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How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve & Strengthen Vagal Tone

The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It connects your brain to many important organs including the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, heart and lungs. It’s involved in controlling the immune, endocrine, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The vagus nerve plays an important role in activating parasympathetic tone (calming, rest, digest and repair branch) […]

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Paula Principles for a Happy, Healthy Life

Paula Principles are strategies that I have found over the years to be foundational building blocks to changing your body, transforming your health, and improving your life. You will move closer to living a happy, healthy, disease-free life when the Paula Principles are put into practice as your lifestyle medicine. Many of these Paula Principles […]

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Autoimmune Diseases are Skyrocketing • Root Causes and Triggers

Autoimmune diseases and lifestyle dis-eases have skyrocketed in the last decade. This includes diseases such as cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, thyroid dysfunction and other hormone problems, chronic respiratory disorders, oral disease, diabetes, and mental illness. What’s interesting about this shift is the research showing that the main contributors to autoimmune diseases and lifestyle diseases […]

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The Best Natural Antibiotics

Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. They have obviously saved lives as they can eliminate infections that could be deadly. Unfortunately, they are vastly overused and often prescribed unnecessarily, especially for viral infections, colds, flu, sinus infections, and other conditions they were never meant to treat. Antibiotic use is becoming more specific […]

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Melatonin Health Benefits

Melatonin is a hormone that’s secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It’s essential for quality sleep and healthy sleep-wake cycle. There’s 10-15 times more melatonin in the blood at night compared to the day time. Levels start to increase during the night when it’s dark, reaching the maximum in the early hours between […]

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Inspirational Testimonials and Success Stories

Over the years, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to help hundreds of men and women restore their health and heal naturally. Here’s just a few of the testimonials and success stories from clients I’ve worked with that you’ll find truly inspirational. Inspirational Testimonials and Success Stories Sherry’s Success Story. Before I started working with […]

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Parasites: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions

Parasites are more common than many people think. They’re often overlooked as a potential root cause of autoimmunity, colon disorders, allergies, unexplained pain, and many chronic health challenges. Intestinal parasites are abnormal inhabitants of the GI tract that live off and have the potential to cause damage to their host, negatively impacting many aspects of […]

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Epigenetics – Your DNA Is Not Your Destiny

Epigenetics describes the interaction between environmental elements such as our diet, lifestyle, our mindset, thoughts and stress, which act as epigenetic signals that can change the physical expression of your genes. Your genes won’t change, but the way they’re expressed will. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, fatigue, and autoimmunity […]

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Methylation, Epigenetics and Your Health

Methylation is an important biochemical process that occurs in every cell and organ of your body. Methylation is the process of taking one carbon molecule and three hydrogen molecules, known as a methyl group, and applying it to every bodily function such as thinking, repairing DNA, turning on and off genes, fighting infections, how the […]

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The Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA and DHA

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans and more deadly than excess trans fat intake according to a PLoS Med, 2009 study. Over the past 150 years, the western diet has changed so much that the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids has changed from 1:1 to 1:25 (and even up […]

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