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Detoxify Your Life – Part 2

If you saw my last post on detoxing, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and not know where to begin. That’s what can happen when I need to clean my whole house…if I attempt to tackle too much at once, I don’t know where to start. Instead, I choose one room and one task at a time ­– sometimes I just vacuum and de-clutter, saving the dusting for another day. Similarly, to make the detox process [...]

Detoxify Your Life – Part 1

I know people are tired of hearing about all the toxic things in our environment, including our homes, but when these toxins affect your health, vitality, and hormones, it is definitely worth more discussion. Our liver, kidneys, digestive system, lungs and skin are constantly working to detoxify us. Removing foreign chemicals or substances that aren’t nutritious is hard work for these detoxifying organs and takes a toll on our health. In fact, many chemicals act [...]

My journey to wellness: Leslie A. Whippen

Approximately 5 years ago I developed what appeared to be sudden severe pain on the side of both thighs as well as my feet. It was horrible. It felt like red hot pokers piercing several areas up and down my thighs. Probably the worst time of day was at night when I was sleeping, or I should say 'trying' to sleep. I was reduced to taking a sleeping pill to get any rest at [...]

The risks and benefits of broad-spectrum genetic testing

Since the rise in popularity of 23andMe, AncestryDNA and other direct-to-consumer DNA testing services, my patients are increasingly asking me about (or bringing me their results from) online genetic tests. One test indicated a patient had an increased for risk for Alzheimer disease, and she asked about whether to change her retirement plans. Another’s results suggested risk for developing age-related macular degeneration and she asked about supplements for prevention. They both wondered whether they [...]

Summer page-turners

I love summer and one of my favorite activities is reading on my screened-in porch. This month I’m sharing some of what I’ve been reading and/or look forward to reading this year. WOMEN ROWING NORTH: NAVIGATING LIFE’S CURRENTS AND FLOURISHING AS WE AGE Mary Pipher In this New York Times Bestseller, Pipher shows, that though older women contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss, they are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of [...]

A Candida Protocol

Do you suffer from bladder infections? Sinus infections? Unexplained skin rashes? Or do you wonder why you have joint pain, trouble concentrating, or difficulty sleeping?  You could be experiencing a yeast overgrowth of the fungus Candida. Candida is the most common fungus in the human body and is found in areas like the mouth, digestive tract, rectum and vagina. It is generally harmless as the healthy bacteria in our gut keeps the fungus in [...]

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