The Function of Multi Strain Probiotics in the Human Body

December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments on The Function of Multi Strain Probiotics in the Human Body

Probiotics are well known for their presence in our small and large intestine, but there are actually human microbiota in our oral cavity, respiratory tract, genito-urinary tract and skin too!  There are 100,000 billion microbes in the intestine and only 1,000 billion on our skin, and this colonization begins at birth, assuming the mother has a vaginal birth. As the baby travels through the birth canal she/he is coated in the mother’s bacteria and begins to colonize these as her own.  In the case of a c-section birth a baby is robbed of this “gift” from her mother and comes from a sterile environment (the uterus) into a hospital setting, where her first exposure is to hospital bacteria such as ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

November 20, 2014 | Leave a response

With the holiday season getting nearer, you may want to consider making some natural personal care products to give as gifts.  You can buy small jars from craft stores for your home-made creations. Cinnamon Scrub This gentle scrub will leave your skin smooth and soft.  The almond meal soothes the skin, while the sugar buffs away dead skin cells.  The cinnamon has antibacterial effect. 2 tbsp. (30 ml) fine-ground almond meal 1 tbsp. (15 ml) rice flour 2 tsp.  (10 ml) caster sugar ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon Plain yogurt Combine almond meal, rice flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.  Add enough yogurt to form a gritty paste. To use, gently massage the scrub into dampened skin, then ...

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Why treat with alkalic mixtures?

October 9, 2014 | Leave a response

Our intestines do the vast majority of the digestive process. Use of HCl without a buffering agent (bile) weakens the activity of the intestines, as the digestive juices in the stomach require an alkaline environment to fully work. In the stomach, acidic reactions prevail; in the duodenum it must be alkaline. The stomach attempts to give the body sodium to form the bases by increasing the breakdown of salt into sodium and chlorine. NaCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + NaHCO3 (sodium hydrogen carbonate) The base NaHCO3 is more important for digestion and is given preferential treatment. As the HCl leaves the border cells in the stomach and enters the lumen, the base is taken by the blood to ...

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How To Write A Meal Plan

August 20, 2014 | 2 Comments on How To Write A Meal Plan

Writing meal plans has become a bit of a specialty within my practise.  They take a great deal of time, research and of course persistent effort, however the results always pay off!  Being blessed with a knack for program development has allowed me to develop dozens of programs that I can re-use and customize for

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NATURAL RECIPES FOR INSECTICIDES AND FUNGICIDES

July 23, 2014 | Leave a response

A beautiful and healthy garden is possible without the use of expensive and often hazardous chemicals.  The following are a number of natural recipes to create safe and effective deterrents to bugs and other pests.  With a little effort, you will be doing your garden and the environment a big favour.   All-Purpose Insect Spray   1 garlic bulb 1 all onion 1 tbsp (15 ml) cayenne pepper 1 quart (litre) water 1 tbsp (15 ml) liquid soap (hand soap only)   Chop and grind garlic & onion, add cayenne and mix with water.  Let steep 1 hour, then add liquid soap.  Store the mixture in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.  Use it as ...

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Why Are Monkeys So Happy?

June 25, 2014 | Leave a response

For years, bananas have had a bad wrap. Dieters were told to avoid bananas because they were too high in calories. Bananas have amazing benefits. High in fibre, a natural antacid, with blood pressure benefits, for anemia, and so much more. Here are some things that you may not know about bananas.  Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Hence the expression, “going bananas”. ...

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What Are You Putting In Your Mouth?

April 3, 2014 | Leave a response

Submitted by Edison student Tammy Gouweloos, RDH www.barriedentalhygiene.ca     Oral Health is linked to the overall health of an individual.   Optimal Oral Health has several basic components: Strong immune system Healthful food choices and client-specific nutritional supplements Regular professional dental care Great home oral care regime with effective, safe products Balance in life activities: work, exercise and play   In previous articles in Healthy Smiles For A Healthy Lifetime, I have discussed many topics: It’s All About the Bugs, The Mouth-Body Connection, Achieving Optimal Oral Health and Brighter Healthier Smiles to name a few. Researching oral health products that are effective and safe is challenging as there are many ingredients in common oral health products that are considered ...

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Clean Water! The Secret to Healthy Living: Part 3 Clean Water Solutions

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The ideal solution to produce the best drinking water is steam distilled water.  Distilled water is 99.9% pure, clean, safe water.  A water distiller is not a filter.  The distiller boils the tap water, creates steam and cools the steam back to pure water, slowly accumulating in a storage vessel or tank.  The boiling process kills micro-organisms.  The process separates all of the water from all the grunge in the water.  The distiller can’t plug up like a filter, since it is not a filter.  Therefore, the quality of the distilled water is constant. Water distillers are available in manual-fill counter top design as well as larger automated units installed in the basement of a home that pump distilled water ...

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Clean Water! The Secret to Healthy Living: Part 2 Filtering Devices and Options

March 8, 2014 | Leave a response

Small filtering devices for drinking water, such as pitcher filters and faucet mounted filters, improve the taste of tap water.  These devices remove chlorine and other contaminants for a short time.  Their performance may degrade quickly, creating a false sense of security.  These low-end devices are completely overwhelmed and incapable of dealing with the huge challenge of many different contaminants in the tap water.   Bottled water is a very popular alternative to tap water.  Bottled water tastes better.  It is not necessarily a healthy alternative.  In 1996, the federal health protection branch in Ottawa released a study that revealed one in every six bottled water products sold in Canada failed to meet federal health standards for bacteria levels.  Some ...

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