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Your August Issue of Natural Healing
July 31, 2023

Holistic Healing and Alternative Medicine for Your Total Health

August 2023

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“Natural Forces Within Us Are The True Healers” ~ Hippocrates



The art of feng shui is about letting the energy flow freely throughout your home and your life so you can thrive.

Our living spaces can be nurturing homes for our bodies and souls when we make sure that our surroundings accurately reflect who we are as individuals and who we aspire to become. No matter how positive and creative you may be in your inner world, if your home or work surroundings are contradictory or present energetic barriers, you are likely to find it difficult to manifest all that you desire. By paying attention to the flow of energy around you, you can align your inner intentions with your outer realities to make your life a conscious act of creation.

We can look to the ancient Asian art of feng shui for guidance. Since the words “feng” and “shui” mean “wind” and “water,” you may want to walk through your home and imagine the way these elements would flow through your space. You can evaluate whether or not your home is a balanced ecosystem that would allow a plant to flourish. Look for signs of debris that might obstruct flo; clutter acts like hurdles placed in your path, blocking you from creating what you want in your life. Once the obstacles are recognized, however, they can be removed to let energy flow freely throughout your home and your life so you can thrive.

Your home can be thought of as a metaphor for your life. A neglected space may correspond to a lack of growth in your career or personal relationships. By shifting your perception, you shift the way you direct your energy and attention, which can enable you to make the changes you need to actively create the life of your dreams. If you need some assistance, you can always turn to a feng shui practitioner, but the most important thing is that you understand what resonates with your core in order to feel alive and nurtured by your home.


Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells what to do. The most powerful tool to change your health, environment and entire world is your fork. ~ Dr. Mark Hyman

By: Margie King, Health Coach

With extreme heat settling over vast areas this summer and temperatures stuck at 100 degrees or more for days on end in some places, it's time to adjust our diets for the duration. It's natural that rich heavy foods just don't appeal to us when the thermometer spikes, and we turn to lighter fare to cool us off.

Eating wisely is especially important right now to minimize our discomfort and maximize our energy - despite the heat.

Here are seven simple food tips to help keep you cool:

1. Water. Our bodies can consist of up to about 75% water (less as we age) and during this extreme heat we lose a lot of that fluid to sweat. Even mild dehydration will sap your energy and make you feel tired. Keep your body fluids replenished with plain water and skip the sugary sodas which can actually further dehydrate you. Even if you are working or playing outside, that means ditching the sugary sports drinks and trying instead some ice cold natural coconut water which replaces electrolytes without adding sugar.

2. Watermelon. Juicy fruits are in season during the summer and their water content helps to bring our temperatures down. In addition to watermelon, try grapes, peaches, nectarines and plums. They are also easy to digest so your body doesn't get overheated working to process them.

3. Cucumbers. Lots of vegetables harvested in the summer are also full of cooling water, especially the cucumber, synonymous with cool. Other good choices are tomatoes, celery and leafy greens. Toss them all together in a great summer salad.

4. Spicy gazpacho. You might think that it's a good idea to avoid the added heat of spicy foods in this weather. However, although hot peppers will heat you up and make you sweat, the moisture they generate actually cools you off. That's why some of the warmest countries are known for the spiciest cuisines.

5. Fish. Avoid heavy meats which are warming and raise your exertion level and body temperature just in digesting them. Go for a lighter protein source like a light fish, or vegetable sources of protein, like cold beans tossed in a salad.

6. Sorbet. Although you might be craving a summer ice cream cone, remember that dairy products are rich and heavy and hard to digest especially if you overdo it. Go small on the portions or better yet settle for an all fruit sorbet or just plain fruit.

7. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Coffee, tea and alcohol all have diuretic properties and the loss of fluids will make you feel even warmer. If you do indulge, go easy and don't forget tip #1 – hydrate with water!

Keep cool!

About: Margie King is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. A Wharton M.B.A. and corporate attorney for 20 years, she left the world of business to pursue her passion for all things nutritious. Margie is the author of Nourishing Menopause: The Whole Food Guide to Balancing Your Hormones Naturally. She is also a professional copywriter and natural health, beauty and nutrition writer. To contact Margie, visit


“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


By Morgan Chamberlain

While all brain-centric nutrients are important to dive into, there's one vital group of vitamins that tend to slip under the radar: the B vitamin family (aka a B complex).

The brain uses 20% of the body's total energy expenditure1, making it the most metabolically active organ. B vitamins play a massive role in energy metabolism and are precisely regulated by the brain's homeostatic mechanisms to maintain high concentrations.

For example, folate (aka vitamin B9) is seen in the brain at a concentration four times higher than in the blood, while concentrations of biotin and pantothenic acid (aka vitamins B7 and B5) are 50 times higher2 in the brain.

While the B vitamins may be known best for the work they do to orchestrate energy metabolism (i.e., gaining ATP cellular energy currency from the foods we eat each day), they're also helpful in a myriad of other areas.

How B Vitamins Bolster Central Nervous System Health

Affecting everything from memory and cellular signaling to mood and sleep, B vitamins are quite comprehensive in their scope of work throughout the central nervous system.

Here are three ways B vitamins help promote a healthy brain. Affecting everything from memory and cellular signaling to mood and sleep, B vitamins are quite comprehensive in their scope of work throughout the central nervous system. Here are three ways B vitamins help promote a healthy brain:

1. Support cognitive function.

Our brains mainly run off of glucose, and neurons require a constant supply from the blood. Biotin helps manage the delivery and metabolism of glucose in the brain to bolster glucose homeostasis3.

The two flavoprotein coenzymes derived from riboflavin—FMN and FAD—are vital to delivering enough oxygen to the brain so it can send nerve signals and messages to the rest of the body.* Without B vitamins, the brain simply wouldn't get the oxygen and nutrients it crucially needs.

In an equally comprehensive fashion, pantothenic acid, niacin, and thiamin support overall cognitive function by promoting the structural integrity and performance of brain cells4.* Additionally, thiamin provides energy to nerve cells and aids in the production of myelin (aka the insulation around nerves).

Last but certainly not least, vitamin B6, niacin, and riboflavin offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties4—all of which support a healthy, well-functioning brain and promote whole-body health.

2. Provide mood support.

In many ways, we are able to regulate our emotions and navigate our feelings thanks to the diverse family of B vitamins.

Most B vitamins—including thiamin, pantothenic acid, folate, and vitamins B6 and B12—are involved in neurotransmitter production.* Neurotransmitters help neurons communicate with each other and affect our overall mood and emotional health. 

Here are some of the neurotransmitters that B vitamins help synthesize:

Serotonin regulates mood and happiness.
Norepinephrine prepares the brain for action and improves energy and attentiveness.
Dopamine ​​affects mood and feelings of reward and motivation.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (aka GABA) attaches to a protein in the brain (GABA) attaches to a protein in the brain (GABA receptor) to produce a calming effect and decreases certain nervous system activity to invoke a more relaxed state.

3. Promote healthy sleep.

It turns out that these essential water-soluble B vitamins not only promote a stable mood but also help you wind down after a long day so you can have restful sleep each night.

B vitamins like B6 also help convert neurotransmitters into melatonin, an endogenous hormone that modulates your circadian rhythm and the timing of your sleep schedule.* Additionally, niacin promotes a healthy sleep architecture5—i.e., the structural organization of different sleep cycles and stages—while biotin helps regulate thyroid and adrenal activity to help stabilize your mood and promote good sleep.

The Takeaway

If you're aiming for optimal cognitive function, mood stability, and sleep quality, you definitely don't want to miss out on your B vitamins.* But getting the full array of B vitamins at efficacious doses from diet alone can prove…challenging. (There are eight of them, after all!)

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you. Source:


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