A favorite herb – Hawthorne aka Crataegus oxycantha

There are many different herbs used for the cardio/heart system. Different herbs are used for specific issues, like the valves, electrical irregularities, blood pressure, arterial issues, etc. But Hawthorne is one cardio herb that is used for a variety of issues. Whether the issue concerns blood vessels as with congestive heart failure or chest pains [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00July 26th, 2016|Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Blood health, Heart Health, Herbal Medicine, Medical, Supplements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Hawthorne aka Crataegus oxycantha

Don’t take any more calcium supplements till you read this

We have been told for years to take more calcium supplements as we age to protect us against osteoporosis. Even in the Naturopathic College I went to, I argued this. The Dean actually marked my answer wrong - which of course was right...that's what happens when people don't keep up with the research. And the [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:59+00:00June 7th, 2016|Blood health, Gut Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, Supplements|Comments Off on Don’t take any more calcium supplements till you read this

Too many degrees?

It is sad to think that one can be accused of having too many degrees. I am forever pushing health practitioners  to take training in an entirely different healing modality. If you are a psychologist - take training in nutrition. If you are a nutritionist take training in Ayurveda. If you are a TCM take [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:02+00:00March 31st, 2016|Ayurvedic medicine, Blood health, Cancer, Diabetes, Diets, Emotional|Comments Off on Too many degrees?

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 [...]

How can chocolate be a benefit?

Most of us have heard that "dark chocolate" is good for us.  Unfortunately, the concept of "dark or bitter chocolate" was marketed well, but the marketing covered up a huge misunderstanding. Chocolate contains over 1200 molecules, over 300 nutrients that are beneficial to us.  AND they are in significant amounts not just trace amounts.  Further, the [...]

All you need for health, is this…

How many times have you heard that all you need is this vitamin or mineral or omega 3 or fiber or compound and it will solve all your health issues? I get so frustrated when I hear these claims - do you? Now, my favorite compound is the body is glutathione - glutathione has to [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:10+00:00August 23rd, 2015|Anti-inflammatories, Anti-oxidants, Blood health, Cancer, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, Research, Supplements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on All you need for health, is this…

Unknown causes of obseity…

You have probably heard all the pros and cons about vaccinations and autism....but did you know that early vaccinations can cause: 1) disruption to the microbiota in your gut 2) affect your ability to respond to antibiotics 3) set you up for obesity Wow!!!  Let's review what we already know: We already know that our [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:23+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Autism, Blood health, Cholesterol, Hormone issues, Immune Health, Microbiota, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, Pharmaceutical, Research, Supplements, Toxicity, Vaccinations, Weight|Comments Off on Unknown causes of obseity…

August : Heart – The Cholesterol Myth and other issues

The heart - an incredibly vital organ.  It works non-stop to keep us going through wake and sleep cycles and only stops if you have a hiccup.  Stats on the heart are phenomenal: about 72 beats per minute beats about 100,000 times per day pumps about 2000 gallons of blood a day; about 1.5 million [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:27+00:00February 17th, 2015|Blood health, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Inflammatory disorders, Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on August : Heart – The Cholesterol Myth and other issues

Most hospitals make this mistake….

A  CDC report claims that 78% of hospitals inappropriately prescribe antibiotics: 1) the wrong antibiotic 2) redundant antibiotics 3) unnecessary antibiotics Sometimes MDs will prescribe a few different antibiotics (a cocktail) all at once because they cannot identify the source of infection.  Yet, even when the source is identified, the unnecessary prescriptions are not stopped - [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:32+00:00December 31st, 2014|Antibiotics, Blood health, Immune Health, Immune Issues, Inflammatory disorders, Toxicity|Comments Off on Most hospitals make this mistake….