Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot

Flu season is in full swing right now, and we’re seeing a huge push towards getting the flu vaccine.  In fact, you can walk into pretty much any store with a pharmacy and see a promotion about getting your flu shot. The problem is… flu vaccines often have only about a 10% rate of effectiveness.  This is shocking, considering how hard it’s pushed.  If a natural remedy only had a 10% rate of effectiveness no one would even consider it! Even worse are the remaining contents of the flu vaccine.  We would strongly encourage you to read through the insert
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Everything You Need to Know About DMSO IV Therapy

By Michelle Stimak, RN This week we are diving into a substance called DMSO, and yes, I need to get scientific for just a moment. Dimethyl Sulfoxide (aka DMSO), is a simple sulfur compound first discovered in 1866, as an accidental byproduct of pulp and paper manufacturing. It then sat on the shelf for over 100 years before its many uses were recognized. DMSO is used extensively in veterinary medicine as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and even in IV form on horses for brain swelling. So why are we not using it more for humans? Especially when some of our
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A Holistic Guide to Optimizing Your Skin Health

By Carrie Andrews, Certified Holistic Health Coach We’ve all heard the expression “you are what you eat”, and your skin is the best example of how this works.  Let’s review a few facts about skin health and how you can decrease the toxic load on your system. Take charge of your skin care routine and change what you put on your skin. Simple Fact: Your skin is your largest organ. It is our protective covering and our first line of defense to fight illness and disease. It is also a passageway to our bloodstream. That being said, what you apply
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Healing Miracles of Vitamin C IV Therapy

By Michelle Stimak, RN Are you wondering what a Vitamin C IV can do for you? Here’s the quick version, since I could truly go on and on about this one! First and foremost, humans are one of the only mammals that can not make their own vitamin C.  We must get it from outside sources such as diet or supplementation. This is a bummer for us! We can blame this on our ancestors who lost the ability to make internal Vitamin C about 25 million years ago. Today, because we do not consume as many fruits, vegetables and non-muscle
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Categories: health and Nutrition.

The Magic of Vitamin D

by Carrie Andrews, HHC Many health experts consider the benefits of vitamin D to be one of the most important health discoveries in the last century!!! How amazing is that? The first thing that comes to mind when you think about Vitamin D is SUNSHINE. The Basics: Vitamin D is found in 2 forms. Vitamin D 2 (Ergocalciferol) is made by plants. You can find it in foods that have been fortified, such as juices, milk, or cereals (not really the best source). However, Vitamin D 3 (Cholecalciferol), the most complete form of Vitamin D, is made when the skin
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How Applied Psycho-Neurobiology Affects Your Health, Part One

By Dr. Péter Mester ND, LMT All events in life are accurately recorded by the subconscious. These “records” are memories. Some memories are things we can look back on and recall easily, and some get placed deep into the subconscious. A memory can be complete and resolved or it can be unresolved. Unresolved memories can belong to one of two distinctly different categories: 1. The memory is always present (to different degrees), disturbing, haunting, relentless and painful. It keeps the person from being present in the moment. Patients with these memories are often highly dysfunctional. Post-Traumatic Stress-Disorder belongs to this category. We refer
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Natural Baby Colic Remedies

Baby colic often tends to rear its ugly head when parents aren’t expecting it. Many believe they’re in the clear just a little too early. As a result, they find themselves in quite a dilemma. They desperately want to help their poor baby, but they’re worried about the traditional methods that are usually recommended for treating baby colic. Thankfully, there are natural remedies out there that are safe and just as effective. How To Know it’s Baby Colic This condition occurs when a healthy baby regularly cries more than three hours for at least three days of the week. This
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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

It is difficult to dismiss foot pain. Many people develop extraordinarily painful conditions in their feet, but have no idea why. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects men and women with varying types of lifestyles. This pain is due to an inflammatory issue involving the soft tissues, bones, and other structures of the feet. Continual sharp pains in the feet are especially bothersome, but they can be relieved with holistic care. The science involved in diagnosing the causes of plantar fasciitis is new and relatively unclear. Problems in the feet are caused by any number of body alignment issues ranging from
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Introduction to IV Therapy

Introduction to IV Therapy By Michelle Stimak, RN – Have you ever been utterly overwhelmed while staring at your cabinet of supplements, wondering if there was a more efficient way to get your vitamins when you need a boost? Well, there actually is!  Let me introduce you to our injectables. First, a few facts If our guts are functioning perfectly, we absorb around 30% of what we take in orally (this includes most supplements in pill form). The absorption increases if you use powders, liquids and lyposomal forms, of course. However, if you have any type of digestive problem (which
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Introduction to Flower Essences

Flower essences address illness on a vibrational level yielding dramatic changes in health, vitality and inner strength and harmony. Mental and emotional discrepancies can weaken the physical tissues and invite imbalances or disease. Daily stress, chronic anxiety, imprints of past traumatic events, discouragement, hopelessness, unhealthy relationships (to name just a few) are all complicit in health problems. The application of well-researched flower essences can make dramatic changes both in illness recovery and in general health and well-being. Originally developed by Dr. Edward Bach, a homeopath in the early 20th century, Flower Essences are the imprint of a flower’s essential vibrational frequency
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