Ulcerative Colitis – Natural Treatments

Aug 16th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Ulcerative Colitis – Natural Treatments
natural treatments for ulcerative colitis

natural treatments for ulcerative colitis

What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel condition that causes irritation in the large intestine, mostly in the last part of the large intestine or colon, and rectum. This chronic condition is aggravated by stress and can cause severe symptoms such as pain, diarrhea and bleeding.
Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms
Ulcerative colitis symptoms can vary between individuals. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and abdominal pain and bloating. The following is a list of symptoms associated with UC.
• Pain in the abdomen and cramping
• Diarrhea
• Blood in the stools
• Bloating and gas
• Inability to absorb and digest nutrients from food
• Weight loss
• Painful and inflamed joints
• Skin rashes
• Fatigue
Ulcerative Colitis Treatments
Thankfully we can treat Ulcerative colitis with much success naturally. The following is a list of natural treatments for UC.
1. Omega 3 fatty acids – high quality fish oil supplements are natural anti-inflammatories and help decrease inflammation in the digestive tract and rest of the body. The oils also act as natural lubricants for the stool, thereby minimizing irritation along the colon walls. To learn more about the best fish oil supplement, click here.
2. Probiotics- individuals with UC have been found to be deficient in probiotics, or friendly flora. High potency probiotics like VitaTree Probiotics are necessary to re-colonize the small and large intestine in individuals with UC. For more info on the benefits of probiotics click here.
3. Diet- People with UC or other inflammatory bowel conditions need to alter their diets to minimize the culprits that cause inflammation. I recommend minimizing red meats, alcohol, refined carbohydrates and dairy products. Coffee can also be too harsh for chronic and acute inflammatory bowel diseases and should be avoided.
4. Stress reduction- I’ve not yet met a person with UC who didn’t have serious stress issues and an imbalanced approach to relieving stress and anxiety. I find these individuals “swallow” their emotions and have difficulty speaking up for themselves. Stress reduction is essential as well as learning techniques to express themselves appropriately. Natural stress formulas are available. Supplements for people with UC should always be whole food supplements, as conventional synthetic vitamins and minerals can be very harsh on the digestive tract. For more info on whole food supplements for stress and sleep, click here.
5. Marshmallow tea – this can be purchased at the health food store and drink 1 cup, three times a day, on an empty stomach.

Natural Treatments for Varicose Veins

Jul 19th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Natural Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect women much more frequently than men and can be a very ugly and painful condition. Besides surgery and injections, conventional medicine does not have much to offer the treatment of varicose veins. Thankfully, naturopathic medicine offers many alternative treatments for the prevention and treatment of this condition.

What causes varicose veins?

Being overweight, hormonal changes and insufficient circulation due to lack of exercise can all be causative factors in the development of varicose veins.

Natural Treatments for Varicose Veins

1.Flavonoids from fruits and vegetables are helpful at decreasing the incidence of varicose veins. Dark pigmented fruits are high in flavonoids. Bilberry, blackberries, cherries , prunes, blueberries and cranberries and are all high in flavonoids. VitaFruits and VitaVeggies from VitaTree Nutritionals contain these important flavonoids, a great natural treatment for varicose veins. Click here for more info on VitaFruits and VitaVeggies, whole food vitamins.
2.Weight loss is usually mandatory for men and women who suffer from varicose veins. Green tea is an effective fat burner, and also contains phytochemicals that can increase the tone of blood vessels. Green tea is the key ingredient in the effective weight loss supplement, VitaTree Fat Burner. For more info see VitaTree Fat Burner, click here.

3. Regular exercise that involves the legs. Jogging, walking, cycling and swimming are great exercises that involve the legs and help to keep the circulation going, thus helpful in the treatment and prevention of varicose veins.

Varicose veins can be treated naturally and prevented by using various alternative medicine protocols. Remember that any supplement you consider taking should always be a whole food vitamin, made directly from nature’s finest nutrients. For more info on the best whole food vitamins, visit www.vitatree.com.

Natural Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

Jul 10th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, Whole food vitamins | Comments Off on Natural Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

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Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

Jun 18th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

Recurrent yeast infections are a big problem for many women. The conventional methods for treating yeast infections are often very superficial and do not cure the underlying problems. There are often dietary concerns and hygienic reasons why most women have recurrent yeast infections. The good news is that it is easy to treat naturally once one understands why it happens in the first place.

So what causes yeast infections? As a naturopathic doctor, I am often asked by my patients what causes yeast infections? The truth is, there are a number of dietary and hygienic causes for chronic yeast infections. The following are the most common culprits.

1. Diet- Too many sugars and fermented foods. Sugar feeds yeast or candida and causes it to multiply. If you are addicted to carbohydrates and sugars, like so many women are with chronic yeast infection, you need to cut out the sweets and fermented foods like alcohol and vinegar for a period of time, until the candida clears up. I usually find that when I treat patients with chronic candida, there is not usually a need for a difficulty candida diet that restricts all carbs including fruits. Given the right supplements, like VitaTree high powered Probiotics, this is often strong enough to starve off the candida organisms, with minor changes to the diet and a strict candida diet is not necessary.

2. Anti-biotics- Women and children who take anti-biotics frequently, (more than once every 5 years), are setting themselves up for chronic yeast problems and yeast infections in women. The reason for this is that anti-biotics wipe out all the good probiotics, or good bacteria in the digestive tract and bloodstream. This becomes a perfect breeding ground then for the candida albicans to flourish. Conventional anti-biotics should only be taken in desperate measures. There are a number of natural anti-biotics that work quite well at killing most organisms, like oregano oil, tea tree oil, berberis etc. that do not have the typical antibiotic side effects.

3. Hygiene- tight fitting clothes and underwear can create a breeding ground for yeast and candida albicans. It’s best to wear cotton underwear that are washed in very hot water and placed in the dryer to kill the yeast and to prevent re-infection. Thong underwear are not recommended. Some doctors recommend ironing your underwear to kill any remaining live yeast to prevent recurring yeast infections. I always recommend also avoiding wearing underwear to bed, as this area should be able to breathe at night while you sleep.

All in all, it is quite simple to treat and prevent reoccuring yeast infections naturally with these tips. Be sure to always supplement with a high potency, human microflora probiotic like VitaTree Probiotics. Another often overlooked link to chronic yeast infections is heavy metal toxicity. You can read more about this in my book The Healthy Millionaire. To quench heavy metals and detoxify them from the body safely and efficiently, see VitaDetox from VitaTree Nutritionals at www.vitatree.com.

Fat Blaster from VitaTree

Jun 11th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Fat Blaster from VitaTree

It’s almost summer time and both men and women are on the search for the best fat burner on the market. What most people don’t realize is that stored fat, especially stubborn fat that is hard to lose, no matter how much you exercise or diet, has more to do with stored toxins and metabolism problems than anything else. The Fat Blaster combination from VitaTree Nutritionals was formulated to address stubborn fat that is difficult to lose and especially belly fat. The Fat Blaster from VitaTree is a whole food formula that is completely natural and safe, and effective because it targets the 4 reasons why people may be fat and have not had success losing weight before.

1. Toxins- Toxins build up in the internal organs and fat cells. We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, most of which we cannot see, taste, smell or feel. These hidden toxins are in our foods, water, air and homes. The stored toxins are held in FAT CELLS as a protective mechanism to keep them diluted and away from our internal organs where they do more damage. Therefore, eliminate the toxins and you eliminate the reason for excess body fat to be there in the first place! VitaDetox as part of our Fat Blaster combo helps eliminate the toxins from all the internal organs plus the fat cells in a gentle and effective way.

2. Hormones- Hormonal imbalance causes a cascade of events that can make the weight loss process very difficult. Female hormones, estrogen and progesterone need to be in perfect balance to ensure the metabolic processes of the body are running optimally. Testosterone, the male hormone, also found in women, is the natural fat burner and ramps up the metabolism. This is one of the reasons men tend to have a faster metabolism than women. The VitaTree Fat Burner has ingredients Maca and Ginseng that help balance the female and male hormones, and helps at this level to burn unwanted stubborn fat, especially belly fat.

3. Cortisol- Stress causes our cortisol levels to become out of balance. Cortisol, our stress hormone, works alongside insulin to regulate our fat storage. In times of stress, the body holds on to excess weight and fat as a survival mechanism. Unfortunately, most of us are under stress on a daily basis and our cortisol levels never really get a chance to rest. This stresses our pancreas and causes our insulin to be more sensitive, thus causing carbohydrate cravings and hunger in general. The more hungry we are, the more we eat, and this leads to weight gain. VitaTree Fat Burner includes Green Tea which helps balance insulin levels, plus Maca and Ginseng that both work as adaptogens that help the body regulate cortisol levels by reacting more effectively to stress.

4. Metabolism- Slowed metabolism can be due to hormonal concerns, lack of exercise and undereating!
VitaTree Fat Blasting Combo helps to speed up metabolism in two ways. 1) It helps speed up the metabolic rate with Green Tea in the Fat Burner, even without exercise! 2) It helps decrease the toxic burden on the internal organs with the VitaDetox, thus improving digestion and metabolism.

All in all, VitaTree Fat Blaster is considered the best fat burner because it is formulated to overcome the often overlooked causes of weight gain. VitaTree is a whole food vitamins company and nowhere else in the world will you find superior formulations, without added fillers or synthetic nutrients. For more info visit www.vitatree.com and be sure to sign up for the free newsletter where you will be privy to updated health information, discount supplements from VitaTree and access to the Formulator, Dr. Janine Bowring who will answer your questions at any time!

Infertility Blog – Natural Solutions

Jun 8th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, Infertility, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Infertility Blog – Natural Solutions

Both men and women who are having difficulties with infertility are looking for natural solutions. Naturopathic care and whole food supplements are a proven method to either work alone, or alongside conventional medical approaches to treating infertility. I’ve chosen to write this infertility blog to help educate couples about the efficacy of detoxifying the body preconception, and also giving the mom and dad the proper nutrients before conception to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Cleansing and detoxification are a must before conception to increase the chances of becoming pregnant, but more importantly, to increase the health of the coming baby. Toxins can be stored in both partners for years and have a negative effect on the health of the egg and sperm. DNA changes occur in the presence of toxins and need to be eliminated before conception. When the mom is pregnant, the baby acts as a sponge and takes all the toxins to be processed through its brand new liver, kidneys and digestive tract.

I usually encourage patients to detoxify for at least 3 months, both partners, prior to conception if possible. The product I use with great success is my own formulation, VitaDetox. The revolutionary product helps detoxify the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, digestive tract, lymphatic system and blood. The dosage is 2 capsules, twice per day, on an empty stomach.

Acupuncture for fertility is very helpful at balancing the CHI, or energy in the body. It helps to allow for healthy conception and pregnancy and minimizes the chances of miscarriage. Acupuncture for the mom to be helps to balance the hormones and relaxes the nervous system.

Whole Food Vitamins
Vitamin and mineral status of parents to be is very important when trying to conceive. I have found nutritional deficiencies in a large number of patients who have difficulty with infertility. I always recommend whole food vitamins to correct the deficiency. Whole food vitamins like VitaFruits and VitaVeggies are made directly from nature’s best nutrients, without any synthetic vitamins or minerals as most other supplements on the market contain. Whole food vitamins are important for fertility to supply the anti-oxidants, phytonutrients and vitamins and minerals needed from a whole food source.

For more info on whole food vitamins, visit vitatree.com

Natural Stress Relief

Jun 7th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Natural Stress Relief

Stress affects our health in a number of ways and is probably a causative factor in most disease processes. Stress causes a rise in cortisol levels. This hormonal change in the body can alter the normal physiological function of most of our organs. Stress can also lead to thyroid issues causing sluggishness, feeling cold and weight gain. High cortisol levels can also directly influence our insulin levels and cause diabetes and high blood sugars. This can also directly cause weight gain and lack of energy and a craving for carbohydrates.

Natural stress relief methods are available to everyone. The first step is to first recognize stress in your life. You have to check in with yourself once in a while and ask yourself if you are stressed, about anything. Stress can be either positive or negative stress, unfortunately they both have the same physiological effects on the body. The next step is to actively do something to counteract the stress. Often a change in attitude is needed, especially by those who are stressed all the time. The truth is, most of us do not like change. As soon as there is a change in our life, we get stressed. Change means progress and should not be seen as a bad thing. Change often is a leap pad to move us further along on our journey and although it causes us stress, is something we should be grateful for.

There are a number of methods to help with natural stress relief. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga and walking can all be a part of our busy lives if we make time for them. It doesn’t take long to do any of these activities. Even just 10 minutes of deep breathing can have the equivalent relaxing effects on the nervous system as 3 to 4 hours of deep sleep.

There are also natural stress relief supplements that can be taken safely, without side effects. VitaTree Stress and Sleep Formula is an all-natural stress supplement that helps to relax the nervous system, without being sedating. This is a whole food vitamin formula that is non-addictive and can be used by children and adults for stress, anxiety and panic attacks. For more info visit www.vitatree.com.

Read Your Vitamin Labels Carefully

May 29th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Read Your Vitamin Labels Carefully
Avoid Fillers in Vitamins

Avoid Fillers in Vitamins

Did you know that your vitamins and supplements can contain up to 90% filler per capsule or tablet? Most vitamins on the market today contain fillers, flow agents and other ingredients to help them appear more than what they really are. I always encourage you to read your vitamin labels carefully and read the “Non-Medicinal Ingredients”. This will tell you the list of fillers and other excipients that you are swallowing everyday in your vitamins and supplements, that may have negative health consequences.

The following list of fillers may be in your vitamin and should be avoided:

Microcrystalline Cellulose

Flow agents: Magnesium Stearate

Anti-Caking agent: Titanium Dioxide

At VitaTree Nutritionals, we do not use fillers or flow agents in our products. We do not want to dilute the efficacy of our potent raw materials, nor do we wish to have our customers perceive that there is more than what they think they are getting. At VitaTree, what you see is what you get. Read our labels carefully and you will know that we use only nature’s best nutrients. You will also feel the difference when you take VitaTree supplements because your body recognizes and absorbs our nutrients to the fullest, giving you the strength, energy and vitality you deserve. For more info visit www.vitatree.com.

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!

To order visit www.tryvitatree.com and see VitaFish Oil.