they have in common. One thing we see in a lot of patients who have complex, chronic diseases is a tendency to drink a lot of […]

The Changing Food Landscape, GMO Edition

Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

If you edit a pig’s genes so the animal produces leaner meat and is more tolerant to cold temperatures, is the resulting pig a GMO or not? There are those who say “no way.” No genetic material from another species is introduced, after all, as is the case with, say, GMO corn. Instead, the animal’s […]

When Snacking Makes Sense

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

“Snacking can be good for you,” swore a recent headline over at WaPo – followed by the caveat “if you make healthy choices.” And countless readers promptly tuned out. After all, snacking tends to be an impulsive thing, and recent research demonstrates that impulsivity doesn’t exactly lend itself to making healthy choices. Or consider the […]

Guest Post: Mercury Amalgam “Silver” Fillings & Pregnancy Outcomes

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Our thanks to Dr. Michael Rehme for letting us share this recent post from his office blog on ours… A couple years back, the European Union took a huge step toward the ultimate phase-out of mercury amalgam in dentistry: banning its use in kids, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. And just in case anyone needs […]

Root Canal Teeth & the Need for a Terrain-Based Approach

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Last year, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings defended the company’s choice to renew the controversial series 13 Reasons Why. “13 Reasons Why has been enormously popular and successful. It’s engaging content,” [CEO Reed] Hastings said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. “It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.” Now it seems the […]

Melatonin May Benefit More Than Just Sleep Quality

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Even if you can’t easily get the lesser known sleep supplements we looked at last week, the more common ones can still be a big help – and not just for getting the quality sleep your body needs. Take melatonin, for instance. This safe and non-addictive supplement has been shown to be effective for treating […]

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