Category: Health and Nutrition

Reducing Your Body’s Toxic Burden

Digestion Relief Center
Digestion Relief Center

Do YOU Have Toxins inside Your Body?  By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC, IHS Our accumulated toxic exposure has never been greater than it is today. Toxins can be found everywhere, both externally (outside your body) and created internally (inside your body). Particulate matter from burning, exhaust fumes, and pesticides are examples of external toxins. Internal… Read more »

Alcohol Dependency-Dr Light

The Causes of Alcohol Dependence (Addiction-It May Not Be What You Think!)  By Dr. Mark Light of Chico Integrative Health A wide range of issues are related to alcohol dependence: binge drinking, disturbing changes in personality, drunken driving, liver failure, disease, and death. Some believe that drinking problems are the result of a character flaw… Read more »

What if We Grew a Garden and Gave the Food Away! ?

By Pat Basham That simple question was the beginning of a phenomenon. Self-sustaining gardens have sprouted throughout Butte County, providing free food to hundreds who’d never had nutritious affordable options. Homeless shelters, residential and rehabilitation facilities, schools, day care centers, clubs, and neighborhoods are harvesting the many benefits of gardening thanks to From the Ground… Read more »

Why Do We Get Sick

  By Adrian Baume, L.Ac, MSTCM   Our bodies normally have an immune system that’s strong enough to fight off all manner of bacterial and viral pathogens. Louis Pasteur called this the “terrain” of the body, and when functioning in its natural, optimal state, it is sufficient to either keep us in good health or… Read more »

Science of Functional Mineral Balancing

The Art and Science of Functional Mineral Balancing Using HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) By Adrian Baume, L.Ac, MSTCM   What exactly is hair mineral analysis, and what can it do for me? Hair tissue mineral analysis (or HTMA for short) is pretty much what it sounds like—you clip a small hair sample from your… Read more »

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest By Wendy Robinson   Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. Jules Pecson, an experienced herbalist in Paradise, harvests local plants, processes the gathered components, and offers classes and participation at her shop. The local environment provides… Read more »

A True Aha Moment-Whole Food Medicine

A True Aha Moment By Tracie Feldhaus of Whole Food Medicine As many of you may know, I had my aortic valve replaced on May 6, 2015. The vascular surgeon at Sutter used a new (to this country) technique called transcathater aortic valve replacement—TAVR. While at the hospital, I was treated to a “heart-healthy” diet.… Read more »

Herbal Allies for the Immune System

By Juliet Blankespoor  ~ Most folks who use natural medicine have favorite remedies they turn to when warding off a cold. That first sneeze or throat tickle might have them reaching for elderberry syrup, echinacea tincture, garlic honey, or a zinc lozenge. But what about tonic herbs that can help support the immune system every… Read more »

NAET-Don’t be Sick and Tired?

By Mark Light, MD Don’t give up, there is hope-NAET We are lucky to have many healing modalities today to help us in our journey to health. Each modality works in a different way. Some focus on emotions, some on the body itself, some to detox, and so on. Herbal and homeopathic medicines are known… Read more »

Yoga Swing-Interview with Tone & Sharon Cardenas

Lotus Guide: I’ve been using your Yoga Swing now for more than three years and it has really helped me in many ways, but what exactly is it about the Omni Gym or Yoga Swing that’s turning the world upside down? What problems does it solve or what solutions does it provide? Sharon Cardenas: Consisting… Read more »