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We have learned in the last few months that nearly 5 decades of research on heath and nutrition were shaped and directed by the sugar industry. We now understand that fat was wrongly demonized for commercial gain and that sugar consumption–the real cause underlying the surge in type 2 diabetes, weight gain/obesity, heart disease, dementia, and some forms of cancer–was essentially allowed to balloon in the American diet. You can read about this on your own from one of these two articles.
Ready for a break from sugar? I can help.
- conversion of thyroid hormone
- it stores blood
- creates proteins and fats for hormone production
- releases glucose when needed
- produces bile
- detoxifies the blood
- supports digestion
- and so much more!
Your liver partners together with your gallbladder, and when your liver is overworked, it adds additional work for the gallbladder. In traditional Chinese medicine, the liver correlates to anger, and the gallbladder to bitterness; an overworked liver can cease functioning optimally after you have cared for a loved one, or friend with a long illness.
Adding green non-starchy vegetables like spinach and kale is one way to support your liver and gall bladder. One of the top ways you can improve your overall health is to drink water from a pure source daily (half your body weight in ounces). BUT please don’t drink pH water! We have found that drinking alkaline water impacts the pH of your stomach while it’s diluting the acids and enzymes, which interrupts natural digestion.
Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways.
Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.
Although headaches can be due to a wide variety of causes the majority of recurrent headaches are of two types: tension headaches (also called cervicogenic headaches) and migraine headaches. There is a third, less common, type of headaches called a cluster headache that is a cousin to the migraine.
**Chiropractic Care for Headaches**
Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating tension headaches, especially headaches that originate in the neck.
A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications.”
These findings support an earlier study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that found spinal manipulative therapy to be very effective for treating tension headaches. This study also found that those who stopped chiropractic treatment after four weeks continued to experience a sustained benefit in contrast to those patients who received pain medication.
Each individual’s case is different and requires a thorough evaluation before a proper course of chiropractic care can be determined. However, in most cases of tension headaches, significant improvement is accomplished through manipulation of the upper two cervical vertebrae, coupled with adjustments to the junction between the cervical and thoracic spine. This is also helpful in most cases of migraine headaches, as long as food and lifestyle triggers are avoided as well.
The human immune system is like a thermostat: to work efficiently it needs to be properly tuned. If it is “set” to low, there’s a danger that it won’t react to invading viruses and bacteria. If it’s set too high, then it will be hyperactive and start attacking helpful bacteria and healthy cells.
The immune system establishes a delicate balance between the two in childhood, and it does this through exposure to microbes. By coming into contact with various microbes, it learns what is a threat and what is harmless.
LET YOUR KIDS GET DIRTY! (and stop using antibacterial EVERYTHING!)
Kava Forte – calm the nerves, ease the effects of mild tension and stress, promote relaxation and sleep.
Nervagesic – support relaxation in the nervous system and muscles.
Wild Yam Complex – maintain feelings of general well-being/calm the nerves.
FemCo – ease the effects of everyday tension and stress.
St John’s Wort – provide a tonic for the nervous system and ease the effects of occasional stress.
Nevaton Forte – provide a tonic for the nervous system and ease the effects of occasional stress.
Valerian Complex – promote relaxation and encourage sleep.
NuSera – great-tasting, chocolate chewable to help promote a feeling of calmness and relaxation during times of stress.
Serenagen – for individuals who have feelings of anxiety and have difficulty resting due to stress.