Archive for 2013

Dry Skin, Cracked Skin? Try this…

Dry, Dry, Dry…. That’s how my skin is starting to feel now that colder weather and indoor heat are dropping the humidity in the air.  The ends of my fingertips are especially prone to getting sandpaper rough and even developing small cracks. One thing to do is to make sure that you’re drinking more water

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Spotlight On: TURMERIC

Summer is done and dusted. The energy in the air and natural environment whispers of Autumn’s imminent stay, and the days are beginning to get shorter, cooler, and crisper.  Autumn is all about transitions, which we will noticeably see in the changing colours of the fall foliage palette, and the shifty temperature variations of the

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My Journey with Hypothyroidism

In my late twenties, fatigue settled in. I became aware of an overall loss of energy.  I visited with my Naturopathic doctor and several tests came back positive for low thyroid syndrome. We made changes in my diet and added 12.5 mg of iodine from the supplement Iodoral. I immediately felt the difference in energy

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Boost Your Energy to Get More Out of Your Day

Low-energy is a frequent complaint from both customers and staff.  I addressed the sleep component of low energy in my last blog, “Sleep Better to Get More Out of Your Day”.  Now, I’d like to talk about several supplements that are proven energy boosters without side effects.  If low energy is an everyday event and

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Upgrading the Fast With Bulletproof® Coffee

  My wife and I have been drinking lately. We’ve also been losing weight at it, and increasing our mental acuity. We’ve been drinking Bulletproof® Coffee. A few months ago I decided that I was going to compete in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition at the end of June. At my age (44) I need to maximize

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Vitamin D and Vitamin K2

Last month Rebecca’s hosted our semi-annual health screening by Medical Screening Services.  One test that I think is so important to have done regularly is a vitamin D level.  I have been watching mine for several years now and have been pleased to get it to an optimal level. Test results are based on a

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Stressed? Overwhelmed? Tired? Cranky?

I recently felt overwhelmed and stressed from the holidays and I decided it was time for a good liver cleansing to elevate my mood.  I also had the pleasure of visiting with an Ayurvedic/Homeopathic practitioner, who also suggested a detox of the liver and gallbladder for a Spring cleanse.  I usually like to take things

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You Are Perfect

You are an incredible and perfect natural system. The natural state of your body and being is toward health. Your body is undeniably a self-healing mechanism. When you have a health issue, imbalance, or disease something in your life is blocking your body’s natural state and preventing it from healing. During these times of imbalance,

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Leaves of Three, Let Them Be

Every year, I inevitably get poison ivy. I do know what it looks like and I avoid it, but still I get it every year. This year, it was a warm day in February and I needed to start playing in the dirt. There was English Ivy growing up the side of my shed, and

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