The Impact of Effective Handwashing Against Infection

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  • To effectively wash your hands, use soap and running water, lather up and scrub for at least 20 seconds, and be sure to wash your fingertips and between your fingers
  • Forget the hot air hand dryer or cloth towels and use a folded paper towel to increase absorbency
  • By washing your hands you can prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, which may slow the spread of antibiotic resistance
  • Washing your hands too frequently may damage the skin barrier and trigger cracks in your skin that allow germs into your body
  • Build a strong immune system by avoiding processed foods and sugar, supporting your gut microbiome, eating foods high in vitamins and minerals and getting quality sleep 

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Regenerative Fitness with Hamad Shirazi

What is Regenerative Fitness?

Regenerative fitness is a foundational program that will empower you with simple tools and practices that can be applied to instantly improve health and vitality. Using movement as medicine, we will cultivate an optimal environment for our bodies to harmonize and create a more youthful presence. This movement-centered program will include principles of infant development and natural movement patterns, all with the intention of total body integration. Continue reading

Heard of the Glycemic Index? Forget About It!

With nutrition and wellness information omnipresent, it is important that we follow our inner guide and discover what works for us as individuals. Continue reading

7 Reasons Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

While there is no “magic pill” for thyroid disease, some factors may influence the effectiveness of your thyroid medication.

When you are first diagnosed with a thyroid condition, a prescription for medication becomes much like Continue reading

15 Healthiest Foods to Stock in Your Kitchen Year-Round

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One key aspect of eating healthy is eating non-adulterated foods—foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. If you do that, then basically everything you eat is a “superfood”

15 food items are included. Keep these on hand so that you always have healthy key ingredients to choose from for cooking and snacking Continue reading

Who Are The Wellness Whistleblowers?

Over the last year, the revelations and news media coverage of Edward Snowden have firmly lodged the word ‘whistleblower’ in the minds of not only Americans, but people all over the world. With Snowden’s recent Nobel Peace Prize nomination, it signals public opinion is very much behind those that expose the truth. Continue reading

Kids Eat more Vegetables after Nutrition Lessons, Stanford Study Finds

Stanford scholars created food-themed storybooks that taught preschoolers about nutrients, the importance of eating different foods and how food fuels the body.

Children are naturally curious, Stanford researchers say. They sought to harness that curiosity by creating a framework to help children understand why they need to eat a variety of healthy foods.

Stanford researchers have come up with a new way to get picky preschoolers to eat more vegetables. Continue reading

Cancer & Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading

Certain Fruits May Be Linked to a Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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There’s compelling evidence supporting the notion that high-fructose diets are responsible for most chronic disease; insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity in particular

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Pottenger’s Cats: Nutritional Lessons for Your Children’s Dental-Facial Growth

Lessons From Pottenger’s Cats

“If proper nutrition and exercise are absent when facial structures are developing, dentition always suffers. The kitten kept on a deficient diet for 10 months has an inadequate jaw with crowded, irregular and poorly aligned teeth.” ~ Francis Pottenger, MD Continue reading

Cancer Breakthrough: Probiotics May Save Patients from Deadly Chemotherapy; Antibiotics May Cause Chemo to Be Fatal

If you or someone you love is facing the possibility of cancer or chemotherapy, make sure they read this story. Breakthrough new science conducted at the University of Michigan and about to be published in the journal Nature reveals that intestinal health is the key to surviving chemotherapy. Continue reading

How to Get More Cancer Protection from Your Broccoli

Research has shown repeatedly that cruciferous vegetables fight cancer.  Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower contain a cancer-protective compound called sulforaphane.  This powerful compound improves the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and other toxins. Continue reading

Grassfed vs. Organic Butter, And Which One Will Kill You Faster

Butter Basics

Butter. Oh yum, butter. Butter on corn, butter on scones, green beans in brown butter, buttercream icing, herb butter… Oh, butter, no other fat is quite like you, and we love you for it.

But let’s start at the beginning. Cow’s milk is separated into milk and cream. Continue reading

Are America’s Nutrition Professionals in the Pocket of Big Food?

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  • A recent report by a public health lawyer exposes the deep conflicts of interest between the processed food industry and the trade organization for food- and nutrition professionals Continue reading

How Safe Are Root Canals?

Almost 60 million root canals are performed a year (1), on individuals who are mistakenly informed that it is a safe and harmless procedure. While your teeth may look and feel fine after the procedure, the reality is that it is impossible for all of the bacteria to be removed from the tooth. After a root canal, the healthy bacteria changes to highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that will continue to thrive inside and around the tooth, Continue reading