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Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies For The Flu
Flu season is right around the corner, and hopefully by now you’ve read my article on the Top Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System. But now you’re wondering, what if my kid actually gets the flu? Are there any natural options besides Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Sudafed, or just waiting and watching? YES! If you understand how to use natural medicines, you CAN do something to not only help your child feel better, but to help her recover faster!
Which Type Of Cleanse Is Right For You?
What type of fasting protocol should you do? Whichever way you choose will give your health a big boost, increase your longevity and energy, improve your memory, and help you access more joy.
Top 5 Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Your Child’s Headache
If you’ve ever suffered from headaches, you know how awful they can be. I, knock-on-wood, don’t often get headaches, but the ones I’ve had have been doozies and I have endless empathy for kids and adults who get them on a regular basis. And of course, when your child has a headache, the first concern that might pop into some of your heads is that something could be wrong – really, really wrong.
Another Way to Evaluate Your Health
It’s hard not to live and die(t) by the scale. As a professional, I know better, but will admit to falling into the trap of living by the numbers on the scale. However, I’ve learned just how defeating those numbers can be when used as the sole basis for my state of health.
What to Ask a Prospective Dentist
Life is a process of relationship. There is no life without relationship. So relationship is the basis of human existence. Relationship is the most important thing in life. Do you see the truth of that, not verbally, not intellectually, but actually with your heart and mind? Can you be aware, alert, so that you are watching your relationship and are learning from that awareness how you respond, what your reactions are?
Glycogen and You
Most people want more energy. Increased energy means better performance, longer endurance, greater reach of skill, more prolonged learning potential, and the stamina for profound depths of social interaction. Basically, more energy means more brain power. For the purpose of this post, I want to focus on the theme of executive functioning.
How to set you Goals to Get and Stay Fit Once and For All!
Have you ever wondered how you can actually have long-term success at changing your diet and fitness routine? The answer is: Make it a way of life, not just a diet or quick fix to solve a problem. It’s great to do a one-week fitness camp that’s really hard and kicks your butt, but as great as it is in the moment, it will not create lasting success. Success in anything lies in persistence.
How to stay fit while nursing?
One of the most common questions I get asked is - “Am I OK to be doing high intensity fitness training when I’m nursing?” My quick answer is “Yes!” I personally have two super healthy “fat” babies that were exclusively breast fed until 7/8 months old.
Cardiovascular Disease Part 3: Avoiding Heart Failure
This is one of the most diagnosed health issues in both men and women over the age of 45; but the problem starts way before this age – in the routines of our lifestyle. In our first two blogs in this series, we talked about how the mind and emotions (part 1) played an important role in cardiovascular disease (CVD), then continued onto health in the arteries (part 2). In this blog we are going to concentrate on the heart; but the heart of the issue is not the organ – it is lifestyle! Even though this is one of the most prominent causes of deaths in the world, it is one of the most preventable.
How I Stay Healthy Without Living In A Bubble
I have been in the wellness industry for almost 20 years, and the most dangerous thing I have seen is the “all or nothing” mindset. Sometimes, when you start an extreme diet with the intention of doing it forever, you can’t help but swing to the opposite extreme. One week you are eating 50 bananas a day and restricting your fat intake, and the next week you wind up binging on ice cream and french fries. Sound familiar? The popularity of extreme fad diets over the last decade has strengthened that mindset, even making it acceptable. Extremes can lead to self-sabotage or worse, orthorexia, which leads to isolation.
Cardiovascular Disease Part 2: Atherosclerosis
In our last blog we looked at why matters of the Heart and Mind can affect lifestyle issues that can play a big role in cardiovascular (CV) issues. Here we are going to look more at what happens in the tubes. Arterial disease accounts for the vast majority of patients that suffer Continue reading…
Cardiovascular Disease Part 1: Where Do We Start?
After doing a blog on how statins might not always be good for you, several people asked me what to do, so I decided to do a multiple part blog on cardiovascular issues. We sit at a unique time in history when heart issues, both emotionally and physically, play one of the most prominent roles Continue reading…
Running Is Melting My Fat
After running a marathon six years ago when my son Dom got leukemia, I always thought I would train for another one at some point. Time passed, and after a year or two, I didn’t run anymore. I let myself off the hook telling myself that I didn’t need to …
Why Statins are a waste of time?
A little over two years ago, I got a nasty parasite while adventuring in the tropics that landed me in the hospital so fatigued I could barely move. Fortunately for me, I finally found out what the parasite was and my health is back to normal. At the time, because of my age and being Continue reading…
Tongue-to-Bum Part 7: The Large Intestine – Microbiome and The Last Watering Hole
Once you go through the next gateway (the ileocecal sphincter) on your adventurous journey, you find yourself in the midst of a majestic and magnificent forest. You can tell that you are still in some sort of tunnel, but it is completely different from the one that you just left. It is so much bigger! Continue reading…
Tongue-to-Bum Part 6: Intestinal Immune System – Your Personal Secret Service
In previous blogs we saw our adventurous journey taking us from perceiving food and drink in our mind's eye, mindful eating (part 1, part 2), chewing our food in the mouth (part 3), swallowing it to enter the stomach (part 4). In the last blog we saw the chyme entering the small intestine Continue reading…
Tongue-to-Bum Part 5: Small Intestine – Grand Central Station of Digestion
As we continue on our adventurous journey through the digestive tract, we remember the first four (4) sections: preparing for the journey, entering the mouth to get on the subway, being swallowed on our descent into the amusement park ride of the Stomach. Once we are in the small intestine we notice that this is quite a different environment than what you have encountered so far on your journey. Up to this point, very little – except some simple carbohydrates and possibly a little bit of alcohol – has been absorbed.
Eliminate Unwanted Wrinkles and Restore Your Skin’s Radiance!
Where is that elusive fountain of youth? It seems that most people I talk to are looking for that fountain in a bottle that promises to erase fine lines and wrinkles. They want something they can apply to their skin and then watch the fine lines and wrinkles vanish before their eyes. I must admit, I have done my fair share of running after the latest and greatest product that promised to give me the skin that I desperately wanted! I can tell you that I wasted a lot of money on those empty promises
Are You Suffering From Burnout?
Do you often crave a second cup of coffee mid-afternoon? Do you feel like you can’t get a grip on your stress and anxiety level? Perhaps you never feel rested even after sleeping. These are just a few hints that you may be dealing with adrenal fatigue.
Only 5 Minutes A Day For Cellulite-Free Skin
Dry body brushing is an easy, enjoyable daily practice that will leave your skin smooth and dimple-free. It helps shed dead skin cells while improving the lymphatic and circulatory systems, removing toxins from the body.

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