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practical paleo: a customized approach to health and a whole-foods lifestyle

In books, paleo, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

This title will be released on August 7, 2012. Pre-order now!

Our great-grandmothers didn’t need nutrition lessons—then again, they weren’t forced to wade through aisle after aisle of packaged foods touting outlandish health claims and confusing marketing jargon. Over the last few decades, we’ve forgotten what “real food” is—and we’re left desperately seeking foods that will truly nourish our bodies. We’re disillusioned with the “conventional wisdom” for good reason—it’s gotten us nowhere.

Achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, “diet foods,” or feelings of deprivation has never been easier. Practical Paleo explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods commonly marketed as “healthy”—like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy—will improve how you look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss. Even better—you may reduce or completely eliminate symptoms associated with common health conditions!

Practical Paleo is jam-packed with over 100 easy recipes, all with special notes about common food allergens including nightshades and FODMAPs. Meal plans are also included, and are designed specifically to target:
body composition: fat loss & muscle “mass” gain
athletic performance
immune health: autoimmune conditions & compromised immunity (allergies, frequent infections)
blood sugar regulation: diabetes & hypoglycemia
brain health: Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s
Cancer recovery
digestive health: IBS/ IBD/ Crohn’s/ Colitis/ Celiac
headaches & migraines
heart health: cholesterol & blood pressure
hormonal health: PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, ED
joint health: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia
mental health: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression & mood disorders
skin health: acne, eczema, Psoriasis
thyroid health: Hashimotos, Graves

Practical Paleo is THE resource you’ll reach for again and again for information on healthy living, delicious recipes, and easy-to-understand information about how a Paleo lifestyle can help you, your family, and your friends—regardless of their current health status.

This title will be released on August 7, 2012. Pre-order here now! Don’t miss out!!

cure tooth decay:heal and prevent cavities with nutrition

In books on July 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Forget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Your teeth can heal naturally because they were never designed to decay in the first place! They were designed to remain strong and healthy for your entire life. But the false promises of conventional dentistry have led us down the wrong path, leading to invasive surgical treatments that include fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants.

Why is our modern society so plagued by tooth decay? Did indigenous people from primitive cultures suffer as we do, with rotting teeth? Knowing the cause of the problem is always the first step in correcting it. Ramiel Nagel, in this book about curing tooth decay, addresses these questions and much more. Ramiel does an excellent job exposing the root of the problem. He explains the difference between true prevention and just temporarily treating the symptoms.

The author is not a doctor or a dentist, but became intensely interested in the subject of curing tooth decay due to his young daughter’s badly decaying teeth. This situation caused him to be fearful and it was this fear and his love for his daughter which motivated him to find a solution to his daughter’s pain and suffering.

I have come to learn through much negative experience with the mainstream medical system, that knowledge acquired through medical school, which is mostly funded by the drug companies and other corporations, is not designed to serve the public’s best interests. It is instead designed for profit. Discouraging natural preventative and curative treatments, while promoting only symptomatic treatments, allows the disease process to progress underneath the surface and provides an avenue for future profits. Ramiel Nagel reveals how this conundrum is especially relevant to modern dental care. I love the following example he uses to illustrate this concept.

“In this example, imagine that a tooth is an orange. Imagine a rotting orange, with a small moldy spot. The moldy spot is equivalent to tooth decay. The equivalent of a dentist placing a dental filling would be removing the moldy spot with a knife and filling the spot with glue. Once the mold is removed, the decay process temporarily slows down. A few more days sitting out, and another moldy spot forms. This is just like how, over time, tooth decay continues to progress even after you get a filling.”

Ramiel travels a bit farther with this comparison, including the root canal procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

if naturopaths are quacks then I must be a duck: allopath vs. naturopath

In books on July 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

An Allopath is a medical doctor, an “M.D.” An Allopath’s extensive training is in cataloging symptoms of illness in order to diagnose diseases, then treating those diseases primarily through surgery, drugs or radiation, ergo the “cut, poison and burn” mentality. MD’s receive very little training about diet and nutrition, as most medical schools do not consider them to be important factors. They often do painful, humiliating and invasive testing procedures like x-rays, MRI’s, biopsies and the like in order to make a diagnosis. Generally speaking (apart from regular physical exams), they wait for you to get sick and then attempt to treat or mitigate the symptoms; in other words reactive medicine. Allopaths generally consider that as long as you’re doing okay in keeping your symptoms in check using medications, that you’re “healthy.” They are addressed as “Dr.(Whomever)” (it amazes me how many people do not even know their doctors’ first names), and the people they treat are referred to as their “patients.”

A Naturopath is a natural medicine doctor, an “N.D.” which stands for “Naturopathic Doctor,” or this week for me, a “C.T.N.” which is a “Certified Traditional Naturopath.” Next week I suppose I might have to be referred to as a “P.W.H.S.F.D.I.A.H.”, or “Person Who Has Some Fairly Decent Ideas About Health”, for all I know. Honestly, this havoc over titles is exhausting! Our training, which is rather extensive, is in general wellness, boosting the immune system to prevent dis-ease, and in finding natural ways without harmful side effects to work with symptoms that have already developed. We use no invasive testing procedures. We try to restore people to a state of glowing, radiant health, and do not consider doing “okay” or being maintained on perpetual drugs as “health.” In contrast to the primarily reactive nature of allopathic medicine, we would define naturopathic medicine as predominantly proactive.

A huge difference between Allopaths and Naturopaths is that Allopaths are trained to fix what’s already broken, while Naturopaths are trained to help prevent it from being broken in the first place: Fixing versus preventing, and treating symptoms versus identifying and addressing the root causes.

Allopaths are also okay with using drugs for maintenance. Naturopaths, however, stress change – the right foods, enough water and exercise, and getting rid of the patterns and habits that caused the symptoms in the first place. Doesn’t taking a pill to relieve a symptom only reinforce the bad habit that caused the problem in the first place? Yes!”

excerpt from “If Naturopaths are “Quacks”… Then I Guess I’m a Duck: Confessions of a Naturopath” by Shauna K Young

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if naturopaths are quacks then I must be a duck

In books on July 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

What is a Naturopath, and what does one actually do? How does a “Traditional” Naturopath differ in philosophy and scope of practice from other types of so called “alternative” practitioners? What can I expect to gain by seeking out and consulting with a practitioner like Shauna? Are my health freedoms and choices in the United States and beyond really under attack? These are just a few of the questions and answers that are addressed by Shauna K. Young, a Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN) with a PhD in Natural Sciences, in this unconventional and revealing look at a medical art and health option that is being exponentially embraced by the public, and is therefore under increasing scrutiny and literal attack from a number of forces within the government and other medical communities. With the way that the healthcare (or rather “sick-care”) industry functions in this country and elsewhere today, books and other sources of information addressing these issues are vitally important. Even though these works are certainly not fun and sometimes even a trial to read, they are necessary for gathering the kind of information not being readily or voluntarily disseminated by the Allopathic medical and pharmaceutical powers-that-be. This is NOT one of those books…. Just from the lighthearted title alone, it should be easy for the potential reader to anticipate that this is not going to be a “hard” study, or that taking on this book will prove to be one of those tasks you feel you probably should do, but don’t really want to do. Rather than shrink from the label of “Quack” that is so often attributed to anyone who dares to challenge conventional thought or tread outside the confines of the dogmatic and exclusionary medical paradigm, this book embraces it – taking it more as a compliment in being recognized as freshly different from the stagnant norm. While there is undoubtedly a lot of extremely useful and easy to understand healthcare and wellness information in this book, that education is probably not the primary impression the reader will be left with. No, instead this book is purposely conversational in tone to be easily understood. It is presented as more of a memoir and cautionary tale than a medical lecture. This book is like no other – Part informational, part personal memoir, part plea for people to wake up and take charge of and protect their own health freedoms, this book shines always with humor, love, intelligence and passion. It will definitely make you laugh, and maybe cry, but mostly it will make you think. After reading this, hopefully there will be many more people out there who will believe and assert that their own health shouldn’t be up to anyone else, and that they should always defend personal options and choice when it comes to their own bodies. Rather than “live and learn”, this book instead encourages people to “learn and live”!

excerpt from “If Naturopaths are “Quacks”… Then I Guess I’m a Duck: Confessions of a Naturopath” by Shauna K Young

Buy on Amazon for Kindle here                  Buy Book here

Read Sean Croxton’s review & rant here: