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Vitamin D Insufficiency and Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop on the uterus and are the leading cause of hysterectomies in reproductive-age women. They often lead to long, heavy periods, back or pelvic pain, constipation, back pain or leg pain, and even difficulty with or incomplete urination. The incidence of fibroids is increasing among women of child-bearing age.  They can be …

On the Road Again….

I’m currently exploring beautiful North Carolina on my birthday week which will end in a conference with some of my mentors and peers in alternative health, wellness, and fitness. Until then however, it is me, a rental car, and winding back country roads. I was lucky enough to land in Asheville, which sports a Whole …

Herbed Heirloom Tomato Salad with Red Kraut

Cultured foods are historically how we have gotten probiotics and maintained healthy digestive tracts. With the advent of pasteurization and the non-discriminating hyper-vigilance against all bacterium, supplements are the most common and reliable route to maintain healthy digestion. However, if you want to begin putting back in your diet (and want to know why) review my article …

Making Water Tasty

One of the most important things you can do for your health and vitality is drink water. Most Americans are chronically dehydrated; if your urine is not pale yellow you are not drinking enough! (the exception to this is for those taking a B complex or multivitamin) One of the common complaints I hear is …