Commemorating Earth Day 2015

  Earth Day – a time to reflect on just how amazing our planet is and how to sustain its beauty and health. Learn more about the Earth Day movement and how you can make a difference here.

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Arthritis? The Right Diet Can Help

What can you do about Arthritis? The first thing I always recommend is a dietary change. It’s not that the diet caused arthritis directly. Uric acid, a by-product of nucleic acid metabolism (the metabolism of DNA and RNA) can aggravate it. Uric acid crystals circulating in the bloodstream may damage the synovial membrane of the joints. When that happens the lubricating … Read More

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How Much Vitamin C Should You Take?

How much Vitamin C should I take daily? This is a great question. Each of us is bio-chemically unique. Because of diet and lifestyle, including work environment, different nutrient requirements exist and different levels are present in our blood stream.  Unlike most other animals, humans cannot make Vitamin C in their bodies.  It must be obtained from food or supplements. … Read More

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Getting Results with Higher Potency Supplements

I am a firm believer that if you give the body the nutrients it needs, in meaningful amounts, it will self-correct any imbalances and disharmonies. The body is the magic in correcting imbalances. In most situations there are natural alternatives. However, some don’t work because they are based on low potency supplements. You need to look for an alternative that … Read More

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Food Choices Made Easy: Consumer Reports Handy Guide

I just finished reading an article in Consumer Reports, “Pesticides in Produce”, which is about the pesticides in conventional or commercial farming and the organic approach to growing and protecting fruits and vegetables. The article covers many aspects of pesticides, including the risks of conventional foods and how to shop for fresh produce, including organic produce. This is an article … Read More

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Branching Out the Family Tree: Improving Reproductive Health

Can the reproductive system be nourished to become fertile? Every system, gland, organ and function in the body REQUIRES nutrients to be able to perform and function properly. The question is, can we feed ourselves enough so that they perform at optimal levels? The answer is yes … and no. Nourishment and support to your reproductive system can be attained through … Read More

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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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The B-complex Vitamins – Simplified

Technically, vitamins are classified as coenzymes or cofactors that must be supplied to the body because the body cannot synthesize them. Coenzymes and cofactors are needed to activate other substances in the body.  Since your bodily functions are dependent upon the activation of enzymes and proteins, enough of the vitamins are needed to make whole and complete enzymes where and … Read More

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What Are You Breathing? Getting Rid of Indoor Air Pollution.

Hardly anyone thinks of their home as being a polluted environment. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that indoor air pollutant levels can be higher than what is outside. (See EPA article here.) This reminded me of complaints I heard from employees at a new bank in our neighborhood. Everyone inside became ill and some developed allergy-like symptoms. … Read More

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Carbohydrates and Weight Issues

  When we feel down or overwhelmed there is a tendency to reach for our personal comfort foods, which oftentimes include carbohydrates. Carbohydrates that are part of our comfort food system turn to glucose (sugar). Almost everything we consume turns to sugar, which puts too much sugar into the bloodstream. When there is an overabundance that is not used by … Read More

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