Month: January 2017

Insomnia Solution–Part Two: Treat the Root Cause

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Insomnia sufferers, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. What are the reasons for not sleeping well? And what’s actually happening when we don’t sleep? We all know it feels bad, but why is it bad and how does it lead to illness? As you can deduce from the previous discussion about what sleep does, lack of sleep has a profound effect on regulation of key aspects of our internal biology, as well…

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Insomnia Solution–Part One: The Power of Deep Sleep

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Insomnia Antidote: Sleep is the Boss

Sleep, like food, is powerful medicine. There are few aspects of our daily lives that are as profoundly essential and influential to our health and healing as getting good sleep. Sleep is a magical, mysterious time that allows us to power down, repair, replenish, and renew—providing the deepest healing and renewal available to us.

We must sleep—this is one…

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Cruciferous Vegetables: Powerful Detoxification Medicine

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The cruciferous family of vegetables–your favorites like cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli–are so special in their deliciousness, but also possess magical chemistry that supports many key dimensions of our health, like detoxification, antioxidant protection, and control of inflammation. Through their detoxification attributes, they help us neutralize and eliminate…

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Create a Healthy Microbiome to Heal and Energize

microbiome, gut health, probiotics, prebiotic food, heal the gut, feed the gut, feed the microbiome, energy

After decades of helping clients recover from persistent complex illness, I have come to view the gut as a key part of the solution to energy recovery. The gut and its inhabitants–the microbiome–are central to our health as the seat of our nutrition, immunity, detoxification, as well as important emotional wisdom–all critical drivers of our precious energy.Solving the riddle of persistent…

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