“All I Want To Be Is Happy When I Grow Up”

“All I want to be is happy when I grow up.” Boom… Imagine if that was your goal, or your child’s goal for life.

My only resolution this year is to live life more simply… And, on the road to that place comes a rejuvenating reminder from thirteen year old, Logan LaPlante. His TEDx talk has gone viral, but if you haven’t seen it yet, take a break from whatever it is you’re doing and watch. You’ll want to share it with someone immediately and it will no doubt inspire you too to take a more simple approach to your days.

Here’s to life less complicated.

Are You Making Sense Out of Dollars?

My private practice office is a safe space for all types of conversations with patients. I hear the good, bad, ugly and sometimes awkward. The conversation that brings up the “cost” of living can be one of those awkward times.

It’s interesting to hear about somebody’s new boat, car, beach house, shiny watch, the shirt they just bought at Nordy’s or extravagant dinner enjoyed the weekend before, yet in the next breath tune-in to, “but organic food is so expensive” or “I can’t afford my supplements.” Really? Really?

I guess this is the week to talk perceptions and beliefs-probably a good time of year to do so as we all attempt to mold our behaviors for the “good” of our well-being and health in the new year ahead. How we perceive the flow of money in our lives is directly related to what we believe to have “worth” to us. Last week at the coffee shop I heard a woman talking to her friend about buying all the guys in her office several rounds of drinks at the bar. She followed up by asking her coffee partner if she’d like to see a movie that afternoon. When the friend said she couldn’t really afford it after the holidays, the same friend who’d treated all the guys to three rounds of drinks didn’t even offer to take the friend to the movies and only replied that maybe they could go another time when she could. Now, I might be reading between the lines on that one and drawing my own conclusions, but imagine how that made the friend feel after hearing the story about her generosity toward a group of people she barely knew? While I’m sure she didn’t expect her friend to pay for her at the movies, it likely made her wonder about how her friend prioritizes money matters.

How Money Matters

1. Make a list of everything you M U S T buy this week. Now go back to review that list. Did you omit anything? On the edge of your paper, list your ommissions.

2. On the reverse side of this list, write down everything you purchased in the past week. Drink at the convenient market, gum, coffee, a new shirt… maybe nothing at all. Whatever it was list it. At the bottom of this page make a numbered list that reads like this:

* I need the gum I bought because…….
* I need the shirt I bought because…..
* I need the x, y and z because………
* I need to go out for lunch because….

Now put down a guestimate of what all of these things cost. Let’s say it was $100.

3. For the last written part of this exercise, go back to your omitted list. Ask yourself why you omitted those items. Could you not afford them? Could you go another few days until you got paid again? Or, is it that you have a belief attached to that product or service related to your personal needs? Make notes about what you explore to come back to later.

Looking At Dollars And S E N S E

If a new shirt costs $45 dollars, but you omitted a $3 bag of organic lettuce, ask yourself why you value a new shirt more than a bag of lettuce. Is it that you believe your new shirt can make you feel better than a salad that offers your body nutrition? I’m not suggesting that you should or shouldn’t, only asking you to consider your choices related to your beliefs surrounding the shirt and the salad.

If you totaled $50 in going out to lunch this week, omitted a $3 bag of salad, a $6 package of organic chicken and your $12 bottle of supplements, why? What about going out for lunch three times was more important than providing yourself with enough healthy, organic food that would likely make you five salads, a dinner and an extra lunch? Those items still cost less than your spending on going out to lunch, but for some reason, you believe they aren’t as important as purchasing something that will yield more “product” for less money and likely provide more health benefit to you.

Beliefs And Spending

Bottom line is it is never too late to look at how our goals and beliefs match up to how we spend money. If you’re playing victim, crying, “I can’t afford it, I can’t afford it,” but going out on the town, buying new cars and then not purchasing the services and goods you actually need to sustain everyday living, it’s time to take a look back. The “real cost” of goods is reflected in the ways we invest into our futures and that includes our health almost more than anything. If you need help learning how to budget, ask for it. If you bought a new car last week and now aren’t sure how you’re going to afford your groceries, health care visit or supplements, it might be time to take a closer look at how you prioritize your spending.

If you can afford it all, great! That’s awesome! But if you are frivolously spending on items that hold little future value, consider the items that could yield more than their price tag the next time you pull out your wallet. Remember, how you think and believe is directly related to how you feel.

Learn more about money myths and the real cost of health food from my visit to Juli Novotny’s blog, Pure Mamas.

Have tips of your own? Share them with readers here in the comments section.

“It” Might Be Really Awesome If You Give “It” A Chance

Just because you’re an expert in your field and you haven’t heard of “it” doesn’t mean “it” isn’t right, true, correct, good, better or useful. And, while you’ve been doing things one or two ways for the past twenty years also doesn’t mean that during those two decades ways three, four and five haven’t been in development and put to good use.

Sure, time tested methods are well, reliable in a sense, yet were developed because some other learning before them took place to get those ideas to where they are now.

If an idea exists, it means somebody else aside from you has heard of it. Maybe you’d like to ask around about these new ideas? Are these good ideas? Who invented them? Oh, these new ideas are helping people? Wow, they save time, money and people are healthier and happier with these ideas?!…

Remember, you’re the one that isn’t new, but technology always will be… Let tangible tools help you, your families and your patients when they can. Your critical thinking cap will never go out of style, so when you’re feeling most skeptical, try it back on for size to gain new perspective.

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-Me on developing the functional medical model to provide more sensitive lab testing and clinically useful diagnostic features for patients and practitioners of health care.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy Explained

Neuron via Hybrid Medical Animation

IEMT Explained

“IEMT is about changing the mental map of how we are feeling and how we are being. It does this by addressing behavioral and emotional imprints that we have acquired along our life’s path that have shaped our way being and molded our emotional response sets. IEMT appears to work by changing the manner in which information is recalled and stored within the limbic system. We hypothesize that IEMT specifically applies change within the region of the hippocampus and not the amygdala as is commonly cited with other eye movement therapies.

Amygdala activity is modulated only in its specific relationship with the hippocampal area. In IEMT it is proposed that a person carries a map of how to be and how to feel. More often than not, this map is acquired, adjusted and developed throughout the human development period, but for some people this map can prove to be complicated and problematic, and not always useful for the person.

For example, a small child may learn to be afraid of big dogs and thus engages in what is an appropriate survival behavior by avoiding them. As this child grows into an adult, this aspect of their map may not change, and this adult becomes a client with a phobia of dogs. The hippocampal regions retain the representation of “dogs” whilst the amygdala retains how to feel about “dogs”. The relationship between these two areas provides significant amounts of neurological data on how to feel around “dogs” and how to be around “dogs.”

The combination of these two elements may give rise to what is clinically considered to be a “phobia.” Phobias are only one very small area of IEMT application, and practitioners are reporting excellent results in the treatment of intractable depression, anxiety and related disorders, guilt, shame, bereavement, smoking cessation and other psychological and psychiatric difficulties.

At this stage in the IEMT development we do not encourage speculation as to why eye movements produce this change. The exact neurological explanation for this remains currently “unknown” and all explanations remain strictly at a phenomenological and behavioral level.

IEMT is more than simple trauma resolution. The IEMT treatment algorithms that are both central to the IEMT model, and also form the differentiating factors from other eye movement processes, create healthy adjustments in the mental map both in the way of feeling and the way of being.”

-Andrew T. Austin, Creator of IEMT

Find out more about IEMT and Andrew T. Austin here.

The Anatomy of a Memory

 

An unpleasant event triggers release of stress hormones from the amygdala for survival and memory enhancement. The memory goes first to the hippocampus as a short-term memory. From there it gets recorded or burned into the cerebral cortex as long-term memory. When the long-term memory is recalled by triggers in the environment, or in the process of ‘change work’ it goes back into the hippocampus where it is once again dynamic, and therefore subject to reprocessing. With the proper guidance, this can result in re-imprinting of the memory, (changing the emotional content and meanings) by the addition of new information while working with a qualified therapist, counselor or change worker...

Conscious Communication and Real Change:Trade Anger for Compassion this Year

Some people forge contracts with themselves about dieting this time of year. Another popular one is exercise. One of my colleagues decided not to “make” a resolution this year because she never seems to stick with hers… So, what’s the point of resolutions at all these days?

Photo by Sean M.

If you haven’t made one yet, but want to experience and stick with real life changes, resolve to transform anger into compassion or fear into empowerment this year by committing your entire being to self-awareness and social evolution. Conscientiously choosing change or self-transformation is one of the best opportunities to become self-aware and  enhance your ability to understand the perspective of others, free from judgment and full of compassion.

How to Make Real Change Stick!

  • Tell your friends and family about your goals for change. Get their encouragement and support by explaining what change means to you on a whole-person, lifestyle enhancing way so they understand your perspective shift and wishes.
  • Attach positive future value to your goal. Ask yourself why this change or transformation is important or necessary and visualize the process of “getting there” to reach your goals. Make your goals three-dimensional and multi-sensory by checking in with yourself along the way. How does it feel? Am I content? Can I observe/see evidence of the healthy new choices and behaviors I’m making?
  • Having a bad day? Ease a blow with a loving a friend. Stick with friends that will boost you up rather than judge, fault or knock you down. It’s okay to have a not so hot day and we all need friends who are ready to listen and offer encouragement rather than harsh judgment.
  • Allow yourself flexibility and you’ll set yourself up for success. Change can be hard. As great as it feels, change makes us stretch beyond our comfort zone and personal boundaries. Flexibility enables us to evolve socially; by giving ourselves a break during a challenging time, we can understand that family and friends are going through the same types of experiences we are.
  • Choose to respond instead of quickly reacting. If you hit a temporary roadblock, pause, breath and observe the message. Rather than blame an outside influence or project a set-back onto somebody else, open your eyes consciously to consider the potential lesson or opportunity. These experiences often offer big strides in the change process!
  • Acknowledge that change is progressive. Catepillars don’t change into butterflies over-night, so be patient with yourself. Build in a learning-curve and get to know yourself better!

Tips on Developing Compassion

  • Ask yourself, “am I a conscientious communicator?” Become a better listener to understand how your own perceptions relate to others around you. Conscientious communication involves what’s referred to in social psychology as re-framing. For example, rather than being self-centered,  work at becoming self-aware. Being self-aware allows us to become a masters of ourselves with the ability to see others clearly, free from judgment. It also helps us form new meaningful relationships and ideas.
  • Engage in random acts of kindness. Kindness has been shown in studies to improve both physical and mental well-being. Self-lessness is a great way to expend energy to serve others. Random acts of kindness help others who might be down-and-out, are a great way to express gratitude or simply make somebody feel special.
  • Smile, hug, laugh and cry… Emotions evolve and self-awareness grows by “turning yourself on” and knowing what it feels like to experience a range of multi-sensory acts. Becoming emotionally aware also helps us feel comfortable in our own skin, boosting self-confidence and allowing us to accept others more readily.

Forgiveness and Acceptence: All for One, One for All

Becoming a compassionate person involves a lot of acceptance of other’s ways, beliefs and systems. We go through hard times in life and it’s difficult to forgive a friend or family member for some in-justice we think they’ve done to us. Anger and resentment hold a lot of weight though, and the longer we hold onto both, the more they weigh us down; clouding our vision to see ourselves and others clearly.

So are you a bad person if you can’t forgive? Of course not! Forgiveness is a process that begins with acceptance. Because of our own beliefs, sometimes we aren’t ready to forgive. Sometimes we don’t even know why we’re mad; maybe we projected anger and resentment toward a friend, while a real problem actually lies deeper. Acceptance is a great starting point because it’s an act of self-awareness. Remember, beliefs are relative, they aren’t constant or static, but rather can be influenced by change. When we consciously choose acceptance, we’re deciding not to be driven or ruled by our anger or resentment, yet rather open to understanding other possibilities.

Photo by Dream4LifeFish

Ready for some change? Want to breath a little easier, feel a bit lighter? Start developing your practice of conscious communication by tacking this article to your mirror, your frige or stashing it in your journal for quick reference. If you like to read, three books worth adding to your library are, Anger, Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by world-farmous Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Christopher K. Germer’s, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and scholar, Karen Armstrong’s, Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life.

If you like a multi-media experience, visit TED Talks to see Karen Armstrong’s prize for “wishing big enough to change the world.”

The POINT of Wellness

Chinese Medicine

Just say NO to drugs and YES to acupuncture! Before you jump to drugs, consider that acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization to effectively treat over 60 global health conditions!

When asked what acupuncture and other Chinese medical modalities are useful for I reply, “everything!” As one of the fastest growing integrative health care modalities in the United States (and globally), acupuncture can treat and relieve anything from an acute headache to more serious internal medical concerns such as cancer and even quickly turn a breach baby for safe delivery! Best thing about acupuncture compared to drugs? The side affects are improved energy, better sleep, a boost in libido and an overall sense of well-being!

Thinking of trying acupuncture, yet want to learn more about Chinese medicine? Check out these frequently asked questions I’ve answered at WellWire.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been shown to effectively treat:

hot flashes, nausea, back pain, headache, menstrual cramps, impotence, insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic concerns, pregnancy and labor, chronic fatigue, loss of libido, fever, loss of appetite, thyroid concerns, PCOS, high blood pressure, cold and flu, maintaining a healthy weight, PMS, infertility, depression and anxiety, urological concerns, acne, allergies, toothache, asthma, stroke, digestive concerns, myalgias, sports injuries, preventing surgeries, incontinence….

Get Up, Get Out and Do Something

Photo courtesy of Ed Welch Photography

I had a great conversation this afternoon with new friend and colleague, naturopath, Dr. Ken Weizer. Ken wrote a wonderful article for us at WellWire a few months back defining principles of healing. Today, while chatting I learned a lot about community living that made me smile!

As healers we agreed on one simple, yet often under-estimated principle that takes place in healing. You can have all the right nutrients lining your shelves, eat healthy foods and exercise, yet the “peace” in the puzzle (quote from Lucia and Jim of Mindopoly of Rochester, NY) could still be missing without good community vibin’!

If you’re finding yourself feeling lonely, fatigued or complacent, it’s time to try something new. It’s time to find your community flow!

Looking for a way to connect, want to meet new people (in person, off of Facebook, up close and personal)?!! Try getting in touch in a fresh way:

  • Got a green thumb? Join a community gardening group. For those of you in more urban areas, this a perfect way to meet your neighbors and make new friends.
  • Love to be active? Find a hiking group!
  • Have a keen eye for the sights? Rochesterian and friend, Ed Welch captures memorable shots of the local magic and of his travels. Find a photography group that meets out in nature!
  • Shake your rump! Get to a concert or go to the club and bond over your favorite beats. Dancing is one of the best ways to get your body vibrating, puts a smile on your face and immediately connects you to the folks around you!
  • Are you a social butterfly at heart, but wonder where to find folks with similar common interests? Jump onto Meetup for a group in your area. Anything and everything from needle-pointing to Shakespeare for amateurs is meeting in your area! All you have to do is type in your zip code and hundreds of options will pop up. If you have an idea for a group, yet don’t see it, go for it and be the first to start! Chances are, others in the community are looking for something similar, but are still just looking.

Get up, get out and get connected to the people and places around you to get better connected to yourself!

Gone Bananas?

Usually, I leave the hardcore watch-dogging to other folks, but with recent health headlines making my head shake, I invited my traveling cousin and bff to share what she’s seeing before her very eyes down in Central America. If you’re a person that likes big brand names or likes to stay close to home, this story is for you!

Give her story a read and tell us what you think. And yes, some of you will read and roll your eyes, maybe say, “it’s just the way it is” and move on. Some of you just might take time to consider what’s really going on around us throughout the world and re-consider buying, growing and eating locally!

Gone Bananas

…While traveling thru Central America, it’s common to pass by banana plantations along the way. The first ones that I really remember are early on in our travels, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, traveling from Puerto Viejo to the Panamanian border at Sixoala. These plantations are Chiquita owned & operated.

Chiquita – a name known & “trusted” by millions… Chiquita, a company run by some suits in corner offices in Cincinnati, Ohio who go home every night to houses that cost more than some will ever see in their lifetime. The people that work on these banana plantations, doing the hardest work of all, live in structures that are basic wood frames with windows & doors only covered by fabric, if anything at all. Most, if not all, sit on stilts & don’t have electricity or proper plumbing systems.

And their housing situation is the least of problems. Most men that work in the unrelenting heat all day are sterile from over-exposure to these poisons. Woman that work in the packing plants complain of rashes while processing the harvested bananas. It’s enough to make one never want to spend another penny on anything with the Chiquita brand seal on it. And enough to make one think that if they did stop doing that, then how would these people on the plantations make any money at all? As it is, they barely make any money to begin with.

To put it into even greater perspective, Chiquita pulls in around $3.5 billion a year, give or take, employing 23,000 people & operating in over 80 countries.

All of that without even mentioning the dangers presented to the consumers paying for these bananas from far off places.

These bananas that have been saturated with various poisons. I can assure you that the water that “washes off” these pesticides before packing & shipping is not much better than the poisons themselves, contaminating not only people, but the air & the soil as well. All of that without even mentioning the blue plastic bags used to cover the bananas that litter the countryside. Waste management & the excessive amount of single use plastic is a conversation for a different time though.

Here’s a couple of links with some more detailed info not provided above.

Looking at Chiquita’s site after seeing what I’ve seen is nauseating. It may be time to reconsider what makes us “trust” in one company over another.

I wish that I had taken photos of that particular experience because what you see on Google is not a clear picture of reality, but I was too caught up in all of it as we drove thru to be concerned with where my camera was.

What can I leave you with?.. I would say the next time you’re thinking of slicing a banana on top of your Cheerios, make sure that you know where it came from.

Shannon left New York City and the corporate life to get out in the world, live a little and relax. She’s been traveling through Central America since January this year having the time of her life. Soon Shan will be returning to the states and wonders how well she’ll re-adjust to American life.

Feeling the Possibilities

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Successful businessman and inspirational writer, Brian Tracey share’s a little vision…

“Thought is creative.Your thoughts are the primary creative forces in your life. You create your entire world by the way you think. All the people and situations of your life have only the meaning you give them by the way you think about them. And when you change your thinking, you change your life, sometimes in seconds! The most important principle of personal or business success is simply this: You become what you think about most of the time. It is not what happens to you but how you think about what happens to you that determines how you feel and react. It is not the world outside of you that dictates your circumstances or conditions. It is the world inside you that creates the conditions of your life.”

Sunny D: The Basics

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The necessity of vitamin D reaches far beyond enabling bone mineralization. Vitamin D is a major player in maintaining the immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems. My active therapies practice resides in Rochester, NY. Due to its latitude and mostly cloud covered sky, Rochester has one of the lowest recorded overall levels of vitamin D among the US population! This unsettling finding prompted me to check patient’s levels of D. As suspected, levels were consistently lower than most other parts of the country…

If you:

  • Are pregnant, breast-feeding or have just delivered
  • Experience auto-immune issues
  • Aren’t exactly a spring chicken

Then BAM! It’s time to give yourself some much needed vitamin D love!

Here’s how to protect and enhance your vitality with D!

  • When the sun is shining, bask! Research shows those exposed to about 20 minutes of sunlight each day not only experience less colds and flu per year, but were also found to be happier on the whole! Exposure to sunlight assists the skin to synthesize approximately 1000 units of vitamin D3. If you live in a mostly cloud covered area then supplementing is your best option.
  • Supplement!!! Boost up with 2000-5000 units of high quality supplemental vitamin D3. Progressive research demonstrates that D3, cholecalciferol, is likely the most absorbable, bio-available supplemental form one can ingest. While ingesting foods containing vitamin D are obviously beneficial, choice is limited. Don’t settle on milk as a means of reaching your goal either. Milk is fortified in the production process with vitamin D2, a synthetic and inferior form to D3.
  • Eat some fish! You’d have to be an eskimo to get all of your D from fish, but a serving of salmon or tuna fish yields between 300-400 units.

Take Two and Text Me in the Morning

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The last place you’ll ever find a doctor is picking up their own telephone, right? As I suggested to several physicians a few years back while chatting, it’s about to start happening. Well almost.

Virtual consultations, emails and texts are the norm in my private practice. Is it because I have a traveling practice 3000 miles away from my permanent residence that started me techno-commuting?.. I think it really has to do with simply being available to people in need. I might not be able to pick up the phone on a really busy day, but I certainly can shoot a “how are you feeling?” text or make myself available for questions via micro-correspondence. These alternatives to office visits save time, dissolve stress and worry, reduce health care expenditures and make people happy!

During that conversation with physicians X, Y, and Z, Y asked concerned, “well how am I supposed to comply with HIPPAA standards if I take this approach?” Standards are always worth exceeding aren’t they? I offered he do exactly what I did, write in a new clause to your privacy statement and have patients sign. Voila!

Think about it. You’re increasing patient protection while making yourself more available to them. Why wouldn’t patients like this?

Here’s the deal. As health care providers we agreed to the Hippocratic standards to advocate, protect and heal our patients. Want to make this happen for real, get a little personal and reach out! When Mrs. Smith tells you on Friday that her son hasn’t ever taken the medicine you’ve just prescribed, assure her you’ll be available for her questions over the weekend via text. The perception alone that you’re available facilitates the healing process to naturally flow.

Haven’t already reviewed the fine-print of your state HIPPAA rules? Get reading and amend with your own clause. If you’re still concerned and want to be extra careful, consider opening a dedicated mobile service free from personal correspondence.

Tastey?

Who's Got Your Back?

Photo by Passamanerie

Want to help increase the efficacy of a future vaccine you or a family member may receive?

Check out the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System co-sponsored by the CDC and FDA. If you opted for the H1N1 vaccination and are experiencing side effects; they’ve got your back (or covering their asses, depends how you want to look at it). The carefully assembled web forum allows both health care providers and patients to conveniently report any side effects. If you’re a patient, the best way to ensure precise documentation is to bypass your doctor and first contact VAERS. After you’ve reported your experience, follow-up by contacting your physicians to let them know you’ve gone on record. Because reporting is voluntary, less than 10 percent of physicians complete the follow-through and never contact the Reporting System. The government run agency allows you to contact them via the web, conventional mail, or fax.

Protect yourself; protect your future.

Think You’re Sick? Think Again

With hospital emergency rooms reporting full capacities all over the nation; it might not be where you want to find yourself during a flu outbreak. Wait times have been shown to go anywhere from 8-18 hours for concerns deemed less than emergent by the staff. Give your physician a call and seek their advice before heading over. Of course,  if your life or a loved one’s is in danger, proceed.

Hand Washing 101

Wash your hands sticker by Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer


Becoming Conscientiously Courteous

I’ve been thinking this week, maybe I should get a parrot on my shoulder that will tell everyone to PLEASE WASH THEIR HANDS! The CDC reports that a whopping 88% of diseases are caused or influenced by poor hygiene each year! With that staggering report, don’t you think it’s time to run those mits under a little water?

Of ALL the healthy choices you can make in your daily routine, regular hand washing is one of the BEST preventive methods to keep you and those around you healthy and FLU FREE! After all, if it wasn’t important, would the Mayo Clinic spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to promote safe hygienic practices? Be respectful of those around you and wash your paws!

Safe hand washing reduces the risk of spreading infectious diseases and serious food-borne pathogens.

Wash your hands with soap and water:

  • Each time you use the restroom
  • Every time you come home from a public area especially gyms and grocery stores
  • After blowing your nose
  • After handling poultry and other meats
  • After shaking hands with an ill person
  • Before and after eating
  • After handling computer equipment or shared machinery
  • After yard work
  • After playing with pets

No soap and water? Use an anti-microbial sanitizer. Safe and effective non-alcohol options exist that will even leave you smelling clean and refreshed. Try Giovanni or Clean Well for best results!

Great photo Marshall!

You Asked… Why Not Synthetic Hormones?

Action hero by Fuyoh!.


Create Synergy, Sans Plasticity


After being prescribed a potentially cancer causing prescription today, a concerned patient called to ask me how she could avoid using synthetic hormone replacement.

Why Not Synthetic?

  • Upsets genetic expression in fetal development and adulthood
  • Increases risk of reproductive cancers such as ovarian, uterine, and breast
  • Decreases the natural immune response
  • Exacerbates pre-existing auto-immune and endocrine issues
  • Ethical concerns involving the production of and harmful environmental affects
  • In-activates healthy stores of hormones already present

Take Action With Confidence:

  • Insist on a complete and comprehensive saliva test measuring hormone levels
  • Rule out thyroid and other endocrine issues
  • Synthetic-proof your food and drinking water supply
  • Treatment with bio-identical hormone replacement and lifestyle changes
  • Physical exercise and boosting the libido

Real Solutions:

Saliva Testing Made Simple

Libido Boosting


Male Adrenal Health & Andropause


Avoiding Plastics In Your Diet

Thanks Fuyoh!

Message In A Bottle

Message in a bottle

Collective Consciousness

Everyone is tweeting, talking, and writing about the environmental perils of plastic water bottles. Zuvo water notes that almost 50 million gallons of oil are used each year to produce water bottles resulting in over 1.5 million tons of plastic waste. Hopefully these photos will effectively illustrate the staggering environmental affects of plastic waste. I promise to leave you with a little cheer at the end…

Oceanic plastic island waste

Washed up

Plastic soup


Plastic row

Zuvo Drink Responsibly

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Upcycling Solutions for would be trash

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