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 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 Cures for Chronic Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis

Jul 3rd, 2012 Posted in health, Uncategorized, vitamins, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Natural Cures for Chronic Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis

Chronic and interstitial cystitis are inflammatory conditions in the urinary bladder that cause symptoms such as painful urination, difficulty with urination, nocturia (having to urinate at nighttime), frequent urination and pelvic pain. This condition affects millions of women worldwide and is often mistreated by conventional medicine.

Naturopathic medicine and specific supplements can bring the body back into balance so that the kidneys, urinary bladder and surrounding tissues function normally again. For the full article on how to treat chronic and interstitial cystitis naturally, click here.

Best Supplements for Men

Jun 12th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best Supplements for Men
VitaTree whole food vitamins

VitaTree whole food vitamins

Men typically have a different wish list when they are shopping for vitamins. Often they are looking for vitamins that will help give them energy, stamina and help with digestion. More specifically, some men who know about the dangers of prostate disease search for products that will help prevent prostate problems.

VitaTree Nutritionals has formulated some of the best supplements for men and their concerns. VitaMen’s Formula is a whole food vitamin that helps treat and prevent prostate disease, namely benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH. VitaMen’s formula helps increase overall energy and stamina, but more importantly, increases men’s sexual desire and performance. The unique herbal formula is unlike any other men’s supplement on the market.

VitaFruits and VitaVeggies are whole food vitamins that are made from nature’s healthiest fruits and vegetables and are concentrated into vegetarian capsules. These are perfect for men who are looking for a supplement to their diets, to provide much needed anti-oxidants to quench the free radicals they are exposed to. The VitaFruits and VitaVeggies provide an equivalent of about 6-7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, that are often difficult for many men to always eat.

As men age, cholesterol levels can rise and the risk of heart disease and stroke increases. VitaTree offers cholesterol lowering supplements, VitaTree Cholesterol Formula and VitaMucil. This combination for naturally lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels is a powerful yet safe way to get cholesterol levels lowered, without side effects.

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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!

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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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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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.