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Stress Contributes to Post-Holiday Edema and Weight Gain

By Michael Schwartz
January 4, 2016
File under: Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Remedies, Stress Relief

A shocking nine out of ten adult diets in the U.S. contain too much sodium. Most of the sodium in the American diet comes from processed foods such as, pizza and cookies, animal products and restaurant fare… all of which are indulged to excess during the Holidays.

Excess salt creates an imbalance between sodium and potassium and causes the body to retain water.

Water retention (edema), is a serious health problem and directly contributes to obesity. Water retention can have several causes, but generally stems from an imbalance in the potassium – sodium relationship.

Stress can easily disturb this balance and depletes nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. When calcium is depleted, the potassium – sodium ratio is upset, causing water to be retained. …read more of Stress Contributes to Post-Holiday Edema and Weight Gain here

 
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Holiday Blues

By Michael Schwartz
December 14, 2015
File under: Alternative Therapies, Herbs, Natural Remedies

Joy to the world … one of many proclamations of the Holiday Season

For many, the Holiday Season is one of blues, not joy. It is during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s cycle that many people who are alone deal with depression, because of their isolation.

There are two causes for that. One of them is a pattern of behavior. The other is low blood sugar. Keeping the adrenal gland healthy with pantothenic acid and vitamin C will ensure proper monitoring of sugar in the blood stream.

One of the roles of the adrenal gland is that when glucose/sugar in the bloodstream drops to levels that are too low, it signals the liver to release glucose into the bloodstream. Now the cells will have fuel/food. …read more of Holiday Blues here

 
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The Symbology of Winter Colds and Flu

By Michael Schwartz
October 26, 2015
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

Winter is around the corner and the cold and flu season is waiting to manifest. You know it’s coming.  Here is how you can protect your family from a different point of view, another perspective.

Suffering from colds and the flu are an annual occurrence for some of us, particularly at school and in the workplace. But, why doesn’t everyone get sick? Very simply, confidence!

Some are able to handle the stress they deal with, while those who get sick easily do not. Those who fall prey to these winter ailments are under stress from a variety of factors. One stressor is malnutrition, which lowers the immune system and this makes them easy targets. …read more of The Symbology of Winter Colds and Flu here

 
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Acne ~Understanding Root Causes and Eliminating Contributing Factors

By Michael Schwartz
September 17, 2015
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Skin Care

Summer’s has come to an end! Vacations are over and it’s back to full schedule and back to school. Acne is one of the problems that manifest during middle school and high school and can had an adverse affect on a child’s confidence and self esteem.

Acne is defined as skin eruptions; a breakout of pimples usually occurring in or near the oil glands of the face, neck, shoulders, or upper back. The exact medical cause is unknown and certain bacterium can exacerbate the condition.

Acne breakouts occur for many reasons. The skin is the largest eliminating organ as well as the largest consuming organ. Whatever you put on your skin will end up in the bloodstream circulating throughout your body, and if it’s chemicals then you’re corrupting cells, speeding up the aging process and laying the foundation for disease. Diet is another major contributor. …read more of Acne ~Understanding Root Causes and Eliminating Contributing Factors here

 
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