Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, GERD, heartburn and indigestion can all seem to be the same problem. When I ask people what they think causes it, I hear some of the same answers: too much stomach acid, too much hydrochloric acid and too little digestive enzymes. I would like to give a different perspective that may clarify what is going on. When you … Read More

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Anxiety

I was at a trade show this past weekend and did a consult with a woman who has been having anxiety attacks for a long time. Anxiety can have multiple causes. Fundamentally, all of the causes for anxiety lie within the subconscious mind, because anxiety, as stress, is the result of how a person responds to what they see and … Read More

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Keeping A Healthy Immune System

Today we are faced with the fact that our bodies – especially our immune systems – are having a more difficult time defending us. Why is this so? We will touch on two aspects that are instrumental in weakening the immune system. STRESS It has been demonstrated that stress adversely affects the immune system. Stress taxes the adrenal glands, which … Read More

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Constipation Aggravation?

Do you have a tendency toward constipation? As a Mind-Body counselor, I ask my clients many questions to get an understanding of what is taking place in their lives and bodies. The first question almost always is, “What did your doctor say you are dealing with?” From there, I ask more questions, which always includes questions about bowel movements. I … Read More

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Acne, Aging and Attitude

We are in summer mode. The time of year when you want to look your very best. An important aspect of that is your facial appearance. Whether you’re dealing with acne or wrinkles, being in the sun doesn’t help either situation. Whether you choose a product with SPF 50 or a lower SPF, you need something to diminish the harsh … Read More

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Detox Before You Diet

Summer is practically upon us and this is the time of year you want to look good. Whether it’s a few pounds you want to shed or it’s in the double digits, I would recommend a holistic approach to dieting or weight loss by starting with an internal cleanse to detoxify your body. This will allow your body systems to … Read More

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Cholesterol. The Good Guy?

Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap. The fact is your body needs it.  Here are a few of the many important roles cholesterol plays in your body: It is a component of cell membranes and a starting material for synthesizing other steroids. Many of your hormones and vitamin D are made from cholesterol. Cholesterol transports fat-soluble vitamins throughout the body, … Read More

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Lungs, the Breath of Life

The biggest issue with the lungs is mucus and phlegm build up, which can clog the lungs, not allowing efficient release of the toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide. This can also block the amount of clean, fresh (hopefully) air the body needs to function at optimal levels. I only use the best herbs for the lungs in my formulas. … Read More

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Weight Loss Naturally, Part 2: The Thyroid

A causative factor in weight gain can be a sluggish or low thyroid. Often called the “master gland” or “power control center,’’ the thyroid is vital because of its interactions with other glands. It is also involved in sexual development and maturity. What the Thyroid Does The thyroid secretes two hormones that influence the rate and processes of basic body … Read More

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Weight Loss Naturally

Weight loss is a major topic with many ways to approach it. There are psychological concerns as well as physiological and glandular effects at work in most everyone with weight issues. Levels of stress affect weight as well. Stress depletes calcium, which disrupts the relationship between potassium and sodium, and five to 15 pounds can be gained very quickly through … Read More

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