Christmas has just passed and you can still feel the excitement in the air. The bright lights, snow, presents, great food, Christmas trees, Christmas Carols and reuniting with family and friends. It can be a fantastic time, but all this excitement can cause some people to feel more distressed than euphoric. Some individuals who have not been able to achieve the ideal Walt Disney/Norman Rockwell picture of Christmas joy may actually feel depressed. Statically December has the highest incidence of depression and suicide. What can be done to make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone and leveling out the emotional highs and lows of the Holiday Season?
Oh, the misery! Your head is pounding, your whole body aches, your nose is running and that persistent cough kept you up half the night. What to do? More importantly, what should you have done to avoid this situation? At a time like this, it is hard to help yourself, let alone look after a family.
Cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere you go, but there are simple steps to stay healthy. Prevention can mean the difference between an enjoyable holiday season spent with family and friends or a miserable week spent alone in bed.
Cardiac wards are familiar stomping grounds for many of us. Personally, I spent most of my early years watching as my father dealt with the challenges of a heart damaged by rheumatic fever. The culmination of his lifelong battle ended with a final procedure; a new heart. Tragically, he didn’t survive.
Could he have done anything differently? Absolutely! The most popular theory with respect to why we acquire heart disease involves the presence of acidic waste in the system. Acidic waste is directly related to what we eat and how much stress our bodies endure on a constant basis. Acidic waste tears and scratches the inner vascular walls. Those injured and dying cells, also being acidic in nature, become germ ridden and are encapsulated by the immune system. Encapsulated cells of any kind in the body are called tumors. The immune system patches the walls of the arteries with fatty plaque to save you from a catastrophic health situation. But, as the build-up of calcified plaque grows, it becomes dangerous. This build-up can cause heart attacks by breaking away or blocking arteries. The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable.
Unusually high pollen counts this year means a miserable spring for allergy suffers. Airborne allergies are caused when pollen, a foreign protein, enters the body and causes the IgA antibody of the immune system to over-react. This reaction causes itching, inflammation, and a mucus discharge from the respiratory system, skin and eyes. The number of allergy suffers is on the increase because the immune system has been compromised. It has been injected with damaging chemicals through vaccinations and taking pharmaceuticals. As a result, the body has become a very toxic environment. In addition, lifestyle then adds “insult to injury” with poor nutrition, high stress levels and lack of exercise.
Many allergy sufferers will attempt to “live in a bubble” until allergy season has passed. Most, though, will follow the conventional treatment of expensive, painful, and, for the most part, ineffective allergy shots. Others will consume large quantities of antihistamines and suffer through their side effects.
This article brings you the topic that so many find difficult to breech – the state of your colon. The colon is often the most ignored organ in the body yet the most important to maintain. Many highly regarded practitioners will agree that all health starts and finishes in the colon, therefore making its function of primary concern. Let’s first take a look at what the colon is responsible for.
The small and large intestines consist of resilient, hollow tubes that are approximately 26 feet long. All digested food enters the cecum through the ileocecal valve, but if this valve becomes jammed, problems ensue.
Have you ever wondered why a plant or weed has the ability to push its way through cement? This is an example of vital force at its best. We have much to gain by using the innate power of greens to support our physiological systems. It is the best youth tonic available!
Poor eating causes more disease than cancer and only sound preventive nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can save us from the arms of disease. Introducing powdered greens to your health protocol makes boosting your energy and immunity easy and convenient. Powdered greens most often include Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Alfalfa, Kale, and Chard as the main ingredients, but are often combined with other health promoting herbs, vegetables and fruits.
Instead of guessing at what might be wrong with your health and hoping that it will go away, wouldn’t you prefer to know what is really going on inside your body, based on the many signs it is giving you? Doesn’t it make sense to listen to what the body is trying to you?
Having said that; it is becoming more difficult for professionals like me to accurately determine the appropriate health protocols in any given case because the respective symptoms have undergone a shift due to the presence of heavy metal ions. In fact, I have observed this phenomenon in a very large number of cases and it is fair to say that, at the present time, the effectiveness of any health therapy (energy/alkalizing/antioxidant/probiotics) is significantly compromised by the presence of heavy metal ions. It is therefore important to first identify any heavy metal poisoning and the degree of its involvement in the disease. Then, treated as an underlying condition and cause of disease, the heavy metal ions must be removed and cleared out.
Many customers ask me how much is “too much” when it comes to eating carbohydrates. As the CNHP at The Wolfe Clinic, I was taught some 23 years ago to consume a maximum of 100 grams of carbohydrates each day, preferably from vegetables while keeping grains to a minimal.
I was just reading an article from Dr. Jim Mercola, and he says, “I typically have about 60-70% of my diet as healthy fat and only consume about 100 grams of carbohydrates a day or less than 20% of my total calories. This amount is in line with Perfect Health Diet recommendations, but in my diet, most of the non-fiber carbohydrates are veggies. Only a few meals a week will include some grains as they are a real treat.”
With all the medical advances in the 20th century, Vitamin D3 deficiency is still an epidemic. So, why is that?
In our natural state, we are meant to live outdoors. Most of us live and work indoors and sometimes we may not see the sun for days. With the skin cancer scare and the avid use of sun block, Americans are not getting enough Vitamin D3 from the sun. We were meant to get a minimum of 20 minutes of sunlight in the nude daily. So, those “Nudist Colonies” have the right idea!
Under summer conditions it is frequently possible to generate about 20,000 units of Vitamin D by exposing your skin to the sun. The darker your skin is, the farther away from the equator you are, and the further away you are from the summer months, the less likely it is that you will produce adequate Vitamin D levels from sun exposure alone.