Anti-Inflamatory Diet

Certain substances increase prostaglandin’s formation, which then increased inflammation. There are other foods that are high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and/or antioxidants. All of these substances can help reduce inflammation. Foods to Avoid: Red meat Dairy products Refined grain products: Ex. White flour pasta, white rice, etc. Alcohol Sugar Fruit Juice Fruit: (Restricted to 3 whole … Continue reading

Supplementation of Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium deficiency Calcium deficiency, an epidemic in America, results in osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of the bones). By the age of 60, 75% of American women and 25% of American men have osteoporosis.  Bone fractures in the U.S. due to osteoporosis account for $10 billion/year towards the health care system.  According to the National Institute of Health, most Americans get … Continue reading

Improving Your Sleep

“Healthy Sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity, more important that diet, exercise, or heredity.” William C. Dement, M.D., Ph. D. Americans today sleep an average 25% less than in 1900. There are suggested sleeping times for children. It is essential during this period of growth to be getting the recommended amount … Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Daily: Drink good, quality bottled water (not coffee, soda, etc.). A good rule-of-thumb to determine how much you need to drink per day is 1/2 your body weight in ounces.  For example, if I weigh 120 lbs., I would need to drink 60oz. per day. A standard glass is 8oz., therefore I need 7 ½ glasses per day. Take a … Continue reading

How to Meditate

In today’s frenzied world it is crucial to practice a DAILY stress reduction technique. Thousands of studies have shown the physiological and psychological benefits of meditation. It relaxes the body as well as the mind and boosts the immune system. How to Meditate: Set aside an uninterrupted time of at least 10 minutes, preferably 20 minutes. Sit in a firm, … Continue reading

Clearing Your Sinuses with a NetiPot

This holiday season, don’t let a flu, cold, or even allergies bring you down! A safe, gentle, effective, and all-natural way to immediately relieve your sinus symptoms is the NetiPot. View this short clip of Dr. Oz talking about sinus rinsing on Oprah. Start at 0:08. What is a NetiPot?  A neti pot is a container designed to rinse your … Continue reading

EWG: Your Green Holiday Kitchen

‘Tis the season to be in the kitchen, whether you’re hosting an event, heading for a potluck or cooking a traditional meal for your family. Whatever the reason, you’re probably going to buy ingredients, cook, clean — and enjoy some leftovers. Environmental Working Group makes it easy to prepare your holiday feasts with your family’s environmental health in mind. Just … Continue reading

DIY Recyclable Lumbar Support

Not sure what to do with all those extra plastic bags? How about you make your own lumbar support pillow! It’s easy, environmentally friendly, and can save your back.     Materials: You will ONLY need plastic bags!! 1) Several dozen plastic bags, no size requirement 2) One sturdy plastic bag, preferably 11”x17” (Optional: small pillowcase)   _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Step 1: Tie … Continue reading

Supplements for Menopausal Women

If you are eating good, nourishing, whole foods, drinking plenty of clean water, getting some exercise, and have good digestion, your need for vitamins should be minimal.  However, older people have less efficient digestive systems; and in addition, it’s helpful to protect against environmental pollutants with anti-oxidants.  If you are at risk for osteoporosis, see Dr. Lee’s articles on osteoporosis. … Continue reading