Articles and Q&A's



May 2014

Achy Breaky Body

Pain. What a terrible 4-letter word. However, living pain-free may be more within reach than you think. Without trivializing it too much, pain is a perceived sensation with many potential causes. It is a subjective feeling triggered in the nervous system by a physical stimulus such as a blunt or shearing force, a chemical, a poke, a pinch, etc. So, we can feel “pain” when we get a trivial paper cut or, more seriously, suffer a car accident, shingles outbreak, pinched nerve, severed limb, etc. In a way, it is an evil game of “telephone” between the trigger site and your brain. Imagine if we can somehow interrupt this telephone game; the message would be lost and you will not have that sensation of pain anymore. Sound too good to be true? Read on.
May 2014

If You Don't Snooze, You Lose

Sleep. For many of us, that is easier said than done. But everyone needs sleep. No matter how much coffee or Red Bull you drink, there comes a time when your body just needs to crash. The reason is that your body needs this down-time to reorganize, purge, and detoxify. For example, your energy stores need to be replenished, the toxins built-up in your brain and nerves during the day need to be cleared, brain pathways from the day’s learning need to be sorted and reinforced.
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May 2014

HCG

Q: Summer is just around the corner and it is time for me and my girl friend to get ready for our bikinis. Is there a homeopathic preparation that works like the HCG that I used to get on line? A: HCG has been publicized by TV and radio talk shows as a weight reduction miracle. Cloverdale Pharmasave compounds a homeopathic mixture called Metabolic Syndrome Mix that works the same way if not better than HCG.
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April 2014

Practice Your A, B, C, D's for Great Health

As we get older, many factors can affect the adequate absorption and proper utilization of vitamins and minerals from our diet. For example, diseases and normal physiological changes affect the way our bodies require, absorb and process food. There are also lifestyle choices, such as smoking or being vegetarian that may limit the amount of vital vitamins and minerals we get from our diet. Therefore, it is fitting to use quality supplements to ensure optimal functioning of our bodies. This can be achieved if you take a few minutes to brush up on your “A, B, C, D’s”. It’s easy!
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April 2014

Hay Fever

Q.: I have seasonal allergies in the spring and summer. What can I take to prevent it?
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April 2014

Growing Hair and Healthy Nails

Have you noticed more hair on the floor when you vacuum your home lately? Are you now able to see your scalp between hair bundles? These are the subtle signs of hair thinning. Don’t wait till you go bald. You can do something to slow down the process if not grow back more hair.
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March 2014

Sea-Licous

Q: My ophthalmologist asked me to take 3 capsules of fish oil for my dry eyes. I am already taking over 20 pills a day and I really can’t swallow any more pills. Do you have a strong liquid oil preparation that will provide the same amount of DHA and EPA?
March 2014

Cleaning House: Part 2: Housekeeping for Your Body

Most people would agree that an annual “Spring Cleaning” for your house is NOT the most effective way to keep things clean & tidy throughout the year. The same principle applies to keeping our bodies “clean” or detoxified. The truth is that on-going support to keep our bodies clean is a more gentle and healthy way to keep the organs of detoxification functioning optimally and preventing toxins from building up.
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February 2014

Seven Steps to a Vibrant Life

The first couple of months of the year is the time to execute our new year resolutions, to refresh our bodies and elevate our vitality, yet one of the most common complaints that we hear from our clients at this time of the year is “low energy levels”. Of course, many of them have medical reasons for this. Many more, however, simply cannot garner enough energy to accomplish their daily chores. We have a few tips to rectify this.
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February 2014

Get a Grip on Arthritis

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind. Yes, we are still in the middle of winter. Thoughts of taking a cozy stroll through a grassy knoll or along a park trail lined with flowering buds may seem only but a dream. However, spring is just around the corner, and if you suffer from arthritis, now is the time to arrive at a solution to your achy joints since some medications and supplements require a few weeks to take effect. There are countless non-prescription options for dealing with arthritis symptoms. Read on for a few natural ideas on how you can get a grip on arthritis this Spring.
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February 2014

Gluten Intolerance

Q: I’ve been told to avoid gluten-containing foods, but it’s not always easy to do so when I’m headed to a restaurant. Is there anything I can take to help make dining out an easier experience? A: Yes, there is an enzyme called dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) that helps the body to break down gluten, which can be found in foods that contain wheat, barley, rye, and triticale.
January 2014

Acid Reflux

Q.: I have heart burn, a mysterious cough and hoarness of voice. My doctor said I have acid reflux and put me on Nexeum which seems to be controlling the symptoms. Is there any herbal medicine that can help the healing? A.: GastroEase Plus (Biomed) contains DGL (deglycyrrhinated licorice) and mastic gum that are known to fight excessive stomach acid.
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