Dr. Taz MD’s Guide to Living Healthy, Naturally Newsletter Issue Nine

The goal of the Dr. Taz MD’s Living Healthy, Naturally guide is to inform our readers about current and topical health issues. To ensure that our readers have the best available information our research team at our Atlanta Center of Holistic and Integrative Medicine is aboard to help vet our material from a broad group of established and reliable sources.

With gratitude,
Dr.Taz MD

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Living Healthy Tip

Instead of becoming overwhelmed by too many changes, make these small changes that result in big benefits. Begin making these small changes today!

SMALL CHANGE: Eat wild caught, fresh fish BIG BENEFIT: Replacing meat, reduces saturated fat consumption.

SMALL CHANGE: While cooking, use more garlic to season BIG BENEFIT: Regular consumption of garlic has been linked with improving cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.

SMALL CHANGE: Drink Green Tea BIG BENEFIT: Replace sodas and coffee with antioxidant and polyphenol rich Green Tea.

SMALL CHANGE: Eat more fruits, vegetables and legumes BIG BENEFIT: Increasing your fiber intake to at least 25 grams helps lower bad cholesterol and supports digestive health.

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Beauty Buzz

Avocado and Honey Mask
I use this classic moisturizing mask to soothe my sometimes dry, winter skin.

Ingredients:
1/2 fresh, ripe organic avocado
1/4 cup honey

Preparation:
In a mixing bowl, mash avocado into a creamy pulp. Then, stir in honey.

Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse face with a cool washcloth.

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Ask Dr. Taz MD

Q: Three years ago I was a very healthy, active 58 yr. old when I noticed I was out of breath climbing one flight of stairs. I have since been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease-pulmonary fibrosis. One doctor I saw said parasites can cause fibrosis and/or inflammation in the lungs. The stool test she ran showed moderate crypto sporidia. Have any of your parasite patients presented with lung disease? If yes, was damage to lung tissue reduced with parasite treatments? I have lived in the Philippines, Mexico, Africa, and Europe and traveled for eight years in Latin America, so have had plenty of exposure. Thank you for raising public awareness about parasites on Dr. Oz!

A: Parasites affect digestion triggering inflammation. We have had lung patients with parasite infection, but once the lungs are damaged, reversal of this is variable and not consistent. It does not mean you cannot heal. Treat parasites, maximize your nutrition and work as hard as you can on increasing your oxygenation through juicing, exercise and lung friendly supplements like N-acetyl cysteine.  For more Ask Dr. Ta MD or to ask your question, follow this link.

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What’s your toxic load? :

Follow this link for Dr. Taz’s toxicity quiz.

Dr. Taz MD’s Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Toxins, Weight Loss, and Excercise

Detoxification is not often used in relation to weight loss and exercise. We hear it more often in regards to treatment for drug addiction, or in some of the more extreme diets on the market. Toxins have a greatly underappreciated effect on your body’s ability to regulate its own weight. Fortunately, detoxification does not only take place in saunas and on juice cleanses. Your body has its own detoxification systems that work to expel all the crud that goes into our bodies on a daily basis. However, we have to keep in mind that our bodies are not equipped to handle all of the foreign chemicals present in our environment.

For more about the connection between toxicity and weight, be sure to read by recent blog.

Dr. Taz MD’s 10-Day Health Challenge:

Follow this link and begin Dr. Taz’s 10-Day Health Challenge today!

* Dr. Taz MD, is a board certified physician, pediatric ER trained specialist, certified nutritionist, associate professor, prevention/wellness expert and articulate Founder and Medical Director of the nationally recognized Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine. 

Dr. Taz MD has the proven expertise, experience and unique sensibility to thoughtfully address all matters dealing with women’s and children’s health issues and treatments, drawing from both Traditional and Eastern medicine. “As the mother of two young children I believe the synergy between women and children’s health and its ultimate impact on the health of the family is at the core of my Center’s mission.” 
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