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October 17, 2018
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Cannabis: Good for Your Health?

Today Canada made cannabis legal for recreational use nationwide, and their government will also pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less. As a Functional Medicine […]
October 13, 2018
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How to Train Your Brain!

TRUE OR FALSE? Doing puzzles and other learning games will “train your brain” and boost your brain performance and memory. Well, it depends on what activities you are doing. Here’s […]
October 8, 2018
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Top 5 Paleo Lunch Ideas- Toxin-Free!

Many people struggle with lunches when they are trying to eat more healthfully. Seems to be easier to eat well when you’re at home, but your workplace may have temptations […]
October 3, 2018
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Is There a Ricin Antidote?

At the time of this writing, the dreaded and deadly poison ricin, mailed in envelopes, was just intercepted on its way to the White House and the Pentagon. A few […]
October 1, 2018
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Is It Possible to “Rewrite” Trauma?

Deeply traumatic events can affect us at a cellular level, literally. Traumas are fear-based memories that embed themselves into our brains with neuron activity. Recent research may provide a clue […]
July 17, 2018

Cashew Chicken

Ingredients: 2 Boneless and skinless free range organic chicken breasts (cut into chunks) 2 Carrots (organic, sliced julienne style) 1-2 Celery stalks (organic, sliced) l Garlic cloves (minced) 1 cup […]
July 16, 2018

Spermageddon: Are Men Becoming Infertile?

It seems like the plot line of a sci-fi movie: the human race faces extinction when male fertility rates plunge. We are not on the brink of extinction but it […]
May 14, 2018

Pesticides Harming Honeybees

Pesticides are affecting the behavioral biology of honeybees. Scientists aren’t sure how this will play out but it could be very disruptive to our food supply. Two scientists from the […]
May 10, 2018
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Don’t Raise Your Glass, It May be Toxic

Toxins are linked to many health concerns. One of the things I test for in my patients is the presence of toxins. When toxins like lead or cadmium are found […]