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Congestion Relief for Allergies and Colds

October 15, 2013 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

  Typical anti-histamine medications can leave our clients feeling drugged, sleepy, or foggy-brained.  They can have other potent (but seldom publicized) side effects such as dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, or making an enlarged prostate or a yeast infection worse. I encourage my clients to avoid them whenever possible. Quercetin is a natural extract from plant foods like […]

Iron, Anemia, and Absorption

September 18, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

I hope you found this short video helpful in advising your anemic clients how to maximize their iron absorption.  Here are some additional information sources which might be helpful: This is a write-up from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about how calcium impairs iron absorption  and also the fact that coffee impairs absorption, as does […]

The First Two Acid Reflux Solutions To Try

September 9, 2013 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Acid reflux is almost never caused by having too much stomach acid.  Rather, it’s about stomach (gastric) digestive juices bring in the wrong place, irritating unprotected tissue in our esophagus.  Anti-acid medications are not a solution!  They are a band-aid.  With major risks.  Our challenge as practitioners is to help each client get rid of […]

Finally! Relief from Post-menopausal Vaginal Dryness

August 31, 2013 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

As you can likely imagine, this is a simple yet powerful way to increase your client’s delight in working with you!  I hope you find this short clinical tip video helpful and inspiring. Where possible, I recommend choosing organic flaxseed.  I usually recommend my clients purchase it in bulk as whole seed.  Then they may […]

Hypertension Drug-Driven Deficiencies: Beta Blockers

August 25, 2013 | 9 Comments | SAFM Team

I hope you found this quick clinical tip helpful!  Beta blockers are one of the most popular drug prescriptions for hypertension or chronically elevated blood pressure.  They are also prescribed for other cardiac challenges such as angina or atrial fibrillation (which is often caused by magnesium deficiency – but that’s another video for another day!). […]

Rapid Relief for Urinary Tract Infections (the dreaded UTI)

August 17, 2013 | 10 Comments | SAFM Team

Help your clients to avoid unnecessary courses of antibiotics! I recommend a trio of uva ursi, d-mannose, and alkalizing the urine.  D-mannose (a nonabsorbed sugar) is released from the body via urine and encourages bacteria to release their grip on the lining of the urinary tract – in favor of grabbing ahold of one of […]

Natural Pain Killers: NSAID Alternatives

August 14, 2013 | 54 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Tracy, what do you recommend to your clients who need routine over-the-counter pain medication?  Are there natural alternatives that really work?  And what’s the difference between drugs like Tylenol and Advil and Aleve?  I have heard that these are actually much more dangerous than we think, but I am not sure I can explain […]

Valium Withdrawal (or other Benzos)

August 14, 2013 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Hi Tracy – love your guidance and insight; thanks very much! I have a client who takes Valium to sleep. What kind of drug is it, and how does it work? She wants to stop taking it. And I want to know if there is anything I can do to help her?   A: […]

Root Cause of PMS

August 14, 2013 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Hi Tracy, why are some women’s PMS experiences so much worse than others?   I’ve read that diet is a big deal, but that can’t be all that matters.  I am sure there are a lot of reasons but what are the biggest drivers?  I get this question a lot and obviously it’s a […]

Cell Phone Radiation: Danger or Deception?

August 14, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  I want to understand more about the supposed risk of cell phone radiation.  Is there real evidence of harm from scientific research yet, or just suspicion?  I’d really like to discourage my clients from using their phone so much – especially children and teenagers which really alarms me!   I mean their brains are […]