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!
When you talk on your cell phone, are you holding it at least one inch away from your head? Probably not.
When the conversation is over, do you carry your phone in an approved carrying case, or do you slip it into your pants pocket, maybe even your bra?
If so, you are like most people who are unknowingly violating the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) standards for cell phone radiation safety! Continue reading →
Copper imbalance may be today’s best kept health secret. An escalating public health epidemic, it affects nearly 80% of all men, women, children, and unborn babies.
Copper is accumulated not only through our own lifetime, but is passed from mother to child with increasing prevalence in each generation with an impressive array of copper imbalance symptoms impacting not just the body, but the mind. Continue reading →
No doubt about it, the right protein is a secret weapon for immune boosting, energy and detox, but who can always find the time to prepare healthy protein meals for a Fat Flush or Paleo diet?
When time is so precious, convenience rules! And that’s why whey is the perfect solution for busy people who want the ultimate nutrient-packed fast food nourishment.
It is unsurpassed with its unique array of health benefits—not found in other protein sources.
With the highest protein efficiency ratio of any food, it has long been the go-to “fast fuel” for fitness buffs and dieters alike. Continue reading →
Coconut oil is the nutritional darling of best-selling books, social media and DIY blogs.
Everyone has picked their favorite of the “101 ways to love coconut oil” and has maybe even revolutionized their personal care and beauty routines.
Coconut oil is a wonder for weight loss. Though not an omega fat, it does contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that rev up your metabolism and improve thyroid function. Continue reading →