Tag Archives: dehydration

Everybody poops

April 22, 2013

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  by Dee Munsterman —  The other day I was having breakfast at Wildflower Bakery where I witnessed a 3 year old and his dad return to their table after having visited the bathroom. The mom asked: “Did you go poo poo?” The little boy happily exclaimed, “Yes!” Mom high-fived him and they all proceeded […]

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The different degrees of irritable bowel syndrome

March 25, 2013

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by Dr. Jennifer Burns —  I  tend to view irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as having different degrees, ranging from simple to complex. Simple: This type of IBS is associated with some gas and bloating, with episodic diarrhea or constipation. Occasional flare-ups occur, but usually over-the-counter medications can take care of those situations. Middle: This condition […]

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How green can you glow?

February 21, 2013

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by Nonnie Knight and Lacey Grace —  A green girl has got to know a few tips and tricks about beauty care and damage prevention during the frostbitten months to come. In order to have natural radiance, you need to think internally first. How green can you glow during this holiday season? Sometimes you need […]

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Why proper daily hydration is so important

September 26, 2012

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by Dr. Eli Ber —  One of the primary reasons I pursued a career as a naturopathic physician was out of a desire to find a solution for my own health problems. I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Crohn’s Disease at age 16. This caused me to begin actively investigating all treatments […]

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Easing Inflammation

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Inflammation is usually a normal process whereby the body responds to stress by sending more blood and macrophages to an area and secreting certain chemicals, such as histamine, that irritate the tissues to a degree. This is part of the normal response to stress. — However, problems can develop if […]

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Three things you may not know about heart health

August 13, 2012

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by Paula Owens — What causes heart disease? A healthy heart is the foundation of your health, vitality, physical ability and longevity. There are many risk factors to be aware of that you can control, such as smoking, lack of exercise, low vitamin D levels, obesity, type II diabetes, stress and poor diet. Food items […]

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Water: essential for healing

August 12, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  The liver is a major detoxifying organ, and it needs all the help it can get to do its job. This is especially true for people who suffer from fibromyalgia, as they also suffer from an overload of toxins and often have sluggish liver functions, making toxin buildup in the body […]

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The water connection

February 27, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Water — we bathe in it, swim in it, get some of our food from it and, most importantly, drink it. Seventy percent of our beautiful planet is comprised of water. We literally cannot live without it; in fact, we cannot live more than one week without it. We love water. […]

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Allergy control

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Most people associate allergies with hay fever. These are the immediate type (IgE-mediated) allergic reactions, which can be chronic and debilitating or immediate and life-threatening (anaphylactic). The delayed (IgG-mediated) reactions, however, are more insidious. Typical delayed allergic reactions are feeling foggy-headed, waking up tired in the morning and experiencing general […]

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We love sunshine, but skin cancer screenings are a must

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  In Arizona, we receive intense sun exposure almost year-round. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona is second only to Australia in skin cancer incidence rates. We love our sunshine, but we do need to be smart about it. Here are five important guidelines to help protect you […]

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The healthy business traveler

February 23, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Business travel can be difficult for those trying to eat well and exercise every day. Here are a few tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Plan ahead. Before booking your next hotel room, do a little research. Make sure it has a mini bar. Then research where […]

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Beating Brain Fog

February 22, 2012

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by Larry Wilson, M.D. — Brain fog is a health condition that is often characterized by a lack of mental clarity and mild memory loss. Other symptoms include confusion, mental sluggishness and often an inability to perform basic mental tasks properly, such as mathematical calculations. Brain fog is not recognized as a clinical diagnosis. I think […]

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