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What is BPA and Why You Should Care

BPA (bisphenol-A) is gaining recognition as an undesirable toxin that people now try to avoid in plastics, particularly water bottles. But it’s harder to avoid than you think — research shows that even  handling those seemingly innocuous store receipts quickly raises blood levels of BPA. BPA on store receipts Store and fast food receipts, ATM receipts, airline […]

PQQ in the New CoQ10

By now you’ve probably heard of CoQ10 and it’s ability to support healthy mitochondrial function. The newest discovery is PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone). PQQ works inside your cells like CoQ10 by defending them from damage. But what sets PQQ apart is that it can also energize your cells so they function better. This is done by […]

How to Stick to the Autoimmune Paleo Template

So you’ve either just gotten the results back from your food sensitivity test or your practitioner has recommended the autoimmune protocol, to manage your autoimmunity. The autoimmune Paleo template comes as a shock to many due its strict limitations and compliance can be tough. The trick to sticking to the autoimmune protocol  is understanding how to work with your mind […]

Why You Need to Fire Dr. Google

Managing a chronic illness and improving your health can require some drastic lifestyle changes. However, if you obsess over the minutiae, spend days on the internet hunting for answers that don’t seem to exist, and worry constantly about your health, it may just be causing unnecessary health-sabotaging stress. For those prone to anxiety, type A behavior, eating disorders  […]

How Pregnancy Can Trigger Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and Other Autoimmune Diseases

When pregnancy brings on hypothyroid symptoms, it’s generally because normal immune shifts during pregnancy can trigger an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, depending on genetics and other predisposing factors. The immune system can be looked as having two primary roles, one that reacts immediately to an invader (such as pus surrounding a splinter), and one that reacts later […]