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Milk, Does a Body Good…or Does It?

Studies are suggesting that the effects of milk on the body are perhaps not worth the calcium benefits it provides. A recent 20-year Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal looked at the milk intake of two large cohorts involving 61,433 women and 45,339 men. The results showed that high milk intake was associated with: higher mortality in […]

Looking for Chocolate?

“What about chocolate?  Can I have chocolate if I’m following a True Paleo regime?”   This is one of the most common questions asked, along with whether or not a glass of red wine or a cuppa can fit int. The answer is yes.  But we have to be rather selective and not just grab […]

Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop?

Ahhhh nothing like  the morning cup of Joe, followed by a run to the John. Coffee has been shown to have multiple health benefits, it can decrease the risk of alzheimer’s, parkinson’s, and cancer. (1) There has also been a huge increase in the making and consumption of bulletproof coffee, I’ve tried it and it’s not […]

How Blood Sugar Levels Affect Your Sleep

Part 4 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia In the introduction to this series of articles I gave an overview of 12 things that can disrupt our sleep. These are: Timing Environment Waking to use the bathroom Blood sugar imbalance Elevated cortisol Weight gain Inflammation and pain Food sensitivities Imbalanced neurotransmitters Hormonal changes Low […]

Build Your Anti-Viral, Flu-Fighting Primal Microbiota

With the 2014-2015 flu vaccine being effective in less than 50% of cases, it’s even more important for medical providers to understand and support the body’s innate way of defeating viruses. [Granted, from an evolutionary point of view, it is important that we get sick occasionally. But getting sick occasionally doesn’t have to mean unnecessary […]

What I Learned From Interviewing 39 Experts in Autoimmunity

Autoimmune disease has become a modern day epidemic. If you aren’t one of the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from at least one autoimmune disease, you likely know someone who is. Conventional medicine views diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other debilitating conditions as chronic, and only manageable with strong, immunosuppressive medications that have their own […]

Adult Auto-Immunity and Childhood Trauma

Dysregulation of the immune system is at the heart of much of chronic medical and psychiatric illness. Causal factors include overuse of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, hormones, toxins, infections, the degraded food supply, life style and emotional stress, combined with genetic vulnerability. What is not sufficiently recognized or treated is the impact that repetitive overwhelming adverse childhood experiences have upon […]