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The Power of Potassium for Muscle and Nerve Function

March 8, 2019
Potassium is a mineral that, once inside the body, operates as an electrolyte and becomes essential to the maintenance of proper neural and muscle function. In partnership with sodium, it helps

Diet Can Help Lift Depression

February 28, 2019
Several years ago, a woman named Barbara came to me for help with weight loss. At the time, she was 52 and she had gained nearly her age in weight (42 pounds) over the previous year. She was a

Top 10 Ways Nature Can Heal You: SlideShare

February 22, 2019
 We all have a connection with nature and living things… Explore 10 ways nature can help you heal with Dr John La

‘Tis the Season for: Soups!

February 14, 2019
I find soups especially satisfying this time of year. They’re warming, as nutrient packed as you want them to be, and since they’re the original one-pot meal, typically pretty simple to

How to Protect Your Gut from NSAIDs

February 8, 2019
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, otherwise known as NSAIDs (pronounced phonetically, as in “N”said), are non-opioid painkillers that can help produce relief from a number of

Broth: Health Benefits Approved by Mom

February 1, 2019
From Mom’s best health advice – to top doctors everywhere – soup broth tops the list of healing foods to eat when you’re feeling sick or simply need a soothing, light and

How to Make Your Own Electrolyte Drink

February 1, 2019
Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, that are found in your bodily fluids. They perform many important functions including helping to

Taking an Antibiotic? How Probiotics can Help

January 28, 2019
It’s fairly common knowledge that antibiotics kill some of the health-promoting bacteria that live within your gut’s complex ecosystem. Taking a probiotic supplement can support the way

Nature Therapy: A Green Rx for PTSD

January 24, 2019
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone subject to a huge stress, but veterans have it the toughest. More than a quarter of U.S. veterans of recent wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) have

Lemongrass: A Mind-Body Herb

January 20, 2019
You may think of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) only as an ingredient that adds a mild citrus and floral flavor to many Southeast Asian dishes. But this tropical grass has a lot of biochemical

Nature Therapy: A Green Rx for High Blood Pressure

January 20, 2019
Dozens of peer-reviewed studies show that being outside quietly in nature lowers blood pressure, cortisol levels, heart rate and stress for days, not just momentarily. Even viewing plants has been

Nature Therapy: A Green Rx for Diabetes

January 11, 2019
Air pollution is estimated to cause 150,000 U.S. cases of diabetes annually. But plant leaves remove toxins, dust and microorganisms from the air. Be careful about food and plastics: many plastics

Co-enzyme Q10: Vital to Energy Production in the Body

January 11, 2019
Very rarely is a substance so important – and prevalent – in the human body as is Co-enzyme Q10. As critical as it is, however, our body’s ability to make CoQ10 peaks at about age

Nature Therapy: A Green Rx for Anxiety

January 6, 2019
You aren’t the only one who is anxious. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 of 5 Americans. Younger people especially just don’t feel secure, from climate change, to loan debt, to future jobs and

Healthy Bites: Awesome Arugula

January 5, 2019
With a nutrient profile similar to kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli, arugula is an excellent leafy alternative to these other cruciferous vegetables. When you want a distinctive, almost peppery

Better Digestion with Enzymes

December 16, 2018
Have you ever wondered how the macronutrients in food – fats, carbohydrates and proteins – get where they need to be in your body? This is where digestive enzymes come into play: they

Holiday Digestive Support: Ginger

December 9, 2018
Around the holidays, or anytime you’ve over-indulged, consider sweet and zesty ginger for nourishing the digestive organs. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a knobby, horn-shaped rhizome with a

Mindful Gift Giving: Tips for the Holiday Season

December 2, 2018
For many of us, gift giving is the biggest stress of the holiday season – from finding time to shop, to selecting the right gift, to getting the best price. We struggle emotionally knowing

Apple Cider Vinegar: A News-Worthy Remedy

November 25, 2018
Over the years, the media has paid lots of attention to apple cider vinegar (ACV) and for good reason. An ancient health remedy, it’s known as a panacea for what ails us, aiding in weight loss,

Exploring Natural Antibiotic Alternatives: Foods, Herbs, Oils

November 11, 2018
Exploring Natural Antibiotics: Protecting yourself against infection can be done naturally. But where do you begin? First and foremost, if you suspect you have an upper airway infection (you’re

Take A Holistic Approach to Antibiotic Resistance

November 2, 2018
When it comes to our health, there are two schools of thought: the Germ Theory and the Terrain Theory. Understanding the differences is critical, particularly because it involves the use of

Calcium Does a Body Good

October 26, 2018
Calcium Does a Body Good: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and you might think that’s because of the essential role it plays in building strong bones; calcium’s

Nutrient IV Therapy: Don’t Believe the Hype

October 19, 2018
Nutrient IV Therapy: Don’t Believe the Hype: They go by names such as Vitamin Drip Bar and Liquid Vitamin Lounge. You’ve probably seen these store fronts right next to your local Target,

Turnip Greens: A Powerhouse for Good Health

October 4, 2018
Like their leafy green cousins, turnip greens contain an abundance of nutrients important to good health. Scientifically known as Brassica rapa, turnip greens are a cruciferous plant in the same
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