The Second Pillar of Health: Detoxification

In my last post, we discussed the first pillar of health: Nutrition. In this next post, we will discuss the second pillar of health: Toxin Avoidance and Removal. The world we live in today is vastly different from the one our grandparents and great-grandparents experienced. The amount of chemicals we are exposed to everyday has increased dramatically in recent decades. On The Dr. Oz show in spring of 2014, Mehmet Oz reported that pesticides on our food have increased 100 fold in the past ten years. And that doesn’t begin to cover all the other areas of chemical exposure in our lives. For example, this morning you probably woke up after a night of sleeping in a mattress full of flame-retardant chemicals shown to cause irritation to the human body. Your little ones may sleep in the same flame-retardant covered pajamas and on a similar mattress. These same children are exposed to mercury in vaccines and silver fillings, as were you, their parents. As you slide on your glasses, you probably have no clue that they contain BPA, a known carcinogen. After realizing the house smells a little “off” you may spray some unwanted phthalates into your home in the form of air freshener. Next you might slather on some make-up that unknowingly contains parabens which are known to disrupt hormone function. And all this happens before you eat breakfast. You may not realize that the constant exposure to noxious substances can slowly start to build up in your body. Some of the results of toxicity is the human body are: allergies fatigue gall stones migraines depression cancer insomnia infertility Within your...

The Four Pillars of Health: Starting with Nutrition

Through years of searching and studying about human health, I discovered four undeniable factors that create the foundation of a healthy, happy life. The path to this discovery was winding and long. But by taking the long road, it seared these four factors into my brain and understanding. Over the month of August, we will cover these four items in depth, with a new topic each week. This week we will discuss the first pillar of health, and arguably the most important: NUTRITION. I’m not talking about eating a salad at lunch and feeling like you’ve done your job for the day. I’m talking about in-depth, concentrated-nutrient nutrition – the kind Americans simply don’t get anymore. This has occurred in part because several generations have been taught what to eat by marketing campaigns and TV commercials. The good news is that by making small changes, you can make a huge difference in your overall health and vitality. You just need to know what they are. Here’s the truth: organ meats, butter, lard, and bone broths are some of the most nourishing things you can include in your diet. I know the thought of liver is not appealing to most people, but it holds amazing amounts of concentrated nutrition for the human body and protects us from stress and toxicity. Butter and lard have perfectly designed fats that help vitamins and minerals get to where they need to go. Without the right kinds of fats in your diet, many of the nutrients you ingest are not properly utilized and end up leaving the body unused. Bone broths heal the lining...