Nightshades vegetables are such a big part of most people’s diets today, but what we need to realize is that they contain compounds that can contribute to some of our health concerns. Nightshades belong to the flowering plant family Solanaceae, which contains over 2000 different species, many of which are inedible and can be highly
I’m sure you’ve heard about energy healing at some point in time. There are differing views on this, as with most every other type of healing. Basically, all healing is energy healing because matter is nothing but condensed energy. “Matter” includes nutrition, lifestyle, supplements, etc., whatever can be converted into energy for use in the
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a non-invasive screening test that measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair. An HTMA can give you insight into your state of health because it can show health issues and body chemistry imbalances before they necessarily manifest into symptoms by looking at
Who doesn’t love a foot rub!!! I readily admit that I love having my tootsies rubbed. Foot Reflexology is an ancient method of therapy that has some great health benefits. The technique consists of firmly rubbing the feet and/or hands in particular ways. Pressure is applied to the feet and hands using specific thumb, finger
So many people are starting to talk about, and get testing for MTHFR genotyping. MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, an enzyme that plays a role in processing the nutrient folic acid/folate into a form the body can use. With the increased popularity of genetic testing, many people are showing a mutation in the MTHFR gene.
A candida infection is an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. It can affect the skin, mouth, throat, genitals, or blood. Common expressions of a candida infection include oral thrush, a vaginal yeast infection, jock itch, athlete’s foot, and even brain fog and fatigue. If the infection enters the bloodstream, it is called invasive candidiasis and causes
Alzheimer’s and memory loss can seem like a sort of death sentence that strikes out of the blue and has no cure. Although genetics play a role, so does your diet and lifestyle, which means you can do something about Alzheimer’s and memory loss before the damage is too great. In the first study of its kind,
Are you lazy and unmotivated? Do you have plenty to do, yet spend all your time watching TV or goofing around online, and then beat yourself up for it? Your lack of motivation could signal chronic health issues more so than regrettable character flaws. Although we all need some degree of discipline, life’s daily duties
Leaky gut conjures unpleasant imagery of intestinal contents spilling into the body. Unfortunately, that is pretty much what happens, and the results are a wide array of chronic health issues. When compounds from the intestines pass through a damaged gut wall into the sterile environment of the bloodstream, they can trigger various health conditions: skin
Are you one of the 20% of Americans with acid reflux and heartburn? You’re probably chalking the problem up to too much stomach acid, but in many cases it’s the opposite causing the problems – too little stomach acid is the culprit behind those fiery episodes that feel like they’re burning a hole in your chest.