Cultivated foods have all developed mechanisms to protect themselves. Yes, they are “evolved organisms” and prefer to not be eaten. Mostly these toxic substances (called lectins) in almost all cultivated foods work to prevent bugs and birds eating away at the plants. But lectins can disrupt human gastric-intestinal health, and negatively impact brain function as well — including instigating food cravings.

ONGOING 6-week deep dive into radiant self-health care   The 6-week deep dive into radiant health is an on-going program I offer along with personal trainer and Master of Public Health Audra Henderson.  You will enjoy a six weekly meetings with both me and with Audra, ideally 6 weeks in a row, but there is some flexibility to allow for schedule hiccups or travel.  Audra and I have been working together to refine this program which involves assessment of your self-health “weak spots.”  The 3 of us will work together as a team developing Specific,  Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound protocols (SMART) to create new health habits, and of course reduce or remove obstacles to health such as smoking or junk-food snacking or not sleeping enough.  The focus is creating a routine for regular exercise, home cooking with an “Alaskatarian” bent (lots of veggies and fresh wild salmon), safely reducing pharmaceuticals if feasible, weight loss if needed, improved digestive health and implementing restorative sleep.  The basics!  And the essential elements of radiant health.  If you feel you could use a health...

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FAQ #1: How are naturopathic doctors educated, trained, and licensed? Accredited naturopathic medical schools are four-year, in-residence, hands-on medical programs consisting of a minimum of 4,100 hours of class and clinical training. During naturopathic medical school, students are educated in the biomedical sciences as well as the latest advances in science in combination with natural approaches to therapy. They also study disease prevention and clinical techniques. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, schools require their graduates to complete four years of training in disciplines such as clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, physical medicine, and counseling. For at least the final two years of their medical program, naturopathic medical students intern in clinical settings under the close supervision of licensed professionals. Given the importance of hands-on, clinical experience for naturopathic medical students, the accrediting body for naturopathic medical colleges does not recognize degrees from online programs of study. Differences between how MDs and DOs and naturopathic doctors are trained The general educational structure for naturopathic doctors is comparable to that of conventional medical doctors (MDs) and osteopathic doctors...