CHOOSE HOW YOU FUNCTION

live wellThere is a difference between “Traditional” medicine and “Functional” medicine.
Functional medicine is often refered to as “Alternative” or Holistic. More and more people are seeing this approach as a better option when it comes to healthcare. This method can actually treat and prevents many illnesses.
“Traditional” medicine is not appropriate for treating acute problems,like broken bones,infections or emergency situations. These require immediate treatment.
“Functional” type of healthcare is based on finding the root causes of diseases or other chronic issues. It focuses on environmental and lifestyle factors.

Consider the Traditonal approach used to treat heart disease.Medication is prescribed to combat high blood pressure. Heart surgery is performed to remove arterial plaque. Statin drugs are given to lower cholesterol levels even though they were not designed to be used long term. Patients often remain medicated for life. This type of treatment targets the symptom and never addresses the problem. Just treating the symptoms gets us nowhere in the end and often results in an endless cycle of medications that often just mask the symptoms.

Alternative medicine places emphasis on the lifestyle,history and genetic makeup. Alternative or functional medicine can contain experts in many fields, including medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists and acupuncturists.
The common denominater here is their approach.They all focus on lifestyle changes and preventative measures.
Many of the dramatic changes in health come about without medications or surgery. (Traditional medicines 2 BIG GUNS)

HERBAL THERAPY

Herbal therapy can make most drugs and ailments obsolete. In Chinese herbal therapy,leaves, roots, stems, barks, berries, flowers and seeds can combined in teas, extracts, granules or powders. Herbal therapy can be used to help people with insomnia and stress. Colds and flu can be stopped “cold”, as the herbal therapies boost our own immune system. The digestive system can be restored, too, including restoration of balanced gut flora.(pH balance) Sinusitis can be wiped out. High blood pressure can be restored to normal levels.Over the counter drugs will be unnecessary. While results may not be instant, they become lasting with continued use.
The great thing about learning about traditional herbal medicine you can have more control over you health and that of your families health.Think of the cost savings. Incorporating traditional chinese therapies has had a profound and positive effect on my health. Why not just check out to see if you would benefit. holistic

Why Brew Kombucha?

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FAKE FOOD ( Have you had yours today?)

fast food The concept of acid alkaline imbalance as the cause of disease is really nothing new.The book “A New Health Era” by Dr. William Howard Hay revealed that all disease is caused self-poisoning from acid accumulation in the body.
Today our diets have shifted from alkaline to acid based foods.
This trend to consume fast foods,genetically modified and over processed “fake” foods makes up a large part of our diet.
This diet shift , if we take an honest look at the time line” has a direct correlation with the rise in devastating disease. Cancer, diabetes,Crohns, Celiac are just a few that are predicted to rise dramactically in the next decade.
We need not to bemoan ” I wish they would find a cure” . how about we all just accept for the most part can be prevented.

WELCOME TO KLUB KOMBUCHA

fizzy komKombucha is a Probiotic.

This means that kombucha is good for restoring healthy bacteria in your body. kombucha can be used to restore balance in people who have taken anti-biotics in the past.By introducing living probiotics into the body, most people will experience an increase in digestive flora (bacteria). This increase helps with digestion and detox. Although kombucha is externally acidic, it is considered a mild acid. Once t has been ingested it binds to minerals and the effect will be alkalize to the body.This is very similar to lemons and apple cider vinegar. A balanced internal pH has been reported to increase our immune system. This means kombucha is good for increasing your immune system.  Interested in learning more?? Check  it out at   http://www.klubkombucha.com

 

KEFIR AND KRAUT AND KOMBUCHA, OH MY !!

thCA24O21OToday there’s a supplement for everything. While supplementating has its place in natural healing process it’s important to remember that true healing can and should come from whole probiotic foods.They protect  the body against attack from outside toxins and also help us absorb the nutrients we eat.  Probiotic foods have long been a staple in cultures of the world for centuries.Long before refrigeration and preservation methods came to be,  fermentation and “culturing” was used to give us the nutrients we needed. My using some of these old fashion methods we can add this to our storehouse of healthy alternatives to over the counter supplements and reduce some of the harmful side effects we see from consuming overly processed foods. Here is a short list of a few of your options.

1. Kefir Water Not to be confused with dairy kefir, this kefir drink  requires no dairy or milk. It can be made at home very easily, and only  needs to ferment for 24-48 hours. The finished product is like sparkling water  or juice and is both tangy and sweet. Kefir water can be useful as a replacement for traditional juices and sodas.

2. Kombucha is another fermented beverage made by fermented organic black tea, sugar and a scoby. Kombucha takes longer than  kefir water to ferment, but the result is a beverage so nutritious it can almost be called medicinal.The

detoxification benefits of drinking  kombucha every day is stunning. While Kombucha can also be purchased at health food stores making it at home is much a more thrifty option.

3. Sauerkraut is also incredibly simple to make at home. Shredded organic cabbage and sea salt  is enough to do the trick, but you can also add whey to encourage lacto-fermentation or onions and spices to change the flavor up a bit.

4. Fermented Soy

There are two distinct sides of the coin when it  comes to soy. Processed soy products, soybean oil, and any soy that has not been  fermented are not healthful and can  cause damage to your thyroid, digestion and hormone levels. The good shiny side of this coin is that “fermented” soy (in smaller amounts) can  be healthy, provide protein,vitamins ,minerals and a  natural probiotic.Fermented soy includes miso, tempeh and fermented soy sauce.

TRADITIONAL VS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

There is a difference between “Traditional” medicine and “Functional” medicine.

Functional medicine is often refered to as “Alternative” or Holistic. More and more people are viewing this approach as a viable option when it comes to healthcare. This method can actually treat and prevents many illnesses. “Traditional” medicine is appropriate for treating acute problems like broken bones,infections or emergency situations. These require  immediate treatment. “Functional” type of healthcare is based on finding the core causes of diseases or issues. It focuses on environmental and lifestyle factors.Consider the Traditonal approach used to treat heart disease.Medication is prescribed to combat high blood pressure. Heart surgery is performed to remove arterial plaque. Statin drugs are given to lower cholesterol levels even though they were not designed to be used long term. Patients often remain medicated for life. This type of treatment targets the symptom and never addresses the problem. Just treating the symptoms gets us nowhere in the end. Alternative medicine places emphasis on the lifestyle,history and genetics. Alternative or functional medicine holisticcan contain experts in many fields, including medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists and acupuncturists. The common denominater here is their approach.They all focus on lifestyle changes and preventative measures.Many of the dramatic changes in health come about without medications or surgery. (Traditional medicines 2 BIG GUNS)

Harping on Failures

harpingIt’s common to hear people with low self-esteem harping on all the things going wrong in their lives. They’re sure that each time they fail, the task was impossible anyway or someone else is at fault.Low self-esteem requires an excuse for every failure. People with high self-esteem figure out why they failed and then set about succeeding. These individuals almost always find success. It may not be immediate, but they will never stop striving for it.