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Estrogen Dominance: Is It Affecting Your Health?

When researchers from l'Universite de Montreal recently tested the waters of the St. Lawrence River downstream of Montreal, they discovered levels of estrogen 90 times the normal rate. These estrogens were both the natural type (estradiol) occurring in all women and men, and synthetic estrogens, like the ones found in some contraceptive medications and medications used in hormone replacement therapy. Read more about Estrogen Dominance: Is It Affecting Your Health?

 

Work On The Largest Determinants Of Your Health First

The other day, I spoke briefly with someone looking to address chronic edema in her legs. It was clear that she had been to the moon and back in her quest to find a solution, and despite all of her efforts, her condition had remained essentially unchanged over 20 years. Read more about Work On The Largest Determinants Of Your Health First

 

Is Your Health Suffering Because Of This Critical Mistake?

Here's an e-mail that I received over the weekend from a fellow who I consulted for this past winter:

"Hey Dr. Ben:

To follow up, I am ecstatic to report that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING has gotten better since we last spoke.

I have been religious about not snacking after dinner. You know that I was skeptical that this alone could fix my belly, but I stand humbled. Read more about Is Your Health Suffering Because Of This Critical Mistake?

 

Homocysteine: One of the Best Objective Markers of How Healthy You Are

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than homocysteine.

The amount of homocysteine in your blood is one of the best objective indicators of how healthy you are and how long you are going to live. Read more about Homocysteine: One of the Best Objective Markers of How Healthy You Are

 

When Lettuce Isn't Good For You

A few weeks ago, I posted a letter that I received from a client who used regular intake of lettuce and cherries to strengthen her teeth.

In learning about this, a reader in Toronto, Ontario decided to try eating blended lettuce salads daily to address chronic sensitivity that she had in a back molar. She wrote to let me know that within two days of eating blended lettuce salads, her GI tract became highly uncomfortable, as though she had non-stop inflammation in her stomach. Read more about When Lettuce Isn't Good For You

 

The Best Way To Get And Stay Healthy

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Dr. Ben Kim's Podcast - January 1, 2013

If pressed to share just one thing that all of us can do to stay as healthy as possible, it would be this:

Don't ignore discomfort; whenever you don't feel well, strive to identify and address the root cause(s) of your symptoms.

Conventional medical practice would have us believe that prevention entails being diligent in going for regular diagnostic testing. This is screening for disease once it is already well under way; it is nothing remotely close to exercising true prevention of disease. Read more about The Best Way To Get And Stay Healthy

 

The Secret History of the War on Cancer

For many years, I have explained to questioning family members and friends why I cannot support conventional cancer-fighting fundraising campaigns. Read more about The Secret History of the War on Cancer

 

Three Acupressure Points For Good Overall Health

Acupressure is a healing art that involves applying pressure to specific points on your body. The idea is to manually stimulate blood flow to your largest nerves, which promotes healthy nerve function, which in turn, promotes optimal cellular function, as all cellular activity is ultimately governed by your nervous system.

So much like you can maintain healthy muscles through regular exercise, you can maintain healthy nerves through regular acupressure. Read more about Three Acupressure Points For Good Overall Health

 

Is Acupuncture Helpful?

One of the topics that I am frequently asked about is acupuncture. What is acupuncture, exactly? How does it work? What conditions are acupuncture helpful for? How is it different from acupressure? Does it hurt?

What follows is a summary of how I typically answer these questions. Read more about Is Acupuncture Helpful?

 

A No-Nonsense Look at Toxins and How Your Body Deals with Them

Updated on September 13, 2012

The world wide web is overflowing with information on toxins and countless programs and products that are touted to cleanse your body of them. I hope that this post provides you with a clear understanding of what toxins are, how they can affect your health, and a sensible approach to preventing accumulation of toxins in your body. Read more about A No-Nonsense Look at Toxins and How Your Body Deals with Them

 

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