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Coco Rinse for Good Oral Health

Good dental hygiene and excellent oral health have a beneficial effect on your overall wellbeing. Glossy white teeth not only give you your brilliant smile, but the mouth-body connection has been well established by medical science. Healthy teeth and gums are linked to the prevention of many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, lung conditions, and even cancer. You may find it hard to believe that an ancient Ayurvedic practice from India can transform your body by detoxifying it. Recently, I started using a coconut oil rinse called Coco Rinse by Kismet Essentials. I was instantly impressed when I saw that...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Naturopathic Perspective

In my clinical practice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are two very common chronic conditions that are often debilitating and very difficult to treat. The physical, mental and emotional stress incurred by the individual (as well as their loved ones) is often very difficult to witness, yet, strangely inspiring. From a clinical standpoint, is important that individuals suffering from chronic fatigue who suspect they may have FM or CFS should ask that their physician first rule out other organic causes of fatigue such as anemia, hypothyroidism, and viral infections [eg. Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Lyme disease, Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV...

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

With the majority of us living in cities, our toxin levels are at a high. We are surrounded by pollution from the air, water and wastes and are affected by these toxins on a daily basis. It’s unfortunate to say that our food is no different. With pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotic and hormone fed animals, our diet is also changing from how our ancestors ate. Do you eat organic? An alarming number of us don’t. Our busy lives have us rushing 24/7 and we hardly stop to think about what we are putting in our mouths. Why eat organic? People...