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.Read More
Integrative Health Blog
With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many people are searching for painless ways to shed a few pounds quickly. Adding any or a combination of the ideas listed below may help to get your body ready for the beach in less than a month.
1. Drink Bojenmi Tea.
Bojenmi tea is used mainly for assisting weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. This traditional Chinese medicinal tea is known as Baojianmei Jianfei Cha in Chinese and means "slim and beautiful". It is one of the most popular products of China for slimming and promotion of beauty and health.
The formulation is provided as loose tea or tea bags. Several ingredients are used for this herb formulation, but the main ingredient is the tea leaf from Fujian Province. Reports have revealed that 50 percent of this product contains tea leaf which has been shown to help lower blood lipids. An extract of other herbs, however, are sprayed onto the tea leaf to make the finished beverage product, which is then prepared by steeping in boiled water for 3 to 4 minutes. Up to 6 cups of the tea per day can be consumed to help increase metabolism.Read More
Ana Vargas M.D. (Mex.), M.S.
It is not uncommon for parents to struggle with the diagnosis of ADHD/ADD, because living with ADD is a family issue; the child’s behaviors may affect parents as well as siblings. Children with this diagnosis may experience obstacles for academic performance and adequate social interaction, and the development of mood disorders is also prevalent. Parents that decide to avoid having their children treated with stimulant medication now have access to an innovative intervention with the highest level of evidence-based support, according to the company that maintains the American Academy of Pediatrics’ ranking of research. (1)
ADHD Symptoms and Brain Function
ADHD is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder, reaching up to 11% incidence in U.S. school age children. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity, as well as a reward-motivation deficit. Regardless of the etiology, ADHD symptoms lead to impaired functioning and often are associated with other problems such as learning disorders, poor academic performance and conduct disorders. For those diagnosed with ADHD, some (30%) may simply ‘‘outgrow’’ it as the symptoms of hyperactivity decrease in late adolescence. However, between 30 and 70% of children will have symptoms that persist into adulthood. The symptoms associated with this disorder lie more broadly in the issue of how the brain organizes its attentional and regulatory areas. In the person with ADD, we observe “disregulation” in brain function, particularly in those areas that monitor and regulate attention and impulse control.
Mark McClure DDS
The flu season is here and the flu vaccine will soon be all over the media marketing to everyone to get your flu vaccine. Your doctor, the neighborhood pharmacist, the school nurse and others will be armed with needles and flu vaccines eager to inject. The pressure to get the flu vaccine at home and work places will be great. For the elderly, it may be put as potentially life and death. But what are the facts and what can you do to prevent or minimize the flu symptoms naturally?
Our experience is the flu shot is not harmless. For some of our patients, their chronic health problems started with a simple flu shot. There are two issues involved:
- Do I want to get vaccinated?
- What can I do to prevent or mitigate the flu if I get sick?
Educate Yourself and Make an Informed Decision on Vaccination
Guest blogger Sara Damelio, Owner and Creator of Skincando
Anita Capizzi RN, CHC
Eve Colantoni, CHC