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The growing diabetes epidemic has spawned a whole new industry of alternative sweeteners known as sugar alcohols. Consumers typically view them favorably because they are not artificial like aspartame. These products with low glycemic indexes are aggressively marketed to the overweight and those with insulin problems as ideal sugar substitutes. Why? Because they are derived from …

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In 2007, I gave a lecture at an international nutritional conference where I discussed how repression of acute and infectious disease and its symptoms can be a catalyst for chronic, degenerative diseases to take hold like asthma and cancer later on. For example, when the body “gives up” and a person stops experiencing acute illness …

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  By Michelle Goldstein, Mental Health Therapist Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a safe, effective and inexpensive medication which has been shown to be effective in treating an incredibly wide range of illnesses, particularly those that are autoimmune in nature. Due it its safety as well as efficacy, it has gained acceptance even among many …

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The term prebiotics is a relatively new term relating to the topic of gut health. The concept first came on the scene in 1995 when beneficial food ingredients that pass undigested through the stomach and intestines were first identified. Researchers were shocked to learn that these undigested foods actually served as nourishment for the probiotics …

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If you are an avid label reader like I am, you have surely noticed that the additive soy lecithin is listed in a wide variety of packaged and processed foods. Even products labeled 100% organic frequently contain it. Soy, called soya outside the United States, is one of the most common allergens permeating our food …

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One of the most detrimental FDA labeling regulations of all time is allowing food processors to label beta carotene as Vitamin A. Carotenes are pigments synthesized by plants and found only in fruits and vegetables, especially carrots and other bright colored veggies like tomatoes, cantalope and peppers. There are currently about 600 known forms of …

A Grain Free GAPS Birthday Party!

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By Melanie Christner NTP of Honest Body It’s our Maggie’s 10th birthday this week. Whew…her first decade! To give an indication of her personality, she holds the distinguished place of the “family fireworks”. This post is in honor of her. Much love to my dimple cheeked, blonde haired girl. A GAPS Style, Grain Free Birthday …