Category Archives: General Alternative Medicine

A Healthy Smile Keeps You Healthy Long Term

So, the thing everyone seems to want to talk about is their pearly whites. People want bright, shiny white teeth that you can see from outer space. Your gums are far less glamorous and hardly anyone asks me anything at all about their gum health, so I’m here to champion the gums because in terms of your overall body health, they’re WAY more important than their much more glamorous cousins, your teeth. Continue reading

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Alcohol Before Bed – Not the Best For Restorative Sleep

It comes as no surprise that although plenty of people use alcohol to relax and unwind at the end of the day, it’s no friend to your sleep. In fact this Japanese study showed that alcohol may help you relax enough to fall asleep but actually gets in the way of staying asleep. Continue reading

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My Thyroid is “Normal” – so Why Do I Feel So Bad?

I can’t begin to tell you how many times a week I hear this exact thing. Women come to my office practically in tears because they found out their thyroid was low, or out of balance and started the hormones thinking that it would solve the problem, but months go by and they start losing hope. According to lab tests their thyroid is normal, but they still feel down and out. By the time they get into my office they’re usually so frustrated they’re teary eyed and feel helpless about their health. Continue reading

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Natural Remedies for Gallbladder Trouble

Gallbladders are picky creatures. They seem to be the canary in the coal mine of a woman’s body – always the first to start squawking. It isn’t always easy to know it’s your gallbladder giving you trouble and then finding options other than surgery can be difficult so lets cover a brief intro to the fickle female gallbladder. Continue reading

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The Egoscue Method for Back Pain

The Egosque method involves a series of postural exercises that you can choose or that are chosen for you by an Egosque practitioner. These are chosen based on the type of pain you have, the way you hold your body and the types of activities you do in your daily life. Pete Egosque looks at pain as a signal from your body to help you understand that something you’re doing isn’t good for you. Once you understand the signal, and what it means, you can change the way you hold your body and move your body so that pain is avoided. Continue reading

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Food Sensitivity Elimination – Because You’re Worth It

The difference in my life since eliminating wheat has been stunning. I don’t ache every day. I have more energy, less congestion and I don’t wake up puffy and horrid. That’s a big deal to me. If you only ever take one suggestion, take this one: test yourself for food sensitivities. There is no reason to suffer with all of the junk that is “normal” to you. Continue reading

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Emotional Freedom Technique – Helps Everything From Anxiety to Weight Loss.

Emotional Freedom Technique has been one of my favorite ways to help myself for several years now, and it’s only just dawned on me that I haven’t written about it before (I could have sworn this was buried deep in the vaults of past-posts). So my apologies for being late but this simple technique is absolutely invaluable so better late than never. Continue reading

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Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy May Help Prevent Autism

It amazes me when a simple step, like taking a prenatal vitamin, can have such an amazing impact. A study, done on mother/child pairs in California and published in the journal Epidemiology shows that proper nutrition for the three months leading up to conception and the first month of pregnancy have the greatest impact on baby’s brain development. Continue reading

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Sunscreen Deception – Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

Everyone knows sunscreen protects your skin from the suns damaging rays and helps to prevent skin cancer, right?  Unfortunately, that may not actually be the case. The Environmental Working Group has reviewed the research to come up with some surprising … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser – Why Can’t I Lose Weight This Fast?

I know, we all love to see TV shows where people go from morbid obesity to a relatively normal weight, losing the weight of several people within a year. It gives hope that you can probably shed that extra 15 lbs in a week. Two at most, right? If those people on the television can lose 300 pounds in a year then surely 15 lbs in a week is reasonable. Except that in real life it doesn’t happen.

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