Integrative Health Blog

Trains, Planes, Subways and Germs: Immunity Travel Tips

Posted by on Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

Let's face it: sniffling, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea, body chills and a sore throat are just not an option while traveling.  It ruins the whole experience. What might have been one of the best memories of your life can turn out to be a major disaster.  Make your travel plans foolproof and ensure that you don’t get sick and ruin the trip.  It is not about the germs, though.  It is about the host: you.  So zip up, button up and boost your health with super immunity!
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Tags: holistic nutrition, immune system, integrative health

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Posted by on Mon, Nov 25, 2013

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Tags: biological dentistry, holistic health, integrative health, integrative medicine, integrated medicine, integrated health

Can We Eat Certain Foods to Prevent Cancer? The Science is Here

Posted by on Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

You see, once a disease is here and in the advanced stages, the 'cure' becomes a much bigger challenge.  So, what IF we could go back and stop this abnormal angiogenesis, before it gets out of control.  

First, what is angiogenesis?  

Angiogenesis:  is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. Angiogenesis is a normal and vital process in growth and development, as well as in wound healing and in the formation of granulation tissue. However, it is also a fundamental step in the transition of tumors from a benign state to a malignant  one, leading to the use of angiogenesis inhibitors in the treatment of cancer. The essential role of angiogenesis in tumor growth was first proposed in 1971 by Judah Folkman, who described tumors as "hot and bloody."  ~wikipedia

Basically:  Too many blood vessels can spur tumor formation and growth.  

Here are the million dollar questions:  

1.  Could the answer to cancer be preventing angiogenesis?

2.  Can we beat cancer at its own game, so it can never become dangerous?

3.  Can this be a way for people who have already conquered cancer to keep it from coming back?

So, let's see what we can add to the diet to naturally contribute to the halting of those blood vessels.  Can we EAT to starve cancer?  The answer is YES & now science shows us HOW!

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Tags: cancer, holistic nutrition, integrative health

Coconut Oil, a "Good" Fat

Posted by on Mon, Nov 04, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

Is coconut oil an amazing "miracle food"?

Might coconut oil be the missing ingredient for people with heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's, & other cognitive brain issues?

**One thing I have noticed in the years of working with thousand & thousands of people is the need for medium chain fatty acids.  Whenever I have a client with cognitive brain issues, the very 1st addition I suggest to be added to the diet, is COCONUT OIL!  These MCT's (medium chain  triglycerides) get the brain cells communicating.  So is this a great thing to add to your diet.

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Tags: coconut oil, holistic nutrition, integrative health

Holistic Nutrition: Raw Chewy Trail Mix Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan)

Posted by on Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Brooke Mader CHC

I wanted to share with you this fun, delicious, raw cookie/trail mix ball recipe I made yesterday! 

I hope you enjoy them. They make a great snack or healthy school lunch treat.

Despite the lengthy dry ingredient list, they are a breeze to throw together. Plus, how hard is it to throw seeds into a bowl?

Raw, Chewy Trail Mix Recipe                   

Ingredients:

10 pitted dates

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin (pepita seeds)

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp bee pollen (optional)

2 tbsp shredded coconut

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of cinnamon

If you are feeling fancy, add some cacao nibs!

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Tags: holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition, recipe, gluten

How Dentistry Affects Your Overall Health

Posted by on Thu, Oct 24, 2013

Robert Johnson D.M.D., a leading biological dentist in the Washington, D.C. area, will be interviewed on the “Essentials of Healthy Living” radio program this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 from 10 - 11 a.m.

Dr. Johnson is trained in biological dentistry with additional study in nutrition, naturopathy and integrative medicine. 

 His topic, How Dentistry Affects Your Overall Health, is a subject which Dr. Bob Johnson enthusiastically discusses at National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) as he educates dental patients on the connnection between oral health and overall health.

The “Essentials of Healthy Living” radio program is broadcast Sundays, 10-11 am on 1500 AM, Federal News Radio (WFED), and is sponsored by Village Green Apothecary.

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Tags: biological dentistry, integrative health, dental health, holistic dentistry

Starting Gymnastics...on My 44th Birthday! 3 Tips to Keep YOU Strong

Posted by on Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

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Tags: raw food, integrative health, integrative nutrition

GMO's and Your Right to Know

Posted by on Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Mark McClure DDS

Enclosed is important and timely information about GMO foods (Genetically Modified Organisms). Many of us are very aware of the dangerous health consequences of GMO’s but unfortunately most Americans are not. It is that ignorance that permits the “food and agriculture industry” to keep US citizens in the dark. The problem is just trying to find out if and/or which foods we may be eating have been “Genetically Modified”.  It does make a huge difference.  It is time to be fully informed and activated.

Health Issues and GMO Labeling

Here is some information about this GMO issue and the important vote being held in Washington State, which if passed can go a long way in demanding proper enforcing of labeling regulations.

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Tags: autism, integrative health, toxins, GMO, glyphosate

Integrative Health: What Keeps You From Being Healthy?

Posted by on Tue, Oct 08, 2013

Bob Johnson DMD

 

Health is the most important “possession” you have.  Unfortunately, health comes with a price in time, energy and money.  Additionally we all have certain handicaps that we begin the health and life journey which must be overcome to live a healthier life.

These handicaps include genetics, toxins, infections, lifestyle and mindset into which we are born.  The good news is that limitations in time, energy and money can be overcome while the handicaps we acquire in utero up to the point at which we make our own health decisions don’t necessarily prevent us from reaching a healthy ripe old age.

An  integrative health  natural approach incorporates nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and integrative medicine as the building blocks of your healthy life. Start slowly. Try working one  nutrition tip (e.g. cutting back on sugar) into your daily routine until it becomes a habit. It is never too late to quit smoking or start eating more vegetables.

Are You Blessed with Good Genetics?

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Tags: integrative health, genetics, toxins

Ginger- Potent, Pungent and Powerful!

Posted by on Wed, Oct 02, 2013

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Anita's Healthy Tips

Ginger is one of my very favorite foods that I eat on a daily basis. There are so many reasons to use this amazing spice and with cold and flu season looming just around the bend, I thought it would be a good time to talk about it’s health benefits and uses.

The Many Properties of Ginger

I like to use ginger because it tastes great and it has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects in the body. Gingerols are the potent anti-inflammatory component in ginger responsible for reducing pain and increasing mobility.

When consumed on a regular basis, people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis may experience less joint pain and find that it’s easier to move around. Use freshly minced ginger root in sauces when making stir fries or grated on top of hot cooked rice.

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Tags: inflammation, ginger, holistic nutrition, integrative health, anita's healthy tips, virus