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Are You Cooking with Harmful Chemicals? – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen April 2012

As an integrative physician, some of the most important recommendations I make for my patients include advice on diet and healthy eating habits. But what about healthy cooking? Cooking techniques that can increase nutrient availability are certainly an important part of a health-promoting diet. However, many people don’t consider the fact that some cooking methods can also increase the presence of toxins in their meal. A significant number of consumer reports and scientific studies have revealed the presence of harmful, carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals in aluminum and other nonstick cookware products. Peer-reviewed research suggests that certain nonstick chemicals can contribute to cancer, birth defects, flu-like symptoms, elevated cholesterol, abnormal thyroid hormone levels, liver inflammation, weakened immunity, and other health problems. These chemicals also pollute the environment, including public drinking water, and pose numerous health hazards during the manufacturing process. Such staggering reports are encouraging many to look twice at the cookware they use.

Healthy Cleanse Essentials – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen June 2012

Spring and summer bring us wonderful warm weather, offering an ideal opportunity to engage in a gentle seasonal cleanse. Since many people are unfamiliar with this health-promoting process, I thought that now would be a good time to introduce the practice of gentle detoxification/cleansing and its numerous benefits. Warmer weather usually prompts us to eat lighter, healthier, more hydrating foods, which is perfect since nourishing foods of this nature are at the foundation of a successful cleanse program. Why should you do a cleanse? The main purpose is to clear the body of toxins, contaminants and heavy metals that can accumulate in joints, organs, tissues, cells and in the bloodstream. These health-robbing pollutants can come from a number of sources, including pesticides, environmental contaminants, everyday household products, overprocessed foods and packaging agents, alcohol, OTC and prescription drugs, and more. By giving your body a break from its toxic burden and deeply nourishing yourself with the right foods, supplements and exercise, you can reach a new level of health and vitality. A gentle cleanse can also help improve mental clarity and emotional stability; balance blood sugar, reducing cravings and crashes; increase strength, flexibility and stamina, and more.

Detoxification for Better Health – News Medical October 2010

Cold and flu season is right around the corner, so it's time to start taking the steps to keep your body protected. Natural chelation and detoxification expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz is re-shaping the way we look at detox methods by examining ways to enhance your body's natural defenses and prevent germs from attacking. Dr. Eliaz has profound information on various modalities of detoxification, including effective detox diets, integrative supplement formulas, lifestyle modifications, and detoxification therapies. Almost everything you encounter today, from tap water and car exhaust to non-organic produce is contaminated with heavy metals that can harm your body. The right detoxification techniques combined with smart lifestyle choices can lessen the toxic load on your system. Simple choices such as switching to organic or locally-grown produce, and using household products that contain fewer toxic chemicals and heavy metals will all contribute to a healthier body. Understanding the types of heavy metals that are toxic to your immune system as well as how they get into your system will help you make the changes needed to avoid them whenever possible.

Essential Guidelines for a Healthy Fall Cleanse

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the fall season is an excellent time of year to engage in a gentle detoxifying cleanse for greater health and wellness. According to ancient TCM philosophy, every season correlates with different elements and organ systems in the body. The fall season give emphasis to the large intestines, the lungs and emotions of sadness or grief. As such, a gentle fall detox using a cleansing diet, natural supplements and mind-body methods such as meditative breathing, offers an ideal way to lighten our systems, improve digestion and increase overall well being.By gently cleansing the physical, mental and emotional toxins (including heavy metals, pesticides, environmental toxins; toxic emotions and thought patterns, etc.) we can greatly boost our energy and vitality in preparation for the winter ahead.

How to Avoid a Detox Crisis

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Fall season is one of the most optimal times to engage in a cleanse for greater health and wellness. This transitional season offers the opportunity to lighten and energize your system in order to build health and maintain necessary vitality during the cold winter months.