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Apr 2022

The Dirty Dozen for 2022

  Environmental Working Group has published its research on the pesticide levels of conventionally grown produce in the United States for 2022. These fruits and vegetables were found to have the most pesticide residues this year: 1. Strawberries 2. Spinach 3. Kale, collard and mustard greens 4. Nectarines 5. Apples 6. Grapes 7. Bell and hot peppers 8. Cherries 9. Peaches 10. Pears 11. Celery…

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29

Apr 2022

Spring Detox

  As we crawl out of hibernation from the winter and greet the longer brighter days of spring our bodies adjust their circadian rhythms and acclimatize to the changing environment. Spring is the perfect time of year to do a dietary cleanse which can help shake off the accumulated excesses from the previous season. In my book, Body, I outline 3 different detoxification methods that…

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29

Apr 2022

Food Stressing You Out?

  Did you know food reactions can trigger an adrenaline response? When we react to foods we eat, an adrenaline response or stress response can be triggered and inflammatory chemicals can be produced. This isn’t considered a true allergic reaction, but more of a low grade sensitivity reaction. Food reactions can affect digestion, mood, pain, immunity, skin problems, brain function and seemingly unrelated concerns. Some…

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14

Mar 2022

Daily Detox

  Did you know that broccoli sprouts are a potent natural detoxifier? We are all exposed to environment toxins on a daily basis. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use in our home and on our bodies all contain potentially harmful toxins. From heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic and chemicals such as…

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18

Jan 2022

Being Your Own Health Advocate

  Everyone who receives my newsletter understands this concept to some degree. Basically, it means being responsible for your own health journey. One of my main passions is sharing education so others can better take care of themselves. While I’m not a doctor, the latin word “docere” means “to teach.” The more we learn about how to take care of our health, the more empowered…

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19

Mar 2020

Herbal Support For Stress and Immunity

Calming Herbs Passionflower, oatstraw, skullcap, chamomile, holy basil, lavender, California poppy, hops, St. Johns wort, catnip, lemonbalm, motherwort, valerian, linden, gotu kola, and kava are all herbs that have a calming quality to the nervous system.  They can help calm frazzled nerves, promote more restful sleep and ease tension. Use in teas or tinctures. Most accessible will be herb teas such as chamomile, lemon balm…

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28

Oct 2019

Paleo Pancakes

In a previous newsletter I posted a soaked buckwheat pancake recipe that we love in our house. It can be seen here on Dr. Kira’s website. Sometimes we like to mix it up with a “Paleo Pancake” recipe. Try this one for a hearty delicious breakfast. Here is a tasty blueberry sauce to drench them in


28

Oct 2019

The Tabata 4 min. Workout

Last fall I told you about Zach Bush’s 4 min. work out. This easy routine can be done anywhere at any time. Another potent 4 min. workout for those who have a basic level of fitness is called “The Tabata Set” named after Izumi Tabata—the  researcher who developed the protocol. While short in duration, it is very demanding aerobically and anaerobically and has shown to…

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28

Oct 2019

Zapped by Time Urgency?

We’re all in a hurry. At least that’s what it seems like these days. Everything moves faster—emails, news cycles, fitting everything in all in one day. It can be hard to keep up. The trouble is that this sense of Time Urgency is a major stressor in today’s society and is creating a constant gradual drain on our health and vitality. It’s a real thing….

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30

Jan 2019

What’s in Your Honey and Olive Oil?

We all rely on the quality of our food to keep us healthy. As a consumer, it’s important for us to be able to trust that the foods we buy are what they say they are. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for some things on the shelf. Honey and olive oil are two foods that are notorious for being diluted or cut with other inferior…

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