Keeping A Healthy Immune System

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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When You Lose, You Win: Simple steps for a healthy diet and daily routine

Reading Time: 2 minutes As summer arrives, we all become concerned about how we may look in a bathing suit. Maybe this is the time to re-examine your diet and daily routine. If you are going to eat carbohydrates, eat those that are 100% complete carbohydrates, often referred to as Complex Carbohydrates. These are foods that have fiber and nutrients; not the empty carbohydrates … Read More

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Acne, Aging and Attitude

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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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Cleansing the Liver

Reading Time: 2 minutes The liver is the largest internal organ of the body. It is crucial to the maintenance and regulation of homeostasis of body fluids and control of body processes. In one of its many operations, it defends the body against internal poisoning through toxin elimination and storage. It serves a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and … Read More

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What’s Hidden in the Meat We Eat

Reading Time: 3 minutes Physical stress is easy to identify when you look at hard labor or strenuous exercise. However, there is another type of physical stress that compromises nutrients brought upon the body because of diet. Antibiotics, Growth Hormones and Steroids. Oh My! We all know that animals destined for food production are given antibiotics, growth hormones and steroids. These substances end up … Read More

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