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 Adult ADHD and Children’s ADHD

Jun 15th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Natural Treatments for Adult ADHD and Children’s ADHD

Treating adult ADHD and children’s ADHD from a natural standpoint is virtually the same. ADHD is a condition that is often related to digestive issues and lack of some specific nutrients. The good news is that ADHD can be treated naturally with some simple dietary and nutritional changes.

Whether it is adult ADHD, or children’s ADHD, I always recommend starting to look at the diet first and foremost. The diet can often determine the severity of the symptoms of ADHD in both children and adults. The following is a list of foods and additives that should be avoided at all costs by people suffering with ADHD:

1. Sugar excess: Yes, we all need a little sugar in our diets, but excess sugar, especially refined white sugar is a culprit for causing changes in the mental-emotional sphere of health. Too much sugar can cause spikes in insulin that decrease the proper functioning of the brain. High insulin levels followed by a crash in blood sugar is also related to the hyperactivity component of ADHD. Also, sugar intake is closely related to yeast overgrowth, or candida. Candida is a very common problem in patients that I have treated with ADHD. The yeast overgrowth and candida organisms give off toxins that affect the brain’s ability to think clearly and cohesively. The best natural treatment for candida is high potency probiotics that are made for the human digestive tract and contain HMF. VitaTree Probiotics are high potency, live friendly flora and contain the important effective strain of friendly flora called HMF.
For more info watch this video on VitaTree Probiotics.

VitaTree Probiotics for ADHD

2. Food dyes and coloring: Artificial food coloring is another causative agent in the manifestation of symptoms of ADHD. Food dyes are synthetic chemicals that negatively alter the normal brain function of children and adults with ADHD. Avoid colored candies, juices, drinks, and chips that contain food dyes.

3. MSG or monosodium glutamate: This food flavour enhancer is toxic and affects both adults and children with ADHD. MSG is found in chips, soups, and a number of packaged foods and should be avoided completely by everyone.

Another thing to consider in both children and adults with ADHD is the very important brain chemical DHA. DHA is a naturally occurring essential fatty acid or omega 3 fat that is found in cold water fish. Most of us do not consume enough fish, and DHA. I don’t even recommend that people eat fish anymore because our waterways and hence the fish have become very toxic with PCB’s, dioxins and heavy metals such as mercury. DHA can be supplemented in high doses in high quality fish oil supplements and this is the best way to get preformed DHA. The best fish oil is VitaFish Oil from VitaTree Nutritionals, high in DHA, non-toxic and great for children and adults because it tastes like orange candy! No fishy taste or aftertaste. For more info visit www.vitatree.com.

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:

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

For more information on safe detoxification visit www.tryvitatree.com and see VitaDetox.

Study Shows Lack of Fruits and Vegetables #1 Cancer Risk!

Dec 8th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, women's health | Comments Off on Study Shows Lack of Fruits and Vegetables #1 Cancer Risk!

A new study in the UK has determined that for men, a lack of fruits and vegetables in the diet is the highest risk factor for developing cancer, and for women, obesity. Cancer Research UK has determined that 43% of cancers are caused by poor lifestyle choices, like poor diet, smoking and being overweight.

You have the ability to ward off cancer by making healthy choices in your diet. Avoid processed foods and eat a variety of whole foods, with plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. To supplement with extra anti-oxidants, VitaFruits and VitaVeggies is an all natural, whole food way to add extra servings of fruits and vegetables into your daily routine. For more info visit www.tryvitatree.com.

Vitamin D, Do You Get Enough?

Dec 6th, 2010 Posted in health, Uncategorized, vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Vitamin D, Do You Get Enough?

Recent news questions the need to supplement with Vitamin D. I still believe that it is imperative that we get enough Vitamin D, especially in the winter months, living in Canada. For most people, getting enough means supplementing with a high quality Vitamin D, in the form of D3. Vitamin D is fat soluble, meaning it is not easily excreted from the body. There is a possibility of overdoing it and supplementing too much.
I recommend 1000 IU to 3000 IU per day of Vitamin D3. VitaTree Nutritionals will soon launch D3, so watch for it. This high quality Vitamin D supplement is in 1000 IU capsules, with no toxic fillers or preservatives.
For more info on whole food vitamins, visit www.vitatree.ca.