Dr.Joe Approved Foods

Dr Joes list of approved foods. Feel free to eat as much as these foods as you wish. Be sure to stick to organic only whenever possible.   □ Apples – Organic □ Applesauce, unsweetened □ Apricots □ Arrowroot □ Artichoke hearts □ Artichokes □ Arugula □ Asparagus □ Bamboo shoots □ Banana □ Beans,…

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A sweet vegan treat!

Hi guys! We hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! Though it’s been quite hot, we’ve been lucky to have good weather here. Today we wanted to share with you a delicious vegan dessert! Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks as we will have another blog post featuring multiple vegan and gluten-free recipes! For…

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Vegetarian Diet – Muscle Without Meat

Many of the great athletes of our time have a strict vegetarian diet. They generally don’t go out there waving “Don’t Eat Meat” banners. They just live the healthy life and let their actions speak for them. “How can I build a strong and beautiful body on a vegetarian diet – without meat?” That’s what we’ve…

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Surviving Holiday Foods

There are certain times you think about surviving holiday foods… And the struggle with not stuffing yourself silly on things you know you shouldn’t be eating.  But it happens again and again. A time of holiday foods from family gatherings, rekindled friendships, exchanging of gifts, and a time to stuff yourself silly on things you…

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… It’s Not All In Your Head Hardly a day goes by in my office that a patient does not come in and tell me that they have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue  syndrome. In both of these conditions, the causes are not really known. Many times these conditions…

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for homemade hand sanitizer… • 2 ounces vodka• 4 to 5 drops essential oil such as tea tree or eucalyptus, or a combination of your choice• 2 teaspoons witch hazel• Mix well and pour into your bottle To set up an appointment please call my office at 770-427-7387 or…

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Healthy Weight Loss

Healthy Weight Loss – A New Way To Lose Weight and Get Healthy What we’re talking about is called intermittent fasting. The body takes about eight hours to burn up the last meal you ate. After that it starts to burn fat as a fuel source. So, if we are going to do intermittent fasting…

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7 Foods You Should Never Eat

There are 120,000 edible plants on this earth, yet most of us will consume about seven to ten “foods” in different combinations for most of our meals. If you have never though about it, write down everything you eat for one week and you will probably see the same things come up over and over…

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Got Milk? I Hope Not!

Lactose Intolerant? We all know that advertisers would have us believe that milk is a great source of calcium. We also know that we need calcium for strong bones. It would then seem logical that we need milk in order to have strong bones. Let’s look a little deeper than the superficial marketing ploys and…

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Osteoporosis and Arthritis Prevention – The Facts

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Prevention is very possible with the proper intake of nutrients your body needs. In the United States alone 25 million people are affected by osteoporosis and more than 55 million Americans suffer from Arthritis and related conditions. It is estimated that the cost of treating osteoporosis, arthritis and related injuries is over…

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Allergy Season – Home Remedies

Well, it’s that time of the year again – allergy season. Time for the plants to do their yearly mating ritual and for us to suffer from the ravages of their pollen. If you are to believe the advertisers, the reason we are suffering so badly is because we must be lacking the magic medication…

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Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems For Better Health and More Energy Lately, it seems like more patients are asking me about detoxification diets. The principal behind a detoxification diet is to get accumulated toxins flushed out of your system. In our modern society, we are exposed to toxins from all angles. When it comes…

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Pain Management

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Can What You Eat Determine How Much Pain You Feel? It is well documented that what you eat can determine how healthy or unhealthy you are. However, can what you eat determine how much pain you feel when the body is injured? Certain foods will facilitate the healing process and other…

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Nutrition for Athletes

Nutrition for athletes and athletic performance go hand in hand, especially for the endurance athlete. What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can determine your level of success. Proper nutrition can help alleviate digestive issues, muscle fatigue and joint damage that many athletes face. Determining the proper foods and timing of…

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Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas… Replacing even a couple of items can help you maintain control over your lunches while you’re at work or play. BFL (Breakfast for Lunch): A toasted whole-grain waffle or pancake sandwich spread with almond butter. A variation: vegan cream cheese and maple sugar, stevia, raw honey or grade B maple…

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Dr. Joe’s Ginger Tea

Here’s a simple formula to make Ginger Tea. Use all organic ingredients if at all possible for best results. Two Simple Ingredients: 1 large piece of ginger root (about the size of your hand). Lemon juice To prepare ginger tea: Peel the ginger root with a potato peeler and a small paring knife. Cut the…

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Excitotoxins – A Word You Need To Know

What are Excitotoxins? Excitotoxins are chemicals either added to food or found in food that cause an overstimulation of the nervous system which can cause the cells to be destroyed. These chemicals are found in almost all processed foods. The most common excitotoxins are aspartame (an artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG).…

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Food Allergies – Part Two

Could you have food allergies and not know it? Let’s begin by defining what food allergies are. Food Allergies happens when a specific food or foods affects the immune system and triggers the production of an antibody known as IgE to fight it. When the immune system responds in this manner, symptoms can occur within…

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Food Related Allergies – Part One

Food Related Allergies – Wheat Many people suffer from food related allergies. One of the most common allergies is to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Symptoms of a gluten allergy include runny nose, gas, diarrhea, and bloating. In children, it can also cause ear infections. The best way to test…

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13 Good Reasons for Avoiding Dairy Products

Avoiding Dairy Products – The Why Pesticide Residues Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pg. 327) Antibiotics Routinely added to feed of cows, this comes through in the milk and meat. It can also upset the natural…

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Healthy Foods – So What Should I Eat?

What are healthy foods? If you have been following the news for even a few days, it seems everything you eat is bad for you. Some studies show that even food that is universally accepted as “bad” may in fact have some benefit, although what some consider “good” is questionable. The biggest question I am…

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Mercury Toxicity

Some of the most common topics that I get asked about are on “mercury toxicity,” “heavy metal detoxification” and “why fish oils are bad?” Here are several of the most recent questions that fall under these themes with my answers to them. Q. “What should I look for when choosing a fish oil supplement?” A.…

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Natural Deodorant Recipe

This natural deodorant recipe is much better for you than any store bought brand that contains harmful ingredients. This is also a good one if you shave and tend to get a rash. 1 part baking soda 1 part pure shea butter 1 part organic coconut oil A few drops of tea tree oil or…

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The Dirty Dozen

The “Dirty Dozen” are the fruits and veggies with the most pesticides found on them.From year to year, this list changes. Strawberries Spinach Nectarines Apples Grapes Peaches Cherries Pears Tomatoes Celery Potatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Washing with an effective fruit and vegetable cleaner can certainly help eliminate surface toxic chemical residues. Peeling a piece of fruit…

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Turmeric – An Amazing Herb

Turmeric is an amazing herb. There is research showing that it can help everything from inflammation to digestive problems to cancer. Turmeric on its own is not very well utilized. When taking turmeric, it’s important that it’s organic and that you take it with some fresh ground black pepper and something that contains fat such…

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Make your own natural bug repellent!

It’s very simple to create your own bug spray using whichever combination of essential oils appeals to you. But please do keep in mind that the essential oils you would use at home are not the same refined PMD listed by the CDC on their website. The pure essential oils have not yet undergone the…

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