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Health Concerns

  • Natural Approaches to Infertility

    by Paula Gallagher | February 21, 2017

    couple-holding-hands_aIn a survey of married women, the CDC found that 1.5 million women in the US (6%) are infertile (source: National Survey of Family Growth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006-2010). Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. And although women frequently tend to feel the burden more, infertility affects men and women equally.

    There are many factors that can affect infertility, but there are a number things you can do (or should stop doing) to help increase your chances of conceiving before you try more invasive and costly procedures. Read more

  • Stop Your Allergy Symptoms Now

    by Paula Gallagher | February 20, 2017

    sneezeI know it is still February, but many places have been having spring-like weather already. Unfortunately, for many people, the warmer spring air brings runny noises and watery, itchy eyes. This condition is known as rhinitis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose, and it causes sneezing, runny noses and a constant feeling of being stuffed up.

    Rhinitis can occur as the result of a cold, allergies or environmental irritants like dust, cigarette smoke or pollution. If your symptoms are year-round and worsen in the spring, you most likely have seasonal allergies, rather than an infection like a cold. Read more

  • Free Seminar: How to Help Your Kids Thrive in Our Toxic (and Nutrient Deficient) World

    by Paula Gallagher | February 14, 2017

    kids-outsideAs parents, we know that our children are facing a different world than we did, and the research is accumulating on how this impacts our kids both with short- and long-term health effects. Environmental toxins are bad for everyone – adults and children, and even our pets. But children lack the detoxification mechanisms that adults have developed, and when children are exposed to chemicals, their smaller body size means they’re exposed to chemicals at a much higher rate than adults.

    Babies, toddlers and young children play on the floor indoors and on grass outdoors. They frequently put toys that may contain toxic chemicals into their mouths. Read more

  • Heart Health and Positivity

    by Paula Gallagher | February 8, 2017

    IMG_4209Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that about 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) each day. This is an average of one death every 39 seconds. Stroke causes about one of every 18 U.S. deaths.

    Diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and medicine are the usual recommendations to ward off or treat heart disease. But more and more research shows that heart health and positivity are linked and that having a good attitude can go a long way toward reducing your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Read more

  • 10 Toxins in Beauty Products to Avoid

    by Paula Gallagher | February 6, 2017

    beauty-products_aUnfortunately, conventional personal care products can be loaded with ugly ingredients – including cancer-causing chemicals – and they’re very likely lurking in your bathroom cabinet or cosmetics pouch right now. Examples of questionable toxins in beauty products are endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, allergens/irritants, and environmental pollutants.

    In Dr. Joseph Pizzorno's new book, The Toxin Solution, he notes that according to the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, the average woman uses about twelve health and beauty products per day, and men use about six. Read more

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