6 Tricks to Excuse-Proof Your Workout

For many, the hardest part of physical activity is getting started. Once you get going, you'll want to keep moving simply because you'll feel toned, strong, healthy, and energetic. If you haven't felt that way in a while, this can be a hard statement to believe! That's one reason we hear the same objections to exercise again and again. Here are the solutions for the most common obstacles: 1. Excuse: "I have no time" Prioritize activity by tying it directly to other things that are important to … [Read more...]

5 Food Rules for Earth Day

There are many ways to help protect the planet, but dietary changes are one of the most effective means of reducing our carbon footprint. Did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions? That's more than the combined exhaust from all transportation! Here are 5 ways to help our planet through dietary changes this Earth day. 1. Look for Green Meat - If possible, source your meat from a local farmer and opt for poultry or livestock that have been raised on … [Read more...]

Clean your bathroom!…WITH A GRAPEFRUIT!

Why would you expose your family and pets to toxic chemicals?? In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for 10% of all reported toxic exposures in the United States to Poison Control Centers. Out of the 206,636 calls recorded, 120,434 involved children under the age of 6. Not only could your child spill or swallow cleaners in your home, they're bathing in them after you clean your bathtub, drinking them after you clean your sink, and playing in them after you clean your floors 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...]