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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.
1/2 fresh, ripe organic avocado
1/4 cup honey
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.
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.
What’s your toxic load? :
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.
Dr. Taz MD’s 10-Day Health Challenge: