Get Your Daily Vitamin C (Get Your Chocolate)

A May 23, 2017 study in HEART (British Cardiac Society) found that people with Atrial Fibrillation, especially men, had great benefit eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate daily. Atrial Fibrillation affects about 2.7 million Americans and causes symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness, dizziness, fatigue, and sometimes chest pain or pressure. It is a…

Helpful Ways to Diffuse Stress

Stress comes in many forms: physical, chemical, nutritional, emotional, mental, etc. Since chronic stress can contribute to many undesirable health conditions, it is important to keep it in check so that it doesn’t continue to be ongoing. Here are a few tips to help: 1) Exercise: burning up excess adrenaline from stress is important. Choose…

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….

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…