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I just wanted to get this quick note out if you haven’t heard yet! Although there are differing reports from various sources, there’s enough information to warrant the alert. E. coli O157:H7 has been implicated in recent sicknesses and deaths in Canada and the US. The states which have reported infections include: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state.  Continue Reading »

We all have basic necessities for survival and health. Clearly, those things shouldn’t be compromised. It’s my belief (based on solid evidence) that we are best off when these necessities are “clean”. Not only should your health-conscious “gift-receiver” have them, but you should too! Continue Reading »

After a bit of a hiatus due to many fun family adventures, I’m back to writing articles that will help you get and/or stay healthy!

Today I wanted to write about some ways to know if you’re generally healthy. Without having some foundational health parameters in place, it’s more difficult to handle specific issues. Below are five ways that can help you determine if you have some of the basics in place.
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I’ll assume by now that you realize eating pesticides on fruits and vegetables can be harmful to your health. There’s plenty of research you can find on the internet explaining the dangers if you’re not convinced.

That said, it can be pricey and sometimes not even possible to get organically-grown fruits and veggies. Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tests pesticide levels on over 50 fruits and veggies every year. The list for 2017 is out now. Continue Reading »

It sounds like a no-brainer. Of course we should all get massages. They relieve stress, right? Or can it actually be stressful to get a massage?

As you know, no two people always respond the same to the same treatment or stimulus. This concept applies to massage as well. They’re not for everyone. So how do you know if they’re good for you? Well, how do you feel after a massage? Do you get extremely tired, spaced out and need to take a nap afterwards? Do you feel completely energized and wish you could get a massage daily because it revives you so much? Lastly, do you simply feel at peace and less stressed after a massage? Let me explain the difference in meaning between all of these outcomes. Continue Reading »

Sleep is absolutely critical. Make it a priority, because there’s just about nothing you can do to combat the effects of not sleeping deeply enough. Obviously not sleeping enough is a reason to wake up feeling unrested. I’m not talking about that. I’m going to discuss the reasons people may feel unrested even with 7+ hours of sleep.  Continue Reading »

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written an article. One of the main reasons is because I just began taking a 3-year post-doctoral, functional neurology program. I’m learning a plethora of information on how to accurately diagnose and treat complex and simple conditions as they relate to the brain and nervous system. The brain and nervous system are two of the most important areas of the body that need to function well for optimal health and reversing health conditions. In this article, I’ll discuss four, simple and basic ways you can help improve your brain function. Continue Reading »