Deep in the mountains of south China, Buddhist monks have meticulously cultivated a rare melon prized for its health benefits. Also known as “Buddha fruit,” luo han guo sustained monks in long meditations in spartan living conditions. It was even used medicinally to treat infections, coughs, and other illnesses. It is so prized the Chinese government has banned the export of its genetic material. Read More
“I feel like I’m constantly wading through mud. Like my brain is clogged up. My limbs are heavy and every little action requires a great deal of effort. My muscles are tired and shaky. It’s just like pushing through a bog all the time.”This is the essence of what it is like to have fibromyalgia. The body’s energy stores are perpetually on empty. Body aches and joint pain plague every movement. Even the small actions of daily life are a struggle. Read More
As some of you know, I picked up running again in the spring of 2008 after almost twenty years away from it. After finishing Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All Night Runner by Dean Karnazes, I was ready to start training for a 100 miler! No sweat, right? I remember how humbled I was after running 6 miles for the first time. After that outing along a treacherous Ohio highway shoulder, I decided to tone down the “100 mile zeal” a bit by signing up for a 50k trail race and a road marathon. Read More
My race season is complete and now it’s time to do some fun racing. But the fun comes to an abrupt end when, during an Olympic race, I violently meet a Sprint racer on the same bike course. I end my day in the ER with the diagnosis of four bone fractures: two in my pelvis and two in my hip socket. This can’t be good. Read More
There is a big gap between knowledge and experience.
We can intellectually understand that pollution is harmful. We read words like “carcinogen” or “teratogen” or “aflatoxin” and sense that we should probably avoid them.
But when it comes to real life, these are just words.
Despite alarming statistics about the number of chemicals we ingest, the contamination of water supplies, or the disturbing levels of toxins hiding in everyday products and foods...
They’re just numbers.
Few of us know wha... Read More
The never-ending list of toxins flooding in our environment can be depressing.
So how do we actually get rid of them?
Here are the key detox pathways your body uses to clean itself and restore your health.
This knowledge will help you eliminate toxins before they wreak havoc on your health. Read More
Edison was a pioneer of his time. An inventor, scientist, businessman. And lived to the age of 84 years old. That was an impressive age considering the average lifespan of his era at birth was only 37 years old. Looking at the aforementioned quote, his sustained health and vitality is likely a result of his views on medicine, health and wellness. Read More
Toxins are everywhere. And it’s getting worse.
In your food, in your air, in your water, in your cosmetics and toiletries, and in your car…
Your body can only handle so much, it has a maximum capacity and most of us are already well beyond it.
To help your body handle the increasingly toxic environment, here are 9 powerful natural detoxifiers you can add into your life to help you stay in optimal health. Read More
If you’ve ever seen someone coming out of a sauna, you’ll notice their skin is often flushed. Flushing happens when blood flow to the skin increases.
But it’s not just the skin. It’s everywhere. Saunas open up all the tiny little capillaries in all the peripheral tissues, improving cardiovascular health on every level. Research shows saunas reduce risk of cardiovascular disease 64%, coronary heart disease 48%. Read More
You’re thinking - Intervals are challenging, how am I “beating the heat” by running intervals in the thick of the summer heat?
Humidity was born in Virginia Beach and has established permanent residence here from May through late September. It also makes sporadic visits throughout October. Read More
The modern liver faces a situation never before encountered in the history of the human species: an intensely toxic environment.
Daily exposure estimates range anywhere from 700,000 to 2.1 million different toxins every single day.
Most of these are man-made chemicals, substances our bodies never encountered in our entire evolutionary history.
And it’s up to the liver to keep you safe in this toxic flood. Read More
In the wake of the landmark $280 million lawsuit ruling that glyphosate gave a man cancer, we are just beginning to get a glimpse of what may be the single greatest health crisis of our time. However, to fully understand the health implications of glyphosate, we need to start with the basics. Read More