Category: Alternative Health

Restore Brain Health

With Inno-Vita Herbals at Chico Integrative Health By Dr. Mark W. Light Brain health is essential for basic mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Subtle changes in brain chemistry through time can alter our memory capacity, our interactions at work and with family, our ability to receive and integrate sensory input and information, and how we… Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air in Paradise

By Anne G Weaver and Edited by Season Naify A vehicle for re-creating flow, ‘Ohana Health lays out like an energy grid with many roads for members of the community to find their way back into the flow of life, energy, vibrancy, health, and total well-being. In what was once an abandoned auto parts store,… Read more »

Why Thermography?

By Michelle Hodge, DC, CTT   We all see ads promoting early detection as a preventive measure for breast cancer, but is that really prevention? It seems that mainstream medicine focuses on early detection rather than prevention, followed by treatment and ultimately providing palliative care for those patients who are diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer.… Read more »

What Is NAET?

NAET: A Different Way of Viewing Disease By Mark Light, MD NAET (Nambrudripad’s allergy elimination technique) was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in 1983. NAET is a noninvasive, drug-free, natural treatment for allergies of all types and intensities using a combination of techniques, including: energy balancing, acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiology. The definition… Read more »

Media Reviews for Oct-Nov-Dec 2015

Media Reviews for Oct-Nov-Dec 2015 The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss By Marc David ISBN-13: 978-1-62055-508-8 (Healing Arts Press, 2015) We’ve all been there: Eat less, exercise more, and I will lose weight. It doesn’t take long to figure out that without proper nourishment you will lose more than weight.… Read more »

Holistic Counseling with Christina Stewart

What Is Holistic Counseling? By Christina Stewart   “What is holistic counseling” is a common question I am asked when discussing what I do. A look of curiosity mixed with uncertainty follows as they listen. Unsure if it is normal, unsure if it is safe, not wanting to offend, they skip the follow-up questions. In… Read more »

Science of Functional Mineral Balancing

The Art and Science of Functional Mineral Balancing Using HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) By Adrian Baume, L.Ac, MSTCM   What exactly is hair mineral analysis, and what can it do for me? Hair tissue mineral analysis (or HTMA for short) is pretty much what it sounds like—you clip a small hair sample from your… Read more »

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest By Wendy Robinson   Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. Jules Pecson, an experienced herbalist in Paradise, harvests local plants, processes the gathered components, and offers classes and participation at her shop. The local environment provides… Read more »

A True Aha Moment-Whole Food Medicine

A True Aha Moment By Tracie Feldhaus of Whole Food Medicine As many of you may know, I had my aortic valve replaced on May 6, 2015. The vascular surgeon at Sutter used a new (to this country) technique called transcathater aortic valve replacement—TAVR. While at the hospital, I was treated to a “heart-healthy” diet.… Read more »

Pain Proof Your Body

Pain Proof Your Body By Michael Turk It’s time to tell the scary truth: Pain is powerful. Consider its power to control humans. Punishment means pain. This works because humans avoid it. Different people have different levels of pain tolerance. Some people avoid pain and some develop pain-coping skills, but distressing pain cannot be ignored.… Read more »