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I hope none of you are planning to gift someone a product with a synthetic fragrance this Valentine’s Day or any day! I’m NOT speaking about organic essential oils, this is all about those toxic man-made fragrances. I’ve written and taught for years about the dangers of non-organic candles, synthetic fragrances and toxic wicks, yet, it seems a lot of my research has fallen on deaf ears because people continue to use them or ask me why they shouldn’t…you asked, here it is…CLICK to continue reading... FACTS to DIGEST…The candle industry generates more than $2 Billion in sales annually.A new... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Your Health Detective
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Begin the new year with a commitment to uncover the underlying causes of your disorders! For centuries archeologists and forensic scientists have relied on hair analysis, otherwise known as hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) to identify the health, food choices and living environments of past civilizations. Trichology is the scientific study of hair and its practice dates to the mid-1800s. Today, forensic scientists use three types of hair analysis: Chemical assays to determine illegal drug use, screening for heavy metals, and to determine nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. I’ve been using this easy, non-invasive method in my practice for over 30... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Your Health Detective
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Many of my patients and readers ask exactly where my Health Sciences and Research Center is based within Ecuador, the map above shows its placement in the country…thanks for asking. My Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation and all Patient Services are still located, and will remain, at our corporate office in Sandpoint, Idaho, under the careful eye of Sharon who has been with us for, well, many many years! This month, since we’re all so busy for the holidays and year-end commitments, I’m writing a longer blog with nothing but recipes so you can add a Latin flair to your holiday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to implement my lifelong commitment of “Health thru Education™) for those delicious family favorites you'll be cooking or partaking. Historical Perspective… Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys – only problem – it killed the turkeys! Then the people who had put a lot of money into research wanted a payback…so… they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to recoup some of their investment and market to the uneducated public. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added yellow coloring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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If you love coconut and treasure its taste and health benefits as I do, this dessert is one you’ll add to your list of easy favorite healthy treats…and...a delightful light dessert for those heavy holiday meals. Tembleque gets its name from the Spanish word tiembla which means to shake – also likened to the Spanish word temblor which is used to describe an earthquake or trembling. It’s a pudding thickened with cornstarch resulting in a slightly firm pudding with a custard texture that has a little jiggle when shaken – similar to Mexican flan but with its own unique flavor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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The Right Side of WRONG – Sleeping in the Wrong Position is Health-depleting… On average, we hopefully sleep about eight hours every night, which means we actually spend a third of our lives in bed. Sleep is incredibly important for health rejuvenation to maintain health… and…if we don't get enough of it, our bodies get out of balance. But according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, the amount of sleep we get isn't the only factor affecting our health. The study found that our sleeping position can also have a dramatic effect on our health.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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There was a time when most of us decided to treat our headaches, backaches and other body pains and inflammation with medications, based on ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil & Nuprin). Ibuprofen is known to deal with most type of pain quickly but does not get to the root of the cause. In addition, these medications cause side-effects that include, but are not limited to, hypertension (high blood pressure), erectile dysfunction, diarrhea/nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding, leaky gut, increased risk of heart attack, potential kidney cancer formation and others. Nature’s Solution… Fortunately, Mother Nature was generous enough to provide us with an effective... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Move Over Halloween... The “Colada Morada” is an indigenous tradition in Ecuador, specifically the Northern Andean Region where my Health Sciences/Research center is now based. This holiday, on November 2nd, (Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead) is a day that honors deceased saints in this deeply religious culture. It is celebrated in families and social gathering as a tradition handed down from generation to generation and has become an Ecuadorian gastronomical delicacy, especially for us expats who now make Ecuador home. This tradition is a healthy option to conventional Halloween and a fun interactive project for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Iron Deficiency – Women MOST at Risk The most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S. is iron deficiency. And, women are at greatest risk for obvious reasons that include monthly cycles, child birth, hormone changes, etc. Without hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body, health cannot be achieved – iron delivers that. When iron is deficient it leads to a disorder called anemia but that condition carries a litany of symptoms that can usually only be medically identified through a ferritin test that measures your body’s iron levels OR a hair tissue mineral analysis... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Nightshade-FREE – Caprese Salads – Two Variations ONE – ASPARAGUS PESTO PAPAYA CAPRESE SALAD INGREDIENTS: 10 – 12 oz. (1 bundle) asparagus (smaller = tender) 1 medium red onion, cut in thin large pieces/slices 6 oz. mozzarella balls, halved 2 ripe papayas and/or other fruit in season -- avocado and beets are good partners (small slices or chunks) 3 TB. nightshade-free pesto* Salt and pepper to taste Pine nuts to dress salad and for pesto* DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On large baking sheet, spread out asparagus, red onion, sliced papaya, add the pesto. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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I'm often asked if wine is good for our health and, if so, how much, how often and what kind. You Asked...here is the research... A healthy serving for men = one to two drinks daily (4 oz. each), maximum; A healthy serving for women = one daily (4 oz. each); Reported Health Benefits… 1. Red wine can increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol. If you need to get your cholesterol levels under control, a glass or two of red wine a day may be able to help. Red wine contains resveratrol, a polyphenol naturally found in grapes that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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I’ve been teaching Wholistic Rejuvenation DETOX online programs for several years now. This year our format will be a bit different. I’m offering you my best-selling book (value $16.95) at NO CHARGE. It details the protocols for initial 90-day detoxification program, recipes and a maintenance schedule as well. The basics of this new program include: FREE… eBook, full-color 73 pages along with recipes, “Rejuvenation DETOX” – Age without Feeling our Looking Old, Wholistically; ONE initial email to provide you with individualized support to begin the program. I will reply ONLY when this code is in the subject line: Guidance 08017.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Okay, before you think this doctor’s cheese has slipped off her emotional cracker, the name for this recipe came from combining two of my favorite recipes – Quiche and Strata. Sometimes the old tried and true recipes and names just don’t work when we’re creating healthy nightshade-free options in our test kitchens, there you have it…it’s not misspelled, it’s intentional! It’s summer, the last thing I choose to do is turn on the oven or stove and heat-up my kitchen and my home. One of the cooking appliances I would not want to be without is my large convection toaster... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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The following is a summary of the findings reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience: Gut bacteria are possibly working at more than keeping our bodies healthy – they may be actually changing our minds. Recent studies report how living bacteria in the gut can alter the way our brain works. The scientific question asked after recent studies is, “can we soothe our brains by cultivating our gut bacteria”? By adjusting the gut’s bacterial intestinal terrain, scientists have been able to change the behavior of lab animals and, in smaller numbers to date, in people. Scientists, by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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What You Should Know… Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When it comes to understanding all the fuss about gluten, it pays to know the differences between the conditions connected to it. There’s celiac disease, wheat allergy, and/or gluten sensitivity, and keratosis pilaris (chicken skin). Great confusion exists around oats – do they or do they not contain gluten? According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, oats are technically naturally gluten-free since they are not a type of wheat, barley or rye grain; those three groups of whole grains naturally contain the protein gluten.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Being of Latin heritage, and now relocating my Institute Health Sciences and Research Center to Ecuador, how could I not like enchiladas. That said, many of my patients and clients are allergic to corn, or have an intolerance to it, so they’ve avoided this delicious south-of-the-border dish. After weeks of experimenting with many vegetables and gluten-free options to find a tasty healthy alternative to corn, we finally perfected it. Using zucchini, it provides us with the health benefits of this vegetable and dish without corn. Zucchini Enchilada Rolls Ingredients 1-2 TB. coconut oil 1 large onion, finely chopped kosher salt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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It’s not only flying that can give us grief in some of the most sensitive parts of our body, our feet, but nothing can ruin a trip or holiday faster than painful or injured feet. The following are tried and true remedies to help you take care of your feet in various situations: Wear comfortable shoes to the airport – you never know how long you’ll wait in line, how far you’ll walk to the terminal or gate, or if you must make that mad dash to make a connecting flight. Yes, loose-fitting flip-flops or sandals can make it easier... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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The following is a quick look at recent research regarding the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and how they help induce better sleep: Omega-3 (essentially DHA) was found to: Impart a mellowing/calming effect; Reduce arterial plaque; Lower triglycerides; Shield the heart from disease; Affect sleep quality. Scientific Perspective… The research, on children and adults, showed that the higher level of omega-3s are credited with fewer sleep problems in both groups. In addition, DHA was linked as beneficial in reducing the severity of sleep apnea...Click to continue reading... Some of the latest research from Oxford University studied... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Patients and readers keep asking me to share healthy alternatives for desserts...you asked, here it is. It was published in Total Health magazine so I've included the published recipe article, enjoy. When you click on each of the 3 pages, it will open to a larger view Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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My patients with hypothyroidism (approximately over 70% of them) often ask about stories they’ve read or heard about the effects of certain foods on their thyroid health. Soy is their most common concern (and with good reason), however, broccoli, peanuts, strawberries, kale, spinach and other vegetables are also on this list. The message my patients hear, unfortunately, is that if you have any sort of thyroid dysfunction, you shouldn’t consume these foods — ever...AND...that’s a shame, because this all-or-nothing approach means that those with thyroid problems (particularly women) remove healthy, nutritious foods from their diet when they really don’t have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Penning’s from IWR Press…Launching Fresh Voices of Natural Health Why are we beginning this article introduction about an eBook with a discussion about food when this book is about headaches? Because what we consume affects every biological function within our body, including food ingredients known to cause headaches – specifically migraines, tension headaches and allergic responses. For the first time in the history of human existence, we are choosing to eat things that are NOT FOOD – and our bodies and diminishing quality of life show it! The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Not long ago a friend was experiencing debilitating overall pain, a temperature of over 100, exceptional fluid build-up with bags under the eyes and inability to urinate. He has had kidney and bladder issues in the past and had tests performed two days previous but these symptoms came on suddenly. Since a specialist couldn’t be seen for several days until results of lab tests, I had to come to the rescue with an ancient kitchen remedy taught me by my paternal grandmother who was an exceptional herbalist. She had only one kidney and when she experienced an infection, kidney pain... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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In recent years, more than in the 30+ years of practicing natural health, individuals who seek my counsel are experiencing the frightening conditions of losing their sense of smell and taste. Not only is this devastating to their overall quality of life, but now science shows it can be a predictor of other serious health imbalances and diseases. I chose this topic for this blog because of the concern I have that so many are experiencing these symptoms and you need to be aware of how to identify deficiencies or imbalances that contribute to these disorders. In addition, early detection... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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If the "town crier" isn't the only one crying...and you're one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I've been researching and writing about for over twenty years...unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue! Scientific Perspective...Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, has the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food! The Studies: In Oregon, researchers asked 20 women, aged between 40 and 70, to drink... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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If the "town crier" isn't the only one crying...and you're one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I've been researching and writing about for over twenty years...unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue! Scientific Perspective...Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, has the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food! The Studies: In Oregon, researchers asked 20 women, aged between 40 and 70, to drink... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Your Health Detective