Dr. Kathy Gruver has earned her PhD in natural health and hosts the national TV series, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet based on her first award-winning book. She has also written 2 books on stress and is a frequent radio and TV guest. Dr. Gruver maintains an award-winning practice in Santa Barbara, CA and lectures around the country on health and wellness.
Natural Health Tip: Taken from Dr Kathy’s website: http://www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com/health_tips/
Get your iron levels checked! Iron helps oxygenate every one of your blood cells. Without adequate iron, the blood cannot carry oxygen effectively, causing feelings of weakness, fatigue and irritability; plus paleness, headaches, and problems concentrating or focusing. If you aren’t getting enough iron from your diet, consider adding an iron supplement to your vitamin routine.
Use this mini meditation for better health
Just 5 minutes to improved health with this guided mini meditation: http://traffic.libsyn.com/drkathygruver/Mini_Meditation.mp3
Avoid GMOs for better health
We are hearing more and more about genetically modified food. It might seem controversial, but I’m here to tell you they are unhealthy and should be avoided. The 3 most commonly GM crops are corn, soy and cotton, usually found in processed and packaged foods. So, high fructose corn syrup, cottonseed oil, soy protein…all that fake meat…usually GMO unless labeled organic. GMOs have NOT been properly tested and we don’t know longterm how they are going to affect us. And at the very least, since we’ve begun using GM farming practices, pesticide, herbicide and fungicide use has increased by about 5 million tons. That alone is reason to be concerned. My advice…steer clear.
Not tonight honey. Headache?
In my experience, if you wake up with the headache, chances are you were grinding your teeth at night or clenching your jaw. Try massaging your jaw and temples and see if the headache doesn’t subside. Or seek out a professional massage. Also look at the stresses in your life and see if maybe some relaxation might be called for.
Experiencing Acid Reflux or GERD?
Often GERD is not caused by too much stomach acid, but actually too little, called hypochlorhydria. So what you’re actually burping up is not stomach acid, but food that hasn’t been digested fully and released into the small intestines. Short term, acid reducers may help, but what we should actually be doing is INCREASING the acid. You can do that with acid supplementation, but often taking apple cider vinegar with meals will help the problem go away. Try it and good luck!