Sunshine has gotten a bad rep lately. We are told that exposure can cause skin cancer and skin ageing and is best avoided or kept to a minimum, but did you know that daily sun exposure is essential for your health and well-being? Want to know why and how? Keep reading. Read More
By now nearly everyone has heard that sugar is something that should be limited as much as possible, but it bears repeating and more and more recent research is confirming that it has drug-like effects on the brain and sets us up for obesity, brain-related health issues, such as depression, learning disorders and memory problems. Read More
Fungus Among Us – Part II
Of course, first thing that comes to mind is mold growing in our homes. Ever had a water leak? Overflowing toilet, washing machine or dishwasher? Read More
Got a chronic cough that will not go away or respond to any medications? Do you have unexplained fatigue? Or, recurring yeast infections? It could be fungus in your body! More and more holistic practitioners and Western medicine doctors are making the connection between chronic disease and fungal infections in our bodies.
So how does fungus enter our bodies? There are two ways: 1. We ingest it in our food or 2. We inhale it from our environment. Let’s talk about fungus in our food first. Read More
Our bodies are truly wonderfully made. Still to this day scientists are finding new facts about how our bodies work. And there is so much more to learn. One of the newer discoveries getting a lot of attention in traditional and alternative medicine circles has been the mutation of the MTHFR gene and its effects on our health. Read More
Soy has been touted as a health food for a long time now. A common argument you hear everywhere is that it must be healthy since Asians are slender and generally healthy, but is this true? How much soy and what preparation of soy do Asians consume most? Find out more in today’s article. Read More
In our previous post we talked about the many factors in our foods that help protect us against cancer and the importance of consuming food that is non-processed, farmed organically and, in the case of animals, from grass-fed animals. Let’s now look at the foods we should avoid as much as possible.
Refined carbohydrates: Let me spell it out: SUGAR FEEDS CANCER, end of story. This group includes sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup and white flour, just to name a few. The body uses up valuable nutrients to be able to process refined carbohydrates. If you have cancer you must stop eating these immediately. Read More
Once a rare disease, cancer is now widespread with statistics estimating that there will be 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the US in 2016. The most common cancers are breast, lung, bronchial, prostate, colon, rectum, bladder, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and thyroid cancer. Not wanting to go into the mortality rates in this post the fact remains that chances are high that we are, at some point, going to be effected by cancer, either ourselves or by someone we love. If you would like to know what you can do through nutrition to protect yourself against cancer, then read on. Read More
This ancient Chinese therapy has been around for over 3000 years and has made recent news, because swimmer Michael Phelps has been using it on his back (see those red, round welts on his body on photos all over the Internet). Although science is dismissing the effectiveness of the treatment, practitioners, as well as patients seem to agree that it works. Traditionally cupping was used 1) to speed recovery from knocks and falls in martial arts training, and 2) to treat early stages of an infection from an airborne pathogen, in other words, for respiratory ailments. Modern usage has expanded to speed and optimize recovery from hard training, heal or compensate for injuries, and improve performance. Here in the US it is most widely practiced among acupuncturists, doctors of oriental medicine and naturopathic doctors. Read More