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MOOOVE Over Dairy!

“No Sense In Crying Over Spilt Milk!”

You’ve heard it all of your life, “There’s no sense in crying over spilt milk,”
but does this phrase actually hold true to your diet? It means that there is no sense in being upset about something you can’t change and the truth of the matter is that dairy can be toxic for your body… so now what? You can’t change the dangerous effects that it has on your health, but you can find tasty alternatives to the creamy food group we’ve all grown to love so much!



WHY Is Dairy Bad?

1. You probably can’t digest it properly!
Three-quarters of us lack the enzyme
to properly digest cow’s milk.


2. It actually increases your risk of osteoporosis & fracture! 
We absorb just 30% of the calcium found in dairy,
but we absorb twice the amount of calcium if we eat veggies!


3. There are lots of hormones in milk!
Because dairy cows are kept on sex hormones to lactate,
when you consume dairy, you’re also taking in a significant
amount of estrogen & progesterone- even if it’s organic!


4. It increases your risk of cancer! 
Increased exposure to estrogen increases the
risk of cancer and dairy accounts for 60%-80%
of estrogens consumed by humans today.


5. There are LOTS of contaminants in milk!
Dairy products contribute from 1/4 to 1/2 of most people’s
dietary intake of dioxins (any highly toxic compound
produced as the result of some manufacturing processes). 



At MBS our goal is to help people live a healthy, happy life!
Using NRT, we can discover whether cow’s milk is harmful to
your body then recommend whole food, plant-based
supplements to correct any imbalances.

Not sure how to cook without dairy? Let us suggest our
favorite organic, dairy-free alternatives as well as tasty recipes
that will satisfy your cravings for the creamy white gold!

For more information click the link below:
http://blog.nutrition-houston.com/

Come to our FREE health seminar Tuesday, June 4th  to learn more about how maintaining a whole food, plant-based lifestyle can increase your quality of life!
Dr. Serge Gregoire, Ph.D, CCH
Holistic Alternative Medicine Doctors
281-616-3816

[email protected]

www.nutrition-houston.com

Tumeric: The Threatener of the Pharm Industry

No single herb threatens the pharmaceutical industry’s global monopoly as much as turmeric. 

Here’s why…
Turmeric has received a lot of attention in the past few years. The reason has everything to do with the power of social media to undercut traditional pharmaceutical industry controlled media channels, along with the reality that the available published literature that has accumulated on turmeric’s health benefits is astoundingly vast. This is all the more amazing when you consider the fact that most pharmaceutical drugs are marketed for one major health benefit but come with about 75 known side effects. Turmeric is as effective as 14 conventional pharmaceuticals. Clearly natural substances are superior to synthetic ones in this regard and embody a physical form of inter-kingdom compassion between plant and animal. Yet, you cannot patent natural substances, which precludes turmeric or any of its extracts, from ever receiving FDA approval for the prevention or treatment of disease, even though it is capable of doing exactly this.

Come to our next seminar Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00PM here at our office where we will discuss chronic inflammation and pain. We in fact use turmeric forte and other whole food, plant-based supplements to treat inflammation that causes pain and disease.

Let’s get to the root of your health concern…together!

Dr. Serge Gregoire, Ph.D, CCH

Alternative Medicine Doctor
281-616-3816

“What’s Not ADHD?”

“What’s Not ADHD?”

 

Let’s look at five behavioral issues which are not ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). While these difficulties may be found along with ADHD, it doesn’t mean that they are symptoms of ADHD.

 

The five problems we’ll discuss are Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Behavior, Learning Disabilities, and Sensory Integration Disorder. Unfortunately, we live in a time when all kinds of behavioral problems are herded under the umbrella of ADHD. But what if some attention problems have a different foundation?

 

  1. Anxiety is a problem that may easily affect attention because a child can be preoccupied with internal thoughts or worries. As a consequence, he or she may appear to be zoning out. Sometimes children who do not know how to handle a worrisome situation, or who have difficulty expressing their feelings, “clam up.” Don’t you have a harder time concentrating on work if you’re nervous or worried about a personal situation? It can be much more difficult for a child to articulate his or her worries. A concern that seems trivial to adults can also cause great anxiety for a child, as well.

 

  1. Depression is a mood disorder which can impair executive thinking skills like working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, and attention. Depression turns our mind’s idle down, and as a result we can appear “out of it” – but the cause is not ADHD. Irritability, lack of initiation or interest, and inattention may be symptoms of depression or ADHD.

 

  1. Disruptive Behavior is an especially prevalent problem in school. Some kids just won’t settle down and are a significant learning liability for other students. Sometimes, disruptive behavior is mistaken for hyperactivity. Indeed, hyperactivity may lead to disruptive behavior, but they are not the same thing. A hyperactive child has trouble slowing down, even though he may wish to. An intentionally disruptive child may be feeling frustrated by classroom expectations, rebelling against authority, developing self-control at a slower rate than peers, or seeking attention.

 

  1. Learning Disabilities may affect one or more subject areas, as well as social interaction. It stands to reason that if a child has a learning problem, in reading for example, he or she will be less attentive to that aspect of instruction. A learning disability can certainly be exacerbated by ADHD.

 

  1. Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) is a problem with either being oversensitive or under sensitive to sensory stimuli. These problems can make a child appear either hyperactive or inattentive. This disorder is often confused with ADHD, especially in preschool children whose sensory integration difficulties undermine “self-control.” A child with a sensory integration disorder may be distressed by loud noises, bright lights, rough textures, or smells; or conversely, may need to handle things, hang upside-down, or shout boisterously.

 

Each of the disorders described above could potentially be found along with ADHD, in which case both disorders need to be handled. ADHD is an environmental disease, specifically it is a nutrition issue. ADHD can be greatly helped and reserved using a nutritional program. It is well known today that food dyes and chemicals found in our food supply is the main cause of ADHD. Therefore, the key is to eliminate those chemicals out of the child’s body and to determine a diet that will bring him or her to optimum health and attention in school.

 

3 Ways to Snack Smarter

As a nutritionist, our job isn’t just to get you healthy—it’s to help keep you healthy, too. Admit it or not, everyone snacks—but not always healthily. We’d like to offer our input with a few tips to help you snack smarter.

  1. Keep chewing! Did you know that a fully chewed bite can mean moving your teeth up and down 40 times? Studies show that people who chew thoroughly feel fuller than those who skimp on chewing
  2. Fill gaps with snacks. Finding it hard to fit in the recommended servings of fruits and veggies each day? Consider snacking on frozen grapes or celery with peanut butter to fill nutritional gaps in your diet.
  3. Plan your snacks. The brown-bag approach never fails! Pack your snacks yourself so you aren’t stuck running to the vending machine when hunger strikes.

What Is Acupuncture?

Dr Serge acupuncture Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called Chi (pronounced “Chee”), flows through and around your body, along pathways called meridians.

Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or imbalances your Chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence Chi and help it flow back into balance. It is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body.

Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used, along with needles.This process, in turn, influences and restores your energy flow.

What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?

One of the great benefits of acupuncture is that it employs a holistic method of treatment. Holistic methods consider the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – in the journey towards achieving maximum health and wellness.Thus, most times, the treatment provided is not specific to any individual problem. By unblocking energy along various meridians in the body, acupuncture will take care of numerous conditions and their accompanying symptoms – eliminating many, if not all, root causes of the disease/condition, rather than just offering a cure from its symptoms.

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Acupuncture is an effective way of treating those who suffer from a myriad of illnesses and are unable to take (or who are averse to taking) strong medications with lasting side effects; thereby, healing the whole patient.

Acupuncture can greatly reduce symptoms/illnesses/conditions including, but not limited to: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel, Women’s Health Issues, Nausea, Chronic Pain Relief, Digestive Issues, Depression/Anxiety, and can aid in Weight Loss.

Who Should Try Acupuncture?

  • Are you stressed?
  • Do you need to relax?
  • Do you feel mentally or physically drained?
  • Do you suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness?
  • Are you tired of taking medication for your illness?
  • Are the side effects of your medication decreasing your quality of life?
  • Has your medical doctor informed you they are no longer able to treat your condition?

If you are looking for a way to decrease the symptoms of your disease, for disease prevention, or to simply experience a more stress-free way of life – YOU should give acupuncture a try!

Tracee Beaumont, L.Ac

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