October 9, 2019

Are you over 50 now, or are you interested in finding out what awaits you after 50? Well … let’s see what changes. First of all, the aging process (we are all in that process although it makes itself more noticeable later rather than earlier for most of us) is a downhill one. If you think that’s bad news, the good news is that there is plenty you can do about it and stay younger than your fellow Americans as you age. 

While aging is a degenerative process, great nutrition, mindfulness, and working with your body, feelings, and thoughts can certainly alter your behavior in positive ways, saving you the pain so many experience after...

September 16, 2019

What does this mean? Faith based recovery is usually thought of as one with belief in a higher power, although this may or may not mean a specific religion for many. Incorporating a spiritual, faith-based part into one’s recovery program will certainly help us get better results for our mental health clients. Depression is the most common mental health issue in America (probably globally), and certainly here in the US. It is very prevalent in substance use recovery as well. 

Dr. Joseph Mercola, in his article entitled Can Faith in God Help Alleviate Depression certainly thinks so, citing a study conducted by McLean Hospital, which...

September 14, 2019

Whether you are ill or not, or just want to feel better and be healthier, it is always a great idea to begin a health journey. It doesn’t really matter what your background is, or how much money you make. It doesn’t matter how old or how young you are. The best place and time to start is … exactly where you are right now! 

It is also a great idea to work in multiple areas at the same time, although you may not want to start more than a couple of them at a time so things don’t get overwhelming for you. The reason we do this is so you will get a better health outcome, really start enjoying healthy living and … healthy feeling. Would...

September 14, 2019

We are hearing a lot in the news today about Alzheimer’s and whether it can be prevented, treated successfully, and reversed. Think about what you believe for a second. Conventional medical practitioners seem to be thinking that it cannot be prevented, or, that once a person is in a state of cognitive decline, it can never be reversed. Some believe it cannot even be slowed down.

But is this still true?

Increasing numbers of studies are demonstrating the impact that nutrition has on brain health. Even older people with mild or more advanced cognitive decline show improvement when nutrition is changed for the better. So, it is import...

September 1, 2019

As soon as you can! Taking good care of ourselves is a continual, life-long process. When we are taking care of ourselves, and we have children, we are passing along good health to our unborn babies and starting from the get-go to model good self-care … part of good parenting. This covers both nature and nurture.

However, no matter when you start taking better care of yourself – it is a great thing. The human body has an amazing ability to heal and be resilient and resistant from all invaders, and these processes are enhanced even more so when we take good care of ourselves. 

So, whether you are trying to repair damage, or just try...

August 14, 2019

Do I mean that you should stop seeing your health care practitioners? Absolutely not! However, I do mean you should get much better informed about what goes on in your body so you can make the best possible health choices for yourself instead of simply relying on the say-so of practitioners in your health insurance plan. 

DOING THIS GIVES YOU A VOICE! It also gives you many more choices. If something seems off, pay attention to that little voice in your head or that nagging feeling. Hey – we live in America (mostly) and we can and need to take responsibility for our own healthcare for the most part. 

For example, is your trusted pr...

August 7, 2019

What exactly is herbal medicine, you may ask. Well, the State Government of Victoria, Australia says it like this: “Herbal medicine is the use of plants to treat disease and enhance general health and wellbeing.” They (rightfully) caution us to check for contra-indications (adverse interactions) if you take prescription medication before starting. Always work with a competent, health care practitioner. 

Columbus Herbs & Acupuncture states further that “Herbalists focus on supporting and maintaining health rather than fighting disease. … In other words, the focus of practice is not placed on herbs ‘fixing’ you, but rather on nurtur...

July 31, 2019

As you know I consider nutrition together with specific supplements the foundation or cornerstone of achieving and maintaining abundant (holistic) health. However, there are many other approaches which really get results in addition to having great – or nearly great – nutrition (after all, who is perfect?!). Combining modalities is, in my opinion, a great option as you can reap benefits from all that you engage in at the same time and enhance your health outcome.

For example, in the course Addiction – Holistic Treatment: Do We Always Need More Drugs? we examine holistic treatment approaches to spiritual, cognitive, emotional, and...

July 18, 2019

Have you ever wondered why just exercise alone is not sufficient to make your entire existence a healthy one? I have known people who got a clean bill of health from their doctors, practiced what they considered to be healthy eating (i.e., a few veggies and fruits, meat, bread, pasta, soda, etc.), exercised somewhat, only to keel over and die from a massive heart attack or a blood clot. Have you also heard these stories? They chill me to the bone.

Changing everything at once is probably too much for most of us … it certainly was for me. I was lucky – I did enough at a given time to propel me onto the next area, and survived it! In...

July 4, 2019

For me, the word mindfulness conjures up images that I get when I hear the word, exercise. In other words, I think “oh, no!” The truth is, when I exercise in any way, shape or form, I feel good while I’m doing it and afterwards. It’s the same thing when I actually engage in mindfulness practices. So – I definitely need an attitude adjustment!

The course Take Good Care of Yourself covers some of the basics in learning how to do self-care. I think we all do this to a certain extent, but are you really doing it enough? For all of you helping people, you wonderful, loving people who would rather help others than themselves, this can t...

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