When I became the director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, California in the early ’80s, I came to the realization that while diet was an important element in achieving total health, there had to be something more.
In my position at Pritikin, I had the opportunity to speak with a number of celebrities, CEOs and artists-all of whom had traveled throughout the world.
In the course of taking their health and diet histories, many of these distinguished individuals casually mentioned that they had routinely traveled to Romania for Dr. Ana Aslan’s procaine therapy, known as Gerovital H-3 (or GH-3).
I became intrigued by the glowing reports of the extraordinary results obtained from this therapy and soon began my own research into this most amazing anti-aging remedy.
From my studies and review of medical articles, books, and consultations with my Pritikin clients, I learned that patients receiving procaine therapy showed a much deeper capacity for joy in everyday life, experienced relief from anxiety and depression; had increased intellectual and physical vigor; and experienced less stiffness, better skin, enhanced hair and nail growth, fewer brown spots and skin abnormalities, and faster healing of accidental fractures. Continue reading →
Are you always clearing your throat due to a post nasal drip? Is your cough worse at night? Do you suffer from a persistent sore throat or ear pain and a lingering low grade fever?
If so, join the crowd. You may have chronic sinusitis (inflamed sinuses) which is becoming an all-too common culprit behind many untraceable and annoying conditions.
Over 32 million Americans experience chronic sinus inflammation from a persistent sinus infection, and according to the Mayo Clinic, fungi is most often to blame.
Additional noteworthy hallmarks of this condition include pain in the forehead, upper jaw, or teeth, or around your cheeks, eyes, or nose; bad breath, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, and even nausea that can come and go. Continue reading →
50 Million Americans are afraid to leave their homes today to face their #1 health nemesis—springtime allergies.
While a number of us delight in the blossoming flowers and warm, gentle breezes of spring, for many others these scenes are a prelude to sneezing, sniffling, red and watery eyes, itchy throat, fatigue, eczema, and sometimes even asthma attacks.
Conventional treatments for the nearly 40% of the population afflicted with spring time allergies include weekly (sometimes even daily) shots, constant doses of anti-histamines that dry out mucous membranes, and often times prescription steroid inhalers.
In fact, more than 13.4 million doctor visits per year are due to allergies!
You can count yourself out of this staggering number, however, if you understand why your body responds the way it does and what is truly going on inside, and take measures that provide support with one of the most effective natural allergy remedies. Continue reading →
“I can’t lose weight because my hormones are out of whack.”
I hear this day in and out from nearly all of my female clients. Women suffering from fatty liver, prediabetes, high cholesterol, gallbladder problems, and depression feel powerless in their struggle to lose weight and feel healthy.
Hormonal imbalance has long been to blame for unexplained weight gain. As we age, many factors can upset the delicate balance between our hormones.
Why is it then, after addressing these factors, some of us still have difficulty losing weight?
It’s simple. Every hormone is a key that must turn a lock in order to be effective. These “locks” are called receptor sites. Inflammation—from a variety of seemingly unrelated factors—can alter the shape of our receptors, making our hormonal “keys” ineffective.
Here are the hidden sources that can clog up receptor sites and “gum up” your system: Continue reading →
Over 25 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.”
Could unsuspected parasites be holding your health hostage?
If you regularly struggle with a stubborn sweet tooth, fatigue, or any of the following symptoms, invisible culprits could be the underlying cause:
It’s that time again; time to take your body to the cleaners!
Today more than ever, our bodies are being bombarded by heavy metals.
Industrial pollution, mining, and increased pesticide use expose us daily to aluminum, arsenic, copper, lead and mercury.
Our oceans are becoming more and more polluted and the sea life that we rely on for nourishment is contaminated with mercury (and radioactive residues).
According to the American Heart Association, men who have higher mercury levels due to eating contaminated fish are almost 3 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than men with low mercury levels! Continue reading →
Spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up your beauty routine.
Here are some simple solutions for your most troubling hair, skin and nail concerns.
A lack of natural progesterone can create excess facial hair, no matter what your age or stage of life.
In the teens and twenties, thirties and forties, a lack of ovulation in a skipped period can cause the adrenal cortex to secrete the androgen (steroid) hormone androstenedione as an alternative chemical precursor for the manufacture of progesterone.
This steroid is associated with some male characteristics, one which is male-pattern baldness. Continue reading →
Many years ago I read a book called Our Stolen Future which sounded the alarm on hormone disruptors in the modern day environment.
This pioneering publication identified how synthetic chemicals, like the 70+ pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, could mimic natural hormones.
These chemicals, along with the 700,000 tons of pollution released into the air daily, cause birth defects, sexual abnormalities and reproductive failure in both wildlife and humans.
Reading this eye-opening book prompted me to want to test my readers and clients to see if their hormonal balance was being affected, and so I have been offering hormone testing for over ten years. Continue reading →
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 →