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Why “Getting Sparked Up” With AdvoCare Is Not Healthy

Advocare is a multilevel marketing (MLM) company that sells nutrition and weight loss supplements. If you are on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, chances are you know someone that is a distributor for these products. Advocare has become increasingly popular in recent years, signing on numerous famous athletes as endorsers. They even recently recruited Rich Froning […]

Top 5 Natural Ways to Prevent Cold, Flu,
and Other Viral Infections

The arrival of autumn and the onset of cooler temperatures marks the start of cold and flu season.  This year, many people are also concerned about the Ebola virus, which was recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States.  Regardless of what viral infections are making their rounds in your community this season, […]

Top 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing
a Holistic Health Care Practitioner

Choosing a health care practitioner is one of the most important decisions that you can make.  When you work with a health care provider, you trust that clinician to provide expertise, guidance, and treatment that affects your overall health and wellness.  In many cases, those seeking various forms of holistic health care are doing so […]

A Promising Autoimmune Disease Treatment that Your Doctor Is Not Sharing With You: Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

In the integrative health community, low dose naltrexone (LDN) has been hailed as a major breakthrough treatment for autoimmune disease and some forms of cancer.  It is a safe medication, with virtually no side effects for most individuals and it is shockingly inexpensive.  So, why hasn’t your doctor told you about this treatment?  Like other […]

The “Forgotten Organ”:
Gut Flora and Its Role in Immune Function

Although the main functions of the digestive system were once believed to include little beyond the breakdown of food into usable energy for the body and elimination of waste, the digestive tract is also home to 100 trillion microorganisms, known as the gut flora. The majority of these microorganisms are bacteria, with a small percentage […]

All Diseases Begin in the Gut

  All diseases begin in the gut.” ~Hippocrates, 460 – 370 B.C. When I was first diagnosed with autoimmune disease, my time and attention was consumed by ”how” to treat and eliminate the symptoms, including using traditional food principles through the SCD/GAPS diet and Paleo. After my symptoms were under control and I was feeling […]

The Many Failures of the “Health” Care System

Clients that seek holistic nutritional therapy services often have a long history of failed attempts to obtain answers for their health issues through the conventional health care system. All too frequently, these clients come to nutritional and health coaching after their physicians have told them things like, “Well, I can’t seem to find a reason […]

Natural Solutions for Reflux and Food Sensitivities in Infants

As discussed in Part I of this series on reflux in infants, the prescription of acid-suppressing medications in pediatric populations has skyrocketed in recent years, making them among the most frequently prescribed medications for infants.  Despite their common use, research indicates that the use of acid-suppressing drugs in pediatric patients is neither safe nor effective.  Acid-suppressing drugs disrupt the […]