Integrative Health Blog

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

Finally! Better Choices in Personal Care Products

Posted by on Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Have you heard the welcome news?

Last week Johnson & Johnson reiterated it’s pledge to slowly phase out the toxic ingredients used in their baby product line by the end of 2013 and announced that it will also reformulate their adult personal care products which include Lubriderm, Aveeno and Neutrogena products, by 2015.

A large coalition of health and environmental groups, called The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics started calling for the removal of several dangerous and possibly carcinogenic chemicals from personal care products in 2009. Formaldehyde, 1,4 dioxan, triclosan, phthalates and parabens are just a few of the “chemicals of concern” according to the Environmental Working Group who is part of that coalition. Their website, www.ewg.org/skindeep contains a database of 75,000 personal care products that they have rated from 0-10 for toxicity levels.

The FDA does not test personal care products for safety - they rely on the individual companies to do that.

Personal care products fall under the “cosmetics” label, which includes deodorant, lotions, make-up, oral hygiene products and more.

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Tags: natural options, plastics, integrative health, toxins

No Calorie Restrictions, REALLY??

Posted by on Wed, May 23, 2012

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

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Tags: detoxification, holistic health, integrative health, integrative nutrition, toxins

31 Ways to Love Your Gut

Posted by on Sat, Mar 31, 2012

Here are some daily tips for loving your gut, which is about 70% of our immune system.

Daily Ways to Help Improve the Digestive System:

  1. Probiotics
  2. Digestive Enzymes
  3. Breathe
  4. Stretch
  5. Self-Massage
  6. Reflexology
  7. Essential Oils
  8. Soluble Fiber
  9. Meditation, stress relief
  10. Bowel Cleanse
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Tags: bowel health, detoxification, toxins, digestive health

Benefits and Contraindications of Colon Hydrotherapy

Posted by on Mon, Mar 19, 2012

How do I know if I could benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy?

If you experience any of the following, colon hydrotherapy could be right for you:

Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, candida, irritable bowel disease, brain fog, chronic pain, fatigue, auto-immune disease, hormonal imbalances, allergies, toxicity or any diseases related to the body’s exposure to or overload of toxins, compromised immune system or malabsorption of vitamins and nutrients.

Shouldn’t the body naturally eliminate toxins on its own?

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Tags: bowel health, detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, toxins