Was the recent study on fish oil and its link to prostate cancer misleading?

Did you hear about the recent study completed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that suggested a link between taking high doses of omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer? If you did, I am sure you were alarmed. I know I was as this is one supplement I have recommended to many people in the name of good health. I have shared the reported benefits of fish oil that have been born out of numerous studies when dispensing health care advice. Now we have one study that has many people questioning their use of fish oil. Men are… Read More

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Should all women and men be taking DIM supplements?

First of all, what is DIM or diindolylmethane? Now you know why they call it DIM for short. DIM supplements are composed of a natural compound that forms from the digestion and breakdown of indole-3-carbinole (I3C) found in vegetables containing glucobrassicin. These are commonly known as cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Now you would need to eat significant quantities of these cruciferous vegetables to obtain the health benefits seen in studies. DIM is believed to have potential cancer fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute’s own definition states that DIM supplements have potential antiandrogenic and antineoplastic activity. The reported mechanism of action responsible for the protective benefits has to do with how… Read More

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Nature for the Mind, Body, and Soul

I am sure like me your life is very busy. You start your day running taking care of family, work, running your household, and keeping up with emails. Then you collapse into bed at night, try to shut off your brain so you can get some sleep and then get up to repeat the whole process all over again. Taking a daily timeout is very important for your mind, body, and soul. I can hear you saying, that is nice and all, but I don’t have time. Let me just say tough, if you don’t take time for yourself, it will be hard to be all you can be to others. Over time your… Read More

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Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing

I HAVE BIG NEWS! SEEDS 4 CHANGE BOOK RELEASE I am so excited! My book “Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing” is finally available for you to order. This moment has been much anticipated. “Seeds 4 Change” was designed to address many of the factors that are at the root of poor health and disease and to help you find your own path to health and healing. By doing so you can plant the seed to change and transform your life. All of us have a calling or purpose in life, mine has been to work as a healer and teacher. It has been through my work as… Read More

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Why Does Gut Health Matter?

Can your digestive system or gut, as it is often referred to, be a reflection of your overall health?  It most certainly can be and likely is.  Good health starts with stress management and a healthy digestive system.  Eating the wrong foods devoid of good nutrition will play havoc with your health.  It is just a matter of when.  Much of our food today has been genetically modified, laced in pesticides, and then is further altered into packaged foods full of preservatives and chemicals.  Sadly, when you look at many food labels today there are many things on the ingredient list that you can’t pronounce and belong in a chemistry… Read More

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Book Release…

Happy to announce my new book Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing will be released April 9, 2013! Read below to find out what it’s about. Seeds 4 Change “Seeds 4 Change” is designed to address many of the factors that are at the root of poor health and disease and to help you find your own path to health and healing. Taking steps to improve your health can seem like an overwhelming task. By taking things one step at a time, no matter how long it takes you can get there. This book is designed to help you address those factors that can change your health and well-being. Just planting one… Read More

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