Candida Treatment Guidelines



Candida treatment is a condition that causes much controversy, to the extent that many in the medical profession will not acknowledge Candidiasis as an illness. This is because Candida occurs naturally in the body, and the problems with which it is associated are caused by over-growth.

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Candida overgrowth has so many symptoms (see link above) that it was tempting, when I was at college, to give Candidiasis as the answer to every complaint! In fact our lecturers were very strict about students and nutritionists NOT claiming that every health problem was caused by Candida overgrowth.

Some nutritionists and naturopaths are less scrupulous, and still over-diagnose Candida when they’re stuck to find a name for a complicated set of symptoms and frankly, not sure what else to say.

This is a deplorable state of affairs and part of what gives the complementary therapy industry a bad name. Having said that, we did study the condition extensively in our 3-year course, and many well-respected nutritionists had good results helping their clients overcome their symptoms and get back to good health.

Actually I was so paranoid about over-diagnosing Candida that I probably UNDER-diagnosed it. One of the Candida treatment guidelines we were told to adhere to was that if the condition hadn’t significantly improved after following the recommended protocol for 3 months, it almost certainly wasn’t Candida related.

Unfortunately this message hasn’t permeated to all complementary therapists and I personally know of one lady who, over several years, has spent an absolute fortune with another nutritionist treating supposed Candida, with no health improvement to note.

(Before taking advice from any complementary therapist, you should have consulted your GP / doctor to rule out all other health conditions.)

Is there a better way to treat Candida?

Now, some years on from my college days, I was very interested when asked to review Lisa Richards’ ebook called The Ultimate Candida Diet that sets down clear Candida treatment guidelines.

Lisa struggled for years with symptoms that no-one could explain: Fatigue, headaches, joint pain, brain fog and depression. Luckily her career as a medical researcher and author had given her the skills to study medical research papers and scientific studies to uncover the information she needed to improve her own health.

During her Internet searches she came across many out-dated and contradictory protocols, but her critical skills enabled her to separate the good from the useless, and even harmful.

Having studied Lisa’s ebook, I’m pleased to report that it is very much along the lines that would have been recommended by any nutritionist who had qualified from my college course – but it has been brought bang up-to-date with the latest research. What IS different – and much better, is the fact that had you chosen to visit a complementary therapist for this advice:

  • Even one visit would cost far more than this ebook
  • You would almost certainly have been encouraged to return for a consultation and progress review at each stage. Instead this program includes a 10-part email course to guide you along your way
  • It’s unlikely you would have remembered everything, even spread over more than one visit, whereas with this ebook you have everything safely stored on your PC to refer to over and over again


I won’t waste your time and mine listing the symptoms of Candida, nor the benefits of the program – you can read those on Lisa Richards’ website - click here. I will just state that I consider it to be extremely good value, especially when compared to even one visit to a health practitioner.


Do you have Candida?

However, do bear in mind my caveat that you may not even have Candida overgrowth.

Perhaps you’re not sure? In which case, I am pleased to offer you my free email Candida treatment guidelines that, over 5 days, will help you decide if you can benefit from this ebook. Register below, entirely without obligation, and make up own your mind. If you decide to download the ebook and follow the plan for the recommended 60 days and you find no improvement, the worst that will have happened is:

  • You  will have followed a healthy eating plan for 60 days
  • Based on the advice of my college lecturers, that will be a strong indication that Candida wasn’t the problem in the first place
  • If you then decide to visit a complementary therapist you can show them the protocol you have followed, to eliminate duplication.


Register HERE for my free mini-series of emails to help you decide.


Intermittent Fasting Plan


Intermittent fasting planI’ve been hearing a lot about the Intermittent Fasting Plan for weight loss, and wonder if any readers have tried it and would be prepared to share their results?

While you might have been under the impression that fasting was not a healthy way of losing weight, more and more we are hearing that the intermittent fasting plan is a beneficial way to restrict calories and lose weight.

This could be because it is how our bodies were adapted to live in the days when food was not readily available. If you want to read an excellent online treatment of the subject, read Dr Mercola’s website.

The intermittent fasting plan first gained prominence in the UK when the well-respected BBC Horizon science program reported on medical journalist Dr Michael Mosley’s fascinating findings and progress on the diet. Although initially unenthusiastic, on the BBC news website Dr Mosley reported:

I stuck to this diet for 5 weeks, during which time I lost nearly a stone and my blood markers, like IGF-1, glucose and cholesterol, improved. If I can sustain that, it will greatly reduce my risk of contracting age-related diseases like cancer and diabetes.

To learn more about  Dr Mosley’s book on Amazon, click here.

Intermittent Fasting Plan – What Is It?

Well – as the title implies, it’s a way of losing weight by “fasting” intermittently with normal eating. Let me say right away that a “fast” day isn’t a complete fast, it’s 500 calories for women or 600 for men. Most people find it relatively easy to “fast” for just a short time knowing that they will soon be eating normally again.

The body will not have time to go into the “weight preservation” mode normally associated with severe calorie restriction. This weight preservation mode is the reason most diets fail, because the body gradually adapts to surviving on fewer and fewer calories.

Obviously the theory is that because on 2 days you will be drastically reducing your calorie intake your overall calorie intake will be significantly reduced because most people do not feel the need to gorge on their “normal” eating days.

Unfortunately, in the UK many doctors are still pretty unenthusiastic about the approach. They claim that the reported  results are anecdotal rather than backed up by solid research. They are sticking to the line that “fasting is dangerous”.

WHY? Would they prefer that those patients who express interest in this method of weight loss come back in a few years time for statins, or as diabetics? Would they prefer them to restrict calories every day and fail yet again when the body learns to adapt to the lower level?

Yes, conventional fasting for a prolonged period of time IS dangerous. But this is an intermittent fasting plan, and 500 or 600 calories for 2 days out of 7 is NOT the same as some of the very low calorie diets notorious some years ago that most certainly were dangerous.

Many people have found that the intermittent fasting plan is a safe way to lose weight, and if any readers have opinions or experience I’d be most interested if you’ll share them.

The Safety of Drinking Water


My mini-series on water continues with the safety of drinking water, after starting with a previous post looking at drinking water for good health, (where you can also do a quiz to check how much water YOU should drink each day).

One school of thought regarding tap water safety maintains that it is safe to drink so long as it meets the safety standards of the developed countries in which most of us are luckly enough to live.  Drinking water is one of our essential commodities and its quality standards are regulated strictly, so many people argue that it’s unnecessary to use water filters, bottled water etc if you live in area where the drinking water meets the federal, state and local standards.

In truth, what comes to your house if you get city water is likely to be very good quality compared to what the rest of the world drinks, and even compared to the water people used to drink in days gone by. A quick glance at Wikipedia will show you the how many diseases are water-borne.

But there are those who are not convinced that the standards applied are good enough. Here is probably the best article on the safety of drinking water that I have found, by Dr Susanne Bennett in the Huffington Post.

Here are some further points I uncovered in my researches:

Bottled water is generally perceived as pure, clean, of good quality and ‘protected’ but if you do decide to drink bottled water for health reasons, check that the water you buy is safe, because bottled water is not as well regulated as municipal water and may actually be less pure.  Also it is more expensive per gallon than gasoline and transporting it incurs a huge carbon footprint. So it’s an expensive option and can cost up to 1000 times more than drinking the water from your tap. The bottled water industry is the fastest growing segment of the entire beverage industry and by far the most profitable.

Carbonated water, soda water, seltzer water, sparkling water and tonic water are considered soft drinks and are not as highly regulated as bottled water.

Alkaline Water for Health

Alkaline water is said to hydrate the body better because it penetrates cells more effectively.  Supporters of drinking alkaline water for health benefits, such as the marketers of Kangen water systems, say it prevents disease and slows the aging process.

They also claim it stops free radicals from forming, flushes toxins from cells and prevents toxins from accumulating, provides essential minerals, promotes normal blood flow and maintains normal blood pH. If the price tag is a bit steep for you, click the picture to visit Amazon anyway as there are less expensive models.

While I am a supporter of the alkaline diet in general, I have not used alkaline water. Please share your experiences in a comment if you have tried it.

Looking at other water “machines”, drinking water from a water softener is not recommended because:

When water is softened, the calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium ions. Soft water feels good on the skin and is easier on household appliances, but it raises some health concerns when it comes time to drink it. Read more

Some people have concerns about drinking from water fountains. The article from which I quote (below) was discussing schools, but the risk could be the same for any old building.

Older schools may contain lead-soldered pipes that allow the metal to flake into water supplies or result in lead-contaminated water, especially when the water sits over weekends and holidays. Read more

This transitions us from the safety of drinking water onto the next article in my series.

Foods to stop acne


Stop Acne Breakouts

For my next few posts I will look at acne, often called zits, starting with foods to stop acne.

To set the scene, acne is an extremely common skin disorder affecting many people between the ages of 12 and 30. It’s more common in males because male sex hormones stimulate the production of sebum and keratin which lead to blocked pores. During puberty, hormones are more active in both sexes, so girls can also be susceptible.

However acne is not confined to teenagers. Hormonal imbalances and all drugs – especially steroids (including the Pill and HRT) – can contribute to acne.  Some women suffer from pre-menstrual acne due to progesterone release after ovulation.

First I will be looking at dietary aspects of stopping acne and over the next few days I shall bring you some life-style tips to help your quest for a clear complexion.

What causes acne?

Hormones stimulate the production of sebum from sebaceous glands on the face, back, chest and shoulders, which also produce oil to lubricate our skin. If the glands are over-active, pores become sticky, trapping bacteria and skin to form a blockage that may eventually rupture, spreading inflammation.

Other possible blockages can come from eating excess saturated fats – such as those found in meat and dairy products – so be sure to minimise your consumption of these. However, you do need a good intake of essential fats, so foods to stop acne include oily fish, seeds and nuts. Lecithin granules can be added to food to help absorption of essential fats.

Treating acne

Conventional treatments for acne focus on over the counter remedies which may reduce inflammation but don’t get to the root of the problem. If acne becomes infected, antibiotics are prescribed and for persistent cases, a drug like Roaccutane.

One warning, it is dangerous for the baby if a woman becomes pregnant while taking this drug and as there are some other worrying side-effects, watching your diet is well worthwhile to avoid such risks.

There are other concerns about the side effects of using drugs for acne, so my recommendation would be to use natural methods where possible.

The skin is one of the body’s organs of elimination and if there are too many toxins for the liver and kidneys to process, some of these wastes are excreted through the skin as sweat. As toxins pass through the skin they can disrupt the health of the skin, so, a liver detoxification programme and a high fibre diet can help clear toxins. Also, be sure to minimise the load on the liver by reducing your every-day exposure to chemicals and pollution.

Foods to stop acne

To help cleansing, eat a high fibre diet – fruit and vegetables also contain antioxidants and other essential nutrients; for instance: peas, broccoli, green beans, berries. To prevent acne, the body’s acid/alkaline balance is important – bacteria flourish in an alkaline environment. Fruit and vegetables help maintain an alkaline balance.

Foods containing vitamins A, C and E are good for the skin. Vitamin A is found in tomatoes, red peppers, mango, carrots, sweet potatoes. Vitamins C and E can reduce spreading and scarring, respectively. Vitamin E is found in nuts, avocados, whole grains and green vegetables.

Vitamin A and zinc help the body fight infection.

If stress is a problem eat plenty of foods that contain vitamin B5, such as mushrooms, avocado, yoghurt, corn.

You can find an excellent chart of vitamins contained in food at

As to possible dietary deficiencies, teenage diets, particularly in boys, may lack zinc (found in shellfish, soybeans, wholegrains, almonds and Brazil nuts) which is used up by spurts of growth and sexual maturing.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can destroy bacteria and enhance the immune system. It is best eaten raw.

A good intake of water is important to keep the skin hydrated.

I have already mentioned the importance of foods containing essential fatty acids (oily fish, nuts, seeds).

Foods to avoid for acne sufferers

Foods to avoid are: alcohol, butter, caffeine, cheese, chocolate, cocoa, cream, eggs, fried foods, hot/spicy foods, margarine, meat, dairy products, wheat, salt, sugar in all forms and soft drinks.

Obviously avoid all junk foods.

Acne and Food Intolerance

Sometimes acne is associated with low stomach acidity which leads to poor digestion. Exposed to inadequately digested food, the gut may become inflamed and ‘leaky’, allowing undigested foods into the bloodstream. This can cause an inappropriate response, or food intolerance.

Stomach acid level can easily be corrected by appropriate supplements (HCl) to improve digestion, and identifying and eliminating problem food(s) should give great improvement.

Common allergens are: dairy, wheat, eggs, citrus. It is well worth eliminating these from your diet for a month on a trial basis and noting the effect.

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Smoking Health Risks


In previous posts I have suggested ways of stopping smoking, and rather taken for granted that everyone is familiar with smoking health risks.

Of course to some extent we are, but it can never be overemphasised, so I have taken a little time to bring together some of the lists of the diseases and health conditions associated with smoking..

Before getting into the lists, a very visual demonstration of the effects of cigarettes on your lungs. Here is a simple but very compelling video that shows an experiment any smoker can try, and they will quickly see for themselves precisely what they are doing to their lungs. Watch the video and please share this post widely with anyone who is still smoking.

Obviously don’t encourage anyone who doesn’t already smoke to try it – just let them watch the video, or if you are already a smoker do the experiment for yourself and show them what happens.

Smoking Health Risks

Quoting from LiveStrong:

Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing an estimated 438,000 deaths each year, according to the National Cancer Institute.

And LiveStrong lists the following smoking related diseases

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mainly emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
  • Lung Cancer (leading cause of cancer death in the USA)

A little further research quickly confirmed that it’s not just lung cancer. Quoting from

Besides lung cancer, tobacco use also increases the risk for cancers of the mouth, lips, nasal cavity (nose) and sinuses, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, ovary (mucinous), and acute myeloid leukemia. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2012)

But even those are just the tip of the ice-berg. I didn’t have to dig too hard to uncover these additional health risks linked to tobacco smoking:

  • Alzheimer’s / dementia
  • Gum disease, bad breath, loose teeth
  • Diabetes -<< see my article earlier in the year
  • Dupuytren’s disease (an abnormal thickening of the skin on the palm of the hand)
  • Infertility and / or reduced sexual performance
  • Premature ageing (poor skin condition, wrinkling)
  • Macular degeneration (worsening eyesight)
  • Exacerbates asthma
  • Crohn’s disease (inflammation of the bowels)

And remember that these are not just risks affecting the smoker. Because of passive smoking, anyone who inhales second-hand smoke from someone else’s cigarettes is at an increased risk of these health problems. Your children? Your spouse? Your parents? Your friends?

Smoking in pregnancy

For pregnant Mums or those who may become pregnant there is no doubt as to the risk to the baby, of stillbirth, premature birth and sudden infant death syndrome. The evidence is incontrovertible:

All studies over the past 50 years have established clearly that maternal smoking causes a range of serious birth defects including heart defects, missing/deformed limbs, clubfoot, gastrointestinal disorders, and facial disorders (for example, of the eyes and cleft lip/palate) Source


Avoiding the Health Risks of Smoking

I hope the above lists of smoking health risks have reinforced the reasons to quit using tobacco. Below are links to my tips in previous posts that I hope will help you or someone you care about.

Improve Your Health with Juicing


improve your health with juicingCurrently there is much interest in trying juicing as a way to improve health and wellbeing and to feel good. When you juice you get all the advantages of the fruits and vegetables with decreased calories, and you get those benefits instantly. If you are looking for a juice diet there are a lot of different ones to pick from. Some can easily be applied for the rest of your life while others are intended to be used short term.

There are a lot of programs that are designed to use juice consumption to provide fast relief from health conditions which are causing immediate pain. Juice therapy is a great way to alkalize our bodies swiftly and do away with an acidic stomach and the troubles which go with it. It is a quite effective way to deal with the issue. It really is essential to understand, though, that the benefits you gain are going to be restricted unless in addition , you remove the source of the acidic condition. If you continue in the same life style and eating the same negative foods then juicing will simply help for so long.

Men and women who are willing to spend money on juicing equipment are generally serious enough to change their dietary plan in other ways, so this conflict will hardly ever apply. Juicing will work best in a scenario where the normal diet has been overhauled, whether it is being used for short term pain alleviation or as part of a longer illness management program. If juice is being use to alleviate an acidic condition, you ought to need to use gradually less of it with time. Basing the diet plan around alkalizing foods can easily give respite from stomach acid and acid reflux conditions, and it can also lay the building blocks for recuperation from stomach ulcers.

The use of juicing in ulcer therapy is something which needs very careful thought, as juice can have a different effect when the body is in an extremely acidic condition. A common juice such as orange juice is generally nutritious and is a wonderfully reasonable juice to drink. Even though the OJ is acidic the stomach will produce what’s necessary to digest it. But if you’re over acidic the alkalizing affect is will be null and void. The acid in the orange juice will cause pain to the tummy. You have to fully understand which juices to utilize and when to utilize them.

A continual juice program can easily have more significant outcomes and be of great benefit to your health. Start out drinking easily ingested juices and then go from there. Grape and apple juice are wonderful to start with. Bu think long term when you buy a juicer. You wish to be able to juice all varieties of things in it. A quality juicer may be more high priced at the start, but it will be more durable and will save you dollars in the long term.

Getting the proper juicing equipment is 1 of the keys to obtaining the very best from your therapy, no matter what its purpose. If you are only intending to utilize juice for a small amount of time, then it truthfully isn’t going to be worth your while purchasing a top quality twin gear juice machine. Using a more affordable model is fine in this case. If, even so, you’re planning to make juice therapy a vital part of the regime, you will reap the benefits of a higher quality product in more ways than one.

A twin gear juice machine will enable you to extract the highest possible amount of nutrient from the fruits and vegetables which you obtain for juicing. It’s a expensive investment but well worth it over time. A superior machine will need much less maintenance, and you will not need to continually be replacing parts. Excellent juicers can handle any vegetable or fruit which you might want to introduce into your nutritional regime.

There is still debate over exactly what juicing can easily do for you, and there are lots of differences of thoughts and opinions even among those that are convinced of it is effectiveness. It also has to be borne in mind that each individual body and health is different, and not everybody will respond to the same regime in the same way. It truly is important to use the Internet to do as much research as you possibly can, and to keep records of your own experimenting and your own results. By finding what works for you, it is easy to get the best results from your own juicing.

To learn more about juicing for health why not look at Juicing for Health.

Bones and calcium supplements


Supplements for bone buildingYesterday’s news (in all senses of the phrase) was that calcium supplements for bone building have their down-side (with the reported link to heart attacks), and anyway are unlikely to be effective as a stand-alone approach – even with the addition of vitamin D3. If you missed my previous post, read about calcium and heart attacks here.

As I have observed in my clients’ Hair Mineral Analysis results, most people have excess calcium that they cannot absorb because of a relative magnesium deficiency. On the balance of probability from clients I have tested, there’s a fair chance this applies to YOU, so I am making available for you to download, a couple of free handouts on magnesium that I produced as part of my nutrition training:

Should you prefer a more accurate assessment than that (and you should!) I recommend a Hair Mineral Analysis test, available worldwide so long as you can send off a few locks of hair.

In case my enthusiasm for magnesium tempts you into a magnesium hyper-drive, I’ll quote some cautionary words from my own handouts:

While magnesium deficiency is not good, neither is excess. Large doses of magnesium can cause diarrhoea, nausea and headaches. Toxicity is rare because your body will normally excrete any excess. However magnesium is often used in antacids and laxatives, so over-use of either type of preparation may cause an excess, particularly in the elderly. Certain bone tumours and cancers can raise magnesium levels. Magnesium supplements should not be taken if any of these apply – or if you have, or suspect, kidney problems.

So, as always, please check your health plans with your medically qualified practitioner, and do not adjust your prescribed medications without his agreement.

Yesterday, while mocking the belated release of “news” about calcium and heart-attacks, I mentioned Dr Paul Clayton and how much I respect his work, because of his scientific approach and qualifications. (As an aside, if you are going to buy just one book on health, this should be it.)

Bones and calcium supplements

So what does he think about calcium supplements and bone-building? Here’s a brief quote from the section of his book, headed “The calcium fallacy” – which does rather give a hint:

Calcium in the diet or in supplements cannot be built into bone unless the other elements necessary for bone growth are also present.

The subject of bone-building and supplementation is just too complex to do justice to in a short post like this, and I couldn’t begin to approach the professionalism with which Dr Clayton writes, so for what I consider to be the definitive “bone-building” advice, I recommend Dr C’s book.

Alongside many other health topics (maintaining fitness, fighting cancer, saving your skin, diabetes, immune system, Alzheimer’s, anti-aging, preserving memory) his book includes a complete chapter on “Bones”, which sets out his specific anti-osteoporosis recommendations.

The bottom line is that if effective bone building is your mission you’ll need far more nutrients than just calcium and D3. You also need the correct levels of:

  • Vitamins K, B6, C
  • Minerals: Zinc, Manganese, Copper, traces of Boron and Molybdenum
  • Omega 3 fish oils
  • Other beneficial supplements: Glucosamine hydrochloride (not sulphate), Silicic acid

Furthermore, you’ll need to avoid the risk factors that suppress bone-building:

  • Smoking
  • Saturated fats (blocks progesterone)
  • Poor diet
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Inactivity OR excess exercise
  • Stress and depression (increase steroids)
  • Excess alcohol
  • Sulphates, which increase calcium excretion

Dr Clayton’s book achieves the almost impossible task of being informative, authoritative – yet still an interesting and entertaining read for the casual reader, or health professionals. For science based advice on bones and nutritional supplements, learn more about this book at Amazon, below:

Your Questions About Healthy Diet Pills


Mary asks…

Are diet pills healthy and do they help you lose weight?

My cousin is 17 years old,weighs about 200lbs, and is 5’3. She is very determined to loose weight. She is planning on dieting,working out, and even buying diet pills…but is that healthy and how efficient are diet pills….would they help her loose weight??

agony-aunt answers:

No! They don’t work and can even be dangerous.

You’re better off with exercises such as running and swimming that are good for losing wieght, and stay away from junk food ,fried foods and red meat. Instead eat more fish, fruits and vegetables. I have lots of free information on healthy ways to lose weight on my website:

Digestive Problems? Review of Great Taste No Pain


It’s all very well talking about healthy eating, but if you think your diet is already healthy yet you still have digestive problems and gastritis, you have nothing to lose and plenty to learn from checking what the “Great Taste No Pain” plan can do for you – in as little as one day!

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Quick Description of The “Great Taste No Pain” method to cure indigestion

With more than 1 out of 3 adults in the US (70 million) taking OTC or prescription pills for digestive disorders and the pain associated with them, as a nation, we have serious health problems. And we’re spreading our problems around the world.

What most people are frustrated with is that even if they eat how most health professionals consider to be healthy, a large percentage of people STILL experience digestive problems. And so most people resort to drugs, surgery or eating bland foods. Or they just continue to suffer.

That’s why the Great Taste No Pain System was developed — to help slash some of the $42 billion dollars spent on those pills in the US alone.

This simple eating system is designed to dramatically reduce the acid pH measure in a person’s entire body — not just in the stomach. It does so by increasing the ratio of alkaline forming foods eaten and by showing you how to combine foods in a way that radically decreases the amount of acid digestive juices in the stomach and small intestines required to break down foods. With me so far? Hope so, because this is important stuff.

One of the primary components of the Great Taste No Pain System is the science of food combining, which was first introduced into the US in 1911 by Dr. William Hay, a New York surgeon who used it to cure his Bright’s Disease, a kidney disease which was often fatal at that time. In fact, among the many thousands of lives it claimed was Teddy Roosevelt’s first wife, who died of Bright’s Disease at just 22 years of age.

A basic knowledge of Junior High chemistry is all it takes to see the logic behind this science: Mixing foods that require alkaline digestive enzymes with foods that require acid digestive enzymes slows and can even stop the digestive process. It can and does delay digestion by as much as 10 hours and more. This is incredibly bad for the body. The Great Taste No Pain system alleviates this problem, speeding food through your body, allowing it to absorb nutrients from foods at a much higher level.

In addition, one of the manuals in the Great Taste No Pain system, ‘Foods That Create Acid, Foods That Take It Away,’ is as clear as I’ve ever seen this data presented. Follow this simple guide and your body will use a minimum of energy in the digestion process, which leaves more energy for healing and other daily functions your body carries out.

This is a timely set of guides, because with our society’s addiction to the convenience of processed foods, in many respects our health challenges are far worse than they were in 1911.

Great Taste No Pain author, Sherry Brescia, was a former Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferer herself. In fact, in 1991, she spent 7 days in the hospital with bacterial colitis.

As a health insurance researcher and Chief Underwriter, she was able to research the benefits of an alkaline- balanced body and over the next 15 years perfected the system she now calls Great Taste No Pain.

She meshed a number of philosophies proven to help alkalize the body to create this simple system that anyone can follow regardless of where they are or what food choices they have available to them.


What I Like:


Taste: Unlike most restrictive diets, Great Taste No Pain cannot actually be called a diet, because it allows you to eat even great volumes of delicious food as long as you combine it according to a few simple guidelines. It truly requires very little willpower. Perhaps the greatest news for people who love to eat is that the 176 page recipe book in the system is stuffed with breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that are unbelievably tasty. No rabbit food. Gourmet all the way, yet the meals (if you like to cook) only take between 15 and 30 minutes of prep time and make tons of yummy leftovers. So you can throw away the belief that you can’t eat healthy on a super-busy schedule.

Speed: I love that you don’t have to read 300+ pages before learning what to do. In the first guide, ‘How To End Stomach Pain Forever, Even If Your MD/GP says, “No Way,”‘ it provides a brief background on the science and then quickly moves onto the step-by-step ‘how to.’ I really love that.

Simplicity: The second Guide in the GTNP System is ‘What To Eat With What.’ This is a massive compilation. Every kind of food that you could possibly put in your mouth is listed, along with the corresponding foods that combine with it for easy comfortable digestion, and those foods that don’t. This guide is complete and really easy to follow.

More Simplicity: Traveling is the one thing that can ruin even the healthiest eaters. But in Great Taste No Pain, Sherry gives you a ‘Pocket Guide For Pain-Free Dining Out.’ This tool is phenomenal. You can store this with your credit cards and, until you understand what combines with what, all you have to do is pull out your pocket guide and quickly note the rule, so you can eat and enjoy the rest of your day, pain-free.

Meat: While meat is not something people with digestive issues usually tolerate well on a daily basis (hence the daily pain), the problem isn’t so much the meat as it is what you eat with the meat.

That is why each of the Guides in the system, including the recipe book, lists every possible food you can combine with meats without suffering. Most people will suddenly be able to eat beef, chicken, fish, pork, turkey, venison and any other type of meat they want. As long as you combine it right… no pain at all! And broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers and other veggies that can create havoc suddenly will not. That I love.

Fruit: Ask anyone that suffers stomach problems about fruit and you’ll hear horror stories. So sadly, the most perfect food on the planet is shunned by a huge part of our world’s population. No longer. Because you will soon learn why fruit causes you trouble and how to easily change that. You CAN eat fruit again, even if it now makes you turn blue! It’s true!

While each Guide in the system is detailed and complete, they are spelled out in the clearest language possible. So I don’t doubt Sherry’s claim that any 11 year old could teach it. This I really love.


Things To Watch For:


The one thing you want to be careful of is that once you start eating as prescribed in Great Taste No Pain, you could quickly begin to feel all powerful. You might start to think you are “cured” of your digestive problems since they went away so fast and since you have so much extra energy.

That would be a mistake.

Technically there is no “cure” for most digestive problem, because technically they are not diseases at all. They are maladies brought on by eating the wrong foods and by eating them in the wrong combination. So the principles in Great Taste No Pain are not a “cure”, since people with a sensitive stomach will always be prone to problems. The program is merely a way to make all symptoms go away forever and give you a lot more energy.

For example, let’s say you have Diverticulitis or Crohn’s, following the program in Great Taste No Pain can help you get rid of your symptoms very quickly.

But a year later, if you start eating like you used to, guess what? Yep, the symptoms will come back. You see, the principles that Great Taste No Pain is based on are sound. They work for everyone. But if you think that because you’ve been symptom-free for a long time, you’ve been “cured,” think again. Go against these principles of easy digestion, and the problem can come back with a vengeance. Remember, good health comes from living a healthy lifestyle, not a”do it once and you’re fixed” approach.

Another thing you might want to be prepared for is that since Great Taste No Pain cleanses your digestive tract, initially you could get a little diarrhea. If you experience constipation on a fairly regular basis, you might get a little “looseness” at first, but it will end soon.

Also, due to the detoxing going on, you might get a runny nose or get some other cold-like symptoms at first. It’s nothing to worry about. If you do, while it might not be fun, it does mean it’s working. It means your body is becoming purer and the toxins are leaving. And that is a very good thing.




My strong recommendation is that for anyone who wants more energy, sounder and longer sleep, migraine headaches to stop almost immediately, pain from gastritis and acid reflux to stop almost instantly, and the pain of digestive problems to stop or be reduced dramatically, get over to “Great Taste No Pain” now and get the whole system.

Many people will feel a major difference in their bodies on the very first day. Often it just takes one meal. After you have been following it for a week or more, feel free to let me know how you like it. I personally believe that anyone who adopts this simple, enjoyable food combining method will reap gigantic health benefits. So if that is what you are looking for, get over to Great Taste No Pain and get started today.

Sit Down Without Screaming By Following This Hemorrhoids Advice

It does not matter who you are, you can be affected by hemorrhoids. However, because hemorrhoids are not a common topic of conversation, many sufferers are left unsure of how to treat them. Your ability to get good information will not be so hindered. In this article, you may be given some surprising hemorrhoid advice.

Try taking Rutin for hemorrhoids. Weakened blood vessels can cause hemorrhoids. Rutin helps vitamin C absorb and can strengthen blood vessels. You can find rutin in vegetables like onions and broccoli, as well as citrus foods. As a supplement, it is recommended to take 500mg daily.

TIP! If you happen to be suffering through a flare up of hemorrhoids, relief from the pain and discomfort is possible. It is suggested that you sit in a sitz bath several times a day, for about 10 minutes each time.

At home treatment for hemorrhoids is as easy as alternately applying heat then ice. By switching back and forth from cold to hot, you are shrinking the swelling while also soothing the pain away. First, apply an ice pack to the area for about ten minutes. Alternate with a warm, damp compress for twenty minutes.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is very effective in alleviating the pain caused by hemorrhoids. It’s an astringent that has the ability to shrink the hemorrhoid tissue, providing relief and healing. Use cotton balls to apply witch hazel, and allow it to sit on the affected area for somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes, or simply pour some into your sitz bath.

TIP! Witch hazel is an effective topical treatment for relief from hemorrhoids. Witch hazel contains natural ingredients that reduce the size of the hemorrhoid, thus, providing relief.

Hemorrhoids can be caused by straining excessively during bowel movements. You can soften your stool by increasing your water intake and eating foods that have not been excessively refined. Squatting also aids the process and reduces the need to strain during a bowel movement. As you sit on your toilet, put a small stool beneath your feet. Hemorrhoids are not common in areas of the world where people squat during a bowel movement.

Ice Pack

Utilize ice to alleviate hemorrhoid pain. These sores can be very painful. Address the swelling and pain with a carefully applied ice pack. Use a warm compress after using an ice pack. If you relax in a nice warm bath, and use an ice pack when you’re out of the bath, the swelling of your hemorrhoids will go down, and you’ll be much more comfortable.

TIP! You can find a lot of remedies in your home. One common home remedy is simply to make a cold pack with ice.

If you are dealing with hemorrhoid issues, include a little lemon in the water you drink. Irritation cause by hemorrhoids can be soothed by the properties of lemons. In order to improve how you feel throughout the day, try to drink lemon water frequently.

Having hemorrhoids is a common condition. Unfortunately, most people do not know how to treat hemorrhoids. Most people have never been given hemorrhoid advice. By following the advice given here, you will be able to treat and cure your hemorrhoid problem for good!

If you found this information helpful, for more tips I advise you to learn more about how a good nutritional supplement can help your health with a free ebook from my Mineral Therapy Site. Choosing A Supplement Program.

How To Clear Your Face Of Pimples

Acne is an especially irritating health problem because it has a harsh negative effect on self-esteem. You do not have to let acne ruin your day. There are many simple ways you can improve your skin. Below you will find some helpful tips that will allow you to regain your self confidence and a clear complexion.

Don’t pick at your skin if you have acne. When you pick at your pimples, bacteria moves around, causing more pimples. When you pick the same pimple, the skin can open up, leaving scars.

TIP! Popping pimples is common among acne sufferers. When you do decide to pop a pimple, do it with clean hands.

You should know that temperatures either too high or low can make zits worse or cause new breakouts. When conditions are hot, you are likely to sweat a great deal. Your pores can get clogged through sweating. This can cause your acne problems. When the weather is cold, it can cause skin dryness. Neither is preferable.

Try not wearing make-up or use water-based makeup, instead, to see if it impacts your zits. Covering zits with cosmetics can clog up your pores. Taking a vacation from it might just help to clear up your complexion.

Bed Linens

TIP! It can be tempting to pick at or pop pimples and acne, but it is very important to resist. Blemishes should be treated with creams or other medications.

The more your change your bed clothes, the better your pimples will be. These oils are transferred to your bed linens when you sleep. Those can eventually be transferred back to your face. To stop this vicious cycle, wash your bed linens often.

If you are constantly battling acne, you should consider switching to all-natural skin care products. Many non-natural skin care products have a lot of harsh ingredients in them that make things worse for your skin. This will cause the pores to become block, which, in turn, causes more pimples. The antibacterial properties of some natural treatments can help heal your skin.

Garlic is one of the best antioxidants on the market, and is something that you can benefit from for zits. Garlic helps your skin by ridding your body of toxins. This helps new, healthy skin to develop. It’s easy to incorporate garlic in your diet. Garlic can be spread on many different things including bagels, or it can be juiced into whatever you are eating.

TIP! Changing your pillowcase everyday can help to prevent acne. Take a moment to think about this.

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. Indoor or outdoor, try to find a pool you can use. Swimming provides exercise and relaxation that can help control your acne. Chlorine is known to soothe the skin and dry out your pimples as well.

Hands are often covered with unseen grime and oils, so don’t pick at your facial skin as it can easily lead to infection. Trapped dirt can lodge itself within your facial pores and eventually contribute to acne flare-ups.

Feel like your pimples will never go away? Skin irritations can also be caused by allergies. Finally, try to avoid stress. When you feel stress, your body releases hormones that make your pimples problem worse.

TIP! Stop using tooth whitening products. If you often have breakouts around your lips, you should reevaluate your oral care and beauty regimen.

Yes, pimples can be difficult to endure, but these tips can help you make a fresh start, get rid of pimples, and have the clear skin you really want. No one should have to suffer from zits and with the willingness to find out what works for you and try a few new things, you could discover exactly the skin solution you’ve been seeking.

If you found this information helpful, for more tips I advise you to learn more about how a good nutritional supplement can help your health with a free ebook from my Mineral Therapy Site. Choosing A Supplement Program.

Getting Older Got You Down? Try These Anti-Aging Tips!

There are some misconceptions when you are get older, people often think that old people are gullible. The truth is, many people are growing older better than ever before and are living vibrant, exciting lives. Keep the advice from the tips below in mind, so you can enjoy all that life has to offer.

Avoid wrinkles by not frowning. While this may be silly, it is a fact. Every time you sense a frown coming on, pinch yourself. In time, you will stop this habit.

TIP! Don’t measure yourself in numbers–measure instead in content. Your doctors are paid for worrying about height, age, and weight.

Your brain is an important muscle that ought to be exercised. Learn something new; you are never to old to take up a new hobby or interest. The elderly are known to be the wisest people, and it is important for you to continue to develop your wisdom. Find something you enjoy learning about and look into different possibilities for learning, such as a college class or books.

One of the keys to successful getting older is to always be willing to learn new things. Learning is important regardless of your age.

Home improvement is a great way to personalize your house. You need to adjust your home to your preferences as you age. If you have relocated to a new home, fill it with items that make you feel comfortable.

TIP! Aging gracefully will require you to learn as much as possible about this process. It is a must to continually learn in your life.

Make sure you focus on ocular health as you age. Your eyes do get slightly worse as you age, but regular checkups can help prevent deterioration of your eyesight due to diseases.

Try to surround yourself with people who have positive outlooks and cheerful demeanors. Friends that make you laugh often also make you look and feel younger. Spend as much time as possible doing things you enjoy with people who make you laugh.

When consumed in excess amounts, sugar has a negative effect on all aspects of our health, but most importantly, it can reduce lifespan. Eating too much sugar can lead to diseases that shorten your life span and affect your appearance. This link between sugar and reduced lifespan has been studied and clearly proven.

TIP! Step your exercise game up as you get older. As you age, your body requires more physical activity to maintain its strength and flexibility.

Eat correctly. Have balance in your diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits, while avoiding foods that are high in fat and sugars. You’ll have lots of energy to help you through your day, and your nutritious diet will help you stay physically and mentally in top form.

Don’t forget to drink enough water. Older people are more likely to be dehydrated, so it is very important to make sure you drink 8-10 glasses of clean water everyday.

Blood Pressure

TIP! Do your best to bring happiness to the people you are close to. You can improve your mood and self-esteem by passing happiness and love to other people.

One of the best things you can do for your body is to have your blood pressure checked often. There are many times no symptoms are present if you have high blood pressure, which is why it is often referred to as “the silent killer”. With age, your body’s systems do not work as efficiently, because of this, it is vital that you monitor your blood pressure. If you know about high blood pressure early, you’ll have time to solve it.

If you want to start taking anti-growing older supplements, it is a good idea that your first talk to your doctor. A good cocktail of anti-getting older supplements usually includes a daily multivitamin, some antioxidants, and a few anti-inflammatory medications. The benefits from these is that they allow you to be more active, and if you do have getting older issues, you’ll have less down time. These need to be an important aspect in your daily plan.

This can be the happiest time of your life! Use these tips to change your life and health so that you may make your later years great.

If you found this information helpful, for more tips I advise you to learn more about how a good nutritional supplement can help your health with a free ebook from my Mineral Therapy Site. Choosing A Supplement Program.

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