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Getting On Your Nerves

Anxiety is a state where too many impulses cross the synapse and nearly every stimuli “gets through” and short circuits the brain. Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety
can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life. This condition is generally associated with sleep deprivation, insomnia,…

Your Fortress of Defense

Your best protection against illness doesn’t come from a pill or injections, but from your own body’s first line of defense – the assorted cells and organs of your immune system. Without your immune system, you would wake up each morning covered with mold or blisters, and a simple cold would kill you. You would have to live in a sterile bubble just to survive. You would never be able to touch a loved one, watch a good movie in…

Cholesterol—the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Contrary to what the medical industry says, cholesterol is not the major culprit in heart disease—or any disease for that matter. You might be thinking, “What? I just don’t believe that!” And our response would be, “Yep! It’s not the major culprit. In fact, cholesterol is good and necessary.” Okay, let’s be rational here. If cholesterol becomes oxidized it can irritate/inflame tissue it is lodged in, such as the endothelium (the lining of the arteries). This would be one of…

“D It Up”

We were taught in school that Vitamin D deficiency had been wiped out in the early 1920s and 30s. However, Michael Holick, MD, PhD at Boston University, says that vitamin D plays a key role in preventing osteoporosis, prostate, breast, and 11 other cancers—all of which have increased dramatically due to vitamin D insufficiency. It’s not just cancer and osteoporosis. Hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, and inflammatory bowel disease are also on Professor Holick’s list.…

In the Mood for Food

There is a lot of confusion about what food is good to eat. Here are the top 10 foods you should try to eat. Americans should avoid taking their cues from the USDA’s food pyramid, which is the product of interest-group politics. Matter of fact, if you use the Standard American Diet acronym (SAD) that is exactly what you get – a “SAD” diet. I do not recommend following the food pyramid. Instead, I think you should follow a Mediterranean-style…

The Road to Optimal Health

The road to optimal health is straight, but still confusing. It makes sense and yet we are tempted from all different angles. Most lifestyle changes, especially ones dealing with health and nutrition, can be quite overwhelming. This is because they are usually counter-cultural—they go “against the grain” of society. Even more so than generations before us, it has become so important to look at our nutrition and health. Society has it backwards. So much so, that those of us who…

Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

There are approximately 35 million Americans being treated for high blood pressure with a cost from $65.00 to $140 per month per prescription. No need to get out your calculators, that’s $27.3 billion to $58.8 billion every year! Medically, there are four ways to treat high blood pressure: A diuretic or a “water pill” A calcium channel blocker A beta or alpha blocker An Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) 
inhibitor or blocker. There are alternative options for consideration: 1.Magnesium Chelate for…

Whole Food. Whole Nutrition. Wholy Cow!

Whole food supplements are superior to synthetically made supplements. Natural is better. It’s just that simple. As part of the West Clinic Family, you are the beneficiary of a century (100 years) of clinical research. That’s right for 100 years, we have been refining the clinical protocols that consistently help people feel better. One of the most important parts of this research is the use of whole food supplement vitamins! Whole food supplements are superior to synthetically made supplements for…

Guilt Free Brownies

These guilt free brownies are a favorite around my house. These delicious, chocolatey brownies are packed full of healthy ingredients so you can eat them as a guilt-free dessert or snack. Since I generally avoid sugar, we don’t usually have any at my house, so when I need to bring a dessert to a party, these are my go to treats. Everybody loves them! Ingredients: 1 can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 3 whole eggs 
2 tsp. vanilla extract…

Dirty Electricity, Do We Need a Bath?

You can’t consciously feel or touch electromagnetic fields or electricity, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that your cells are indeed impacted. Dirty electricity – which is another name for electrical pollution – is not widely known. This is because it cannot be seen, smelled, tasted or touched. It is complex to explain, so people tend to ignore, disregard and even fight against its existence. However, many people do feel the side-effects of dirty electricity, which can include headaches, ringing in…

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