Are you getting enough iodine?

Iodine is an essential mineral commonly found in a variety of foods, especially animal products such as shellfish and dairy. It is such an important mineral that in 1924, to prevent the prevalence of goiter in the population, the US recommended manufacturers add iodine to table salt to ensure Americans got enough of it in their diets. Fast forward one hundred years and healthy lifestyle now lean toward plant-based, dairy-free, low-salt diets and a preference [...]

Rocking a month-long cleanse

My friend Renee invited me to participate in her Arbonne “30 day to healthy “ cleanse so I decided to join in the fun. It was a great experience and it gave me new insight into what helps a cleanse be successful. I wanted to share what I learned with you. I realized why some attempts at reset diets or cleanses don’t work and I discovered some critical components to help them work better. Arbonne [...]

FDA Threats to Compounded Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Last year the FDA commissioned the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to make a report on the safety and efficacy of Compounded Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (cBHRT). Please note that the FDA has been directed and staffed by influencers in the pharmaceutical industry as well as lobbied over the years by pharmaceutical companies to put limits on compounding pharmacies. Conveniently the report was returned stating that there is not enough evidence to [...]

Should you get a flu shot this year?

The crispness in the air prompts thoughts about a spectrum of topics – winter weather, the holidays and, thanks to highly visible flu shot promotions this year due to the pandemic, consideration about whether or not to get a flu shot. As with any topic, a variation of perspectives can make reaching a decision difficult. This post sheds light on all angles, encourages you to decide what’s best for you and offers our perspective. [...]

The magic of milk thistle

Genetically or constitutionally, my liver needs a tune up regularly. And when I do, milk thistle is one of my liver-loving partners in healing. Here are some of its gifts to us: Neutralizes toxins, which assists in many of the 500 life-sustaining functions of the liver. Research is showing that milk thistle protects against metabolic syndrome and fatty liver, and neutralizes the hepatitis C virus. It has proven to surpass an antidiabetic drug in decreasing [...]

Our search for our daughter’s health

A guest post by Renee Welk At the time of this post, I had no idea that in November, our Mara would be homebound and in bed for 4 months straight! A little background – my daughter, Mara, started vomiting, about quarterly, when she was 18 months old. In pre-school, she started getting some headaches. In kindergarten, she started throwing up in her mouth multiple times daily, several days a week. By fall of her [...]

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