Stressed out… OK, so admit it, we all get stressed out from time to time. There are deadlines, traffic, obligations we wish we didn’t need to fulfill and intermittent tsunami warnings. Some of these conditions may warrant feeling stressed, however have you ever met someone who seems to be in a constant state of un-rest. …
“The older I get, the more difficulty I have with constipation. I know this is making me feel sluggish, gain weight from impaction. I have been using teas and laxitives for temporary relief. Is there a more natural way?”
It is correct to realize that the less well your elimination channels flow, the more toxic your system will become. I recommend you find a high quality pro-biotic, that is prescribed by you by a trusted physician specializing in detoxification and holistic health, and I recommend that you ensure the quality of this and all other medicinal substances, both natural and chemical using whatever bio-dermal testing equipment they have available.
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never thought about learning how to breathe. After all, our body does it automatically from the moment we’re born and the doctor slaps us on the back. But as we grow up, stress causes us to fall into a pattern of superficial, shallow breathing and our body gets starved for oxygen. A lack of sufficient oxygen can contribute to many health problems, including heart disease, sleep disorders, lack of concentration and fatigue, to name a few.
For many, the road to health can seem overwhelming. We usually know what we need to do – eat a healthier diet, drink more water, exercise more often – but we lack the energy or motivation to make those day-to-day changes in our lifestyle.
Even people who are very disciplined in some aspect of their life may lack discipline in crucial areas relating to their health. Often, this has to do with the underlying and unaddressed fears that we carry around every day. When we feel fear, we often compensate by eating comfort food, zoning out by watching TV, or self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs.
Stress, Fatigue and your Body The alarm sounds, you hit snooze, grunt, and finally stumble out of bed, desperately fumbling to turn on the coffee maker. Once caffeinated, you get yourself and/or your kids ready, pack the car, get into traffic. Work is stressful, then your back in traffic, getting kids to activities, rushing to…
“I have been taking a variety of medications for heartburn and yet it has not resolved the condition. Will I need to take them forever?”
The problem with treating heartburn symptoms like yours with OTC or prescription medicines is that you are chasing symptoms rather than finding the cause of the problem.
If we were to break it down and look for cause, often the answer could be found in relation to what was being consumed or in many cases what is lacking in the diet.
Dr. Ostroff, my daughter has been on asthma medicine, inhalers and steroids since she was an infant. Her condition has not cleared and her immune system seems to be struggling. Is there another way to treat her congestion?
Yes. It sounds like your daughter needs to have a comprehensive allergies test whereby we may determine possible causes to her breathing problems, rather than just treat the symptoms.
Earthy Andy: Wellness Advocate Earthy Andy came in today for post-birth visit with her new Baby! She had a lot to talk about, especially with all her family adventures. I was so excited to finally meet the new addition to the family! Earthy Andy is a true inspiration to what life can be like if we focus on healthy foods,…