• Why These 5 Foods Can Sabotage Your Colon Cleanse

    Blog_BH_WhyThese5FoodsIf you’re ready to treat your digestive system to an all-natural cleanse, congratulations! You are taking a huge step to rid your intestinal tract of accumulated toxins and plaque, improve your digestion and promote regular healthy bowel movements.

    In the process of cleansing, you may even be able to jumpstart weight loss, reset your metabolism and reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods. These remarkable benefits will go a long way to get you on the road to better health, increased energy and a reduced risk of chronic illness.

    While you may choose a cleanse that allows you to eat as you normally would, avoiding certain foods in favor of healthier choices will help you get the most out of your cleanse for long-lasting health benefits.  Let’s take a look at five foods you should definitely avoid while cleansing your digestive system.

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  • 10 Easy Tips for Healthier Digestion at Any Age

    fotoYour digestive system is a key player in the health of your entire body. Without any conscious effort on your part, it breaks down the food you consume into nutrients that will be absorbed through your intestinal walls and carried by your bloodstream to be used by every cell in your body. And that’s only half the job. Once the nutrients have been extracted from your food and absorbed, your digestive system then goes to work preparing to rid your body of unneeded waste material. The digestive process is vital to keep you nourished, healthy and strong.

    Knowing this, you can see how important it is to make healthy choices to keep your digestive system running at its very best. Here are 10 easy tips you can implement right now to do just that.

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  • 5 Tips to Boost the Health of Your Liver and Gall Bladder

    gall bladder and liver healthIs life worth living? It all depends on the liver.  ~ William James, American Philosopher

    Most of us don’t give much thought to the health of our liver.  Yet it is the primary organ of detoxification for our entire body and a key player in healthy digestion.  The main job of the liver is to filter the blood coming from your digestive system which contains additives and pesticides from your food, alcohol from your wine and chemicals from your medications. Read More

  • Ten Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating When Watching Your Blood Sugar Levels

    holiday eating and diabetesThe holiday season is upon us and if you have diabetes or are at risk for it, planning ahead can be your secret weapon to prepare for irregular meal times and tempting desserts, all while still enjoying the festivities.

    Here are 10 tips from the American Diabetes Association that will help you maintain consistent blood sugar levels throughout the holiday season. Read More

  • Just in Time for Flu Season: 7 Tips to Boost Immunity

    flu seasonWinter is right around the corner and most of us will be spending more time indoors and exposed to the contagious germs that lead to colds and flu.  This year, instead of resigning yourself to a miserable bug, take a stand by boosting your immune system against the nasty viruses and bacteria that send you to your sickbed. Read More

  • 10 Reasons to Cleanse Your Digestive System After the Holidays

    cleansing after the holidaysWith the abundance of rich food and drink that accompany the holiday season, it’s no wonder that so many people end the year with unwanted pounds, sluggish bowel movements and digestive upsets.   Factor in travel, not enough water and dietary fiber, stress and a lack of exercise, and you can understand why your digestive system starts to rebel. Read More

  • 5 Steps to Avoid Long-Term Pain and Disability

    long term joint painIf you think bone and joint conditions only affect senior citizens, here’s a surprising statistic.  More than half of all women and men over the age of 18 (54%) in the US are affected by a bone and joint condition, and the numbers keep growing as life expectancy increases. Read More

  • Got Joint Pain? Try Nature’s Healing Herbs

    natural joint pain healingDo you worry about the number of prescription or over-the-counter medications you’re taking every day to keep your joints pain-free and lessen stiffness?  If so you may have good reason.  While prescription and OTC drugs can help with your joint stiffness, they can also cause unwanted side effects including overstressing your liver and kidneys and interacting with other medications you may need to take. Read More

  • 8 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

    breast cancer awarenessThe attention given to reducing the rates of breast cancer in recent years has saved the lives of thousands of women.  Statistics show that incidence rates have dropped steadily in the US since the year 2000.  Part of this fortunate decline is attributed to fewer women opting for synthetic hormone replacement during menopause. Read More

  • When Brain Fog and Breakouts Begin in the Gut

    gut healthHow do you know if you need a colon cleanse? Many people go by their bowel symptoms.  If you’re plagued by constipation, irregularity or bloating after meals, it’s a sign that a colon cleanse would do you a lot of good.  This is very true, but there are frequently symptoms unrelated to bowel functioning that indicate you may need a thorough colon cleansing. Read More

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