Entire books have been written on ways to minimize the toxic hits our bodies take every day. From the products we slather on them to the furnishings we live and sleep in to the offices we work in, even to the cars we drive, most of us are steeped in toxins around the clock.
One of the key concepts in my work is “toxic load,” in other words, the sum total of all the harmful things that your body is exposed to. When we do everything in our power to reduce that toxic load, for instance, reducing our exposure to chemicals in the home, we reduce chronic illnesses and lead healthier, happier and longer lives.
Indoor plants do more than just look pretty. Certain plants can actually help improve the air quality and bring a bright, uplifting energy to your indoor space. Get to the nearest nursery and get your green on!
For a lot of my patients, especially those dealing with digestive and autoimmune problems, what stands between them and feeling great is an insidious but fixable problem we in the integrative health world call ‘leaky gut,’ or gut ‘permeability.’ If low-grade ills are dragging you down, leaky gut should probably be on your radar…
Here in the land of plenty, quantity has long been king when it comes to food (The Big Gulp! The Big Mac! Super-size It!). And that, unfortunately, has made millions of Americans overweight, not to mention, sick and old before their time. How can we start reverse this health mess? By reinforcing the message that it’s the quality of our food that matters above all else. In this day and age, quantity is a killer.