Skin Tone Improved by Fruits and Vegetables

Mar 29th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Skin Tone Improved by Fruits and Vegetables

External beauty has much to do with what you do on the inside. You are what you eat, and your skin tells a story about how much to take care of your diet and exercise, as well as your detoxification. Skin radiance, luminosity, tone, texture and hydration are directly linked to your dietary habits, sleep patterns and lifestyle.
A study done in Scotland at the University of St. Andrew’s tested subjects by feeding them 2 additional servings of fruits and vegetables per day, for six weeks. Their skin tone and coloration was measured before and after the six week time frame. Researchers found improved skin tone and coloration and concluded that including more fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet has a beneficial effect on skin tone and texture.

So imagine how your skin can change with the daily whole food multivitamin from VitaTree, VitaFruits and Vitaveggies. A daily dose of 2 VitaFruits and 2 VitaVeggies gives you the approximate equivalent of 7 servings of fruits and veggies! And it’s so easy, no washing, cutting or preparing fruits and vegetables. You get the benefits of the raw phytonutrients, enzymes and vitamins and minerals, all within your capsules of VitaFruits and VitaVeggies. To order and for more info visit www.tryvitatree.com.

DHA is Needed More Than EPA, WHY?

Mar 27th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on DHA is Needed More Than EPA, WHY?

Best Fish Oil Supplement High in DHA

Best Fish Oil Supplement High in DHA


Eicosopentanoic acid (EPA) and decosahexanoic acid (DHA) are omega 3 fats found in cold water fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines
Humans tend to be severely deficient in DHA, as compared to EPA. This is why I recommend supplementation with more DHA as opposed to EPA. The VitaFish Oil from VitaTree Nutritionals contains a 40:10 ratio of DHA to EPA, yielding 400 mg of DHA per day. This is the important brain omega 3 fat necessary for cognition and brain function. DHA also concentrates at the back of the eye in the retina and is responsible for proper vision. It is important that DHA is supplemented everyday, as our brain uses its stores daily.
DHA is a 22 carbon chain, with 6 double bonds, whereas EPA has 20 carbons and 5 double bonds. The body can easily convert DHA to EPA if required because it can easily lose 2 carbons to become EPA, however the EPA has difficulty converting to DHA by adding 2 carbons. This is why I think we all need to be supplementing with more DHA than EPA daily.
DHA is concentrated in fast twitch muscles, like the heart, eyes and fast twitch skeletal muscles. Athletes, like sprinters who use fast twitch muscles, need to replenish more DHA than a sedentary person. It is interesting to note that hummingbirds have a high amount of DHA in their wings, and rattlesnakes in their rattle, as composed to their bodies. DHA also has been proven to be higher in individuals with faster metabolisms, and is one of the reasons I recommend taking the VitaFish Oil about an hour before exercise, to improve metabolism and feed the muscles with the DHA they require.

VitaFish Oil can be taken in capsule form, 4 capsules a day, with food. VitaFish Oil is so fantastic because it tastes like candy, and doesn’t have any fishy taste or aftertaste. It is in small little orange softgels, that can be either swallowed or chewed. Kids love them and take them willingly because they taste so great!

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Beauty Benefits of Vitamin D

Mar 26th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Beauty Benefits of Vitamin D
Best Absorbed Vitamin D

Best Absorbed Vitamin D

Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that most people who live in temperate climates are deficient in due to the lack of sunshine and skin exposure to the sun’s rays. The sun’s UVB rays are responsible for creating vitamin D3 in our body, through the interaction with cholesterol. It is important to note that we require Vitamin D3 as a potent anti-oxidant and cancer preventative! Yes, that’s right, we need Vitamin D3 to prevent cancer, even though we’ve been taught through the media that the sun is harmful and causes skin cancer. I believe we should all get some healthy sun exposure, in the summer months to improve our Vitamin D levels. This means exposing our arms and legs to the sun, for at least 15 minutes, 4-6 days per week, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. If you live closer to the equator, you naturally have more exposure to the sun than someone like me, who lives in Canada and has many cold winter months, without sunshine. If you are able to travel to a warmer climate in the winter months to get some natural sun exposure, this is fantastic.
The beauty benefits of Vitamin D3 are surprising. Vitamin D3 helps improve skin tone and texture, “Having sufficient vitamin D in the skin helps minimize acne, boost elasticity, stimulates collagen production, enhances radiance, and lessen lines and the appearance of dark spots, he says.” Dr. Dennis Gross, board certified NYC dermatologist.
Recent medical news has shown that Vitamin D3 is best produced and absorbed into the skin after 48 hours post sun exposure. It is recommended that once you have had your sunbathing session, you should avoid washing your skin with soap for the next 2 days as this will wash away much of the Vitamin D3 your body has produced in the sebum of your skin cells. I would suggest you not wash your arms and legs perhaps, but do wash your other parts with soap, to avoid body odor and bacterial multiplication.
For those people who simply cannot get enough sunshine, I recommend a Vitamin D3 supplement, like VitaTree Vitamin D3. This unique formulation of Vitamin D3 is made from lanolin, the oil secreted by sheep’s wool. This is the next best way to get your Vitamin D, and in the right form being D3, cholecalciferol. Vitamin D2, ergocalciferol, is the Vitamin D supplemented in most food sources and has very little absorption as compared to D3.
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Do This to Burn Extra Calories in Less Time

Mar 23rd, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Do This to Burn Extra Calories in Less Time


HIT or High Intensity Training has been proven to have positive benefits on the body in terms of cardiovascular fitness and insulin regulation. HIT consists of exercising at full capacity, for short 1 minute intervals, followed by lighter exercise in between. For instance, cycling at full throttle for 1 minute, followed by a moderate pace for a couple of minutes in between, then followed by full out training again.

For people who have little time to exercise, now there is no excuse. I do recommend that you check with your doctor to ensure you are healthy enough to engage in HIT training. Short hard bursts of exercise can be taxing on the lungs and heart if your body is not in good shape, and you may have to ease into this form of training.

Pair this up with a whole food Fat Burner, like VitaTree Fat Burner, and you may be well on your way to not only a healthier lifestyle, but you will also enjoy the benefits of fat loss and cardiovascular health.

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Aspirin to Prevent Cancer, Really???

Mar 22nd, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Aspirin to Prevent Cancer, Really???

Three new recent studies published in the journals The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology suggest that a daily dose of acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin might be able to prevent cancer as well as stop it from spreading. The only problem is that the side effects of this drug include stomach and brain bleeding. So in other words, you may be able to prevent a slower death from cancer, with the trade off of a quick death from GI bleeding or stroke!

Cancer is a multifactorial disease and just as there are a number of ways someone develops cancer, there are a number of ways to treat and prevent it naturally. Good old fashioned whole food anti-oxidants from fruits and vegetables, exercise and stress reduction will go a lot further than popping a drug like aspirin everyday to supposedly prevent the disease.

Whole food vitamins are always the better choice for cancer prevention and treatment. See VitaFruits and VitaVeggies from VitaTree Nutritionals for more information on nature’s cancer preventatives, with no side effects.

Clear Your Toxic Emotions for Good Health

Mar 20th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Clear Your Toxic Emotions for Good Health

Some emotions can be considered toxic, if they are repeatedly experienced. Emotions such as anger, resentment, jealousy, hatred, disappointment, fear and betrayal can all be harmful to your body, mind and spirit if they are felt for a period of time that lasts longer than what I call the “therapeutic emotional window.” It is healthy to feel anger if someone or an event has caused the anger. What is more important is letting the anger go as quickly as it came into your consciousness. This is the therapeutic emotional window of opportunity. To harbour the anger for longer than that is deleterious to your physical, emotional and spiritual health. These stored emotions are toxic. I cringe when patients tell me they have been angry with the same person for twenty years. I know that many of the physical complaints they experience are probably associated with the stored toxic emotions. Naturally, part of the detoxification process is to clear these toxic emotions.

To learn how to clear toxic emotions, read my book, The Healthy Millionaire, available at www.vitatree.ca, or on amazon.com.

Are You Deficient in Essential Fatty Acids? Find Out

Mar 19th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Are You Deficient in Essential Fatty Acids? Find Out

Symptoms of essential fatty acid (efa) deficiency include vision loss, learning disabilities, tingling in the arms and legs, joint pain, loss of motor coordination, slowed growth, dry skin, dermatitis, hormonal irregularities and hair loss.

Essential fatty acids are called essential because they are not produced by the body and need to be supplied by the diet, either through food or supplements. The most important efa is DHA, decosahexanoic acid because it is related to brain function, cognition and cellular health. Humans are severely deficient in DHA as compared to the other omega 3 fatty acids. It is important to supplement with DHA daily to maintain health.

VitaFish Oil from VitaTree Nutritionals is the best fish oil supplement on the market for a variety of reasons. It is higher in the DHA as compared to the EPA. It is great tasting, in small little orange softgels that even kids love. VitaFish Oil contains no fishy taste and can be swallowed or chewed. To buy VitaFish Oil or for more info visit www.vitatree.ca and read my book, The Healthy Millionaire.

I3C’s Helpful for Estrogen Conversion

Mar 16th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on I3C’s Helpful for Estrogen Conversion

Indole-3-carbinols or I3C’s are helpful plant chemicals found in the brassica family of vegetables which include cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, bok choy, rapini, kohlrabi, rutabagas, watercress, collards, radish, mustard and turnips. I3C’s inhibit Phase 1 detoxification in the liver and increase Phase 2 detoxification. I3C’s are particularly important in hormonal imbalance disorders, especially when there is too much estrogen in relation to progesterone in the body. This is commonly known as estrogen dominance.

Eating I3C foods daily is very helpful for balancing the hormones and treating disorders related to too much estrogen such as polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, infertility, PMS, menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia. They should be eaten raw, or lightly steamed. The VitaVeggies are a great example of a whole food supplement that contains a number of these vegetables, in raw form. For more info visit www.vitatree.ca, and read my book, The Healthy Millionaire available at healthymillionairebook.com or amazon.com.

Home Remedies to Detoxify the Liver

Mar 15th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | 1 Comment »

Squeezing fresh lemon in water and drinking it throughout the day is a great way to detoxify the liver. Lemons contain d-limonene, and mormolin, which are compounds that induce Phase 2 detoxification in the liver, especially glucuronidation and glutathione conjugation. Use 1/4 to 1/2 a lemon in 8 oz. of water.

For more home remedies for healthy detoxification of all the internal organs get my book, The Healthy Millionaire. Available on amazon.com or at www.vitatree.ca.

Stress and High Blood Pressure

Mar 12th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Stress and High Blood Pressure

Stress is the most common cause for high blood pressure that I have seen in my naturopathic practice over the past 14 years. Stress may on its own be a risk factor for high blood pressure, or it may be that high levels of stress make some of the other risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol worse. For example, if you are under stress, your blood pressure may go up, you may overeat, you might exercise less, and you may be more tempted to smoke.

Elevated levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol over time can lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure. Studies have also linked stress to changes in blood clotting, which increases the risk of heart attack.

I always say we all have stress, it’s how we handle it that makes the difference for our health. Stress reduction techniques like yoga, deep breathing exercises and meditation are always helpful. However, not everyone finds time to add these healthy lifestyle changes into their daily routines.

I developed VitaTree Stress and Sleep Formula for people with chronic stress and anxiety issues. The formula is all natural and helps relieve the symptoms associated with stress, high blood pressure being one of them.

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