3 Causes of an Acid/Alkaline Imbalance, and 3 Simple Ways to Tip the Balance A healthy body needs a healthy alkaline body balance. The ph scale runs from 1-14, with 14 being alkaline. The perfect ph level for the body is 7.4 to 7.6, so somewhat on the alkaline side. The human body is naturally […]
Five Foods You Should Never Eat, if you are avoiding gluten If you are suffering from gluten intolerant or celiac disease it is imperative that you eliminate gluten completely from your diet. Every time you consume gluten, even a tiny bit, you are damaging your system. You may or may not be manifesting symptoms, but your body […]
MINDFUL HEALTH Weekly Nourishment Quinoa, Inca Gold In keeping with the gluten-free theme from last week, I want to share some tidbits of information a wonderful food, quinoa (keenwa). Quinoa is actually the seed from a plant related to the pigweed family. Although Quinoa appears to be the latest and greatest ‘grain’ on the […]
Can You Digest This? Do you experience any of the following symptoms? Digestive distress such as gas, bloating, nausea, IBS Headaches Joint and muscle pain Mood swings, depression, brain fog Nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, anemia Unexplained Fatigue Auto-immune disease Water retention Actually the symptoms are too numerous to include in this article. Gluten, gluten, gluten, this […]
Strains, sprains and other injuries of tendons and ligaments can be addressed through the use of proper nutrition and supplementation. When an injury occurs, the body initiates a series of defense mechanisms which is called inflammation. The body builds a wall-like deposit at the site of the injury which allows excess body fluid to accumulate, this is what we refer to as swelling. This swelling actually impairs the healing process, as adequate blood flow to and from of the injured area is critical in order for reparative agents to reach the site of the damage, and for the toxins to effectively leave.
In 1958, there were only a handful of food additives, and 419 pounds of chemicals were added to the food chain annually. In 2004, there were 3,000,000 additives, and 2,000,000,000 pounds of chemicals were added to our food chain. These chemicals are deposited in the digestive tract, colon, liver, kidneys and the lymphatic system.