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May 10, 2018

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 […]
April 24, 2018

Is Stress Contagious?

Do you know of someone who stresses you out? Someone who sucks the air out of the room? Studies have shown that stress and emotions are contagious. If that isn’t […]
April 18, 2018

How Gut Microbes Shape the Brain

Evidence of the association between the gut microbiome (the microorganisms living in the intestines, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa) and the brain, keeps getting stronger. Several studies have shown […]
September 20, 2017

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare A mother of two put all of her life savings into buying a house that ended up poisoning her family. Read […]
June 6, 2017

Glycine – The Versatile Amino Acid

March 9, 2017
Brain Distraction

Focusing With Age

As we age our cognitive control and the brain’s ability to focus diminishes. It’s been assumed that this is a handicap natural to old age. But this is not true. […]
February 26, 2017

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

The Dalai Lama says sleep is the best meditation. That’s probably because sleep is also the best tool for cleansing the brain of neurotoxins. According to the National Sleep Foundation […]
February 25, 2017
alzheimers memory

The Super Memory Mystery

Alzheimer’s disease is known to devastate the brain. There can be severe memory loss, mood changes, and an interference with intellectual abilities—like the inability to retain new information. Alzheimer’s disease […]