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Toxins in the Brain Equals Danger!

02/06/2018 - 3:52pm

“Cognitive decline is largely a matter of three fundamental threats to our brain”: So says Dr. Dale Bredesen in his best-selling book, The End of Alzheimer’s. 1. Inflammation 2. Shortage of brain boosting nutrients such as natural hormones 3. Toxins To further emphasize the importance of this, the NIH website now lists thirty thousand articles on the dangers of toxins in the brain. Heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead are neurotoxins (kills brain tissue), and most of us do not know we have been exposed to them. Remember, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland? His character was...

Weight loss, hormones

Lose Weight Without Exercise or Calorie Restriction?

12/07/2017 - 1:41pm

 A must-read breakthrough... Sounds too good to be true, but that is exactly what researchers at the medical center of the esteemed University degli Studi, Naples, Italy, found and reported this year in a large, peer reviewed study. "In a woman's life, menopause is characterized by significant physiological changes often associated with an increase in body mass and obesity associated sickness." Numerous studies have described the effect of hormone deficiencies in aging, energy run down, and obesity in menopausal women.  The aim of this study was to determine whether obese, but otherw...

Happy Holidays

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays (and still have fun!)

11/28/2017 - 4:48pm

♫ Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la– la la la la! That’s right, ‘Tis the season to be jolly.’ Soon we’ll be donning our gay apparel and heading to Grandma’s house (or other relative or friend) for holiday fun, songs, and gifts.  And let us not forget Grandma’s table filled to the brim with a bountiful feast: pecan pie, honey-baked ham, sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping and candy cane truffles – Yum-yum! It causes me to pause and think of all the fun, family, and friends of holidays past. Sweet treats and rich meals can be landmines for health-conscious peop...

stomach problems; ibs; irritable bowl syndrome

Tummy Troubles

11/28/2017 - 4:08pm

Stomach cramps, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, or anything else for that matter? You don’t need to suffer in silence! Dealing with tummy troubles can be a painful, stressful, even embarrassing ordeal for a lot of people, yet people don’t actually realize just how common these digestive issues are. In terms of our general health and well-being, gut health actually plays a key role in our overall physical and emotional well-being. Put simply, this basically means that if your gut health is off, even slightly, you yourself will feel ill and may suffer from numerous other ailments. The goo...

CKC Fitness: Strength and Conditioning at The Renewal Point

11/14/2017 - 12:03pm

Are you looking to... Get your game back? Get your figure back? Gain balance, stability, and joint health? Recover from injury? Get relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain? Increase good cholesterol and cardiorespiratory fitness? Improve physical performance (golf, sports competition, etc)? If you answered yes to ANY ONE of these, then the CKC Fitness program, utilizing the Luedeka Body Weight Trainer, is just what you are looking for! We use a researched, tested, and novel approach to fitness, developed by David Luedeka, MS, DPT. From the person recovering from a major fall to the pr...

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Brain

10/26/2017 - 3:59pm

University of California scientists discover a unique program to reverse cognitive decline by balancing hormones: Known by many names: brain degeneration, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and others, cognitive decline can slip in and steal our health, our feelings, our memories, and even our loved ones. Having spent billions of dollars on research over the last 80 years with thousands of scientists working on the problem, there is still no cure. Medications have had marginal effects at best. Furthermore, it has been pointed out that women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s ep...

Think Fungus: Holistic Approaches to Black Mold

10/10/2017 - 7:30am

With numerous hurricanes having recently brought deadly winds and floodwaters, we are now left with a crisis on numerous levels.  For many, getting the basics of food, water, and dry shelter from more flooding is still a major concern; electricity remains to be a problem and could continue to be for quite some time; the elderly, young children, and those with special medical needs remain to be at high risk; and, the task of rebuilding is physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming, to say the least.  Unfortunately there is another, more hidden, health risk looming in the fu...

Balance Your Hormones – Trim Your Waistline

10/04/2017 - 2:50pm

Tears flooded down her cheeks cascading onto her blouse. I reached out and handed her a box of Kleenex and waited, “Tell me what’s going on.”  The room was quiet for a moment.  “It’s my weight,” More tears. “And, I’m doing everything right; everything I know to do. I exercise almost every day; eat whole foods, no gluten or sugar."  As I listened intently, eventually the real culprits began to surface: a troubled marriage, a stressful job, poor sleep, menopausal symptoms, tired all the time and high-strung. Her two children had grown and left h...

Integrative Medicine

09/16/2017 - 8:49am

 In a breakthrough decision, the American Board of Physician Specialties has recently established a new Board Certification in Integrative Medicine for medical doctors. Why has this new breakthrough in practicing medicine come about and what does it mean for you and your family?  Read on to discover the answer. Here in the US, we’re constantly searching for that ever-elusive miracle cure for various health ailments. Per capita, we are spending more than double for healthcare, yet, at the same time, experts have found that life expectancies here in the US are significantly lower than...

Top 5 Health Habits That Can Harm You

08/29/2017 - 1:13pm

What would it take to live a longer healthier life? Here are a few common health practices which may stand in your way. Eat seafood for heart and brain health – Right?    Not Always – While the USDA Economic Research Service publishes an article about how Americans need to eat seafood for brain and heart health, high levels of mercury (a carcinogen and a dangerous neurotoxin that can disrupt brain function and harm the nervous system), have been found in some fish. It truly depends on the kind of fish you eat. Older fish, like tuna, sea bass and swordfish, have the highest mercury....