Archive | October, 2011


King Corn: A Look at Our Most Controversial Crop!

This independent film may not have had as much exposure as some of the other popular “Food Films”. However this is one that you won’t want to miss, especially if you are concerned about high-fructose corn syrup and its affect on American’s ever-expanding waistlines. King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre […]

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

All sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain! More than 40 years ago high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was introduced as a cost-effective sweetener in the American diet. It’s found in a wide range of foods and beverages, including fruit juice, soda, cereal, bread, yogurt, ketchup, and mayonnaise. On average, Americans consume 60 […]

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Yogurt Oatmeal Mask

Yogurt Oatmeal Mask

A recipe for beautiful skin Ingredients 1 TB oatmeal, finely ground 1 TB live, organic plain yogurt (non-flavored) A few drops of honey 1 tsp olive oil Instructions Mix well. Apply mask thickly across face. Leaving it on for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and apply moisturizer.

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Pumpkin Mask

Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin pulp (canned is fine) 2 TB olive oil 2 tsp almond milk (for dry or combo skin) or1 tsp honey (for dry skin) or2 tsp apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice (for oily skin) Preparation Purée the fresh pumpkin pulp into a thick paste. (You can use unsweetened canned pumpkin.) […]

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Book Choices for Good Health

Patients often ask us about our favorite health-related books. Here are a few you might consider adding to your library or Kindle! The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for your Child, Robert W. Sears, M.D. F.A.A.P Part of the Sears Parenting series, this book addresses one of today’s most controversial and worrisome questions. Sears’ […]

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7 Ways to Bring Home the Magic and Intensify the Intimacy

If you are ready for some activities that can enhance your mood and increase intimacy you don’t necessarily need to drop a fortune on lingerie or pay a lot for an expensive meal. Here are 7 ideas to bring out the romantic in both of you. Try one each day or use them for a […]

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The Truth About Thyroid Hormones & Their Functions

  The Truth About Thyroid And How it Affects Us A typical Thyroid check in a doctor’s office will assess TSH only and no other hormone. This has been standard practice for many years. It used to be that when we saw a low TSH, it would suggest a hyperthyroid patient and a high TSH […]

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The Physiologic and Metabolic Effects of Thyroid

Bone metabolism, gastrointestinal function, glucose metabolism, thermoregulation, progesterone & estrogen metabolism, and homeocysteine levels may all be affected when Thyroid hormone is imbalanced. This is only a small list of how Thyroid works on the intricate areas of our body and how one hormone can lead us to a lack of health. Bone metabolism and […]

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Thyroid Self-Assessment Test

From the book Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health [Paperback] by Dr Richard L Shames, M.D. and Dr. Karilee Halo Shames, R.N., Ph.D. The following is a list of symptoms, conditions, and signs that could be indicators of low thyroid. Take this self-assessment to see if you should receive further testing, or a trial […]

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