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Author: Dr. Myra Reed

August 4, 2021

Vitamin D: What You Need to Know for Your Health

Worldwide interest in the health protective benefits of Vitamin D has increased exponentially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We now know that low Vitamin ...

April 13, 2020

Stop the Spread, Wear a Mask.

We now have KN95 Masks available for purchase! KN95 masks are arriving this weekend. Starting Monday, April 13th, 2020 we will be selling them at ...

April 14, 2019

FODMAP Diet for IBS

Digestive Distress Diet Digestive complaints are among the most common health concerns. If you’re experiencing distress, Dr. Myra Reed will evaluate the foods and substances you are eating to identify where a reaction exists. There are many ways to conduct a dietary analysis, including food diary, food allergy testing, muscle testing, and elimination diets. The ...

April 13, 2019

Fermented Foods

You can support your gut health with fermented, nutrient-potent foods. Ranging from tangy to bitterly sweet in flavor, these foods originated decades ago in the cultures of Japan, China, India, and Germany.Fermenting imbues foods with the health-enhancing properties of live bacteria, providing an ample source of probiotics, which are essential to a strong digestive tract. ...

April 12, 2019

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Digestive Distress: Holistic Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome When the smooth rhythm of the muscles of the digestive tract is disrupted, either moving too quickly or too slowly, we experience digestive distress. For some of us, this distress can be frequent and painful, creating a major disruption in our life and in our lifestyle.Several health ...

November 8, 2018

Antibiotic Resistance

Take A Holistic Approach to Antibiotic Resistance When it comes to our health, there are two schools of thought: the Germ Theory and the Terrain Theory. Understanding the differences is critical, particularly because it involves the use of antibiotics, which should be used sparingly and for the right reasons. So let’s examine this often confusing ...

September 13, 2018

Ever Thought About Going Vegetarian?

Tips for Going Vegetarian There’s Vegetarian. And there’s Vegan. Related, yet different. Both diets eliminate meat, fish, and poultry. Vegans don’t eat any dairy, eggs, or other products derived from animals. Sub-types of vegetarianism, however, make exceptions for certain animal products: Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs. Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid eggs. ...

July 24, 2017

Astragalus (Astragalus spp.) / Viracid

The amazing and powerful immune-boosting herb, Astragalus root has been used for centuries to strengthen the blood and spleen and over time, help maintain the strength of the immune system, building resistance to illness and disease. While clinical research on Astragalus is in the early stages, researchers are currently examining how it may help prevent ...

July 20, 2017

Medicinal Mushroom Blend

For thousands of years, practitioners of Eastern Medicine, Native Americans and indigenous cultures have used specific mushrooms for their health benefits. These fungi are often referred to as medicinal mushrooms and like all fungi, contain compounds called beta glucans within their cell walls. Beta glucans provide support for the immune system by activating killer T-cell ...

July 17, 2017

Fabulous Fungi? The Nutritional Benefits of Mushrooms

Throughout history mushrooms have been regarded as magical and mysterious… a delicacy, and deadly. Foragers put their lives on the line when hunting fungi for medicinal and culinary use. Even today, foraging for wild mushrooms should be done with an expert mycologist by your side! Fortunately, at most local grocery stores you will find a ...

July 12, 2017

Keep Your Immune System in Peak Condition

The Great Defender: that’s our immune system, uniquely designed to keep us healthy and defend against illness and infection. Made up of organs, including the ...

July 11, 2017

Relax With Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

You walk into a massage therapy office needing relief and balance. You breathe in a spirit-lifting scent and then a remarkable calm washes over you. Most likely you’ve just experienced one of the amazing benefits of lavender. This richly scented, deep purple flower is native to the mountainous zones of the Mediterranean, but widely available ...

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