We all know about the dangers of toxins in air, water, and food, but studies are now showing that our cookware could be polluting your body. Here are my recommendations for nontoxic cookware.
That means that you can carefully choose the right foods for a healthy diet but still be exposed to dangerous toxins through your kitchen equipment. The ultimate goal is optimal health and well being. Don’t let your cookware ruin your progress!
It is a long and costly process for eco-conscious consumers to switch completely from cookware coated with toxic finishes to those that are nontoxic. Do it one step at a time: take inventory of the Teflon and non-stick items in your kitchen, and replace each item with a nontoxic version throughout the year.
One of my favorite resources for nontoxic cookware and utensils is Eartheasy.com. They have a HUGE selection of ecofriendly products to create the dream ecofriendly kitchen.
Dr. Eric Zielinski talks to us this week about essential oils for autoimmunity! We also talk about triclosan, an antibacterial chemical used in many soaps, and the recent FDA ban on this toxin.
What You’ll Learn
Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:
- Autoimmune disease and its causes
- How Triclosan and hand sanitizers are destroying your health
- DIY essential oils recipes
- How essential oils can improve your health
onathan Landsman talks to us this week about the negative impacts that mercury fillings, root canals and cavitations can have on your health!
What You’ll Learn
Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:
- Why you want to remove mercury fillings
- How root canals cause chronic infection in your body
To the vast majority of the population, running long distances is associated with health benefits. But, if we are looking to maximize health while improving capacity in the most effective and efficient way, long distance running may actually be the last thing we should to be doing.
When we exercise, generally we are trying to improve some component of fitness. Running is so closely associated with health that it is nearly synonymous with improvement in the cardiovascular system. Everyone seems to need to get their “cardio” in. With our busy lives, it seems like choosing an exercise that tackles as many different parameters of fitness would be the most efficient way to improve health.
“Functional training” is one of the most buzz worthy phrases surrounding health and fitness currently. What does it really mean to train functionally, however? Functional training should be considered any movements done for the purpose of increasing the ease of day to day activities or possible demands on the human body. Squats? Sounds like sitting down and standing up. Deadlifts? Seems pretty similar to picking something up off of the floor. Some functional training exercises are even named for things they represent in real life (e.g. “suitcase carry”). Read More…
Water is essential to life, to detox, to health. This is why it’s imperative to have the right water filter. Short of living near a spring or lugging water bottles around, you need a great water filter in your home. Tap water is full of contaminants. All tap water contains at the very least disinfectants that kill micro-organisms both in the water and in your body. Tap water wipes out virtually all the beneficial bacteria that aid in digestion, for example. Tap water contains fluoride and chloride that interfere in thyroid function. It contains hundreds of medication resides that are not tested for and removed. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. Read More…
Many fitness fads come and go, but Pilates has proven its staying power. People looking to find focus and build a strong core, excellent posture, and a balanced, aligned body need look no further.
A staple on the schedule at health clubs and community centers nationwide, Pilates classes and Pilates-focused studios are a testament to the growth in popularity of this method of exercise. Despite firmly establishing its place in the fitness mainstream, there are some common misconceptions about Pilates. In order to bust those myths, it’s helpful to know how and where Pilates got its start. Read More…
Cancer treatment today is an abomination. It leaves the patient with more toxicity, increasing the chances of relapse, even if they are lucky enough to survive chemo and radiation. There are very effective natural treatments that do not destroy the health of the patient and heal the disease. These are in my opinion the top 4 natural alternative cancer treatments that one should consider if they receive a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer is one of the most important diseases of this century, and one that wastes millions of lives. Close to one of every two Americans will be diagnosed with it, and the cancer rates are similar around the world. Many others die as a result of a hidden cancer that causes another problem such as a ruptured artery or a stroke.
For these reasons, cancer evokes terrible fear today, probably more than most other illnesses. Yet I have seen full recoveries from cancer, even advanced cases. This statement is based on over 33 years of assisting over 50,000 people with their health.
In a recent issue of the British Medicine Journal, Aseem Malhotra, a Cardiology Specialist at Craydon University Hospital London, wrote an article entitled, “Saturated fat is not the Major issue.” The first line is, “Let’s bust the myth of its role in heart disease.”
The demonization of saturated fats started in the 1970’s with the publication of the study ‘Coronary Heart Disease in Seven Countries’. (8) This study looked at 11,579 men ages 49-59 without evidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study showed .05% (618) deaths from heart attacks, 19%(2289) died in 15 years from all causes. The Seven Countries study was an epidemiological prospective investigation of groups in different geographical areas. This study did not follow individuals. (8)
They tracked age, blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, physical activity and weight. The only common risk factor for heart disease among the seven countries was relative body weight. Yet this study set the ground rules for the relative risk factors for cholesterol levels and heart attack risk when it was not a major risk factor in all seven countries. (1)
There really isn’t just one Paleo diet, because people make different interpretations about what the term means for them.
As Diane Sanfilippo of Balancedbites.com puts it, “Paleo is a template, not a dietary prescription. There is no one cookie cutter ‘Paleo’ diet.”
Many books have been written about Paleo eating, and each one includes the author’s suggestion about what that looks like. In fact, following a Paleo diet is more about following certain guidelines, with the strictest being eliminating grains, legumes, dairy, and sugar that mimics how our ancestors ate tens of thousands of years ago. Most others advocate a Paleo version, including my Modern Paleo, that advocates the exclusion of grains, dairy for a time to determine sensitivities to them and then incorporating them slowly to see which work for you. It’s about creating Your Personal Paleo Code, Chris Kresser’s new book on personalizing Paleo for you. A general rule of thumb is the sicker you are, the stricter you should be on Paleo. Read More…
One of the biggest concerns many have about the Paleo diet is that it contains a lot of fats – specifically saturated fats and cholesterol in meat. A common misconception is that saturated and other fats are unhealthy or cause weight gain. Let’s banish this lie from your head right now!
Lenin said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
Low-fat diets have been touted by our government and the American Medical Association for decades. No doubt about it – a low-fat diet is deadly. Many have been dutifully eating a low-fat diet for decades and taking cholesterol-lowering medication, yet still end up dropping dead of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. Half of men, ages to 65 to 74, and 39% of women, ages 75 and older are on statins. (1) Our health as a nation is in the gutter because we’re not eating enough healthy fats. Read More…