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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How to Have a Healthy Heart

Reading Time: 2 minutes I want to share thoughts on dealing with cardio health from a position of strength, beginning with the main star of this system, the heart. Heart Function. The heart is a pumping station to insure that blood flows throughout the body. Blood carries nutrients that are passed into it from the intestinal tract in order to feed all the cells … Read More

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Constipation Aggravation?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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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The Science Behind Our Supplements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gender-specific supplements are not new. They began over 25 years ago. But perhaps you don’t know it was Michael’s® Naturopathic Programs that introduced this whole new supplement category to the marketplace. Today, many major companies have added gender-specific supplements to their line. But it began with us. Here’s the science behind our supplements. Why Gender-Specific? Back in the day, my … Read More

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Are You What You Eat?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone knows about “comfort foods”. We all run to them when we’re feeling a little down, stressed or depressed. We eat what makes us feel good during those times. The truth is that we have an emotional attachment to what’s on our plate, which is why dieting is one of the hardest things to do. On a personal level for … 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, and … 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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