Heart rate variability (HRV) as a simple way to measure readiness to train. It’s also an ideal biomarker for tracking your workout progress, which allows you to avoid overtraining and running into low cortisol issues. Because of the benefits of HRV, I get everyone I work with—athlete or not—to take a daily reading. If you […]
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In this episode, Dr. Ruscio introduces a condition called stomach autoimmunity and it’s effect on overall health and, in particular, thyroid autoimmunity. He also discusses a new treatment involving vitamin B12 shots that might be useful in the treatment of stomach autoimmunity. If you need help with the diagnosis or treatment of thyroid autoimmunity, click […]
I’ve been using therapeutic grade essential oils for the past couple of years now, and I love them. I use them for skin care, household cleaning, relaxation, and wellness. However, recently, I’ve been reading and researching more on essential oils, their amazing healing benefits, and how to use them properly. I’ve now started expanding my […]
Fasting is a practice that’s been used for centuries in many diverse cultures and faiths to promote mental, physical and spiritual healing. From an evolutionary perspective, our Paleo ancestors would have gone long stretches of time without food and feasted in times of plenty. In today’s convenience society, food is everywhere and mindless eating – […]
“Wholesale imperial medicalization of normality that will trivialize mental disorder and lead to a deluge of unneeded medication treatment – a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry but at a huge cost to the new false positive patients caught in the excessively wide DSM-V net.” – Allen Frances, DSMIV Taskforce Chair Accountability. This is an important […]
I get a lot of emails about weight loss plateaus. I’ve covered them in Dear Mark after Dear Mark. I’ve personally written countless emails to readers about beating a stall. Friends, colleagues, and peers frequently come to me for assistance with their slowed weight loss. If you type “weight loss p” into Google, the first […]
Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence, and contains many nutrients that are difficult to get elsewhere. I wrote about it when I posted my recipe for Crispy Spiced Chicken Livers several months ago. Liver is an important source of retinol, which is pre-formed vitamin A. Also, folate, choline, and vitamin B12 […]
We’ve all been there. We decide to embark on a new fitness path. We start training or playing a sport. Things are going well, but then we suffer an injury. It hurts and we stop training or participating in an activity because rest is what our body needs, right? Wrong.
Bee pollen is nature’s most complete superfood with all 22 amino acids, enzymes, coenzymes, B vitamins, fatty acids, minerals, and more. What is it? At the basic level, it is pollen from flowers that is collected by bees and then mixed with their saliva to form into granules.
It’s an obstacle course out there. Trying to live healthy in a toxic world is a full-time job. You’re getting more than a glass of red wine these days according to a new University of Washington study. 65 wines from 4 top wine producing states had arsenic levels that exceeded the allowable limit in drinking […]