Protect Your Liver, Protect Your Life

(Health Secrets Newsletter) The liver is the manager of all other processes in the human body. There is nothing it is not involved with in some way, often in multiple ways.  When the liver stops functioning properly, inflammation is no longer contained. Stimulation of the adrenals and thyroid begin, which will eventually exhaust them. Abnormal…

Prevent and Relieve Hangovers Naturally

Most of us who drink alcoholic beverages on occasion have over-indulged and most often paid for our excesses by being cursed with a nasty hangover.  It might be argued that the bleary-eyed, queasy, head-aching morning after is a just reward for not exercising better judgment and restraint.  However, even though we know better, hangovers do…

Thumbs Up For Fiber

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Cereal fiber is one of the many foods that causes controversy among nutritionists, with many believing that it can protect us from bowel and rectal cancers, while others believe it should be avoided altogether and that it actually irritates the gut, increasing the risk of colorectal cancer. With this in mind, a…

Healthy Eating Made Simple

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Healthy eating equals increased energy, high performance, sound sleep, elevated self-esteem, and increased alertness to name just a few of its benefits.  Adopting a healthy diet accounts for almost 80% of the performance and aesthetic results a person gets from postitive lifestyle change, not to mention living a higher quality life! We know that 70% of disease…

BPA Free is a Scam

You’ve probably been reading this newsletter and other natural health articles for a while and believe you are pretty savvy about safe plastics.  You may make sure to buy BPA free baby bottles for a baby shower, buy only BPA free cups and dishes for your toddlers, or are diligent about which plastics you use for food storage…

Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Revealed

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Practitioners who have been telling irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients that it’s all in their mind will have to rethink that approach. Researchers at Munich’s Technische University have located the cause of IBS and it is in the gut, not the mind. Specifically, it is the result of tiny inflammations in the mucosa…

Start a Healthy Attitude for Holiday Food

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Sometimes during the holidays we may find ourselves in circumstances where we are going to consume rich or unhealthful holiday fare.  Maybe we have decided to stand down for a compromise or we are still in transition to a healthy lifestyle and even though we’ve learned better, we haven’t fully adopted the best practices.…

Agave: The Wonder Sweetener

(Health Secrets Newsletter) As we look at the agave plant, some interesting things emerge that would make it fun and healthful to live near one of the more sugar-rich species (there are many species of agave).  What comes from the agave plant has truly amazing properties.   Agave nectar is gathered by cutting its flower stalk right before…