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5 Practical Ways to Balance Your Gut Health

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-+*It has been said that, “You are what you eat”.  A recent idea came my way though, that we actually are not.  To be more specific, what we really should be saying is, “You are what you eat, digest, absorb and don’t excrete“.  If our ability to process and package our nutrients for absorption is … (read more…)

5 Good Reasons to Drink Organic Wine (If you drink wine…)

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-+*Chemicals Anyone? Grapes are customarily sprayed heavily with pesticides both on their skins and on the ground surrounding them. As many as 18 different chemical residues enter their roots and remain on their skins when being pressed into pulp to be made into wine.   Amazing we shop for organic food but when it comes … (read more…)

Lamb’s Quarters… My New Green BFF!

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-+*Many people see Lamb’s Quarters as nothing more than a common weed, never realizing that a tasty and nutritious green vegetable could be enjoyed, free for the picking.  The European relative of spinach and beets, it grows throughout the North America and bears large quantities of edible, spinach-flavored leaves you can collect from mid-spring to … (read more…)

Sit for a Living?

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-+*The latest meta-analysis confirms that the more you sit, the more at risk you are for diabetes.  Sitting seems to have an immediate effect on how your body metabolizes glucose. When you sit, your muscles are not used, and quickly become more insulin resistant.  Studies have shown that people who sit after eating have 24% … (read more…)

Amazing Video Documentary on Hawaii’s Open Field Testing of GMO’s

-+*Recently a colleague sent me this interesting video documentary he directed about Hawaii being the global center for open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). Please spread this education around to your friends and family members.  We all need to stand up for change until the entire world knows the truth surrounding agricultural practices by … (read more…)

The Surprising Connection Between Buddhism and Modern Psychotherapy

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-+*I had the opportunity to hear neuroscientist, Dr. Steve Prime speak at the Vancouver Buddhist Temple about Buddhism and Neuropsychology.  His current research is aimed at better understanding the cognitive and cortical processes that underly perception and sensory-motor coordination.  Dr. Prime talked about the interesting connection between modern psychotherapy and Buddhism and the research examining … (read more…)

The Gut: Foundation for Good Immune Function

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-+*The most expansive location of our immune system cells are actually made in the gut’s mucosal lining.  Would you believe 70%!  The mucosal lining has a kind of selective permeability. Pores in the gut wall allow nutrients to pass through and when they are broken down sufficiently get absorbed into the bloodstream.  Other undesirable things … (read more…)

Journalist, Bill Weir, Finds Health Problem on Routine Story

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-+*video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Journalist, Bill Weir announced some personal health news this week.   While on assignment reviewing illness prevention and undergoing a CT Scan for the report, it was discovered that he was at risk of suffering a major heart attack.  California doctor, Dr. David Angus, who treated Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong, … (read more…)

Ornie the Pig and His Cookie Cravings

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-+*Is this you?  How often do you fight the same cravings day in and day out? Many times these addictive foods in our lives are related to food sensitivities.  I know, sounds sad doesn’t it?  It goes like this….  The food sensitivity sufferer craves foods which when eaten, temporarily create a feeling of well-being and … (read more…)

Diet Success – Consider Metabolic Typing

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-+*I‘m back!  Sorry for the delay in posting. I have been totally geek-ing out with two new additional services offered by Caterpillar Fitness. Before I tell you what they are, let me ask you this…. Are you confused as to what foods are actually good for you? You keep hearing conflicting remarks on what you … (read more…)

Cat Dillon

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