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What is Obesity? An Intuitive Healer’s Perspective

Welcome to my mini-series about “How to Heal the Top 12 Diseases of Mankind”. Obesity affects almost 2 billion people worldwide! Obesity is increasing so fast, especially in children, that experts predict by 2035 there will be over 4 billion people with it, unless we reverse the trend. Takeaway:  What is Obesity? What Causes Obesity?  Obesity, Glyphosate, and Your Microbiome. Obesity has risen exponentially since the introduction of Glyphosate and other farming chemicals. ...

Chronic Disease Rising Fast – Where’s the Missing Data?

A rising health awareness in the Post-Covid era indicates a new game is in play. Covid gave us a big wake-up call, a reminder to focus on DETOX. Now our most important personal responsibility is to protect our DNA and build a resilient microbiome, the very root of our immunity. This article is a bird's-eye overview of global trends in chronic diseases. These top 12 diseases are the biggest killers of humankind. What's happening now and what can we expect by 2050? Three Surprises make this ...

Body Acidity: What’s Your Emotional pH?

Your body pH is a major key to living a long and healthy life. Balancing your body pH means regulating your acid-alkaline chemistry. This is a huge part of your health and protective immunity to every known disease be it cancer or the common cold. When your body pH is acidic, you’ll feel “off”. We can easily maintain an alkaline pH if we first understand the root factors that affect it. And these might surprise you! I do not wish to downplay the importance of fresh foods, optimal digest...

Top 24 Delicious Foods that Dissolve Cancer Stem Cells!

Do you enjoy green tea, apples, and blackberries? Or would you rather buy online a bottle of softgels with Epigallocatechin-3 EGCG from Walmart? Ha Ha! Take ginger root for example. Wouldn't it be far more delicious to just chomp on real ginger? But now you can go online to Amazon or RiteAid to buy capsules of pure dried ginger powder from China. It's laughable! The list goes on. As Big Pharma races to patent expensive new anti-cancer drugs, a recent study just made our healthy ...

BIOFILM: ROOT of Chronic Disease?

Three out of five people will die of chronic inflammatory illness worldwide. Why do we see rising chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's? Recent electron microscopy reveals that these chronic diseases are inseparably linked to complex BIOFILM communities of pathological microbes that can hide in the body and become resistant to antibiotics. What is BIOFILM? What ailments are associated with it? How can we AVOID it? Shouldn't we take a closer look at BIOFILM, ...

Is Coffee Paleo?

By Jane Barthelemy. So, is coffee Paleo? Well, the correct answer is NO. Even wishful thinking won't put it in the Paleo era. The bullet-proof truth is that coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia c. 900 years after Christ, roughly 10,000 years after the Paleo period. One of today's most profitable and addictive habits, coffee was actually banned in Mecca in the 1500's as intoxicating and inciting radical thinking! But royal intervention changed all that, and soon coffee spread ...

How Did We Get ADDICTED to “HEALTHY” foods we eat EVERY DAY?

Many people tell me they’ve quit sugar. They eat “Healthy” foods like organic noodles, fried rice, granola bars, chips, and prebiotic sodas. These ultra high-carb foods instantly turn to sugar in the body. So I wonder “What’s the disconnect?” Last week I hosted friends for a week’s visit. They like to snack every 3 hours on sugar or carbs. I said nothing, but it was an AHA! MOMENT!  Now I FINALLY understand. Every ADDICTION brings cravings. We feel “hungry” and want more FUEL ...

Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the tree is sustainable or earth-friendly. How is Xylitol produced? How does it affect the body? You deserve to know the truth to make an informed choice. ...

10 Steps to Maintain Healthy Weight as We Age

Is it normal and unavoidable for our bodies to expand every year? I don't think so. Weight gain is NOT not a necessary part of aging. We sometimes think of midriff fat as negative only for our outer appearance. But in fact the midriff bulge hides invisible health risks inside your body in both men and women. There are myriad causes and cures for the expanding midriff. It's a poorly understood topic that affects millions. In this heavily researched article I'm offering a multi-leveled approach ...

The Total Liver Cleanse: 6 Steps to Harmony

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and the second in command after the heart. If the heart is the Supreme Ruler who makes the decisions, the Liver is the Prime Minister who executes all the plans. Your liver has the all-important job of detoxing and filtering your blood to remove toxins and pathogens, to balance the organs and keep you alive. Asking if you should detox your liver is like asking: “How long are you planning to live?” We live in an environment where we are ...

Just Go Barefoot! EARTHING: Fast-Track to Health

When was the last time you walked barefoot on the ground? Can you remember the feeling of sweet-scented grass underfoot, or soft sand squishing up through your toes? ‘Earthing’, also called ‘Grounding’ just means connecting to the Earth’s natural frequency. Earthing is simply the act of being ON the ground, or wearing leather soles, not rubber. It is based on the science that the earth is negatively charged and has an abundant, never-ending supply of negative ions which benefit ...

High Fiber Foods Keep Your Gut Clean!

I've said it before, and I'm saying it again. FIBER is essential and DELICIOUS! There are so many wonderful ways heal yourself every day. A healthy intestine improves your blood sugar level, blood pressure, brain cognition, immune system, and oral health. YES! Let’s take a look at the BEST and WORST foods for dietary fiber. What Is FIBER?  FIBER is a harmless carbohydrate that cannot be turned into sugar. It usually passes through the body intestinal tract intact. Insoluble Fiber ...

Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!

BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled. Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases. ...

Uh Oh! Coconut Sugar is 100% Sugar!

Terrible news! Coconut sugar is 100% sugar! You won't feel a glycemic rush, as coconut sugar is relatively low in glucose. But here's the rub: The rest of the sugar is fructose! It's 100% sugar! Just like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), fructose in coconut sugar is a liver toxin that causes high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes (Yup, our top epidemics). Fructose doesn't give you a glycemic jolt. Instead it quietly and insidiously fills your liver with bad lipid (fat) deposits and ...

12 Signs Your Liver Wants a Cleanse

 "Cancer cannot get a hold on the body if the liver is healthy."  Dr. Barbara O'Neill.  The liver is the largest internal organ in the body, and the only organ in the body that has the ability to regrow. The liver is the main detoxifier and filter of the bloodstream. The liver must try to cope with thousands of  toxic chemical in our environment.   12 SIGNS of LIVER TROUBLE:    Do you have any of these symptoms?   Digestive issues: Bloating, indigestion, constipation. Skin ...

How Healthy is Your Breakfast Cereal?

A healthy breakfast means a bowl of cereal. Right? After all isn't this an American tradition? Nope. It’s actually a very recent marketing invention. A tiny mistake in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1870 changed the face of breakfast forever. Harvey Kellogg (recognize the name?) was the director of a popular health retreat. Kellogg was said to treat his guests with many bizarre experiments for health improvement. One of his invention was a whole grain corn breakfast cereal served ...

What Favorite Foods Convert to SUGAR in Your Blood?

Shall we do some MYTH BUSTING? We all know sugar is BAD. And whole foods are GOOD. Yep, we've got that. But WHY do many people eat a whole food diet but still end up with high cholesterol and heart disease? Maybe it's not exactly BAD foods vs. GOOD foods. What about HIGH-CARB WHOLE FOODS that CONVERT immediately to sugar in the body? AHA!! These foods may not TASTE sweet, but they CAUSE DISEASE because they IMMEDIATELY become SUGAR: Wheat,  Rice,  Corn,  Potatoes,  All ...

6 Keys to Cleanse Your Bone Marrow

Bone Marrow may be your #1 TOP secret to health and longevity. Deep inside your bones is a busy factory of new cells, life-giving health, and rejuvenation. The marrow produces blood cells and stem cells. It creates DNA for new healing and cellular defense. What makes the bone marrow so special? And how can we harness this miracle to improve health and wellness? Executive Summary:  Bone marrow creates new cells. It produces three general types of cells: Red blood cells carry oxygen to ...

AVOID: Top 3 Foods of Inflammation & Heart Disease

Shall we play a game? In a small bowl mix together a few teaspoons of sugar, a handful of any flour, and a splash of vegetable oil. Add a few drops of water and stir well. Let your slurry sit at body temperature for a few hours. It will harden into a perfect rubbery superglue. These three foods accumulate in your body as sticky mucus that makes you old and tired. THIS is the root of inflammation and auto-immune disease. These three ingredients contain no nutrition, and are the #1 cause of our ...

Be a Ninja Grocery Shopper!

A Ninja grocery shopper knows how to read labels and can see through spurious claims in fake foods. Most people in grocery stores are unaware, guided by cravings, colors, or store layout. Uh Oh! Sometimes I wonder - how did that food get in their cart? How do YOU shop? What's your thought process as you go through a store? If you follow the store layout like most people, you'll spend a lot more $ dollars, and get less nutrition. OR you can become a Ninja shopping warrior! Aha! Awareness is everything. Knowledge is power. Armed with clear understanding of your health goals, you're empowered to choose the healthiest, most nutritious foods. My advice: Bring a LIST, and stick to it. Buy local organic fresh fruits and vegetables, and just skip the packaged foods altogether. Ha Ha!...