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What is the B.E.S.T. approach to healing?

By Health

B.E.S.T.(Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique) of course! This magnificent healing technique transformed my life and the lives of thousands of patients. In this video the founder and developer of B.E.S.T Dr. M.T. Morter Jr. explains how this powerful technique helps re-establish the full healing potential of the body. It’s gentle and highly effective. That’s why I’ve made this an essential treatment modality in my practice for over 25 years.

Turn Towards The Fun

By Blog, Health, Joy of Being


Like a sunflower bends to face the sun, we too can bend to face that which gives us life.

That would be our natural tendency if our naturalness wasn’t trained out of us.

But all too often we turn our backs on the very things that feed and nourish.

We’ve lost touch with our natural way of being in the world.

We’ve become too civilized and proper.

We sit too much.

We sleep too little.

We live to eat instead of eating to live.

We need to turn towards those things that bring us alive. We need to:

Play games that enliven and make our skin tingle.

Eat foods that nourish, renew, and still take us to heaven.

Sleep and dream as the dreamers we are.

Listen before speaking so our hearts may be heard.

Abandon the “Shoulds” and embrace the “Musts.”

Feel the wind dance in our hair.

Make music, sing and dance together and often.

Give voice to all that is beautiful.

Protect the raw and wild places in and about us.

And make a ruckus. Please!

Turn towards your fun my friends. It’s natural.

And as you do, you will feel more alive.

And like a child is filled with wonder and curiosity, so too will you be.

Point to Ponder:

What do you need to turn to more often?

A mother’s cold remedies

By Health


A couple weeks back one of my clients responded to an email I sent out about Vitamin D and other natural remedies to prevent and treat viral infections (Elderberry Extract, Vitamin C, Green Tea) with some of her own recipes for combating colds in her children. These work, over and over, and I suspect that they will work for you and your children as well.

So with her permission here are her tips from the field.

If your children have a cold…

Avoid dairy (milk and cheese) because that will produce mucus.

To dry up the mucus take Zinc – (5mg for younger kids and up to 15 mg for most kids 6 and older, 2x/day), and always on a full stomach, to prevent nausea and upset stomach.

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar – It loosens mucus and helps turn the body alkaline when it is acidic.  Just put 1/2 – 1 tsp tsp honey in an ounce or two of hot water and add 1 tsp –  1 1/2 TBSP of the vinegar, depending on age and size of child.  Once a day as prevention (lower dose of vinegar as prevention, and higher when sick).  This is a life saver.  It helps prevent sinus infections too.

And a warm bath with 2 -3 cups of Epsom salt and 64 oz hydrogen peroxide (they must stay in for 20 min and drink lots of water because they will sweat) can knock out a cold at the beginning.

Ear Infection

Put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear at the start of a cold can knock it out.  Let is sit for 3 min in each ear.

Of course, prevention is the best medicine, but when you do all you can and still end up with that pesky cold, you can knock it out more quickly with natural remedies like these.

Got your own favorite home remedy for colds, let me know.

Be well!



Heartburn Causes and Rx Treatment Exposed

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Heartburn (GERD and acid reflux) is caused by a number of factors. Too much stomach acid is not one of them. Yet most medical doctors prescribe antacids, proton pump inhibitors (Nexium, Prilosec) and the like to reduce stomach acid. While these may reduce the symptom (burning), they do not treat the underlying cause and actually contribute to other health problems (nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, cancer). Watch this informative video by Thomas Ballard, RN, ND to learn more.

If you’re suffering from heartburn, gerd or acid reflux, it may be for any of the following reasons:

1. Abnormal bacteria (Helicobacter Pylori and/or yeast (Candida).
2. Poor digestion (Hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzyme deficiency).
3. Hiatal Hernia (which can be fixed with an adjustment).
4. Weak lower esophageal sphincter.
5. Poor diet and lifestyle choices.

A naturopathic physician or functional medicine practitioner can help you determine which of these may be the cause. Once identified there are natural nutrient and herbal remedies that can help fix the problem and restore proper — and pain free — digestion.

Don’t be fooled by the drug pushers, or any of their fancy ads on television. You do not have too much stomach acid and taking those medications will worsen your health over time.

To your health!

Wise Career Advice from Alan Watts

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Find what you love to do, and just do it! Do it every day, as much as you can. Eventually you’ll become a master of it and people will seek you out. They will be attracted to you by the love and light that emanates from you when you do your thing! So do it. Do not delay. Begin or continue today.

Here it is in the words of philosopher Alan Watts who helped bring Eastern philosophy to the West. Enjoy!

Vitality Secrets Newsletter New Look

By Health

I’m excited to introduce a very nice upgrade to the Vitality Secrets newsletter. The newsletter will now be delivered weekly and contain valuable and up to date information on natural health and wellness. The information in this newsletter will help you, your family and friends live healthier and happier lives.

Please check it out if you’re not already subscribed. And be sure to recommend it to your family and friends. Just one piece of information from one of these newsletters could change a life for the better.

All the articles and information have been researched and reviewed by a panel of natural health experts. I will make comments on most articles and suggest additional ways to implement the ideas.

Be well!

Artificial Sweetners impair function of HDL

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New research suggests that long-term use of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, acesulfame K and saccharin may accelerate atherosclerosis and heart disease by interfering with the protective function of HDL (the good cholesterol).

Check out this excellent video on the topic by Dr. Jeffery Bland who holds a PhD in Biochemistry and is considered the “father” of functional medicine.

I’ve long recommended that people avoid these artificial sweeteners and use Stevia instead. Now there’s more research to back this up.

Be well!