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Reduce Inflammation Naturally with Nature’s Pac Man

Have you ever had a sore throat, been stung by a bee, or twisted your ankle? Do you have arthritis, back pain or headaches? Whenever you are in pain, even post-surgical pain, your body makes compounds in response to the injury which cause temporary redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Then naturally produced enzymes in your […]

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Berberine Offers Hope for Diabetes, Herpes and Brain Injuries

This is a true story, it is an actual email I received 3 days ago from one of you… “Dear Suzy, Five years ago this month I was to ER for emergency surgery….. Hernia cut off my colon…anyway after a year of surgeries and pain I was told I had diabetes 2 devastate me after all […]

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What Works Better than Antidepressants?

You’ve been programmed to believe that serotonin deficiency causes depression. If SSRI antidepressants actually cured people, we would not see escalating rates of suicide, agitation, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The secret sadness that people carry is not always apparent to the rest of the world. For example, I went […]

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Reishi Mushroom Power – The Plant of Immortality

I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms. The Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi, meaning “plant of immortality.” These medicinal mushrooms have a history of safety that goes back at least 2,000 years. In my world, any herb that’s […]

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Pain

The medicine your doctor never told you about (but should have)

Low dose naltrexone or LDN is the prescription medication that every doctor has heard of, but never prescribes. Regular naltrexone (not low dose) is used for heroin addicts, alcoholics and opiate withdrawal. I think that’s why doctors don’t really think about it, it’s for people with drug addiction.  That said, the low dose version of […]

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Holiday Stress Relievers

Tis’ the season to be … merry and jolly?  No pressure there! The holidays are in full swing and many people around this special time of year start to experience stress.  Whether you’ve overcommitted to holiday parties, financial strain to buy obligatory gifts, social anxiety, shopping baking, relationship strains (like your mother-in-law who is hard […]

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Frankincense and Myrrh

Frankincense and Myrrh Still a Wise Gift of Health

Around the holidays, we are reminded of the most famous gifts in history, frankincense and myrrh, carried by the wise men. Today, perfumes, incense and candles are often infused with these two wonderful aromas. Both frankincense and myrrh have medicinal properties, so holistic practitioners suggest these for patients as dietary supplements and essential oils for […]

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Vitamin D Testing Should Be More Thorough

Vitamin D is good for more than preventing Rickets. It helps offset the lack of sunshine during the winter, cold months when depression or melancholy sets in,  and immune cells get sluggish. When physicians talk about vitamin D deficiency, they are invariably talking about low levels of a compound called hydroxyvitamin D 25 or “25 (OH) […]

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Curry Beats Dementia, Diabetes and Cancer

As the snowy cold weather begins to roll into Colorado, I crave warmer, heartier meals like chili, stews and brisket. Juicing kale and celery when it’s 4 degrees outside doesn’t cut it. So at this time of year, garlic and curry go in everything I eat. Let’s talk curry today.  Penang, red or green curry, […]

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Methylation

Medicine Messes Up Your Methylation

You’re methylating right now! This means you’re turning folate (vitamin B9) from your food, into something else called SAMe. It’s the process called “methylation” and SAMe is your body’s head honcho, the CEO if you will! SAMe stands for S-adenosylmethionine and drives hundreds of chemical reactions in your body. If you ate a salad for […]

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