Tag: natural

Take Control of Your Health

A recent national survey of doctors and hospitalized patients found that only 48% of patients said they were involved in decisions about their treatment. What’s even more alarming, 29% didn’t know who was in charge of their case while they were hospitalized. This got me to thinking about how we often place control of our health completely into the hands…

A Salad a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

“Renew You” Challenge – Let’s start the year off right with my weekly challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. Join us! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re trying to eat and live healthier—maybe for a digestive condition, maybe to lose…

Synthetic Bacteria? What Will It Mean?

The television news magazine 60 Minutes recently aired a piece about the creation of the first synthetic cell. The scientist at the head of this research, J. Craig Venter, is also responsible for mapping the human genome. Over the past 15 years, $40 million and his team of researchers have created a self-replicating bacteria with synthetic DNA. The synthetic cell…

Too Clean For Our Own Good

“It is possible for a person to be too clean for their own good.” This is a recent quote from Allison Aiello, visiting associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard, who is studying the effect of frequent handwashing with antimicrobial soap containing triclosan, or 2,4,4’-trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether. Her research has shown an increase in allergies and hay fever in children and teens…

Tampa Bay Area: Watch Me Live on PBS Tonight!

Exciting news! If you live in the greater Tampa Bay area, be sure watch me LIVE on WEDU-TV tonight from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. for my NEW PBS special, The Road to Perfect Health. A lot of folks don’t realize that a healthy body begins with a healthy gut. That’s because your digestive tract is where more than 80 percent…

Choose Unscented

This week’s weekly challenge can help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to this week and the many to follow. In a recent eye-opening study, researchers from the University of Washington analyzed an array of scented products to see if they were emitting chemicals not found on the labels. These included…

A D-lightful Way to Start the Winter

Since we are moving into winter, it would be wise for everyone to be mindful of their vitamin D status. We now know that vitamin D affects close to 2,000 genes that have to do with immunity and inflammation. The best vitamin D test to have done is the blood 25 (OH) vitamin D level. A level less than 30…

Welcome Dr. Leonard Smith to Our Online Community!

Great news, folks! My long-time friend and colleague Dr. Leonard Smith will soon be joining our online community with regular guest blog posts about important topics like gut health, nutrition, colon hydrotherapy, natural detoxification and more. And who better to give us advice about keeping our bodies and our digestive systems in good shape? Dr. Smith has spent his career…

Chicken soup meets its match for fighting colds and flu

We’ve known since we introduced Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity at ReNew Life that it was an awesome triple threat when fighting seasonal health issues. Now the whole world knows. EpiCor, a key ingredient in Ultimate Florida Advanced Immunity, has just been awarded the 2010 Scientific Excellence Award at the SupplySide Conference in Las Vegas. SupplySide is the largest event in…

Don’t be Fooled by the Term “Corn Sugar”

This week’s “Renew You” Challenge is about reading food labels. The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA requesting to use the name “corn sugar” instead of high fructose corn sugar (HFCS). Really? Corn sugar does sound healthier than high fructose corn sugar, and that’s the point. Unfortunately, changing the name of this harmful ingredient would probably result in some…