Entering Pitta Season…are You Feeling the Heat?

by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500

Ayurveda is the health system of ancient India and considered the world’s oldest medicine dating back to 3000 years. It’s a prescription for healthy living tailored to the individuals constitution, unique characteristics, needs, age and environment.
Each of us has a unique proportion of the three doshas (body type or humour) in our prakritis (the unique constitution at the time of conception). Ayurveda teaches us that if a dosha increases beyond its original, natural proportion for us, it creates an environment where disease can flourish.

It’s common for our predominant dosha (vata, pitta, or kapha)Read More

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by 1444Angel -

Obesity, A Worldwide Epidemic: USA the Fattest

by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500

U.S. adults continue to put on the pounds and new data reported by Federal Health Officials on March 23, 2018 show that nearly 40% of them were obese in 2015 and 2016, a sharp increase from a decade earlier. The prevalence of severe obesity in U.S. adults is heightening their risks of developing heart disease, diabetes and various cancers.

Obesity isn’t a secret in the U.S., but the continued domestic epidemic, especially after the former Obama administration declared war on it, is alarming officials. Public health experts said that efforts to educate people about… Read More

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by 1444Angel -

Digestive Enzymes – Why You Need Them

by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500

I used to think that having indigestion after a meal was normal until I learned it was not. When the gut microbes are out of balance due to stress, poor diet,or environmental pollutants, it can create congestion in the liver, gallbladder, bile and pancreatic enzyme ducts.

My teacher Dr. John Doulliard says “Due to congested bile ducts, the small intestine may not receive its delivery of the bile and enzymes it requested to complete the digestive process. The intestines often send another message to send more bile and more pancreatic enzymes further… Read More

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by 1444Angel -

Stay Healthy with this Powerful Antioxidant

by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500

One of my teacher’s Mark Hyman, MD, defined glutathione (GHS) as “The Mother of All Antioxidants”. He’s not alone, as there have been 117,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles on this powerhouse molecule, and experts are now acknowledging that there is an alarming number of people who are deficient due to: pre-mature aging, chronic stress, infections, over use of antibiotics, even so-called “health foods” to name a few.

Glutathione is concentrated in the liver, which is the body’s primary Detox organ, that plays an important role in immune function.

The secret behind glutathione, is the sulfur chemical… Read More

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 1444Angel -

Can Your Toothpaste Be Doing More Harm than Good?

by Emy Breitenwischer, BS Food Science & Nutrition, Concentration in Dietetics

We’ve been taught since we were little to brush our teeth in the morning and in the evening to maintain adequate oral hygiene. Research has even shown that good oral hygiene has a strong connection to your overall health by helping to ward off serious medical problems. While we floss and brush to prevent plaque and cavities, have we ever thought about the ingredients in our toothpaste and how they may also affect our health?

You may not think the small amount of toothpaste you brush with will actually have… Read More

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 1444Angel -