Entries by Karen

Candida, Depression, Brain Fog, Weight Gain and More

Candida and Its Impact on Your Health Most people are unaware that they have a candida issue.  Candida normally lives in harmony with other gut bacteria but if this balance gets disturbed this is when problems can occur and the candida yeast can proliferate.  It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, esophagus, and genitals. […]

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Probiotics Can Reduce Depression

Probiotics and Depression Gut health is a popular subject lately and for good reason.  As Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the Gut”.  We are only now beginning to understand how true this is, for our physical and mental health.  Your gut is made up of bacteria.  We need to have a balance between the […]

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Roasted Red Potato Salad

Roasted Red Potato Salad Makes about 8 cups Gluten, dairy and Soy free Roasting the potatoes first gives this added flavor and is a nice twist from the traditional potato salad. This recipe can also be egg free if you use an egg free mayo.  Ingredients 12-15 small to medium size Baby red potatoes (not […]

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Medication Tapering What you Need to Do First

Tapering off Your Medications What you Need to Do First Many people are anxious to get off their cocktail of medications as they end up not liking the side effects and/or they don’t like the way the medications make them feel.  I have heard numerous times “I tried to come off my meds and I […]

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Zinc Deficiency Signs and Symptoms and What to Take

Zinc deficiency and its Role in Mental Health By now you are familiar with a deficiency in B12 here, Vitamin D here  or  low magnesium and how it can have an impact on mood and behavior such as its role in depression, anxiety and ADHD.  But you may not realize that over 2 people billion […]

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Fluoride’s Impact On Your Health

Fluoride and It’s Impact on Your Health   Myth: Fluoride is Safe   On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids Michigan became the first community in the US to fluoridate the drinking water to prevent tooth decay.  What was not realized by citizens at the time is that fluoride is now considered a neurotoxin and can […]

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How to Know if You Have Hypothyroidism

Your Thyroid: Did your Test Results Come Back Normal? (But you still feel like crap)     An underactive thyroid is not always the easiest thing to pinpoint when you have so many symptoms that seem random to you.  And only more recently are doctors starting to recognize that an unbalanced thyroid can have an […]

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H2 Histamine Blockers Concerns and Deficiencies

Ranitidine: An H2 Histamine Blocker (common name Zantac, Pepcid) What You Need to Know First   Ranitidine is a member of the H-2 histamine blocker family of drugs. This medicine prevents the release of acid into the stomach.  It is used to treat stomach ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis, and Zollinger-Ellsion syndrome.  This is available OTC […]

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