Need “Comfort Food” for the Stress?

Had a tough day? Just can't wait to have that bowl of ice cream? ... or maybe that chocolate snack? These "comfort foods" make us feel better because of the sudden rush of blood sugar that they bring.  Unfortunately, the rise in blood sugar and the sense of well-being it brings is short lived. Fighting stress with natural, healthy foods stops this cycle! The next time stress is gripping you, forget about reaching for the jelly donut.  Instead have a couple of fist fulls of almonds, … [Read more...]

Heavy Metal Toxicity – What you need to know

Let's look at Aluminum; it's sources and concerns. It is found in aluminum cookware, aluminum foil, American cheese, antacids, commercial table salt, antiperspirants, baking powder, buffered aspirin, ceramics, lipstick and nasal sprays just to name a few. We are being contaminated on a daily basis with the products that are made available to us. Over time aluminum can accumulate in your body and this is when problems begin. Aluminum toxicity has been related to such illnesses as anemia, … [Read more...]

4 Proven Ways to Nutritional Success

Let's say you want to... Eat healthier Lose weight Stop smoking Get physically fit Reduce stress levels Those are all great things, but they are not specific and because of that, those goals are harder to attain. Try these helpful tips - 1. One step at a time. You didn't get the way you are overnight, so you shouldn't expect to change overnight either. Start slow with any changes instead of going for the all-or-nothing attitude. If you want to eat healthier, concentrate on … [Read more...]

Think Greens, Not Grains!

We see more and more people who have developed grain sensitivities, with wheat being the most frequent offender. Grains have become dominant in our diets! Think about it: breads, rolls, cakes, bagels, cookies, pizza, snack foods, cereal and more make up a large part of our meals. We eat these things, in various forms, with such frequency that many of us have developed hidden sensitivities to grains. The truth is we eat way too many grains. In these and similar cases we tell our … [Read more...]

Marketing Trickery

When buying processed foods (which we don't recommend) be wary of marketing tricks.  Typical things you may see on the front of the box: Naturally flavored Contains real herbs Made with pure sea salt Zero trans fats per serving Contains whole wheat Pay no attention to that wording. Instead, turn the package over and read the total ingredients (usually the smallest print on the package.) Remember, the majority of what is in the package is listed in the first three ingredients. … [Read more...]

What Does “Natural” Mean on a Food Label

Eating processed foods will affect your quality of life AND your wallet.  Inferior food ingredients with chemicals added to preserve and enhance the taste may cost less now, but your quality of life will suffer and it will cost more in the long run when your health is challenged to the point of requiring medical intervention. So, just how do you know what is quality food?  Reading food labels is a must, but the best quality foods don't even have a label.  "Natural" is seen more and more on … [Read more...]

When Seeking Medical Care

We know that most chronic conditions can be successfully addressed utilizing the protocols of Nutrition Response Testing. There is a time and place for medicine.  We feel mainstream (allopathic) medicine is best for crisis care and emergencies. But, for whatever reason you are seeking medical care, keep the following in mind: Always remember to get a diagnosis from the treating doctor.  You need to ask the doctor before the visit is over: "What are you treating me for?"  "What is wrong … [Read more...]

Think Twice About That Flu Shot!

Protect your family and yourself this season without using drugs or vaccinations   Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar suppresses your immune system!  To fight off viruses and other illnesses you must have a strong immune system. Be Sure You Get Enough Sleep.  It is much more difficult to fight the flu when your body is not well rested. Exercise.  It is a great way to deal with your stress while enhancing your circulation!  Better circulation gives your immune system more tools to … [Read more...]

Vital Data On Adrenals

Adrenal fatigue is often a cause or a contributing factor to many conditions of seemingly unknown or mysterious origin. Simply taking nutritional support for the problem is often inadequate and does not address the cause. Unless the underlying issues causing adrenal exhaustion are successfully addressed the glands will continue to cause problems. Adrenal glands initiate and direct various responses to many types of stress reactions from internal and external forces. They are essential in … [Read more...]

Sugar By Any Other Name

Label reading can be confusing.  Some might say it's from stricter labeling laws or the food industry's attempts to confuse and deceive. Whatever the reason for the confusion, if we are going to consume what is in the package and we are interested in our health, then we need to know what we're putting into our mouths. Refined sugars... · High-fructose corn syrup    · Fructose · Glucose    · Sorbitol    · Maltodextrin · Mannitol ...do not provide good nutrition. High-fructose corn … [Read more...]