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Artificial Sweeteners: The Dark Truth

Artificial Sweeteners: The Dark Truth

Amy Lee, Board Certified Physician

 

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On quite a few occasions in history, the very government you have put your trust in has completely betrayed you for money.

As a result of one such betrayal, you’re probably using something right now to lose weight that has the EXACT opposite effect.

You might even have it in your hand at this very moment. And not only that…

It was rejected by the FDA for public safety reasons… only to have that rejection reversed for political and financial reasons.

And that thing is artificial sweeteners.

You’re not going to like the story I’m about to tell you… but you’ll definitely be glad you’re no longer in the dark…

And you’ll also be glad you know how to enjoy the taste of healthy foods without these fake chemicals… which I’m also going to tell you. Continue reading

Do Not Lose Heart

Do Not Lose Heart!

My friends. do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, 1 urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please Continue reading

Quality Night’s Rest

Oh sleep … to sleep is perchance to dream .., or is sleep an elusive dream you’re not enjoying much these nights?

Sleep is an essential factor in wellness with a lack of adequate sleep leading to mental, emotional and chronic physical conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

What Can You Do To Ensure A Quality Night’s Rest? Continue reading

Enzymes and Health

Enzymes and Health

How digestive and proteolytic enzyme supplements contribute to wellness

 

Most known for the role they play in digestion, enzymes occur naturally in the body and in the food we eat.

Digestive enzymes, secreted along the upper gastrointestinal tract, help break down food so nutrients can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Specific enzymes help the body break down certain food elements. For example, protease acts on protein, amylase on carbohydrates, cellulase on fiber, lipase on fat and lactase on dairy sugar.

Additionally, enzyme supplements taken on an empty stomach can be absorbed intact into the bloodstream where they help restore and maintain healthy blood and tissue functions. Continue reading

Probiotic and Health

Probiotics and Health

How “friendly bacteria” contribute to wellness

 

Probiotics, often referred to as “friendly bacteria,” help restore the flora balance in our digestive systems.

The rigors of daily life, and the choices we make, can sometimes disrupt colon and digestive health. Beneficial bacteria is negatively affected or destroyed by the following:

* Drugs and antibiotics

* Viruses and illness

* Poor eating habits

* Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as yeast overgrowth

The loss of probiotics in our digestive systems can lead to several digestive problems, including constipation, diarrhea and food intolerances, as well as other health conditions. Continue reading

Health in Mind, Body, Spirit

Being healthy to me is health of mind, body, and spirt. As we see what’s happening on the world stage and here in the United States, I step back and look at all the violence, rage, and lying. People are turning against people of a different faith, color, political view, and choice of gender.  , is seen in our schools, social media, and in politics. Blaming others and taking no responsible for their actions. The mind, body, and spirt is faltering in our country. Our words matter, thoughts matter, and our actions matter. For things to change we each have to look at our own moral values. Do we live our lives with integrity? One of the most often quoted passages in English literature and the theme for countless graduation speeches and self-help essays comes from Hamlet. A character named Polonius tells his son Laertes: “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man”. Many people remember only the first part of the line “To thin own self be true” and interpreted we should do whatever we want to do, whatever feels good to us. I interpreted it to mean we must be true to our conscience, and to do that, you cannot be false to any man. In other words, being true to our conscience, being honest with ourselves, will determine the character of our relations with others. That is a concise definition of integrity.

When we think about the health of the mind, we tend to think about those who have some type of mental illness, but we forget to think of our own our community and our country. We are at a time in our history that has never happen before and many of us are saying what can I do to change the direction our society is headed in. We must be true to our own integrity and morality. The most important first step is to always tell the truth. There are times when someone else’s truth makes us defensive, as if our truth is the only truth. How do we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we can’t. We can however respect them enough to listen to what they have to say, and then respect their beliefs. With the “Me Too” movement, black lives matter, the never again movement, it is a time of great change on our wonderful planet. It’s a time for each of us to look at ourselves and for many of us a time for change and understanding. If we want the world to change we must change. Live our lives with integrity. speak truth to power. Be kind to those around us. Smile at the checkout person and ask them how their day is going and really mean it. Hold the door for some one. Let others know you see them. They are not invisible. As we change and stand for truth, the world begins to change.