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Healthy Habits: Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is activated carbon processed so that it is more porous. It can be purchased in capsule form and is a MUST to have on-hand in your home and vehicle medical kits. It can prevent toxic substances from being absorbed by the body, so it is essential in the immediate treatment when a poisonous…

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Healthy Habits: Pork

  It would be wise to consider eliminating pork from your diet. I know, I know! Bacon is GOOD! But, you won’t miss the many health challenges that it gave you once you stop eating it, I bet. You may miss having pepperoni on your pizza. Guess what though, turkey pepperoni and “fakin’ bacon” ain’t…

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Healthy Habits: Inositol

Referred to as vitamin B8, inositol is actually not a vitamin but a form of sugar that our bodies produce from the carbohydrates we eat. Reportedly, in a typical U.S. diet, we get around 1 gram of inositol from certain foods we eat, such as citrus fruits. Inositol is a compound (cyclohexane) in alcohol form,…

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Healthy Habits: Take A Look!

Did you know that there are many foods that look like the actual parts of the body that they can help keep healthy? One of the most apparent ones is kidney beans. When we cook them properly and include them into our diets, they can help keep our blood sugar steady and blood pressure low,…

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Healthy Habits: Iron

Iron and Your Immune System Our immune systems are partially dependent upon iron. Conversely, infections and pathogens also require iron to be able to divide and multiply! The key to optimal health in this situation is to make sure that we are getting assimilable/absorbable forms of iron, and making sure not to overload with too…

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Healthy Habits: Phosphorus

Are You Getting Enough Phosphorus? The mineral phosphorus works with calcium to help us build strong bones. It also aids us in producing energy, and plays a vital role in the health of our cells, as well as our kidneys, muscles and blood vessels. The question is, are we getting enough of it in our…

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Healthy Habits: Coffee

Controversy and Benefits Here’s a subject of some controversy – coffee. Is it good or bad for you? It seems that the negative side effects mainly result from overconsumption. However, when sticking to just one cup a day, it looks like it has more benefit than just waking you up in the morning. Drinking too…

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Healthy Habits: Tai Chi

Tai Chi Origins and Benefits Originating before the 12th century in China, and a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, tai chi is a system of continuous and flowing movements. Qigong, which I covered in my column in the 1-4-2023 edition of the Clarion, is actually the more ancient practice that tai chi stems from. In…

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Healthy Habits: Winter Health

During the winter months, our bodies generate extra energy in order to keep us warm and this is also a reason why we feel hungrier during this time of year. Some of the most nutritious foods to eat during these next months, and to combat challenges such as dry skin are root vegetables, nuts and…

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Healthy Habits: Fire Cider

What is Fire Cider? “Fire Cider” is a tincture/extract you can make at home or purchase that is valuable to have on-hand at the onset of cold symptoms. Because it’s made with apple cider vinegar, it can be stored for up to a year. It is very concentrated and only requires about a tablespoon dose…

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