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The human body is an amazing machine. It regulates, adjusts, changes, improves, and breaks down, constantly compensating day in and day out. Before it decides to shut down completely, generally, it gives us several warnings. Each body speaks a little differently, but there are some rather universal messages that most bodies send out. Have you learned to interpret your body's way of speaking to you?

SIGNAL: Your ears and/or throat are itchy.
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While deaths in the United States associated with heart disease, breast cancer and stroke have declined in recent years, deaths related to dementia and Alzheimer’s rose 46 percent between 2002 and 2006, according to the release. The study that appears in the February issue of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that Physical activity may reduce the risk of dementia-related death. Researchers assessed the health of more than 45,000 men and nearly 15,...

As winter settles in around most of us, the temperatures drop, the days get shorter and the snow falls.  This is a great time to use soups as a healthy part of your diet.  Many traditional favorites are high in sodium or fats but here are some healthy alternatives. 

CHNUCKY CHICKEN NOODLE  (OR RICE) SOUP

4 skinless boneless organic chicken breasts 4 cups purified water 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3 celery tops 2 cups purified water 2 ounces uncooked...

As we start out this new year let's reaffirm to eat healthy.  I realize this statement can be a bit overwhelming.  There is so much information these days on nutrition and toxic foods.  But here are 7 simple suggestions to start you down the path of healthy eating.  If you can simply add these 7 foods into your diet you will be off to a great start.

A review of 67 studies show that diets high in soluble fiber, like that found in steel cut oats, lower total "LDL" (the undesirable)...

I appreciate Dr. Mercola's article today entitled "Vitamin D Supplement Mistake.  He shares the results of a large study that included 94,000 participants who were supplementing their Vitamin D serum levels.  The findings are rather remarkable and worthy of summery.

 

A meta-analysis of 50 trials looking at mortality rates for “doctor recommended” synthetic vitamin D2 supplements versus natural vitamin D3 shows a six percent risk reduction among those who used D3,...

The U.S. childhood vaccine schedule has been updated and the revised schedule issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Family Physicians.  It looks like we will be sticking our children even more than in the past.  Russell Blaylock, M.D., stated: “In 1976, children received 10 vaccines before attending school. Today they will receive over 36 injections." It's time to ask: Are we getting too many...

Last month Malibu, CA. joined Costa Mesa and Santa Ana in banning the use of amalgam fillings using a phase out plan drawn up first by the city of Costa Mesa.

These cities and the thousands of people attending a series of town meetings hosted earlier in this year by the FDA's center for devices has raised the awareness of a highly toxic substance making up 50% of dental fillings.

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren the presiding FDA official over these town meetings made a public statement...

The Alzheimer's Associations website states that in 2008, every 71 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.  It continues by saying that 5 million people are already living with the disease.  The enormous growth of this disease should give us reason to pause, especially since it is the sixth leading cause of deaths in the US.  Is there anything that can be done about these statistics?

The most common form of alzheimers is dementia.  Dementia is defined as a loss or...

You had a long day at work, setting at the computer and talking on the telephone.  Stress is high as lay offs  continue and your work load increases.  As you pull into the driveway of your home and start to get out of the car you experience a shooting pain in your lower back that radiates down your leg.  You go inside and pop two Aleve in your mouth, washing it down with a glass of water. The leaves have started falling from the trees as the day time temperatures begin to drop and the days...

When you think of detoxification or cleansing of your body do you remember to include the largest organ of the body?

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and yet is often overlooked when someone decides to detox and cleanse their body.  Today many skin care products and make-up are full of chemicals that become toxic once they are absorbed into the body. Since awareness and education are both a large part of our mission here at Natural Horizons Wellness Center we have decided to...

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