Primal Diet – Modern Health



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  • How to Wean off Valtrex for Herpes Management

    08/04/2024 Duración: 37min

    Wondering how to wean off Valtrex? When is the right time? How do you control Herpes without Valtrex? I’ve been Consulting Clients since 1985 on a huge range of Functional Health issues. Controlling Herpes is a frequent area of my work. Having myself struggled with HSV for decades, I know how to first get it under control, then manage it for a lifetime. Full Post and Show Notes

  • Adapting the Paleo Diet for Herpes Management

    09/02/2024 Duración: 29min the Paleo Diet for Herpes is the fastest way to manage viral outbreaks. My articles and Podcasts on Herpes supplements, the best and worst foods for Herpes, and the low Arginine diet for Herpes explore the diet needed to control HSV. My Store also offers the Herpes Management Guide – a 90-minute PowerPoint download – to explain the diet, symptoms, medications, supplements and WHEN to take supplements, and how to avoid viral triggers. Full Description

  • Anxiety, Addiction and GABA

    20/11/2023 Duración: 37min

    GABA Neurotransmitter for Anxiety and Addiction GABA is our main inhibitory (stabilizing) neurotransmitter and a regulator of anxiety and addiction. It helps us stay calm and avoid sympathetic flight or fight mode.  It governs dozens of functions in the mind and body. Along with Serotonin, GABA provides the brakes in our body (the "slow-slow"), much as Dopamine and Acetyl-Choline provide the "go-go". Like yin and yang, we need both to be balanced. In our natural state as hunters and gatherers, we only went into alarm mode if a real or potential threat was encountered. But our nervous systems in modern however perceive much of our day as threat. Deadlines, traffic, money, and worries of all types.  We can feel endangered just by missing a phone call or freeway exit. Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Fix Your Child’s Stomach Aches

    24/09/2023 Duración: 35min is it important to fix your child’s stomach aches? Many parents don’t realize their kids hurt. Children don’t know tummies are not supposed to hurt. They may think it’s normal. I did not know my gut was not supposed to hurt when growing up. As an adult I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease but decades of malabsorption took their toll on my bones and growth. I always ask kids and teens in Consults if anything hurts. The question can surprise them, especially if they’re seeing me for “allergies”. Explaining that pain (or constipation, gas, diarrhea) is not right and we want to fix it helps them understand WHY we’ll be changing their diet. For other kids, stomach aches become a negotiating factor when they want out of doing something. It can be a problem figuring out real tummy aches from imaginary ones. Either way, it’s important to address. More Information

  • Are Your Adrenals Affecting Your Thyroid?

    02/09/2023 Duración: 38min

    The adrenal and thyroid connection is often missed by doctors checking only the thyroid. Understanding how these glands affect each other helps address adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism at the same time. The goal of natural (Functional Medicine) health care is resolving the cause of the problem, not just the symptom. If you're treating your thyroid lab numbers but not checking adrenal function you may be missing something! Read More

  • How to Take Lysine for Herpes

    15/05/2023 Duración: 28min

    Lysine for Herpes – A Track Record of Success People have taken Lysine for Herpes and Shingles for decades. Being a sufferer myself, I depend on Lysine as ONE supplement to help manage the Herpes virus. Along with diet changes and other key supplements. Lysine and Arginine amino acids (proteins) counteract each other. The virus “feeds on” and is triggered by excess Arginine. Read More

  • Iodine for Hair, Thyroid and Female Health

    02/05/2023 Duración: 43min

    How do you use Iodine for Hair, Thyroid and Female health? Where do you get Iodine and how much do you need? 60 to 70% of us don't get enough. This helps explain the epidemic of Hypothyroidism I see in Consults. The entire body uses Iodine but it's key for the Thyroid. Full Episode Description

  • Are You Getting Enough Calories on Paleo?

    14/04/2023 Duración: 44min

    Are you getting enough calories on Paleo? Is it time to add more carbohydrates, fat, or more Paleo calories in general? I ask my female Clients of average weight to eat around 1800 Calories/day. Men about 2300 Calories. In this episode: Getting Enough Calories on Paleo Carb Calories From Grains Getting More Vegetable Calories What about starchy carbs? Animal Protein - our Main Source of Paleo Calories  Full notes

  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    30/03/2023 Duración: 25min

    Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   Should coconuts be off the menu? My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk. Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area. Self-experimentation is one of the cornerstones of the Paleo/Ancestral lifestyle. Here are 6 reasons to try a coconut-free experiment. READ MORE

  • Healthier Ways to Buy and Eat Eggs

    19/02/2023 Duración: 39min

    How to Buy Healthy Eggs In the grocers, look for eggs labeled PASTURE-RAISED, such as Vital Farms. Pastured hens live outdoors in movable coops. In a Farmer's Market, ask the seller "what do you feed these chickens?" Eggs that are colored, speckled or slightly dirty don't mean the birds were pastured. They may have been raised in a fenced dirt area with no access to bugs or forage. Eating GMO corn and soy - not a natural diet for birds. Pastured chickens' natural diet is bugs, green plants and seeds. When insects and seeds decline in the winter, they need a grain mix in addition to most any food products from the farm. Chickens are NOT vegetarians. Subscribe to the Newsletter Liberate meal time w. my FREE eBook! Opt-In to my Newsletter for once-weekly Sales, Podcasts & Blog Posts to empower your health. 10% Coupon for your first Supplement purchase! Get the ebook and 10% Coupon Now! Full Notes at  

  • The Benefits of Mouth Taping at Night

    10/01/2023 Duración: 36min

    There are many benefits of mouth taping at night. Taping your mouth at night improves the microbiome of the mouth and gut, increases daytime energy, improves sleep, snoring and allergies, and calms anxiety. Mouth taping can help reduce dental plaque, stop nighttime salivation and improve your breath. Full description

  • Using the Lysine Arginine Ratio for Herpes Viruses

    20/12/2022 Duración: 48min

    Are you using the Lysine Arginine ratio for Herpes support? Correctly? Lysine and Arginine are two of twenty amino acids (proteins). Proteins are building blocks for hundreds of things – muscles, neurotransmitters, blood cells, enzymes and more. Lysine is one of Eight Essential Amino Acids, meaning we do NOT make Lysine so MUST get it in our diet. The Standard American Diet can be deficient in Lysine because it is grain-based. Is this why 40 to 60% of Americans have HSV infections? Arginine comes in food, and we can also make it. So it is not one of the eight essential aminos. Full Description

  • Building a Strong Lean Body If You're Tired and Overweight

    04/12/2022 Duración: 40min

    Want to build a strong lean body when you're tired and overweight? Need movement that's easy but effective? How do you balance your hormones? And pick the right diet and supplements for energy and weight. Here are my Clinic/Consult steps for a stronger, healthier body. First: Check Those Carbs Second: Balance Estrogen and Progesterone Third: Tired & Overweight? Improve fat burning ability  Fourth:  ** Fix Insulin Resistance ** Full post here

  • Are Keto, Paleo and Low Carb the Same?

    10/11/2022 Duración: 28min

    Are Keto, Paleo and Low Carb the same? The answer is.... No... Yes... Sort of! Similar in many ways but different in others.  New Clients often get these diets confused. More information.

  • What to Eat On Paleo | The Definitive Guide

    05/10/2022 Duración: 54min

    What to eat on Paleo? Paleo, Ancestral, Primal, Diet For Human Beings (my DVD) is how people evolved to eat. Paleo is not Keto, Fasting, Carnivore, calorie restriction, No-Carb or a lot of other “diets”. Here’s a definitive guide from my 25 years eating this way, and teaching Clients the REAL Paleo Diet. Full Post

  • Choosing the Best Grain Free Cat Food

    16/08/2022 Duración: 43min

    Need help choosing the best grain free cat food? I am a Functional Health coach and teach my (human) Clients to primarily eat foods we ate before Agriculture and factories. Our historical diet. The same is true for pets. What Do Cats Eat in Nature? Cats are “Obligate Carnivores”. They eat meat and all of the animal that comes with the meat – organs, bones, (some of the) feathers, stomach contents, etc. Cats don’t graze on grass like an herbivore. They take a bite or two in the summer to help with fur balls. Cats enjoy an egg now and then along with the bird that laid it. If they can stalk it, it looks like food to them. They don’t dig potatoes, eat fruit, lentils, nuts, or grains (grass seed). Full Description

  • 4 Good Foods for Constipation (and No Laxatives)

    06/08/2022 Duración: 25min

    Need some good foods for constipation? Chronic constipation and occasional constipation have different causes and need different support. Either way, these ideas help to know what to eat for constipation and reduce laxative use, toxic stool softeners and excess dosing of Magnesium. (All Vitamins and Minerals need to be in balance - taking too much of one can throw others into deficit. Here is a well-balanced multi). Full Story

  • How Low GABA Symptoms Affect You

    20/06/2022 Duración: 29min

    GABA is an important neurotransmitter you don’t hear about much. Learning of my own low GABA symptoms changed my life – I should say saved my life Is GABA Similar to Serotonin? GABA is Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. Along with Serotonin, these neurotransmitters provide the “brakes” to overstimulated nerve impulses. Keeping the brain relaxed but on purpose is their job. Dopamine, Adrenaline, Acetylcholine, and anxiety are emotional, hormonal and neurological stimulants. They set off a chain reaction of stress, causing interference all over the body. When our brakes are inadequate to the task, we suffer from imbalanced neurotransmitters and hormones. more information...

  • How Stress Triggers Herpes Outbreaks

    18/06/2022 Duración: 40min

    Ever wonder how stress triggers herpes outbreaks? And why? How does the herpes virus flare so quickly after stress, fear or trauma? Full Description

  • Natural Help For Dry Eye Symptoms

    22/05/2022 Duración: 43min

    Natural help for dry eye symptoms can reduce dry eye itching, pain and burning without prescription eye drops or medical intervention. Castor Oil has been a part of my daily home treatment for dry eye for several years.  This article and Primal Diet – Modern Health Podcast explain exactly what to buy and how to use Castor Oil for dry eye. Don’t use drug store Castor Oil – study this article! While organic Castor Oil brought some relief for my dry eye (and is a great moisturizer for my eye area), I needed more support for dry eyes with aging. Having worked since 1985 as a Clinical Nutritionist in San Antonio, I prefer natural treatment options. Info on my Health Journey is here. Full description

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