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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...

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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...

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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...

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Happy, Healthy New Year!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Food can be the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. The nutrition our bodies crave is becoming harder and harder to access, but not impossible to obtain. Knowing where your food comes from is the first big step in achieving better health. Join with us in 2015 and learn how to bring your body back to health and vitality! Now through Thursday, January 1 use the code HEALTHYU to receive 15% off all book purchases.  Let’s make 2015 an unforgettable year.

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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...

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Simple & Complex Carbs

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Livestrong.com reports that carbohydrates are a macronutrient that your body needs in high doses on a daily basis for proper functioning. When you eat complex carbohydrates, they get converted to glycogen and either used immediately for energy, providing a steady dose of blood glucose, or they are stored in the muscles and liver for energy at a later time. Simple carbs, by contrast, cause a spike in blood sugar that quickly dissipates, leaving a person feeling hungry and fatigued. Protein satisfies hunger, so a good balance of protein and...

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Education & Action

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Currently of the 80,000 chemicals used in commerce, only 200 have been tested. U.S. government safety agencies generally consider chemicals “innocent until proven guilty”. That means a potentially harmful chemical could be in the market for 10 or more years before it is discovered to be a problem. To the average American this should be a wakeup call to be proactive and educated on health care/medication decisions. We must take the bull by the horns, so to speak.  It is our responsibility to control what chemicals our families are exposed to...

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Chemicals and Infertility

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Fertility, Hormone Balance | 2 comments

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, infertility among women in their 40’s has increased 89 percent over the past three decades.  Studies have suggested that birth control can produce irreversible infertility.  Chlamydia infection is also a factor in both men and women, and the fact that it is often asymptomatic in men means that the damage it does to approximately one third of normal spermatozoa likewise goes undetected, unlike females who suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease and debilitating pain.  Studies suggest that infertility is...

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Men, Progesterone & Testosterone

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Hormone Balance | 0 comments

Like women, men make all three sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  Testosterone is the primary androgen that men need for optimal health, and progesterone is the precursor hormone men need to maintain healthy levels of testosterone.  Men experience a natural decline in testosterone beginning as early as their mid-thirties, which can lead to an excess of estrogen.  About half of men will begin experiencing symptoms of testosterone deficiency in their 50’s.  Symptoms of testosterone deficiency include decreased libido, mood...

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Evaluating a Progesterone Product

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Hormone Balance, Nutrition | 0 comments

There are a few things that are important to look for in finding a progesterone product.  It is important to find progesterone that is bioidentical and USP Progesterone, which means it meets high United States Pharmacopeia standards.  Bioidentical simply means that one molecule of progesterone from the product would look exactly like a molecule of progesterone made in a woman’s body.  USP guarantees that you are actually getting progesterone and not just a soy cream or a wild yam cream.  The product should be in an airtight container, so that...

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