Eliminate Allergenic and Addictive Foods

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Natural Aging, Nutrition | 0 comments

Many people experience symptoms of premature aging or poor health and have no idea that the solution may be as simple as removing possible food allergens.  This plan includes removing possible allergenic foods like gluten, dairy, soy and processed sugars.  If you cringe at the thought of removing a certain food, chances are you are allergic to it.  Generally speaking, the food you crave is the food that is killing you. Dairy – Despite the widespread notion that milk is healthy, drinking pasteurized milk is frequently associated with a worsening of health. Only 30 percent of the calcium in a cup of milk gets absorbed.  You would get twice as much calcium from a cup...

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Improving Brain Function by Optimizing Gut Health

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Functional Medicine, Gut health, Nutrition | 1 comment

Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter and is biochemically derived from tryptophan, the amino acid inhibited by glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup).  Serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system of animals and humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of wellbeing and happiness.  Approximately 90% of the human body’s total serotonin is located in the gut where it is used to regulate intestinal movements. The remainder is synthesized in serotonergic neurons of the central nervous system, where it has various functions. These include the regulation of mood, appetite, and...

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Enzyme and Probiotic Supplements for Gut Health

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Gut health, Nutrition | 0 comments

A youthful healthy gut produces digestive enzymes such as pepsin, protease, amylase, and lipase, to break down food into the amino acids necessary for healthy metabolism.  As a person ages, these enzymes, which are dependent on the pancreas, decrease, resulting in less than optimal digestion of foods.  Probiotic bacteria are the digestion factory in the gut.  The common probiotics such as lactobacillus are not as effective, since they do not survive the strong acidic environment of the stomach.  Unlike lactobacillus, the majority of Bacillus coagulans survives and thrives in the gut. What about yogurt?  Manufacturers of processed yogurt expose the finished product to...

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Functional Medicine

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Functional Medicine, Hormone Balance, Nutrition | 0 comments

Dr. Deanna’s Healing Handbook focuses on the concept and philosophies of functional medicine. So what is functional medicine? Sometimes called “integrative medicine,” it strives to improve total body health by optimizing the functions of the body through the correcting of nutritional deficiencies, reducing oxidative stress, and decreasing inflammation. It’s a more natural approach to disease prevention and reversal, often starting with what is at the end of your fork. When one balances hormones, reduces the body’s toxic load, and corrects the extensive and pervasive nutritional deficiencies by eating a whole food plant-based diet and limiting sugars and simple...

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The Healing Handbook Bootcamp

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Cleaning up your home and diet are two giant steps you can take to restoring your family’s overall health and immune systems.  We are excited to announce our first online “bootcamp” where we will join along side of you for 30 days, guiding you on how to make your health transformation a reality.  This “bootcamp” will take place on Facebook and it is completely FREE to join; however, you must have a Facebook account.  Search for Healing Handbook Bootcamp on Facebook or use this URL:  This is private group, so you will have to request to be added.  Once you’ve been accepted into the...

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Eating Clean This Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Dr. David Kessler reports that food manufacturers understand the chemistry of salt, fat and sugar, and that an addiction can be created for their food products by triggering a “bliss” point in the human brain, which mimics a powerful drug addiction.  In other words, for millions of us, the real problem is that modern food is impossible to resist. Kessler – who is also professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California – says it all comes down to the “bliss point,” foods that actually change brain chemistry and instead of satisfying hunger, the salt-fat-sugar combination will stimulate that diner’s brain to crave more. For many,...

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