Lectins are substances that bind sugars and carbohydrates together found in regularly consumed foods. There are two subclasses of lectins: Prolamins (like gluten) and agglutinins.  Lectins are the toxic part of plants natural defense system against pests, fungal infections, and predators. Nowadays, genetically modified grains i.e. corn contain higher levels of lectins to deter predators […]

“The impediment to action advances action.  What stands in the way becomes the way.” –Marcus Aurelius Often times when it comes to making changes in our health it requires us to make lifestyle changes, such as exercising or eating a different way then we are accustomed to, therefore change can be difficult and we struggle […]

Today’s recognized father of Epigenetics is Dr. Bruce Lipton. He initially coined the term in 1995. Epigenetics is the change in organisms due to modifications in gene expression rather than gene code alteration. Changes are due to signaling to DNA within the body influenced by environmental forces and our perceptions/beliefs. Dr. Lipton’s book, Biology of […]

1) Cold Showers Start with dipping your face in cold water. Progress to a scottish shower where you finish with a cold shower.  You can work yourself up to taking complete cold showers. 2) Singing or Chanting Humming, mantra chanting, hymn singing, and upbeat energetic singing all increase Heart Rate Variability.  Singing has been found […]

The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, referred to as the rest-and-digest system. The word vagus means “wanderer,” because it wanders all over the body to various important organs. The vagus nerve is largely responsible for the mind-body connection since the vagus nerve reaches the brain, gut (intestines, stomach), heart, liver, pancreas, […]