Dealing With Stones?

CitrusDo you know someone – friend, family member, or yourself – who has had their gallbladder removed? This procedure is increasingly common, and gallbladder disease is unfortunately on the rise among younger people, even teens.

The gallbladder is not a extra organ that you can easily do without. It is an important part of your digestive system, storing bile that is made by your liver until it is needed in your small intestine to emulsify fats. While you can survive without it, there are some important considerations to keep in mind. Continue reading “Dealing With Stones?”

The Truth About a Cleanse

Truth or MythDo you view health care as a proactive or reactive process? If you are reactive, you wait until you have a diagnosis to seek help for your body; while the proactive approach is focused on supporting your body for good function. Being proactive means you set your health as a priority and make it a point to take action with food choices, exercise, sleep, stress relief, and cleansing.

When you think of a detox or cleanse, you may think of liquid diets, expensive supplements and deprivation. The truth is, Continue reading “The Truth About a Cleanse”

Choose Your Food From Plants

Vegetarian MealWhere do the foods you eat come from? No, I’m not meaning where you bought them, or how they were packaged. I mean what was the original source?

Most Americans eat white potatoes and corn in various forms and think they are eating their vegetables. But there is very little nutrient offered in them, and corn isn’t even a vegetable … it’s a grain. Pass on these and focus on putting color on your plate, along with protein from non-meat sources. Continue reading “Choose Your Food From Plants”

Spring Clean(s)ing Myths

Spring CleaningWhen you hear the word “Spring” what comes to mind? Sunshine, flowers, and cleaning, perhaps? But when you think of a detox or cleanse, you may think of liquid diets, expensive supplements and deprivation.

The truth is, a cleanse doesn’t have to involve any of these – and if you cleanse in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve, lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health. Continue reading “Spring Clean(s)ing Myths”