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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’re 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 “a drug for every bug” and can be life-saving in isolated cases. Unfortunately, they’re over-prescribed and their use is […]

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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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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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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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Client Success Story: I Healed My Thyroid & Fixed My Digestion

Client Success Story: Jeanne’s Testimonial After several years of not feeling well and having concerns about my overall health, I decided I could no longer push away my anxieties or accept that at the age of 67 I was just “aging.” In 2012, I had my gallbladder removed in an emergency situation because it was […]

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Sleep for Weight Loss, Better Memory and Healthy Aging

Poor sleep is associated with an increased risk of dementia, depression, mania, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and obesity! Sleep is essential for healthy brain function, weight loss, balanced hormones, improving memory, increased energy during the day, younger-looking skin, healthy aging, learning, and optimal performance. It’s the time when our body repairs from the mental […]

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The Dangers of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Acetaminophen is a pain relief drug found in a variety of over-the-counter medications and prescription pain relievers. Tylenol, the most common brand of acetaminophen in the U.S. and over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most sold pharmaceutical drugs worldwide. The active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen is found in more than 600 drugs including […]

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Toxic Chemicals Affect Your Brain, Hormones and Health

Toxic chemicals are everywhere nowadays! They’re in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the soil, the personal care products we put on our body, the household products we use in our homes, yards and garden, and the environment. The obesity epidemic, the rise in autism, autoimmune disease, neurological disorders, […]

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