Holistic Health Care

Want to incorporate more fruit and vegetable juice into your life but not sure about the ins and outs of the process? If you're looking for fresh juice recipes and more information on how these nutrient-dense beverages can make an impact on your health, here are some resources to guide you.

Do you ever feel like your body is a little off? Maybe your stomach is upset, you're getting sick more often than usual, or something is off with your reproductive organs… Sounds like your internal bacteria friends have gotten out of hand! There are lots of factors that can lead to unruly bacteria - common culprits are stress, medication, process foods, illness and travel. Basically, when you don't treat your body right it revolts and sends you signals that somethings gotta change. In addition to cutting back on the things that harm you, it's also helpful to introduce probiotic culture into your diet. For this very reason I recently tried out Ultimate Flora's line of high potency probiotics and am impressed with the quality and results.

Friday, 16 October 2009 13:40

Allergies under control, naturally

I've had bad allergies since I moved to L.A. (go figure). For years I tried every pill, powder, and spray on the market. I consulted several doctors and gave acupuncture a try. And nothing worked. Still awful headaches, sneezing, and running nose. So I gave up and used Flonase for several months, which was the only things that made a difference. However, I always felt guilty about it because it's a steroid with who-knows-what long term effect on my body. My chance to give it up came when my insurance ended, and instead of $20 a pop for Flonase it would cost $130!

 
Marijuana is a delicate and controversial subject. However, most people in my life have treated it with respect, so to me it comes down to a personal choice, within reason of the laws in the area you live in. After living in The Netherlands and witnessing their relaxed cultural perspective, I find it refreshing that some parts of the United States are starting to adapt that way of life. I also believe that if you're going to consume cannabis, you should get it from a safe, reliable source.
 
Living in California, I know a good amount of people who use marijuana medicinally because it's one of the most natural ways for them to alleviate their symptoms, whether for physical or emotional pain. That's why I am impressed by a company that makes organic, vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free medical marijuana products in Colorado - something I've never heard of existing, except in personal kitchens. Amongst the run-of-the-mill dispensaries offering junk like pizza, dairy-based desserts, sugary soda, and energy drinks, Simply Pure produces high quality, "healthy, Cannabis-infused foods" like vegan peanut butter cups, salsa, and granola bars, made by trained chefs.

Question:
I'm working on going eco-friendly/fair trade/organic and I was wondering what you thought about reusable menstrual pads. I've been thinking about maybe trying them but what about when you're out all day or not able to get home?

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