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1 09, 2018

Can the humble apple really keep the doctor away?

September 1st, 2018|Alzheimers, bone density, Detox and Weight Loss, Digestion, healthy choices for your pantry, healthy snacks, Immunity, leaky gut|Comments Off on Can the humble apple really keep the doctor away?

I recently came across a study, Apples and Cardiovascular Health: Is Good Microbiota a Core Consideration?  published in the journal, Nutrients, published in 2015.  I was surprised to learn that there is a great deal of evidence of the wide array of health benefits of apples, by way of its effects on the gut flora. These benefits [...]

12 08, 2017

To refrigerate or not to refrigerate: the proper care of probiotics

August 12th, 2017|babies with acid reflux, babies with severe colic, Celiac, cell building, constipation, cramping, Digestion, Digestive problems, Food Allergies, food sensitivities, heartburn, holistic health plan, Immunity, infant probiotics, Kids, leaky gut, Metabolism, pHof stomach acid, probiotics|Comments Off on To refrigerate or not to refrigerate: the proper care of probiotics

Just how sensitive are probiotics? Clients frequently ask whether they should be refrigerated. The answer is yes, but not necessarily all the time. Here are some guidelines: -Don't leave them in a hot car or subject them to freezing temperatures (like the cargo hold of an airplane). -Do carry them in your purse or backpack [...]

13 05, 2017

Hemp Hearts

May 13th, 2017|Digestion, Heart Health, hemp hearts, holistic health plan, Immunity|Comments Off on Hemp Hearts

Hemp seeds are technically a nut and have a soft, creamy "heart" that has a buttery, nutty flavor They are an excellent source of nutrition: HEALTHY FAT: Hemp seeds are composed of more than 30 percent healthy fats, including the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid (plant-based omega-3), anti-inflammatory effect. They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, [...]

29 04, 2017

Your Sinus Survival Guide

April 29th, 2017|allergies, Blog, cleanse, Food Allergies, healthy travel tips, holistic health plan, Immunity, sore throat remedies|Comments Off on Your Sinus Survival Guide

Do any of these symptoms sound like you or a family member? Always stuffy? Throat perpetually scratchy, froggy, or thick? Head pounding from sinus headache or infection? Multiple trips to the doctor each winter? If you said yes to any of the above, then this Sinus Survival Guide is for you! First, how do sinus [...]

1 04, 2017

The ABC’s of Allergy Prevention

April 1st, 2017|allergies, Blog, cleanse, eczema, Fatigue, Food Allergies, headaches, holistic health plan, Immunity, nutrition, probiotics|Comments Off on The ABC’s of Allergy Prevention

The ABC’s of Allergy Prevention: Get to Know Your Allergy Alphabet Spring is here and can mean not only beautiful weather but also a runny nose and itchy throat. Allergies mean that your immune system is working overtime. They're on the upswing since longer summers and warmer winters mean an extended growing season and more pollen in the [...]

18 03, 2017

Leaky What?

March 18th, 2017|Blog, Brain and Mental Health, Digestion, Fatigue, Food Allergies, Immunity|Comments Off on Leaky What?

Do you have the following symptoms or habits? Gas, bloating, abdominal pain (often misidentified as“lactose intolerance”) Alternating constipation and diarrhea Chemical sensitivity and food allergies Do you engage in some of these habits? Regular use of over-the-counter pain medications (NSAIDS: non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Motrin, Aleve, etc.) Antibiotic use, especially 2 or more courses back-to-back [...]

11 02, 2017

How I Discovered the Holistic Approach and Overcame Eczema

February 11th, 2017|ADD / ADHD, cleanse, constipation, Detox, eczema, Food Allergies, holistic health plan, Hormones, Immunity, Metabolism, nutrition, pHof stomach acid, probiotics, Stress relievers|Comments Off on How I Discovered the Holistic Approach and Overcame Eczema

Holistic health is an approach to healing that considers body, mind and spirit when working to improve or restore health.  The word “holistic” is based on the Greek word, “holos”, meaning “whole” or “complete”.  It is also, by the way, the root for the word “holy”.   As holistic nutritionists, we evaluate current health status by [...]

24 09, 2016

The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

September 24th, 2016|amino acids, Blog, Bones and Joints, Brain and Mental Health, cell building, cleanse, Detox and Weight Loss, Digestion, healthy snacks, holistic health plan, Immunity, Kids, nutrition, Paleo|Comments Off on The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth has been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until recently that this healing food has made it into the mainstream. Well-known experts such as Dr. Axe, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Mercola have helped bring this highly nutritious food into the limelight. Bone broth is made by simmering bones and marrow, including ligaments and [...]

27 08, 2016

2016 Wellness Forum

August 27th, 2016|Blog, Detox, holistic health plan, Immunity, Metabolism, nutrition, Recipes, State College Wellness Event|Comments Off on 2016 Wellness Forum

Have you ever wondered whether acupuncture, chiropractic or reiki would help you but you weren’t sure what they involved?  A chance to find out more about these and other therapies is coming up this fall. The 1st Annual Wellness Forum will introduce  the expertise of 12 of the top local complimentary healthcare practitioners in Centre [...]

11 06, 2016

Build Muscle, Mood & Brain Function

June 11th, 2016|amino acids, Blog, Brain and Mental Health, cell building, holistic health plan, Immunity, Metabolism|Comments Off on Build Muscle, Mood & Brain Function

What Do Building Muscle, Mood and Brain Function Have in Common? Amino acids are the building blocks of every cell in our bodies.  They’re derived from protein rich foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds.  Since we can't store excess amino acids for later use like we do fats and starches, they must [...]