Entries by Dr. B.J. Hardick

Does Soy Deserve an Apology?

Full disclosure: I’ve been a little tough on soy. I used to really, really hammer soy brutally, throwing in to the “avoid” category along with gluten, artificial sweeteners, and trans fats. Truthfully, I — and many others in the natural health community — have probably been a little too tough on soy, oversimplifying a potentially […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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The Deadly Connection between Sugar, Acidity and Inflammation

A study late last year, which appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine, presented a damning declaration hardly surprisingly to anyone remotely tuned in to the sugar debate recently. Researchers here noted way back in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid three Harvard scientists to publish a study in the New England Journal of Medicine arguing fat […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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5 Ingredient Clean Energy Bites

These 5 Ingredient Clean Energy Bites are vegetarian, vegan, sugar-free, and made with enough healthy fats and protein to keep you, or your kids, satisfied for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert time. The ingredient list is short and sweet, yet super healthy with antioxidant rich cocoa, heart-healthy walnuts, and naturally sweet dates. Dates also offer […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Here’s What One Sleepless Night Will Do To Your Body

Nobody chooses to become sleep deprived, but it happens to the best of us for numerous reasons. Regardless, statistics don’t care why you got less-than-optimal sleep. The reality is, most of us do. One study surveyed 444,306 American adults and found more than one-third got less than seven hours of sleep nightly.(1) Overall, Americans get […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Apple Flax Seed Muffins

Muffins may seem like cupcakes in disguise, except they are much healthier when maximized like this Apple Flax Seed Muffins recipe. You can enjoy the flavour and texture of ground flax seed (flaxseed), a Superfood, as well as the health benefits from omega-3 essential fatty acids for heart-healthy effects, magnesium for cellular health, and soluble and insoluble fiber […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Nutritional Supplements: What to Take and What to Skip

Have you ever found your cupboards to be overflowing with vitamins and nutritional supplements?  A nutritionist friend of mine recently told me about her typical client’s first visit: “They walk in with these giant bags – sometimes three or four bags – and ask me to go through them all, one by one,” the client […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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The Ultimate List of Paleo Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day [UPDATED]

St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a day for celebrating Irish culture throughout the world on March 17th. (1) To help you get into the spirit of the day, I’ve summarized some of the best paleo options on the net for healthy Irish dishes such as corned beef, cabbage, soda bread, colcannon, […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Is Xylitol a Friend or Foe?

Our addiction to sweet tastes has opened a Pandora’s box of commercial sweeteners, with the food industry advertising many as “natural.” One category is sugar alcohols, including the increasingly common xylitol. But are these sweeteners really natural, and are they safe? Or are they just another of industry’s attempts to snooker us into buying the […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Is There a Dark Side of Ketosis?

“That will totally knock me out of ketosis,” I heard someone say recently at a dinner party. I can’t remember what appetizer she pointed to, but the woman sitting to the left of me said this so casually, and several folks at the table knew exactly what she meant, confirming what I’d long suspected: Ketogenic diets […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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12 Decadent Sugar-Free Treats for Your Valentine [UPDATED]

On Valentine’s Day, besides love there’s only one ‘sugar’ you really need…your Valentine, and maybe chocolate too. Leave the refined sweeteners, sugar, carbs, grains, preservatives, additives, colorings, and other toxic ingredients out of your loved ones’ treats. If you absolutely want sweets for this special day, then try creating your own maximized, sugar-free Valentine treats. […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Conventional, Organic and Wild Meats: Facts You Need to Know

Recently, I visited a high-end restaurant that listed “sustainably raised organic salmon” as an entrée. Intrigued, I pointed at the menu and asked the server what exactly those terms meant. She appeared confused, conferred with the chef, and came back to tell me this particular salmon entrée had been farm-raised in an “ethically conscious environment” […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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The Surprising Facts About Food Sensitivities

Food is one of life’s wonderful pleasures, but for some it can be a source of pain and frustration. I receive questions about food sensitivities almost daily because there is so much misunderstanding and conflicting information out there. It’s understandable why people are confused. Food allergies are real—there is no debate about that. But when […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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12 Things You Need to Know About Magnesium Deficiency

When it comes to nutritional deficiencies, there may be more people sick today from low magnesium than from any other nutritional deficiency. In fact, it’s hard to find a modern disease that’s not associated with low magnesium, in one way or another. Few people truly understand the magnitude of this mineral’s importance in the body. […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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4 “Healthy” Sweeteners that aren’t so Healthy

Remember simpler days when we had white and brown sugar packets to choose between, and eventually you learned the brown stuff was basically white sugar colored with molasses? Likewise, you’re smarter than to fall for nonsensical claims like “natural” (any sugar is natural; so is gasoline), “more natural” (what does that even mean?), or “healthier than […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Primal Pots de Crème

Instead of serving pie this Christmas, try this decadent, sugar-free, chocolate dessert — Primal Pots de Crème. The coconut milk will provide healthy saturated fatty acids that can help lower cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks or a stroke. It’s a great option for anyone with dairy and nut- or grain-based allergies. Best of all, the preparation […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Can Too Much Exercise Cause Leaky Gut?

Jim was a 50-something patient who, despite eating healthy and exercising vigorously, couldn’t lose weight, frequently felt tired, and struggled with regular headaches, post-meal bloating, and other miseries. Jim’s doctor ruled out the usual suspects. He got about seven hours’ solid sleep nightly, kept work-related stress under control, and supplemented smartly to complement his low-sugar […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Cinnamon Citrus Cider

Nothing says fall like a cup of hot apple cider on a chilly autumn or winter day! Most ciders are full of added sugars, which makes them off limits for maximized living. This Cinnamon Citrus Cider recipe provides you with a maximized friendly version of your favourite fall comfort beverage. Keep it warm in a […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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5 Reasons to Stop Cardio

Are you completely relieved, ready to settle back down to complete your first marathon in style — no doubt a Netflix marathon, spanning the couch and bed? Just kidding. You aren’t off the hook that easy. This isn’t about skipping all exercise as much as becoming smart about it. If you’ve ever tried to become a […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Just Say No to Traditional Cardio

If you are among those who run to keep your weight down, be healthy and stay in shape, read on.  In this article, I’ll talk about why running is definitely not the be all end all in the world of cardio.  Let’s cover the 4 alternatives to running that are even better for your hormones […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Simple Hacks to Optimize Intermittent Fasting

As obesity rates increase, manufacturers develop new ways to ply consumers determined to lose weight or otherwise improve their health with new diets, supplements, and quick-fix solutions that promise fast fat loss “now.” Is Intermittent Fasting the real deal, or just the most popular trend? Looking for a Fat-Loss “Fix” Tempting though most can be, […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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What You Need to Know about Genetics and Detox. (It’s all about Methylation!)

As you probably know, I believe that regular detoxification is one of the most important health practices any North American should consider. Our increased need to detox is an unfortunate sign of the times. More than 100,000 chemicals are now found in our foods, drugs, personal products and everyday items, with about 1,000 new ones […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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Are Dryer Sheets Toxic? Discover these 10 Eco-Friendly Alternatives

You might have gone through your kitchen pantry and removed all of the toxic foods, and then purged toxic cleaning products from under the sink, but what about your laundry room? Some of the most chemical-laden products live there, yet it’s the last place people tend to think about. Detergents definitely give cause for concern, […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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15 Ways to Raise Glutathione

With so many man-made chemicals being released into our atmosphere, waterways, foods and medications today, you might wonder how your body even knows what to do with them. Relentless toxic exposures, poor diets, medication overuse, chronic stress and insufficient exercise compound our toxic burden and whittle away at our reserves. Fortunately, your body has wisely […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Kids’ Sugar Intake on Halloween

Kids love Halloween. Whatever it can be for mischief and scares, Halloween can be a blast for families with imaginative play and time together. It’s a blast – until you start to learn more about healthy eating, and you start looking for ways to reduce sugar intake on Halloween. It may seem impossible … Do you make […]

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About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives.

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