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The top 12 chemicals you need to avoid

… and they’re in your everyday life! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I frequently talk about detoxification. My Four-Week Detox program is a core of the work that I do because it was a fundamental part of my own healing journey; and being on my 8th year of facilitating detox programs, I see how fundamental it can be for everyone’s healing. A question I often get is this: “is a detox really necessary?…
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Ghee! What?!

It’s ghee! Have you never heard of it?  It’s the ancient healing fat of India and today I’m teaching you how to make it. The benefits of ghee are well known in Ayurveda as ghee is used as a healing salve in wide variety of ways: as an eye wash for pink eye, etc; as an ear lubricant in the winter to prevent ear infections; as a detoxifying oil in spa treatments; and obviously as an essential part of a…
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Lymph Drainage for Immunity and Cancer Prevention

Maintaining proper lymph flow is essential for good health, strong immunity, detoxification and cancer prevention. However, despite its importance, we know very little about our lymphatic system and how to support it.  I’ll try to keep this as simple as possible. What is Lymph? Let’s start with blood which is ultimately where lymph comes from.  Your blood capillaries reach cells but they don’t directly connect with them.  Instead, the blood capillaries allow blood plasma (which is a clear liquid where…
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Heat, Lifestyle & Inflammation

Today I want to share with you what heat and lifestyle have to do with inflammation. I was inspired by a TV show I did this weekend (I haven’t shared this with you yet, but I’ve been the host of a show called Holistically Speaking on Vermont Community Access Media – I’ll share that with you soon…) On the show, we were talking about cancer and the Chinese Medicine approach to cancer.  My guest, Acupuncturist Brendan Kelly, shared with me…
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What cholesterol, acne, arthritis, IBS, headaches and allergies have in common

Do you know what it is? In this video I share with you what they all share in common and I share my #1 essential to help all of these conditions.  I personally used to suffer from severe acne and allergies, and this is a basic staple in my diet and my supplement regimen.  I’ve shared this with you before but it occurred to me that it would be helpful to connect the dots on all of these seemingly very…
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Happy Critters in Your Belly?

Did you know that for every cell that belongs to “you” in your body there are at least 2-3 microbes in your intestines, mouth, stomach and skin? In other words, there are more of them than than there is of you!  It’s somewhat humbling to think of ourselves as little more than a complex host, but your relationship with your traveling companions plays an enormous role in your health. In fact, some scientists believe that your unique biome (the ecosystem…
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My personal detox story

My awareness of how chemicals affect our health was rudely triggered by a trip to the ER when I was about 8 years old. It was scary. From that day on, my health deteriorated little by little, though it wasn’t really obvious from day to day. Twenty years after that, I had a variety of common health issues and I was feeling stuck in a body that simply would not cooperate. Then, about nine years ago I came across a…
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Why detox?

Many people ask me why they may need to do a detox. Is it a new fad? Why is it something we never heard about when we were growing up? Some people question the need for a detox arguing that, after all, our bodies are made to detoxify naturally. And this is absolutely true! Indeed we are equipped with a liver, colon, kidneys and yards of skin that perspires, all of which help us remove toxic waste from the body….
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Learn Your Body’s Language

What language does your body speak? Weight speak? Bad-skin speak? Allergy speak? Cold-and-flu speak? Pain speak? Cholesterol speak? Puffiness speak? Sluggishness-and-depression speak? Some other language? Sound silly? Let me tell you a story. In my late twenties and early thirties I had acne, really bad acne. It was painful, not only physically but also emotionally. It was painful to look at myself in the mirror. I was angry at my skin. I felt trapped in my body, feeling lost as…
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Can Whole Grain Be Unhealthy for Me?

“What exactly are grains?” “Are they good or bad for me?” Recently, I realized that many people would like to know the answer to these two questions. Last week, during a class I taught at one of my client companies, I mentioned that “eating lots of grains can increase inflammation for a number of people.” As soon as I said this, someone asked, “What do you mean by grains? Whole grain pasta?” Actually when you hear “grains” it refers to…
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