Carob – Sweet Treat Packed with Nutrients

Carob – Interesting? I must admit I have dismissed this in the past, probably because of my first experience tasting it as a substitute for chocloate. It didn’t rate for me at the time. Carob is a tree that comes from the Mediterranean Region and a member of the pulse family. According to history, the Romans used to eat the pods for their natural sweetness. Carob powder can be used as a substitute for cocoa powder in cookies, cakes, candies … Read More →


The Self Image Concept – Overcoming an Inferiority Complex

The Self Image Concept It’s estimated that approximately 90 percent of the general population suffer from some form of inferiority complex. This means that about 9 in every 10 persons feel that they are inadequate in some way. Why should you focus on the negative, when the positive is so much more exciting and rewarding? The Self-Image – Key to a Better Life I recently came across a book by Maxwell Maltz, M.D., F.I.C.S., entitled “Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to … Read More →


Q&A with Dr. Dodd, ND. Part 1

Listen to Dr. Dodd answering questions on topics including: Possible causes of hypothyroidism Arthritis, menopause and low thyroid function Iodine supplementation, good or bad? Thyroid antibodies The endocrine system and the role of other glands in hypothyroidism Natural and homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Disease And much more! Click Here to listen Dr. Richard Dodd, BSc., ND.


Q&A with Dr. Dodd, ND. Part 2

Listen to Dr. Dodd answering questions on topics including:   Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy Detox and best supplements to cleanse the body What to look for in a natural supplement for hypothyroidism Hashimotos' Disease, and how to identify what's attacking the body Allergies and low thyroid function Epstein-Barr virus and hypothyroidism Sleep apnea and hypothyroidism And much more! Click here to start listening to Part 1 Click Here to start listening to Part 2 Dr. Richard Dodd, BSc., ND.  


Eat in a Calm, Relaxed State

Parasympathetic Nervous System and Digestion All the digestive systems functions from secretion of saliva and pancreatic juice to absorption through intestinal walls, to the work of the liver and the kidneys, are governed by the parasympathetic nervous system. The other branch of the nervous system is the sympathetic nervous system, which governs the stress response (also known as fight or flight). When the sympathetic nervous system is on, the parasympathetic shuts off. In other words, you cannot be stressed and … Read More →


Effortless Life-Supporting Choices Through Meditation

At this point in my career as a holistic health practitioner I feel there is much value in spending time teaching clients and students how to recognize and move through emotional patterns so that nurturing food and lifestyle choices become effortless and joyful. When I first started learning about health through fitness and food I focused much of my attention on what we should be doing to create day-to-day balanced physical states. As I look back, much of what I … Read More →


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