Aspartame: Sweet but Deadly

Ants die when they ingest aspartame. What is it doing to you? The FDA has received more complaints about aspartame than any other additive ever! This equates to over 10,000 consumer complaints.From these complaints the FDA has compiled a list of 92 symptoms and diseases related to aspartame including multiple sclerosis, cancer and death.Yet the FDA, Monsanto…

Poor School Lunches

Your child’s school lunch would most likely fail if it had to meet any of the standards taught in health class. I recently reviewed my son’s school lunch options. At first I laughed out of shock – then I cried. Actually, I am not sure if we could officially categorize some of the items as food. According to Webster’s Dictionary…

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  As we put away our Christmas decorations and make our final gift exchanges from Santa’s trip, we reflect back on 2008 and plan for the New Year. At AlignLife we have been planning for 2009 while you were still putting on sunscreen and enjoying the summer activities. The Past Year At AlignLife, December concluded…

Adrenal Fatigue: Why You Feel So Bad

There are many components of a healthy “energy” system in our body. When  one or more of these components is out of sync, you will experience  manifestations of low energy. These systems and their malfunctions include:   Thyroid gland: Cannot make enough thyroid hormone  (hypothyroidism). Adrenal glands: Becomes too weak to handle stress of the body’s normal energy production…

Leptin and Weight Loss

Have you tried every diet out there and still can’t get the weight off? If so, there may be a hormone to blame. Many people are beginning to learn about hormones and the key role they play in weight loss. Not every diet is right for every person and hormones play a major role in deciding…

Benefits of Inulin and FOS

Inulin seems to be the latest dietary craze for healthy eating. In this article, I will present both sides of the inulin story.  Is it for everybody?  Most certainly not, but very few things are.   A personal experience drove me to research Inulin. This past May, when I first started eating what I call real…

How Do I Know if I’m Depressed?

Sadness can last for days or months; withdrawal from social activities or losing interest in sexual activity are also signs of depression. This condition varies from person to person and can be accompanied by mild or severe symptoms that could extend over a long period of time or for brief amounts of time. Sometimes it can…

Could You Be a Better Patient?

Six Steps to Being a Better Patient It’s tough to find a good doctor these days. When you do find one, how can you as the patient contribute to the doctor/patient relationship in a positive way? Try to adapt these six steps to your next visit. Step 1: Your doctor can’t do it alone. The…

Minimizing Your Cravings

Think before you eat. Sounds like good advice, but the war between the mind and the tastebud won’t be won by a catchy phrase. No, the power to overcome will be a mix of energy between what you know to do and your will. So, that being said, what’s up with ‘20 minutes?’ “Most [cravings] go away…