Gabe from Florida Writes:
My doctor recently said that I have a higher than normal kidney number on my lab test. He mentioned that I should drink more water and that we need to “keep an eye” on things. What can I do on my own to make sure my kidneys are staying healthy?
Our kidneys are one of our most vital organs in the body. They are major players in the detoxification process. They remove our daily toxins and excessive salts therefore purifying our cells and allowing the body to function at its full capacity. One of our keys to a healthy body is keeping the kidneys running well. There are many natural ways to support the kidneys and keep them functioning well even with the daily environmental toxins that we come into contact with.
Sarah from New York Writes:
I travel extensively for work on a weekly basis. I have heard it can be bad for my health. What can I do to protect my body through the constant weekly car and plane travel?
It has been well known in research studies that traveling by plane or car extensively can take a toll on your health in the long term. As a matter of fact, 85% of the root causes of many health challenges we face today have a basis in emotional or environmental toxins. Our environment plays a role in regards to the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the exercise we get, the water we drink, and the stress that we manage.
Stephanie From Nebraska Writes:
I am 49 and have just started having hot flashes. My doctor doesn’t want to put me on any hormones just yet. It’s driving me crazy! Is there anything that I can do to settle these down?
Hot flashes can strike at any moment when you are entering that special season of life. Many times hot flashes can be the result of underlying blood sugar issues, certain nutritional deficiencies, or thyroid dysfunction. If all of those areas have already been tested and ruled out, then there are some great ways to support your body when dealing with hot flashes. Here are some tips:
Dana From California Writes:
I just came back from my family doctor and he said that I have hypothyroidism. He put me on the standard medication and said that I need to follow a healthier eating plan. What does that really mean? I eat healthy foods like salads, fish, and vegetables. What else could I be doing?
Stone from Oregon Writes:
I am 42 and over the last several months I have been very low in energy. My diet is pretty good and I exercise four to five times per week. My strength has been decreasing and I am not burning the belly fat like I should. My doctor did a blood test and said I have low testosterone. What are your thoughts?
Tabitha From New Mexico Writes:
I have been reading lately about all of these chemicals that might be in our home cleaning products and cosmetics. I have 2 small children at home and I want to make sure the environment is as safe as possible. What are these chemicals and what can I do to ensure my home is safe?
Welton From Texas Writes:
I have recently been diagnosed with acid reflux by my doctor and have been taking the medications as suggested. I still seem to be having some issues from time to time. Why is this happening and what can I do to help my situation from getting worse?
Digestive issues impact many on a regular basis. There are many factors on why this happens. We are only as healthy as the foods we eat, digest, absorb, assimilate, and eliminate. That being said, we must make sure that our digestive system is in the highest working order to increase our ability to utilize the foods that we eat each day.
Elaine from New Hampshire Writes:
I am 42 and am dealing with some skin issues that I just can’t seem to overcome. I have adult acne and it seems to be getting worse. I also seem to be developing wrinkles and I am so young. Do you have any ideas what might be helpful with improving my skin?