Minerals are to the body as spark plugs are to a car – they are necessary to make the engine run. The human body doesn’t have an engine, per se, but each cell manufactures energy, similar to an engine. Unless, of course, minerals and other nutrients are missing, at which point energy cannot be produced. When energy isn’t produced, hormones can’t be either.
The “gut”. Another term for the digestive tract. This part of the body that was once deemed significant only for the digestion of food to produce energy now is also known for it’s HUGE role in overall health and immune function. This is exciting news on many fronts and confirms my belief that the gut must be addressed at the very onset of any healing journey. So what does “leaky gut” mean? Find out here.
We here in the northeast US are heading, once again, towards the shorter days of autumn and winter. I, for one, dread the impending lack of daylight. There’s something about the seeming endless supply of sunshine during the summer months that makes me feel really, really good. My research tells me I’m not alone – exposure to sunshine boasts a few physiological benefits . . .
First and foremost, the word PELLAGRA refers to a severe niacin deficiency. And quite honestly, this post could have easily been titled “ADHD or Pellagra?” or “Alopecia or Pellagra?” or “High Cholesterol or Pellagra?” or even “Violent Tendencies or Pellagra?”!! Okay, that all may seem over the top, but the truth is that niacin is responsible for so many functions within the human body that the consequences of not having enough of it are incredibly far-reaching.
Do you know that, today, about 31% of adults have high blood pressure? What can be called an epidemic now, was actually quite rare prior to the 20th century. People’s blood pressure has risen steadily over the years. But why? And what can we do to correct it? What is “high blood pressure”? Probably the […]
by Sue Hughes, MSEd, HHP, CNC This is Part 3 of a series of posts about Cancer and options for natural support. The entirety is available as an e-book on Amazon.com. Click here to purchase. The “gut”. Another term for the digestive tract. This part of the body that was once deemed significant only for the digestion of food to […]
When I was a kid, I could eat anything and still feel great. My chosen snacks, meals, drinks and desserts did not give me indigestion or acid reflux, they didn’t put me in a bad mood, and they surely didn’t slow me down. Obviously, what I was eating was alright. Or was it? Our overall […]
by Sue Hughes, MSEd, HHP, CNC Veins. We all have them. We certainly need them. They are the tube-shaped highways that transport blood from all over the body back to the lungs and heart. Most of the time they are just “there”, not standing out in any specific way nor causing discomfort. But when things go […]
by Susan Hughes, MSEd, HHP, CNC I remember back in “the day” when my elementary school classroom consisted of a mix of shy and talkative, lazy and hyper, “smart” and “dumb”, bully and nice, and of course the class clown. Considered back then to be a result of . . . well, nothing really . . […]
One of my clients is a military veteran and we got to talking about Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the havoc it wreaks among so many members of the military. She expressed that she would like to see nutrition addressed to a greater degree when it comes to targeted methods of intervention for PTSD in the military. […]
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