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Should you get a flu shot this year?

The crispness in the air prompts thoughts about a spectrum of topics – winter weather, the holidays and, thanks to highly visible flu shot promotions this year due to the pandemic, consideration about whether or not to get a flu shot. As with any topic, a variation of perspectives can make reaching a decision difficult. This post sheds light on all angles, encourages you to decide what’s best for you and offers our perspective. [...]

The magic of milk thistle

Genetically or constitutionally, my liver needs a tune up regularly. And when I do, milk thistle is one of my liver-loving partners in healing. Here are some of its gifts to us: Neutralizes toxins, which assists in many of the 500 life-sustaining functions of the liver. Research is showing that milk thistle protects against metabolic syndrome and fatty liver, and neutralizes the hepatitis C virus. It has proven to surpass an antidiabetic drug in decreasing [...]

Our search for our daughter’s health

A guest post by Renee Welk At the time of this post, I had no idea that in November, our Mara would be homebound and in bed for 4 months straight! A little background – my daughter, Mara, started vomiting, about quarterly, when she was 18 months old. In pre-school, she started getting some headaches. In kindergarten, she started throwing up in her mouth multiple times daily, several days a week. By fall of her [...]

Immune support has never been more important!

Are you doing everything for your immune system that you can to protect you from Covid 19 sickness? I will spare you the hand washing and PPE discussion since that is all over media, but here are some ideas for fighting off infection: VITAMIN C As much as this has been discussed here and in the media, we know it’s very supportive of the immune system Food - To get vitamin C, fill your plate [...]

A year of creating joy.

One of the most important things in our lives to keep clean is our mind. In fact, I believe there is nothing more important to detox than our minds. A friend said she’d learned that the unconscious doesn’t have a sense of humor. She became very afraid because she’d spent 50 years enjoying sarcasm and realized what she’d been feeding her mind all along. That’s right – information, thoughts and feelings are food for [...]

I did the test!

...AND THE PROOF WAS IN THE PUDDIN When people ask me if it’s safe to use hormone supplementation. I always say, “ It depends on how you metabolize them, and to know that for certain we should test you. A test for hormone metabolism provides insight into how your body is managing hormones like estrogen. If hormones aren’t processed properly, they can increase your risk for cancer or cardiovascular disease. In women, poorly metabolized [...]

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