Weston A. Price, DDS: World Traveler

In the 1930’s, a dentist named Weston A. Price traveled the world to inspect the teeth of indigenous groups. In his American dental practice, he became increasingly concerned with the dental issues that his modernized, American patients were experiencing. Multiple cavities, crooked teeth and narrow dental arches required dental intervention, but he was sure this was not a normal state of human health.

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Eat What You Need

What you eat is important. What you don’t eat might be more important due to food sensitivities. The right diet has life-altering benefits.

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Candida

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re not alone? You should. You are never really alone when you consider the vast populations of bacteria and yeast living inside of you. Your skin, mouth and digestive tract are teeming with little friends. And friends they are, most of the time. Those organisms that make up the microbiome are an essential component of good health until certain environmental factors cause them to become a component of poor health. When certain “good” microbe populations are damaged by antibiotics, nutrient deficiencies, stress and/or processed foods, the “bad” microbes are presented with an opportunity to grow out of control. When they are comfortably fed with refined sugars, they have the fuel needed to take over.

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Your Health: A Better Understanding of Vitamins

Among the micronutrients, vitamins are well known, but not well understood by consumers in general. Most people probably think of a bottle of supplements when considering the role of vitamins in their lives, but the best vitamin sources are whole foods. In fact, there is much more bang for the buck by getting vitamins from foods. Individual nutrients lose value by themselves - a prime example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Many nutrients work optimally only when accompanied by cofactors, such as water, other vitamins or fats, among others.

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Foundations In Health Part 2

Last week, I started sharing the foundational pillars that make up whole health. Without these pillars firmly in place, health crumbles and a series of chronic consequences takes hold. The first two pillars mentioned were digestion and blood sugar balance. Let’s take a look at the remaining three.

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Foundations in Health

The key to a house that will last is a solid foundation, same goes for your health. In nutritional therapy, there are five pillars of foundational health.

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A Sneaky Addiction: Sugar

“Hi, my name is _____________, and I’m addicted to sugar.” A program like a sugar detox could be a complete game changer for you.

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What Your Food Sensitivities May Be Telling You

Symptoms including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, stuffy nose, and a fast pulse or fatigue after eating may indicate food sensitivities.

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Cleanse, Detox or Challenge – Is one right for you?

One of the greatest benefits, of the many, to a nutritional challenge or detox is weight loss and improved health.

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