Specific Health Problems

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Do Your Intestines Leak?

Colon cleansing is a very popular therapy among people involved in natural health care, but this article isn't about colon cleansing. It's about colon "toning," or in other words healing the inflammation and damage associated with leaky gut.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Do you suffer from chronic belching, boating, gas, acid reflux, a hiatal hernia or other digestive problems?

You might just have a problem with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  In fact, many of the problems attributed to yeast infections are actually caused by SIBO. Read this article to understand what SIBO is, what causes it and how to eliminate it naturally.

The Fungus Among Us

Yeast and Fungi Aren’t All Bad —
In Fact, Most of the Time They’re Quite Helpful

This article explains that yeast and fungus are quite useful, except when we get an overgrowth of yeast in our body.  It covers facts and myths about yeast infection and yeast overgrowth and some useful remedies for controlling fungal infections.

How to Get More Mental Marbles

Ten Ideas for Increasing and
Keeping Your Intelligence

When I was in elementary school I had a collection of marbles. I didn’t like the game of marbles because I lost my second favorite marble in a game. So, I decided to be more careful with my marbles because I really wanted to keep the marbles I had. As an adult, I don't own the toys called marbles anymore, but I still want to keep my marbles. Of course, I’m talking about mental marbles, as in maintaining a sound mind. In this article I explore how to do that.

Probable Cause: Fibromyalgia and DSS

Probable Cause:
"Arresting" the Underlying Causes
of Fibromyalgia and DSS

I’ve chosen to address the probable causes of (and natural remedies for) a cluster of serious modern health problems researcher Muhammad Yunus, M.D., of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, calls Dysregulation Spectrum Syndrome (DSS), which include fibromyalgia and other related conditions.

Marrow in the Bones

In the religious tradition I grew up with, the phrase “health to the navel, marrow to the bones” was a symbolic representation of what it means to be blessed with good physical health. I have pondered this phrase and think that it contains deep symbolism about what is necessary for us to have good physical health.  Health in the navel refers to a healthy digestive tract, which many natural healers understand is vital to good health.  But, why marrow in the bones?  This article explores why healthy bones (and bone marrow) are vital to overall good health.

Seven Stress Solving Secrets

Stress! We all experience it from time to time in our lives.  This past fall (2009) I've experienced my fair share of it, enough to make me feel pretty confident that I know what I'm talking about when it comes to stress management.  In this article I present seven secrets to managing the stress that inevitably comes into our lives.

Cardiac Herbs: Beyond Hawthorn

Having encountered some pretty serious heart problems in people very close to me, I've searched for years to learn more about cardiac herbs.  This article lists what I've learned thus far about herbs that can help heal heart problems, including very serious problems like tachycardia, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.  I have been unable to locate a source for some of these remedies, but I have been able to source and use others.  This is an advanced article that includes information about some toxic botanicals that have to be used in a very professional manner.  I hope you find it useful.

About That "Time of the Month"

We make a lot of jokes about PMS (like I do in this article), but the truth is that we need to respect the natural cycle of a woman's body.  If there are problems that arise with mensus, then this article discusses some emotional and physical remedies for them.

Here Piggy, Piggy: Thoughts About the Swine Flu

You'd have to be an Ostrich not to know about the hubbub going around about the Swine Flu. I hope by the end of this article to offer a better prospective than the media seem to be presenting.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Swine Flu? Not Me!

You can't turn on the news without hearing about the possible swine flu epidemic. I am getting phone calls and e-mails from people asking what they should do to protect their family. So, I wrote this article to tell you what we are doing at our home. We are simply taking the same steps we would to avoid any type of an illness or outbreak.

An Energetic and Emotional Approach to Cancer

Cancer is a very difficult illness to treat and one that causes a lot of emotional stress.  I don't treat cancer, but I do provide people with education about alternative or complementary methods of dealing with it so they can make better informed informed treatment choices.  Part of my goal in helping people with cancer is to empower them to take control of their health and start making their lives more pleasant and enjoyable.