Monday, July 13th, 2020

Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Pro-inflammatory chemicals Your body has the ability to heal you but if it is constantly fighting to keep you well, then the luxurious idea of losing weight is put on the back burner while your body just tries to keep you afloat. Here are just a few examples of the pro-inflammatory chemicals that we come […]

Friday, June 26th, 2020

The Genetic Basis of Trauma-How Fear Impacts Our DNA

Trauma, chemical signatures, and epigenetics Traumatic experiences can leave a “chemical signature” on your genes, which passes down to future generations. This is not by a genetic mutation. Rather, the trauma alters the expression of a gene by turning it on or off. This impacts the subsequent functioning protein that the gene codes. This is […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Lumps, Bumps and Body Shame

For over a year now, I have been regularly seeing Tamara Renee or her employees over at The Body Lab in La Jolla, California. She has radically changed my body for the better. Its easy to assess others’ health, but sometimes your own is a bit more elusive, which was the case for me. As […]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Black Health Matters-4 Action Steps For Restoring Your Health

Black Health Matters – 4 Action Steps For Restoring Your Health It’s a difficult time for the black community. We are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 with black people being twice as likely to die. At a time when many of us are trying to shield ourselves from catching the virus we now feel called to […]

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Hormonal Problems? Could It Be an Estrogen Dominance?

Estrogen vs progesterone and effects on the body Estrogen increases cellular growth, especially in the uterus during the first part of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen also stimulates the maturation of the egg-containing follicle in the ovary. It is responsible for keeping the cervix the right consistency for possible implantation via the sperm. When it is in […]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Best Treatment for Endometriosis Might be Cannabis

What is the endocannabinoid system? Let me explain a little about cannabis and the endocannabinoid system so that you can understand the science behind this misunderstood plant. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) was never something we were taught about in medical school. It happens to run from your brain to your bowels…and the receptors, known as […]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Naturally Treating the Thyroid with Diet

What does the thyroid do? The thyroid is frequently overlooked, but it is a critical organ to the overall functioning of your body. It is located in the middle of the lower neck, and it produces hormones that influence every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. It controls your energy levels and regulates metabolism. […]

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Liver Healing Smoothie

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects one in ten women of childbearing age. It is a condition where certain hormones are out of balance. These imbalances typically show up as irregular menstrual cycles, a higher level of androgens (a type of hormone including testosterone) in the body, and small cysts in the ovaries. PCOS can cause symptoms including […]

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Are Stealth Infections Like Lyme or Mold Behind Some Mental Health Diagnoses?

Biofilm disease, stealth infections, traumatic brain injuries, and psychiatry Inflammatory markers are well-documented in psychiatric literature. Stealth infections, like candida, herpes, mold, Lyme and its co-infections, can all elicit rampant inflammation and fatigue in the body by disrupting cytokine function and spinning the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis down, respectively. This is usually the first step in […]

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

How Safe Are Birth Control Pills?

Birth control pills are controversial Unfortunately, conventional medicine does not seek the causation of disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, PMS, menopause, or acne. Rather, physicians prescribe birth control pills to address symptoms. But, at what cost? Long-term use of birth control pills has been controversial. Research has shown risks for strokes, heart disease, thromboembolism, […]

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