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Archive Year: 2014

Triclosan–Associated with Cancer and Liver Disease

November 21st, 2014

I have posted on the dangers of triclosan before, but wanted to pass along some additional information–Not only is it in toothpaste, but also in soaps and cleaning products. I just heard, too, that it may be in grapefruit seed extract!  Research continues to reveal adverse health effects of triclosan. Please avoid it and read more here.

Celery–To Reduce Blood Pressure

November 21st, 2014

If you have been diagnoses with high blood pressure, please include celery in your daily diet. About 1 cup of celery will start to reduce blood pressure in many cases after just a couple of weeks!  Read more here.

Chicken Nuggets–Just Say No!

November 21st, 2014

I know that many parents think that chicken nuggets are a great and easy way to get protein in their children’s diets. But please read the attached link–not only might there be fecal contamination (yes, that’s poop) but there may be no actual chicken!

Oil-Pulling

November 21st, 2014

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. Detailed instructions are found here.

Triclosan in Soap–Linked with Liver Cancer

November 21st, 2014

Not only is triclosan in our toothpaste, but it is a common ingredient in soap. Please stick to natural alternatives–goat milk or glycerine soap, tooth powders, etc. Read more here.

Quit Smoking–the Benefits Start Quickly!!

November 4th, 2014

We know that quitting smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to kick. But there are so many reasons to quit, and the benefits of quitting start quickly!! If you don’t feel ready to quit, join every quit-smoking program you can–birds of a feather!! 🙂 You’ll increase your chances of quitting and enjoy greater health!! Read more here.

Some Schizophrenia May Be Linked With Parasites

November 4th, 2014

There has long been controversy about possible causes of schizophrenia. This research links some cases of schizophrenia to the parasite found in cat feces as well as soil and under-cooked meats. If you or a loved one suffer from schizophrenia, please ask your doctor to test for this parasite.

Meal Planning Help

November 3rd, 2014

My preceptor student informed me of this great service that helps with meal planning and grocery shopping. You can put in your food preferences and food allergies/intolerances. They will email you recipes and the required grocery list, too. I’m told it even helps save on grocery spending!! Check it out and let me know what you think!! Click here for more info.

Non-Sugar Halloween Treats!

October 31st, 2014

So, you may cringe as much as I do about handing out Halloween candy. Here are some great ideas! One word of caution–do be careful about the small toys for younger children (choking hazard) and the potential toxicity of the plasticizers, etc, no matter what age. Please share your ideas for a healthy and happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween

Delicious News! Chocolate Helps Memory!!

October 31st, 2014

I just love when I can post some fun news!! For you chocolate lovers, please note that chocolate seems to improve memory! Do make sure that you are eating a high quality cocoa (Hershey’s kisses will not do). My current favorite is Green and Black’s 85% Dark. Yummy!!

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