Are superfoods real?

The answer will surprise you…

The whole superfoods movement is more about marketing than it is about nutritional facts.

Today, you learn the truth behind superfoods. Truths like there really is no such thing as a superfood. Superfoods are not real. The hype behind superfoods is manufactured. Superfoods have more to do with marketing than health.

In today’s article, I’ll show you how to save money and still get all the nutrients found in superfoods! All without ever having to fork over the dollars required to buy some hyped-up food.

The truth behind superfoods

Let’s imagine you and I are in the supplement business. We’ve figured out a way to grow a micro-algae species indoors. …


The candida diet is among the worst diets ever conceived.

But when you’re dealing with candida overgrowth, what else can you do?

Can you keto for candida?

I know, I’m a keto evangelical. But I’m also realistic that this way of eating is not for everyone nor for every condition. My bias towards the keto diet comes about through my work with chronic fatigue patients. For fatigue, I have not found there to be a better diet than keto — for most people.

Fatigue aside, you won’t find me converting people to follow a keto diet. There are plenty of situations where a keto diet isn’t a good fit. Candida overgrowth may be one of those situations…

You’ll find out why in today’s post. But before you…


Vegan diets will deplete all essential nutrients and make you tired. Keto diets will clog your arteries and cause heart disease.

Or…

Vegan diets will make you live twice as long. Keto diets will prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s disease.

Statements like the above are the common rhetoric you see promoting or dissing keto and vegan diets. Both points of view are incredibly short-sighted. The devil is in the details. To truly find which diet is best, you need to closely examine the details — all of them!

In today’s article, I’m going to do just that. A focused effort on the keto versus vegan debate. I’ll present the best arguments from both sides. By the end of this article, you’ll be empowered with information to choose which diet is best for you!

Maybe vegan or keto isn’t for you — and that’s ok

I say don’t limit yourself to vegan…


If you’ve ever been to an acupuncturist, you’ve probably been told there’s something imbalanced with your qi (energy).

As you’ll soon find out, acupuncture really doesn’t have much to do with an energetic system inside your body.

It’s time to update how we think acupuncture works.

I’m an acupuncturist. Every day in the clinic, I insert small, sterile needles into people’s tissue. Even with this bias, I’m skeptical of many claims made by acupuncturists. In fact, I question the fundamental theory that acupuncture is built upon.

Acupuncture is in need of a revolution. In today’s article, we discuss if acupuncture is real. I’ll help you better understand this ancient practice by bringing acupuncture into a modern understanding that is aligned with the scientific model.

Let’s get going!

The mistranslation of an ancient language

Do you remember stumbling through Shakespeare in high school?

I recall this to be the bane of my high…


Do you have the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue?
  • Brain fog or memory problems?
  • Reactions to certain foods?
  • Cravings for sweets?

It could be candida. But I’d bet it’s something entirely different!

Candida might be the root cause of your fatigue. But before starting a candida cleanse, make sure your fatigue isn’t caused by something else! Today, we’re going to get clear on candida overgrowth and it’s effects on fatigue. I’ll empower you with evidence-based information that you can use to improve your energy starting tomorrow!

Let’s get going!

Is candida overgrowth legit?

I find myself talking about candida overgrowth every week. I don’t know why, but it seems like the vast majority of naturopaths in my area diagnose their patients with candida…


On one side you’ve got the organic food crowd screaming that consuming conventional produce will kill you.

On the other side, supporters of non-organic farming methods say there’s no difference between organic and regular produce.

Both sides claim to have the science to support their argument.

Who’s right?

Is organic food actually better for you?

There’s research out there that says organic food is hardly any different regular or conventionally raised foods. There’s also research out there showing how much better organic food is compared to regular foods. If you believe in organic, you’ll quote the studies in favor of it. If you think the whole organic thing is just a slick marketing campaign, you’ll point to studies showing how there’s little difference between the two.

Regardless of what you believe, you’re more than likely going to look at the research that confirms your bias. I feel this reporting issue is the real problem. …


Unlike the name implies, vitamin D is not a vitamin — it’s a prohormone.

And a deficiency of this prohormone could be part of the reason you experience fatigue!

Way back in 1922 researchers didn’t have a clear idea of the difference between hormones and vitamins. Which is why vitamin D got labeled as a vitamin — it was the fourth vitamin discovered that prevented disease. But the modern understanding of the D vitamin shows this substance to be much more than a vitamin. Vitamin D has hormonal effects on your body.

Without it, you’d experience no shortage of adverse effects — including Ricketts. In today’s developed world, intense levels of vitamin D deficiencies like those found in Ricketts are rare. …


Here’s a common remedy for adrenal fatigue — take some pregnenolone.

Ah, if only it were that simple…

Pregnenolone for adrenal fatigue is not the cure-all you think it is. Pregnenolone may actually make your adrenal fatigue worse!

The theory known as the pregnenolone steal is not one supported by evidence. Even though most practitioners claim this to be the cause of your symptoms. Pregnenolone supplementation might actually make your adrenal fatigue worse.

Today, you’ll learn everything to know about pregnenolone and adrenal fatigue. By the end of the article, you’ll know more than your practitioner!

Let’s get going!

Your HPA axis in action

Adrenal fatigue is dead. Rising from the ashes like a phoenix is adrenal fatigue v2.0. Known today as Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis dysfunction (HPA-D).

When you’re stressed, who do you think interprets that signal?

Your brain. Not your adrenal glands. Your…


Even though massages feel like stress relief, they could be silently contributing to your adrenal fatigue!

That’s right, your monthly massages could actually be making your fatigue worse…

The vast majority of people I know opt for a massage on — at least — a monthly basis. And for good reason! Like you, I find massages to be so incredibly relaxing. Plus, there’s nothing better for sore muscles than a therapeutic massage.

If you’re reading this and have never had a massage, I implore you to make an appointment. But first, read this article.

Just like everything in life, there is nuance. And massage therapy should not always be your go-to modality — especially if you’re dealing with adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome. …


Those contending with adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue may be considering adopting a carnivore diet as a means to improve energy levels.

Before you do, read this post.

I’ll tell you all you need to know about the carnivore diet. Including how to safely adopt it as a means to improve your fatigue.

Most nutrition trends spread through word of mouth. Your friend/relative/neighbor had great success on diet ABC and therefore you should try it. While this is far from an evidence-based approach, it likely doesn’t put you at risk, as all diets advocate the consumption of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins — just in varying quantities of each.

The carnivore diet is new and novel. And it completely does away with the typical ratios of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It’s a radical new way to look at nutrition. …

Mark Volmer

I help those with fatigue naturally reclaim their energy and share their gifts with the world.

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