Category: Wellness

The Fountain of Youth! Lemon Water

At a seminar, one of the attendees asked me, “If you could make only one suggestion for balancing hormones, what would it be?” I said, “Start your day off with a cup of warm lemon water”. The top six benefits for drinking lemon water 1) Fighting Inflammation Lemons are alkaline in nature. On their own, yes, they are acidic, but when metabolized by the body they create an alkaline environment. More alkalinity in the body helps reduce inflammation. 3) Aiding Digestion The combination of the warm water with the lemon helps eliminate toxins and supports the peristalsis of the digestive...

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Q&A with Karen Jensen, ND

Dr. Karen Jensen received her degree in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Ontario in 1988. She is a well-known lecturer, has written extensively for health magazines, and has appeared regularly on television and radio stations across North America. She is the author or co-author of seven books, the most recent of which is Women’s Health Matters: The Influence of Gender on Disease. Although Dr. Jensen is retired from practice, she continues to write books and articles on the naturopathic approach to wellness. Recently, Women’s Voice had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jensen...

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Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance – Unlocking the Puzzle

Sometimes coming up with a diagnosis or a treatment plan for a patient is like working a complicated puzzle – the broad outlines come together easily, but getting to the details that complete the picture can be tricky. In my books on women’s health I provide a tool to help women see more clearly what’s going on with their hormone health by looking at symptoms. And now I’m sharing this tool with you. By reviewing the symptoms listed below, you can zero in on which organs or conditions could be contributing to the health-related problems you’re experiencing. It’s easy...

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Inner Nutrition Outer Glow

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ  in your body? It’s true: your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt, and the UV rays  of the sun. It also contains nerve endings that let you know if something is hot or cold, soft or hard, sharp  or dull. Your skin also plays an important role in  regulating your body’s fluids and temperatures. Healthy skin mirrors a healthy body. Most of us will spend an exorbitant amount of money on creams, lotions, and potions formulated...

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How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health

An instinct. A sixth sense, we sometimes say. A gut feeling. Sometimes when we have a decision to make we feel almost overtaken by a recognition of what we should do… or shouldn’t. When reasoning fails, words escape us and yet the instinct persists, we’re often smart to “go with [our] gut” and do what, deep inside, we feel is best. Then there are times when we act on the desires of our heart, with little regard to rational thought. Especially in love, or in sudden decisions to make  a big life change, we say we  “listen to [our]...

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