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Functional Medicine Sessions are ON right now

33+  leading experts in functional medicine, nutrition, exercise physiology, immunology/allergy, mind-body medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and much, much more will share their knowledge with you absolutely free in a way that you can understand and implement.

The Functional Health Summit Will Teach You–

  • Why weight loss is never a one size fits all approach
  • Why your gut status is the key to restoring health
  • How to prevent disease before it happens
  • How medications can cause Leaky Gut
  • The common myths the food industry helps perpetuate
  • Why everything you thought you knew about exercise is wrong

The Functional Health Summit Is ON Right Now

The Functional Health Summit will take place online for FREE from April 14th to April 21st.  Each day, 4-5 interviews will be available to watch on demand for a 24 hour period. The information each interview contains will be educational for you–even potentially life changing–as you learn the importance of these new healthy practices for you and your family.

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The Functional Health Summit is free for all attendees. Archives of the summit (Audio, presentations and transcripts) will be available to purchase for those who wish to retain the educational information that will be presented.

Don’t miss Functional Health Summit 2015! This is the future of medicine, if it has one.

Are Prescription Medications Really the 4th Leading Cause of Death?

“Is the Health Care System itself the cause of your health problems?” It very well could be. Especially if your visit to the doctor fits the status quo – You have probably experienced the 5 minute chat with the doctor followed by either a prescription medication to treat your symptoms or a complete dismissal of your symptoms all the while being told that you have too much stress and should take an anti-depressant.

Today’s health care environment is not designed to improve your health.  If it were, the doctor would spend lots of time with you.  If the current system of prescribing drugs for chronic disease was effective, we would have less heart disease, less cancer, less arthritis, less diabetes, less obesity, less bone loss…  The fact of the matter is, the current system has not led to less disease.  It has become the 4th leading cause of death!

Consider the following quote from The Journal of the American Medical Association

“Hospitalized patients had serious adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) and 106,000 had fatal ADR’s, making these reactions between the fourth and sixth leading cause of death.”
Lazarou J, Pomeranz BH, Corey PN. Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients JAMA 1998; 279(15):1200-05.

I want you to be part of the biggest grass roots effort in the world designed to help change the lives of millions of people for the better.  A movement that teaches the lessons that what you eat matters, and how you exercise is important.  A movement geared toward preventing health problems, not masking symptoms with drugs.

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quest for cancer cure

quest for cancer cure

If you have not yet registered, make sure to grab your front row seat here at no charge.

It’s an amazing 11-part, investigative report (60 minutes style) documentary mini-series that will broadcast to the world (for free).

This dramatic docu-series follows one man’s “quest for the cures”, as he travels the country interviewing the topmost doctors and scientist and the patients they treat.

If you’re ready to discover the TRUTH and how you can not only prevent, but even treat and beat cancer naturally, then you don’t want to miss what some are calling ‘The Event of the Year’… and it start TONIGHT, so hurry :-)

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17

What Is ADHD?

by Martin Pytela

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 11% of children between the ages of four and seventeen in the U.S. These children’s symptoms include having trouble paying attention in school and difficulty in controlling hyperactive behavior. Having difficulty staying focused and failing to listen closely to details can adversely affect their scholastic performance. The tendency toward impulsive behavior can lead to problems with behavior and social interactions in a classroom setting. Statistically, boys are more likely to have ADHD than girls. In fact, 20% of all boys in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ADHD before entering high school.

The treatments for ADHD fall into three categories: nutritional alternatives, therapy and counseling, and medication. Nutrition supplements for the brain and central nervous system include EMPowerPlus Q96, a blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Psychological counseling teaches children important skills to adapt and manage behavior. Common prescription drugs include Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall. Please see the infographic below for more details about the symptoms and treatments for ADHD.

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10 Day Detox Cookbook

10 Day Detox Cookbook

Guest blog post by Dr. Mark Hyman

Your kitchen might be under the cruel reign of the food industry. When you remove the sugary, processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage and replace them with real, whole foods, you have a chance to stage a revolution and reclaim your kitchen.

Getting the obstacles to weight loss and health out of your way will transform your kitchen into a place of true nourishment and healing.

In fact, taking back our kitchens and embracing the act of cooking real food is probably the single most important thing that any one person can do to create a healthy, sustainable food system. It is also a magical alchemy that transforms individual ingredients into ambrosia and pleasure.

My philosophy is to “Eat real food.” So the best thing to do immediately is to take an afternoon to hunt and gather in your kitchen. Be merciless, and throw out any products that are not real food. Toss all highly processed, factory-manufactured Frankenfoods. Keep and going forward, choose only fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and lean animal proteins such as fish, chicken, and eggs.

Now, I understand that not everyone is ready for or wishes to undertake such a dramatic change. That doesn’t mean you need to take an either-or approach and succumb to the processed, sugary foods that contribute to diabesity.

A few simple upgrades can transform your diet without radically altering your life. While simple, these seven replacements can create dramatic changes in your diet that don’t feel restrictive or “diet-ish”

1. Replace breakfast with a protein smoothie. Most people start the day wrong, having dessert for breakfast or skipping this most important meal altogether. A protein shake makes an easy replacement to stoke your metabolic fire to burn more calories during the whole day, accelerating weight loss. You can load a shake with superfoods, proteins, healthy fats, and phytonutrients that will keep your blood sugar balanced and your energy high throughout the day. Plus, they are very filling and satisfying— no worries here about going hungry. Protein shakes sustain you and help you control your appetite throughout the day. Grab some of my favorite shake recipes here.

2. Upgrade your meat and eggs. Conventional meat and eggs often come loaded with hormones, antibiotics, from animals fed with grain and other foods that definitely do not belong in their diets. Look for animal products that are pasture-raised, grass-fed, and antibiotic-, hormone-, and pesticide-free. Go on a low-mercury diet by sticking with small, wild, or sustainably farmed fish. By the way, whole eggs are okay; you don’t need to stick to just egg whites. Yolks contain important vitamins and fats needed for brain and mood function.

3. Replace gluten starches with green vegetables. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, and oats. It has been around since we began cultivating grains 10,000 years ago (still relatively new in the human diet). But 50 years ago, the type of gluten changed as we created new strains of wheat (genetically altered dwarf strains I call Frankenwheat), and this has created a veritable epidemic of problems, including a 400 percent increase in celiac disease and a dramatic rise in gluten sensitivity, affecting about eight percent of the population. While gluten-free grains are best, all grains (including breads, cereals, and snacks) — even gluten-free ones— can spike blood sugar and insulin. To break the addiction cycle, we need to shut down insulin production as much as possible. An easy way to do that is simply substitute another leafy or cruciferous vegetable for what would normally constitute a starch on your plate. You can easily do this when dining out as well. If your entree includes a baked potato, simply ask your server to substitute sautéed spinach.

4. Replace bad oils for good oils. Corn, soybean, canola, and sunflower oils contain inflammatory omega-6 fats and currently make up 10 percent of our calories. Instead, stick to extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin coconut butter (also known as coconut oil). Extra virgin olive oil contains polyphenols, which are powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Olive oil has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease as much as or more than statins. Coconut butter or oil is a powerful cellular fuel and also contains anti-inflammatory fats such as lauric acid, the same fat found in breast milk. For high-heat cooking, grape seed oil is also safe.

5. Replace bad fats for healthy fats. The standard American diet (SAD, indeed) contains a massive amount of pro-inflammatory fats that keep you sick, tired, fat, and inflamed. Make the leap to anti-inflammatory healthy fats. Have one serving of a healthy fat at all meals, which might be ¼ avocado, wild-caught salmon, grass-fed beef, or nut or seed butter such as almond or cashew.

6. Replace snacks with nuts. Get rid of the sugary, processed snacks and keep nuts in your pantry instead. They have been proven to help with weight loss and reduce the risk of diabetes. They are also a great snack because they are full of protein, fiber, minerals, and good fats. Buy raw or lightly toasted unsalted nuts. Avoid nuts that are fried or cooked in oils. The best are almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans. Stick with one or two handfuls for a snack once or twice a day. But be careful, nuts have a tendency to raise blood sugar if you binge on them. Remember a serving is 10 to 12 nuts or a good handful.

7. Replace coffee for green tea. Coffee can interfere with your liver’s detoxification mechanisms, makes you less insulin sensitive, and its caffeine content revs up your stress hormones.  Make the switch to green tea and stick to one to three cups a day.  The small amount of caffeine won’t hurt and the antioxidants will heal.

The easiest and quickest way to jump-start these replacements is to reclaim your kitchen with 29 delicious recipes in my brand new Starter Kit. In addition, you will receive my 10-Day Detox Diet Roadmap, and 5 Tips to Eliminate Belly Fat.

Get started right now with your free download.

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Altered Genes Twisted Truth
Altered Genes Twisted Truth

Let us all read it, and speak about it every chance we get. GMO foods probably are the single most important issue affecting our food supply, and our health.

“…the mainstream media have been highly selective in what they report — and have consistently failed to convey information that would cause concern about these engineered products. Moreover, Druker demonstrates that the policies imposed by the media magnates have been, in his words, ‘not merely selective, but suppressive.'” Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE and UN Messenger of Peace

“Druker’s brilliant exposé catches the promoters of GE food red-handed: falsifying data, corrupting regulators, lying to Congress. He thoroughly demonstrates how distortions and deceptions have been piled one on top of another, year after year, producing a global industry that teeters on a foundation of fraud and denial. This book is sure to send shock waves around the world.” — Jeffrey M. Smith, international bestselling author of Seeds of Deception & Genetic Roulette

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth reveals how the inception of molecular biotechnology ignited a battle between those committed to scientific accuracy and the public interest and those who saw genetic engineering’s commercial potential. Steven Druker’s meticulously researched book pieces together the deeply disturbing and tremendously important history of the intertwined science and politics of GMOs. Understanding this ongoing struggle is a key to understanding science in the modern world.” — Allison Wilson, PhD molecular geneticist, Science Director, The Bioscience Resource Project

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