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.

Detoxification-
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
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

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.
For more info see Vitamin D3 from VitaTree by clicking HERE!

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.

For more info and to order visit www.tryvitatree.com

Women Taking Synthetic Vitamins Have Increased Risk of Dying from Heart Disease and Cancer

Feb 9th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Women Taking Synthetic Vitamins Have Increased Risk of Dying from Heart Disease and Cancer
Synthetic Vitamins are Toxic

Synthetic Vitamins are Toxic

According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, older women who take synthetic vitamins are at an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Women who took multivitamins, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper were associated with increased risk of death.

The authors of the study suggested that women get their nutrients from foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, most of us do not consume enough of these nutrients. This is one of the main reasons I developed VitaFruits and VitaVeggies for VitaTree Nutritionals.

VitaFruits and VitaVeggies are whole food vitamins, meaning all the nutrients are derived directly from nature, in the form of high ORAC containing fruits and vegetables like Goji berries, Acai, pomegranate, blueberries and Moringa. The VitaFruits contains 14 fruits plus green tea, and the VitaVeggies, 9 vegetables plus green tea! Individually, a number of these superfoods have anti-cancer and cardiovascular benefits, but in my secret proprietary formulation, the combined benefits of these special fruits and vegetables is outstanding and confers the best health benefits.

I never recommend synthetic vitamins to my patients or family, and I suggest you do your research as to how synthetic vitamins differ in their effectiveness, absorption and safety. Whole food vitamins are far superior and do not have the health risks associated with synthetic nutrients.

For more information on whole food vitamins from VitaTree Nutritionals, visit www.tryvitatree.com.

Big Beer Belly? Natural Cures

Jan 27th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Big Beer Belly? Natural Cures
Natural Cures for Beer Gut

Natural Cures for Beer Gut

If you, or someone you love is suffering with a big beer belly or gut, you need to read this information and make changes immediately. A large, chronically distended abdomen is very common, yet not normal. It is a tell-tale sign and symptom of dysbiosis in the gut. Dysbiosis is an imbalance between good and bad gut bacteria in the small and large intestine. This happens over time from eating foods that perpetuate these bad bacteria and yeasts in the intestines, one of the main culprits is beer! This is because, beer and other alcoholic beverages are high in sugar, yeast and are fermented. A triple whammy for encouraging the growth of the bad organisms, especially candida and yeast.

This causes gas, bloating and the chronic distended abdomen. The cure?- modifying the diet to limit sweet, starchy, fermented and yeasty foods, plus the addition of probiotics, or good microorganisms to fix the imbalance between harmful bacteria, yeast and candida and to create a more healthy gut function and immune system.

Probiotics must be human compatible organisms, with high potency.

For more information about VitaTree Probiotics visit www.tryvitatree.com

Another helpful protocol for a large belly is detoxification. VitaDetox helps cleanse all the internal organs, including the digestive tract in a gentle, yet effective manner. It is an easy to swallow, vegetarian capsule. You need not change your diet when doing the VitaDetox, however, if you choose to, VitaTree will give you a list of foods to avoid or limit during the cleanse. This is totally your choice, but can have a quicker impact on weight loss if you do avoid these foods. For more info visit www.tryvitatree.com.

Whole Food Hair, Skin and Nails Formula from VitaTree

Jan 25th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Whole Food Hair, Skin and Nails Formula from VitaTree

VitaTree Hair, Skin and Nails Formula is the only whole food supplement for beautiful hair, skin and nails that does not contain any synthetic nutrients or fillers. It is designed to support and encourage the growth and retain the integrity of collagen fibres. This then translates into firmer and more luminous skin, strong and healthy hair and nails. With VitaTree Hair, Skin and Nails formula, you don’t need to worry about any of the negative side effects from synthetic vitamins or minerals. Our nutrients are all 100% naturally sourced and then encapsulated.

Take 1 capsule, 2 times a day for the best results. For more info visit www.tryvitatree.com.

Good Health is a Choice

Jan 10th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Good Health is a Choice

Good health doesn’t come to some by accident. Acquiring and maintaining good health requires a conscious effort throughout one’s lifetime. Good health is our right of passage, unfortunately, we often mess it up. We stress, eat the wrong things, neglect exercise and stretching, breathe polluted air, drink contaminated water, hold grudges, curse with roadrage, smoke, etc., and still expect to be healthy? The healthiest people I have seen in my practise, who have made it well into their 80’s, have done so with a daily effort to be healthy. It is often at the top of their priority list-GOOD HEALTH! My mom, who died of cancer at the age of 50, always said in her younger years, “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.” I truly believe that if we choose to be healthy in body, mind and spirit, we can do so. But it is a choice, and it does take work. We need to be kind to our bodies and listen. The symptoms that our body is out of balance need to be paid attention to, and our routines need to adjust in order to become healthy again.

The question of supplementation always comes up. Do we need to supplement or not? Is a healthy diet, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables enough? In my opinion, we do need to supplement with whole food vitamins. Our soils have become depleted and supplementation can help fill in the gaps in our diets.

For more information on the best Whole Food Vitamins visit www.tryvitatree.com.

Calcium and Heart Attacks- Take Whole Food Calcium and Vitamin D3

Apr 27th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Nutrition, osteoporosis, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, women's health | Comments Off on Calcium and Heart Attacks- Take Whole Food Calcium and Vitamin D3

Whole Food Calcium and Vitamin D3, VitaTree- Safe and effective

Recent study suggest calcium supplements increase risk for heart attack and stroke. These calcium supplements were synthetic, and without vitamin D. Whole food calcium is best absorbed, therefore decreasing the risk of forming deposits in the arteries, leading to cardiovascular disease. For more info visit www.vitatree.ca

Vitamin D3 for Canadians

Feb 14th, 2011 Posted in Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, women's health | Comments Off on Vitamin D3 for Canadians

97 percent of Canadians are deficient in Vitamin D3 at least part of the year according to a study conducted at the University of Calgary. We live in a climate where the sun’s rays do not penetrate the earth in the important UVB range, needed for our skin to produce vitamin D. We all need to supplement Vitamin D3 as far as I am concerned, especially in the winter months. Be sure your Vitamin D supplement is in a fat soluble form, without toxic fillers, and is at least 1000 IU per capsule. For the best Vitamin D3, visit www.vitatree.ca.

Black Cohosh and Liver Damage? Is There a Link?

Jan 24th, 2011 Posted in health, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, women's health | Comments Off on Black Cohosh and Liver Damage? Is There a Link?

Dr. Bowring explains VitaWomen\'s Formula and VitaDetox

Unfortunately the herb Black Cohosh received bad press years ago when a small number of women who used it developed liver problems. It turns out that this was due to either a contaminated source of Black Cohosh, or the herb was mixed with another unknown herbal medicine. From this point on, Black Cohosh has had the indication to be used with caution in people with liver problems. I have used Black Cohosh for over 12 years with my patients, without ever having a negative report of liver problems.

For the natural solution for women’s hormone balance and menopause, visit www.vitatree.ca and click on VitaWomen’s Formula.