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.

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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.

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3 Tips to Burn Off Belly Fat!

Mar 9th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins | Comments Off on 3 Tips to Burn Off Belly Fat!

Belly fat can be one of the most stubborn areas for fat accumulation on the body and the hardest to get rid of. Follow these 3 tips to reduce your belly fat once and for all.

1. Reduce your stress. High cortisol levels due to stress increase belly fat. If you have difficulty reducing stress on your own, you can try natural remedies like VitaTree Stress and Sleep Formula to help naturally reduce your cortisol levels.

2. Detox! Toxins that accumulate in the internal organs can lead to the accumulation of belly fat, and fat around the internal organs. Detoxification of all the internal organs at once is possible with VitaDetox.

3. Watch your carbohydrate intake. Eating too much sugar and sweets can spike insulin levels and add to the fat around your midsection. Choose balanced meals with proteins, healthy fats and healthy carbohydrates that contain fiber to keep insulin levels balanced.

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3 Ways to Fight Fat!

Feb 21st, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Fight Fat!

The battle of the bulge is a constant focus for a number of women and men, who despite their best efforts, have difficulty losing that stubborn weight once and for all. Here are my three tips in terms of supplementation for effective weight loss.

1. Detoxification- helps to eliminate stored toxins from the fat cells. Once the toxins are released, the body no longer has to hold onto excess water and fat to dilute the toxins. See my formula VitaDetox for whole body detoxification, with or without dietary changes, it’s up to you!

2. Fibre- Fibre helps make you feel full, so you can end up eating less. Plus, fibre helps elimination through the bowel. See VitaMucil from VitaTree Nutritionals. High fibre capsules that are easy to swallow with no mixing needed!

3. Calcium and Vitamin D3- Studies show that a calcium and D3 deficiency leads to weight gain and the ability to lose weight is hampered. Calcium should be a whole food calcium, not a tablet or capsule that are usually laded with fillers, binding agents and flow agents. See my Whole Food Coral Calcium.

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Is it Safe to Detox?

Feb 6th, 2012 Posted in Acid Reflux, acne, adult acne, allergies, alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Is it Safe to Detox?

A number of people have asked me over the years if it is safe to detox. It really does depend on the type of detox protocol that is used and for how long. I always recommend a detoxification protocol that addresses all the internal organs such as the liver, lungs, digestive tract, kidneys and skin. A detox protocol should be gentle, yet effective at cleansing these organs. I do not recommend detoxes specific to only one organ system as you can do more harm than good in this case.

For example, if you choose to do a liver cleanse and your bowels are not eliminating properly, you can run into difficulties because the toxins are being flushed out of the liver and into an organ system that is not efficient. This can be a dangerous situation and is not recommended.

I developed the VitaDetox for VitaTree Nutritionals to eliminate toxins from all the internal at once, to avoid the problem of shifting toxins to an organ that may not be ready to eliminate them. VitaDetox is a formulation that minimizes any of the negative side effects of doing the detox in the first place due to this reason, that it is working on all the organs at once. It is also revolutionary in that it contains whole food anti-oxidants, VitaFruits and VitaVeggies to help quench free radicals during the detox process. This is why VitaDetox works so well and so quickly, without any side effects like diarrhea, gas or cramping.

You need to detox if you have any of the following concerns:

-gas, bloating
-eczema, psoriasis, acne
-PMS, menopausal symptoms
-constipation, diarrhea
-frequent colds/flues
-polycystic ovaries, endometriosis
-difficulty conceiving
-hair loss
-and much more!

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Longterm Easy Weight Loss-Detoxification

Dec 5th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, health, Uncategorized, weight loss, women's health | Comments Off on Longterm Easy Weight Loss-Detoxification

The battle to lose weight is for some men and women, a lifelong challenge. I have counseled many of my patients on how to lose weight effectively, with longterm results and not just a quick fix. Weight loss is a lifelong commitment to taking care of your mind, body and spirit in a healthy way, that then translates into a lean, firm physical body. It is not easy by any means, and requires self-control, discipline and a desire to get and then remain healthy.

With all of those factors in place, I have still seen a number of patients who continued to have difficulties losing weight. I found over the years, that there was a missing link for so many of my patients who diligently worked out and watched their diets. It was TOXICITY. I learned way back in naturopathic college that the body holds onto extra water and fat to dilute the toxins that have accumulated from the exposure either in environment, water and foods. We are all exposed to numerous toxins on a daily basis, some of which we are aware, and many are hidden.

The best way to detoxify is to make sure all the organs are addressed during the detox process. When a detox is not done effectively, and all the organs are not addressed, this can lend itself to the toxins being diverted to another place or organ, that does not have the capability of excreting. This can be even more dangerous than not doing the detox in the first place. I formulated VitaDetox with all this in mind. VitaDetox helps detoxify all the organs of detoxification, plus the blood and lymphatic system. It’s so easy, and all in one capsule. For more info visit

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Toxicity- A Cause of Disease

Dec 2nd, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Toxicity- A Cause of Disease

Most diseases are caused by toxicity, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. When toxins are not effectively removed and excreted from the body, they linger and can disrupt the chemistry of the internal environment of the cells. For example, if you get a splinter in your hand and do not remove it promptly, the body will attempt to drive it out. The area around the splinter will become inflamed and the immune system will be activated because an invader has entered the system. White blood cells will act to clear up the debris caused by the splinter. In time, pus will form and the splinter will come out as an eruption, or will dissolve altogether. The skin will heal as if nothing ever happened. However, if the immune system is weak, the normal processes described above may not happen effectively. This may lead to a more serious infection, involving the lymph nodes and causing more disruption of the entire organism. If this is true for a tiny splinter, think how our bodies may not be up to the challenge when under prolonged stress. Stress depletes our immune systems and when faced with more serious toxins, our bodies are not always able to clear them out, leading to disease.

When you experience symptoms of any kind in your body, it is an indication that something has gone wrong. I call symptoms red flags that indicate a disruption in the normal functioning of the body, mind or spirit. Unfortunately, we often overlook or ignore symptoms for a long time before we have them checked out by a doctor. Many of us have a fear of developing a disease that keeps us in denial about our symptoms. Others are just so out of touch with their bodies that they literally need to be knocked over the head or in a car accident to force them to take a look at their health. The other extreme includes those who are hypochondriacal and regard every twinge or pain in their bodies as a disease of some sort. To what I am referring as a real symptom is something that occurs frequently and repeats in quality of discomfort or peculiarity. For instance, a twinge of pain felt once in the right temple, for 2 seconds, that is not due to a blow in the head or another cause would not be a symptom. But a recurring headache over the right temple that happens when someone is hungry and hasn’t eaten for 4 hours would be a symptom.

A naturopathic doctor regards symptoms differently than other medical professionals. A naturopath gives weight to all symptoms, no matter how remote or unrelated they may seem. Naturopaths who practise homeopathy, ask weird and wonderful questions of their patients, ranging from ‘what position do you sleep in?’ to ‘what are your fears or phobias?’ All symptoms in homeopathy form a picture. The goal of the homeopathic prescriber is to match the patient’s symptoms as closely as possible to that of the remedies.

“Dis-ease” means a lack of ease in the body. We should avoid labelling and judging people based on the disease with which they have been diagnosed. It is so easy even for patients to label themselves that they are “a cancer patient” or “an arthritis sufferer.”

However, allopathic medical classifications of disease are necessary to group similar toxicity patterns in individuals in order to treat them with the correct drugs or protocols. Naturopathic medicine differs somewhat from this in that naturopathic doctors treat patients as individuals with a variety of symptoms of toxicity, rather than just people with diseases. I can have ten patients who have all been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, yet their symptoms, manifestation of the toxicity and my treatment protocol will differ for each woman.

In practice, I have noted patterns of personality traits that match other patients with the same disease process. There are always some exceptions but for the most part the mental picture of some types of diseases are strikingly similar. For example, I notice a pattern in all cancer patients that somewhere in their psyche, they believe that they should take care of others before they take care of themselves. Cancer patients often have many fears and actually fear cancer long before they develop it.

Only thirty percent of disease manifestation is genetic. This means that there must be seventy percent of other factors that lend to either developing a disease or not. Most of this seventy percent relates to diet, lifestyle, mental/emotional and spiritual health. Many diseases are passed down the family tree because the family mind-set or emotional baggage is also passed down as well as dietary and lifestyle habits. The best thing you can do for yourself and your health is to be the black sheep in the family. This means eating differently and living a more healthful lifestyle with less exposure to toxins. Most importantly, it is essential to your health to let go of the emotional patterns that repeat in your family. If you think like your parents do, it is quite likely you will develop the same problems they did. I also believe that you are more likely to manifest a disease if you know it well enough and have learned all about its symptoms from seeing its effects on a loved one. It’s as if the disease or ailment leaves an imprint in your being or energy field that can be manifested at any time.

Detoxification is a natural approach to both treating and preventing disease. Whole food supplements like VitaDetox from VitaTree Nutritionals is a comprehensive detox formula that helps to cleanse all of the internal organs. For more info on detoxification of body mind and spirit read my book, The Healthy Millionaire.

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Chemical Solvent Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Nov 15th, 2011 Posted in Alternative cancer treatments, alternative medicine, cancer, Detoxification, health, natural cancer cures, natural weight loss, Uncategorized, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Chemical Solvent Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

The chemical solvent TCE has been linked to a higher incidence of Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative condition of the nervous system. TCE was a common solvent used in dry-cleaning solutions, adhesives, paints and carpet cleaners. Dr. Caroline Tanner, of the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., and other researchers interviewed 99 sets of twins and in each case one twin had Parkinson’s and the other didn’t. The researchers found there was more than a 6 fold increase in the incidence of Parkinson’s in those twins that were exposed to TCE.

I’m not at all surprised quite frankly. TCE is a known carcinogen and who knows how much of it is lurking in the environment. We all need to be proactive about educating ourselves about such toxins (see The Healthy Millionaire for chemical toxins and how to avoid them) and also keep our organs a step ahead of this toxicity by doing detoxification programs that cleanse all the internal organs, on a regular basis. For more info on total body detoxification with one easy to take formula, see VitaDetox from VitaTree Nutritionals at

Breast Cancer Prevention Naturally

Oct 28th, 2011 Posted in Alternative cancer treatments, alternative medicine, health, Uncategorized, vitamins | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Prevention Naturally

Breast cancer can be prevented naturally. I lost my mom to this terrible disease when I was only 19 years old, she was 50 when she died. This is probably a big reason I became a naturopathic doctor, to try to help people prevent and treat cancer, but naturally of course. This was also one of the main reasons I developed the VitaFruits and VitaVeggies for VitaTree Nutritionals. I saw that most vitamins on the market were synthetically made, and studies show that they can actually cause cancers! The whole concept behind the VitaTree products is that they are Whole Food Vitamins, meaning all the nutrients come directly from nature, no chemicals!

For breast cancer treatment and prevention, I recommend a diet high in whole foods, fruits and vegetables with high amounts of anti-oxidants. It is also important to keep the internal organs free from toxins, meaning doing detoxification protocols, at the change of each season, for all the major internal organs. (See VitaDetox).

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease-Preventable?

Aug 25th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Uncategorized, women's health | Comments Off on Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease-Preventable?

In naturopathic circles, Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of toxicity, namely in the brain. As naturopathic doctors, we aim to get at the root cause of disease, and not just merely treat the symptoms or put a bandaid on the symptoms to cover them up. I saw yesterday on CNN, a shocking story about legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and her diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s.
This type of disease is a terrible diagnosis, but even more shocking and devastating when it hits men and women earlier in life. I can only hope that Ms. Summitt’s treatment will include looking into the toxicity of the disease, how and why it affected her, and most importantly, how to detoxify her system and support her brain with the ever so important DHA, one of the key nutrients in VitaFish Oil.