Five Simple Changes

From Natural-Health Pioneer Dr. Rashid Buttar

Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
November-December 2020 • Vol 3, No 112

Dr. Rashid Buttar is a best-selling author and a natural-health activist. He ranks among the top-50 doctors in the U.S. and has treated thousands of patients with life-threatening conditions in over 92 countries. He is the creator of the medical-assessment program called, “The Map to Get AHEAD™” (see page two), which stands for “Advanced Health Evaluation and Assessment for Detoxification.”

As the first steps toward wellness, he recommends these five simple lifestyle habits. He assures us that they will produce improved sleep, increased energy, and better bowel movements, while enhancing focus, concentration and an overall sense of well-being—all in 30 days. These steps are part of what I’ve been recommending in my practice and in my articles in this magazine for years. Why not give these simple changes a try and see what they will do for you?

1) EXERCISE
Move your body every day. Start walking, if nothing else, and increase your time/steps every day. Goal is to walk 2-to-2.5 miles a day.

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Dear Bethel…

Supporting Hypothyriodism

Bethel Wagner
September – October 2020 • Vol 3, No 111

Dear Bethel, I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism
and I am wondering if there are any nutritional strategies I can use to support my thyroid naturally, in addition to the medication I am on?
Thanks!
Zoe

Dear Zoe, YES! There are numerous things you can do to naturally support thyroid function.

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Dear Bethel…

What Should I Be Feeding My Family?

Bethel Wagner
July–August 2020 • Vol 3, No 110

Dear Bethel,
I really want to make healthy, balanced meals for my family, but there is so much conflicting information out there that I find it really confusing! Could you shed some light on the subject, so I can feed my family with confidence?
Thanks,
Susan

Dear Susan, Last time I shared with you the basics that are widely agreed upon and supported by the scientific literature:

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Eat Your Microgreens!

The Gourmet Herbalist

Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Looking out at the snow-covered garden and frozen ground, as winter lingers on, I count on my greens to provide me with chlorophyll, known as “liquid sunlight.” I recently had the wonderful opportunity to meet Sam Mascari, owner of Montana Roots in Livingston, and to tour his magical greenhouses. Right before my eyes, I saw what I had previously only read about—an aqua-ponic, recirculating, greenhouse ecosystem! It starts with the tank of fish that provides fertilizer, which is then pumped into a biological filter bed that is rich with worms and beneficial bacteria.

Montana Roots is a year-round, sustainable farm that grows a variety of microgreens, shoots, leafy greens, herbs, and edible flowers. Sam explained to me the difference between sprouts and microgreens. Sprouts, grown in a jar, are more the germinated seeds and the roots; whereas, microgreens are eaten after the first leaves (called cotyledons) emerge from a plant. It grows in soil that is a significant part of the embryo within the seed of a plant. Upon germination, the cotyledon becomes the embryonic first leaves of a seedling, before adult leafing occurs.

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Dear Bethel…

How & What to Eat?!

Bethel Wagner
March–April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

II really want to make healthy, balanced meals for my family, but there is so much conflicting information out there that I find it really confusing! Should we be eating vegetarian, gluten-free, Paleo, keto, Mediterranean, or something else altogether? Could you shed some light on the subject so I can feed my family with confidence?
Thanks,
Susan

Dear Susan, Everyone’s needs are slightly different, and the truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all diet!

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—

for Sports Injuries & Concussions

CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

When it comes to sports, injuries happen. Athletes of every age and skill level suffer sprains, bruises, abrasions, muscle aches, and broken bones, and in contact sports, concussions and closed-head injuries are common.

One treatment used by professional sports teams and athletes was developed in the 1940s to treat decompression sickness, the illness that results when deep sea divers return to the surface too quickly. The treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, and it involves lying in a pressurized chamber filled with air and supplemental oxygen.

During HBOT, air pressure is slowly increased until it’s two to three times that of sea level. As patients breathe normally, their lungs absorb increased amounts of oxygen, several times as much as they do breathing air at sea level. As a result, according to HBOT advocates, super-oxygenated blood is carried throughout the body, promoting the release of growth hormones and helping the body heal.

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Restoring Men’s Health, Vigor & Vitality

New Book: The 4 Pillars of Men’s Health

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
May-June 2019 • Vol 3, No 104

In my line of work, JumpStart Your Health, men’s health is key. So when I heard Dave Skattum’s speech on his new book, The 4 Pillars of Men’s Health, at Livingston’s Toastmasters club, I knew it was a must read. Our men are in trouble. And when they seek out help or improvement, many times, they are offered how-to programs to build muscle and increase sexual stamina. Nearly half of all men don’t even meet basic federal activity guidelines, with a 35% obesity and hypertension rates.

Many times, life deals with men in cruel, crippling ways. They sink into despair and begin a downward spiral of negative thinking. Enter the four pillars of men’s health, four keys to maximize your inner and outer strength, a practical, well researched guide filled with personal experiences that are far removed from theory and full of encouraging ways to become a healthy man. The 4 pillars are: Nutrition, Exercise, Accurate Thinking, and Spirituality. They were discovered by Dave to give whole health to a person, landing him in the top of his field in public speaking, triathlons and business, and doing it in six years.

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Step Back to Reach Down

More Integrated Functional Movement

Terry Kennedy, MPT
May-June 2019 • Vol 3, No 104

In the January-February 2019 issue, I wrote an article, Integrated Functional Movement, with descriptions for three exercises to strengthen patterns of movement with optimal body mechanics (or biomechanics) that could be applied to everyday activities. Cultural norms and practices tend to lead us away from good body mechanics and into muscle imbalances, where some muscles are overworked and others under utilized. This changes the length and tension of the muscles and fascia, and causes abnormal stresses on joints.

It can be difficult and tedious to acquire optimal body mechanics during everyday tasks as we move about on autopilot. The key is to practice optimal mechanics, slowly at first, and lay down an improved pattern into the neurological system.

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Turbo-Charge Your Exercise

at Home or Office

Michael Grant White
May-June 2019 • Vol 3, No 104

There are surprising things you can do to enhance physical and mental performance if you know how to use oxygen the right way. Then, all you need is 15 minutes day. Our system, using insights of top-secret military training, plus Oxygen Multistep Therapy, delivers profound conditioning or self-healing results without the use of drugs, chemicals, surgery or invasive techniques.

Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Michael Phelps, Mario Lemieux, Olympic athletes, multiple players in the NBA, NFL, and professional baseball all use some type of oxygen. Even weekend warriors find it extremely effective. We have seen it improve almost every symptom known to mankind, including Parkinson’s, ALS, and Lyme disease.

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2019-04-28T10:29:10-06:00Fitness & Nutrition|
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