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KBW | The BEST Way to Kill Parasites

 You deworm your pets every year….but do you deworm yourself? Did you know that most countries around the world regularly deworm….but for some reason, in the US, we don’t think it’s necessary.  

Unfortunately.. it is necessary. Parasites are absolutely everywhere, and they’re often microscopic so you don’t even see them, but they can still wreak havoc in the body. Parasites are most common in the intestines but can travel to other organs as well. The next most common occurrence is liver flukes. 

Fortunately..there are plenty of natural ways to get rid of most types of parasites. Some of the more serious infections are best dealt with through pharmaceutical antiparasitic medication, but the vast majority of the parasites you encounter can be removed with herbal protocols. 


vet giving a pup a shot to prevent parasites

 Where do parasites come from?

Because they’re often microscopic, you won’t see them, but they can be found in contaminated...

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KBW | How to PROPERLY Test For Signs Of Thyroid Disorder (Hint: you're probably doing it wrong!)

Let me guess, a bunch of these symptoms sound all too familiar to you? 

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive problems
  • Thinning hair
  • Thinning outer third of eyebrows
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Low basal body temperature



Do you suspect a thyroid disorder?

If those sound familiar to you, you probably suspect a thyroid condition. And you know what? You just might be right! These symptoms are some of the most common warning signs of thyroid disorder. But how will you ever know if you're not tested properly?!

And chances are your doctor is DOING IT WRONG. I have seen thyroid testing done wrong time and time again, and it kills me because what happens is you walk away from your drs office thinking either a-it’s in your head and there’s nothing really wrong with you or b-there’s something really wrong, but no one can figure it out, and you feel totally helpless. 

If you're new here, you may not know this yet, but it's my passion and mission...

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KBW | Be Prepared Not Scared - Immune Support Vs. The Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are not anything new. They can cause anything from a cold all the way to SARS. COVID-19 is new in humans, however, which means little is known about the virus, which, of course, makes it scary.

But being scared never helped anyone. So let's talk about the facts as we know them so far and what we can do to be prepared, not scared. 

coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus Statistics

First of all, as I launch into statistics, I want to preface it by saying I in no way view people that have died as just a statistic. These are real people, and it is really sad. No loss of life is ok, but numbers are the easiest way to help us wrap our brains around this and sort out facts from fears. 

I think we can all recognize that the media hype is getting out of control and causing fear and panic, and fear and panic aren’t good for ANYONE. 

Mortality Rates & Age Factors

There are widespread reports of under-testing. The US, in particular, is being criticized for not testing...

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Do you have pain, gas, or bloating after meals? Is this problem worse when you have more carbs with your meals? These are the hallmark symptoms of SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Some other common symptoms with SIBO are diarrhea or constipation, depending on which type of bacteria you have; food sensitivities from damaged GI tract; fatigue, anxiety, depression, and brain fog from inflammatory cytokines being released; nausea from a slow stomach emptying; anemia from low ferritin and iron due to malabsorption; acne, interstitial cystitis and MORE!.

I’m seeing this issue more and more in my practice, yet many people still do not know what it is. I had a conversation recently with a woman who said, “Oh yes, I’ve heard of SIBO, and I have all the symptoms, but I dismissed it as another “fad diagnosis,” like candida overgrowth.” After we both had a brief chuckle, then I went on to...

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 What exactly is an MTHFR snp, and why on earth is everyone talking about it? I feel compelled to write a post on this because, quite frankly, I’m frustrated with the information that’s out there right now on this topic.

MTHFR is short for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, and it is a single nucleotide polymorphism, also known as an snp (pronounced “snip”) but sometimes called a “mutation.” This last term is far more scary and far less accurate than the one I’ll use, SNP.

DNA and genes making up a man

An MTHFR snp can cause problems with methylation and enzyme production, and it’s estimated that 20-50% of the general population carries some variation of it, with some variations being more problematic and severe than others. Researchers have found that the prevalence of diseases such as ADHD, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders, and autism are higher in those with a MTHFR snp. Clearly,...

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