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Change for the Better…to Feel Better

Many things affect how easy or hard it is to change our behavior, like improving our eating habits and how we take the time to take care of ourselves. It’s not just having the knowledge of what to do. It is unfair to compare your efforts to anyone else’s “success” at making changes. Strive to do YOUR BEST to eat healthfully and have a healthy and active lifestyle. Nutritional supplements can play a supportive role to help...

Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine – Opposite Al...

Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine are alternative medical treatments. Both use natural plant substances, but follow opposite healing theories. As you can see by the products on my website, my experience is with specific botanicals and herbs. While my understanding of homeopathy is mostly conceptual, there are many who subscribe to this therapy. Herbalism For thousands of years (dating back to prehistoric times), and continuing...

FDA Sets Definition for “Gluten Free” ...

The FDA just announced a definition for “Gluten Free.” Nearly 3 million Americans have Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the lining of the small intestine. And, many more people are experiencing abdominal discomfort and possibly an intolerance or sensitivity when eating foods with gluten. Gluten are proteins naturally found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. By mid-2014, food manufacturers...

Botanicals and Women With Chronic Infections

Today botanicals are used as complementary therapies especially for stubborn, chronic infections of the vagina or urinary tract. Many botanicals have a long traditional and historical use for helping women with conditions such as yeast/candida infections (yeast vaginitis), bacterial infections (bacterial vaginosis) and urinary tract infections (UTI/cystitis). Botanicals commonly used for women’s conditions: Berberine...

JAMA Study: Food Industry May Hold Too Much Influe...

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), food additive manufacturers have an overwhelming influence in determining whether an additive is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).  While most consumers have the impression that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in control of determining the safety of food additives, unfortunately, such is not the case. These two news releases will...

Ayurveda-Ancient Teachings of Food & Healing

I’m so interested in what “the ancients” have to teach us about promoting health and wellness! In India, the healing science of Ayurveda can be traced back over 5,000 years. It’s a holistic approach and looks at the totality of a person – not just the well-being of his or her physical body, but also the balance and integrity of a person’s life force. Ayurveda sees people as energetic...