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When the body is in a state of wellness, it is in balance or homeostasis. Homeostasis is, according to Taber’s Medical Dictionary, “the state of dynamic equilibrium of the internal environment of the body that is maintained by the ever-changing process of feedback and regulation in response to external or internal changes.”

Balance, Toxicity & Harmony

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Botanicals & Balance

Balancing Your Whole Body

Vibrational medicine through nutrition. Nutritional deficiencies are extraordinarily prevalent in the current American diet. Despite consuming a sufficient amount of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, individuals often develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

We are deluged with environmental pollutants—herbicides, pesticides, exhaust fumes and particulates, industrial chemicals and wastes, household and office chemicals, formaldehyde, hydrocarbon-based synthetics, recirculating air systems, microwave radiation and other electromagnetic disturbances, and noise!

All of these environmental stresses place heavy demands on our bodies’ nutrient reserves, antioxidant arsenals, and detoxification systems. Our nutrient needs are greatly increased by such common exposures.

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Taking Responsibility

Nutrition & Exercise

Phytonutrients found in plants and other foods provide sustenance that, until the last decade or so, we were not aware of. Now we know, for example, that genistein, found in soy products, is helpful in supplying a form of good estrogen. Many other nutrients found in foods promote all bodily functions.

We must acknowledge that if health manifests on all levels—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual—then the approach must also include those components. This is true of the thoughts we think and the food we eat.

Everything in our lives plays a multidimensional role, although the extent may not be fully recognized. Of the components, diet is probably the most undervalued, and is often seen as only as being one-dimensional.

Diet should be seen far more than as just a means to satisfy hunger; good nutrition is a critical key to good health. We gain energy for our bodies by eating food that has energy in it.

While all plants used for food will contribute some level of phytonutrients to the diet, organically-grown, whole, unprocessed foods provide the highest nutritional value. Filtered drinking water and steamed foods (rather than microwaved) also contribute by not adding toxins or changing the molecular structure of the natural products.

When it becomes necessary for the physical, emotional body of a person, a dramatic shift in nutrition is often required wherein a person must release every one of his or her eating habits and take on the habits of eating certain foods that are much higher in nutrition.

These would be whole live foods such as vegetables eaten raw, or prepared simply with low heat or steam. It may not be easy to change but our willingness to change our eating habits provides the momentum for new, healthier habits to form.

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Healing and exercise

Even the best protocol of nutrition is not complete without a sound program of strength training and cardiovascular exercise. Exercise reduces stress and promotes health—just don't over do it! A fitness trainer is able to outline an in-depth exercise program, although most health clubs have a well-informed staff to answer questions. Please note: Be sure to consult your physician before starting any physical exercise or nutritional program.

“Your body needs the support of quality nutrients to maintain health and detoxify from the demands of modern living. Nature provides us with the perfect medicine: our daily food!”

For cardiovascular exercise, fitness trainers and health practitioners alike advise workouts three to four times a week for 20 to 40 minutes with frequent outdoor exercise such as hiking or biking, or walking being sure not to exceed your recommended exercise heart rate during any period of the exercise.

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Natural Health

Celebrating You, Healthy Foods & Dietary Supplements

I'm sure you've heard by now about two fats in omega-3 oils that are crucial to your health - DHA and EPA. These compounds are not only essential to maintaining your health - scientific research indicates that they may also promote heart health and provide immune system and mood support. Today, a majority of leading researchers today will agree that these essential fats are crucial for your overall health and well-being.

DHA and EPA compounds are not naturally created within your own body, so it is necessary to accumulate them from outside sources. There is a large amount of confusion on this topic, and clarification has become much needed to shed light on just what the truth really is.

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There are many different ways that you can receive this essential fat, the primary way being flax seed oil. Other sources to note are hemp and chia seed. Ideally you want to ensure that you are getting these fats from the whole seed. You can simply grind the flax or chia seeds and add them to your protein shake or food source. These plant based omega-3 fats have a large number of double bonds in the molecule that have shown to be extremely susceptible to being damaged and oxidized, blocking them from performing as they are intended to.

The Superior Oil For Our Health

There is a merger of evidence that suggests that Krill Oil is a superior source of high quality omega-3 animal fats to fish oil. There are a number of reasons why evidence is now suggesting this. The first and simplest being the sustainability issue. Research has shown that there is not enough fish in the world to supply the population with the amount of omega-3 fats that it needs.

This unique relationship between the phospholipids and omega-3 fatty acids greatly increases the passage of the fatty acid molecules through your intestinal wall. This helps you in a few ways:

+ Makes the omega-3 fats in Krill Oil significantly more bioavailable than those in fish oil by allowing EPA and DHA to directly enter your cells.

+ Improves your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio.

As you can see, you want to ensure that you are getting these plant based omega-3's fresh. However, the problem is that some experts are promoting that we can get all of our omega-3 fats from plant based sources. Many studies and top sources disagree with this thought.

As noted earlier, these fats are also highly perishable in that they can be damaged by exposure to air. Krill Oil (Not Fish Oil) has a very potent antioxidant called astaxanthin that has been shown to prevent this from happening. However, Krill Oil can help as it is one of the largest biomass in the world. It is also important to point out that the harvesting of Krill is carefully regulated by the world wild life foundation and they actually only harvest a very small percentage of it every year. Projections have shown us that this can go on for centuries before any damage can be done to the population; this making it highly sustainable.

Healthy Foods With Essential Fats For Your Next Shopping Trip

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Avocados

Cheese

Dark Chocolate

Whole Eggs

Fatty Fish

Nuts

Chia Seeds

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Coconuts & Coconut Oil

Full-Fat Yogurt

As you can see, you want to ensure that you are getting these plant based omega-3's fresh. However, the problem is that some experts are promoting that we can get all of our omega-3 fats from plant based sources. Many studies and top sources disagree with this thought.

As noted earlier, these fats are also highly perishable in that they can be damaged by exposure to air. Krill Oil (Not Fish Oil) has a very potent antioxidant called astaxanthin that has been shown to prevent this from happening.

However, Krill Oil can help as it is one of the largest biomass in the world. It is also important to point out that the harvesting of Krill is carefully regulated by the world wild life foundation and they actually only harvest a very small percentage of it every year. Projections have shown us that this can go on for centuries before any damage can be done to the population; this making it highly sustainable.