The Roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Depression Treatment

In traditional Chinese medicine there is historical precedent for the treatment of so called "shen" (Heart-Mind) disorder, or disorder/dysregulation of the spirit, which is also considered sas distinct but not separate from the cognitive function of the brain. According to Dr. CQ Yang, PhD, LAc, in his self published book shen disturbance, which takes a thorough look at how TCM approaches mental-emotional imbalance, the Nei Jing-Yellow Emperor's Classic (100-2-- B Ev) is the first book to … [Read more...]

Recipe of the Month: Parsnip “rice” and Broccoli

Though the parsnip may look like a carrot that never got its color, the parsnip is definitely not that but so much more. Parsnips have their own distinct flavor and health benefits, being an excellent source of folate, potassium, and vitamin C. This recipe pairs them with superfood broccoli and toasted coconut for a satisfyingly textured alternative to rice. Select small parsnips for this dish as the likelihood of woodiness increases with size. Ingredients - 4 parsnips, peeled and roughly … [Read more...]

Product of the Month: OPC synergy by Standard Process

A Look at the Nutritive Role OPCs Play in Brain Health When French scientist Jack Masquelier discovered Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) in 1947, he could not know that the future held for him a lifetime of research on this powerful ingredient. In 1950, OPCs officially entered the field of preventative health as vascular protectors, as they were regarded for decades, without a full understanding of the mechanisms of action or range of uses. It wasn't until 1981 that Professor Masquelier … [Read more...]

Crohn’s Disease, colitis and Emulsifiers

A startling study by Georgia State microbiologists and reported in the journal Nature shows that an extremely common food additive powerfully promotes inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. And worse, the same additive also powerfully promotes metabolic syndrome -which increases your odds for diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. The food additive? Emulsifiers.  and they are everywhere. The most common uses are in ice cream, margarine, … [Read more...]

Secret Treatment of the Month: Food Poisoning, Stomach Flu or stomach virus?

Food poisoning can be painful and debilitating. So can a stomach or intestinal virus. Unless you've pinpointed the offending food, it can be difficult to differentiate between them. One pretty sure way is to judge the time it takes for the cure to work. Digestive and Urinary Tonic (DUT) is a remarkable, special colloidal silver and herbal liquid that is amazingly effective in resolving both food poisoning and stomach or intestinal virus. It is also a vital part of … [Read more...]

PCOS – 2

While overweight or obese people often have high insulin levels and insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, women with PCOS who are not obese can nevertheless have insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. So abnormalities in blood sugar metabolism may contribute to PCOS development. Diet quality and nutritional needs are no doubt involved. High insulin levels may suppress ovulation, cause drops in blood sugar, increase risk of weight gain, and affect sex-hormone ratios. There is evidence … [Read more...]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, affecting 10% or more of premenopausal women, depending on the diagnostic criteria used. It is a cluster of symptoms that often include irregular menstrual periods, acne, weight gain, excess hair growth, thinning scalp hair, difficulty becoming pregnant, and blood sugar dysregulation, among other possibilities. "Polycystic" refers to a large number of normal follicles or eggs in the ovary, not … [Read more...]

Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous?

the key is the right kind of calcium. You see, lots of calcium from supplements does not get used by your body because it is the wrong kind. And some of this calcium that does not get excreted via your urine or bowels ends up as calcium deposits similar to the white scales on a teapot. /with too much of this kind of calcium you can easily see how you might develop arteriosclerosis (plaque buildup and hardening of the arteries). Excess calcium that can't be properly utilized can also show up in … [Read more...]

Infertility and Gluten Sensitivity

Thanks to the latest new "medical science" millions more women are now supposed to be candidates for cholesterol-lowering drugs . At the same time, the low-fat diet is still a medical mainstay. Low-fat, low-cholesterol, zero-cholesterol, and non-foods are still the medical rage. Eggs, meat, butter, coconut, and cod liver oil, whole milk, and other healthy fats are condemned as evil. And so-called "health foods" like soy, canola, and tons of wheat and gluten under the guise of "healthy whole … [Read more...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Gut

Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious problem, with all medical approaches eventually reaching a dead end. Unfortunately, not much can be said about natural approaches. Truly the only real results to date have been with a 3-5 year protocol of low-dose antibiotics. You can find out about this kind of therapy in the book the Road Back by Thomas McPherson Brown, MD. But new hope and an alternate treatment has recently surfaced thanks to work on the Microbiome Project, which is studying the bacteria … [Read more...]