Prenatal Health Series: Morning Sickness

morning-sickness“Morning sickness” can affect up to 90% of pregnant women in their first trimester and unfortunately it is usually not relegated to just mornings. Luckily though, for many, morning sickness is limited to the first trimester. If it continues after the first 3 months and is debilitating, please consult with your primary healthcare practitioner.

Researchers believe that nausea and vomiting are results of the many physical changes that occur in early pregnancy, including higher levels of hormones.

Thankfully, there are many natural and effective remedies for pregnant woman to help ease the discomfort of morning sickness.

Supplements

Ginger: A study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001) reported that 28 of 32 pregnant women supplementing with ginger had improvement in nausea symptoms compared with 10 of 35 in the placebo group. Researchers found no adverse effect of ginger on pregnancy outcome. Drink a fresh cup of ginger tea two to three times daily or take 300 mg of the capsule form three times daily. Continue reading “Prenatal Health Series: Morning Sickness”

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Sunday Radio Show: Homeopathic Remedies for Spring

Join us this Sunday as Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., discuss homeopathic remedies for spring: Arnicare for sore muscles, calendula for cuts and sunburn, and Sabadil/Optique for allergies and watery eyes.

Since 1990 Christophe Merville has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron, the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicines available to treat common health conditions.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on LPP, an advanced lipoprotein test for better cardiovascular risk assessment.
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Village Green Spring Sale Starts Today!

Village Green’s Spring Sale starts today, April 10, and runs until April 30. The sale includes 30% off Pathway products and 25% off major brands like Xymogen, Thorne and Metagenics. (Check the website for complete details.)

So now would be a great time to stock up on some supplements for your immune system – particularly those for allergy sufferers! Recently, we posted tips to help battle allergy symptoms, including Pathway Allergy Support Plus, a comprehensive supplement that contains natural antiflammatories and immune boosters.

For a more gentle approach, homeopathy may be for you. Boiron’s Sinusalia can help relieve sinus congestion and pain. It is even safe for children.

Check out some of our featured Allergy and Sinus Support products here.

 

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Sunday Radio Show: Digestion & Children’s Health

Join us this Sunday as host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., discuss digestion and children’s heath, as well as Oscillo and other remedies for kids’ coughs and colds.

Christophe Merville has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron – the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines – since 1990. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicines available to treat common health conditions.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on raw supplementation and the importance of probiotic strain diversity. Click to listen.

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Sunday Radio Show: Some Homeopathic Solutions for Back-to-School

Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Christophe Merville discuss homeopathic solutions for stress, sleeplessness, and sports injuries as children head back to school.

Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., has been the Director of Education and Pharmacy Development for Boiron – the world’s leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines – since 1990. Dr. Merville has created training programs, both online and in print, for pharmacists and retailers on homeopathy and medicines available to treat common health conditions.

You can listen to this show in our radio archives.

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