A favorite herb – Cassia aka Senna

Herbs have both formal terms and common terms. Cassia spp. is the formal name for the Senna plant. What does Senna do? It is absorbed by the stomach and the small intestine and leaves behind a compound called rhein anthrone. The bacteria in the small intestine degrade the rhein anthrone into sennidin. This second compound, [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:59+00:00June 8th, 2016|Gut Health, Herbal Medicine|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Cassia aka Senna

What foods help with weight loss

There are a number of different reasons for weight gain. From mineral or vitamin deficiency to imbalances in your microbiota to adrenal fatigue to medications to belief systems and a huge number of other issues. AND 70% of obese people DO NOT have diabetes. Further, diabetes can be caused by a wide number of issues [...]

Obesity & Diabetes – it’s not what you were taught…

We have been taught, as have our physicians, that weight gain means diabetes. Let's look at the actual research, but first let's look at some basic facts: Diabetes is not a disease - it is a symptom Diabetes can in fact be reversed - it is not a life long, down hill process The most [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:02+00:00March 24th, 2016|Adrenals, Blood health, Diabetes, Herbal Medicine, Hormone issues, Immune Health, Microbiota, Nutrition, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on Obesity & Diabetes – it’s not what you were taught…

Yeah – its here…

You have CHOICES!!! There is this new site...www.ChoicesUnlimited.ca The "Health on a Budget" on www.ChoicesUnlimited.ca The Whole Health Initiative on www.WholeHealthInitiative.ca - click here And of course we have www.DrHollyBooks. com which has been updated - click here - videos, downloads, books Let's not forget...every Wednesday at Noon check out www.NewsForTheSoul.com  You or someone you know [...]

Salad bad for you? What now?

Oh dear. The old saying, 'the more man gets involved with your food, the more dangerous it becomes'...seems to get more data input daily. This time it comes in the form of salad, or more particularly lettuce. Now lettuce in and of itself can be an issue. The issue being is whether it has any [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:05+00:00January 27th, 2016|Allergies, Herbal Medicine, Immune Health, Immune Issues, Medical, Microbiota, Nutrition|Comments Off on Salad bad for you? What now?

What are the common denominators between exercise, grains, sugars, fats & protiens???

The two common denominators are that they are all :   a) good for you  b) bad for you You have learned over the years that the type of grain and how it is processed determines whether or not the bread, pasta, etc is good for you. Peel the outside and process everything out of the [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:06+00:00January 20th, 2016|Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidants, Exercise, Gut Health, Heart Health, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are the common denominators between exercise, grains, sugars, fats & protiens???

How many ways has Western medicine has lead us into sickness?

That is a pretty big question? With powerful implications. But let's take a brief look. We were told that the sun was dangerous and we needed to put on sun block. Unfortunately, the sun blocks blocked us from the very UVB rays we needed for our bodies to function: we needed the sun to make [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:06+00:00January 17th, 2016|Cholesterol, Depression, Diabetes, Gut Health, Herbal Medicine, Liver, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How many ways has Western medicine has lead us into sickness?

Diabetes: Synthetic or Real Medicine?

Everyone has heard how diabetes has become an epidemic...however, what both physicians and patients don't know is huge!! Did you know that there are all kinds of issues that can cause diabetes?  Even pathogens!!! Did you know that the most commonly prescribed synthetic drug for diabetes, is the synthetic version of a compound found in [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:08+00:00November 15th, 2015|Diabetes, Herbal Medicine|Comments Off on Diabetes: Synthetic or Real Medicine?

Be careful…just because a product is all natural…

"All natural" is a big marketing phrase both used and abused in today's world.  How can that be? Well, as with anything else, the compound effect can have both beneficial and detrimental affects on us.  A given product may have all "natural compounds" BUT when some of the those "natural compounds" are brought together - [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:22+00:00August 10th, 2015|alkaline acidic, Allergies, Detox, Herbal Medicine, Toxicity|Comments Off on Be careful…just because a product is all natural…

Are MLM health products of value?

MLMs are well known in the health industry and like any other product line - there are alot of "crappy" ones that are really of no value; there are some mediocre ones; and there are a few excellent ones. In the last decade, health products have sold like beauty products.  People are becoming more and [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:23+00:00July 8th, 2015|Detox, Herbal Medicine, Immune Health, Research, Supplements|Comments Off on Are MLM health products of value?