detox foot padsEvery few years, a new silver bullet grips the health community. Atkins. Bone broth. Detoxing. Fermented foods. Paleo. Green smoothies. Keto. BPC. With each new movement, dozens of products flood the market, duking it out for consumer attention and dollars. Some are legit and beneficial,

high dose vitamin cEver since Linus Pauling popularized the practice of taking high dose vitamin C orally to combat the common cold in the early 1970s, some within the alternative health community have enthusiastically touted the benefits of a “vitamin C flush” or ascorbate cleanse. 

SarahThe Healthy Home Economist holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

infrared saunaMy recent monthly newsletter which discussed our family’s near infrared sauna from SaunaSpace generated dozens of excited emails into my inbox. Apparently, many people are considering an infrared sauna for themselves to reap the myriad of health benefits bestowed by this traditional therapy.

Most of the questions I received in response indicated some confusion over the differences between near infrared (NIR) and far infrared (FIR) or “full spectrum”

vaccine detoxWhen it comes to childhood immunizations, the approach with the least long term risk to your child’s health is refusing the shots in the first place. It’s a better strategy to avoid the myriad of vaccine related health problems from the start rather than scrambling for an effective vaccine detox to unwind the immune system damage later.

foot detox spaMany health conscious people realize that gentle cleansing baths are a necessary undertaking in our polluted world. From the many emails I receive on the subject, however, a basic bathtub is surprisingly not available in some living complexes. In those situations, a foot detox is absolutely the next best thing!

A relaxing foot soak is also a good way to destress while watching a movie or reading a book in the living room.

enema coffeeThe humble therapy known as the coffee enema is a critical component of the most effective alternative cancer therapies in the world. This includes the Gerson Institute in California and the treatment program used by the late Nicholas Gonzalez MD, an oncologist from New York City.

The ability of coffee enema therapy to rapidly remove toxins from the body to speed healing has generated a groundswell of support from other alternative practitioners.

ginger bath ingredientsA ginger bath is one the most beneficial and enjoyable cleansing baths to try when the weather outside turns warm and the idea of a hot bath becomes unappealing.

To be sure, detox bathing is a less important practice during the summer months due to the increased sweating of the body during the day which serves to facilitate the release of toxins and impurities.