Early Warning

Early Warning

Jul 27, 2012

Much of our time as health practitioners, natural or otherwise, tends to be spent reacting to symptoms that point to well-ingrained health problems.  That is understandable, and perhaps even necessary in many ways, but in fact the symptoms themselves are often evidence that the body is slipping into compensation mode, putting together ways to adapt to...

The Hardworking Magic of Enzymes

The Hardworking Magic of Enzymes

May 29, 2012

When considering the foundational aspects of nutrition and biology, the role of enzymes is recognized more and more to be right in the center of everything. Enzymes are spoken of as catalysts, substances that facilitate chemical reactions.  They get into the middle of both “building up” and “breaking down” types of reactions.  Every year many “new”...

Taking Back the Meaning of Prevention

Taking Back the Meaning of Prevention

Jun 16, 2011

I expect I’m not the only one who has experienced some frustration with the common use of the word “prevention” as related to health matters. With burgeoning lifestyle-related diseases and the explosion in so called “health care costs” (disease-care costs?) that accompany this situation, with thousands of studies showing the efficacy of safe, natural...

Solutions for Sun Damaged Skin – How Antioxidants Can Help!

Solutions for Sun Damaged Skin – How Antioxidants Can Help!

May 25, 2011

What does our skin crave in the summertime? Well— sun, sun, and more sun! With all the beach trips, hiking, biking, boating, gardening, and lounging by the pool, the average person soaks in a lot of sunshine this time of year. While this is great for our vitamin D levels and overall happiness, too much of those cheery rays can damage the skin and lead to free...

Want a different result? Change your approach!

Want a different result? Change your approach!

Aug 13, 2010

I was reading an article sent to me by a colleague recently about the declining state of U.S. health care system (http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/HealthPolicy/20837). We’re losing ground in quality of care measurements, in positive outcomes and both doctors and patient are increasingly unhappy. To add icing on the cake, the care is more...

Prevention As Primary Healthcare

Prevention As Primary Healthcare

Jan 17, 2010

It is hard to meet anyone nowadays who does not know someone who suffers from chronic illness of some type. According to a study performed by Johns Hopkins University, nearly 50% of Americans has a chronic medical condition, chronic illnesses cause 70% of deaths in the United States and generate 75% of the total health care costs in the United States annually.1...