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Stress, Fatigue and Your Body!

Stress, Fatigue and Your Body!

The Impact of Constant Stress, Exhaustion, and Chronic Fatigue 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...

Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

It is estimated that 25.8 million men, women and children in the United States have diabetes. In Hawaii, there are 128,000 cases of diagnosed Diabetes and over 39,000 cases of undiagnosed (source). What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not...

How Long Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Last?

How Long Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Last?

How Long Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Last? Did you know that up to 45 million people, or 10-15% of the American population, suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Even though irritable bowel syndrome is the most common functional gastrointestinal syndrome...

How the Brain Adapts

How the Brain Adapts

How the Brain Adapts At my peer advisory group today, we watched a Ted Talk about what occurred in the psyche of a person having a stroke. It occurred to me how quickly we adjust and adapt to adversity when we are put into a situation requiring that of us. For...

Benifits of Natural Healing

Benifits of Natural Healing

People have practiced natural healing for centuries. Before the advent of modern technology, doctors and their patients had to rely on natural techniques and herbal remedies to treat illnesses or heal injuries. Everything from the common cold to life-threatening...

Self Awareness and Family

Self Awareness and Family

Have you ever noticed how everything your cat does is the epitome of cuteness, and you feel compelled to put all of your groceries down, mid-step, to take a photo so you can send it to your children? I wonder what they are thinking about us. It’s likely that not being...

A Few Tips to Help You Feel More Energized Everyday

A Few Tips to Help You Feel More Energized Everyday

Tired of waking up without energy day after day? You're not alone. Your responsibilities and obligations might not be letting up any time soon, but there's good news: developing healthy habits greatly impacts your energy levels. Our energy levels are significantly...

No Need to Keep Discussing the Never-ending Need to Lose Weight

No Need to Keep Discussing the Never-ending Need to Lose Weight

It seems that no matter how many new approaches, procedures, or gimmicks are created, there is a common thread to the complaints I hear from people over 40 concerning those extra pounds that seem to magically come out of nowhere yet remain stubborn to leave. It is a...

How to Stop and Curb Sugar Cravings

How to Stop and Curb Sugar Cravings

You just finished a most delectable meal and the waiter asks “May I entice you with our fabulous Cherry Jubilee? Surely you left room.” Your head says “NO”. Yet somehow your lips are not connected to your head in that moment in time and the next thing you know, the...

Making Friends with Fiber

Making Friends with Fiber

Fiber Making Friends with Fiber: Fiber is a great food friend, because it helps keep your body's system clean and running in tip-top shape. It also helps prevent a lot of different symptoms and diseases like constipation and cancer. What is Fiber? Fiber is in a class...

3 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Fast Without Medicine

3 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Fast Without Medicine

Headaches can sometimes seem to come randomly and sometimes last for hours at a time. Before you go reaching into your medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter pain reliever, try these 3 ways to alleviate your headache fast without medicine. Getting rid of your...

Signs of Diminished Testosterone

Signs of Diminished Testosterone

There is a surprising rise in cases amongst both men and women showing signs and symptoms of low testosterone. Back in my generation, what are now called “baby boomers”, men in their 20’s and 30’s largely had full heads of hair, motivation, and stamina to do what they...

Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to School Tips for Parents

It’s back to school time for your children, Ahhhh, a sigh of relief..... what I mean to say is that we will miss all the fussing and fighting and coordinating of activities, not to mention sounding like a broken record “get off the computer,” “get off the iPad”, and...

Relieve Pain and Reduce Inflammation Naturally

Relieve Pain and Reduce Inflammation Naturally

Is there anything natural I can take to relieve my pain and reduce inflammation? The answer to the above question is YES! After all that we have heard about opioid addictions over the last several years and how high doses can slow your breathing and heart rate,...

Is Meditation Worth Practicing?

Is Meditation Worth Practicing?

The French Philosopher Michel de Montaigne is quoted as having said “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. This has been true throughout time, and never as true as in our current fast-paced, electronically influenced society. With so...

Treating Jock Itch Naturally + Natural Remedies

Treating Jock Itch Naturally + Natural Remedies

Aloha Friends, I am going to touch on a very touchy, no pun intended subject. Tinea Cruris - or jock itch. Tinea Cruris is a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body. The rash often affects the groin and inner thighs and...

How to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

How to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

"How long do I need to take these?” "How long do I need to take these meds doc?” You may have asked that very question. The sad answer is that in the world of conventional medicine, chances are that once you are given blood pressure meds, you will be on them for a...

Menopause: How to Manage Weight Gain or Weight Loss

Menopause: How to Manage Weight Gain or Weight Loss

The Changes Before, During, and After Menopause For any of you who are approaching menopause or some strange set of symptoms that seem to have emerged from nowhere, so many of us can relate completely. "Why are these things happening to my body, mind and emotions”,...

Why Choose Organic? The Importance of Eating Organic

Why Choose Organic? The Importance of Eating Organic

After what our world went through over the last two years with the pandemic and everyone worried about their health, there is no better time to learn the many reasons that eating organic food is a safer, healthier, and tastier option. However, consumers are wanting to...

Don’t Forget Your Vitamins!

Don’t Forget Your Vitamins!

Vitamins for Natural, Holistic Health Eighty percent of asthmatic children have combinations of low levels of digestive enzymes, stomach acids, food allergies, and digestive impairment. Additionally, the stomach, with its deficiencies, creates impaired vitamin B12...

The Best Way to Start the Day

The Best Way to Start the Day

The Best Way to Start the Day After a night of sleep, the best and most delightful way to get your digestive juices flowing is to eat one of nature’s perfect foods: fruit. Fresh fruit are the best way to start your day because they are easy to digest, so you can ease...

Natural Stress Management Strategies

Natural Stress Management Strategies

Natural Stress Management Tips Almost everyone experiences stress from time to time and while a small amount of stress can motivate us, too much or prolonged stress can be damaging to both our physical and mental health. Stress typically begins as pressure – from...

Regrow, Recolor, and Repair Your Hair Naturally

Regrow, Recolor, and Repair Your Hair Naturally

My friends are often commenting to me that I never seem to have grey roots showing. They are shocked when I tell them that I have never colored my hair. I have a few white ones here and there and I’m ok with them as I feel I have earned them in so many ways. Scalp...

Is Staying Indoors for Too Long Bad for Your Health?

Is Staying Indoors for Too Long Bad for Your Health?

Is Staying Inside for Too Long Bad for Your Health Anyone who lives in the North Eastern or Mid Western part of the United States, or in any region with seasons, can elucidate on the many reasons that staying indoors for too long is detrimental to one’s health. In...

Can Artificial Sweeteners Ruin Your Gut Health and Weight Loss?

Can Artificial Sweeteners Ruin Your Gut Health and Weight Loss?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Worse Than Sugar? While one might think they can fool their body by consuming an artificial sweetener, saving on the calories that might be laden in the sugared version of the same food or drink, there is no way to tamper with Mother Nature...

Why is Fast Food Bad and Unhealthy? The Dangers of Fast Food

Why is Fast Food Bad and Unhealthy? The Dangers of Fast Food

Is Fast Food Unhealthy? Let's talk about fast food. Yes it’s fast. Yes, it can be tasty. In fact, it is so tasty that one's taste buds may become distorted to under-appreciate the subtleties of natural foods like an apple or a pear. It’s like once a young child is...

Is the Keto Diet Healthy? Is the Keto Diet Safe?

Is the Keto Diet Healthy? Is the Keto Diet Safe?

Is the keto diet healthy? A ketogenic diet is defined as a high fat, low carbohydrate, adequate protein diet that is used to treat hard-to-control epilepsy in children. This diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. The kinds of foods that are...

Does Skipping Meals Help Lose Weight? Should People Skip Meals?

Does Skipping Meals Help Lose Weight? Should People Skip Meals?

We humans are bombarded with so many fad diets or opinions on how to lose weight, many of them disappointing us in the end. Skipping Meals for Weight Loss Let’s look at skipping meals. While there is some evidence that lean, healthy eaters may stay lean by skipping a...

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