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How to Absorb Vegetable Nutrients More Effectively

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/28814399/) claims that if we put soybean oil we will absorb nutrients like alpha-carotene, lycopene, phylloquinone, retinyl palmitate more effectively. The challenge with the study? Well number one, it was identified in old Ayurveda medicine, 1000s of years ago, that we absorb more nutrient with the [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:48:09+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Absorb Vegetable Nutrients More Effectively

Fibromyalgia – manage it or eliminate it

I had polymyalgia:  which means a combination diagnoses, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis AND fibromyalgia all at the same time...and now none of it!!! Did I mention I also had a deteriorating spine at the same time?  I used to take 3-4 Tylenol 3s with codeine 4-5 times a day to keep going (I used to [...]

By | 2017-09-02T16:25:59+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Immune Issues, Inflammatory disorders, Medical, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia – manage it or eliminate it

Why is your gut function important

Historically, our only gut issue was the extent that it might “stick out”.  Then we were taught that that a “gut” provoked diabetes. Today, we know that 80% of those with weight issues don’t have diabetes. Times are changing fast and the information that is being discovered by NON-Big Pharma research is moving even faster. [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why is your gut function important

Depression & Anxiety – is it your head or your gut?

We experience depression and anxiety as a "head" thing, but too many times the cause is in the body. In fact, there are a wide number of physical causes that range from the adrenals, to the liver, to the thyroid (typically not the thyroid, typically its the gut, liver, and/or adrenals), to metal toxicity, etc [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Depression & Anxiety – is it your head or your gut?

Valentine’s Day Chocolate – make it good!!!

Chocolate – what it can do for you The cocoa pod is a fruit full of juice and between 300-6800 seeds. These seeds are the most nutrient dense food we know of. The seeds contain over 300 nutrients that we need. The nutrients in these seeds are usually destroyed with processing BUT 100% chocolate protects [...]

By | 2017-04-29T00:52:32+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Chocolate – make it good!!!

TRICKS TO GIVING UP BAD HABITS and ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

  HAPPY NEW YEAR! Many people make New Year's Eve Resolutions / goals / intentions but have a difficult time following through with them & the old "Bad Habits" or routines take over. The gyms are crowded the first couple of weeks; by February, most of the "newbees" have disappeared. Here are a few tips [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TRICKS TO GIVING UP BAD HABITS and ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

What is a great Christmas present?

"Your health is your wealth" is an old saying that has a lot of truth to it.  If you don't have your health how can you do whatever you do to create your wealth? Whether you be a blue collar worker; a white collar worker; tradesman; a professional; or an independent business person you need [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Ayurvedic medicine, Detox, Mental Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is a great Christmas present?

Depression at Christmas

One in two people suffer from depression at some point in their life - could it be you or a loved one? Are you aware of all the physiological issues that can cause depression? I practiced as a Registered Psychologist for 20 some years. But I left the College of Psychologists because they didn't agree [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Adrenals, Dental issues, Depression, Emotional, Herbal Medicine, Hypothyroid, Immune Issues, Research|Comments Off on Depression at Christmas

Your HEALTH is your WEALTH

It is an old saying but ever so true. The WHO (World Health Organization) defines health as: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Health includes our psychological health (thoughts and emotions) and our physical health and our energetic health. If any of these [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your HEALTH is your WEALTH

8 Glasses of Water a Day?

This is an urban myth that has no substance or science behind it!!!  Interestingly enough, I fought this myth when I was in Naturopathic College - and believe it or not, to no avail!!!  But that is all that it is - a myth!!! I am a scientist...so I always look for the evidence.  Now [...]

By | 2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Anti-oxidants, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, pH, Water|Comments Off on 8 Glasses of Water a Day?