• 20 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    20 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    1. Eat raw fruits and veggies daily, preferably half of your food intake.  Try to vegetablesmake as many of those fruits and vegetables bright and colorful. Colorful fruits and vegetables have a high antioxidant content. Antioxidants help to assist your immune system and prevent you from getting sick.

    2. Avoid all dairy foods especially during an outbreak but also when congested. Raw dairy is much better but also best avoided when congested.

    3. Avoid processed meats and any meat from animals raised with hormones and antibiotics. These antibiotic residues weaken our guts by killing off beneficial gut flora. We should replace and maintain normal gut flora by making probiotics an essential part of our daily regimen.

    4. Avoid all processed foods, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils, refined carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrup, food colorings, MSG etc.

    5. Take apple cider vinegar in water daily. (1 tbsp in 4oz water) and or the juice of ½ a lemon in 4oz water.

    6. Take a high quality greens formula daily. Eat more greens in your diet such as kalekale, collards, beet greens etc…

    7. Use only extra virgin coconut oil to cook with. Use cold pressed olive or flax seed oil on salads. Especially avoid all hydrogenated and denatured fats, which upset your hormonal balance. This in turn causes stress and weakens your immune system.

    8. Take a high quality Vitamin D supplement during winter months or if you do not get sufficient sun exposure. When the sun is out, try to expose as much of your body as you can to the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Try to get at least 15 minutes of sun exposure. Sun exposure should vary depending upon your skin pigment. The lighter the skin the less sun exposure.

    9. Get daily exercise and maintain an upright posture. Upright posture helps maintain optimal respiratory and lymphatic function.

    10. Avoid public places during any outbreak.

    11. Wash your hands thoroughly with natural vegetable based soap. Avoid using antibacterial soaps, which kill the good bacteria on your skin. Washing off dirt and perspiration is all you need to do where hand washing is concerned. Use the same practice on your body.

    12. Eliminate fluoride from your water supply with a good water filtration system. Also filter chlorine out of the water you use to shower with. Both chlorine and fluoride depress your immune system.

    13. Use only natural, non-chemical personal care products such as shampoos, soaps, creams etc. If you would not put it in your mouth, do not put it on your skin.

    14. Wear natural fiber clothing.  This in itself has an effect on your body’s electro-magnetic field. Synthetic clothing weakens that field. A weakened magnetic field lowers immune activity.

    15. Keep your living space free from clutter. Keep your kitchen and bathroom surfaces clean. Use grapefruit seed extract to disinfect, mixed with water. Use 7 to 10 drops for a quart spray bottle. This is also a great gargle (2 drops to 2 oz warm water) for sore throats.

    16. In times of an outbreak use a quart spray bottle with the following essential oils in it; eucalyptus, pine, grapefruit, orange and lemon. Use 12-15 drops of each oil.

    17. Watch your emotions. Keep your stress levels low with deep breathing, good communication and a healthy lifestyle. Stress weakens the immune system.

    18. Take immune building herbs such as astragulus, ashwagandha, echinacea, reishiosha root, shatavari, Siberian ginseng, reishi , maitake, cordyceps, agaricus, shiitake and coriolus. These herbs and mushrooms all work to help prevent you from getting sick.

    19. Adopt a healthy sleep regimen. Lack of sleep weakens your immune system and in many studies has been repeatedly demonstrated to have effects ranging from immune system suppression to increased blood pressure and poor sugar metabolism.

    20. Keep well hydrated. When you are dehydrated, your cells do not function as well, your circulation becomes more sluggish and your blood pressure tends to rise.

  • Natural News' Turmeric-Ginger Iced Tea Recipe


    With all the beautiful, warm weather we've been receiving in Colorado, it's never to early to start thinking about those summertime treats and drinks! For example, take this turmeric-ginger Iced Tea recipe from

    By now, you might've heard about Turmeric, and about the beneficial chemical, curcuminthat is tied within the herb's chemical makeup. While there are many recipe's that you can apply turmeric to, this Iced Tea recipe from  happens to be a tasty hit!

    Check out the recipe here:

  • What Can Turmeric Do For You?

    A pinch of turmeric can go a very long way. The popularity of turmeric has been rapidly growing in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. The plant and its benefits are nothing new, however. Asia has been using the herb for more than 4,000 years in their cuisine and medicinally. Turmeric aids in promoting a healthy smile, and it will also promote a healthier scalp. Add a little bit of turmeric in a homemade toothpaste, or blend it into your own hair paste to try it out for yourself. Turmeric also contains an important chemical called curcumin. Curcumin has been known to support a healthy inflammatory response in the body.

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    The turmeric plant has been studied extensively over the years. Here are some other benefits, uses, and ways of adding turmeric into your life:

    Spagyric Tumeric Extract Spagyric Tumeric Extract

    Enerhealth Botanicals uses the root of the turmeric plant and extracts using an age-old spagyric process that increases it's bio-availability. This makes the plant's medicinal properties more readily available and potent for your body to take in. For more information on our root extract and the alchemical spagyric process - click here.

  • Why we actually need salt!!

    In this post below from one of my teachers Dr Brownstein you will learn more about why good salt intake is actually important for us.

    For years, I have been lecturing and writing about the nonsensical argument the conventional powers-that-be claim that lowering salt in the diet will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. The data has never been shown that lowering salt intake to ridiculously low levels of 1,500mg/day will reduce your risk of heart disease. In fact, many studies show that lowering your salt intake to these levels will cause more heart attacks and mortality. Furthermore, low salt diets will lead to elevated insulin levels. Finally, low salt diets do not significantly lower blood pressure. More information about this can be found in my book, Salt Your Way To Health.

    A recent study in JAMA (November 23/30, 2011-Vol. 306, No. 20) looked at the association between sodium excretion and cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular events or diabetes. The authors studied nearly 29,000 adults and found cardiovascular death was increased among those with the lowest and the highest sodium excretion.

    Sodium excretion is tied to how much sodium (or salt) is ingested. The more salt that is ingested the more sodium that is excreted in the urine. The reverse is true also; the less sodium ingested, the less sodium excreted. A crude estimate can be made that the amount of sodium ingested is equal to the amount of sodium excreted (as long as someone is not sodium deficient).

    We have been told we are ingesting too much salt. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) states, “Americans consume unhealthy amounts of sodium in their food, far exceeding public health recommendations. Consuming too much sodium is a concern for all individuals, as it increases the risk for high blood pressure, a serious health condition that is avoidable and can lead to a variety of diseases. Analysts estimate that population-wide reductions in sodium could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually.”

    The IOM claims that Americans ingest more than 3,400mg of sodium per day which is about 1.5 tsp of salt per day. They claim that we should ingest no more than 1 tsp/day or 2,300mg/day. For those with hypertension, experts recommend less—about 1,500mg/day of sodium.

    The recent JAMA (November 23/30, 2011) study found the lowest rate of cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure and non- cardiovascular death occurred when the sodium intake was 4-6,000mg/day. Lower and higher intakes were found to increase a compositd of all the outcomes studied (in a near linear fashion). You read that right; lower and higher salt intakes were all associated with worse outcomes.

    In my book, I wrote about the dangers of a low-salt diet. Salt is a vitally important nutrient for the human body. We cannot live without adequate amounts of salt. Don’t believe the low-salt nonsense. However, you should educate yourself about which type of salt is a healthy salt. The healthiest salt is unrefined salt with its full complement of minerals. Celtic Brand Sea Salt, Redmond’s Real Salt and Himalayan salt are all good brands of unrefined salt.

    There are medical conditions where the body does not tolerate large amounts of salt. This can occur with those suffering from kidney failure or congestive heart failure. If you have these illnesses, please discuss your salt intake with your doctor.

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