Food As Medicine Video Blog

Life-enhancing Segments and Interviews

Food As Medicine Video Blog

Life-enhancing Segments and Interviews


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4 Holistic Ways to Overcome PMS

4 Holistic Ways to Overcome PMS

Did you know that 75% of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome during “that time of the month”? That means 3/4 of women everywhere are dealing with headaches, lower back pain, mood swings, bloating, and fatigue for 25% of their lives.

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3 Natural Makeup Lines Compared

3 Natural Makeup Lines Compared

The personal care industry is still fairly unregulated, and makeup is one of those things many of us ladies use daily without always thinking of the adverse effect it could have on our health.

My team and I decided to do some research and put several natural makeup lines to the test to see if there was a way to upgrade our makeup so we can feel beautiful without sacrificing our health and safety.

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7 Days of Smoothies, Salads, & Soups

7 Days of Smoothies, Salads, & Soups

I've experienced many cleanses in my life, and I've either felt too hungry to carry out my daily responsibilities (like I was consuming too much sugar in the juice) or that my digestive system couldn't tolerate all the raw food. So I set out to create a cleanse that I could do while operating at my same level of daily activity without feeling hungry or throwing off my blood sugar (or nervous system), including warming spices and proper enzyme balance to support the digestive process.

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The Adrenal Healing Creamsicle

The Adrenal Healing Creamsicle

Have you heard of the saying “healer heal thyself”? When I get off balance, my adrenals are the first to suffer. I have a bad habit of biting off more than I can chew (no pun intended 😉 because I get so excited about new work projects and healing opportunities that...

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The Kidney Cleansing and Protecting Cocktail

The Kidney Cleansing and Protecting Cocktail

How often do you think about your kidneys and all they do for you? Most of us don’t pay enough homage to these exceptional organs that are constantly working on our behalf. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located just...

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