Greetings Optimal Health Seekers! I have been thinking about this year’s spring cleanse for several weeks. Maybe call it rebooting an excellent lifestyle or perhaps you can relate to wanting to take a closer look at day-to-day health habits. You don’t have to go anywhere for this personal retreat. But you can easily take it on the road if you have travel plans that can finally hatch! What I have to offer is modifiable, and has 3 basic levels of commitment — per your evaluation of need for fine-tuning your health.

check out Salt and Soil in Juneau: Our bodies are literally a walking, talking rainforest. The “ecology” of our trillion or so human cells, and the ten-fold greater number of bacteria (and 100-fold greater number of viruses) that co-exist within us all is deeply informed by our local surroundings – our geography.  The soil in SE Alaska was built up over thousands of years.  It is perfectly adapted to this environment.  When we eat food that was grown in local soil we too become better adapted to our local environment. 

This is from cardiologist Dr. Gundry: Lectin Shield Lectins are a protein present in many plant-based foods we eat. They can interfere with your digestion, energy, and overall health. Lectin Shield is a unique blend of potent compounds designed to bind to the lectins in your diet. Promotes regularity and pleasant bathroom visits Blocks dietary lectins Helps reduce feelings of gas and bloating Aids against out-of-control food cravings Made in USA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This groundbreaking new formula was created to offset the discomforting effects of lectins (proteins commonly found in plants that make them harder to digest). Lectin foods pervade the typical American diet and it can be difficult to maintain a completely lectin free diet. This is where Lectin Shield comes in. Lectin Shield works to protect your body from a pile-up of lectins and to promote full-body comfort. Supports intestinal health. Blocks dietary lectins. Helps reduce instances of gas and bloating. Helps curb cravings for lectin foods and encourages digestive strength. Please email me to join with me in a 1-2 month experiment using this product. SHIELDING YOUR...

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.

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Q: My dentist told me that poor dental/oral health can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s. Is this just an urban legend to generate more dentistry business? A: Not at all!   Your dentist keeps up with the medical news.  The link between poor oral health and cardio-vascular disease is long established.  More recently researchers are exploring the so-called gut-brain axis.  By now we all know that the tube that runs from our mouth to our rectum is chock full of bugs.  Hold on now, don’t we have way better dental care than our ancestors, and wasn’t there less dementia back then?  Well, yes but we are living longer (and have better ability to diagnose neurological degeneration) and we also have a lot of microflora-disrupting stuff posing as “food” that is marketed to go down the hatch.  I don’t want to sound judgmental, but it never fails to shock me walking into a super-store and see the aisles upon aisles of fluffed up GMO-laced corn-carbs with artificial flavorings.  Protect your brain!  Don’t walk down these aisles. The several areas in the mouth...

Q: it seems more and more people are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Can this be prevented or reversed? A: Folks are living longer, but not necessarily better, with drugs and machines that can prop us up, and frankly, keep the medical machine going. Some estimates put 85% of healthcare dollar capture from patients in the last few years of their life. This is not to say that we shouldn’t aim to live longer — but not at the expense of living well. Brains are mostly made of fat Hot off the press new protocol for improving cognitive function and reversing many measurable parameters of  mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the precursor to early dementia and eventually Alzheimer’s, which until now has been considered an irreversible disease.  No drugs have worked.  The “new protocol” (book will be published in the spring, by Dr. Dale Bredesen) states that our brains make amyloid to PROTECT against toxic insults, which are the actual cause of decay of cognitive function.  Dr. Bredesen talks about 3 types of Alzheimer’s, which has been borne out by many meta-analyses.