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genesis2church creed We of the church believe in 
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- Doing what is right -
- Freedom for all mankind -
- Enlightening others with the truth -
- Helping one another -

In support of our Creed, we hold sacred all communication

between God and Man and uphold the never-ending

empowerment of this connection.



Our beliefs


1. We believe that our individual spirits live within our temple or our PHYSICAL body and therefore need to maintain said temple in a clean manner as God, our Creator demands.


“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are”. II Corinthians 3:16-17 (KJV)


2. We believe that ALL people have the right to physical, mental and spiritual health and,


3. We believe that ALL people have the right to determine their OWN methods of attaining physical health and,


4. We believe that ALL people have the right to consume various products for their health including but not limited to vitamins, minerals, herbs, proteins, fats carbohydrates,and all other substances created by God in any quantities that they consider useful for their personal health and,


5. We believe that ALL people have the right to purchase these various products for their health and to maintain such products in their place of abode or wherever they so choose and,


6. We believe that ALL people have a right to live a disease-free life and,


7. We believe that ALL people have the right to accept or reject ANY drug, chemical and/or any substance from being injected into their bodies, or suggested, ordered or prescribed for their use by injection or ingestion or any other method of entering the human body and,


8. We believe that ALL people have within themselves the consciousness of what is right and wrong. It is God’s will that ALL people do what is right.

“For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) - Romans 2:14 -15.




8 Things Christians Say That Just Ain’t True

When I read Bible scholars—I was shocked


As a kid raised Evangelical I kept hearing about an angry God who hated sex, women, gays, non-white people and—people in general?

When I checked in with Bible scholars, I found that the sacred text of Christianity wasn’t being described accurately.

Here are eight favorites.


1. Masturbation is not a divine crime


For centuries, the “church” waged total war on self-touch.

They’ve eased off in the last few decades—a nice reminder that the “timeless theology” changes whenever they want it to.

But it’s useful to remember that they pointed to a story in Genesis 38 about a guy named Onan as an anti-masturbation text, and loaded on warnings about extreme health problems that would result.


In retrospect, the clerics had no such medical knowledge and misrepresented the Onan narrative to boot.

It was theological fraud.


No text in the Bible even hints at masturbation.

But the Calvinist effort to crush the practice led to 17th-century men turning to prostitutes en masse. As Sheldon J. Watts notes in Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism, this made a “major contribution” to the rise of syphilis.


Having been told that masturbation led to health problems, efforts were made to curb it even in infants, leading to routine male circumcision and female genital mutilation, as countless children were terrorized with the idea of a deity who surveils and punishes their most private moments.


So when you hear “Christian tradition”—you know what that means.


2. No, Jeremiah doesn't say everyone is “wicked”

Christian theology has a core idea, which is that everyone is utterly, horribly bad.

It relies for this point on a line in the Old Testament.


As the old KJV translates Jeremiah 17:9: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”


Having heard this all my life, I was shocked to learn that Jewish scholars had been saying it was wrong.

In a study, Tzvi Novick suggests this translation: “The heart is more closely kept than anything and humanity — what human beings can know it?”


The Hebrew wording is complex, but the ancient Greek translation called the Septuagint has this:


“The heart is deep above all else, and so is man, and who shall understand him?” The Peshitta, translating from Syriac, has this: “The heart is stronger than any man (all men); who can understand it?”


The secret of the mistranslation is Christian anti-Semitism, that beating black heart of its history.

In the 4th century, Jerome writes that Jeremiah 17:9 suggests to him the idea that “no one knows a person’s secret thoughts except God alone,” but he’s noticed an effort “to use this passage against the Jews…”


Christian men made a Jewish prophet attack Jewish people—and kept up the assault until Jeremiah was reading the whole world to filth.


3. No, God doesn’t hate women

Why was this a surprise?

I had to face the tradition which had just lied to me about women being second-class.

Scholars had to work on untwisting many passages that supported this campaign of error. In the Bible, human males are never placed over human females.


The Bible has as many or more heroines than heroes—and odd figures in between, like Jael, who can’t be sexed.

I love the beautiful Sarai, praised for her wisdom, and Tamar, who has sex with three guys in a row and is called ‘righteous’.

All heroines are super-sexual, incidentally. No spiritual value is ever assigned to lifetime virginity.


Over and over, we see men in the Bible described as psychotic, murderous, as brave women rise to oppose them.

When the male Pharoah is butchering boys, it isn’t men, but midwives, who stage a dangerous intervention.

As Tikva Frymer-Kensky notes, the Bible is often the story of women who “foiled the plans of men and shaped the destiny of the world.”


And thank God, because men will drive this thing into the ditch.


4. No, God is not all-male

Though they don’t eagerly volunteer this information, even conservative Christian theologians know that God, in the Bible, is a male-female process. As Robert A.J. Gagnon notes:


“It is true that the Hebrew Bible describes God in both masculine (predominantly) and feminine imagery (for the latter, see Isa 42:14; 49:15; 63:13; Hosea 13:8; by inference Num 11:12; Deut 32:11, 18; Hos 11:1–4).”


But somehow, it seemed so shocking to me—that Christian men had misread the text on so fundamental a level as to leave the impression that God was male and only liked men.

I had to go back to the start, with scholars as guides, not clerics—who were just liars.

And God created man in his image,
in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.


“The poetical structure of Gen. 1:27 clearly suggests that God himself too was both male and female,” as Johannes C. de Moor observes.


From ‘El Shaddai’, which means the “breasted one,” to the female Wisdom figure (see Annette Schellenberg‘s 2018 paper, “May Her Breasts Satisfy You at All Times”), we see a female deity throughout the Bible.


Moses didn’t think God was all male.

In Numbers 11:15, the prophet addresses the deity using a female pronoun.

The “mother and father” to be honored in the Ten Commandments is likely God.


5. Women can be “clergy” if they want

A bizarre amount of Christian debate concerns a question about which the Bible is mostly uninterested.

There is no special category of “clergy” as overlords, telling everyone what to do.


As many times as male clergy bark out speeches on stage on Sunday, it’s just people talking, and the Bible isn’t regulating that process.

You can get on the stage and talk if you’re a man or a woman, on any day of the week, as it turns out. Shocking spiritual facts.


The “pulpit” is not a special spiritual location.

A “church” is not a temple—it’s just a building!

The word ‘pastor’ is just the word ‘shepherd’—a job usually done by women (cf. Gen 29:9; Exo 2:16–21; Song 1:5–8).


Indeed, when Moses becomes a shepherd he probably learns it from his wife.

A nice model for Christian men, perhaps.


6. No, divorces aren’t some spiritual crime

Oh, the Christian men go on and on about God hating divorce.

They like to quote Malachi 2:16 on the point, the Jewish prophet evidently having banned divorce for the whole human race—for all time?


It was just another lie.

The scholar Jack Collins notes traditional commentators haven’t liked to talk about the actual problems in translating Malachi 2:16, as this “weakens the Biblical testimony against divorce.”


Divorce is totally legal in Old Testament law and repeatedly required in situations of Jewish intermarriage.

And Malachi 2:16 is not even against divorce.

The actual verse is difficult to translate (you can follow Collins’ complex discussion if you like).


The Septuagint has this: “But if, since you hate her, you should send her away . . .”


From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Latin Vulgate, there are many other possibilities.

Russell Fuller, in a 1991 study, notes many versions “support the act of divorce.”

A reading of Malachi 2:16 from the Dead Sea Scrolls is: “If, having hated, divorce! says the Lord the God of Israel . . .”


And none of this has anything to do with the Jesus community—which is seen as “one body” (1 Cor 12:27, etc.), a people who “shared everything” (Acts 4:32).

This seems to have been a sort of a group theological marriage among people who liked each other.


Let’s not kid ourselves.

That’s not later Christians.


7. No, God doesn’t hate prostitutes

It’s quite the opposite.

I stared in shock at James 2:25.

In this passage, there is the praise of Rahab the Harlot — who is held upon the level of the great Abraham.


Then I realized the mystic madam of Joshua 2, an ancestor of Jesus, was, throughout early Christianity, a huge heroine.

She was the prototype of the Gentile convert! Scholars say, interestingly, that Rabah’s name means ‘female genitalia’.


I love saying ‘Cunt the Harlot’ as a Christian heroine.

The Old Testament law has no ban on prostitution, and sex, in general, is largely unregulated.


Men, of course, can have sex with prostitutes, concubines, and multiple wives.

In the narratives, not just Rahab, but several women on the sexual margins play key roles—from Delilah to the woman who anoints Jesus’ feet.

There is no reason to think they’re anything but exalted heroines.


8. No, God doesn’t hate LGBT people

Somehow Christian men decided that the great cosmic villain of history was the florist down the street.

But actually, God isn’t in the hating game.

That’s more a Christian men thing.


So they summoned a range of weird references to make their case.

Scholars look over the anti-gay translations made by “the church,” which is to say, Christian men—and just sigh.

By means unknown to any intelligent life forms, the Greek word arsenokoita, about which almost nothing is known, became the late 19th-century word “homosexuality,” as found in translations of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10.


Then we got a Christian rewrite of Leviticus 18:22:

“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”


It’s less easy to hit people over the head with a literal translation provided by scholars: “And-with a male not you-will-lie ‘lyings of a woman.”


What does that mean?

Too bad there aren’t any Levitical priests around—for a couple of thousand years.

For Jewish rabbis, it’s been a real puzzle.


They note the problem of the plural “lyings” and that the verse doesn’t say: “Don’t have sex with men as with women.”

It just doesn’t say that.


Susan Pigott, an Evangelical professor of Hebrew, thinks the context might be idolatry.

But she offers: “Isn’t it interesting, that when Jesus quoted Leviticus, he quoted a verse about love (Lev. 19:18)?

Maybe, if we’re going to pick one verse out of Leviticus to plaster on signs, that’s the one we should choose.”


“Love one another.” That’s what Jesus says.

Not that a lot of Christians seem to have noticed the “new commandment” of John 13:34?

May they receive their reward. ?




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God Is Healing You Now

By Mary L. Kupferle
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God is healing you now!

It is occurring at this very moment whether you know it or not.

You need not have some mystical experience.

You need not feel any unusual physical sensation.

You need not even be aware of how it is happening—you need only to relax, to let go, and to be assured that it is being done.

If you are facing a healing challenge of any kind, you can be sure God's healing power will see you through. Indeed, it is happening at this instant. God is healing you now!


A Healed Life Is Always Possible


Whether you are in your home, hospital, office, bus, plane, or car, God's great love is there, healing you now. Whether you have a lot of spiritual understanding or a little, whether you are old or young in physical years, whether you have a great deal of faith or little, you can grasp these few words: God is healing me now. They can bring you into a realization that will lead you into total healing, total rebirth, and total change of your life experience for good.


God can and does work through anyone or anything in an infinite variety of ways and means to help, bless, and heal His children.


You need not question, reason, or seek out the ways.

He will open them up to you, at the right time and appropriate moment, for He is already at work within every detail of your life, bringing about healing in every aspect.

He is already at work within every detail of your life, bringing about healing in every aspect.


If your heart is downcast about yourself or a loved one, know that God is healing you now, that God is healing your dear one now. Decree and affirm this consistently and faithfully, and you will be placing yourself in a receptive attitude, readying yourself in a receptive attitude, readying yourself to receive.


If you are plagued by doubts and fears, and if negative thoughts fill your mind, use the words God is healing me now as a rudder to keep your mind turned around in the direction of His presence and power …


The Spirit of Release: God’s Infinite Healing


If you become discouraged, thinking that healing will never come, if you see little sign of progress, quietly realize that God's continuous healing power is at work beyond your ability to judge. Do not reason or compare or try to figure it all out. Instead, deliberately trust that in every moment and in every detail, God is there, guiding, helping, seeing you through to total healing.


Knowing that it is the Father who dwells within you who does the work, you can leave the outworking to Him, regardless of whether the healing is for mind, body, relationships, or any of your affairs. God knows the ways and means to bring the right results.






“Hearing Spirit in a Noisy World.”


 Reverend Michael J. Malette, WCM


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  • Together, we motivate and assist sincere individuals as they observe, experience and apply Universal Spritual Truths to “Become Calm, Balanced and Centered” in a noisy World.
  • Using text, theory and practices of restoration thought, positive psychology, emotional & social intelligence; followed by timely affirmations..... we can achieve to understand and share exceptional lifetime wellness.
  • Unlike traditional safe, quiet or structured thought, we must realize how noisy the world can be.
  • Even if we observe  negative thought, we can still claim and co-create goodness and prosperity, regardless of the chaos.
  • Our personal story is of utmost importance as we develop our personal and professional relationships.
  • We are all part of this Divine Creation.


Our lives are rich with potential sources

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What Is the Church?

By Robert Velarde



The Visible and Invisible Church


When speaking of the church, theologians often use terms such as the visible and local church as opposed to the invisible and universal church. The visible and local church is, of course, the physical churches that we see around us and around the world, as well as the members of those churches. The invisible and universal church, however, refers to all believers everywhere and is one church, united in Christ, not many physical churches. Everyone in the universal church is a true believer, but such is not necessarily the case with visible and local churches.


Why is it relevant to understand some basic differences between the visible and universal church? One key reason is so that we do not confuse what we sometimes see fallible churches doing with the reality of the universal church. Not only do visible and local churches often host nonbelievers, but also the believers themselves are imperfect, resulting in challenges and tensions in every visible church.



What Does the Church Do?


The church is not a building, but a body of believers with a specific nature and purpose. These biblical roles or ministries of the church are foundational to it. What are these roles? They are many, but key to any church are foundations in worship, edification and evangelism.

Worship is God-centered and Christ-centered. It is not about entertaining Christians with flashy displays or presentations, but about expressing our love by worshiping our Creator. We are to praise and glorify God in worship. As such, every Christian needs to be part of regular fellowship and worship.


Edification is also a role of the church. It involves edifying believers, but also nurturing, building up or helping believers to mature in Christ. To this end, churches are tasked with a variety of ministries such as Bible study, continuing education in related areas, praying for one another, acts of genuine hospitality and more.


Evangelism is also a key role of the church. This means reaching out to a lost world with the Good News about Jesus.


Since people often have questions or doubts about Christ and Christianity, knowing the truth and being able to defend it (apologetics) is also part of the role of the church. But beyond evangelism in the sense of reaching out with the gospel, the church must also express compassion and mercy tangibly by helping others. In following Christ's example to love others, the church, too, must seek to make a real difference in the world while not neglecting to share the message of Christ.


If a church fails to fulfill any of these key roles - worship, edification, evangelism - then the church is not functioning as God intends. Granted, there are times when churches face challenges and struggles to one degree or another, but a healthy church seeks to overcome such challenges in a way that honors God and His intentions for His church.



A Church Divided or United?


The concept of the visible and local church also touched briefly on the challenges and tensions that sometimes result in churches. Critics point to divisions and disagreements among Christians as evidence of a lack of unity and, hence, a lack of real biblical support undergirding the Christian church as a whole. Is this true? In some cases Christians do indeed need to admit to shortcomings and, at times, un-Christ-like behavior.


But in looking at the bigger picture, the Christian church has always been united on key points of belief such as the reality of a personal, loving God, salvation that is found in Christ through His death and bodily resurrection, human depravity and the need for redemption through Christ and more. This "mere" Christianity or core of unshakable truths has united Christian churches throughout the centuries and continues to do so.



Making an Eternal Difference


The Christian church is not a building, but a body of believers united in Christ. Its role is to worship God, nurture and edify and reach out to a suffering world with the saving message of the gospel as well as the practical compassion and mercy exemplified in Christ. To this end, ecclesiology is not some ivory-tower, academic discipline removed from the reality of daily life. Instead, learning more about the church helps us make a real difference in the world, not just temporally, but for all eternity.


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What Is Natural Health? A Comprehensive Guide to Living Healthy


If you don’t know where to start when it comes to taking your first steps towards natural health, this comprehensive guide can help. This article is full of health tips, trends and natural health wellness information. I’ll explain how your daily lifestyle choices can create optimal health – or take away from it. These include making positive decisions about how and what you eat, your physical fitness habits, and the products you buy for your home and body. You can also find a wealth of natural health benefits, recipes, and resources at a great natural health website, like ours.


What Is the Definition of Natural Health?


Natural health is a whole-lifestyle approach to overall wellness that addresses every component of life: how you eat, how you take care of your body, how you deal with stress, and which healthcare providers you entrust with your care.


By looking at body, mind, and lifestyle, natural health is holistic. People following a natural health approach try to identify the root cause of symptoms so they can solve their health concerns, restore balance and optimize health. Eliminating unhealthy habits, performing detoxifying cleanses, and choosing positive, life- and health-affirming choices helps restore the body’s natural vitality.


The natural approach offers greater personal power over your health.


Natural Health and Conventional Medicine


A natural health approach provides a more balanced way to create a healthy lifestyle compared with conventional medicine. Natural health means promoting wellness with the natural solution. For example, if you're tired, drinking an energy drink is the unnatural approach. Your body doesn't need caffeine, sugar, and chemicals; it needs sleep.


Natural health can be used on its own – which is called alternative health – or integrated with traditional healthcare. Complementary, integrative or functional medicine combines conventional medical care with one or more alternative, natural health approaches. Alternative and complementary therapies include massage, acupressure, detoxing, and health supplements.


More and more traditional medical doctors and healthcare practitioners are integrating holistic natural health into their repertoire.


In a Nutshell


In a nutshell, natural health means “out with the bad, in with the good” – out with the toxic chemicals, processed foods, bad habits, and in with healthy, environmentally-friendly, toxic-free choices.


If you want to get healthy, you should know that natural health works. A health revolution is taking place, and I invite you to be part of it.


Out With the Bad

  • Eliminating bad habits (smoking, drinking, unhealthy foods)
  • Detox to get rid of toxic chemicals accumulated in the body
  • Removing toxic chemicals from your home and body products

In With the Good

  • Organic, wholesome, preferably plant-based diet
  • Corrective habits (exercise, meditation, counseling)
  • Natural therapies (acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy)
  • Nutritional and therapeutic plant-based supplements and herbs


The Natural Health Approach: An Example


Rather than isolating one issue, natural health methods look for the ultimate cause of a health issue. Take a headache for example. Using a conventional approach, you may take a couple of over-the-counter acetaminophen pills. These pills merely mask the pain, though, and the particular solution of taking pills does not take into consideration what caused a headache to begin with.


Using a natural health approach, a person would instead try to figure out different possible causes of the head pain. Could it be emotional stress, dehydration, muscle tension, or a serious issue needing medical attention? Each of these symptoms could be a possible cause of the headache and requires a different solution. Counseling, aromatherapy or massage work best for mental stress headaches, drinking water can solve dehydration headaches, and a visit to a doctor to further identify the cause of a more serious or unidentified headache issue.


Is Natural Health Anti-Science?


Some websites claim that naturopathy, alternative medicine and the natural health approach are not backed by science, or are “pseudoscientific.” This is unequivocally false and here’s why.


Natural Health Is Internationally Recognized


Not only is complementary and alternative medicine more popular than ever among the public, it is also receiving broader recognition and more funds for research.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s most prominent medical research centers, established the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly called the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) in 1998, as “the [US] Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.”


NIH defines complementary medicine as that which combines mainstream medicine with non-mainstream, alternative approaches – herbal supplements, massage, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and so on. NIH defines alternative healthcare as that used instead of mainstream medicine; hence, truly alternative healthcare is exceedingly rare since most people use some combination of natural approaches with conventional ones.


  Claims that the natural health approach is unscientific are unequivocally false.

Internationally, natural health approaches are also gaining wider use and recognition. Natural health approaches – particularly nutritional supplements, massage, meditation, chiropractic care and yoga – are used by a full third of people in the U.S. and Europe.[1] The European Parliament recently held a workshop to discuss how to integrate the growing use of complementary and alternative therapies into traditional healthcare systems.[2] In Australia, complementary and alternative natural health approaches are even more widespread: almost 70% of the population uses one or more alternative approach to healthcare.


Natural Health Is Gaining Wider Acceptance


People with higher incomes use these non-conventional approaches more. This may be because insurance or Medicaid often does not cover alternative therapies, and lower-income individuals may not be able to afford it.[3] Even so, around 59 million people in the U.S. spend $30 billion out-of-pocket on natural, non-conventional approaches to healthcare every year.[4, 5]


Because more patients are asking for holistic, natural, patient-centered care, more hospitals and healthcare treatment centers are adopting natural remedies and approaches to health. As of 2017, twenty-eight medical centers, healthcare systems and cancer treatment centers in the U.S. now have at least one naturopathic doctor on staff.[6]


Natural Health Is Cost-Effective


According to the Institute for Natural Medicine, institutions that use complementary and alternative approaches are “delivering better health outcomes at lower costs.”[6]


Studies have found patients adhered to their treatment plan better, felt their healthcare providers spent more time with them and rated their overall experience more positively. In a different study, naturopathic therapies saved nearly $1,000 per patient with low back issues and people missed 6.7 fewer days of work.[7]


Natural Health Had Its Day in Court… and Won


It’s well known that Big Pharma and Big Medicine have in the past made concerted efforts to keep alternative therapies from becoming mainstream. For decades, the American Medical Association (AMA) tried to shut down the entire chiropractic industry, convincing the public that chiropractic medicine was based on pseudoscience, which means fake science.[8]


The AMA established a Committee on Quackery in 1963 to keep chiropractors from being included on medical insurance, or from becoming mainstream. They spread the word in schools and columns like Ann Landers and Dear Abby, and wrote TV scripts that the entire field was anti-science, and even “killed people.”


But in the David vs. Goliath battle, chiropractic won out. Five chiropractors sued the American Medical Association in 1972, and after an 11-year court battle, the AMA was found guilty of trying to destroy its competition – chiropractors. As a result of this legal victory, chiropractic medicine has now become widely accepted and used and is even now recommended by conventional doctors.


Natural Health Is Ahead of the Curve


However, there are some alternative therapies and supplements for which scientific research has not caught up.[9] There are simply not enough controlled studies on the effectiveness of various therapies, herbs and supplements – but I emphasize, a lack of studies does not mean that alternative therapies are not effective or are pseudoscientific. It only means that scientists have not studied these yet.


Natural Health Success Stories


People often turn to natural health approaches because it gives them a sense of greater control over their health. People also report that they feel they get better overall support from alternative healthcare providers, who typically give more time to patients.[1]



Katja’s Story: Nothing Left to Lose


Sometimes people turn to natural health when conventional medicine lets them down or runs out of options. “My medical doctors had reached a point in the treatment of my autoimmune disorder where they couldn’t do anything more. The only thing they could offer me was steroids,” says Houston-based artist Katja Akhtar. At that point, she knew she had to take her life into her own hands, “What did I have to lose?” So she researched online and discovered the integrative and functional medicine approach.


People often turn to natural health approaches because it gives them a sense of greater control over their health.

Katja’s functional medicine doctor “took not just my medical history but my emotional history and my lifestyle history,” she says. “The approach has been vastly different than my experience with standard medicine.”


The old adage by Hippocrates that ‘food is medicine’ applied to Katja’s health. “Altering my diet was fundamental to my recovery, and on top of that supplements. Most of what I’m taking are nature-derived supplements,” she says. That’s the advantage of natural health or integrative medicine. “They consider the entire body, as well as how the [body’s] systems interact with forces outside of it. It’s been extremely effective for me.” Katja no longer has brain fog, she has more energy, and her quality of life has dramatically improved.


Orna’s Story: Medicine In the Garden


In Oregon, licensed naturopathic doctor Orna Izakson has her own story of discovering the benefits of natural medicine. One day she felt so sick that she worried she may need to go to the hospital. Her herbalist neighbor recommended some medicinal plants. One was growing in her garden. Imagine, she says, “I am sick as a dog, I can’t breathe. But I go to the garden, pick some thyme, pour boiling water over it, breathe the steam, and I went from being on the verge of hospitalization to out of the woods in less than a day.”


Natural health requires taking positive action to change your life.

Orna went on to become a naturopathic doctor, completing a rigorous 4-year medical program. Dr. Izakson is a fierce advocate for the natural approach to healthcare which includes both physical and mental wellness. She regularly hikes in nature to reduce stress and bring more peace into her life, and takes several natural health supplements to boost her energy and overall wellness. “This is the people’s medicine. It’s the weeds growing in your backyard.”


Starting the Natural Health Lifestyle: Out With the Bad


“The bottom line is that it’s empowering,” says Dr. Izakson. “You have the power to change your health and your life. The downside is you have to do it.” In other words, there is no magic bullet solution to health. Instead, natural health requires taking positive action to change your life. So where do you begin? First, you remove harmful elements from your life, as much as possible.


Removing Toxic Chemicals From Your Home and Products


Green living and a natural lifestyle go hand in hand. One of the first steps you can take when choosing a more natural lifestyle is to eliminate products that contain toxic chemicals – such as traditional cleaning products, beauty and body care products – and replacing them with healthier, environmentally-friendly, or organic options.


Eliminate products that contain toxic chemicals and replace them with healthier, environmentally-friendly, or organic options.

Many companies sell green toxic-free cleaning solutions and are better options for your home. Some people create do-it-yourself cleaning formulas – such as baking soda to clean a toilet or bathtub, or vinegar to clean windows, or more complicated solutions.






Approved Chemicals Aren’t Always Safe


Many people think that because a chemical is present in a product, it must be OK – perhaps at least studied and tested by a government agency. The truth is, many chemicals present in beauty products, home cleaning products, and even furniture, pots and pans, or clothing receive minimal to no testing. As a result, many chemicals have been later recalled and removed from circulation after enough evidence accumulated that they were toxic and could harm health, as well as the environment.[10]


Getting Rid of Household Toxicants


Think about where toxic chemicals may lurk and then go through your home eliminating them where you can. You can get replace nonstick cooking pans with cast iron or stainless steel, choose glass storage containers and avoid plastic for storing and cooking. You can choose organic cotton clothing, sheets and mattresses. And of course, you can choose to buy organic makeup and beauty products that do not have chemicals that make aging worse.



Eliminating Toxins From Your Body: Detox and Cleansing


A core part of a natural health lifestyle involves detoxing or cleansing the body organs. Cleansing the body can boost your overall health and quality of life. For optimal health, you should detox different organs in your body.


Why You Need To Detox


Detoxing is necessary because the standard Western diet (or Standard American Diet, SAD) includes a lot of processed and deep-fried foods, meat, and non-organic fruits and vegetables. Even if you eat relatively healthy, most foods contain trace pesticides, antibiotics, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). During digestion, these toxic chemicals get into the bloodstream and end up stuck in body tissues, but particularly your colon.


With any detox or cleanse, you may experience a healing crisis when you first begin to eat raw. A healing crisis is a short-term increase in fatigue, headaches, aches and pains, among other symptoms, as your body eliminates stored up toxins.


Types of Body Cleanses


You can do a whole body cleanse, which means you detox all organ systems, one at a time, or you can just focus on one. To detox, you can use specific cleansing kits, herbal supplements, and detox-friendly foods.


Some report colon cleansing is the single most effective natural remedy for detoxing the body.

You can eat foods to cleanse the liver, you can detox your kidneys to prevent stones, or you can do deep breathing along with specific herbs like peppermint or oregano to cleanse the lungs. But many people report that colon cleansing is the single most effective natural remedy for detoxing the body and starting their natural health lifestyle – or keeping it on track.



Eliminating Toxins From Your Body: Fasting


Fasting is another way to detox the body. If you’re interested in getting healthy, water fasting can be an extremely effective way to jump-start weight loss, detoxification and a new lifestyle. Studies show that intermittent fasting in both laboratory animals and people has profoundly positive long-term impacts on health.[11, 12, 13]


The Health Benefits of Fasting


A prominent study summarized the research this way: “periodic fasting protects against diabetes, cancers, heart disease, and neurodegeneration, …[and] helps reduce obesity, hypertension, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.”[14] Scientists found that intermittent periods of fasting increases longevity in many organisms, including people, and this works by reprogramming the metabolic pathways and increases the body’s resistance to stress. Fasting helps cells regenerate and improves their ability to repair any damaged DNA.


Intermittent fasting in both laboratory animals and people has profoundly positive long-term impacts on health.

And this is remarkable: fasting for three days before chemotherapy protected normal cells and triggered stem cell regeneration of damaged immune system cells.[15]


Natural Health Lifestyle: In With the Good


The natural health lifestyle encompasses the body, mind and spirit. Each person has age-specific needs to keep your body functioning properly. But no matter what your age, everyone needs physical exercise, nutritious food, and a healthy outlook on mental wellness and spiritual life. The natural health approach takes into account all these spheres of life.



Mental Wellness Habits: Meditation, Yoga, Mindfulness, and Sleep


Having a healthy mental outlook is a key part of the holistic approach to natural health, since there are known connections between the mind and body. When your body is hurting, it is sometimes hard to have a positive outlook and it can affect your mood. But there are also tools and techniques that you can use to feel better and get stronger, no matter what personal situations you are going through.


Natural Approaches to Mental Wellness


Scientists have evidence that mindfulness meditation, acupuncture, music therapy, and relaxation techniques have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and stress. The NIH is studying the use of mindfulness meditation and self-hypnosis for managing chronic pain in military veterans.[16, 17] NIH studies have already found that using complementary natural health approaches with cancer patients resulted in less anxiety and pain.[18] Other studies found that yoga and mindfulness meditation helped people quit smoking,[19] and yoga reduced fatigue in patients.


You Need Sleep for Mental Health


It’s also important to get enough sleep every night if you want to have a positive outlook during the day. There are natural solutions for sleep problems, including essential oils, avoiding foods that keep you awake, and herbal remedies. A natural approach seeks to identify the root cause of something like sleep problems. Then, the goal is to manage symptoms based on that knowledge, rather than immediately taking a pill. Getting sleep is very important to your overall health because during sleep your body strengthens brain cells stressed during wakeful periods.[20]


Mental Wellness: The Advantage of Outside Help


Psychological counseling can also be an important part of a mental health approach. There are many life coaches, licensed therapists, and social workers who actively recommend and practice alternative therapies in mental wellness treatment, from color therapy to music therapy to biofeedback – training the mind to tell the body to reduce anxiety, slow heartbeats or other physical conditions.



Physical Fitness Habits


Exercise is an important part of staying healthy, and staying physically fit is a key part of a natural health lifestyle. Exercise is the best medicine!


The Health Benefits of Exercise


Physical activity has countless benefits to your mental wellness. Studies show that exercise improves mood, decreases the incidence of depression, and helps you sleep better.[21, 22] It also improves cognitive function – the ability to think and learn – especially as you age. But even physically active children have lower rates of depression than those who are not as active.


Exercise is the best medicine! An integral part of a natural health lifestyle, it improves mood as well as physical health.

Exercise has many benefits to your overall health, as well. It helps the heart and lungs deliver oxygen throughout the body, lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol, and reduces inflammation and insulin resistance.[23] Exercise strengthens the heart muscle and reduces the risk of heart attacks.


Easy Exercises To Get Started


Your physical fitness level can be improved with cardiovascular exercise, like aerobics, running or sports, but also gentler methods of exercise can have remarkable benefits, including yoga, tai chi, and pilates. Weight training is another great way to improve your overall fitness.

Exercising outside can be a great way to get fresh air, sunshine for vitamin D, and the healing power of being in nature. You can walk barefoot to ground yourself in the earth. There are even specific exercises to improve your sex drive.


Protecting the Environment


Many people who adopt a natural health lifestyle are also interested in living green, or in other words, considering how our actions and consumer choices affect the environment. The only way that our children will live healthy lives in the future is if we make efforts to clean up the environment today, and make choices that reduce our impact.


The only way that our children will live healthy lives in the future is if we make efforts to clean up the environment today, and make choices that reduce our impact.

To reduce the toxic burden on our children, people will need to collectively clean up the environment. This means reducing the impact of our daily choices, from the cars we drive to the electrical power we choose to the products we buy. Each choice has an impact on overall air and water pollution, toxic waste accumulation, and global climate change.


Easy Ways To Get Started


Some of these efforts will take longer than others. For example, we can’t easily get rid of the persistent organic pollutants which, persist in the air, water and soil although they have been banned for many years.[10] However, here are some simple steps you can take:

  • You can lobby your representatives to force past polluters to clean these up.
  • You can make your consumer voice heard by paying attention to where you spend your money.
  • You can educate yourself about where toxic chemicals lurk, and minimize your exposure as much as possible, especially if you are pregnant or for young children.



A Natural Health Diet: A Way of Life


If you want to live in a more healthful way, you must address the way you eat. Healthy eating is not a trend; it is probably the single most important thing you can do for your health on a daily basis.


Eat Organic Foods


Choosing organic foods is best because certified organic producers must follow specific laws and regulations, which include using virtually no chemicals — although truth be told, some are allowed.


Buying organic is better for your health and better for Planet Earth.

Organic farming is better for your health: one study found organic fruits have more antioxidants and less pesticide residue.[24] And buying organic crops and meat is better for the earth: organic farmers must follow sustainable farming practices, like improving biodiversity, crop rotation on fields, and biologically-friendly pest management.


Organic products can not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or any genetic engineering.[25] Even organic produce contains chemical traces; you can wash some of it off, but research shows that washing does not remove all the chemicals.[26]


Quick Tips for Cleaning Produce


  • Avoid the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables which have the most pesticide residue, and look for the Clean Fifteen, which have the least, if you must eat conventionally grown produce.[27, 28] If your budget is tight, you can choose which fruits and vegetables to buy organic, versus conventional, for yourself and your family.
  • To remove pesticides from produce, soak fruits or vegetables for 20 minutes in a large bowl full of a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water (i.e., if you use 4 cups of water use 1 cup of white vinegar), then scrub lightly with a scrub brush and rinse.[29]


Eat A Plant-Based Diet


Eating a low-fat vegan or vegetarian diet has many health benefits: it can lead to weight loss, improve insulin function, lower blood pressure, and lower your risk of heart problems.[30, 31] Vegans generally have lower levels of bad cholesterol than people who do not eat a strictly plant-based diet.


Eating lower on the food chain also reaps enormous benefits for the planet, and is kinder to animals. Agriculture – including both animals and plant crops – account for one-third of all global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).[32] Livestock in particular account for more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation – the world’s cars, trucks, and planes.


Reducing the amount of meat you eat can, therefore, help curb climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the environment and the future of humankind.[33, 34]


Quick Tips for Cutting Down on Meat


  • Try Meatless Monday, an international movement where people eliminate meat one day a week.[35] This can be a good trial for vegetarian or vegan natural health recipes, and to begin a transition to a plant-based lifestyle.
  • Look for one of many superfoods for quick boosts to energy and health, like goji berries, chia seeds, or golden berries.
  • Many people interested in a healthy, natural diet choose to eat a gluten-free diet because this protein — found most commonly in wheat but also in other common grains — can trigger digestive problems.


Try a Raw, Vegan Diet


Have you heard about eating raw? Some people are choosing to eat exclusively raw food; this preserves all of the natural enzymes and nutrients present in food. You can start with 75% raw and 25% cooked and gradually work your way up to a fully raw diet. Or you can do a raw food detox, eating raw for a week or a month, and see how much better you feel afterward. Gradually introducing one food type back into your diet, such as corn or dairy or wheat (gluten), can help you identify which foods your body is most sensitive to.


One study found a 70-100% raw diet reduced bad cholesterol, but also decreased vitamin B-12, which you need, but it’s typically only found in animal products.[36] When eating raw or vegan, you will need a vegan B-12 supplement.


The Benefits of Eating Healthy: Weight Loss, Wellness and Energy


Can a plant-based, clean diet help people lose weight? Absolutely. People who eat vegan or vegetarian generally have lower body-mass index (BMI) than those who eat meat; in other words, they weigh less.[37] One study found that people who eat more fruits and vegetables also have a probable lower risk of cancer and osteoporosis.[38] A diet high in saturated fats (often found in red meat) can reduce the effectiveness of good cholesterol (HDL) and increases the risk of hardened arteries (atherosclerosis).[39]


"People who eat vegan or vegetarian generally have lower body-mass index than those who eat meat; in other words, they weigh less."

Will eating vegan give you more energy? That depends on what you eat. If you eat a lot of sugar, starchy carbs like potatoes and rice, and few vegetables you may miss out on the energy boost that comes from eating raw, “live” fruits, vegetables and nuts. Not only that, meat takes more energy for your body to digest.


Nutritional Supplements and Natural Health Products


The use of natural health vitamins and nutritional supplements has seen a steady rise over the past two decades, with more than $36 billion in retail sales in 2017.[40] A National Institutes of Health Survey found that 85% of people use natural products for overall wellness, and more than 40% use them to treat a health condition.[41]


As of 2012, the most popular natural supplements in the U.S. – not including regular vitamins and minerals – included fish oil (though we recommend vegan alternatives like flax oil or hemp seed oil), probiotics/prebiotics, melatonin, echinacea, and ginseng, among others.[41]


Today, nearly 20% of American adults take one or more natural health supplement. Aging men and women need more calcium and aging support, while infants as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women need to get more vitamin D. Active adults often seek out plant-based supplements like ginseng, ginkgo and vitamin B-12.[42]


Introducing prebiotic and probiotic supplements has a positive impact on your health by improving the state of your gut. The gut biota acts like an “organ within an organ,” that affects not just the obvious – digestion — but also the immune system, metabolism, and even mental health. [43, 44, 45, 46] Prebiotics are fiber-dense foods that feed good bacteria, and probiotics are specific strains of bacteria that your body needs for optimal health.


While your body will have some of these from living in the world, enhancing the number of good bacteria you have in your gut will improve your digestion as well as overall health.


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What Kinds of Natural Healthcare Providers Are There?


People who use natural or complementary approaches to health often do it because they feel conventional medicine focuses too narrowly on one symptom or body system, with little integration of the body with other aspects of life, such as lifestyle, diet, and social factors.[46] The great thing about adopting a natural health lifestyle is that it is inherently empowering, allowing you to take charge of your health.


"Adopting a natural health lifestyle is empowering, allowing you to take charge of your health. But sometimes you have a specific health concern and you want to see an expert."

Sometimes you have a specific health concern and you want to see an expert. There are many different types of healthcare providers who adopt a natural approach.


Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.) and Naturopath Practitioners (N.P.)


Naturopathic doctors (N.D.) must receive a 4-year post-graduate medical degree from one of 5 schools in the U.S. focusing on naturopathic principles and herbalism, and like traditional medical school have done clinical rotations. Naturopathic doctors in the U.S. are licensed by state medical boards. Some people earn a certificate in naturopathy that is not as rigorous as the full N.D. medical training; they are called naturopathic practitioners (N.P.) or just naturopaths.

Generally, six key beliefs guide the practice of naturopaths:

  1. Heal with the power of nature: the human body has a strong, built-in power to heal itself.
  2. Identify the root cause: find what is underlying symptoms and treat that, rather than suppressing symptoms.
  3. Treat the whole person: healthcare providers need to treat a person holistically, including their physical as well as mental, emotional and social health.
  4. Doctor as teacher: Naturopaths help patients learn what they can do to improve their own health and well-being.
  5. Do no harm:Use methods, herbs and techniques that do not cause harm on a person’s self-healing mechanisms.
  6. Seek prevention first: Always seek to proactively prevent disease and illness.

Twenty-three states in the U.S. license individuals with N.D. degrees to practice medicine. Each of these states has slightly different laws. In some states, N.D.s can call themselves a doctor, diagnose and treat patients with natural substances, education, and lifestyle prescriptions. In a handful of states like Vermont, Arizona, Oregon and Washington, a N.D. can also prescribe medications or do minor surgery.


Integrative & Functional Medicine Practitioners


Integrative medicine means integrating conventional and complementary approaches when treating people. It is a holistic approach, involving a person’s physical body, but also the mind, emotions, and social habits that may affect overall health and wellness.


Functional medicine practitioners use an integrative approach but additionally use an approach that considers all the body systems to understand the root cause of diseases, similar to naturopathic doctors. Functional medicine goes a step beyond integrative medicine by looking for a specific cause for every problem, especially issues like autoimmune diseases or diabetes, to find a solution tailored to each individual.[47]


A functional medicine provider may run genetic or environmental tests, in addition to traditional tests of biological function, for example.


People trained in several healthcare fields can receive a certificate in functional medicine or integrative medicine, including doctors (N.D., M.D., D.O., D.C.), nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered dieticians, and acupuncturists.




The field of chiropractic medicine focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system, or in other words the nerves, muscles, and skeleton. They are concerned with how the spine and its alignment affects overall health. They perform spinal manipulations or adjustments to correct alignment problems. These adjustments not only reduce pain but can improve overall health. In general, many chiropractors believe in a natural approach to healthcare, supporting good health practices like nutrition, exercise, therapies like massage, and natural supplements. Chiropractors believe in the body’s ability to heal without drugs or surgery.[48]


Chiropractors must complete at least a 4-year university degree, 1000 hours of clinical training, and they must receive licensing in the state or province they practice in.


Osteopathic Doctors


Like chiropractors, osteopaths are trained to focus on the neuromusculoskeletal system, but they take a whole-person approach to healthcare, looking at all of the body’s interconnected systems.[49]


Whereas chiropractors focus on the spine, osteopaths focus on physical manipulation of the entire body’s muscles and skeletal system for optimizing health. They focus on improving health without drugs and unlike traditional medical doctors, treat the whole person rather than just addressing the specific presenting issue.


A Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) is a licensed, board-certified medical doctor who attended a medical college of osteopathy. There are more than 100,000 Osteopathic doctors in the U.S., and they are licensed to practice in all 50 states in the U.S.




Like other natural health practitioners, homeopathic practitioners also embrace a natural, holistic approach to healthcare and take a comprehensive history of the patient and his or her condition. Homeopathic care follows three principles[50]:


  1. Like cures like: prescribe a natural substance that is similar in nature to the condition. The goal is to help the body heal itself.
  2. Minimum dose: prescribe the least amount of a medicine needed to heal an issue.
  3. Single remedy: give people one treatment at a time.


Homeopathy is a popular but controversial form of complementary medicine, mainly because the mode that homeopathy purports to work seems to go against what scientists know about science. According to the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “Several key concepts of homeopathy are inconsistent with fundamental concepts of chemistry and physics.”


Despite that, reviews of studies have found the positive effects of homeopathic treatment for certain conditions – including acute diarrhea, flu, and allergies – cannot be explained by a placebo effect alone (the placebo effect is when people get better because they are receiving some pill, even if that is a neutral “sugar pill”).[51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57]


Homeopaths come from a wide variety of backgrounds. There are currently only five colleges in the U.S. and one in Canada which provide a four-year program in homeopathy. However, Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.s) receive training in homeopathy as part of their medical training. Other colleges and institutions offer shorter training programs and certificates in homeopathy.


Natural Health Coaches & Dieticians


You can also go to natural health coaches or dieticians which have a wide variety of certifications and training. Registered Dieticians (R.D.) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (R.D.N.) have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and they also finished a certified practice program offered by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and passed an exam.

Other types of nutritionists or dieticians, include Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.


Also, some individuals become health coaches to support other people on the journey to health and wellness, often after having an experience with it in their own lives. Not all of these healthcare practitioners take a natural health approach, so you will have to do your research into each provider.




Try These Natural Health Therapies and Modalities


Whether you are engaging in natural health self-care or you are under the care of a healthcare provider, there are dozens of alternative, natural health therapies that can be used for various conditions, or simply to support overall physical and mental health. Some of the most popular are below.



Massage is one of the oldest, most well-known and most used alternative therapies. Not only can massage relax you, but it also has specific health benefits. Studies have found that massage can reduce pain, decrease anxiety and depression, increase alertness, and improve the immune system[58]. Two-thirds of hospitalized patients attributed their greater ability to move around, higher energy levels, and speed of recovery to getting massages during their stay.[59]


"Massages are one of the most used alternative therapies. They relax muscles and boost the immune system."

How do massages help? Physiologically, they relax muscles and increase blood and lymph circulation. Some studies have found massage boosts the immune system in both sick and healthy people.[60, 61] One study found massage increased the hormone oxytocin, sometimes called the love hormone, and decreased levels of cortisol and adrenocorticotropin, hormones produced by the pituitary gland during stress.[61, 62]



Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine from India.[63] Ayurvedic medicine takes the approach that the mind and body are intricately interconnected, and the mind has a strong ability to heal the body. According to Ayurveda, people have three different constitutions or “doshas,” which means life force:


  • Kapha types are dominated by water and earth, and are typically strong and stable as long as they exercise regularly, but may tend towards weight gain without exercise. To be balanced, kaphas may need to be motivated or energized through the various Ayurvedic therapies, including herbs, food, and mind-body practices.
  • Pitta doshas are ruled by fire and water elements, are typically medium build, have ruddy skin, and can be competitive and sometimes irritable. To find balance, they need to manage their fiery tendencies.
  • The final dosha type is vatta, dominated by light and air, and who tend towards a light, airy constitution. They think on their toes, are fast-moving, and creative, but may tend towards anxiety or fatigue, and may need to find ways to ground their airy energy.

Ayurvedic practitioners use panchakarma, a system of cleansing different body systems using essential oils, massage, and foods. Meditation, yoga and deep breathing, getting outside in nature, getting adequate exercise and sleep, and including all six tastes in every meal (sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent) are used to help bring balance to the body and its systems.




Acupuncture, Acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine



Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was developed more than 2,500 years ago in China, and involves understanding and redistributing the body’s energy force, called chi, along meridians or channels in the body. TCM healers use herbs and medicines (some of which come from endangered species, such as tigers or rhino horns), as well as mind-body practices like tai chi and acupuncture. In acupuncture, practitioners will insert tiny needles along the body’s meridians to heal an ailment.


There are few studies accessible to the western world that have systematically evaluated TCM, making it difficult to evaluate scientifically. However, some studies have started looking at the disease-fighting capabilities of certain TCM herbs.[64, 65] Although scientists do not understand how it works, several studies have shown that acupuncture treats chronic pain more effectively than no treatment or “sham” acupuncture treatments (placing needles on non-meridian points). Not only that, some brain imaging research has found that stimulating specific acupuncture points activated specific parts of the brain.[66]


Acupressure is a bodywork technique that involves putting pressure on the meridian points associated with a particular ailment, instead of using needles as they do in acupuncture.




Scent is one of our most prized senses, and it can be used to improve health and well-being. Massage therapists often add in aromatherapy into their practice, but this is a great therapy to do self-care. There are hundreds of essential oils that you can use for various needs, and these are sold at grocery stores, online and specialty stores.

  • Lavender oil can reduce anxiety and improve sleep.[67] Inhaling lavender also lessened the effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in women.[68]
  • Orange oil was found to lower heart rate and decrease stress for students studying for exams[69]
  • Peppermint oil not only improves muscle relaxation and achy joints, inhaling peppermint oil can reduce nausea,[70] reverse mental fatigue[71] and improve physical performance in both mice and men.[72]


Natural Health Wrap-Up



There are a number of other alternative and complementary natural therapies, but what they have in common is that they look to natural herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes like exercise to maintain wellness while seeking to avoid costly and invasive surgeries or treatments.


Natural therapies can be empowering because — although many are not as well-researched as some conventional medical treatments — they typically have fewer side effects. However, always be sure to research the quality of the healthcare or therapy provider, natural health supplements, or treatments you are interested in. Check reviews, read as much as you can, and be an informed decision-maker about your own healthcare.


I truly believe my purpose on this planet is to help people live healthier lives. There are many simple, natural ways to improve your health and make you happier every day. I hope this guide helps you on your journey to better health.


†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness.