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Some Apple Cider Vinegar Each Day … Keeps The Doctor Away

If there was one product I would always recommend you keep, it’s apple cider vinegar (ACV) no doubt.  It is probably the most useful liquid I know of after water and lemon juice. But, before you run down the street to get some, make sure its unpasteurized ACV with the ‘mother’.

The word ‘mother’ refers to strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that can often give the vinegar a muddy-like appearance especially at the base of the bottle.

The mother segment is the culture that is usually used to begin the next batch of vinegar. A lot of vinegar manufacturers filter or pasteurize this out so that their products look nicer on the shelf. Do yourself a favour and leave those brands on the shelf.

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Cholesterol Is Good For You I Say!

Millions are being warned about the dangers of high cholesterol and heart disease.

Don’t believe the hype. It’s time for some shocking insight about cholesterol.

Consumers are being told to reduce their cholesterol as if is a curse to good health.

Sadly, there is no allowance for the action of cholesterol during disease states nor is there any understanding as to why cholesterol levels can rise above normal ranges.

Pharmaceutical companies have convinced doctors that the only way to effectively treat cholesterol is to medicate their patients with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

To fully understand the problem of using medication to lower cholesterol, we must first understand what cholesterol actually does.

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Histamine – Not Just An Allergy Culprit

What’s the first thing you think of when I say allergies? For me, it’s definitely antihistamines. Same as you I bet. And by allergies, I guess I can assume you’re mainly thinking of itchy, red rashes, hayfever, as well as food and drug intolerances.

Histamine reactions are so common in our society. In fact, allergies are something we have come to accept as a ‘normal’ part of living and simply a ‘nuisance’.

However, what you may not realize is just how many other problems histamine can cause in the body of susceptible individuals. Many of my clients have complex and unusual symptoms which can be linked to an array of conditions, but which I find are in fact connected to histamine.

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To Salt? Or Not To Salt?

If I had to choose one thing above anything else that could improve health, it would most definitely be salt. “No..that’s not right”, I hear you say. If I said this five years ago, even I would be skeptical. My pharmacist training told me salt is taboo – it lifts blood pressure and is bad for cardiovascular health in general.

Well, here I stand today with my natural medicine hat on and tell you that this is not true. In fact, the right type of salt in the right amount actually lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, and aids vascular health.

Who would have known?

“So, what is the right type of salt then?” you ask.

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