Aging and high levels of physical, chemical and emotional stress are associated with the loss of progesterone in women and testosterone in men. When these key hormones are depleted it causes a state of estrogen dominance. This state of estrogen dominance is one of the major factors associated with degenerative disease processes. “As a species, […]
In today’s markets, most grapes that are purchased are seedless. This has been one trend in domesticated plants — to reduce the size of seeds or eliminate them altogether. Of course, the seeds contain various phytochemicals, and so when we breed them out of produce, we are eliminating various compounds that were formerly ingested by […]
Primal Docs member Dr. David Jockers will be hosting a Cancer Killing Nutrition webinar on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm. Dr. Jockers will be speaking about how to: The True Cause of Cancer at the Cellular Level Essential Foods to Alkalize & Oxygenate Your Cells Herbs & Supplements With Powerful Cancer Fighting Abilities Webinar is Free!
What you put on your body is as important as what you put in it! You’ve heard the old adage “you are what you eat.” Now I’d like to add another to that. “You are what you apply.” To your skin, that is! Substances that affect your overall health and well-being don’t simply work their […]
When the sneezing, sniffling, and runny eyes of springtime kick in, most people grab for the allergy pills, antihistamines, and eye drops. But did you know you can greatly relieve if not banish your allergy symptoms by fixing your gut? It may sound crazy that your gut health would affect your sinuses, but in fact […]
I think one of the biggest nutrition myths of our time is the great debate about fats: which are healthy and which are harmful. We learned (from the government in the USDA food pyramid and from the American Heart Association) that saturated fat is bad and vegetable oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are […]
A pizza crust, a loaf of French bread and a plate of spaghetti walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What can I get you fellas?” and the pizza crust says, “Some Pepto Bismal. We all have horrible stomach aches.” Not very funny, is it? That’s because gluten intolerance is no joke. Every year, I […]
First off, while a lot of the feedback from the Orthorexia series was quite positive (and here is a really thoughtful blog post offshoot from the series), I got some comments and emails accusing me of being silly and judgmental about people’s concern about their diets. So I do want to clarify one point: I care […]
Does the idea of nixing the inhalers, pills and fear of going outdoors and subsequent fear of exposure to pollen appeal to you? Cut the gluten and dairy! If you’re not following the true Paleo diet, there’s a good chance your body is at least somewhat inflamed and, as a result, far more likely to […]
The subject of pH balance (acid/alkaline) is one that is confusing for most people. It’s one I get questions about all the time. This concept originated in the east and was known as Yin and Yang. This way of eating (and in fact way of life; which resonates with me) stresses the need for balance […]
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