4 Reasons to Avoid Peanuts and Peanut Products | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI
I used to eat peanuts all the time thinking it was a health food. I think it’s safe to say, unless you had a severe peanut allergy, we all grew up on them! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, spread between crackers, dry or honey roasted as snacks, licked off a spoon, melted into toast, baked […]
Your Brain on Sugar
The COVID-19 pandemic is an interesting frame from which to talk about the effects of sugar on the brain. While a small percentage of the country is likely to use this unprecedented time to really focus on holistic health for oneself (creating balance, spiritual nutrition, learning/growing, health, fitness, meditation, self care, cooking at home, etc.), […]
What Is Naturopathy? | Understanding Naturopathic Principles
It seems like the general population often views naturopathy as inferior to traditional or conventional medicine. Yet, most of those people probably don’t understand the benefits of using naturopathic principles. Mainstream medicine tends to pay a lot of attention to treating the physical symptoms of an illness without really getting to the root cause of […]
Building a Bullet Proof Immune System: Corona Virus Concerns: Alternative Health Care
I am not afraid of epidemic illness. I know what the media is saying. I am aware of the CDC’s stance. I understand the domino effect of major events being cancelled. I am still NOT afraid. Let’s unpack this issue together. First, I just want to say that for the most part, media is a […]
Hormone Help Basics
There is a huge number of hormone/endocrine challenges in the United States today. Hormone imbalances have several causes and can impact the entire body; however, they specifically impact the reproductive organs, thyroid, liver and brain. These issues are causing trouble in the health of both men and women, young and old. The implications are wide […]
You Ate It… But Did You Digest It?
Digestion and assimilation are some of the most important keys to health. If you can’t digest your food, even if you eat the healthiest diet available, you will eventually suffer greatly due to the lack of nutrition that’s actually able to be used by the body. Also, did you know that for most people, about […]
Shedding Light on Labels: It’s “Natural,” but is it HEALTHY?
Shopping at the grocery store or ordering at a restaurant can be daunting when you’re wanting to eat clean. How do you know what foods to avoid? What ingredients on a label should you watch out for? And just because something’s labeled “organic,” is it actually good for you?My hope is to give you simple […]
Could You Be Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms?
Due to all the things going on in the world (i.e. all the trauma, natural disasters, poverty, relationship issues, violence, etc.), I would like to take a moment to address post-traumatic stress from a holistic perspective. I am not just referring to or addressing clinically diagnosed PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), but rather the deep and […]
Can’t Lose Weight? There’s Always a Reason!
Having a hard time losing weight? I know…it can be SO frustrating. I have been there. But more importantly, I have had the privilege of helping TONS of people JUST LIKE YOU reach their ideal weight for good! There are a few uncommon things to consider that may help you along the way: Weight is […]
You don’t have to sacrifice taste to be healthy! If you want to entertain and make food that both your health-conscious and not-so-health-conscious friends will love, look no further. I am often asked for good recipes, even though I don’t usually use recipes and instead do everything by taste… But I measured everything out and […]
The Secrets of Cleansing and Fasting
Cleansing is an important part of any balanced health program. Fasting is a GREAT way to cleanse. For the purpose of this article, please allow me to redefine fasting simply as “abstaining from certain substances for a given period of time for the purpose of strengthening and cleansing the body”. Given this definition, you could […]
Keto– What’s the Big Deal?
The “Keto” diet has taken the nation by storm and is the latest fad diet as it pertains to weight loss. Let’s start out with a basic definition to ensure we are on the same page. Keto is short for ketosis, which is the term used when the body uses fat for fuel as opposed […]