The brain has the miraculous ability to reset itself.
The missing component from most substance abuse programs—whether it’s an addiction to caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, street drugs or prescription meds—is biochemical repair.
And in this day and age, FDA-approved prescription drugs have proven to be just as serious as their illegal counterparts.
In fact, prescription depressants, opioids and antidepressants are now responsible for more overdose deaths (45%) than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and amphetamines (39%) combined (Foundation for a Drug-Free World, 2015).
While emotional and spiritual support is also necessary, you can be counseled until the cows come home, but this won’t correct the chemical imbalances caused by nutrient deficiencies that perpetuate the condition. Continue reading →
One little comment can really make your day!
And that was certainly the case this weekend.
I was introduced to a new friend who suddenly looked at me with a started look and proclaimed,
“Oh my gosh! You’re the same Ann Louise that wrote Before the Change—it changed my life!”
We then went on to discuss the trials and tribulations of a “misdiagnosed menopause” and how one of the Peri-Zappers I discussed turned her life around.
And it’s no wonder because natural progesterone is in short fall with many women these days due to a number of factors:
But here’s the kicker. Progesterone may be dramatically connected to the inability to lose weight when we hit the perimenopause years. Continue reading →
Nucleotides are an overlooked and forgotten dietary element that are intimately tied to slowing down the aging process.
Abundantly found in sardines, yeast flakes, and broken cell wall chlorella, nucleotides are the building blocks for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).
DNA is the substance that contains the secret of life itself, whereas RNA is the messenger that carries these secrets to every single one of our cells.
DNA and RNA are both nucleic acids found in the nuclei of every living cell. They are credited with helping our bodies repair themselves, creating new tissue, maintaining a strong immune system, and conducting many other important functions.
That’s probably why they’re so highly concentrated in breast milk—and why they are now routinely added to infant formula. But we adults need them, too! Continue reading →
Nearly 20 years ago I wrote a book called “Get the Salt Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Salt Out of Any Diet.”
If I were to rewrite that book today, it would be entitled “Get the Salt In: How the Right Kind of Salt Will Save Your Life.”
Salt is so important that—back in the day—it used to be worth its weight in gold and was used as a form of currency.
The truth is that sodium—found in the form of sodium chloride or salt—plays countless critical roles in the human body that no other macro-mineral can come close to matching!
Without the right kind of salt, our bodies would become like statues. Sodium has a surprisingly pivotal effect on all of our muscles (especially the heart) calming effect on stress, and catalytic role in digestion. Continue reading →
Much the same way that coconut oil became a trending topic a few years ago, palm fruit oil is now gaining recognition in the health food arena.
How does it stack up?
Pretty well it seems. I can see a number of potential benefits from using palm fruit oil—it is very heat stable, contains a number of phytonutrients, and is a heart-healthy option to use in place of toxic shortenings like margarine.
There are, however, some complications in the sustainability of palm oil production.
Read on to learn how to make an environmentally conscious choice that can dramatically benefit your health…
Traditional cultures in Africa and South America have regarded palm fruit oil as a sacred food for more than 4,000 years. What distinguishes palm fruit oil from other plant oils is its fatty acid composition—50% saturated, 40% unsaturated and 10% polyunsaturated, which is good news for cholesterol levels! Continue reading →
Although temperatures are still plummeting with record breaking cold, spring is right around the corner, according to the calendar.
Here are some easy fixes and home remedies that can prepare your body for spring and clear up any painful mysterious maladies along the way:
Feeling blah? A castor oil pack is used to stimulate the liver and gallbladder as well as to draw toxins out of your body by triggering lymphatic drainage.
It is also used topically to remove brown spots, crow’s feet, as well as lessen the pain from neuralgia and myelin sheath degeneration. The use of castor oil packs often result in a remarkable sense of well-being, and decrease elevated cholesterol and liver enzyme levels in the process.
You will need: 100 percent pure, cold-pressed castor oil; wool (not cotton) flannel; and a heating pad. Continue reading →
Beethoven was a musical master. But he was not without unexplained health challenges.
He suffered from digestive discomfort and abdominal pain, edema, irritability and depression. He sought answers to his mysterious condition up until the day of his death.
The mystery of Beethoven’s death has now been revealed. The culprit? Lead poisoning.
Experts in hair mineral analysis studied 6 strands of the musical genius’ hair, conclusively showing the presence of 100 times the acceptable level of lead.
Lead poisoning is consistent with the symptoms he reported during years of declining health. Lead accumulation may have been due to his love of drinking a bottle of vino with dinner (wine was often prepared, stored and served in lead-lined vessels). Continue reading →
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects 10 million Americans—of which 3 out of 4 are women.
We experience seasonal affective disorder symptoms in the late fall and winter months due to a decrease in natural light, which leads to a disruption in our natural hormone balance and circadian rhythm.
Some may refer to SAD as “the winter blues” or “cabin fever”, but the condition can severely impact our sense of well-being and relationships with family, friends and coworkers.
Valentine’s Day. Red roses, teddy bears, romantic dinners and boxes of chocolate!
Even though we associate chocolate more with Valentine’s Day than with any other day of the year, the truth is, the health benefits of cocoa can be enjoyed on a daily basis.
It’s time to celebrate magnesium and heart health!
Magnesium is the single most heart protective mineral of all time.
As February is Heart Health month, keep in mind that magnesium protects against and treats cardiovascular disease and mitral valve prolapse—two of the top health concerns in North America.
While calcium has long been touted as the #1 mineral, I’m excited to say that the benefits of a magnesium supplement go above and beyond calcium, even where bone density is concerned.
Magnesium can even prevent premature aging of the brain!