Step up your circulation

We have previously sparked the idea that circulation may play a large role in stimulating your bowel movement.  But your circulation does so much more! Your blood system is like a highway on which your red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets transit from one area of your body to another.  It’s how nutrients…

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Stimulate your stools

Yes, they’re gross to think about, they’re more gross to see, and they’re most gross to smell.  What are they? Stools. (No, not that kind.) Poop.  Poo.  Number Two. We love to talk about what to eat, how to eat, where to eat, and even when to eat.  But just as food goes in, food…

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Nuts about Pili

Guest post by Terry Tong of Pili Pushers (www.pilipushers.com) Magnesium-deficiency is not only rampant in the USA, but also here in Asia – due to changes in our lifestyle and diet.  These changes include increased stress, drinking of alcohol and eating more processed foods. These factors either cause the body to discharge magnesium or render the…

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Vaginal seeding for newborns

Most of us realize that there are risks involved with any birth ~ an uncomplicated pregnancy can quickly turn into a complicated delivery.  Thank goodness for crisis care, like C-sections, to assist in emergency situations.  While C-sections may seem to be easier, faster, and with less pain, there are downfalls to electing this procedure. When…

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Hands off, squat on

Cesarean section (C-section) rates are still climbing, as doctors and expectant mothers find convenience in choosing the date of birth.  When I ask audiences what is the safest way to give birth, the answer is becoming “C-section” more often than not.  If this were true, if C-sections were the safest option, women would have zippers…

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It starts with one

  What are we leaving for our children?  Most people, especially parents, want to make the world a better place for their children to grow up, so that they may do the same for the generations to come.  Yet we get caught up in complaining about how the planet is being depleted of resources, the…

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Pain is not the problem

Our bodies were designed to move.  Anything that inhibits our healthy, normal movement will cause symptoms, like pain, over time.  While traumas can cause pain, it is more often our daily habits that build up over time. Our lifestyles have become so unnatural that our joints begin to degenerate in response to lack of movement…

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Master your mind, spark your splendor

We’ve all been victims of negative thoughts: My thighs are too big. My back pain will never go away. My spouse isn’t listening to me. It’s common to have these reactions when things don’t seem in our favor.  But where are these thoughts coming from?  My mother used to remind us growing up that “life…

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My answer to “why?”

Over the past few weeks, I have been asked why I write these posts.  What is the purpose behind each message?  What drives me to blab once per week (well, I blab much more in person)? I have found myself repeating answers over the years to common questions that patients, clients, friends, and family members…

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Are you THRIVING or surviving?

Most people have no idea what it means to thrive.  We go through our lives on auto-pilot without truly experiencing life or really paying attention to what matters. If we talk about the basics — what we need just to live, just to survive — we need: 1) Food 2) Water 3) Air 4) Electricity…

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