Can Excessive Worry and Anxiety Cause a Stress Response?

Stress comes from the demands and pressures we experience each day. Long lines at the grocery store, rush hour traffic, a phone ringing nonstop, or a chronic illness are all examples of things that can cause stress on a daily basis. When worries and anxiety become excessive, chances are you’ll trigger the stress response. There are two elements to the stress response. The first is the perception of the challenge. The second is an automatic physiological reaction called the “fight […]

Are PPI’s Really Helpful?

What is a PPI? A PPI is a Proton Pump Inhibitor and it is marketed under the names Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, and Nexium. They are designed to reduce stomach acid for symptoms of Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The original design of these drugs was that they were to be used for a limited amount of time with dietary changes. However, they are one of the most widely prescribed drugs by medical doctors today, and, in some cases, it […]

Three Principles of Healthy Eating

I first read this book shortly after it was published and at the time I was still suffering with Lyme. I believe the information in this book was pivotal in my healing from Lyme Disease. Dr. Russell’s book on biblical nutrition created a major AHA moment for me, and as I continue to follow the guidelines of this book I remain very healthy. Dr. Rex Russell writes about Three Principles to healthy eating in his wonderful book What the Bible Says […]

Healthy Fats & Why They’re Good for Your

Genesis 45:18 and take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land. Fat has been unnecessarily misaligned since the early 1980’s. Since the start of our “Low Fat Diet” craze our health has suffered, disease has increased and our weight has ballooned. Back in the early part of the last century (1900’s), the following was frequently recommended for […]

Death by Sugar

Weston A. Price, DDS, spent his life examining the dental structures of people groups around the world. He documented the effects of poor nutrition on the narrowing structure of the face and the strength of teeth. He also witnessed the generational degradation of health due to poor food choices. On one of his trips down the Panama Canal he observed that workers on the sugar cane plantations would cut sugar cane all day while chewing on a piece of sugar […]

Is the Sun Really Dangerous?

Well, yes and no. Yes if you are fair skinned and have had repeated burning by the sun over the years you will be at higher risk for benign skin cancer. No as the sun is very beneficial. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps us to feel calm and happy, is boosted by exposure to sunlight. Getting sun can have a similar positive effect as an antidepressant. When you are in the sun during the day you will actually sleep better […]

Exercise and Free Radical Damage

The exercise craze has certainly not diminished over the years. If anything it has become a national obsession, with half marathons, triathalons, and the recent advent of the “mudder.” No, not slang for “mother,” but a down and out grueling athletic event where the individual completing the event is bestowed an orange headband! I will always be the first to tell a client that at the very least they should get outside for a minimum of 15 minutes to walk. I […]

Women with Higher Carotenoid Levels have Reduced the Risk of Breast Cancer

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Women with higher carotenoid levels have reduced the risk of breast cancer. This study was published on December 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Carotenoids, which are micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables, have been found to have anti-carcinogenic properties. Previous experimental studies have shown that carotenoids inhibit the tumor progression and reduce proliferation of estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptive negative breast cancers.

Suffer the Children

Increasingly more and more children are being medicated with prescriptions for conditions that are related to lifestyle and environmental choices. In fact 25% of all US children are currently on drugs for depression, diabetes, and high blood pressure to name a few.