Allergy Test – Uncovering What’s Causing Your Allergies

Allergy Test – Uncovering What’s Causing Your Allergies

Roughly 20 percent of adults in the US suffer from seasonal allergies. Most people reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication to address the runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, sinus congestion, headache and breathing difficulties they experience. This post will address how you can identify and eliminate the most likely causes of your seasonal allergies – and it’s not the pollen count. (more…)

Alcohol’s Impact on Metabolism – Riding the Alcohol Train to Fatsville

Alcohol’s Impact on Metabolism – Riding the Alcohol Train to Fatsville

According to conventional wisdom, the infamous “beer belly” is caused by excess alcohol calories being stored as fat. Yet, less than five percent of the alcohol calories you drink are turned into fat. Rather, the main effect of alcohol is to reduce the amount of fat or carbohydrate your body burns for energy, along with increasing your appetite and dramatically decreasing your testosterone levels. (more…)

Healthy (er) Fast Food Eating Guide

Healthy (er) Fast Food Eating Guide

We are a fast food nation – the home cooked meals of the past are sadly becoming history. Over scheduling and modern day stress has led to many people needing a quick meal when they are on the go. That is why on any given day, more than 25 percent of Americans will eat fast food.  Even more alarming is that more money is spent yearly on fast food than higher education – over $110 billion to be exact.  With these statistics being so lofty, the question comes to mind, how do you continue to travel down the natural path to health and still live in our fast food nation? (more…)

Millions of People Are Taking Medications That Won’t Help Them

Millions of People Are Taking Medications That Won’t Help Them

Medical doctors want to help people feel and be well; however, the tools that they have at their disposal are often inadequate to get the job done. Take, for instance, the top ten highest-grossing medications in the United States; research shows that they only help between 1 in 25 to 1 in 4 of the people who take them.

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The Difference between Sulfa (Drugs), Sulfites and Sulfur

The Difference between Sulfa (Drugs), Sulfites and Sulfur

I often get asked questions like, “I’m allergic to sulfa drugs – do I need to avoid sulfur in supplements and/or food?” There is a lot of understandable confusion about the difference between sulfa drugs, sulfites, sulfates and sulfur. Many people are allergic to sulfa drugs and/or sulfites and thus assume that they have to avoid sulfates and sulfur, also. This article should help explain the difference between these four substances and clear some of the confusion. (more…)