by Rika Keck, ACN, Adv. MT, HLC
Having attended various 'Clinical Approaches to Cancer' symposiums, it is very clear that whole food nutrition, nutritional (non-synthetic!) and botanical supplementation support the individual - without adversely affecting treatment, or sometimes enhancing medical treatment if that is desired...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Cancer has been a hot topic on the news lately, with the recent decision of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and Pierce Brosnan's daughter's recent death of ovarian cancer. Just as important as the path you have chosen for treatment there are many other ways to support and heal the body during time of stress. Rika Keck, has written a personal letter from her heart on other modalities to support yourself or a loved one.
Editor´s Note: K C Craichy delivers an important message in this short video on when to eat and why. Craichy fully explains the theory about eating protein every 3 hours to stoke the metabolism.
by Caitlin Sammons
Nutritious snacks can keep you alert throughout the day and help your body maintain a consistent energy level. Eating healthy snacks provides important protein, fiber, and healthy fats you may miss during mealtime...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: If you are looking for some great delicious snack ideas either for yourself or the ones you love, Caitlin Sammons has listed 10 nutritious options. Sometimes you just feel like a snack and here are some great options to choose from.
by Marie-Claude Beaulieu, CHN
Celiac is the most common genetic disease in the world.
But awareness of Celiac disease (CD) is very low, even though recent research indicates 1:100 are affected. As many as 300,000 Canadians could have Celiac. If one is diagnosed with Celiac, other family members have a 1:10 risk factor for the disease...
by Marika Blossfeldt, HHC, AADP
I found a brownie recipe on the Institute for Integrative Nutrition website. It called for carob powder. For a chocolate lover like me, that was unacceptable. How can you make a brownie with a chocolate substitute? So I tweaked the recipe to include high-quality chocolate (preferably sweetened with evaporated cane juice) and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Both cacao and cayenne pepper are aphrodisiacs. Cayenne pepper also dilates capillaries and thus allows cacao’s abundant nutrients to reach cells more easily...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Low on Energy? Ayurveda aims to continuously restore balance to the doshas and supply fresh energy for the body and the mind. In this lovely YING & YANG LIVING video interviewing Ayurvedic expert Jenny Ahn, several Ayurvedic suggestions are offered to restore energy to each of the doshic constitutions known as Prakriti. For Vata, Pitta & Kapha prominant prakritis, different self-care steps can be taken in diet, lifestyle and physical activity. Jenny discusses yoga styles, nutrition and bedtime routines to benefit each constitution. Enjoy!
by Monica Robbins
Licensed for more than 20 years, Bower sees both children and adults with ADHD, and says for them acupuncture is a complimentary form of medicine.
It works well in addition to other treatments, such as behavioral therapy and nutritional plans. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the body's energy or "qi" flows freely when you are well. But, it can become blocked or weakened...
Editor's Note: This is a great article explaining ADHD, which is a very common condition affecting many children and adults. Acupuncture treatments are used to balance the person's organ systems and internal energy, which in turn alleviates the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and anxiety among other things. A patient's own experience is highlighted as to how well the treatments have worked for her. Acupuncture is a great alternative or adjunct to medication and other therapies.
by Lucy Markham
Just because Valentine’s Day has passed doesn’t mean you can’t surprise the one you love with a home-cooked meal—but when your one true love has diabetes, the process of making a romantic dinner they can actually eat seems daunting, if not impossible...
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