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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the August 2019 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine.

Charles Bens, PhD, reports on Natural Protection Strategy Against Viruses. Defines virus, explaining the types of viruses i.e. human, and animal spread viruses. Includes medications, vitamins, and herbs that have been proven to be effective prevention. Included are natural substances that treat viruses and limit their ability to reproduce. It's the information beyond washing your hands although that’s still the basic first defense. Thank you Dr. Bens.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS in3-Day Smart Start Tune-UP explains her system to help achieve a flat tummy and possibly lose up to seven pounds. A detailed three-day menu plan is included and has some yummy “Smart Smoothies.”

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHOM, PhD, presents Coconut Flour Bread & French Toast includes several notes as cutting the bread an optional way and more. In addition to this delicious looking favorite, Gilbère offers a recipe for Maple syrup that’s been handed down in her family. It does not contain sugar and is simple to make.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), presents Resveratrol: A Phytocannabinoid Cousin To CBD. Resveratrol originally made its introduction splash into the dietary supplement marketplace based upon the consideration that intake of it and other polyphenol compounds from red wine may contribute to the “French paradox”—the unexpectedly low rate of death from cardiovascular disease in the Mediterranean population despite the relatively higher intake of saturated fats. Then, the excitement increased with the understanding that resveratrol helped activate the SIRT 1 gene, associated with longevity. Since that time, interest in resveratrol has continued to expand due to human research demonstrating its effectiveness for reducing inflammation and other health benefits.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, advises on the benefits of St. John’s Wort For Pets. It is used for a myriad of issues but most effective for anxiety and separation. As always should not be given to your pet without the recommendation of your veterinarian.

Thank you to our authors, readers, and advertisers. You make totalhealthonline possible.

Enjoy the remainder of summer, go for a walk or a swim.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the July 2019 issue of TotalHealth Online Magazine. Have a safe and healthy Fourth of July.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Rh(Ahg), presents Understanding DHEA And 7-Keto DHEA. Dehydroepiandrosterone (Dhea) is an important hormone produced in the adrenal glands and liver, and in men, the testes. Dhea and its sulfate ester, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (Dhea-s), are interconvertible. Dhea-s is the storage form of Dhea. Dhea can then be metabolized to androstenedione, the major human precursor to androgens and estrogens although Dhea doesn’t have direct estrogenic or androgenic activity in most individuals, the production of Dhea normally peaks during the mid-’20s and then begins a steady, progressive decrease of up to 90 percent with aging. Read on for the full story.

Sherry Torkos, Bsc., Phm, shares summer strengthening secrets to rejuvenate your muscles. Having toned muscles is much more than a vanity issue. Turns out those who have more muscle stand to be healthier in the long run. Mounting research suggests that the amount of muscle on your frame is a leading indicator of health and longevity, with one recent study suggesting that the amount of lean muscle mass outperforms the body mass index (BMI) in determining health and mortality risk.

Ann Louise Gittleman continues with her smart series on Progesterone and Testosterone and shows their far-reaching influence on our health.

Apples | A Harvest Of Health Effects by Catherine Cebula includes nutritional values on a variety of apples. She shares several apple recipes. TotalHealth is pleased to have Catherine back with us. Welcome back.

Felicia Stoler, DNC, MS, RDN, introduces us to More than a Quick Fix: Fasting Mimicking Diet has Long-Term Benefits. It’s only recently that the popularity of fasting has resurfaced among the health-conscious as a way to drop weight or kick-start some healthy new lifestyle habits. With the majority of Americans trying different forms of fasting, from intermittent fasting to time-restricted eating, and prolonged fasting diets, confusion can lead to questions that eventually end up in a doctor’s office.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHOM, PHD, presents Buddha Bowls A Healthy Hot Weather Treat. In addition, Gilbère offers several variations in the recipe as well as several serving suggestions. The article is followed by her new cookbook and video offer free to our readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, continues this month with part 2 on Parvovirus. Commonly it affects young puppies. Certain breeds such as Doberman Pinschers, Rottweiler’s, Pit Bulls, and Labrador Retrievers may be more severely infected than others.

Thank you to our authors, readers, and advertisers. You make TotalHealth Magazine online possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Happy Father's Day

Welcome to the June 2019 issue of TotalHealthOnline Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, asks “Is Cholesterol The Cause Of Heart Disease?” Statin drugs do lower cholesterol, but it is very clear that they do not save many lives. And, this would seem to answer the question in the title of this article. The main cause is the presence of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be caused by many factors including the following: nutrition, toxins, genetics, exercise, and stress. Read Dr. Ben’s recommendations on what you can do to protect your heart.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), presents “Organic Foods: Are They Really Better?” Bruno explains the difference between non-organic and organic food, the farming, and the food production. The conclusion reached is yes—organic foods are more expensive but when you look at the big picture—if a person can afford the prices—the organic food is healthier for you, your family and the world environment. Thank you Gene for your take on the subject.

Smart Tips: Estrogen,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. If you are a follower of Dr. Gittleman you know she is a fan of flax seed. She explains the benefits to the body, how to prepare it and how to incorporate flax into your diet. Smart Fats are one of the top strategies for natural hormone therapy. You will not be disappointed with her sharing her expertise with you.

Sherrill Sellman, ND, reports on skin care in “Yes, You Can Create Youthful Skin at Any Age.” Many skin and personal care products contain many of the 10,500 toxic chemical ingredients that have been known to cause inflammation, free radical damage and aging to the skin. Become an educated consumer and choose only the purest products. It sounds familiar to other articles in this issue. A more youthful appearance is possible for all of us. Nourishing our skin with an organic diet, adequate water intake, plenty of rejuvenating sleep, regular exercise and daily de-stressing strategies are the foundation for healthy skin.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “Crust-Less Zucchini Spinach Quiche.” In addition Gilbère offers several variations in the recipe as well as several serving suggestions. The article is followed by her new cookbook and video offer free to our readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is "Parvovirus in Pets". Commonly it affects young puppies. Certain breeds such as Doberman Pinschers, Rottweiler’s, Pit Bulls, and Labrador Retrievers may be more severely infected than others.

Thank you to our authors, readers and advertisers. You make TotalHealthOnline possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Happy Mother's Day

Welcome to the May 2019 issue of TotalHealthOnline Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, in “Is Your Food Killing You?” describes how we got here to the current quality of our food supply and what we can do to improve our diet to have a healthy body. You can plant your own garden in pots or in the ground, shop at farmer’s markets, buy organic and read the labels on the foods at the grocery store where you purchase your groceries. Know what the listed ingredients are, what they mean for you and your family’s health. As Bens tells us it is the best way we can stay healthy, educate ourselves on what we eat. It’s the best for our health and in Bens’ opinion the best way to avoid the health care industry.

NaPCA: A Natural Moisturizing Factor For Dry Skin,” Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), presents a primer in dry skin. The stratum corneum (SC) is the outermost layer of the skin, which is often thought of as just dead skin cells. The truth is the SC is a highly dynamic layer of cells that is essential to maintaining skin moisture. Describing the Stratum corneum Bruno uses an analogy of “bricks and mortar.” NaPCA/PCA is the most prevalent natural moisturizing factor in human skin. It promotes SC water binding capacity, allowing the SC to maintain liquid water against the drying action of the environment. NaPCA/PCA levels can decline with age, skin conditions like psoriasis, and even with washing with soap.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, offers “Cell Danger Response.” In addition to treating the biochemistry of many chronic illnesses and fibromyalgia with the SHINE Protocol, it is critical to understand that our brain and minds direct our immune system. So many of us have felt that we are under both physical attacks (e.g.—infections) along with being in a very unsafe physical and emotional environment. The latter is especially a concern in PTSD. Then our immune system ends up lashing out wildly and ineffectually at everything. This can trigger a host of autoimmune illnesses, fibromyalgia, and environmental sensitivities. So what to do? Read on for full information.

Hunger Hormones and Smart Fats,” brought to us by Ann Louise Gittleman’s, PhD, CNS. By decoding all of your body’s distress signals and making some simple diet and exercise changes, you can restore optimal health while speeding up metabolism, overcoming stress and banishing hunger. Smart Fats are one of the top strategies for natural hormone therapy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “The Health Benefits Of Eating Chicken And Cilantro.” In addition to family history on cilantro, Dr. Gloria includes the nutrition value of chicken breast with her recipe of cilantro chicken. The article is followed by her new cookbook and video free offer to readers.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “Garlic Use In Pets.” Yes, garlic is beneficial to pets. If you don’t have a pet you may still have a smile when you see who is a chef in the kitchen. Avoid the onions for dogs.

Thank you to our authors, readers, and advertisers. You make TotalHealthOnline possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the April 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

This month Media Review features “The Backyard Herbal Apothecary, Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs And Plants,” by Devon Young. This will be of interest to all from the serious herbalist to the individual wondering what those weeds are that live along the highway to the unidentified plants that may live in your yard.

Truth is told in “Is Coffee A Health Drink,” by Charles K. Bens, PhD. As you may have guessed it does take moderation into account. However, after reading Bens’ article this month you’ll go beyond giving it a second thought as you drink your next cup of Joe.

Solubilized Keratin For Improving Hair Growth and Appearance, While Reducing Hair Loss,” Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), it’s a popular topic for many of us. First, you’ll learn a few facts about hair, and its structure. Followed with a discussion on a combination of nutraceuticals that have been clinically demonstrated to improve hair growth and quality.

Hunger Hormones and Smart Fats,” Ann Louise Gittleman’s, PhD, CNS, focus is on several hormones (Ghrelin, Leptin) that you may not be very familiar with. Gittleman explains the how, why, and where of the two and how they affect your hunger hormone CCK. Included you’ll hear the familiar “don’t skip breakfast.” Prepare to read how the body addresses different issues during your hours of sleep—starting with the best sleep being before midnight.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, offers “A Beginner’s Guide To Central Sensitization Pain.” Here’s a very simple overview. Pain is the body’s way of saying that something needs attention. He makes a good analogy saying, a gardener struggles with weeds in his garden to the point of becoming manic—pain is the body’s way of saying attention is needed. Dr. T. offers a half dozen medications for the pain. Fibromyalgia pain is central sensitization, although this is just one of seven key types of fibromyalgia pain.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “Dr. Gloria’s Chocolate Mousse Recipe With A Twist!” Another of Gilbère’s fabulous recipes from her test kitchen in Ecuador. In addition to this great recipe Gilbère offers readers an opportunity to download a free copy of her 40+ page recipe sampler “The Anti-Inflammation Advantage,” her new Anti-inflammation cookbook and cooking classes in its first season see the announcement following the article.

Pearl powder is not well known today for dental health. But pearl has been used for dental health going back thousands of years to the Mayans, Cleopatra, and Chinese royal families. Dr. Rulin XIU tells us a little bit of the history behind pearl powder and the much more recent history of the science proving it works in "Ancient Royal Tooth and Gum Care Secret Finds Scientific Proof."

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “For Pets With Asthma.” Discussed are Ephedra, Coltsfoot, Lobelia, and Feverfew. Their therapeutic uses and safety concerns are included, as always Dr. Shawn’s suggestion is to always consult with your vet before giving your pet supplements and or medications.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, in “The Biochemistry Of Smoking: Helping the Brain To Live Without Nicotine” gives us an explanation on the effects of nicotine on the brain, showing why it is so difficult to quit smoking. Bens goes on with his experience with several individuals who were able to change their lifestyle through diet and exercise, and lead healthy lives. This is not to say one shouldn’t quit smoking but changing one’s lifestyle is a big influence on one’s health.

In “Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Protectors for Your Children,” Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), enlightens readers on blue light, especially from digital devices. It has the potential to damage retinal tissue and cause a variety of eye-related problems, including eye strain, eye fatigue, headache, visual impairment, psychological stress and poor sleep quality. This is particularly true in children since their eyes absorb more blue light than adults.

How Smart Fats Reset Your Hunger Hormones,” Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, focus is on Adiponectin; a real hormone game changer that you may not be very familiar with. It is a big player in firing up belly fat burn and is known as the body’s “fat burning torch.” This special super hormone that flips your body’s fat burning switch is already circulating in your bloodstream because it is made in your fat cells. Adiponectin is balanced by monounsaturated omega-rich foods and oils as: olives and olive oil, avocados and avocado oil, and macadamias and macadamia nut oil.

Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, offers “X-Rays Meaningless for Arthritis and Back Pain?” We’ve known for decades that spinal X-Rays, MRIs and CT scans add very little information about back pain. They most often DON’T tell doctors whether the pain is coming from the spine or from disc, arthritic or bone disease. (Though they MAY reveal if the problem can be fixed with a chiropractic adjustment.)

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, contributes “One Dish Baked Caprese Chicken.” Another of Gilbère’s fabulous recipes from her test kitchen in Ecuador. In addition to this recipe Gilbère offers two recipes to use for leftovers. Included is background on the health benefits of organic chicken.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “Pinellia Combination in Pets.” Pinellia combination is a Chinese herbal mix. This formula contains ginseng, ginger, jujube, Coptis and Scute, along with pinellia, and is for vomiting in pets. Because of the Chinese diagnosis and classification of diseases, the ingredients in each formula may vary. Individual Chinese pharmacists include herbs in their tented formulas based upon their experience. However, they can compound formulas to the needs of an individual pet.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the February 2019 issue of TotalHealthOnline Magazine. We wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, in “Changing Your Age Equation” gives us a heads up with general strategies and to be adjusted based on factors such as age, sex, general health, metabolism, genetics and income. We all can only do the best that we can given our personal circumstances. Bens is clear on there being no excuse for not paying attention to the scientific facts that are included in this article.

Stress Hormone #2—Insulin,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert alerts us that insulin is the one hormone that you have the most control over. It is controlled primarily by what you put in your mouth. All foods trigger a hormonal response. Gittleman shares details on how excess production of insulin can result in too much blood sugar being stored as fat, interfering with weight loss efforts. Another reminder on the influence of stress on the body.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, in “An Overview of Vitamin C.” This is one vitamin the human body is unable to make. The source of vitamin C is your diet and supplements. Broccoli and potatoes (not French fries) in addition to orange juice and grapefruit juice are good sources. There are some exceptions based on prescriptions you may be taking. Bruno also discuses dosages of supplements and where there may be restrictions. We always recommend consulting with your healthcare provider.

BEMER For Circulation Health,” by Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, recommends and discusses a product, which helps blood circulation, including even the tiniest vessels in the body. BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation. BEMER Pro is an FDA-approved Class 1 medical device that dramatically improves circulation to micro-capillaries throughout the body. BEMER is not a “therapy” for any disease or health condition. However, many functions in the body start to improve when cells receive more oxygen, more nutrients and generate more energy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, offers “Menestra de Lentejas (Lentil Stew).” Another of Gilbère’s fabulous recipes from her test kitchen in Ecuador. “If you visit this unforgettable country (my new chosen homeland) of amazing people, spectacular scenery, celebratory festivals, diverse music, and colorful ancient customs, the one thing you’ll find everywhere is the national dish—menestra.” Menestra is made with lentils, you may also see it with chickpeas, red or pinto beans, it can be made with or without meat for vegetarians.

Shawn Messonnier’s, DVM, topic this month is “Liver Disease in Pets.” Beginning with, “liver disease is the catch-all term that is applied to any medical disorder affecting the liver and usually causing elevated blood levels of liver enzymes. It can be divided into both acute and chronic disease.” Read on for a thorough discussion of liver disease in pets. Thanks to you our readers, the authors and advertisers.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the January 2019 issue of TotalHealth Magazine. We wish everyone a Healthy Happy New Year and peace the world over.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, “Do You Believe Alzheimer’s Disease Is Preventable And Reversible?” Bens reports that (of the participants) ninety percent of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s were able to reverse their symptoms significantly using a protocol very similar to the one contained in this comprehensive article. This includes being able to return to work and see improvement in all tests used to detect dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Two years later these people showed continuous improvement even though many had reduced their use of many of the elements in the protocol.

Smarten Up This New Year By Training Your Brain,” by Daryl Jones, PhD. This is a timely article as we bring in the New Year with our New Year resolutions. The difference between Dr. Jones and the majority of us is that he turned his failed resolution into success. Jones is a top rated neuroscientist. “The beautiful thing is, if you begin with exercise, you’ll soon start to see that your diet also improves as your cravings change, and with improvements in fitness and diet, your sleep improves too. It’s kind of like a three for one deal.” Read his article it is an inspiration for all and will benefit your brain.

Why Bitter Foods Equal Better Weight Loss,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert shares information from her new book “Radical Metabolism.” This article discusses what bitter foods are and their place in human anatomy. Coffee lovers will be thrilled with Gittleman’s article—she does recommend moderation.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, in “An Introduction To Hemp, CBD & Phytocannabinoids.” It gives readers a primer on the definition, the difference between the three, how they are grown, manufactured, and the medical benefits available. We all need to be educated on the subject.

We don’t often have two articles so close in a subject by two of our respected authors. “Marijuana And CBD Oil For Pain, A Powerful New Tool,” by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD gives us a doctor’s view of the benefits for patients in pain and beyond. Editorial note: Think of the possibility of solving the opioid crisis.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, offers “The Protein Perfect Veggie Pattie.” These patties are baked rather than fried but you can fry them, just make sure it’s a healthy oil like coconut or avocado for best health benefits and flavor. The ingredients include lentils which are used almost daily by South Americans in their cuisine.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month brings us “Ringworm In Pets.” Puppies and kittens have the most susceptibility to having ringworm. The disease is highly contagious between pets and may be easily transmitted between infected pets and their owners. Owners should note that most cases of ringworm in people are not caused by exposure to pets, however.

Thanks to you our readers, the authors and advertisers who have all supported TotalHealth during the 2018 year.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the December 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, “NAD—The Superstar For Cellular Healing.” Bens educates us on the role of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) a form of vitamin B acting as an enzyme that has been proven to be a key nutrient in preventing and reversing the cellular damage in the human body. Bens has includes several graphics, which helps to explain the role of NAD. And informs us of what symptoms may be involved if you have this deficiency.

My New Plan To Reset Your Metabolism In Just 4 Days,” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert shares some of the accolades received from readers of her new book “Radical Metabolism.” Many pleased readers have taken action based on the book.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, “The Natural Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” If you are looking to reduce pain and promote healthy joints in those suffering from RA, Bruno has suggestions of natural supplements that may help lessen RA symptoms. O3FA (omega-3 fatty acids), Valerian and California poppy may help promote sleep and pain relief for arthritis sufferers. He suggests that the concurrent use of all of these natural substances may yield a better result than any one individually.

Amy Shah, MD, contributes “OTC Pain Medication Mistakes And Cleaner Options.” This article is for all of us current and future shoppers at the over-the-counter medicine aisle. It can be summarized as a wake-up call to read the labels, know what all the ingredients are and how they may affect you whether combining with prescription drugs. Shaw advises all to talk to our pharmacist and consult with our doctors.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, offers “Traditional Holiday Drinks From Ecuador, Colombia And Peru.” With the traditional holiday drinks recipes from Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, Gilbère gives us a snapshot of what you might expect to experience when traveling to those South American countries during the holiday season. Gilbère suggests adapting the ingredients to fit our own holiday traditions.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month brings us Part 3 of “Arthritis In Pets.” The focus is on acupuncture. Our resident vet presents all the types of this therapy: Laser therapy, Aquapuncture, Implantation, Electroacupuncture, Moxibustion, and Acupressure. If your pet is showing signs of arthritis you’ll find this third in the series of value.

Thanks to you our readers, the authors and advertisers who have all supported TotalHealth during the 2018 year. We wish all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "How Do Genes Influence Our Health?" Bens shares with us information on how we don't inheirt diseases like cancer and others—we inheirt a genetic predisposition. Many environmental factors are controllable, such as what we eat and drink, and other lifestyle factors, such as alcohol or tobacco consumption. Bens includes a list that illustrates most of the factors that can influence genetic expression.

"The 5 Radical Rules For Healthy Weight Loss," by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert continues to write on the nutritional landscape. If you have an over 40 sluggish metabolism or a thyroid issue, then follow these 5 Radical Rules to lose weight and feel great! In new book "Radical Metabolism," Ann Louise shares with readers how to be successful on this plan.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "Premenstrual Syndrome: Nutraceutical Relief." Twenty to 50 percent of all women are believed to experience at least one symptom of PMS regularly; only five percent of these women are estimated to have symptoms severe enough to interfere with normal activity. Whether a woman is in the 50 percent or the five percent Bruno gives us a number of nutraceuticals which have been found to be helpful.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, "Recovering From Fibromyalgia—Am I Crazy?" Having worked with thousands of severely ill patients over the last thirty-five years, I have found there are three steps that will leave you feeling happy, no matter how ill you are: 1. Be authentic with your feelings. 2. Make life a "no-fault" system. 3. Learn to keep your attention on what feels good. Read on for a detailed explanation of the three steps and more information on CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Sherrill Sellman, ND reports "How To Choose The Most Effective CBD Hemp Extracts." Sellman says "I am always searching for the very best products to recommend to my patients. For the past year, I have been researching all aspects of the Hemp Extract story." Sellman includes information on the health conditions this product may be helpful in treating, how it is grown and harvested.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Colorful Holiday Beet Salad Recipe Extraordinaire!" This Beet and Red Grape salad recipe is sure to be a winner during the holidays and beyond. Be sure to read the options, this salad is so versatile you can make it with your own signature. The extensive list of the health benefits of beets is included.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month brings us Part 2 of "Arthritis In Pets." The focus is on Glucosamine and Chondroitin constitute the major GAGs in the joint cartilage: glycosaminoglycans serve as major components of articular cartilage. If your pet is showing signs of arthritis you'll find this series helpful.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the Octobe 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

We would like to dedicate this issue to one of our long-time contributors, Dallas Clouatre. We are saddened to tell you of the passing of this brilliant man. Jarrow Rogovin, Founder of Jarrow Formulas one of the companies Dallas worked with has generously given us an obituary honoring him, it can be found on page 5. Dallas is greatly missed.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Eradicating Breast Cancer." Bens shares with us how we can focus on prevention and reversing this terrible disease. Breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer after lung cancer for women.

"Thermography for Breast Health" by Hillary Smith, DC, DHM, CCT explains "Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (or DITI) uses a special very sensitive infrared camera to capture images related to the heat coming off the body. It is completely safe, as it is not putting anything into the person." Read on.

Ken Redcross, MD gives us a head's up on "Your Survival Guide to Flu Season." In addition to excellent recommendations for preventing the flu, and preparing yourself and your family for flu season, Dr. Redcross explains how you can reduce flu symptoms and shorten the experience. Now is the time to arm yourself and your medicine cabinet...don't wait until flu season is in full swing.

"Radical Metabolism—Eating Healthy While Saving" by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert, Ann Louise has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades. In this excerpt from her new book Radical Metabolism, Ann Louise shares with readers her Top 10 Tips to keep this plan within your budget and save on time.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "The 3 Dietary Supplements Everyone Should Be Taking." This includes a multivitamin, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. At length, Bruno explains the benefits of all three of these supplements for the body. It is a well-documented article on your body's needs and uses of these supplements.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, "Getting Rid of Nighttime Acid Reflux" is the final part of the four-part series on night sweats. Teitelbaum's focus is on acid reflux. If you have never suffered with it perhaps you know someone who has and you can share this article with. There are suggestions on dealing with it by raising the head of your bed. Also a recipe you can make to help acid reflux.

Sherrill Sellman, ND reports "according to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2018 Update published in the journal Circulation, nearly half of American adults are in this risk category." Sellman includes information on 120/LifeTM a new drink that is formulated with natural ingredients to effectively lower blood pressure.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Roasted Parmesan Cabbage Recipe," includes another healthy recipe accompanied by detailed information on the health benefits of cabbage. It may surprise you.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month focus is on "Arthritis In Pets." Dogs are more susceptible than cats and large dogs more so than smaller breeds.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the September 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Key Nutrients to Prevent and Reverse Chronic Illness." There are no scientific studies that say it is possible to obtain all of our nutritional needs from the food we eat. There are over 20,000 studies that prove the value of the Mediterranean Diet, combined with nutritional supplements, for the prevention and reversal of most chronic diseases. Bens supplies us with twenty-two illnesses and includes the supplements recommended to treat and prevent those illnesses.

"Rewriting the Rules of Nutrition," by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. A Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert Ann Louise has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades. True to form, with this excerpt from her new book Radical Metabolism, Ann Louise unveils groundbreaking science about why the latest diet trends do not work for everyone—especially if you have a "toxic metabolism."

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "Cod Liver Oil & Pro-resolving Mediators: The Inflammation & Beauty Connection." The primary reason Bruno is reporting on Cod Liver has to do with inflammation. Chronic inflammation can be more destructive than beneficial and is a major component in many human diseases. Higher intakes of red and processed meats, sweets, desserts, French fries, and refined grains are associated with experiencing more inflammation.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, reports in "Night Sweats-Candida/Fungal Overgrowth" This is part three of a four-part series on night sweats. Night Sweats are very common in fibromyalgia, and even in the general population. In two recent articles we talked about the role of reproductive and adrenal hormone deficiencies. In this article Teitelbaum talks about another very common problem triggering night sweats—infections, and how to deal with them.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, a change of pace from the healthy nightshade free recipes Dr. G. presents "Jicama, Exotic And Exciting Nightshade Vegetable". Jicama spuds are part of the nightshade family, a group of vegetables that contain alkaloids, which have an impact on nerve-muscle function, joint function and digestive function—accelerating an existing inflammatory condition. Read on for preparing, storing and Jicama use.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month focus is on "Chromium Use For Pets With Diabetes." Chromium is a trace mineral in the body and it plays a role in maintaining good health. Some researchers believe inadequate intake of chromium may be one of the causes for the rising rates of adult-onset diabetes.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

Click here to read the full September 2018 issue.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the August 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, in this article addresses the clinical research that has been conducted on supplementation with L-lysine—with a focus on its anti-Herpes virus effects. With a review of L-lysine's biological functions in our bodies.

Media Review is on the book "Radical Metabolism," by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert Ann Louise Gittleman has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades, busting myths and paving the trail to health and wellness. True to form, in her upcoming book Ann Louise unveils groundbreaking science about why the latest diet trends do not work for everyone—especially if you have a "toxic metabolism."

Kenneth J. McLeod, PhD and Eric Dohner, MD present "Protecting Yourself From Dementia." The dominant risk factor for dementia is advancing age, unfortunately, no one knows how to reverse aging. However, the second most important risk factor is poor circulation, and this is something you can easily correct.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, reports in "Are Adrenal Problems Causing Your Night Sweats?" This is part two of a four-part series on night sweats. Teitelbaum's focus is on chronic stress causing adrenal fatigue and low blood sugar levels, which then triggers anxiety and fatigue, and then results in even more stress. It's a vicious cycle that can spiral your health downward. Read on to learn how to stop this cycle.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series "How Smart Fats Reset Stress Hormones." We quote, "Stress really does a number on your body. The sad thing is that stress, no matter where it comes from, will have the same detrimental biochemical effect—a spike in cortisol, your body's premier fat storage hormone." Gittleman includes twelve things you can do to address and help your cortisol levels become and stay healthy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents, "Tostadas—Deliciously Unique." You'll find several varieties of tostadas on preparation and several suggestions for accompaniments for you to try. Always healthy recipes from Dr. G. and nightshade free for those who avoid the nightshades.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month on "Intestinal Parasites In Pets." Parasites can be present without clinical signs, and because the parasites can be transmitted to other pets and people, regular fecal examinations (at least twice yearly) are recommended by most veterinarians and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

Click here to read the full August 2018 issue.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

This July issue 2018 celebrates the Fourth of July and the USA—United We Stand. Let our voices be heard at the voting booth and in the meantime treat others with kindness. Good for our health.

This issue begins with Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Drug Resistant Germs, A Real Threat," educates us on what natural medicine has for you to use to conquer the bad viruses.

Dallas Clouatre, PhD, provides information on a natural therapy many of us are not yet familiar with: Shilajit, Fulvic, And Humic Acids. "Shilajit typically is a blackish brown rock exudate that contains fulvic and humic acids (up to 85 percent of the total weight) along with a number of non-humic components, including local plant metabolites." Other names include "mineral pitch" and "moomio." Revered in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition," it is found exuding from rock fissures in the mountains of Asia. Most often it is found in the Himalayan foothills.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, discusses, "GABA, Apocynum Venetum, Ashwagandha, And Lutein/Zeaxanthin For Healthy Sleep." These natural remedies have shown promising results for promoting healthy sleep, but without the side effects of many of the pharmaceutical brands prescribed today. It is unwise to stop the prescription medications without the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD begins a four-part series on "Night Sweats—No Sweat." Taking a look at the causes and the remedies on how to address them. Don't be surprised if more than one underlying process is contributing.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, focuses this month on, "Treating Feline Leukemia." What causes this condition and the treatment available to treat cats.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "French Fry Nightshade-FREE Alternatives." Those photos alone will make your mouth water and inspire you to purchase the ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Omega-7 And Butter," for all of us struggling to take off weight. Gittleman's expert experience will be of interest. And there will be no question of what you purchase in the future.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealthOnline possible.

Happy 4th!

Best in health,

TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

Click here to read the full July 2018 issue.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the June 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "The Critical Role Of Enzymes in Digestion," explains the importance of enzymes, how they work and the benefits.

Routine is easy for all of us to fall into and Dallas Clouatre, PhD, addresses how this relates to our American diet in "Nutrients And Combinations: Fit For Purpose?" He provides us with a list by color of a wide variety of foods, many veggies and how they may impove our health—if we just expand our diet choices.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, presents, "Resveratrol: A Research Review," thoroughly researched and reported on the extensive value of this supplement its effectiveness for inflammation, immune health, breast cancer prevention, muscle health, cognitive health, weight loss, blood sugar/insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and more.

Jacob Teitelbaum MD, reports in "Infertility Treatment Protocol" on numerous things for couples wanting to become pregnant—increasingly common problem for many couples; another thoroughly researched and referenced topic.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month on, "Alfalfa, ACA, Arginine and Astragalus." Little known herbs beneficial for use with man's best friends.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Enchiladas—Zucchini And Tortilla." Those photos alone will make your mouth water and inspire you to purchase the ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Smart Tips: GLA—The Fat Burning Multitasker," for all of us struggling to take off weight. Gittleman's expert experience will be of interest.

Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth Online possible.

Happy Father's Day!

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the May 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre, PhD in last month's issue there was a review of the state of caloric restriction/ fasting and ketogenic diets today. However, many readers may have little interest in either caloric restriction or ketogenic diets as lifestyle choices. In this May issue "Sports Supplements For Better Metabolic Flexibility and Performance." Clouatre states, "For most of us, the issue is whether a moderate change in diet accompanied by a judicious utilization of special foods and dietary supplements can achieve the goals usually associated with caloric restriction, fasting and ketogenic diets." Read on for this discussion.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, presents, "Collagen Peptides for Promoting Youthful Skin & Reducing Cellulite," as in who couldn't do with a few less winkles. Bruno explains his topic selection: "However, not all collagen products are created equal. While I will not discuss any specific brands of collagen in this article, I will discuss a specific trademarked collagen peptide that may be found in multiple dietary brands. I'm writing about it because I'm impressed by the human clinical research that has been conducted on this particular collagen material."

Media Review is on the book "FOOD What the Heck Should I Eat," by Mark Hyman, MD. The review, "Food: Bacon Good—Oatmeal Bad," is written by retired cardiologist, David Mokotoff. He discusses his pros and cons based on his thirty plus years in the cardiology field of medicine.

Jacob Teitelbaum MD reports in "Diabetes Is Optional" that it is an increasingly common problem. In countries with non-westernized diets, diabetes is essentially unheard of—until the diet changes to high sugar and low fiber. Because of this, diabetes is largely a disease caused by our "modern" diet. It is now estimated that one third of adults will get adult onset diabetes.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Smart Tips: Boost Metabolism and Heal Your Thyroid." The focus is on twelve things you can do to address and help your thyroid become and stay healthy.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Dress Up Salads, Casseroles, Fruit." You'll find several varieties of salad dressing to add to your recipe collection. Includes ingredients you have seen at the supermarket but maybe never purchased because you weren't sure how to use them.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Prescription Meds Steal Your Nutrients," reports on many prescription drugs that may have a negative effect on your health.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month on, "Black And Green Tea For Cancer Prevention In Pets." A discussion many of us have never dreamed we would have. Coincidentally this information is good for all of us—even if you don't have an animal friend.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the April 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, is "Caloric Restriction, Ketogenic Diet Or A Third Way?" Clouatre states, "His primary focus of this and related articles has been the concepts of metabolic fitness and metabolic flexibility. Human physiology and metabolism can adapt to a quite wide range of circumstances and can be "tweaked," likewise, with a broad number of approaches. Enhancing healthspan, even if perhaps not absolute lifespan, can be achieved through caloric restriction, fasting and dietary interventions involving properly balanced and selected foods combined with nutrients / dietary supplements. Some of these approaches are more easily sustainable under modern conditions and habits than are others."

Elson Haas, MD, "Food Reactions—The Sensitive Seven," is in reference to Wheat, Cow's milk, Sugar, Eggs, Corn, Soy, and Peanuts. There are many causes of indigestion including too much food, not chewing food thoroughly, and too much liquid while eating. Haas discusses toxins we are exposed to, their impact and the value of detox for us.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS and Arthur Presser, PharmD present, "The Principles Of Homeopathy." A discussion on the history of homeopathy, how it is formulated and the benefits of use. If you have questions on homeopathy this is a great read on a subject that may appear complex but a natural medicine of value.

Sherrill Sellman, ND, "Helping Our Pets Stay Healthy With Hemp Extract," explains the value and use of Hemp Extract for use with your pets.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues her Smart Fats Series with "Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid Deficiencies." The focus is on low thyroid along with all the other reasons behind a metabolic slowdown and the benefits of smart fats as coconut oil, GLA (gamma linolenic acid), CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), omega-7 and pastured butter in correcting problems with metabolism.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "WAIT...Don't Toss that Pickle Juice!" You'll find dozens of uses for pickle juice. You can make more cucumber pickles, pickle soup, meat marinade, and more suggestions that you haven't thought of—limitless uses and you won't "toss that pickle juice" after reading this article.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, "The Early Detection of Chronic Disease," current blood tests are very inadequate and usually detect chronic disease five to ten years after it has already begun. Good examples are kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, breast cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease and diabetes. Bens also includes a chart on the five stages of cell deterioration.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month the second and final in the series on, "Rickettsial Diseases." A discussion that includes, fish oils, flaxseed oils Proanthocyanidins and antioxidants, along with other natural treatments and conventional treatments.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the March 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

This month's book review is "The Craving Cure: Identify Your Craving Type to Activate Your Natural Appetite Control" by Julia Ross. Thousands of her clients have cut their craving for high-calorie confection using her nutritional strategy and stopped gaining weight.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "Liver Dysfunction and the Metabolic Syndrome— Chicken, Egg or Both?" "At the core of Syndrome X, now much more commonly known as the metabolic syndrome, are dysregulations and dysfunctions involving glucose and insulin. These manifest as central obesity (excessive fat around the belly), high blood pressure and blood fat disorders—especially hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of HDL cholesterol." Thinking about these conditions has previously been treated as separate identities—changing over the past decade to a linked view.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), presents "Fighting (And Preventing) The Flu: Dietary Supplements Support." Gives us five dietary supplements which may give us defense against the flu. Bruno describes the symptoms, and its cycle from school age children through the elderly as the most susceptible.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, continues The Smart Fats Series with "How Smart Fats Reset Metabolism," featuring the thyroid. Among the experts quoted is Dr. William Davis, suggesting that today's "Frankengrain" is nothing like what went into your grandmother's bread. Modern wheat contains 10 times more gluten than that of 50 years ago. Today's gluten is high in gliadin, a protein that is foreign to our bodies. It highly resembles a crucial enzyme known as transglutaminase, which is concentrated in the thyroid. As the immune system attacks the gliadin, antibodies also attack the thyroid. The immune system can then go into overdrive, damaging the thyroid, sometimes for up to six months. And that's all thanks to gluten."

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Easter is April 1st, No Joke! Why not "Stand-Up" to Deviled Eggs?" Another of her signature inflammation and nightshade free recipes. Includes the health benefits of all the ingredients. "These deviled eggs are naturally colored and a healthy, sweet n' spicy twist on traditional deviled eggs. With a super-smooth, creamy filling of chopped bread-n-butter pickles and Greek yogurt, these deviled eggs are perfect for your next party, potluck or Easter celebration!" Gilbère goes on to explain how the nightshades—even small amounts can—affect individuals with or recovering from fibromyalgia.

Charles K. Bens, PhD, shares "Modified Alzheimer's Nutritional Protocol," for people with some beginning symptoms, the following modified nutritional program may "likely be sufficient to slow symptom progression and perhaps delay symptoms."

Adrea Brier, CNHP, CLC, JSJ asks "Can We Really Be Healthier Living With Cancer?"

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, consults this month on, "Rickettsial Diseases in Pets." For owners who do not like giving their pets medication, or for those pets who don't take the supplements easily, it might be wise to try some of these medically formulated diets, available from your pet's doctor, that contain the fatty acids.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the February 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "Weight Loss Supplements," is especially helpful for those with weight loss resolutions for the New Year and need motivation. Selecting the right approach with realistic expectations as to how much can be lost, and how quickly, will help prevent frustration and disappointment. Clouatre discusses some major categories and rationales for weight loss supplements.

Elson Haas, MD, in this month's article, "Flu Fighters and Prevention," explains background of the yearly flu that spreads in the winter months. How it spreads and what steps you can take for prevention. Haas' emphasis is on self-care and starts with his 5 Keys to Staying Healthy.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, in "The Stomach Acid Connection," not often discussed as a system of the workings of the human body—"food should pass from your stomach into your small intestine, accompanied by a steady flow of bile. If you are not secreting enough hydrochloric acid due to a lack of hydrochloric acid producing nutrients (think sodium, iodine and zinc) OR if you are under stress, the opening to the small intestine, known as the pylorus becomes spastic." Sounds simple? Read on.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), discuses "5-Methyltetrahydrofolate: A Better Folic Acid." Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin, Bruno describes its importance in the body, who is most susceptible to a shortage and how the shortage effects our body. He explains why supplementation with ordinary folic acid may not always address deficiency issues.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Carrot Soup With A Twist." Another of her signature inflammation and nightshade free recipes. Includes the health benefits of all the ingredients.

"Silver Lozenges For Healing Your Mouth And Throat Naturally," by Sherrill Sellman, ND states sore throats can be more than a precursor to cold or flu. Some sore throats are caused by a bacterial infection and others are viral in origin. Sellman includes types of the ailment, how it spreads and what you can do if you find yourself with one this season.

Jonathan Glass, MAc, CAT in "Why We Cleanse," explains cleansing has always been the foundation of natural health systems, including Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. These systems honor the body's innate intelligence to heal itself. "Cleansing and healing is all about digestion on every level—digesting food, sensory input and experiences."

In "Survive Spring Allergies," Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DA Hom, ND, PhD, describes her personal experience of having allergies treated in the emergency room and her reaction to the medication prescribed. Dr. G. thanks for sharing this with our readers.

"Making Personal Lubricants Safe," by Wendy Strgar CEO, Founder, Loveologist reports, "Lacking lubrication in intimacy is remarkably common, and happens for a myriad of reasons. Menopause, childbearing, nursing and even common medications like antihistamines and antidepressants often cause vaginal dryness and contribute to pain during sex and the associated low libido that develops."

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, consults this month on, "Colostrum/Lactoferrin Use For Pets." Reminding us to always consult with our veterinarian before supplementing our pets' diet.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the January 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "Probiotics For Digestive Health," answers many questions on probiotics, what they are, why we need them and how to select them. Best described by the following quote: {For instance, according to Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College London and director of the British Gut Microbiome project, a "healthy gut is like a perfect English garden. You've got a diversity of microbes of all types, all living together and feeding off each other's byproducts—nothing is wasted."}

This is part two of a two-part series on Coenzyme Q10 (See part one TotalHealth December 2017 page 10) titled "Coenzyme Q10: The New Era," by Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN and William V. Judy, PhD. "Coenzyme Q10's dual functions (antioxidant & energy production) make it essential for the health of virtually all human tissues and organs. As a fat-soluble antioxidant, it protects proteins (like LDL-cholesterol), enzymes, fats (all cell walls/membranes) and especially DNA from free radical damage. In terms of energy production, areas of the body with high rates of metabolic activity (high energy demands) such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain and immune system are especially sensitive to low levels of CoQ10." Read on for the full update.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, in "Bile: Your New BFF," brings an important and not often discussed system of the workings of the human body. Bile is produced by the liver to the tune of about one quart per day, bile is made from lecithin, cholesterol and bilirubin. The body stores it in the gallbladder, and moves it to the intestines during digestion. After reading about the process you'll understand why Gittleman refers to it as your new best friend forever.

"Optimizing Cognitive Function—Foods And Supplements," Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, describes our brain as our body's motor. Our brain consumes 10 times as much energy for its size as the rest of our body. "So what we feed it determines whether it purrs like a Ferrari, or runs in fits and starts." Teitelbaum includes the top four foods and supplements to feed your brain.

Elson Haas, MD, in this month's article, "A Smart Start To Your New Year The Health Benefits Of Seasonal Detox," emphasizes detox approach to improving your health. Haas has been leading and participating in detox programs during his thirty-one years in medical practice. This Detox program begins in January 2018.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), "Complementary And Alternative Treatments for Seasonal Allergies," describes what many of us experience as a congested, runny, itchy nose together with frequent sneezing and watery eyes that makes you feel miserable. If you are looking for a complementary and alternative treatment approach to allergies look no further. Bruno describes a full menu of supplements available to you.

Gloria Gilbère's, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Apple Cider Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes." Inflammation-free, nightshade free recipes, there are many ways by which normal cells and tissues can be damaged, leading to inflammation. One important way is consuming nightshade foods because they contain a substance known to accelerate inflammation—Solanaceae or Solanine—alkaloid chemicals that can be highly toxic.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, consults this month on, "Hyperthyroidism in Pets." Reminding us to always consult with our veterinarian before supplementing our pets' diet.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the December 2017 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, in "Exposing Big Fat Lies," gives readers a reality check on "Eat Fat Lose Weight, How Smart Fat Cells Reset Fat Cells To Slim." From the expert, read on.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "Benefits Of The "Mushroom Vitamin," discusses the Ergothioneine, an amino acid that is relatively abundant in certain mushrooms, currently is being proposed by a number of scientists as the latest new vitamin.

This is part one of a two-part series on coenzyme Q10, "Coenzyme Q10: The Miracle Nutrient," by Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN and William V. Judy, PhD. The authors give the history of its discovery, how important the discovery for heart health, blood pressure, its relation to statins, and more. It is a must read for everyone. Next month the authors cover CoQ10 use with cancer and additional illness and as an anti-aging nutrient.

"The (Piano) Keys To Fibromyalgia Pain Relief," Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, explains the benefit of music for fibromyalgia sufferers and has one artist's CD that he recommends.

Elson Haas, MD, in this month's article, "The Health Continuum," emphasizes Lifestyle Medicine. "I want to teach and support people to go beyond recovering from whatever problem they came to see me about, as well as learn something relevant about not repeating their illness. I want them to progress along what I call the Health Continuum towards their own Optimal Health."

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), introduction to "Blueberry Leaf & Weight Loss," states "there are many dietary supplement strategies that can be used to support and promote your weight loss efforts in the gym and while you're dieting. Rarely can you find a dietary supplement ingredient that approaches the issue of weight loss from an entirely new angle."

Gloria Gilbère's, "Christmas & New Year's Culinary Traditions...South American Style," includes a bird's eye view of the holiday customs with four recipes which incorporate the culinary traditions of the area in Cotacachi, Ecuador, S.A.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, consults this month on, "Kava Kava For Epilepsy In Pets." Reminding us to always consult with our veterinarian before supplementing our pets' diet.

In "The Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda," Jonathan Glass, MAc, CAT, explains the history and how it is used today to support body, mind and soul, protect health, prevent disease, restore lost health, and increase awareness. These intentions are pursued within the context of fulfilling our dharma, or essential life purpose.

Sherrill Sellman, ND, discusses the worldwide addiction to all things WIFI in "Solutions to Protect You From Our WIFI World" . Learn about the dangers to our health and things you can do to protect yourself and your family from EMFs.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "Nutrient Combining," discusses the French Paradox with the large percentage of the French diet in fats and the French having fewer cases of coronary heart disease and, in actuality, remain ambulatory longer than us Americans. Comparing the diets of both French and Americans in several instances of food/nutrient combinations leaving us with food for thought.

Elson Haas, MD, in, "The 5 Keys to Staying Healthy," gives us a rare view of what makes the doctor tick. "Encourage and teach ways of health, and not just treat disease are part of my medical practice and teaching." The Five Keys are Nutrition, Exercise, Stress, Sleep and Attitude —Haas shows us how to use this simple and practical guide for taking our health care into our own hands on a day-to-day basis.

Hyla Cass, MD, and Mikayla Kemp, BS, contribute an overview "Cannabis and Its Effects on Skin Conditions" of Dr. Phillip Blair, MD, Ret. COL, presentation at the recent Cannabis World Conference and Business Exposition in Los Angeles. An international consultant on medical uses of CBD, Dr. Blair geared this presentation to the effects CBD can have on such conditions as acne, psoriasis, and even skin cancer.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), in "Treating the Common Cold And Sore Throat," is aiding readers who have suffered stuffy nose, watery eyes, low fever, aching, and possibly a sore throat and those having escaped the symptoms. Suggestions include supplementation with vitamin C, zinc lozenges, Echinacea, vitamin A, and a homeopathic remedy for colds.

If you are looking for a change in a pudding desert for this holiday season try Gloria Gilbère's, "Tembleque (Coconut Pudding)—A Dairy-Free South American Delight." Accompanying the recipe is a description of each of the healthy ingredients along with festive photos.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, consults this month on, "Colloidal Silver For Infections In Pets." Reminding us to always consult with our veterinarian before supplementing our pets' diet.

In "Hemp Extract and Women's Health, How the Medicinal Discoveries of The Hemp Plant Are Transforming Women's Health," Sherrill Sellman, ND, explains why women are more challenged when it comes to their hormonal and over all health than men. Presenting a primer on the Endocannbindoid System for us—the immense healing potential of the non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant.

"Treating Infertility—Information For Couples" Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, gives good news there are many natural ways to improve all steps of the reproductive process. With this advice you may save the $30,000 plus fees charged by infertility clinics.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the October 2017 issue of TotalHealth Magazine Online.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "Calories Don't Add Up," presents an alternate to the long assumption regarding calories, and the macronutrients carbohydrate, fat and protein. "The body treats calories from different sources differently and it treats calories according to the combinations in which they are consumed, the time of day, and so forth and so on. Food preparation, meal preparation, dietary patterns, etc., all count."

In "Tired of Your Every Night 2 AM Wake-Up Call?" Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, explains causes which include: drops in blood sugar, frequent trips to the bathroom, night sweats and pain. And gives information on why these symptoms occur and incorporates an extensive list on addressing them. Here is too a good night's sleep!

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), in "Nutraceuticals For Varicose Veins," reports on conventional medicine treatment as surgical removal of the veins called "vein stripping" or injections which cause vein to collapse or "scar down." Bruno discusses seven nutraceuticals that can be used as part of a complimentary approach to varicose veins.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, shares, "Colada Morada With Guaguas de Pan: A Warming Spiced Fruit Drink With Special Ecuadorian Bread." Gilbère's recipes are easy to make, are nightshade free and with healthy ingredients. Included are the health benefits of ingredients with the recipes.

In "Toxins Too Close For Comfort" Elson Haas, MD, states, "I believe that cellular dysfunction is one of the main causes of body imbalance, inflammation, and dis-ease. The health of our cells is affected adversely by two primary factors deficiency, by which I mean not enough intake and assimilation of the necessary (required) nutrients; and toxicity contact with too many harmful man-made chemicals and chemical-containing products." He continues discussing personal care products many imported and used without knowledge of what they contain.

Welcome back Elly McGuiness with "The Little Known Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom." Chaga mushroom has been know and used in Eastern folk medicine for centuries and is gaining more attention in the West. Chaga has antioxidant properties, commonly used as a tea but can be found in powders, capsules and creams. The quality of the supplement depends on the quality of the raw materials, method of extraction, and the dosage.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, includes our pets with, "Licorice Use For Your Pets." Remember to always consult with your veterinarian before supplementing your pets' diet.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the September 2017 issue of TotalHealth Online.

"Do Oral Contraceptives Contribute To Hair Loss In Women?" asks Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN. He addresses the nutrient depletions caused by oral contraceptives that could cause or contribute to women's hair loss. Women account for 40 percent of hair loss suffers, and women who have a family history of hair loss are at greater risk of experiencing hair loss from taking oral contraceptives and his focus is on the nutrient depletions caused by oral contraceptives.

Dallas Clouatre's, PhD, article, "What If Gluten Isn't The Culprit?" asks if the answer is to avoid all gluten-containing foods, such as wheat, oats, rye, barley and spelt. This may be the answer for some of us. However, "there is little evidence that gluten per se is the culprit." Clouatre cautions we should be aware that the "gluten-asvillain story" has quite serious skeptics. He goes on to share the evidence in his well referenced article.

In "Turn Hormone Havoc Into Hormone Heaven," Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, presents a preview of her revised and updated New York Times bestseller "Before the Change." Of interest to women of all ages Gittleman explains how hormones work, the importance of fats in your diet (the right kind of fats), supplements, and the right type of exercise.

In "Recovering From Cancer Related Fatigue," Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, focuses on providing relief for the over 70 percent of people receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy for their cancer and who suffer from severe fatigue. He provides a recommendation for nutritional support and four steps an individual can take advantage of to provide relief on the effects of chemotherapy and radiation for treating cancer.

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG), in "Nutraceuticals For Asthma," reminds us of the antigens such as grass and tree pollens, mold spores, fungi, animal dander, dust mites, and certain foods etc., that can led to asthma. But are you aware of the vitamin supplements and nutraceuticals, which are available to help our lungs to stay clear. Read on for healthy suggestions.

Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents, "Summer Corn Salad...South American Style." All of her recipes are easy to make, include nightshade free and healthy ingredients. Included are the health benefits of each ingredient that is not included with most recipes.

Elson Haas, MD, has included staying healthy with the seasons in his forty years of medical practice in, "Ten Tips On Staying Healthy with Autumn." He expands on the harvest and draws parallels for us to incorporate as good timing for detox and preparing for winter and the holidays. Suggestions and advice from one of TotalHealth's experts in his field of health.

Shawn Messonnier, DVM, includes our pets with, "Calcium Use For Your Pets." He also gives us insight into calcium use for ourselves. Remember to always consult with your veterinarian before supplementing your pets' diet.

Best in health,

TWIP The Wellness Imperative People

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