Category: Health

Why pregnant women eat dirt geophagy

Why Pregnant Women Eat Dirt: Benefits Of Geophagy

As a child, most of us at some time or another probably made mud pies or dirt tortillas. The ability to take a bit of soil, add some water, and begin to shape that soil into a delectable smorgasbord of imaginary food items is one of those universal childhood games. We probably also received a…
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Itraconazole, An Affordable Treatment for COVID-19?

Itraconazole: An Affordable Treatment for COVID-19?

I spend most of my time reading studies and textbooks on diets, ingredients, and human diseases.  However, last year I was forced into a position where I had to do some extensive research into Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) caused by feline coronavirus (FCoV) and stumbled across a rather unconventional, but noteworthy treatment.  But why does…
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Orthorexia is Bullshit

Orthorexia is Bullshit. Or is it?

Many from within the Paleo Community and other communities as well have declared that the entire concept of Orthorexia is Bullshit, even though it is clear that it is a rising term amongst eating disorder practitioners. It’s time to critically examine our beliefs around the eating disorder. Though Orthorexia Nervosa is considered a serious medical condition,…
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healing leaky gut

10 Tips for Healing Leaky Gut

The leaky gut syndrome is a condition by which the lining of the intestine becomes damaged, leading to increased intestinal permeability. The intestinal lining is one of the immune system’s major lines of defense against infections, toxins, and other threats that are introduced into the body through food and drink. Normally, the intestinal epithelial cells…
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propolis spray review

Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Spray Review

What is propolis? Propolis has been used medicinally since at least 350 B.C., the time of Aristotle. Greeks & Assyrians have used propolis for its healing properties to treat tumors & wounds; and Egyptians used it with their mummification process. Bee propolis is a composition of essential oils, waxes and resin, that bees collect from…
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Is Low Stomach Acid Bad For Your Health?

Is Low Stomach Acid Bad For Your Health? If you have ever watched television during the weeknight evening hours or had your regular radio programming interrupted by some messages from the sponsors, it is likely that you have been inundated with a slew of advertisements for antacids and acid-suppressing drugs, including the “purple pill” (Nexium), Prilosec, Prevacid, Pepcid AC, Zantac, and…
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5 Tips for Hormonal Balance for Women

The following is an excerpt from The Paleo Miracle 2:  Women of Strength by Joseph Salama and Adam Farrah (with a foreword by Sarah Fragoso and contribution by Kathryn Haldiman).    Hormonal imbalance is an epidemic in our modern society that can wreak havoc on women in a multitude of ways. Hormones are chemical messengers…
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Ask The Paleo Nurse: Vitamin D Supplementation

Vitamin D is a hormone precursor that has a primary function of promoting healthy bone formation by regulating calcium absorption in the gut and maintaining adequate calcium and phosphorus levels in the bloodstream.  Vitamin D also plays a number of other critical roles in the body, including modulation of the immune system, cell growth, the…
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High Blood Pressure, Salt, and Potassium

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition that affects 1 in every 3 adults in the United States.  Although hypertension typically has no signs or symptoms, it can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure. In this “Ask the Paleo Nurse” question and answer…
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Microbes, Metals, and Methylation: Three Reasons You’re Not Yet Optimal

If you’re anything like me, you began making health and lifestyle changes due to one of two factors: you were experiencing some sort of illness or you simply realized that you could become a much better version of yourself. It may have started with something as simple as optimizing your circadian cycle by setting a…
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