Food As Medicine Video Blog

Life-enhancing Segments and Interviews

Food As Medicine Video Blog

Life-enhancing Segments and Interviews


Is a Ketogenic Diet Good or Bad for You?

Is a Ketogenic Diet Good or Bad for You?

A ketogenic diet is well known for being a low-carb diet, where the body produces ketones, which are byproducts or the result of using fat for fuel instead of carbs (or glucose/sugar).

These ketones or byproducts are produced in the liver to be used as energy.

read more
Immune-Boosting Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea)

Immune-Boosting Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea)

“Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.”

read more
Differences Between IgE and IgG Testing for Allergies and Sensitivities

Differences Between IgE and IgG Testing for Allergies and Sensitivities

Both IgG and IgE blood testing are very important diagnostic tools that can provide an essential blueprint for immune system improvement. IgE (or immunoglobulin E) allergies are immediate responses to a foreign substance that has entered the body. These foreign substances can come from food or inhalation. IgG antibodies that provide long-term resistance to infections are called Immunoglobulin G. They have a much longer half-life (around 28 days) than the traditional IgE allergy.

read more
Important Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas + Quality is Everything

Important Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas + Quality is Everything

On today's blog, we discuss a kind of therapy that can keep you safe in a most toxic world, helping you eliminate accumulated toxins with long half-lives as well as dangerous heavy metals that cause disease over time.

Infrared saunas penetrate up to 1-1/2 inches below the skin to help detoxify and revitalize the cells and organs by allowing for efficient toxin elimination. Getting toxins out of our bodies on a regular basis before they attach to fat cells is paramount to retaining your health and quality of life.

read more
A Detailed Heavy Metal Detox Protocol

A Detailed Heavy Metal Detox Protocol

Identifying and eliminating heavy metals was no doubt one of my most pivotal steps to recovering from chronic illness. Once they were removed, the parasite that I had been trying to get rid of for five years went away, and other health issues decreased. It's not an easy process, and it's a topic many doctors don't discuss, but I am passionate about educating people on what I have learned through experience because it helped me so much!

read more
How Toxins Affect Hormones and Immunity

How Toxins Affect Hormones and Immunity

Dr. Joe explains how toxins damage the immune system by not allowing it to kill off infections as it normally would. He uses the example of how breathing in benzene from pumping gas impairs our white blood cells from doing their job or how eating food high in pesticides prevents us from making antibodies, a key part of our immune system that enables us to kill off the harmful organisms that try to get into our bodies.

He says researchers are just starting to become aware of toxins' role in autoimmunity. In utero, we learn what normal proteins are. The problem comes when we're exposed to high environmental toxins that are binding to normal proteins. This process changes what normal proteins look like to the immune system, which leads to autoimmune disease. The immune system becomes so compromised and confused and ends up using its extra energy to go after our own bodies.

read more
A Four-Step Solution to Modern Day Toxicity

A Four-Step Solution to Modern Day Toxicity

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is the father of science-based natural medicine. He has been involved in natural medicine for over half a century and is the founder of one of the largest naturopathic colleges in the U.S., Bastyr University.

He’s also trained generations of naturopathic doctors that are exponentially contributing to an improved state of health care in our country.

Today he comes to us with new information on toxins – where we find them, how to stop ingesting them, how to prepare the body to cleanse them, how to do a proper, safe detox once the body is prepared, and how to make sure they don't find their way back into your body.

read more
Practical Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Practical Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

We enter the world of the unknown while traveling and if we don’t prepare to safeguard our health on the road, there's a good chance it will suffer for lack of being able to find the same healthy fare we are accustomed to at home. On today’s Food as Medicine episode, we’re hitting the road with healthy supplements and tons of delicious, easy snack ideas.

read more
5 Natural Sleep Tips That Work

5 Natural Sleep Tips That Work

Sleep issues can be related to many different issues including hormonal imbalances, poor diet or a diet inappropriate for your current health needs, excessive stress or worry, lifestyle factors including lack of exercise or excessive screen time, pain, or brain chemistry imbalances.

read more