Archive for Your Body

Hiatal hernia, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD

The biggest and strongest muscle in your body is not the heart or the legs; it is your diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is not a muscle that you think much about unless you have trouble with it. Diagnosing a diaphragm strain or spasm is almost never done, yet if we could find a quick, simple way to evaluate the diaphragm for normal function we could avoid many unnecessary treatments based on improper diagnoses and save huge amounts of money needlessly spent on unnecessary drugs. Read More→

Natural Deodorant Recipe

Natural Deodorant Recipe with Shea ButterThis natural deodorant recipe is much better for you than any store bought brand that contains harmful ingredients.

This is also a good one if you shave and tend to get a rash.

  • 1 part baking soda
  • 1 part pure shea butter
  • 1 part organic coconut oil
  • A few drops of tea tree oil or your favorite essential oil (optional)

Heat the shea butter briefly  in a double boiler to soften it, then combine it with the other ingredients.

Store in a covered glass jar.

Apply a tiny bit with your fingertips.

Shea butter in a natural deodorant recipe?

Shea butter is mainly used in the cosmetics industry for skin and hair related products (lip gloss, skin moisturizer creams and emulsions, and hair conditioners for dry and brittle hair). It is also used by soap makers, typically in small amounts (5-7% of the oils in the recipe), because it has plenty of unsaponifiables.

Shea butter is sometimes used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient and humectant properties.

Good reasons to use it in this natural deodorant recipe! Besides that, it works!

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems

Cleansing and DetoxifyingCleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems For Better Health and More Energy

Lately, it seems like more patients are asking me about detoxification diets. The principal behind a detoxification diet is to get accumulated toxins flushed out of your system. In our modern society, we are exposed to toxins from all angles. When it comes to toxin exposure, most people think about food as the way we are poisoning our bodies. It is a lot more than just food. We are exposed to toxic chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the air fresheners we use in our homes, and in the shampoos, perfumes, lotions, and toothpastes we use on our bodies.

There are a few basic rules you need to consider when it comes to cleansing and detoxifying your body. First, you need to stop exposing your body to these toxins. Your body has amazing healing capabilities and as soon as you stop adding the junk in it, it starts to get the junk out. Your body uses your skin, your bowels, your urine, and your lungs as routes of detoxification, so it is important that these organs be capable of doing their job to the best of their ability. Read More→

If you can catch a disease, can you catch health?

Health – How to Catch it!

Health - Can you catch it?It seems that every day we see more and more advertisements for a new drug to help with everything from the common cold to menstrual cramps. My question is “if each drug does what it says it will do, why do we need to keep inventing new ones”?

I want to start by saying I am not against the use of drugs, I am against drug abuse. We as a society are taught that if something is wrong with our health, it must mean we have to take a pill to correct it. I submit a different approach to this universal problem. My proposal is to build up and maintain the immune system so we are less likely to get sick. And in many cases, if we do get sick, it may not be such a bad thing.

The fact we do get sick is a sign that our immune system has been overloaded and is no longer able to deal with the problem in a subclinical manor. Subclinical means the problem is being worked on internally and there are no obvious symptoms. It is a much wiser approach to try to find out why we are unable to deal with the problem subclinically and correct the cause, not just treat the symptoms.

There are many reasons why our immune systems may not be functioning at peak performance. The most prevalent cause of immune malfunction is the food we consume. Food is the one thing we are all exposed to, usually several times a day. It is a good idea to consume foods that will help enhance the immune system or at the very least, not weaken it. Read More→

Your Immune System – How to Make It Work Better

Your Immune SystemThe function of the immune system is to recognize, attack and destroy foreign invaders while not attacking what normally belongs to the body. In order for the immune system to function normally it cannot be over stimulated or suppressed. The goal of obtaining a healthy immune system is to normalize the immune system. The organs involved in immune function are the spleen, thymus, tonsils, and lymph glands.

There are essentially three primary causes of over stimulation or suppression of the immune system. The first primary cause can be related to emotional and lifestyle stress.  Read More→

Osteoporosis and Arthritis Prevention – The Facts

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Prevention is very possible with the proper intake of nutrients your body needs.

OsteoporosisIn the United States alone 25 million people are affected by osteoporosis and more than 55 million Americans suffer from Arthritis and related conditions. It is estimated that the cost of treating osteoporosis, arthritis and related injuries is over $10 billion a year. Osteoporosis and arthritis are not the result of the natural aging process. There many people who age without suffering from these conditions. This article will try to discuss what causes or aggravates these conditions and what you can do to slow down or reverse these health issues.

First, let’s discuss the differences between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Osteoporosis unfortunately is a major epidemic in the United States. It is the weakening of the bones which can cause the bones to fracture, sometimes with almost no force applied. Osteoporosis is responsible for least 1.2 million fractures per year. The most common management therapy used for this condition is estrogen supplements and calcium supplements. This may work in a limited way in some cases but the success is limited. Read More→

Nutrition and Your Immune System Keep You Healthy

immune systemThe Immune system, or the part of the body which fights disease, is a very complex system supported by many different body organs. It is not located in one part of the body, but is the body working in harmony to fight off foreign invaders.

Many lifestyle factors, including drugs and stress cause our immune system to become suppressed. Often, the immune system becomes depressed when a person takes drugs. There are times when drugs are needed to fight off an illness or disease. However, extended use of commercial or illegal drugs will suppress your immune system to the point where your body can no longer fight off simple problems and diseases. Result: Drug abusers of both illegal and prescription drugs have suppressed immune systems which increases their risk for infection and disease. Read More→

Maintain Good Health – 3 Things You Must Have

maintain good healthIs your goal to maintain good health? There are 3 things you must have…

Imagine if there were a secret formula to get well and stay well! Would you want to know what it is? Would it be worth $1000? $10,000? $100,000? Well, here is the formula that has worked for me, my family and tens of thousands of my patients…..and I’ll give it to you for free!

There are three things we must have in order to obtain and maintain good health. These three things are 1) a normally functioning nervous system, 2) a normally functioning digestive system and 3) a good nutrition plan.
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External Yeast Infections – Change Your Diet

External Yeast InfectionsRecently a radio show listener contacted me with a question about a rash caused by a yeast infection. She had tried pills and creams for the rash, but the rash was still spreading. As I was responding to her question, it occurred to me that this information could be useful to anyone suffering from external yeast infections.

What I have found is that a yeast infection on the skin is most likely coming from inside the body, specifically the digestive system. What seems to be happening is that the good bacteria in your intestines are in constant battle with yeast, called Candida Albicans, that also lives in your intestines. Read More→