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Viruses and Autoimmunity

Viruses and Autoimmunity

Written by Dr. Susan Blum If you are a human, living and breathing on this planet, then you have already discovered that viruses are everywhere.  ...
How Stress Effects Your Heart and What You Can Do About It

How Stress Effects Your Heart and What You Can Do About It

Written by Dr. Susan Blum

For those of you who know me, either personally or professionally, you know that Mind-Body-Spirit self care strategies are at the core of what I practice and preach for preventing and treating chronic disease.  I meditate every morning and spend lots of time in nature. But more than this, I teach others about how stress affects your health and offer tools to do something about it.

The 5-Day Fasting Cycling Diet

The 5-Day Fasting Cycling Diet

By Dr. Susan Blum

Studies have shown that by following a very low-calorie food plan with very specific nutritional rules — a 5-Day Fasting Cycle — repeated every month for 3 months in a row, can help you achieve lasting weight loss, a boosted metabolism and improved blood markers of disease and aging.

3 Simple Steps To Great Gut Health

3 Simple Steps To Great Gut Health

By Susan Blum, MD

If you have gas or bloating after you eat, or if you experience constipation and/or loose stools, or any type of intestinal discomfort, you have a problem with how your gut is functioning. While this is commonly labeled irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, the diagnosis doesn’t tell you why you’re having this problem.

Mercury and Your Health

Mercury and Your Health

By Susan Blum, MD

Are you concerned about your exposure to mercury from the food you are eating? If you eat fish at all, then you should be. This can be confusing, but is very important because mercury can cause autoimmune disease and other health-related problems. That is why I decided to dedicate our April newsletter to this topic…to shed some light on this issue and to help you decide what to eat, and what to do to protect yourself from this environmental toxin.

Should You Take Probiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics?

Written by Dr. Susan Blum

Probiotics are living bacteria normally found in the human digestive tract that are usually ingested to improve the quality and quantity of the gut’s beneficial bacteria. One of the goals of taking a probiotic is to shift the population of gut bacteria toward one that is more healing and low inflammatory. But most people don’t know that probiotics do a lot more than just influence the population of the microbes that live in your gut.

Produce, Pesticides & You

Produce, Pesticides & You

Written by Lisa Malin

Pesticides were designed to be toxic to pests and unwanted plants. Mission accomplished! Unfortunately, many of these chemicals are also toxic to humans and wildlife.  Ooops…..Risks from pesticide exposure include respiratory problems, cancer hormone/endocrine disorders,  skin rashes, eye irritation, and even brain and nervous system toxicity. 

RECIPE: Grounded Muesli

RECIPE: Grounded Muesli

Recipe by Lisa Malin

Grounded Muesli, for a clean, no sugar added, nutrient dense alternative to store bought granolas and breakfast cereals. No cooking required!

Eat Your Vegetables!

Eat Your Vegetables!

Written by Lisa Malin

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines suggests we eat a minimum of 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day, but many healthcare professionals suggest we triple that amount if we want to see real health benefits. To make it easy on clients, I suggest they shoot for 8 cups of non-starchy vegetables per day, and here’s why:

Why Can't You Shed Those Extra 10 lb's?

Why Can't You Shed Those Extra 10 lb's?

Written by Lisa Malin

You’re restricting food intake, killing it at the gym, even doubling up on spin classes and, still, the scale won’t budge. Why?  Because the Eat Less + Move More weight loss model simply doesn’t work, and worse, it can lead to disordered eating, over exercising, guilt, shame, and feelings of defeat. Here's the truth...Read More

Resolution Hacks 101

Resolution Hacks 101

Written by Lisa Malin

January is finally here, and with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions, big and small. What can we do better in 2019? How can we stack the odds in our favor, and increase our chances of creating the life we want?  

Finished

Finished

Written by Lisa Malin

Lots to like about the Organic Pharmer 5 Day Jump Start. Click here to read more.