Beet Kvass

If you read my article Beet Power! The Many Health Benefits of Beets, you might be curious about one of the beet consumption options I mentioned there, Beet Kvass. What is Kvass? Popular throughout Eastern Europe, kvass is a fermented beverage with a pleasing slightly...

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Top 20 CleanKeto Superfoods

Top 20 CleanKeto Superfoods

When you’re working on optimizing your diet and your health, superfoods are a great place to focus, to get the biggest bang per bite. What Are Superfoods? The label “superfood” doesn't have an official or scientifically-based definition, but rather, it is a term...

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The Vegetarian Myth

The Vegetarian Myth

Vegetarianism is often adopted for ecological, moral/ethical, and/or health reasons. But does it achieve what we wish it to? If everyone became vegetarian, worldwide, would that actually be better for the environment, minimize harm to animal life, and improve human...

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The Best and Worst Vegetable Oils

The Best and Worst Vegetable Oils

There are many items that we know to avoid in our diets. For example, you probably already know that trans fats are bad for your health. But there are many other items that are touted as healthy, that really aren’t. And part of the problem is that there’s so much...

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What’s Wrong With Grains?

What’s Wrong With Grains?

In the food pyramid and other standardized forms of dietary recommendations such as MyPlate, grains have made up the foundation of the recommended diet for a few decades now, encouraging people to eat 6-11 servings of "healthy whole grains" every day. However, in...

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How to Find the Best Pastured Meats

How to Find the Best Pastured Meats

If you read my posts on the health benefits and the environmental benefits of pastured meats, then - if you weren't already - hopefully now you're planning to source more of your proteins from pasture-raised animals. Fortunately, finding high-quality grass-fed meats...

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Top 5 Stress Relievers for Hypertension

Top 5 Stress Relievers for Hypertension

Have you been diagnosed with elevated or Stage 1 or 2 high blood pressure (aka hypertension), and your MD wants to put you on side-effect-ridden prescription medications (that often aren't very effective)? If so, and if you – very sensibly – don’t want to go that...

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Top 4 Supplements for Hypertension

Top 4 Supplements for Hypertension

Do you have high blood pressure and want to learn more about natural ways to address it? Then you've come to the right place! You happily have several great natural options for hypertension, without any of the side effects of prescription high blood pressure...

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The #1 Root Cause of Disease

The #1 Root Cause of Disease

One of my primary roles as a holistic doctor is to be a health detective. People come to me to help them figure out what is going on with their bodies, why things are going wrong, and how to fix them so that they can feel better, stop worrying about their health,...

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The Best Immune-Boosting Foods

The Best Immune-Boosting Foods

Last week, I talked about the importance and health benefits of probiotic foods and supplements, and how to choose them, to enhance the number and diversity of the beneficial micro-organisms in your microbiome. Today we will look at the flip side, and talk about the...

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The Best Probiotics

The Best Probiotics

You're probably familiar with probiotics, and with the importance of having a proper balance of them in your body for achieving and maintaining optimal health. But did you know that an imbalance of them - called gut dysbiosis - can adversely affect every aspect of...

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The Beauty of Bitters

The Beauty of Bitters

Last week, I talked about the importance of boosting your digestion by improving your levels of stomach acid, digestive enzymes, and bile. One of the best ways to do all of that, naturally, is to regularly partake of the bitter flavor. For most of us, this takes some...

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