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Archive for July, 2015:

Nervous in the Kitchen: Tips to Manage Anxiety and Health-Restricted Diets

Celebrations feel less like merry-making when you have a  health-restricted diet. Whatever you’re dealing with diabetes or peanut allergies, you end up in the same place: At the buffet saying “no, thank you,” and “sorry,  I can’t eat that,” while grazing on  plates of cherry tomatoes and celery. It can be nerve-wracking to monitor your diet all the time, fretting about … Read more.

FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

Legions of American use them. They ease the after effects of spicy food and rich sauces. They’re called proton pump inhibitors, and most of us considered them a good thing, when heartburn or acid reflux strikes. A recent study seems to indicate that may not be necessarily true. These drugs, or PPIs, are meant to reduce the amount of acid … Read more.

10 Drug-Free Ways to Increase Fertility: The Fertile Heart™ Approach

You want to be a mom. But the journey there has been hard. Living with unexpected bumps on the road to your fertility can wreak havoc on your mind and body. How will you travel the road, with suffering or with self discovery? Fertility counseling expert and teacher Julia Indichova offers tips and encouragement from her decades of work with … Read more.

Have You Stopped Enjoying Life? Could be Low Dopamine

Are you okay? Feel like you just can’t shake the blues? If you’re feeling down, like you just aren’t getting much out of life anymore, it might not be your imagination. Expert Suzy Cohen, RPh says to check your dopamine levels, and you might be able to bring back the good times. Dopamine imbalances and depression often go hand-in-hand. Dopamine depression … Read more.

How to Make Natural Mosquito and Bug Repellant

Mosquito season can make life miserable, and ruin those last remaining weeks of summer. Not to mention all the health concerns that the little pests carry, like West Nile virus, malaria, Lyme disease, or a new virus called Chikungunya. Mosquito-born viruses can lead to a swollen and inflamed brain, says health expert Suzy Cohen. The chemicals you’d have to expose … Read more.

MTRR and Vitamin B12 Impact Your Homocysteine

According to health expert Suzy Cohen, recent research regarding epigenetics, SNPs, and methylation defects has been connected to an enzyme called “MTHFR.” 

But it’s not the only game in town: 5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase reductase (MTRR) deserves a hard look too. The MTRR gene informs the body about how to make an enzyme called methionine synthase reductase. This enzyme tells another enzyme, … Read more.

Yoga and the Brain: A Vision of Possibilities

What’s so great about yoga? Ask Dr. Sara Lazar at Harvard University. Following a running injury, she signed up for a few  classes and soon discovered she felt better physically, mentally, and emotionally. And she became determined to figure out why. She embarked upon some revealing brain-scan research that indicated a “clear correlation between meditation and the brain’s increased hippocampal … Read more.

Herbs to Lower Cholesterol

Wouldn’t it be great to find a natural, food-based way to end your high cholesterol woes? Let’s be clear: High cholesterol is generally a problem related to lifestyle and dietary choices. That’s the best place to start making changes. However, the following herbs and supplements are helpful because they may help keep your cholesterol levels manageable. Most herbs for high … Read more.