2017 Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen

When the human genome was sequenced in 2003, researches learned that disease isn't hardwired into your DNA. But quite the opposite. Your DNA is heavily influenced by your lifestyle and environment. This is called epigenetics. And these epigentic factors such as environmental toxins heavily influence long-term health and disease. We are exposed to environmental toxins everyday, many beyond are control, but we can control what we put into our bodies. This is why I recommend eating foods that are organically grown and preferably local but this can be expensive. For this reason, I love the list that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases each year. EWG list the most toxic fruits and veg

What you Don't Know CAN Hurt You

Why you must get the Right Thyroid Tests Thyroid is one of the most vital hormones in your body and unfortunately one of the most under diagnosed and improperly treated health conditions. It influences every cell, organ and hormone in your body which is why there are over 200 symptoms related to low thyroid. It’s not enough to have ‘some’ thyroid hormone. Every cell needs exactly the right amount You may find that you describe thyroid symptoms to your physician, but end up with another diagnosis. If you say the words "fatigue," "weight gain," and "depression" to many doctors, you may leave the office not with thyroid tests but with a prescription for an antidepressant or anti-anxiety. Or y

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