Congratulations! You’ve started your new clean eating program of whole, real foods. Your body is slowly adapting to your new way of life when, suddenly, you wake up sick one morning. You have a headache, perhaps flu-like symptoms. Or maybe, like me, you suddenly develop an itchy rash over most of your body. You wonder why you feel this way. After all, you made this change in your eating habits so you could feel better. What is happening? Most likely, you are having a Herxheimer reaction. What is a Herxheimer reaction and how do you deal with it? [Read more…] about What is a Herxheimer Reaction and How Do You Deal with It?
Inflammation is the immune system’s healthy response to injury or to foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses, and also to proteins that escape the gut leading to autoimmune disorders. In a person with a properly functioning immune system, the inflammation goes away once the problem is resolved. It becomes a problem when the inflammation doesn’t go away, signaling that the immune system isn’t working properly. Because chronic inflammation can be caused by diet, here are the 10 best anti-inflammation foods. [Read more…] about The 10 Best Anti-Inflammation Foods
Are you a little tempted to try colon cleansing? Do you wonder about it?
Cleansing has become very popular lately. Popular and controversial. There has not been a lot of research or study on colon cleansing so there is no empirical data or ironclad answer. Some doctors say steer clear because it is unnecessary and dangerous while others prescribe it as a way to unclog your “pipes” and flush away the toxins. [Read more…] about Is Cleansing – Detoxing For Me?