How to avoid, or reverse quickly and easily
If there is one health imbalance which is common to many medical conditions, it is Chronic acidosis. So pervasive is this under-the-radar health problem, yet many have never even heard of it, though they suffer its consequences for years or decades.
Simply put, Chronic acidosis is a systemic condition of the body which slowly emerges over time due to improper eating, especially when there is a sustained level of stress in one’s life that is not managed in a healthy way. There are other co-factors, but a substandard and incompatible diet is by far the primary physical cause when coupled with habitual maladaptive stress responses to the pressures of life.
Your food can be your best medicine or worst toxin
All foods and beverages can be divided into three categories: those that are acidifying; those which are alkalizing and those which have a neutral effect on the body’s PH. Continue reading
Causes and Natural Remedies
There is perhaps no pain as agonizing as the pain associated with a slowly passing kidney stone. From all who have suffered from this ailment of the uro-genital tract, we have heard that they never want to experience this excruciating pain again. And so we are compelled to highlight the causes and natural cures for both the trauma, as well as the chronic condition from which this imbalance springs.
“Kidney stones develop when microscopic particles form in the collecting system of your urinary tract and then gradually enlarge. When they become large enough to move, kidney stones can cause excruciating pain. Low urinary volume — the result of inadequate fluid intake — high concentrations of calcium, oxalate, phosphate, sodium and uric acid ions, acidic urine and low levels of citrate all favor stone formation. A variety of medical conditions contribute to kidney stones, too, including diabetes, obesity, gout and some intestinal diseases. A family history of kidney stones also increases your risk.”(Per Livestrong.com)
Three examples of kidney stones -- the more painful variety
Kidney stones are much more common these days for a number of reasons. So much of the modern lifestyle contributes to their formation and so little is done to maintain good kidney health. “Kidney stones, usually comprised of a compound called calcium oxalate, are the result of a build-up of dissolved minerals on the inner lining of the kidneys.” Here are some of the causes, which very few in the medical model will tell you. Continue reading
Obesity is becoming America’s number one health problem, particularly because it can lead to so many serious medical conditions. The Health Coach finds that the causes and the cures remain quite elusive for many because of the pervasive misunderstanding around both.
Rather than focus on the traditional aspects of obesity, we will direct your attention to those which are seldom mentioned. There are very profound and significant emotional and mental components to this imbalance which warrant a close look. Each of them revolves around the issue of stress and how we deal with it in our lives.
Truly, stress is the primary trigger for virtually all of our physical maladies. Actually, it is our habitual and programmed ways for processing stress which is at the root of many ailments and imbalances. The mismanagement of stress is the most influential co-factor in the development of chronic obesity. Simply put, the overwhelming pressures of modern life cause many of us to adapt in ways that contribute to an over-size body.
Here are just a couple of the maladaptive responses which many overweight folks have evolved during the course of their lifetimes. Continue reading
When the four fastest men in the world are all from the same island in the Caribbean, it’s time for the health coaches to ask why?
Usain Bolt shocked by Yohan Blake’s 100m Olympic trials win
What are they doing so well that the other Olympic contenders are failing to do?
The 3 fastest Jamaican sprinters
Simple answer. If you’ve ever been to Jamaica, it’s clear these beautiful and happy people have a well established tradition of very healthy eating.
Their entire culture has blended the best cuisine from a number of different influences. The island nation of Jamaica is fairly large with multiple weather patterns crisscrossing it making possible for a diverse number of crops to be grown. The availability of vegetables and fruits, grains and legumes is quite plentiful and allows for a plethora of tasty recipes.
Jamaican food is the real secret to the strength and robust constitution which so many of the residents possess. Eating such healthy and well-balanced diets from a young and tender age, however, is the key to why these sprinters dominate the sport. Compared to American kids who eat so many processed meals and junk food from early on, Jamaicans seem to have a sense of what to stay away from. The mothers really do take good care of their young during the formative stages of growth and development, which sets them up for good health later in life. Continue reading
The following description of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) appears on the PubMedHealth page at the US National Library of Medicine for crib death.
“Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected, sudden death of a child under age 1 in which an autopsy does not show an explainable cause of death.”
A newborn baby or young infant dies, and medical science cannot produce a conclusive explanation. Perhaps this is where common sense and reason can be applied in order to demystify SIDS with complete certainty. Truly, the causes are as obvious as night and day.
What is quite interesting is that the same PubMed web page offers the following anecdotal evidence under the heading “Causes, incidence, and risk factors”
“SIDS rates have dropped dramatically since 1992, when parents were first told to put babies to sleep on their backs or sides to reduce the likelihood of SIDS. Unfortunately, SIDS remains a significant cause of death in infants under one year old. Thousands of babies die of SIDS in the United States each year. SIDS is most likely to occur between 2 and 4 months of age. SIDS affects boys more often than girls. Most SIDS deaths occur in the winter.”
Because of the many mixed messages from the medical establishment concerning SIDS, many parents are often left in the dark when an infant dies and the cause of death is identified as SIDS. This label is not a very effective way of helping the parent(s) bring closure to what is always a very traumatic event in their lives.
What we hope to do with this session is bring clarity and focus, so that parent or parents-to-be are fully apprised of the realities in the life of a newborn or very young infant. Continue reading
The Health Coach was compelled to write this critique of HCG Ultra Diet Drops (HCG) because of the number of people whose email accounts have been hacked since the original product has been ‘taken over’ by so many other wannabe companies. HCG Ultra is one of the ‘latest and greatest’ diet fads to hit the marketplace and has made true believers out of many previously overweight people. It therefore demands serious scrutiny and investigation.
However before we even go there, let’s consider some of the basic laws concerning body weight and proper calorie intake.
• There never is a quick fix unless that fix involves Ayurvedic body type dieting, regular exercise, sound sleep, refraining from eating processed junk food, avoidance of prescription drugs, among several other key lifestyle practices
• No matter what the weight loss program, lose it fast and you’re subjecting your body to a process or substance which you’ll likely regret down the road
• When you’re counting calories 24/7, there is an inordinate focus on the symptoms instead of the true causes of obesity. As long as calories reigns supreme in one’s crusade against fat, a lasting cure will remain elusive. And so it has for millions of Americans
• When the treatment involves a synthetic drug or concentrated isolate (natural or synthetic) or artificial stimulus of some other origin, there are bound to be unintended consequences which will appear the longer one takes them
• No matter what the cause of being overweight, the emotional and mental components of the dis-ease of obesity must be address if a permanent healing is to occur Continue reading
Can you imagine having surgery which permanently shrinks your stomach while at the same time makes alterations to the GI tract in order to bypasse an integral length of your intestine — the duodenum. Wow! How did we ever get to this point in the weight loss industry?!
Also known as Bariatric surgery, Gastric bypass surgery (GBS) is prescribed to treat not only morbid obesity, but also Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and other so-called co-morbid conditions.
Did you get that? The same operation used to treat serious cases of morbid obesity is now used to treat sleep apnea, hypertension and diabetes. Perhaps you now see how the surgical profession likes to take over any area of health where they can run a LOT of patients through their ambulatory surgery centers.
As you can see, we are not at all happy with this trend as health coaches. It represents the epitome of treating disease with a scalpel when these conditions ought to be managed with a holistic approach, natural therapies and integrative medicine. When you rearrange a vital organ like the stomach and forever alter the intestinal tract, the body is moved past a point of no return, often with serious consequences.
As is usually the case, most people who opt for bariatric surgery have no clue what they are really setting themselves up for. The surgeons, who have very little business in the weight loss industry, go to great lengths to practice non-disclosure about the unintended consequences of such an invasive and disfiguring operation. Continue reading
Lyme disease is the quintessential Multi-Infection Syndrome (MIS). Having been around for some time and studied by many in both the allopathic and holistic fields, we can now say with certainty that Lyme disease manifests differently depending on which types of pathogenic micro-organisms are present.
You see, like many of these New Millennium Maladies, Lyme disease (LD) can show up with a number of different symptoms, depending on the many different co-factors involved and which precise microbial cocktail* happens to be the one which found a nice ‘home’ in the conducive bio-terrain.
*A microbial cocktail refers to the multiple pathogenic micro-organisms which constitute a syndrome like Lyme disease, each triggering particular phases of the disease process. These ‘cocktails’ often contain various components such a bacteria, virus, fungus, parasite and mycoplasma and can occur in various combinations.
For example, Lyme disease is known to have the following multiple infections co-existing at one time, or manifesting over the evolution of the syndrome. It’s important to note that all of these pathogenic micro-organisms may be present in the same individual; likewise, only the Lyme borreliosis may be found for one who suffers from Lyme disease. Each case of LD is different and will often present symptoms which are both similar to and diverging from the established LD clinical profile. Continue reading
Smartphones are here to stay. Smartphones are radically changing the way we live our lives. Smartphones are causing different health crises, most of which remain under the radar until they seemingly emerge out of nowhere.
The headline below speaks directly to two different health concerns which are becoming more pervasive and serious by the day.
Smartphone users ‘risking health’ with overuse of devices
Those two health problems are posture and addiction.
If you use a smartphone, consider for a moment your posture when you’re focused on the small keypad. Think about how often you assume this posture. And then contemplate that this may be your predominant posture toward life … toward the world … toward your job.
The longer we maintain an ergonomically incorrect posture, the quicker the body will react with some form of compensation. Usually that means either neck pain or back pain. And usually we fail to make the connection because who would relate the overuse of a smartphone, tablet and laptop to a lower back pain. Like we said, compensation —> wherever it decides to show up in your body. Continue reading
That’s a pretty serious statement, especially in Western society that is considered clean and hygienic. Now consider the following headline that recently appeared in the mainstream media.
Fecal Matter Hiding in Hotel Rooms
What this article highlights is a status quo in the hospitality industry that is not too different than the homes of the great majority of Americans. We have all known for years that hotels and motels, restaurants and bars are quite unsanitary and unhygienic. The truth be told, these establishments are shockingly filthy and unsafe from a strictly hygiene standpoint.
Referring to the article above, it is clear that it is impossible for these food and accommodation businesses to maintain a truly clean and hygienic environment. Absolutely impossible in this day and age! Therefore, one ought to approach them with this accurate understanding.
Where are we going with this? Continue reading