You’ve probably been hearing about this “new” craze of oil-pulling. It is actually an age-old technique used to improve oral health AND overall health. I’ve had many patients benefit from this technique. My recommendation is to start with only about 1 tsp of oil to reduce the potential for gagging. […]
Prenatal exposure to BPA (bisphenol A) is being strongly linked with diminished lung function in children. BPA is found primarily in plastics. Pregnant or not, female or male, PLEASE avoid plastics as much as possible. Use glass or stainless steel drinking bottles (and note that GLASS is my recommendation since […]
While there are many health benefits of green tea, there is also evidence of increased levels of lead in the brewed tea–black or green. Teas from China had the highest levels. Those from Sri Lanka had the lowest levels. Organic teas had same levels of lead as non-organic ones. So, […]
Cyrex Labs (a favorite of mine) has just introduced a new panel which helps identify environmental exposures which may be contributing to immune reactivity and autoimmune reactions (i.e., chronic diseases). Read more about it by clicking here. And schedule an appointment if you have chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue or chronic […]
This may be good news for those who need glutathione support. Glutathione is a very important anti-oxidant–and there has been debate for years as to whether or not it can be absorbed by swallowing it as a supplement. Focus has been on alternative delivery methods (IV or transdermal, for example) […]
The goal of the Safe Chemicals Act is to shift the burden to proving that a chemical IS safe versus our current law which states that there must be proof that a chemical is UN-safe. I’d like to see this applied to GMO as well! Click here.
This article by Dr. Crinnion reports “clear links between environmental toxicants and diabetes and obesity, as well as the clear implication of the consumption of farmed salmon in these health problems”. It is an interesting and extensive article. Bottom line is to include wild-caught salmon in your diet and avoid […]
Another article on the health benefits of spices–so spice up your life!! (or at least your meals!!). Click here.
This is a great article summarizing recent research on the benefits of fasting–even if you only skip 2 meals. Fasting should be done after gaining approval from your physician, however. Please call for an appointment. To read the article, click here.
Research has been revealing that rice extracts arsenic from soil and can therefore be an unwanted source of arsenic in our diets whether or not the rice has been grown “organically”. A consequence of arsenic in brown rice is that it is also showing up in brown rice syrup. Rice […]