We’re always searching for the best ways to get better sleep and feel more rested throughout the week. Here are our best suggestions (that we use too!) to help you get better rest.

1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a wonderful holistic way to help your body get better rest. It can help produce melatonin, your body’s natural hormone that induces sleep. Acupuncture can also lessen anxiety, body pain, and other factors that lead to restless nights.

It can even help beat insomnia if you’re experiencing chronic restlessness symptoms. Our acupuncturist, Jalashree Pradhan, says that one acupuncture session can feel like the equivalent of 4 hours of rest.

2. Chiropractic adjustments

It can be shocking to unknowingly discover the amount of stress you’re carrying in your muscles, joints, and body as a whole. That’s why many people don’t realize how chiropractic adjustments can lead to a better night’s sleep. Sleep.org noted that one-third of patients reported immediate sleep improvements after having an adjustment.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, a chiropractic adjustment can help remove stress, muscle tension, and malalignments that have built up in your body over time. Just a few adjustments over a 15-minute session can help you get better sleep at night and feel more rested overall.

3. Keep it cool

There’s a reason most people say they get better sleep in the winter: cooler temperatures help your body dip into deep sleep easier and faster than warmer rooms. Your body has a natural temperature cycle throughout the day which sees your body warming up in the afternoon and cooling off before sleep.

Cooler temps also signal to your body that it’s time to produce melatonin. It’s recommended to keep your room anywhere from 60-68 degrees to help your body sink into restful sleep.

4. Meditation before bed

If your mind is racing from your busy days or can’t stop thinking about all the things you need to do tomorrow, try a meditation app. Calm and Headspace are two great apps that help you meditate, practice mindfulness, and ease your way into a restful night’s sleep.

Both apps feature guided meditations on a wide range of subjects, including anxiety, prioritization, sleep, and more that can help you mentally process your day and get ready for a healthy night’s rest.

5. Melatonin supplement

Melatonin supplements are a 100% safe, natural, and effective way to help your mind and body ease into a restful night so you can reach deeper sleep cycles. According to the Mayo Clinic, you’re also less likely to become physically dependent on melatonin supplements like you would a sleep-inducing drug, since your body is already producing the hormone.

Have a question about how we can help you get better rest? Give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

Focus.

Whether you’re juggling multiple projects at work, your kids’ hectic schedules, or simply a busy person with a lot on their plate, it can be a challenge to give each task the attention it deserves.

That’s where practicing focus techniques comes in handy. Our increasingly plugged-in and connected world has us pulled in so many different directions every day that our collective ability to focus has weakened, causing us frustration, anxiety, and a sense of chaos weaving itself throughout our days.

To get yourself back on track and your mind centered, we’ve put together these 3 simple yet highly effective tips for improving focus that you can do right now.

1. Prioritize your to-do list

Our very own Dr. Chad Peckels said it perfectly in this video:

Be Focused month continues! Here is one of the ways that Dr. Chad stays focused throughout the day! What do you do to stay focused? #befocused

Posted by Lake Pointe Wellness on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In the video, Dr. Peckels explains how he chooses to focus on one part of his day at a time instead of focusing on the day as a whole.

“If I am focusing on a hundred items, I can’t give each of those hundred items a high attention of focus. But if I consolidate down and look at these top 10 things that are right in front of me right now, I can give them all a pretty good attention to detail.”

He suggests breaking your day down into hour blocks of time, and deciding which tasks you can give your focus to and complete in that dedicated chunk of time.

2. Download a meditation app

Meditation apps are a great way to refocus throughout your day. Whether you prefer to meditate in the morning, midday, or before bed, meditation apps can help you calm your mind, filter your thoughts, and get you focused.

Headspace is a great meditation app that features 3-20 minute guided meditations on a series of diverse topics, including a specific pack called Finding Focus. The pack includes 30 guided meditations that help you with visualization and body scan techniques that will help you better focus on what you want.

Calm is another great meditation app you can try. Voted the 2017 App of the Year by Apple, Calm offers several guides including reducing anxiety, building self-esteem, and improving focus.

3. Use essential oils

Dr. Carrie’s favorite way to shift energy or clear negativity throughout her day is to use orange essential oils. She likes to put a drop or two in her hands, inhale it, and let the calming, focus-driven benefits take over.

October is “Be Focused” month at Lake Pointe! Dr. Carrie is here to share one of her favorite ways to stay focused throughout the day: Orange Essential Oil! 🍊🍊🍊#befocused #bewell

Posted by Lake Pointe Wellness on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do you have any other focus tips you’d like to share? Add yours to Dr. Chad’s video here and make sure you’re following Lake Pointe on Facebook for weekly health tips!

With cold and flu season fast approaching, many of you might be busy stocking your medicine cabinets with symptom relievers and pain medicines. What about filling your shelves with herbal remedies and vitamins that will help you stay strong and healthy instead?
Here are our favorite vitamins, oils, and supplements we recommend taking to stay healthy and avoid getting sick this fall and winter.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a classic immune system boost that helps fight off colds and keep you healthy. It also acts as an antioxidant, helping rid your body of everyday toxins and protect your cells from free radicals. It’s also the #1 nutrient that gets depleted with stress – load up everyone! 1000mg daily, more if you’re symptomatic!

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a vital supplement for your bone and teeth, and is extra important for growing children. Without it, your body wouldn’t be able to absorb calcium and deliver it to your bones and teeth. Research has also shown that Vitamin D helps maintain a balanced mood (especially in winter months) and support a healthy immune function. 2000-5000iu daily, more if you’re symptomatic. A quick blood test can test your levels and see exactly how much you need!

Probiotics

Probiotics are necessary to keep your gut healthy and thriving. Probiotics are the “good” bacteria living in your gut that help support a healthy immune system as well as help keep you regular. 70-80% of your immune system function stems from your gut, so it’s important to make sure your bowels are running smoothly.

You can integrate them in your diet by taking a daily supplement with at least 20 billion cfu per capsule or eating foods rich in probiotics.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of those multi-purpose ingredients that’s great to always keep in your cabinet. Research has shown it helps reduce cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar, and aid in weight loss. You can take it orally and even add to a warm bath to help relieve cold symptoms. Use it to make your Fire Cider this year!

Thieves Oil

A lesser known cabinet essential. Thieves oil is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal essential oil blend. The blend includes clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. We recommend applying to the bottom of your feet daily to help support your immune system and ward off viruses during cold and flu season.

Ravens Oil

Cold season means lots of congestion, and Ravens Oil is the perfect natural remedy to help relieve your chest. It’s made with a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, ravensara, wintergreen, and lemon. Apply it to your chest and back while you’re battling a cold and it will help soothe congestion and ease your congested airways.

Vira-Pel

This herbal remedy helps your body defend itself against viral infections. Vira-Pel ingredients include Olive Leaf, Hyssop, Raspberry Leaf, Schisandra Berry and Echinacea Root. Keep this on hand all season long!

INF Fighter

This herbal remedy helps you steer clear of bacterial infections with a blend of goldenseal root, echinacea root, and chaparral.

Kid Cold

Keep your little ones’ immune systems strong with this herbal remedy made just for them that helps ward off colds. This blend includes Echinacea Root, Elder Berry, Elder Flower, Ginger Root. Magic in a bottle!

Gan Mao Ling

A common cold remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine – herbs shorten duration of cold and flu and alleviates symptoms.

Dao Labs – Immunity Support

Go to for cold and pollen seasons. Pear + Ginger powder added to water, strengthens the immune system and safeguards the body from airborne pathogens.

 

Have any questions about these supplements, or want to start your natural medicine cabinet? Stop in or give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

What are probiotics, exactly?

Probiotics are the good bacteria living in your gut. When you take a probiotic, whether it’s a supplement or your favorite fermented food, you’re ingesting billions of live microorganisms that help keep your gut balanced, your waste system running smoothly, and your body healthy and happy.

Over the past decade, study after study has demonstrated just how important it is to have a diverse bacterial microbiome in your gut to support a healthy body and immune system. It has been observed that health issues begin to arise when the bad bacteria start to take over, or when there aren’t enough good bacteria present in your gut to help fight off illness and infection.

Everything from digestive problems to allergies—and even mental health issues—can be traced back to your gut and the harmonic balance of good and bad bacteria. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to your gut when you’re not feeling your best, as it’s likely there’s an imbalance in good bacteria causing you to feel out of sync.

When should I take probiotics?

Probiotics can be taken every day as part of your diet and supplement routine. They will help keep you regular, help balance your mood, promote good digestion, promote weight loss, enhance immune function and a long list of extra benefits.

If an antibiotic is necessary, we highly recommend taking probiotics during and after for at least twice as a long as you were on the medication. Since the antibiotics’ job is to kill off the bad bacteria that has caused infection, one unfortunate side effect is that they kill off all the good bacteria too. This can actually make you very prone to developing yeast overgrowth! That’s why taking a probiotic supplement is essential to restore your natural, healthy gut balance much faster.

What kind of probiotic should I be taking?

To make sure your gut bacteria is diverse and balanced, you should first and foremost take a look at your diet. There are many foods that are saturated with probiotics, including sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, pickles, miso soup, and even dark chocolate. Check out tutorials by Donna Gates for DIY fermented veg recipes. Yum!

If you’re not getting at least 1 tablespoon per day of fermented foods, start meeting your body’s needs with Ortho Biotic Capsules – 1 per day, by Ortho Molecular.

If you have any questions about your gut or want to try a probiotic supplement, feel free to give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

Hormonal balance is vital to your overall health—especially if you’re having issues with fertility. Many fertility issues—for both men and women—stem from hormones gone haywire. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a number of different factors, from what’s on your dinner plate to your everyday stress levels.

We’ve put together a great list of things you can do right now to help balance your hormones and get your body on track for optimal fertility.

Decrease Stress

Decreasing stress is easier said than done, but it’s a vital part of creating balance in your body’s intricate endocrine system. When you’re stressed, your body releases cortisol which can disrupt your sex hormones and cause your fertility to plummet.

Some quick tips to help destress your mind and body include acupuncture, massage, meditation, epsom salt baths, reading before bed, developing a steady exercise routine, or taking an adrenal gland supplement that helps your body manage stress at a cellular level. The right combo of nutrients such as; ashwagandha, rhodiola, L-Theanine and even melatonin helps improve your body’s stress resilience and strengthens your stress response.

Improve Body Composition & Increase Exercise

Excess fat on your body can play a big role in disrupting your hormones. It’s a little cat and mouse in the sense that stress can cause excess fat, and having excess fat can further worsen your body’s physical stress. Increasing your muscle mass by regularly exercising is one great way to help rid your body of excess fat, clear your mind, and regulate your stress levels. Also, a clinically guided detox, can be just the thing to rid excess toxins out of stored fat!

Also, keep an eye on your diet. Diets rich in leafy greens, organic vegetables, and sustainable proteins will certainly help balance out your body composition and contribute positively to your overall health.

Decrease Toxins & Increase Nutrients

Toxins are an unavoidable part of life. Air pollution, non-organic foods doused with pesticides, smoking cigarettes, and unfiltered tap water can all contribute to more toxins being introduced into your body. Take stock of all the things you’re consuming in your daily life to see what sort of toxins may be affecting your body, and see what you can cut out right away.

Buy organic produce. They will help reduce your exposure to pesticides and chemicals farmers use on crops. If you can’t, check out the Environmental Working Group’s annual release of the Dirty Dozen, or the most pesticide-saturated foods. Try to avoid eating too many processed foods, even if they’re labeled “organic”. (Tip: Those organic processed foods can be expensive and are probably the things that are busting your healthy food budget!)

You can also filter your water, quit smoking if you still smoke, and load up on antioxidants to help combat toxins in your body. Nearly everyone in our office is drinking NutriDyn’s Fruits & Greens, which is a super antioxidant drink with the power of 20+ servings of fruits and vegetables—it’s a really great option for busy folks to get their daily dose of antioxidants.

Balance your Blood Sugar

Making sure your blood sugar is at a health level is vitally important to your hormonal health. We can check your blood sugar in office during our Functional Physical to determine where your levels are, and help you with a plan to get them back at healthy numbers. In the meantime, make sure you’re cutting back on excess sugar in your diet from drinks and sweets, and eating lots of healthy organic vegetables.

Get Good Sleep and Fresh Air

Don’t underestimate a good night’s sleep. Your body needs proper rest to be able to rebuild and restore after a busy day. Make sure you’ve developed good sleep hygiene, including a smartphone cutoff time to reduce your exposure to harmful, sleep-defying blue light right before sleep. Try using an eye mask if you have trouble with light, or talk to us about time-released melatonin that will help you get to sleep and stay asleep in a completely natural way. And don’t forget to get fresh air, it can help you relax and sleep better at night, too.

If you have any questions about hormone imbalance, fertility issues or what we can do to help get you on track, give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

What it’s like getting a Functional Physical

As the new social media manager and blog writer at Lake Pointe, the doctors invited me in to experience a Functional Physical for myself so I could fully understand its purpose and process, as well as get an idea of where my health is right now.

What is the Functional Physical?

The Functional Physical is a series of tests that tell you how healthy your cells are, how your body is handling stress, what vitamins your body is missing out on, and a number of other very important measurements that give you insight into your overall health.

Right when we sat down for my appointment, Dr. Jessica explained the purpose of a Functional Physical in a way I had never thought about:

“Instead of waiting until something has gone severely wrong with your body—like getting a diabetes diagnosis—there are several warning signs and steps that we can flag during the Functional Physical that will help you change course and correct the issue before it gets to the point of a serious medical diagnosis.”

The doctors test your urine, blood, and several other biomarkers to determine how your health is right now. They also put a detailed plan together based on your results that includes supplements, vitamins, and minerals that will help balance your body.

Preparing for the tests

You’ll have to:

Fast 12 hours before your appointment, meaning no food or drink (sipping water is fine)
Collect urine in a clinic-provided cup after 4 a.m. for the Urine Test
Avoid brushing your teeth in the morning for the pH balance test (they use pH strips in your mouth for this)
Spit in a glass of water and take photos to determine the amount of yeast in your saliva (yes, this is real!)

They ask you to fast so they can get the most accurate baseline measurements of your body. The only hard part of this process is not eating breakfast before the appointment, drinking coffee, or brushing your teeth, since they’re ingrained habits. Dr. Jessica said it’s great to bring a snack, since you can eat right after all the fasting tests are finished.

The tests and results

The tests they run measure your body for:
Toxicity and inflammation
Cellular health
Amount of omega-3s in your blood
Your body’s alkaline and mineral status
Adrenal function
Blood sugar balance
Lipids & cholesterol levels

My results were mixed. Some things were great, like my Phase Angle score. I scored a 7 on this test, which ranges from 4 and under as severe, 4.1-6.9 as moderate, and 7+ as healthy. This test measures how strong your cells are and their ability to handle stress, which is great to know my cells are healthy. Another great number I had were my urinary sugars and glucose levels.

One thing the tests told me is I need to focus on are getting my Omega-3 levels a lot higher. A healthy Omega-3 level is greater than 8%, and my number was 5.03%, which falls in the severe risk category for Omega-3 levels. It’s important to get more of these essential fatty acids in my diet, because they help with heart, joint, and eye health, as well as a number of other health benefits. Our bodies also don’t produce them on their own, so supplementing them via pills or food is vital.

What I learned: Preventative health care is important for your wellbeing.

After going through the Functional Physical, I feel more in control of my health and my body than ever before. Dr. Jessica—or any doctor at Lake Pointe who runs your Functional Physical—will put together a plan for you to get your body on track to optimal health. I was put on a health plan full of Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Omega-3s, an adrenal health supplement, and two shake mixes that will help get more antioxidants and nutrients into my diet.

It’s only been a few days, but I definitely feel better getting more vitamins into my body. It’s a relief to know what I need to work on to be as healthy as I can be, instead of guessing and taking a random multi-vitamin from the grocery store.

There are a number of great things that come from taking the Functional Physical, but first and foremost is the feeling of control and relief you’ll get knowing where your body stands. Give the doctors a call if you have more questions about the tests and health plans they put together for you.

For the month of May, we’re focusing on ways you can nourish and hydrate your body to improve your overall health. One of the most important ways to improve your health is to understand how the building blocks of our bodies work: our cells. Everyone has trillions of cells that crave the right nutrients so they can function properly and be less prone to damage.

There are a few triggers that will adversely affect your cellular health. Smoking, excessive sun exposure, poor diet, stress, and pollution can all damage your cells and affect your health negatively. By cutting down or removing these triggers from your lifestyle, you’ll already be on your way to better cellular health.

Symptoms of Damaged Cells

How do you know if your cells are damaged or fatigued? The following are signs that you’re experiencing cell damage:

  • Tiredness or Low Energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Heart Disease
  • Headaches
  • Restless Sleep
  • Depression
  • Vision Loss
  • Acne
  • Constipation
  • Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The best way to test your cellular health is a combination of the following tests: antioxidant scan, omega quant and BIA test. Stop guessing, start measuring!

We’ve put together a great list of ways you can help prevent cell damage by being mindful of how you’re nourishing and hydrating your body.

1. Develop a Healthy Diet
It’s no secret that your diet affects your cellular health. If you’re constantly eating processed foods, fried meats and treats, and overloading on sugar, you’re feeling the effects of starving your cells of the nutrients they need to properly function.

One great way to boost your health is simply by replacing one meal with a nutrient-packed shake. You can create your own recipe with your favorite fruits, veggies, supplements, flax, protein, and more. The Drs. at Lake Pointe love shakes and drink them daily in between seeing patients. Check out their shake recipes on this Pinterest board.

Investing in a good blender is key to making the best and most nutritious shakes. You’ll be well on your way to feeling better after your first shake, and you’ll be surprised at how hydrating and nourishing they can be with the right blend of fruits, veggies, and supplements.

2. The Lake Pointe 6 Supplements (aka Your Daily Vitamins)
We all remember taking vitamins as kids, but have you extended that habit into adulthood? As much as we try to eat smart and absorb all our vitamins straight from our food, there are just some things you’ll need to take in as supplements.

We recommend adding the following 6 supplements to your daily regimen:

Multi-vitamin/ Multi-mineral
Omega 3
Probiotics
Plant nutrients (Dynamic Greens)
Vitamin D
Ganoderma

This specialized mix of 6 vitamins and supplements helps deliver fiber, support gastrointestinal health, balance your hormones, support tissue health, alkalize your body, boost energy, and reduce inflammation and stress. Quality supplements and how you’re dosing matter! Lake Pointe only recommends therapeutic grade supplements that are effective in changing your health. Don’t shortcut yourself with low quality products!

3. Filtered Water
Did you know that contaminated or polluted water can affect your cellular health? Water straight from your tap can contain a number of pollutants including miscellaneous chemicals, heavy metals, and pesticides that seep into groundwater from contaminated soil. That’s why it’s vital to invest in a water filter for your home. We recommend Water Marquee filters to improve your quality of health and hydration right at home.

Have any questions about how you can best nourish and hydrate your body and improve your cellular health? Give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

Be Informed 2018: Why You Should Get A Wellness Evaluation
Most people know what a physical is from your general doctor, but most people don’t understand it! Generally, an annual medical physical only identifies if you already have a disease or severe health problems. A Wellness Evaluation dives deeper into your health to improve your lifestyle now and prevent future health problems. Take action and be preventive!

 

What is a Wellness Evaluation?

A Wellness Evaluation is a series of tests done by your Lake Pointe doctors to determine what’s making you feel not-so-great, what can help you lose weight, what can help you recover from a disease or diagnosis, and more.

The data from these tests helps us break down what’s going on inside your body, and how your unique composition of cells and systems are functioning—or not functioning. If you keep having mysterious headaches, or something in your gut just doesn’t feel right, these tests will help us find answers and get a health plan in place to get you feeling as best as possible.

A Wellness Evaluation is a great way to take stock of where your body is in this moment, and to put together an actionable plan to live the healthiest life possible for you.

 

Wellness Evaluation Tests

The Wellness Evaluation lasts about 45 minutes, and includes these four tests:

  • Omega Blood Test

This test measures your omega-3 levels by running a simple blood test (just a quick prick!). Omega-3s are an important part of your overall health. Since your body can’t make these on its own, this test will determine any deficiencies you have in your diet, and help us put together a food or supplemental plan to get your body back on track.

  • Antioxidant Scan

Antioxidants are a vital part of your body that help remove oxidizing agents that are bad for your cells. This scan will measure the levels of 17 different carotenoid antioxidants, which are great indicators of a balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables.

  • BIA (Body Composition) Test

This test gives us an accurate analysis of your body’s cellular health including; muscle mass, fat mass, hydration status and more! A BIA test is also the only test out there that measures your phase angle. This number is very important to know for every person because it tells us how fast your cells are aging. Toxins and stress can accelerate this aging and we want to help prevent this as much as possible to live a long and healthy life.

  • Zinc Taste Test

This simple saliva test screens for your body’s zinc levels, which is an essential mineral needed for immune support and healthy reproductive systems. This test is also a great indicator of your overall mineral status.

 

The Functional Physical

The Functional Physical is similar to the Wellness Evaluation, but goes a little more in-depth with a few more tests. If you have chronic health issues or want a more extensive look into your health, this test may be a better option. Let us know if you would like more information on this evaluation.

Does detoxing make you feel junky? Well, if you join us for the 7-day Core Restore Detox, you should encounter significantly less discomfort than with most detox protocols. That’s because it is designed to jump start the detox process and rest your body via the fasting days so your liver doesn’t get so backed up that it can’t keep up with the load, leaving your body a toxic soup for a few days. Even following this protocol, however, you may initially encounter a few “detox symptoms,” like headaches, fatigue, or irritability (I mean more than usual ;-) ). There are several reasons why the first few days of any detox might make you feel lousy and Dr. Hyman addresses them all in his video on the topic found below:

If you don’t have the time for the entire video (it’s only about 6 and a half minutes!), click here for to skim his article instead. If you aren’t feeling great a few days into the detox, or find that detoxing doesn’t seem to be quite enough to shift your health in a more positive direction, consider scheduling a consult with one of our functional medicine doctors to address underlying causes of your health concerns.

There are so many superfoods out there now! You’re probably already throwing kale and an avocado into your smoothie, pomegranate seeds onto your salad, and nutritional yeast onto everything else. You put coconut oil in your coffee, your frying pan, your home-made goodies, your teeth-cleaning regimen, your hair, and all over your body. You cook up quinoa by the batch and are simultaneously simmering cauldrons of bone broth. Oh, and add a side of kimchi to that. 

So, really another “superfood” to add to the list? We’re all exhausted keeping up with the trends! Seriously, though, although we know sprouted foods have already had their moment, we’d like to give them a second glance today. Just a peek, ok?

Here’s the scoop. While we are working on detoxing, including delicious foods that actually help the detoxification process just makes sense, right? Then check out the specs on these sprouts!!!

“Some of the latest research101112 into this “super food” suggests that broccoli sprouts may help detox toxic pollutants. As reported by Time Magazine:13

“Broccoli sprouts specifically are a source of glucoraphanin, which creates sulforaphane when chewed or swallowed. That compound accelerates the body’s ability to detoxify from various pollutants…”

The three-month long study included about 300 Chinese men and women living in one of the most polluted areas of China, a rural community in the Jiangsu Province.

The test group drank half a cup a day of a beverage consisting of sterilized water, pineapple, and lime juice, with dissolved freeze-dried broccoli sprout powder. The control group drank the same mixture without the addition of the sprouts.

After urine and blood tests were collected and analyzed, the researchers found that the test group, who received the broccoli sprout powder, excreted far greater levels of two carcinogens. Excretion of benzene increased 61 percent, and the rate of excretion of acrolein increased by 23 percent.

Benzene is usually found in car exhaust fumes, but can also be ingested via soda, where it can form from benzoate salt—used as a preservative. Acrolein forms from the breakdown of certain indoor air pollutants, from the burning of organic matter such as tobacco, and the burning of fuels like gasoline. Study author Tom Kensler told Time Magazine:14

“The situation is that people throughout China are breathing dirty air, and the exposure is largely unavoidable. We wanted to boost the defense mechanism that accelerates the rate that these are cleared form the body so there is less opportunity for harm to be evoked by chemicals.”

When asked if people living in other large cities like New York or Los Angeles could benefit from drinking the same mixture, Kensler says he thinks their approach could be extended across all people.””

For the entire article, click here. Then follow the link included below for the easy how-to on growing your own sprouts of all varieties at home.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/06/30/broccoli-sprout-detox.aspx

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Broccoli Sprouts Can Help Combat Exposure to Environmental Pollutants. Some of the latest research 10, 11, 12 into this “super food” suggests that broccoli …