Posts Tagged "toxins"

5 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen October 2012

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 | 0 comments

5 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen October 2012

Over the past decade, real progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. We now have more sophisticated tools to better understand, assess, and defeat this devastating disease. Even though we are making headway, it’s important to remember we may never completely prevent or cure this disease. We must stay vigilant to continue refining and redefining our breast cancer approaches for greater prevention and survival rates. For example, yes, there is a genetic component to breast cancer, but data suggests that 90 to 95 percent of cases are not hereditary. This means that while there are specific cancer-causing genes that influence the growth and spread of tumors, these genes were not necessarily inherited so much as activated by specific external factors: age, diet, environment, lifestyle, and many other potential triggers. While risk factors like age cannot be mitigated, other risk factors can be eliminated or reduced to help prevent the development of breast cancer.

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Toxins: Where to Find Them – Remedies Magazine March 2012

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Toxins: Where to Find Them – Remedies Magazine March 2012

Many potentially toxic substances are manmade. Considered safe by the government until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proves otherwise, these molecules are often described by their manufacturers as harmless in small amounts. But modern life exposes us to small doses many times over, with our cells playing host to a roiling cocktail of chemicals from different sources. The resulting “body burden” of toxins we’ve accumulated adds up to 400 to 800 chemicals at any given time, says Gaetano Morello, ND.

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Grow Your Own Healing Garden – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen August 2012

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Grow Your Own Healing Garden – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen August 2012

The next time you go to a pharmacy, take a look at the shelves behind the counter. They’re packed with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of drugs, all designed to cure what ails us. The key word here is cure, meaning fixing something that is wrong. However, we are slowly relearning what ancient medicine has taught for ages: The best solution to a health problem is to prevent it in the first place. And if we do develop a health condition that isn't immediately life threatening, our first approach should be the gentlest one. Many conditions can be prevented or remedied with lifestyle adjustments, and diet tops the list. By now, we should all know that eating healthy—reducing fat, salt, and alcohol, increasing fruits and vegetables—can have a profound impact on our health. But there are other dietary resources that can stave off disease and improve overall health. Specifically, common medicinal herbs and other botanicals can complement or even replace the pharmaceuticals in our medicine cabinet. As an integrative physician, I rely on herbs and botanicals to help promote optimal health. Medicinal herbs have evolved to provide a variety of beneficial natural compounds, such as antioxidants and phytonutrients, which support good health in numerous complex ways. But these are simple, easy-to-find natural remedies, many of which flourish right in our own backyards. This is, of course, the best natural pharmacy: a garden full of vital, living remedies rich in healing properties. In fact, many traditional herbalists insist that our best medicine can be found growing closest to us, fresh and in season.

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Dr. Isaac Eliaz Integrative MD – YouTube

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Dr. Isaac Eliaz Integrative MD – YouTube

Collection of YouTube videos featuring Dr. Isaac Eliaz, integrative health expert.

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Spring Cleansing – Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 | 1 comment

Spring Cleansing – Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine

According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spring and Fall seasons provide the best opportunities for deeply detoxifying and cleansing the body of harmful impurities that have collected in our organs and tissues over the past months and years. Fundamental philosophies in TCM state that the energies which manifest as seasonal changes in our external environment are also reflected in the body, and spring offers a unique transitional period of time when internal energies rise and expand, providing movement and growth to carry us away from the conservation and stagnancy characterizing the energies of cold winter months prior. This expansive energy helps to move things to the surface and expel some of the body's burden of toxins in preparation for the high activity of summer, and this energy of upward growth toward the sun means emotions and issues stored deep within the past also have an opportunity to be released. With a little preparation and mindfulness, the forces of renewal and rebirth that are so pervasive during the spring season can be harnessed and used to greatly benefit the body, mind and spirit during a spring cleanse.

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