Pears – Video

with Karen Roth, Holistic Nutritionist

with Karen Roth, Holistic Nutritionist

Eating pears can promote digestive health.

In the video link below learn not only the digestive benefits of pears, but other benefits such as vitamins and copper.

Video Link: Pears with Karen Roth, Holistic Nutritionist

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA members, visit AHHA’s Self Help Videos section.

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The Magic Power of Purpose – Article

Joshua W. Utomo, MDiv, DHy, CHt

Joshua W. Utomo, MDiv, DHy, CHt

Living on purpose is living in continuous awareness and with a deeper understanding and knowledge that you have many choices in your life. It’s your responsibility to make the best choice out of many different choices that are available.

The article link below explains how to practice living on purpose as you follow a simple step-by-step plan.

Article Link: The Magic Power of Purpose: A Simple Strategy to Achieve Your Desired Goals by Joshua W. Utomo, MDiv, DHy, CHt

For additional articles, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self-Help Articles Collection.

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What did I miss? – AHHA Resource

AHHA_LOGO_CLR_squareIf you are a new subscriber to our monthly AHHA Special Updates eReports, you may be wondering what you’ve missed in earlier updates.

Check out the online archives and read about more interesting research and reminders of matters about which we all need to be vigilant.

 AHHA Resource Link: AHHA Special Updates eReport Archives

For additional information about the other wellness resources, visit the Wellness Resources resource page.

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Exercise for Fibromyalgia – Video

with Julie Cerrato

with Julie Cerrato

Exercising regularly is one of the best ways to manage Fibromyalgia.

In the video link below learn how exercise can help reduce stress, improve serotonin levels, soothe muscles, and increase strength.

Video Link: Exercise for Fibromyalgia with Julie Cerrato

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA members, visit AHHA’s Self Help Videos section.

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What’s the Problem with Soy?

David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

There is a lot of information available on soy.  I am convinced that people whom think soy is healthy simply haven’t looked at the research.  Tofu, soy milk, and soy beans have been consumed for a long, long, long, long time.  We’ve been told that they’ve been consumed in large quantities, on a daily basis, throughout Asia.  That’s not true—except for the fermented soy foods.  Soybeans are causing problems for people.  If they’re broken down (predigested) by fermentation, the problems pretty much go away and we end up with healthy foods.

Soy milk is also a big problem because it is high on the glycemic index.  Whole cow’s milk had a glycemic index of 39 and rice milk has one of 86. Soymilk has a higher glycemic index because they’re adding highly inflammatory sugar to it in order to provide a sweet taste.  And, soymilk is not fermented, which also makes it inflammatory. It is an endocrine disruptor and affects hormones, and it is also inflammatory towards the immune system. According to some researchers it causes precocious puberty (a condition in which a child prematurely reaches puberty) because of the hormonal effects of the soymilk.

From Class Two of Attaining Optimal Health in the 21st Century Instructed by David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM.  Presented by the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

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Active Participation of Individuals Suffering Pain in Treatment Decisions – Article

Kathryn A. Weiner, PhD

Kathryn A. Weiner, PhD

An individual who is suffering pain must be seen as a multifaceted, whole system requiring multidisciplinary treatment strategies. Individuals suffering pain must assume the responsibility of communicating clearly with health care professionals.

The article link below provides information on treatment options and describes the importance of individuals in pain to become self-advocates in trying to break the cycle of pain.

Learn what you can do to help reduce your pain!

Article Link: Active Participation of Individuals Suffering Pain in Treatment Decisions by Kathryn A. Weiner, PhD

For additional articles, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self-Help Articles Collection.

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Vitamin C & E are safe for guys – Research Article

iStockPhotoBooksReassuring new research has laid to rest concerns that vitamins C and E might lead to an increased risk for prostate cancer.

The research link below offers you and your physician an opportunity to review the extensive research.

Research Article Link: “Vitamin C, E Supplementation Not Linked to Cancer Risk” from the July 2014 issue of Natural Standard’s Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

For additional research results, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Special Updates eReport Archives and note Featured Research item in each issue.

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Touch, Caring and Cancer – Video

with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

One of the most helpful forms of support you can offer a loved one with cancer is the use of touch. A simple 20 minute massage can reduce symptoms and side effects of cancer in half.

The video link below shows you that caregivers can learn some basic skills for touch and massage to use with their loved ones who are cancer patients.

Pass your love and good wishes through your hands.

Video Link: Touch, Caring and Cancer with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA members, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self Help Videos section.

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Staying Young and Well With Food – Article

Surina A. Jordan, PhD, Holistic Nutrition

Surina A. Jordan, PhD, Holistic Nutrition

Our convenient access to a large variety of foods makes it easy for us to choose only those foods we like, not necessarily those the body needs. Many foods that are most convenient have been processed for us but are not providing the nutritional balance the body needs in order to maintain good health.

The article link below explores the elements of a proper diet and digestive system.

Find out if you have fine-tuned digestive machine – or a clunker in need of an overhaul.

Article Link: Staying Young and Well With Food by Surina A. Jordan, PhD, Holistic Nutrition

For additional articles, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self-Help Articles Collection.

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Which diet is best? – Issue

IssuesBlogPhotoThe vast majority of Americans are either on (or should be on) a weight loss program or are thinking about starting one. With the media full of articles presenting conflicting research as to which type of diet works best, how are you going to pick diets to try? The reality is that no one diet is best for everyone. Perhaps you and a nutritional consultant need to review the various diet options to determine which one would be most effective and sustainable for you.

ISSUE: Diet options

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues. The recent articles below have been compiled for you to indicate the variety of factors the media are referring to in their presentation of research that “proves” that this or that diet is the best. Note that they
consider levels and types of fat, carbs, dairy, protein, calories, and exercise, plus disease prevention impact. This gives you some topics to consider as you determine which diet is best for you and your family.

Link #1: Which diet is best for long-term weight loss? (9/8/14)
by Deborah Kotz
The Boston Globe

Link #2: Study: Eating High-Fat Dairy Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk (9/15/14)
By David DiSalvo
Forbes

Link #3: Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet (3/31/14)
by Allison Aubrey
NPR

Link #4: Which diet is best: low-fat or low-carb? (9/21/14)
by Luisa Dilner
The Guardian

Link #5: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat (9/1/14)
by Anahad O’Connors
New York Times

Link #6: Low-carb diets similar to low-fat for weight loss (9/3/14)
by Georgiann Caruso
CNN Health

Link #7: Avoid low-fact diets: Despite the hype, no verdict yet on high-fat, low-carb regime (9/22/14)
by David Seres
Reuters

Link #8: Ready to Ditch Your Low-Fat Diet? Not So Fast (June 2014)
by Gabrielle DeGroot Redford
AARP

Link #9: Study Compares American Diabetes Association Low-fat Diet to High-fat Ketogenic Diet for Helping Diabetes: Ketogenic Diet Wins (10/2/14)
Health Impact News

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