On a daily basis we are bombarded with toxins in the air we breathe, in the food we eat and in the water we drink. These toxins are the cause of disease. Although genetics in a small percentage does play a role-- it is toxins that are main culprit. There are many important dietary strategies for sup[port detoxification

1. Eat organic foods- although impractical for everyone due to costs, eating organic will lessen environmental chemicals in non organic foods

2. Avoid all processed foods. Sugar is the primary dietary stressor linked to all disease. Both coffee and alcohol can  also be considered a dietary stress on the body

3. Drink pure water. I advocate drinking spring water or water from a good water filter. There are many water filters. I discuss Daulton Filters with patients. Top find the best water check out www.consumerlabs.com

4. Add culinary herbs to your diet. I was inspired by professor/mentor Tierona LowDog MD to not only be  an herbalist when I was in the  Fellowship of Integrative Medicine with Andrew Weil but also use as many culinary herbs in your kitchen and on your food. These include tumeric, ginger, garlic, rosemary , oregano and many more

5. Consume more cruciferous vegetables

6. Add adaptogenic herbs to your regimen as ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng and more. These herbs protect the body from toxicity and improve all pathways of detoxification

Until tomorrow...


Until tomorrow...