Entries by Raluca Schachter

Your Weight Is Not The Problem. Fix Your Health Instead!

I think weight loss has gained tremendous attention in the natural health world these days. It comes to no surprise, when you think about the fact that two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. And about a quarter of 2-5 year olds and one-third of school-age children (including adolescents) are overweight or obese in […]

The Root Cause of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Dysfunctional Digestive System.

  What do depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, epileptic seizures and many other mental and behavioral disorders have in common? A dysfunctional digestive system. The digestive system has been called the “second brain”. The enteric nervous system (SNE), a branch of the autonomic nervous system, which is in the digestive system, can communicate and function independently […]

Chronic Viral Activity: a Functional and Integrative Approach to Profound Healing.

    Alternative medicine and especially functional and integrative medicine recognizes the importance of a well functioning gastrointestinal system for good health. This includes, among many other actions, removal of problematic pathogens from the body. Parasites, bacteria and fungi are able to generate a wide range of imbalances and illnesses. But the presence of latent […]

Calcium Metabolism and Bone Fractures.

  Children didn?t break bones as easily back in the days as they do today. The elderly weren?t as susceptible to falls and hard to heal bone fractures either. As with everything in our health and nutrition, over time, the skeletal system had to suffer too, and was forced to adapt and deal with whatever […]

Choline and Why Do You Need Cholesterol Rich Foods?

  It has been decades since the population was inoculated with the idea that foods high in cholesterol should be avoided, in order to prevent heart disease. However, the clinical and historical evidence and the studies on this matter provide solid evidence: there is no good reason to avoid high cholesterol foods. One of the […]