Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 28 seconds Choosing the right foods to eat has become extremely complex, controversial and confusing for most people. With promises coming from every angle of the food pyramid, from paleo to vegetarian to vegan to being gluten and dairy-free, making healthy food choices has become more confusing than ever!
In nature, the shift from winter (the end of the annual cycle) to spring (the beginning of the annual cycle) is perhaps the most important transition of the year. At this time, the weather, harvests, and microbes are making dramatic changes. For example, winter microbes that are geared for keeping the body warm and digesting
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 56 seconds With spring right around the corner, there are a few precautions we can take to ensure a healthy and symptom-free spring and summer. You may have noticed the birds are back, scouting out where on your home they will lease nest space. The crocus, which are nature’s
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes, 17 seconds Sinus complaints are incredibly common at all times of the year. Poor air quality, winter dryness and pollens in the spring and fall leave few unaffected. Anyone who deals with sinus issues knows that it is incredibly uncomfortable, and it is very difficult to function normally when experiencing
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 48 seconds The mouth is home to numerous naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria, which are our first line of defense when it comes to maintaining good health. Weak links in this defense, such as bacterial imbalance and/or poor oral hygiene, may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular concerns, cognitive issues
Use this alkaline and acidic foods list to reduce inflammation, boost immunity, increase energy, balance digestion and weight. During the spring and summer, one’s diet should be 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. During the winter, one’s diet should be 70% alkaline and 30% acidic.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 59 seconds Vinegar has a long history of therapeutic use, dating back some 5000 years BC in Babylonia. Hippocrates and Hannibal of Carthage and Cleopatra were fans and, today, science backs the numerous health benefits of this fermented beverage. (1) Therapeutic cider vinegar or “sour wine” can be made
Average Reading Time: 8 minutes and 44 seconds I am often asked, “What is the best exercise? Why don’t I lose weight when I exercise? Can I exercise, balance blood sugar and stabilize my mood? How do I avoid over exercising?” To balance blood sugar, we must re-educate the body to burn fat. Fat burns
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 16 seconds With a government mandate that all children be vaccinated, there is still a cloud of suspicion as to whether they are safe or not. With an impressive track record against diseases like Polio and Small Pox, the convention which includes academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the government,
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 21 seconds Professor John Tagg is a world renowned microbiologist at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His battles with his own throat health as a young boy inspired him to find a natural and proactive way to support the respiratory health of children and adults alike. He