Integrative Health Blog

5 Steps to Better Sleep

Posted by on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

When we sleep, we heal. 

We know that getting enough sleep is important for good health, but many times it is the first thing we let slide when our “to do” list gets too long.   Optimal sleep allows us to be at our best both physically and mentally. Our performance can be affected both mentally and physically with getting just two to three hours less of what is optimal sleep for us per night. Many bodily functions such as brain activity, secretion of hormones and blood pressure rely on our ability to get optimal sleep.

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Tags: sleep issues

NIHA Biological Dentists to Participate in Holistic Oral Health Summit

Posted by on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

NIHA dentists Mark McClure DDS and Lowell Weiner DDS will speak at the Sept. 29- Oct. 5, 2015 Holistic Oral Health Summit, a free online event. 

A summit of 34 health experts will show you the best ways to improve oral health, prevent and reverse disease symptoms, and gain a better understanding of the connection between the health of the mouth and the overall health of the body.


Did you know?

80% of disease symptoms may be caused by problems in the mouth?

Mercury is a powerful toxin

Bacteria in the mouth can contribute to heart disease?

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12 Must See Life Changing Stories from The Raw Food Institute

Posted by on Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Hi, Lisa Wilson here.  Pinch me, this is my life.  

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What is Subtle Energy and How Does it Affect My Body?

Posted by on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

You are already an expert in subtle energy, but you probably do not yet know it.

Have you ever attended a ball game or sporting event and “felt the excitement in the air?”

Most people have felt that feeling of excitement in the air somewhere. Interestingly, no one had to tell you that what you were feeling was “excitement,” because the energy itself sends the message, and you are intuitively programmed to feel it and to know what that it is “excitement in the air.”

Have you ever been in a room, perhaps at a meeting, in which the tension was so thick, that as the very old saying goes, “You could have cut the tension with a knife?” No one had to tell you that this was tension that you were feeling. No one had to explain the difference between how excitement feels and how tension feels. You just knew it, and could feel it in your body.

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Tags: reiki, energy healing, health coach,

Raw Food Weekend Cleansing Retreat in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25-27, 2015

Posted by on Wed, Sep 02, 2015

I'm excited to announce that THE RAW FOOD INSTITUTE is having a 3 DAY CLEANSING RETREAT in Washington, D.C.

This retreat will be September 25-27, 2015, at National Integrated Health Associates, a leading integrative medical and dental center in Washington D.C.  (Yeah!)

This 3 Day Cleansing Retreat is back by popular demand to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area!

I have TWO SPECIALS GUESTS (I promise you will fall in love with them), that will be flying in from California to be there with me.  We're packing it FULL of the best information, fabulous food, and nourishing drinks. Check out the  list of topics we'll cover and information you will learn.

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Tags: the raw food institute, detoxification, raw foods

Neurofeedback and School Performance

Posted by on Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Neurofeedback has been shown to be a valuable tool for school performance. This biofeedback technique helps a client to learn focusing skills, which are critical to learning and memory. Neurofeedback can balance brain wave activity and improve overall mental flexibility and performance. It often reduces anxiety, which can lead to better behavior, and may improve emotional control, thus enhancing social skills.

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Tags: ADHD, neurofeedback, brain health

Missing Teeth? The Negative Effects on Your Brain

Posted by on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The Brain Detoxes at Night

New research has recently revealed that the brain is protected via nightly cleansing. During deep sleep the brain shrinks about 40-50% to flush out toxins which would otherwise accumulate in the brain.  Altering this brain shrinkage results in toxic accumulation in the brain, which in turn may lead to brain degeneration e.g. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS and dementia.

This action by the brain of squeezing out toxins is similar to squeezing out water in a sponge. Unfortunately, this self protective cleansing technique by the brain is compromised by several factors.

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Easy Ways to Detox Your Body and Your Home

Posted by on Tue, Aug 11, 2015

We can’t always see and smell them, but our bodies are effected by the thousands of chemicals we are exposed to in our homes. Maybe you have done a detox in order to eliminate internal toxins and chemicals from your body, but have you done anything for your home? Ultimately, the air you breathe and the environment you are in most, affects your health. It doesn’t make sense to only concentrate on your body and not your environment, they go hand in hand. Common household items and body care products are being found to have negative health effects on our nervous, immune, reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

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Tags: detox, detoxification, natural health

Massage: Help for Cellulite, the Ordinary Girl’s Arch-nemesis

Posted by on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

If you’re like most women, you have cellulite. Believe it or not, over 90% of women have cellulite at some point in their life. Every year you make a vow to eliminate it once and for all! But then, spring comes, you try on your bathing suit and there it is again... mocking you.

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Tags: massage, i-lipo, laser fat reduction and body shaping

Superfoods: Goji Berry Milk Tea

Posted by on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

How to Get the Most from the Goji Berry

One of the reasons Goji is so super is that it has a special type of molecule known as polysaccharides. In my previous article, Superfoods Hacks: How to Get the Most Out of Your Superfoods,  I talked about how the polysaccharides in goji have been shown to strengthen the immune system in a unique way, fight free radicals, and may even have anti-tumor properties. Boiling Gojis in water, like the Chinese have been doing for centuries boosts the yield of polysaccharides because they are water-soluble nutrients.  However, Goji doesn’t only have water-soluble nutrients, it’s also full of a host of other phytonutrients such as zeaxanthin and oil-soluble vitamins, like vitamin A. What that means is that Goji tea is only giving us some of the good stuff in found in the berries, but not all. Enter Goji Milk Tea. Goji Milk Tea can be made with actual dairy or with non-dairy alternatives like coconut, hemp, or almond milk; according to your preference. What matters is that the base milk contains lipids (fats) to pull out the oil soluble nutrients, ensuring that we get the most out of this incredible super berry!

This nourishing superfood elixer can be consumed warm or cool however, I enjoy it best when it’s a bit warm. The Goji, Chia, and Maca superfoods in this tonic are prepared for highest bioavailability of nutrients and work synergistically with one another, giving the drink a sweet buttery taste, and a lovely golden hue.

Goji Milk Tea Recipe

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Tags: superfoods, goji berries