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Food Sensitivities and Intolerance

It is estimated that 60% of the population has symptoms associated with food reactions.

• Food Allergy denotes an immunological reaction involving an anti-body response

• Food sensitivity is an intolerance or reaction to a food which does not involve an immunological reaction.

What are some of the causes of Food Allergies and Sensitivities?

Food allergies are multi-factorial and there does not seem to be any one cause. Any of the following will contribute to the development of allergies and reactions. Continue reading “Food Sensitivities and Intolerance”

How To Break The Sugar Addiction

Since sugar is hidden within so much of what we eat, our brains have actually become hard-wired to crave it. Without us even knowing. Doesn’t that sound crazy, being addicted to a drug without even knowing it?

For many people, that is exactly the case. Here’s how sugar addiction works:

Sugar addiction works in the same way that any addiction (such as addictions to hard drugs, alcohol, and gambling) works — it interferes with the our dopamine receptors. There are theories that our brains think that sugar is so important because of a very outdated survival mechanism from our hunter-gathering days. Continue reading “How To Break The Sugar Addiction”

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Why Suppression Of Disease Is Making Us Unhealthy

Anyone who has been badly injured definitely knows the difference between relief from a pain killer and being healed.  In many cases of trauma, pain killers are needed.  Studies have actually shown that comfort and healing go hand in hand.  The same goes for antibiotics.  If you have a bad infection – whether internally like pneumonia, or externally like a dog bite, antibiotics are life saving.  But with both examples – pain or infection – there comes a point when you need to ask yourself if you SHOULD still be in pain, or if you SHOULD still be having infections.   Continue reading “Why Suppression Of Disease Is Making Us Unhealthy”

6 Tips to Conquering Brain Fog

There are many different reasons someone many experience chronic or occasional brain fog.  Sometimes it can be normal – maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, or you’re exhausted from traveling, or you’re under the weather. But for the most part, it shouldn’t be something you learn to live with or pass off as normal.  If you experience regular brain fog, here are some tips to helping eliminate it.  If it continues or is accompanied with other symptoms, it’s best to reach out to a functional medicine practitioner and identify the root cause. Continue reading “6 Tips to Conquering Brain Fog”