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FERTILITY AND TOXICITY: THE POWERFUL EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

Understanding the toxic role of Endocrine Disrupters in Female Fertility. This article is co-authored by Dr. Alison Schulz, ND, Dr. Andrew Litchy, ND. It was Originally published January 30, 2015 in NDNR - Naturopathic Doctors News & Review   Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) are chemicals with the potential to alter the production, metabolism, and activity of hormones in humans and animals. These substances display a variety of idiosyncratic biochemical effects, with complex and multifactorial mechanisms of disruption of endocrine systems. EDCs may mimic or antagonize endogenous hormones, overstimulate various hormone-related receptors, alter hepatic hormone metabolism, and interfere with steroidogenesis. These substances have only recently come to …

We Call Ourselves Healers

Cynthia Stavrou, Reiki Master practices at Rising Sun Reiki Studio and has 7 years of experience (12/06/2015)
I call myself a Healer.  But, honestly, it never feels quite right, particularly when speaking with those outside of the holistic community.  The word Healer has a certain connotation when speaking it within my tribe.  We acknowledge the nuances of language and have agreed to an interpretation and understanding of the title Healer.  And we honor the title, because for right now it allows us to speak and act with authority about the healing gifts that we have to share.  But we are not Healers.  We are Facilitators.  Those of us that practice Energy Medicine know that the ability, the gift, …

Let's Talk About the Ego

Cynthia Stavrou, Reiki Master practices at Rising Sun Reiki Studio and has 7 years of experience (05/07/2016)
Let’s Talk About the Ego   Let’s talk about the Ego.  What exactly is the Ego?  Traditionally the Ego is defined as the “I” of the self.   The derivative of the word Ego means “I” in Latin.  The word Ego was first brought to the general public by Sigmund Freud, a noted psychologist in the early 20th Century.  Freud set forth the theory that the Ego is the place wherein lies the organized part of the personality structure that includes defensive, perceptual, intellectual-cognitive, and executive functions.  Conscious awareness resides in the Ego, although not all of the operations of the Ego are conscious.    I would argue …

5 simple steps to a dinner to nourish your gut

Lynda Enright, M.S., RDN, LD, CLT practices at Be Well Nutrition Consulting and has 19 years of experience (07/27/2016)
Is your gut a mess – constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, gas and bloating?  If so, you are not alone!  Millions of people suffer with these same symptoms. And sadly, so many are reaching for over the counter medications to quickly cover up the symptoms so they don’t interfere too much with life. Well, it isn’t working well for most. The symptoms just keep coming back and sadly they will continue to get worse and could lead to more serious conditions if the gut doesn’t get healed.

Take the quiz – Do you have the warning signs of excess inflammation?

Lynda Enright, M.S., RDN, LD, CLT practices at Be Well Nutrition Consulting and has 19 years of experience (08/11/2016)
I have lived with it; every client I see lives with it – we are a country on fire! The standard American diet and lifestyle has created an epidemic of inflammation that has put millions at risk of not only chronic disease but at risk every day of digestive upset, colds and viruses, aches and pains. You don’t have to live with the aches and pains, the GI upset another day! I have healed my body and see clients every day putting out the fire – by taking the steps to create a nourished life.

5 reasons to buy fresh, local and in season

Lynda Enright, M.S., RDN, LD, CLT practices at Be Well Nutrition Consulting and has 19 years of experience (08/31/2016)
It is my favorite time of year in Minnesota. The weather is getting cooler, life is getting more settled again after the busyness of summer, and the Farmer’s Markets are full of beautiful food. Not only is the food delicious, but also I appreciate being able to buy from local farmers and vendors. There are several reasons why this benefits my family, and the local community, as well as me. As I prepare for a FREE class I am offering in October, I am thinking about how food allows us to thrive and how people around the world who live the longest with …

A Simple Meal Plan For Relief From Digestive Upset

Lynda Enright, M.S., RDN, LD, CLT practices at Be Well Nutrition Consulting and has 19 years of experience (08/31/2016)
Try this meal packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. And use extras to plan lunch for work the next day. It can be on the table in 30 minutes. And if you take a few minutes to chop the sweet potatoes and toss in the morning, you can be eating even quicker.

The 12 Laws of Karma

Cynthia Stavrou, Reiki Master practices at Rising Sun Reiki Studio and has 7 years of experience (09/13/2016)
We have all heard the common adages, “You reap what you sow”, “What goes around comes around”, etc.  And to a certain extent Karma really is that simple.  But it is not as easy as having a negative thought and then stubbing your toe.  Nor are all of our experiences related to an infinite number of past lives that we are continually answering for.   Karma is really about our intentions as we move through our lives.  If we are driven in our actions by greed, jealousy, anger, lust, etc., the kind of reality that we will create for ourselves will be …

Can food be your medicine?

Lynda Enright, M.S., RDN, LD, CLT practices at Be Well Nutrition Consulting and has 19 years of experience (09/28/2016)
When I was 19, I wouldn’t have defined it as medicine, but I learned early on that food can make you sick and food can heal. One definition of medicine is “a compound or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease.” If you search “Food As Medicine,” there are a multitude of conversations about ways you can use food to prevent and treat disease. In addition, there are criticisms of this concept – that food really is in no way medicine and that we need pharmaceuticals to heal us. I don’t minimize the necessity of pharmaceuticals in treatment …

Why you need food – it may not be why you think

Lynda Enright, M.S., RDN, LD, CLT practices at Be Well Nutrition Consulting and has 19 years of experience (10/11/2016)
What do you think of when you think of the NEED your body has for food?  Carbohydrates are for energy for your body and brain, protein is for the structure of tissues and cells, fat is needed for energy and to keep you warm. These are just a few of the very important functions of these macronutrients – the carbs, protein and fats.  We need to eat an appropriate balance of each of those macronutrients to maintain good health. Of course, this is why you need food. But when you think about the food you choose each day I encourage you to start thinking about the little stuff, …

10 Signs Your Child Has a Food Sensitivity and What to Do About It

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Children and Food allergies

Try Media-Free for a Better Life!

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Children's health and the impact of media

One Hundred Types of Arthritis?

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Arthritis and how Chiropractic care can help

How can I convince my spouse to see a chiropractor?

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
It’s a question we hear all the time. If you’ve experienced great results from care in our office, it’s only natural to want someone you love to benefit too. Here are some approaches you may find more helpful than threats. Are you having a hard time convincing your spouse to see a chiropractor? Ask questions. Rather than judge their unwillingness to try chiropractic, become curious. Since our behaviors are the result of our beliefs (conscious and unconscious), try to find out what belief(s) are standing in the way. Often it’s some unfounded fear or misconception. Find out what the real issue is. Supply …

A recipe for common cold

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Prevent Common Cold

What’s your check engine light trying to tell you about your body?

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Chiropractic and general health

Affordable ways to stay healthy

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Affordable ways to stay healthy

Insomnia - What to do?

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Insomnia and how Chiropractic Care can help

Can Chiropractic Manage Migraines?

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Migraines/ Headaches and Chiropractic care - benefits of Chiropractic care

Eat your way out of pain

Dr. Jay P Wilson, D.PSc. practices at Allergy Elimination of MN and has 54 years of experience (10/19/2016)
Food as medicine for Pain

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