Toxic load refers to the amount of toxins we expose ourselves to on a daily basis and it goes hand in hand with nutritional bankruptcy. Usually, when one is present, so is there other. Toxic load includes: air pollution; drinking and bathing water laden with chlorine, fluoride, and pharmaceutical, plastic, and chemical residues; chemical off-gassing from furniture, sheetrock, paint and other building materials; body products like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, conditioner, hair dyes and lotions; heavy metals from vaccines and mercury tooth-fillings, foods that the body can’t digest: pasteurized dairy, wheat/gluten, and processed foods laden with chemicals and preservatives or GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and sugar (white sugar is a double-whammy toxin because it’s sugar and it’s GMO). … More QUIZ: What is your Toxic Load?
Unfortunately, today many Americans have very low immune systems and acidic bodies. Candida isn’t bad in it of itself; in fact, it is always around to help the body. Candida eats waste laying around in the body: toxins and food build-up that the body (particularly, the liver) hasn’t had a chance to deal with yet. However, this “candida employee” comes at a cost: it loves sugar and demands to be fed either with sweets or processed carbs; hence, it is behind many sugar cravings. Candida emits major gas as it eats—this equates to brain fog or feeling drunk, body aches, belching, flatulence or bloating, either intestinal or all over (I felt like I looked puffy or had the texture of a mushroom). So by hiring candida, the body gets some waste cleaned up, but it pays a price. … More What is Candida?
In 2010, I’d lived with chronic fatigue for over two years, my husband had lived with prostatitis for almost 5 years. I was sleeping 12 hours a night, taking a 2 hour nap during the day and I still never felt rested. It seemed like I woke up just as tired as when I went to bed. After two years, it was beginning to get depressing – I was just SO tired all the time. Back then I was in my early 20’s and they weren’t exactly roaring, if I were a car, I’d probably have been some 1970’s slow-moving clunker.
And I know I wasn’t the only one, I know countless women with “Hashimotos” (thyroid imbalances) suffering the same levels of exhaustion. … More How I Beat Chronic Fatigue Naturally in less than 3 months
In 2010, I’d lived with chronic fatigue for over two years, my husband had lived with prostatitis for almost 5 years. We both were on antibiotics twice a year for “sinus infections” and we survived on sugar, wheat and caffeine. Back then, we were two former Division I college athletes in our early 20’s, and yet we were tired, run down, and getting sick all the time.
Today, exactly six years later, we have two energetic toddlers and we are both healthier and more rested than we were six years ago. Actually, today we are healthier than we have been in our entire lives. . … More How I beat candida naturally in less than 6 months
When we get healthy, when we decide we are worth the investment of the highest quality lifestyle on the planet, shit changes really fast. I got physically healthy. Over those first six years I detoxed all the candida, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, seasonal allergies and sinus infections, and I eliminated every single health issue I had ever had and felt GREAT while doing it. (Granted there were a few rough patches of detox but in general I had more energy, a stronger immune system, and was way happier than EVER before). I had a very sudden spiritual awakening; I guess you could say I detoxed the atheist too! When you get healthy, it is just the natural state of things, there is no stopping it! And I then had to learn all about surviving and managing the world as an “empath”— and we are all empaths to some extent; some of us are more open to the idea than others but we are ALL empaths. … More What Happens on the World’s Most Efficient Diet?
We were pill-popping, fast food eating standard Americans so when the medical community struggled to diagnose and help either one of us, I started looking for my own answers. This is how economics saved my life and just possibly many others too. I started asking the simple questions I would in any economic situation or potential research question. I asked “Why—why is the world this way?” … More How Economics Saved My Life