The Making of a Medical Dissident: My Path to Functional Medicine

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'Always curious about alternative medicine, I didn’t see the light until I was prescribed my first medication for my first diagnosis – postpartum hypothyroidism. Having never had to put any effort into my well-being (no exercise, yes all-nighters, McDonald’s, and candy), it was dissonant to appreciate that I had something wrong inside me when I looked, pretty much, the same as always.

Sure, I had been forgetful and tired, but I had just completed a decade of medical training and had a baby. I wanted to “get rid of this”, so I went to a naturopath and she introduced me to the interconnectedness of the gut, hormones, and immune system. She helped me to ask, “why” my thyroid was being attacked, and gave me tools to heal.'


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The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do
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'The classic Fat Flush was first published more than 15 years ago and was really the book that launched the diet/detox revolution. What gives Fat Flush such longevity? The book challenged all the weight loss rules with unique protocols that produced faster and longer lasting results than any other diet book on the market. 


Fat Flush introduced the idea that the right fats can make you lean and trim, and how you can harness the fat burning power of the liver to supercharge healing, regardless of age and hormonal challenges. It’s a health book masquerading as a diet book!'

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The Buzz on Bee Pollen: Nature’s Superfood


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'Throughout the world, bee pollen is used to treat a variety of health problems including allergies, obesity, infertility, anemia, the common cold, and more. 

It contains properties that help keep bad bacteria in check, helps blood cells, improves endurance, extends longevity, regulates the intestines, and is also thought to have qualities that support cellular health. 

It is no wonder why many nutritionists and food experts continue to incorporate bee pollen into diets and health products.'


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How to Start Exercising: A Beginner’s Guide to Working Out


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'Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Soon after you start exercising, you’ll begin to see and feel the benefits that physical activity can have on your body and well-being.

However, working exercise into your routine takes a lot of determination, and sticking to it in the long term requires discipline.

If you’re considering starting to exercise but don’t know where to begin, this article is for you. Here’s all you need to know about starting a routine and sticking to it.'


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Controlling Blood Sugar with Cinnamon and Coffee Fruit


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'Even people who pay careful attention to what they eat may see their blood sugar levels increase as they get older. Likewise, aging is associated with a potentially hazardous decline in insulin sensitivity. 

The regrettable outcome is that an ever-growing number of adults are diabetic or pre-diabetic, with glucose levels that are slowly but surely rising above the desired threshold of 100 mg/dL.

Fortunately, scientists have discovered that, in addition to weight loss and exercise, certain phytonutrients can help your body defend itself against these dangers.' 


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How To Live A Medication Free Life

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'In my practice, the most important criteria for clinical success is a shared belief system. I learned the importance of this approach from my mentor, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, who put terminal cases of metastatic cancer and degenerative diseases into long-term remission for 27 years of his career. 


I also have followed a literature that supports his philosophy. These medical studies demonstrate the fact that “expectancy” is the most powerful driver of outcomes.'

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End Pharma Liability Shield Endangering Public Health and Human Rights


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'In 1982, when the pharmaceutical industry threatened to stop producing government-licensed and recommended vaccines for children unless vaccine manufacturers got a product liability shield, Congress gave Big Pharma most of what it wanted in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.

It was tort reform legislation sold to parents and the American public on the backs of children legally required by states to get federally recommended vaccines to attend school.

Even though by November 1, 2016, $3.5 billion had been awarded to more than 3,500 vaccine victims through the federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) created under the 1986 law, 2 out of 3 claims have been denied throughout the entire history of the law’s implementation'



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Sad News: USDA Dumps Plans To Test Foods For Glyphosate Herbicide


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'The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly scrapped plans to start testing food for glyphosate, the primary component of the Monsanto-made herbicide RoundUp.

The agency announced last year that it would begin testing food for glyphosate beginning in April 2017. In late 2016, data released by the USDA showed varying levels of pesticides, fungicides, and weed-killers in 85% of foods it sampled through its Pesticide Data Program. One sample of strawberries tested positive for 20 different pesticides.'


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Is Horseradish Nature’s Best Antibiotic?

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'Mother Earth News even asserted:

"Ounce for ounce, horseradish contains more medicinally active compounds than most other spices.

And they are very active — they can clear congestion, thin mucous, reduce inflammation, squelch cell-damaging oxidants, fight bacteria and viruses, relax muscles, stimulate the immune system — and even battle cancer. That makes the humble horseradish one special spice." '

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Marijuana: The Super Antibiotic Of The Future


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'A Game Changing Study

In 2008, however, a first of its kind study conducted by a team of British and Italian researchers had already found that one of the world’s most commonly cultivated plants could stop MRSA in its tracks: marijuana.

Specifically, the team tested five of marijuana’s most common cannabinoids against six different MRSA strains of “clinical relevance”, including epidemic EMRSA strains, which are the ones responsible for hospital outbreaks. They found that every single one of the cannabinoids tested showed “potent activity” against a wide variety of the bacteria.'


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