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Back-to School Tools

It's that time again! Time for a change in schedules, settling down to school routines, and making sure our kids are happy and healthy in the classroom. Our article this month highlights some foundational steps you can take to improving your child's attention naturally. While ADD and ADHD can be complex, many times improving the diet and adding some supplements can make all the difference in the world.
We will be starting another Weight Loss Group on September 9th, see details below. Our current group is having great success and lots of fun too. The program is based on Metagenic's First Line Therapy program, but we add our own twist to it in terms of making it an enjoyable experience for all involved.
We also have many exciting events planned for the fall! We will be having another group detox, a program on ADD/ADHD, and the Dr. Hauschka international makeup artist, regional director, and rep will all be here for consultations. Details to follow shortly! 
Here's to Your Health!

What's Inside
Back-to-School Basics
Natural News You Can Use: Is Align the Best Probiotic for You?
Event: Fall Weight Loss Group
Featured Article: ADD and ADHD: Getting the Right Nutrition Can Make a World of Difference

Back-to-School Basics
Sending anyone off to college? Need things to keep on hand for the ones you still have at home? Stop by and stock up on your back-to-school needs. We have some great stainless steel lunch canisters by Kleen Kanteen for your eco-friendly lunches. For warding off colds and flu there's nothing like a Vitamin D boost for your kids. Once they have an illness, elderberry syrup, the Wellness formula, or homeopathic Cold and Flu are great things to have on hand. I love Rescue Remedy for the transition back to school if your child or teen is a slow adjuster. We have excellent lice protection and remedies for your smaller ones, as that always seems to be a big concern at the beginning of school. Emergen-C is great to use to avoid illness when those around you are coming down with something. And last but not least Arnica is great to have on hand for bruises, swelling, muscle soreness and inflammation. 

Natural News You Can Use: Is Align the Best Probiotic for You? When Your Doctor May Not Know Best

I've had customers that have come in for this probiotic because their doctor recommended it and I have to say that I DO NOT THINK THIS IS A GOOD PROBIOTIC AND NO INTEGRATIVE DOCTOR WOULD RECOMMEND THIS. Let's not confuse great marketing with a quality product. Proctor & Gamble makes this product and they are a marketing machine. They have also been called out by the FTC and are being sued for false health claims.


Align is a single strain probiotic (contains only one type of bacteria) and the dose is only 1 billion CFU's. While this may sound like a lot, it is far lower than any probiotic we carry. Metagenics Ultra Flora Balance, for example, is two strains of bacteria and a total of 12 billion CFU's. Align also has colorants, titanium dioxide, sugar in the form of sucrose, and a hidden form of MSG. Does that sound like something you should be taking for your health?


On the package it says "#1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic". Since gastroenterologists are just now starting to recognize the benefits of probiotics that isn't saying much. They are hardly the experts.


A recent issue of Hypertension discussed new research showing that probiotics can lower blood pressure. The strain lactobacillus reuteri has also been studied for its effect on lowering cholesterol. Many alternative practitioners use probiotics to treat mental-emotional issues since most of the serotonin we make is made in the gut and a poor environment there can affect its production. Add this to the known benefits for myriad digestive issues and a quality probiotic looks like a real bargain! Ask our staff which one may be right for you.


Fall Weight Loss Group

Tuesdays, September 9th-December 2nd (excluding the week of Thanksgiving)

7:00-8:15 PM

$240 plus the cost of the shakes


In this group we will cover a wide range of topics including the effect of stress on weight gain, the importance of eating non-GMO and organic,different forms of exercise and stress relief, the benefits of using natural remedies instead of drugs, healthy meal preparation, and more!


The program will be based on Metagenic's First Line Therapy program. This program includes a protein shake targeted at healthy body composition, a Mediterranean diet plan focused on fruits, vegetables and lean protein sources, and lifestyle management techniques. To this we will add our own expertise about how supplements can assist with weight loss, how herbs and flower essences can assist with the emotional side of eating, and what consumer products surround us that could be preventing weight loss.


For more details about the program, click here.




ADD and ADHD: Getting the Right Nutrition Can Make a World of Difference


"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."~Winston Churchill




The CDC's most recent information on ADD/ADHD (2011), indicates that 6.4 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD, 11% of all children in this age group. Boys are more likely to be affected than girls, and the numbers have undoubtedly grown since the information was put together. Attention issues affect not just kids, but their parents and teachers as well. Parents are being pressured to medicate their children and are not offered other alternatives. To assist those who are uncomfortable first reaching for a drug for their child, I have read 6 different books on the subject by various natural experts. I will summarize for you what I have learned and what you can do immediately to help your child manage these conditions.


One thing that seems to be agreed upon is that the conditions of ADD/ADHD are the result of a malfunction of the nervous system. The brain becomes overwhelmed with stimuli causing the person to either "turn off" or be overly wired. Some cases of ADD/ADHD are also accompanied by learning issues and motor development issues. You want to make sure you have received a proper diagnosis. Things like food allergies, a highly energized/creative/sensitive personality, and digestive issues can be mistaken for ADD/ADHD.


 According to Darrell Evans in his book Ritalin: A Psychiatric Assault on Children he explains that diagnosing children with ADD is difficult because of the 14 symptoms listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, 7 can apply to perfectly normal children; often fidgets with hands or feet and squirms in the seat, easily distracted by extraneous stimuli, talks excessively, often acts before thinking, needs a lot of supervision, runs about and climbs on things excessively, and has difficulty sticking to a play activity.


ADD-like behavior can be caused by high sugar consumption, underactive thyroid, high copper or other heavy metals, chemical toxins, under or over-active adrenal glands, enzyme defects, previous infections, Candida, or heavy metal poisoning. We need to figure out what is actually going wrong before giving drugs to kids.


Just like any other chronic problem, ADD and ADHD are the result of toxicity and/or deficiency. The growing prevalence of ADD/ADHD mirrors the growing presence of heart problems, obesity, cancer and asthma. Our children's bodies are overloaded by chemicals and their diets are deficient in important nutrients. The following things have contributed to the increase in these conditions:

  • A decrease in the amount of fresh food consumed

  • A decrease in the minerals in our soils due to factory farming

  • An increase in the intake of processed foods

  • An increase in the amount of refined sugar consumed

  • Vitamin, mineral, neurotransmitter and essential fatty acid (omega-3) deficiencies

  • Insecticide and pesticide use

  • Heavy metal contamination

  • Chemical cleaners

  • Chemical building and decorating products

  • Poor quality drinking water that is chlorinated and flouridated

  • Electromagnetic contamination

  • Food allergies

  • Increased use of antibiotics

  • Genetically modified foods

  • Dairy and meat raised with antibiotics, hormones and steroids

  • Skin products that disrupt endocrine function and are carcinogenic

  • Vaccinations

  • Doctors who prescribe a pill before taking into account these other factors

Poor kids! I think it is clear we need to clean up the food they are eating and do all we can to clean up the environment they are in so they can have the best chance of improving or managing their condition. The good news is that ALL of the books gave hope of out-growing or improving ADD and ADHD with natural therapies and diet. Read More