To Soy or Not to Soy…That is the Question!

Many patients wind up having to avoid dairy products as they discover they have a sensitivity to it, a full-blown allergy, or choose to avoid it because they have a cold and know that it creates mucus, prolonging one’s congestion and stuffy nose.

Inevitably, people ask me, “What am I supposed to drink instead of milk?” There are many options these days: soy (being the most popular), hemp, almond, coconut, rice, and goat milk.

Soy seems to be the most widely known ...

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How Stress Affects the Body

Girl Being Stressed
3 Main Types of Stress

1. Acute Stress– short-term stress that can be positive or negative. This is the most common type of stress we deal with on a daily basis. IE road rage, getting engaged, going back to school, etc.

2. Episodic Acute ...
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Magnesium-which form is best?

Magnesium is important in more than 300 chemical reactions that keep the body working properly. You can get magnesium from your diet, but sometime supplementation is needed if magnesium levels are too low. Commonly, dietary intake of magnesium is low, particularly among women.

 

 

 

A Small List of Things Treated with Magnesium:
1. Constipation
2. High blood pressure
3. High levels of “bad” cholesterol
4. Chronic fatigue syndrome
5. Muscle cramps
6. Migraine headaches
7. PMS- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
8. Asthma/Hay Fever
9. Preventing hearing loss
10. ...
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6 Natural Cold Remedies

People always ask me what I do when I get a cold. As so many people have been sick lately, and I haven’t, I decided to share my natural cold remedies, which are also immune boosters!

1. Probiotics – studies have shown that people who take a daily probiotic have less respiratory infections, coughs and runny noses. For best results, probiotics need to be taken daily. Good news- it’s just 1 capsule in the morning.

2. Vitamin D – most of us that live ...

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Slimming Down Without Dieting! 7 Tips to Losing Weight Without Neurotically Counting Calories

Slimming Down Without Dieting!
7 Tips to Losing Weight Without Neurotically Counting Calories

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. How many times have you had this resolution? Here are some tips for losing weight, without dieting! Sounds crazy? Well, check out the tips, give them a try and see for yourself!

1. Set the timer– Set your timer for 20 minutes and learn to eat slowly. ...

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Why is Biodiversity Important & How Does It Affect My Health?

At least 40% of the world’s economy and 80% of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. In addition, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development, and adaptive responses to such new challenges as climate change.” ~The Convention about Life on Earth

– A larger number of plant species means a greater variety of crops

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The Connection Between Food Allergies and Environmental Allergies (Hay Fever)

The Connection between Food Allergies & Environmental Allergies

Eating pizza today can cause consequences tomorrow!

In 2010, the Center for Disease Control reported 17.7 million adults and 7.2 million children were diagnosed with hay fever. Additionally, 8.2 million children were diagnosed with respiratory allergies, 8.9 million with skin allergies, and 8.2 million with food allergies. Clinically, food allergies have been linked to environmental allergies, such as hay fever. Food allergies can cause numerous ...
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5 Weight Loss Tips

5 Weight Loss Tips


1. Eat breakfast every morning. Eating breakfast 30-40 minutes after rising helps to jump start your metabolism. Plus, it gives you the energy you need to start the day. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast actually lose weight, compared to those who don’t. For those who skip breakfast, you usually wind up eating more at lunch or grabbing a sweet to give you a pick-me-up due to low blood ...

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