A New Year, A New You!

With the New Year almost here, it's time to take a look back at 2017. Did you hit your health goals? Are you getting close? It's never too late to modify our eating, exercise and sleep patterns. Here are a few tips to keep you on track in 2018! 1. Decorate your plate: Aim for seven colors each day. Prioritize dark leafy green salads and colorful veggies. Try to find a way to get some deep purple beets in your next holiday potluck lineup. Seasonal pureed pumpkin, yams and sweet potatoes make … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Reach out. Seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support, fun times, and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits, broaden your friendships, and help you be your best self. Be realistic. Family life is always changing. If your adult children can't come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and … [Read more...]

Lather, Rinse, Repeat?

Our skin can be like a sponge!  It readily absorbs much of what it comes in contact with.   Unlike food that is broken down by saliva and digestive enzymes, chemicals can be absorbed right through the skin without the aid of enzymes.  They go directly into your bloodstream.  They can then wreak havoc throughout your body and can be toxic to the liver, kidneys and other organs.   Many of us don't realize the potential danger we put ourselves in every day when we use personal care … [Read more...]

Raising A Healthy Child In A Toxic World

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you are probably aware of the increase in "behavioral problems." Childhood issues such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), defiant behavior, autism, learning disabilities, cognitive disorders and others are more prevalent now than at any time in our history. Toxins are all around us - pesticides and herbicides are on the grass in our neighborhoods and the fruits & vegetables we eat! Speaking of food - the dyes & … [Read more...]

Have You Or A Loved One Had Your/Their Gallbladder Removed?

If you've had your gallbladder removed you need to be taking a digestive enzyme that contains lipase. This enzyme assists in breaking down fats to ensure that these fats can be absorbed and used by your body for their many important functions. You may even need some bile salts to assist with this process. Trying to digest fats without sufficient bile is like trying to wash greasy dishes without soap! ~Dr. Richard Sowerby Certified Master, Nutrition Response Testing … [Read more...]

Eggs… Incredible?… Edible?

You've read the news and now it seems that many are avoiding this food. You need to know that all eggs are NOT created equal! There are questions that need to be answered. How was the chicken raised? What was it fed? Most commercial chicken and egg facilities have thousands of chickens kept in a single building. They don't even see the light of day! Many of these huge production operations are quite reluctant to allow their facilities to be video-taped because it is so upsetting for … [Read more...]

How To Eat “101”

90% of what Americans now eat is processed. We consume more of our food from a package, a can, a box or a jar. In those containers is refined flour, high fructose corn syrup, refined seed oils, hidden sugars, hundreds of chemicals in the form of preservatives, colorings, flavorings and (little actual nutrition.) Besides being nutritionally empty these products are actually inflammatory in nature. They promote diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, … [Read more...]

You Might Just Have a Mental Disorder

Citing an article in the Guardian newspaper, Natural News recently reported that "In its never-ending attempt to fabricate 'mental disorders' out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet: "Healthy Eating Disorder." Sadly, this is not a joke.  This so-called condition, orthorexia nervosa, is said to affect an equal number of men and women.  "Sufferers" tend to be over 30, middle-class and well-educated.  This group has … [Read more...]

Fruit Stickers

How many times have you wondered what those little stickers on your fruits and vegetables mean? More code to decipher? ...more things they don't want easily understood? The answers are probably "Yes" and "Yes". These stickers designate whether the fruit or vegetable is conventionally grown, organically grown or is genetically modified (GM). We believe it's in your best interest to avoid GM foods. A four-digit number means the produce is conventionally grown. A five-digit number … [Read more...]

Need Another Reason To Avoid Processed Foods?

According to a recent study conducted and published in England, people who eat more processed foods are significantly more likely to suffer from depression compared to those who eat whole foods. Results were based on the diet and lifestyle of 3,500 middle aged adults. Physical and mental health are often related. Some patients of ours have commented on how their emotional stability has increased as a result of dietary changes and being on a program tailored for them. ~Dr. Richard … [Read more...]