Is your daily shower making you sick?

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The quality of our drinking water is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. It is important to consider not only the presence of pathogens or contaminants, but also the routine addition of chemicals that may cause us harm. Chlorine is a chemical typically used as a disinfectant in public water supplies as an effective way to reduce the level of pathogenic bacteria in our drinking water. (1) Unfortunately, this chemical, and other common… Read More

RHR: The Highly Effective (But Little Known) Treatment For Chronic Sinusitis

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Well, folks, I blew it with the audio this time.  My recording settings weren’t set properly, so we had to use the Skype back-up.  Sorry! Pork has been getting a bad rap in the blogosphere lately.  In this episode we explore whether pork deserves the harsh treatment, or whether it’s merely a victim of misunderstanding.  We also discuss a novel treatment for chronic sinusitis, which by some measurements is the most common chronic disease in… Read More

Myths and Truths About Fiber

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For decades, fiber has been touted as an essential component of a healthy diet. The supposed benefits of a high-fiber diet have been drilled into us through recommendations by our doctors, government, and the food industry alike, yet many of these health claims have not been proven by research. In fact, many studies have demonstrated that excess intake of fiber may actually be harmful, particularly for gut health. The majority of the research supporting the… Read More

Don’t miss the Paleo Summit!

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Sean Croxton at Underground Wellness is hosting an online Paleo Summit. You’re not going to want to miss it!

Upcoming talks in 2012

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Interested in seeing me speak in person? Check out this post for a list of events I’ll be presenting at in 2012.

The high price of antibiotic use: can our guts ever fully recover?

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If you need to take antibiotics and are looking for ways to reduce the side effects, please see this article. Maintaining proper balance of healthy gut flora is a crucial yet widely misunderstood component of human health. While the development of antibiotics has lengthened our lifespans, our excessive and inappropriate use of these drugs may be causing serious long-term consequences we are only now becoming fully aware of. These consequences not only affect our individual… Read More