Managing stress with Biofeedback

“Reducing stress” and “bio-feedback therapy” are words often used in the same sentence. Stress may occur from environmental exposure, toxins, allergies, mental-emotional issues, obesity or aging, to name a few. Stress is first and foremost a necessary part of our lives. Without it, boredom sets in, yet too much can be overwhelming at times. Hans Seyle, a pioneer in stress research defines stress as “the non-specific response of the body to any … [Read more...]

The Dental Connection to Chronic Illness

Is it possible that your teeth have a biological effect on other parts of your body? In order to understand this concept, let us consider the therapeutic effects of Chinese acupuncture. Chinese acupuncture believes there is a universal life energy called Chi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely one’s health is … [Read more...]

Leptin and Obesity

One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning to be understood. Overweight people often suffer from gross malnutrition because the nutritional values of the basic foods available to us have been steadily dropping. Excessive caloric intake from too many processed white foods, with the fiber removed … [Read more...]

Let food be your medicine

“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Hippocrates 377-460 BC Even today our health would be greatly improved if we would follow these guidelines. The art of eating foods for their medicinal value dates back more than 5000 years. Food and herbs were eaten because of their natural healing properties, relieving pain, or for their prevention of certain health conditions. Several references have been made in the Bible and Greek … [Read more...]

Ten Rules for Better Health

Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is declining, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help (1)  Set realistic goals and expectations. They are your choice. (2) Replace sodas and soft drinks with plain water or herbal teas. A single 12 ounce can of soda has as much as 13 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. (3) Make a decision to think of food as nourishment. Eat what your body needs. … [Read more...]