5 Important Principles for Nutritional Consultants

October 8, 2013 |

5 Important Principles for Nutritional Consultants  From Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin M.D.: by: Marcie Macari-EIN graduate. I had the pleasure of receiving a review copy of Mind Over Medicine, by Lissa Rankin, and subsequently joining her online course for both those with “chronic” illness, as well as both alternative and mainstream health providers

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Asthma, Sinusitis and Eczema – How Are They Related?

July 8, 2013 |

The lungs are the main organs of the respiratory system. The lungs, along with the bronchi, larynx (voice box), and trachea (windpipe) make up the lower respiratory system. The upper consists of the nasal cavities and throat. The bronchi divide into smaller and smaller branches until they reach the alveoli. These are clusters of tiny air sacs which provide easy passage of gases into and out of the lungs and blood. The 300 million alveoli increase the inner surface area of the lungs to about 35 times larger than the surface area of your skin or about 60 square meters. The lungs, sinus cavity and digestive tract is our first line of defense has it is the only internal organ ...

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Cancer – Step Outside the Box

May 13, 2013 |

By Ty Bollinger (5th Ed) Book review of text for the new Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner (CHCP) Diploma Program at Edison   As practitioners, we are seeing an overwhelming wave of cancer cases coming into our clinics. Every single one of us either knows a friend or a relative affected by cancer or has their own personal experience with it.  Many cancer coaching courses and books on cancer do a great job of educating about all of the conventional treatments. While this information is important to know when working within the current medical paradigm, there is not enough education and understanding about the alternative therapies available. Dr. Philip Binzel, in Alive and Well, states: “In the past fifty years, tremendous ...

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Grow Your Own: The Future of Farming

April 14, 2013 |

We are currently using 80% of the earth's arable land to grow our food—which amounts to a chunk of land the size of South America. With current farming practices, by 2050 we will need an additional chunk of land, larger than Brazil, to feed the additional 3 billion+ people that will be living on earth by then. What does all this mean? -- That we all, collectively, have a problem. Dr. Dickson Despommier writes about some creative solutions in his book, “The Vertical Farm, Feeding the World in the 21st Century”. We are currently standing on a farming precipice, peering over the edge—wondering what to do. Even here in expansive Canada we're not immune to the problem (especially since much ...

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Success comes from careful planning

April 13, 2013 |

I often get asked from others in the wellness industry how is it that I am able to walk into a large employer and in less than an hour walk out with a contract.  Or how can I teach so many college courses without a teaching degree?  How did I get so busy that I

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Eat What Makes Sense!

March 6, 2013 |

When we first heard about metabolic balance® we thought, “oh here we go, another diet plan to add to the list.” Wrong! metabolic balance® is not a standardized weight loss diet.  The program is a holistic approach to "resetting" your body’s metabolism into a healthy balance and reaching your ideal weight, whether you need to lose weight or gain weight. With a balanced metabolism, each individual is able to select foods containing the nutrients the body needs through inner signals, which in turn, will allow our metabolic pathways to function at an optimal level. Most of us have lost this ability and eat until there is no food left on the plate or eat very minimal amounts. Nutritional balance provides ...

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THE FLU SHOT OR NOT?

November 22, 2012 |

Many Health House clients are asking “Should I get a flu shot?” It is a tough decision! We really can’t make the decision for you, but we can provide you with some information and options so you can feel better about your decisions either way. Concerns (in general) with vaccines are as follows: • They

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SUGAR FREE is not what the label REALLY means.

October 9, 2012 |

We all know the dangers of consuming sugar in high amounts....but companies are getting crafty at hiding the actual sugar and carbohydrate content of their products. For example: Products marketed as "diabetic friendly" or "sugar-free" actually contain substances called sugar alcohols - which are actually neither a sugar nor an alcohol but really just similar in structure chemically to sugars and alcohols! Essentially, any ingredient ending in "ol" such as xylitol, maltitol, sorbitol, glycerol, etc. are sugar alcohols. The catch however, is that each of these are not really natural products and have to go through processing to become a sugar alcohol and secondly, each one has a different Glycemic Index value. The GI Value of specific sugar alcohols: Maltitol ...

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The Sunshine Vitamin

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Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin Vitamin D (Calcitriol) is not just a vitamin but is also considered a steroid hormone – because the body can manufacture it. This fat-soluble vitamin plays an essential role in the health of the entire body where Vitamin D receptors (VDR) have been found throughout the body including tissues

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Tower Gardens

May 30, 2012 |
Tower Garden | Learn to be a holistic Nutrition Expert and grow your own food too

We are so excited – recently introduced to Canada is an awesome concept in gardening, nutrition and self-sustainability! What is it? The Tower Garden from Juice Plus is a revolutionary model called vertical gardening. This system is aeroponic and hydroponic which makes this concept in home growing easy, affordable and fun….even for the non-gardener! You

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