Many people who have recovered from CRC report that the illness taught them how to truly take care of themselves. Many of us, in fact, spend our whole lives taking care of others and putting the needs of others before our own. Is CRC present in your life to teach you to honor your own needs and learn to accept your limitations? Has it arrived to help you begin practicing the self-care that you need to insure a long life and the fullest possible self actualization?
by TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Food allergies, food intolerance and candida commonly go hand in hand. Candida myceila (in its fungal form) causes damage to your intestinal lining which can worsen or trigger food intolerance and allergies. This can increase food and environmental allergies and intolerance.
Symptoms of food intolerance may include any one of many physical, mental or emotional responses. Identifying a relationship to a food, a combination of foods or an environmental condition requires some sleuthing and, likely the help of a food diary.
by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
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If we want to feel our very best during pollen season, it’s important to “clean-up” our environment. Work to create a natural, healthy home, car and workspace environment. Strive for a chemical and additive-free, fresh diet that is rich in nutrients. Reducing the number of allergenic and toxic irritants to our body frees our immune system to more effectively cope with pollens as we progress into a more tolerant health status.
by Tarilee Cornish, CNP
In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn and winter bring about noticeable changes: fewer daylight hours resulting in less natural vitamin D; colder days leading to closed windows and more time indoors; local food sources change from green to starchy. Seasonal shifts can also have a profound effect on our energy levels.
Our diet changes from the cooling, energizing raw bounty to long-storing root veggies and squash with their comforting, warming energy. Colder temperatures can lead to cravings for richer “comfort” foods. The shift in our diet combined with reduced light and fresh air, usually results in slower thinking and reduced physical energy.
This is a very natural process that prepares us for the partial ‘hibernation’ of winter, insuring our bodies have a little extra stored fat for warmth. However, for most of us, the demands of our life do not decrease in the same way our available energy does. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to vitalize our mind and body. Here are ten sure ways to boost your mental acuity and physical energy.
Tarilee Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Today’s stressful, sedentary lifestyles and highly-processed, low-fiber diets predispose us to constipation. Since good statistics on the prevalence of the problem don’t really exist, medical and holistic health professionals have widely differing views as to what defines constipation.
The time it takes for food to pass from the mouth to elimination through the rectum is generally referred to as “transit time”. In the view of holistic practitioners, transit time should be somewhere between 12 and 24 hours, and that anything longer than a 24-hour transit time indicates constipation. However, many conventional medical professionals consider even longer transit periods perfectly normal. According to the Physician’s Manual for Patients, “Daily bowel movements are not essential to health”.
by T L Cornish, CNP
“Die-off” is a slang term used to describe the phenomenon that accompanies any significant death of pathogenic organisms in the body. This effect is especially noticeable when candida yeast are killed off by anti-fungal use. This happens because their by-products or mycotoxins are released most when they die. If too many yeast are killed at once (due to agressive anti-fungal treatment), transient problems arise. Mycotoxins are known neurotoxins so increasing the levels too dramatically at one time can produce both physical and emotional/mental symptoms. Generally speaking, most people experience die-off as an exaggeration of their existing candida-related symptoms or as worsening of chronic health conditions.
by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Consultant
What are the Five Phases of the Whole Approach Protocol?
The Whole Approach Protocol is a five phase product protocol that has been successfully used for many years at the East West Clinic in Minnesota for the treatment of candidiasis (or yeast overgrowth). It has also been successful in helping thousands achieve better health.
by TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
The integrity and ecology of our intestines dictate our level of immune, digestive and mental/emotional health. Modern lifestyles can upset the optimum balance of the sensitive intestinal ecosystem made up of thousands of types of microorganisms. Imbalance causes a cascade of biochemical impacts that can affect all body systems. When intestinal health is disrupted, pathogenic (harmful) microorganisms are no longer successfully kept in check by our beneficial microorganisms and they proliferate, at great expense to their host, (the patient).
By Tarilee Cornish, CNP
Our immune system is a combination of automatic bodily functions orchestrated by the intricate cooperation between many organ systems. It protects us from metabolic and foreign chemical toxic stress, viral and bacterial infections and many other types of disease conditions. It also helps to normalize the functioning of our entire body by working to maintain equilibrium. We can stimulate our immune system by providing our body with good nutrition and a healthy, natural lifestyle in which certain aspects are emphasized. What follows is an explanation of fourteen different strategies that we can employ to optimize our immune function.
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