December 2006

In our diet-conscious society we’ve taken on every fad- from low-fat, to no-fat, to high fat (as in the Atkins diet), not only are people getting fatter and fatter, but chronic diseases (like cancer and heart disease), are on the rise. Some fats are dangerous...

It’s cold season again! The common cold brings with it sneezing, runny nose, and sometimes coughing and/or a sore throat. It may also be accompanied by a mild fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. The common cold is caused by a virus which is spread from one...

The air we breathe and the foods we eat (whether plant-based, or animal) are often laden with chemicals. These chemical pollutants are largely fat-soluble and often very stable. They are known to accumulate in our tissues and can contribute to a variety of symptoms. Even...

More than 75% of Americans don’t get enough calcium in their diet! The majority of women in a recent study underestimated their calcium intake by at least half!...

As the mother of a one-year-old who is still working on sleeping through the night, I have come to be acutely aware of the importance of sleep. Sleep disturbance is more common than many of us would think. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 58%...

Hydrotherapy is a simple and elegant treatment modality which uses water of varying temperatures to treat various conditions. Hydrotherapy can enhance circulation of blood and lymph; decrease congestion; stimulate the immune system; improve the functioning of organs and glands; and increase overall health and vitality. The...