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National Nutrition Month – “Get Your Plate in Shape”

March 26, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Delta Holistics is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape” and encourages consumers to remember to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day. Here are a few ways to “Get Your Plate in Shape” from the food and nutrition experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Make half of your plate fruits and […]

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Top 5 Acupuncture Myths

March 23, 2012 in Alternative Medicine, Blog Posts by Jerrell

“Without health, there is no point. To anything.”  –  Everett Mámor In recent years acupuncture has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity and acceptance. Just the other day, my mother called to tell me “Oprah’s talking about acupuncture on her show today!” Despite Oprah’s coverage, the questions I hear over and over again about acupuncture tell me that what I do for a living is still not well-understood by everyone. When I was asked to write an article for a local newspaper about acupuncture, I decided that busting common myths […]

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Vegetables For Juicing – Part 3: Parsley – Watercress

March 22, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

“Concentration has been improved due to drinking vegetable juice.” Continued from the previous post…here are some of the common vegetables and something about the good they do in the body: PARSLEY is one of the most potent foods of the common vegetable kingdom. It is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and chlorine. Parsley is so fibrous it is difficult to extract all the nutrients from the fibers. The juice is good for the optic system, kidneys, bladder, urethra and genital organs. It should be consumed with meat to help rid […]

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Vegetables For Juicing – Part 2: Dandelion – Onions

March 21, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

“If you drink fresh juice you are likely to lose weight.” Continued from the previous post…here are some of the common vegetables and something about the good they do in the body: DANDELION greens are a good source of potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. Dandelions nourish the bone structure and help the health of the teeth. It is good for the lymph and helps release toxins through the skin pores. Dandelion is a cold loving plant that will have a mild flavor if harvested in the cold months. It will […]

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Vegetables For Juicing – Part 1: Alfalfa – Cucumbers

March 20, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

“When you drink your fruits and vegetables you absorb up to 80% more of the nutrients.” With rare exceptions, any vegetable we can cook will give us greater nutrition if eaten raw. I think we would be chewing all the time to process that much vegetable fiber. Because most vegetables are 80% or more water, juicing will make the nutrients much more usable in your body than eating the whole food. While Fruits act as cleansers of our systems, Vegetables act as builders of cells and tissues. Vegetable juices are […]

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Naturopathic Medicine – The Body Healing Itself

March 19, 2012 in Alternative Medicine, Blog Posts by Jerrell

“Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.” – Leo Tolstoy What is naturopathic medicine? – Naturopathic medicine (or naturopathy) is based on the belief that the body can heal itself naturally. Naturopathic medicine attempts to improve health, prevent disease, and treat illness by promoting the use of organic foods and exercise; encouraging a healthy, balanced […]

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Chinese Medicine – “A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”

March 13, 2012 in Blog Posts by Jerrell

Chinese Medicine What is Chinese medicine?  Chinese medicine is a system of medicine partly based on the idea that an energy, called qi (say “chee”), flows along pathways in the body called meridians. In this belief, if the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. In China, doctors have practiced Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and it is gaining in popularity in many Western countries. Causes of qi imbalance are thought to involve: External forces, such as wind, cold, or heat. Internal forces, […]

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“Homeopathic medicine awakens and stimulates the body’s own curative powers. The potentized remedy acts as a catalyst to set healing into motion.”

March 12, 2012 in Blog Posts by Jerrell

Homeopathy What is homeopathy? Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700s in Germany and has been widely practiced throughout Europe. Homeopathic medicine views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as it attempts to regain health. Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like.” That is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount […]

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Free Hugs Campaign – A Must Watch!

February 10, 2012 in General Information about Wellness Network by Jerrell

Free Hugs Campaign – A Must Watch! “Need a Penny? Take a Penny! Have a Penny? Share a Penny!” Well, a Hug costs less than a penny, so: “Need a Hug? Have a Hug! Have a Hug? Share a Hug!” …and you must watch this video and read the story of how it started: http://www.freehugscampaign.org/

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Holistic Touch is now a Wellness Provider!

February 7, 2012 in New Wellness Provider by Jerrell

Holistic Touch has joined our network of Wellness Providers!  They have a Meetup Group you should check out as well as a webpage that offers a lot of valuable information on their services, upcoming events and resource information regarding wellness and living a healthy, fulfilled life.  We are excited to have Holistic Touch join our network! Please feel free to visit them for more information… Meetup.com Group – http://www.meetup.com/HolisticTouch/ Website – http://www.deltaholistics.com/holistictouch/