October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Natural Ways to Reduce Your Risk

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It’s important that women everywhere understand that they are at risk for breast cancer and to know what they can to fight it. Our staff has come up with some great ways to lower your risk: Exercise and Stay Fit – It should go without saying that maintaining a healthy weight and staying active are the best, most natural ways to lower your risk of breast cancer. The older you get, the more...

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Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treating the Gluten-Free Way

Halloween is a time for treats but can be a real drag for children with celiac disease or gluten issues. Instead of keeping your children off the streets or not allowing them to get involved with the festivities, there are a variety of methods you can use to keep things exciting for children. Have Your Own Halloween Event – By hosting your own Halloween event, you have control over the treats served to the children. There are plenty of...

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What’s Ox Bile?

When looking at an ingredient label for a digestive enzyme supplement or any sort of natural digestive aid, you may have come across ox bile as an ingredient and wondered why it made its way into your supplement. Here’s the short story. Your liver makes bile and stores it in your gall bladder until it’s ready to be added into your intestine to aid in digestion, specifically, the ability to digest fat. Once it’s in your intestines, bile will...

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The Dark Side of Breast Cancer Awareness

It appears that breast cancer has been with us for millennia. Writings from 3500 years ago in Egypt describe bulging tumors with no cure. Hippocrates addressed breast cancer as a humoral disease. He considered it to be an imbalance of humors with an excess of black bile. Galen in 200 CE also talked of excess of black bile and recommended treatments that included opium, castor oil, licorice, sulfur and salves. Physicians began to seriously look...

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Depression and Neurotransmitters

Far too often we talk with people dealing with depression, anxiety and/or insomnia. The problem may have many components including some current situational issues or past trauma. It is always good to work with different healthcare professionals, each having its particular strengths when helping people work through these issues. We like to look at things from a biochemical point of view. By this I mean that even if you have current or past life...

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