Toxins that Trigger Autoimmunity & How Fasting, Detoxing Can Help

2020-09-01T17:35:54+00:00Detoxing, Health, Heavy Metal Detoxing|

The world we are living in today is full of people with autoimmune disorders, and 70% of autoimmune conditions are caused by environmental factors. If you think about it in the last 50 years we have seen a dramatic increase in the production and use of chemicals, pollutants, and toxins, so no wonder we've seen an increase in autoimmune (and other diseases) conditions, which is exactly why I will never stop shouting how important lowering your toxic load and toxic exposures are. Last week I talked about lifestyle changes you can make in your life to overcome your autoimmune condition, and this week I wanted to focus on the 6 toxins in particular that are linked to autoimmunity. If

Lifestyle Changes to Help Your Autoimmune Condition

2020-08-28T01:17:20+00:00Health|

There are many lifestyle changes we can make in our every day lives to help autoimmune conditions. First, ask yourself if you believed your autoimmune condition to “run in your family”? Think again. Science is now showing us that that genetic predisposition accounts for only 30% of all autoimmune conditions, while the remaining 70% are a result of environmental factors.  Keep an eye out for these environmental factors: Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals like mercury and lead Mold is common in many of our households, schools, and workplaces. The products you use for your daily skincare and makeup routine might contain parabens. Be careful when you shop at the grocery store to avoid foods with pesticides. Many plastics and furniture contain

How Many Hours Should You Fast?

2020-08-13T00:58:26+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “how many hours should I fast?” Well, that depends on what health benefits you are hoping to achieve.  The longer you fast, the more the benefits add up.  However that doesn’t necessarily mean longer is better for everyone. For example, if you’re hoping to increase ketones, a 17 hour fast may be what you need, however if you’re trying to heal a musculoskeletal injury, you’ll want to work your way up to a 72 hour fast. And of course, if you’re new to fasting, read my Beginner’s Guide to Fasting.   Here are the benefits of fasting broken down by hours fasted: 13-15 hour fast A 13-15 hour fast is

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