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Are Parasites Your Missing Diagnosis?


The hidden epidemic that can trigger weight gain, increase anxiety, destroy digestion and fuel sugar cravings.

Over 25 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.”

Could unsuspected parasites be holding your health hostage?

If you regularly struggle with a stubborn sweet tooth, fatigue, or any of the following symptoms, invisible culprits could be the underlying cause:

  • Anxiety, nervousness and depression
  • Frequent infections including yeast infections and colds
  • Intestinal issues like intermittent constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Difficulty sleeping or nighttime teeth grinding
  • Dark circles around or under the eyes
  • Acne, eczema, hives, rashes or other skin conditions
  • Sensory disorders such as vertigo, brain fog or poor coordination

Continue reading →

Taming the Toxins

heavy metal detoxHeavy Metal Detox Time

It’s that time again; time to take your body to the cleaners!

Today more than ever, our bodies are being bombarded by heavy metals.

Industrial pollution, mining, and increased pesticide use expose us daily to aluminum, arsenic, copper, lead and mercury.

Our oceans are becoming more and more polluted and the sea life that we rely on for nourishment is contaminated with mercury (and radioactive residues).

According to the American Heart Association, men who have higher mercury levels due to eating contaminated fish are almost 3 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than men with low mercury levels! Continue reading →

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Fabulous Fixes for Your 8 Most Frustrating Beauty Problems

natural beauty remediesUnlock the Keys to More Vibrant Hair, Skin & Nails

Spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up your beauty routine.

Here are some simple solutions for your most troubling hair, skin and nail concerns.

Complexion Rx: Goodbye Facial hair!

A lack of natural progesterone can create excess facial hair, no matter what your age or stage of life.

In the teens and twenties, thirties and forties, a lack of ovulation in a skipped period can cause the adrenal cortex to secrete the androgen (steroid) hormone androstenedione as an alternative chemical precursor for the manufacture of progesterone.

This steroid is associated with some male characteristics, one which is male-pattern baldness. Continue reading →

The Hidden Hormone Hazard

hormone disruptorsUnraveling the Mystery of Hormone Imposters

Many years ago I read a book called Our Stolen Future which sounded the alarm on hormone disruptors in the modern day environment.

This pioneering publication identified how synthetic chemicals, like the 70+ pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, could mimic natural hormones.

These chemicals, along with the 700,000 tons of pollution released into the air daily, cause birth defects, sexual abnormalities and reproductive failure in both wildlife and humans.

Reading this eye-opening book prompted me to want to test my readers and clients to see if their hormonal balance was being affected, and so I have been offering hormone testing for over ten years. Continue reading →

Rx for Recovery: Healing Substance Abuse with Nutrition

substance abuse recoveryDiscover how an amazing 15 ingredient “recipe” can radically transform your health.

The brain has the miraculous ability to reset itself.

The missing component from most substance abuse programs—whether it’s an addiction to caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, street drugs or prescription meds—is biochemical repair.

And in this day and age, FDA-approved prescription drugs have proven to be just as serious as their illegal counterparts.

In fact, prescription depressants, opioids and antidepressants are now responsible for more overdose deaths (45%) than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and amphetamines (39%) combined (Foundation for a Drug-Free World, 2015).

While emotional and spiritual support is also necessary, you can be counseled until the cows come home, but this won’t correct the chemical imbalances caused by nutrient deficiencies that perpetuate the condition. Continue reading →

Reversing Perimenopause Misery

progesterone hormone balanceThe Natural Hormone Solution

One little comment can really make your day!

And that was certainly the case this weekend.

I was introduced to a new friend who suddenly looked at me with a started look and proclaimed,

“Oh my gosh! You’re the same Ann Louise that wrote Before the Change—it changed my life!”

We then went on to discuss the trials and tribulations of a “misdiagnosed menopause” and how one of the Peri-Zappers I discussed turned her life around.

And it’s no wonder because natural progesterone is in short fall with many women these days due to a number of factors:

  1. You are deficient in zinc and vitamin B6, nutrient precursors of progesterone.
  2. You are not ovulating regularly, leaving you without a corpus luteum to create progesterone in the first place.
  3. Your body is converting progesterone into cortisol as a result of stress.

But here’s the kicker. Progesterone may be dramatically connected to the inability to lose weight when we hit the perimenopause years. Continue reading →

Raw Energy Breakthrough

energy breakthroughNucleic Acid Rich Algae Rejuvenates and Slows Down Aging

Nucleotides are an overlooked and forgotten dietary element that are intimately tied to slowing down the aging process.

Abundantly found in sardines, yeast flakes, and broken cell wall chlorella, nucleotides are the building blocks for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

DNA is the substance that contains the secret of life itself, whereas RNA is the messenger that carries these secrets to every single one of our cells.

DNA and RNA are both nucleic acids found in the nuclei of every living cell.  They are credited with helping our bodies repair themselves, creating new tissue, maintaining a strong immune system, and conducting many other important functions.

That’s probably why they’re so highly concentrated in breast milk—and why they are now routinely added to infant formula. But we adults need them, too! Continue reading →

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Get the Salt IN

celtic salt vs himalayan saltUnderstanding Salt and Sodium

Nearly 20 years ago I wrote a book called “Get the Salt Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Salt Out of Any Diet.”

If I were to rewrite that book today, it would be entitled “Get the Salt In: How the Right Kind of Salt Will Save Your Life.”

Salt is so important that—back in the day—it used to be worth its weight in gold and was used as a form of currency.

The truth is that sodium—found in the form of sodium chloride or salt—plays countless critical roles in the human body that no other macro-mineral can come close to matching!

Without the right kind of salt, our bodies would become like statues. Sodium has a surprisingly pivotal effect on all of our muscles (especially the heart) calming effect on stress, and catalytic role in digestion. Continue reading →

Palm Fruit Oil: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Palm Fruit OilIs This New Superfood A Good Choice?

Much the same way that coconut oil became a trending topic a few years ago, palm fruit oil is now gaining recognition in the health food arena.

How does it stack up?

Pretty well it seems.  I can see a number of potential benefits from using palm fruit oil—it is very heat stable, contains a number of phytonutrients, and is a heart-healthy option to use in place of toxic shortenings like margarine.

There are, however, some complications in the sustainability of palm oil production.

Read on to learn how to make an environmentally conscious choice that can dramatically benefit your health…

The Good

Traditional cultures in Africa and South America have regarded palm fruit oil as a sacred food for more than 4,000 years.  What distinguishes palm fruit oil from other plant oils is its fatty acid composition—50% saturated, 40% unsaturated and 10% polyunsaturated, which is good news for cholesterol levels! Continue reading →

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Quick Fixes from Your Pantry

Home RemediesSpring into Action with 2 Easy Home Remedies

Although temperatures are still plummeting with record breaking cold, spring is right around the corner, according to the calendar.

Here are some easy fixes and home remedies that can prepare your body for spring and clear up any painful mysterious maladies along the way:

Start with Castor Oil…

Feeling blah? A castor oil pack is used to stimulate the liver and gallbladder as well as to draw toxins out of your body by triggering lymphatic drainage.

It is also used topically to remove brown spots, crow’s feet, as well as lessen the pain from neuralgia and myelin sheath degeneration.   The use of castor oil packs often result in a remarkable sense of well-being, and decrease elevated cholesterol and liver enzyme levels in the process.

You will need: 100 percent pure, cold-pressed castor oil; wool (not cotton) flannel; and a heating pad. Continue reading →

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