Keeping New Mommies Happy

An NIH study says that a supplement containing tyrosine, tryptophan, and blueberry extract showed promise in combating postpartum depression and sadness. Affecting about 13% of moms between 1-4 weeks after birth, it can take a hard toll on the whole family. Adding a supplement containing those three nutrients help to counter increases in monoamine oxidase…

EXERCISE AND COGNITIVE HEALTH

A study done by the British Journal of Medicine showed that exercise in those aged 50 and above was beneficial for cognitive fitness. No matter what their cognitive status was, any form of exercise showed improvement. All forms of exercise were studied: aerobic, resistance, yoga, tai chi, etc. all helped. The longer (45-60 minute interval)…

Fatty Liver in Children

Fatty liver is a condition that used to show up in adults over 40 years of age. However, with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles as a society and our consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and other useless and damaging refined carbohydrates and non-foods, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now being diagnosed in children who are…

2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen List

We all know that eating more veggies and fruits is so important for our good health. Finding clean versions of them can be a challenge depending on budget and availability. The Dirty Dozen list contains the 12 commercially grown fruits and veggies with the highest amount of pesticide and other chemical residues on them. Try…

If You Choose To Vaccinate

After doing your research, if you DO choose to vaccinate your children, there are some steps you can take to help your baby’s body better deal with the oncoming assault. First, some good resources for vaccination information are mothering.com, nvic.org, vaxtruth.org, circleofdocs.com, naturalnews.com, and thedoctorwithin.com. Delaying vaccinations is a good idea. Some countries don’t even…

The 4 R’s of a Good Body Detox Program

To effectively set up a good environment for your intestines and other body systems to cleanse, follow these 4 steps: Remove: Get rid of all junk, over-processed, and non-foods from your diet. Help your body remove toxins from its cells with cleansing foods and supplements. Young Living’s ComfortTone and ICP are great to start off…

Problems With Constipation

Nobody wants to talk about being constipated, but it is a very common and very real problem. If your body is not eliminating properly, it can cause a lot of other issues such as headaches, fatigue, moodiness, sluggish liver function, faulty hormone metabolism, skin problems, bowel disease, and more. You should have a bowel movement…

I Feel So Bloated!

This is a common complaint in my practice. The first thing I need to find out (if it’s a female) is if it’s digestive system bloat, or menstrual-related bloat. Let’s explore both: Digestive bloat can happen if you are not digesting your food properly or completely. To start with, make sure to chew the food…

Comfort For Tummies

Digestive upsets are common in babies, whether breast or formula-fed. Here are some easy and natural ways to comfort sensitive digestive tracts: Hot Water Bottle – you can get them at your local drug store (I prefer these to electrical heat). Fill it with comfortably warm water, and lay on baby’s stomach for several minutes….

Emotions and Health

Have you ever been nervous about speaking in public and your stomach had butterflies? Or, you were going to meet an important person for the first time and you could barely stutter your own name? These are examples of psychosomatic responses; your body responding to nervous thoughts or emotions. While these two scenarios might be…

Nutritional Supplement Dosage

Generally speaking, the recommendation for dosage on most supplement labels are for a 150 pound adult. Knowing this can help you adjust the dosage depending upon your personal needs. That being said, nobody really knows exactly how many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients we need on a moment-to-moment basis. Many nutritional practitioners feel that the…

Combat Fatigue

It’s no wonder with our busy schedules that fatigue is one of the most common symptoms presented to primary health care providers. While there can be many causes, there are some natural ways to perk up your body’s energy levels that you can easily implement into your daily lifestyle habits. 1) Eat more fruits and…