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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep …As if we need another reason to get a good night’s sleep! This article on NPR.org, called “Brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep,” discusses the new discovery of channels that cleanse your brain by whooshing out harmful toxins while you snooze. Snippets: During […]

To sleep, perchance to… cleanse your brain


Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of teaching a class through Staunton’s Parks and Recreation called Bite a Bug.  Please read further about it in the Staunton Newsleader article, by Laura Peters. The title of the class, Bite a Bug, is not a play on words… we ate bugs… Lots of bugs!! […]

“Eat a Bug” Class





There are many aspects related to detoxification, one of which is your HLA haplotype. If your DNA is flawed in certain genes, you may be less able to detoxify and more susceptible to certain triggers, such as mold and Lyme bacteria and confections. If you’re curious, you can test for these genes, but a better first step […]

How well can your body detoxify?




Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Food sensitivities are reactions to the body’s environment and can change over time, whereas food allergies are there to stay for life. There are two kinds of inflammation: macro and silent. Macro inflammation happens when you sprain your ankle or wrench your back. […]

Teasing out Food Sensitivities


Today we have conveniences that are almost ridiculous. Pineapples in November? Strawberries all year round? Is that really necessary? More importantly, is that healthy? A couple thoughts about Eating Locally I heard a story once that I’ve had trouble confirming. I’m pretty sure it’s true, but let’s just call it an allegory: Once in […]

The importance of being earnest about eating locally



Ordering genetic testing is ultimately your call, but Federal Laws are in place to protect you. (Laws may have changed since this post was published!) The PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) prohibits use of genetic information by insurance companies (for example for determining rates) or employers. GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008) […]

Genetic testing: Safety and Privacy?