New reasons to appreciate vitamin C for heart health and more


New reasons to appreciate vitamin C for heart health and more

Healthy by Nature radio show this week

Transformation expert, Kat James, will join us to discuss the body’s amazing ability to reset to normal in a very short time. We will also cover how to avoid some of the holiday digestive pitfalls. Kat is the author of The Truth About Beauty.

Knowing that so much of what we put on the skin is absorbed makes some of the chemicals in commercial body care products a bit scary. For example, until recently, a popular baby shampoo contained chemicals that can cause cancer. We will discuss the higher product standards used in Lily of the Desert’s new personal care line with my second guest, Kim McClure.

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We keep finding more reasons to get back to the basics


The blog this week covers some interesting information about how vitamin C can help with cardiovascular disease and gum problems. Certain types of the vitamin have different effects. I also discuss how sugar and certain drugs deplete vitamin C. Did you know that meat is a source of vitamin C? Click here to read this week’s blog.



REMINDER: Tomorrow, Friday Dec. 9, is the health freedom rally in Austin to protest the harassment of alternative and functional medicine doctors by the medical board. (More info). The Kotsanis Institute has rented a bus that holds 60 people to go to the rally all day. It will be leaving early on the 9th from their office in Grapevine. There is no cost to ride the bus, but do call to make sure there is still room: 817-435-4405.


Last Week Follow-up

LISTEN to that show in the archives.

I always have fun (and take notes) when my guest is pharmacist Jim LaValle, R.Ph.,C.C.N. author of Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a Blood Test for a Longer, Healthier Life. He also wrote the best seller Cracking the Metabolic Code: 9 Keys to Optimal Health. He gave us diet and life style tips for keeping our immune system in top shape during the colds and flu season. Perhaps even more importantly, he reviewed scientific studies showing that aged garlic extract (e.g. Kyolic) can help reverse atherosclerosis. Then we talked with weight loss expert Valerie Hall about how we can enjoy the holidays without gaining weight. She discussed the metabolic, mood and appetite factors that usually cause weight gain. She recommends Body Regime to support all three of those factors. Body Regime is offering a free bottle with the purchase of 2 plus free shipping. (800-407-3737)

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The Probiotic Cure. We now know that the microorganisms in our gut are a crucial part of our human instruction manual and that they control thousands of biological functions in our bodies. It is past time that we learned how to care for them because important varieties are disappearing and leaving illness behind.

Fat-Free Folly. Challenges dangerous mainstream thinking about fats. Supported with generous amounts of current science and grounded in a common sense historical framework. Learn how to build health and lose weight while enjoying more delicious food.

Natural Alternatives to Nexium, Maalox, Tagamet, Prilosec & Other Acid Blockers. Subtitle: What to Use to Relieve Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and Gastric Ailments.
Besides explaining the dangers of these medications and helping fix the real cause (which is seldom too much acid) this book is also helpful for solving other digestive problems.

Aloe Vera – Modern Science Sheds Light on an Ancient Herbal Remedy. Research shows that Aloe has benefit beyond skin and digestion–also for immune function, detoxification, nutrient absorption, blood antioxidant levels, blood sugar regulation and more. Learn how to pick the most potent brands.

The information contained in this newsletter has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The contents are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.

Copyright 2016 Martie Whittekin, CCN

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