Category: Health and Nutrition

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 »

Herbal Allies for the Immune System

By Juliet Blankespoor  ~ Most folks who use natural medicine have favorite remedies they turn to when warding off a cold. That first sneeze or throat tickle might have them reaching for elderberry syrup, echinacea tincture, garlic honey, or a zinc lozenge. But what about tonic herbs that can help support the immune system every… Read more »

NAET-Don’t be Sick and Tired?

By Mark Light, MD Don’t give up, there is hope-NAET We are lucky to have many healing modalities today to help us in our journey to health. Each modality works in a different way. Some focus on emotions, some on the body itself, some to detox, and so on. Herbal and homeopathic medicines are known… Read more »

Yoga Swing-Interview with Tone & Sharon Cardenas

Lotus Guide: I’ve been using your Yoga Swing now for more than three years and it has really helped me in many ways, but what exactly is it about the Omni Gym or Yoga Swing that’s turning the world upside down? What problems does it solve or what solutions does it provide? Sharon Cardenas: Consisting… Read more »

2015: The Current State of Integrative Medicine in the United States

Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture, Paradise, CA By Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. Integrative Health at the Federal Level In December 2014, the leading federal agency on research in integrative medicine, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), was renamed the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).[1] In 1998,… Read more »

Stay Healthy, Naturally

By Terra Karma You might know me from EarthDance or our “TerraKarma’s Chico Music for Peace Festivals” in the plaza. But I’ve always wanted to be a healer of some kind. This past year, besides giving music lessons, our family started a company called Silver Remedy to sell colloidal silver. You really have to question… Read more »

Aquatic Therapy Comes of Age

By Skip Phairas People have a special relationship with water. Born in water, we remain linked to it forever. Whether an individual uses water for recreation or for exercise, water can do amazing things for the body. Not only can it help keep you in shape, but it can also be used as a beneficial… Read more »

Digestive Intelligence

By Dr. Irina Matveikova In Digestive Intelligence: A Holistic View of Your Second Brain, Dr. Irina Matveikova highlights what she describes as the two way relationship between our first brain, the one in our head and the second brain, the one in the gut…… I can assure you that the relationship between the two brains,… Read more »

IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Digestive Disorders

By Betty Glasser Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are different digestive disorders. According to the National Digestive Information Clearinghouse, 60 million to 70 million people are affected by digestive disorders and about 20 million related surgical procedures are performed each year. The Difference between IBS and IBD IBS is a functional… Read more »

Gluten Summit Report

The Triple-A Threat of Gluten Sensitivity— Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis, and Alzheimer’s Disease By Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. Medical scholars gathered recently for a symposium on the topic of gluten sensitivity, “A Grain of Truth: The Gluten Summit.” This educational summit was organized by Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, a premier educator in the field of functional medicine and… Read more »