Integrative Health Blog

Ginger: Potent, Pungent and Powerful

Posted by on Wed, Oct 02, 2013

Ginger is a potent spice with wonderful health benefits.

There are many reasons to use this amazing spice and with cold and flu season looming just around the corner, it is a good time to talk about ginger's health benefits and uses.

Healing Properties of Ginger

Ginger 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. Inflammation can sometimes be silent in the body, on a cellular level, without our noticing it, setting the stage for disease formation.

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.

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Tags: inflammation, ginger, holistic nutrition, integrative health, virus

Let's Reverse the Cancer Epidemic. Join the Cure to Cancer online Summit

Posted by on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

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Tags: cancer, integrative health, integrative medicine

Holistic Nutrition: Summer Fruits Dessert Recipe

Posted by on Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Holistic Nutrition Tips

Summer is here!  Have you taken advantage of the season’s goodness with regards to fruits and vegetables??

Our bodies thrive on the micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals) found in the summer’s harvest.

All fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants that help us to fight off free radical damage to our cells which can lead to premature aging and a host of other diseases.

Red tomatoes, yellow peppers, purple grapes, blueberries, yellow peaches, green cucumbers and squashes..... the list is endless and eating this “rainbow” of color is the best way to help your body deal with free radicals!

Need some help getting those foods in? Try my recipe below for an easy summer dessert that pairs fruit with good fats, nuts and whole grains!

Summer Fruit Crisp Recipe

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Tags: healthy fats, holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition

Colon Hydrotherapy May Help with Many Illnesses

Posted by on Wed, Aug 07, 2013

These testimonials about the value of colon hydrotherapy are incredible!

As a colon hydrotherapist and a person who does colonics on a consistent basis, I continue to be amazed at the power of internal cleansing through colon hydrotherapy.

This movie trailer debuted at the recent 2013 International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy Convention held in Orlando, Florida. Watch and learn of the benefits of regular colon hydrotherapy.

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Tags: colon hydrotherapy, integrative health

How's Your pH? Is Your Body Acidic or Alkaline ?

Posted by on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

How's Your pH level?

PH is the balance of acidity and alkalinity in our blood, and it has an effect on almost everything in our body! It is a scale ranging from 1-14 with 1 being very acidic, 7 neutral and 14 very alkaline. Healthy humans want to be in the range of 7.3 - 7.45, slightly alkaline. Your body fights hard to counterbalance acids and keep the proper pH in your organs, tissues and body fluids. But it can only do that for so long before a condition known as acidosis occurs. You have to give the body what it needs, so that it can properly maintain the acid/base balance.

The average American diet is full of chemicals and nutritionally unbalanced meals which affect the body’s acid-alkaline balance.  Now throw in lack of exercise and you have yourself a very biased pH level.

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Tags: pH level, integrative health

Why Choose Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements

Posted by on Wed, May 15, 2013

Lauren Amodeo

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Tags: integrative health, integrative medicine, nutritional supplements, supplements, world wellness store

Still not feeling better? Try Autonomic Response Testing, or ART

Posted by on Mon, May 13, 2013

Autumn Frandsen N.D.

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Tags: naturopathy, fatigue, autonomic response testing, integrative health

Holistic Nutrition: Do YOU Know What GMO Food Means?

Posted by on Wed, May 01, 2013

The Definition of GMO

I want to talk today about a topic that can be difficult to understand because of the complexity of the issue: GMO, which is the acronym for Genetically Modified Organisms.

This is an issue which may affect not just human health, but soil microbes, crops and livestock as well.

When a plant or a food crop has had it’s DNA biochemically altered - it is considered to be a genetically modified organism,  or GMO.

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Tags: holistic nutrition, detoxification, integrative health, GMO

I Hit the Holistic Nutrition Jackpot!

Posted by on Wed, Apr 24, 2013

Eve Colantoni CHC

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Tags: holistic nutrition, holistic health, integrative health, integrative nutrition

Do You Have Problems with Dairy? It's Not the Cow's Fault

Posted by on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Real dairy is healthy and can be enjoyed by most people, but modern dairy practices have altered the type of product we now consume.

Do you enjoy dairy products but are concerned whether they are actually good for you?

Have you experienced lactose intolerance or other unpleasant side effects when eating dairy?

What if I told you, it’s not the cow’s fault- it’s the processing methods used today that may be affecting you, and that there is healthy digestible dairy out there?

The Problem with Industrialized Dairy

Dairy has received such a bad rap over the years and rightly so if we’re talking about milk, ice cream, butter and other products that you buy off the grocery shelf. These products have been so altered from the type of dairy that was enjoyed straight from the farm for many, many years and by many societies. The dairy our ancestors drank gave them great health, strong bones, vitality and longevity.

So, What Happened?

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Tags: holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition, digestive health, probiotics