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There is so much information out there for everyone to decipher. Here at Pearl Natural Health, our blogs and podcasts connect you to resources, recipes, experts and topics that will support you on the road to optimal health and well-being. Interested in how food affects your health, how meditation reduces stress, what the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is and how it supports gut health? Read on and listen in.

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Podcast: Making Babies: A Chinese medicine approach – Jill Blakeway, L.Ac.

Fertility: An integrative and Chinese medicine approach to making babies Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she speaks with Jill Blakeway, L. Ac., CEO of the Yin Ova Center in New York City and author of Making Babies: A proven 3-month program for maximum fertility,  co-authored Dr. Sami David, a reproductive endocrinologist. This book  offers women and men a guide to fertility using the wisdom of Chinese medicine in conjunction with Western medicine. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, in Making Babies, acupuncturist Jill Blakeway and Dr. David draw on the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. By identifying your “fertility type,” inspired by the classical patterns of Chinese Medicine, you can focus in on the strategies most helpful in your particular situation, and avoid the things that may be causing you problems. Those strategies include: choosing fertility-promoting foods; properly predicting

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Podcast: Put Anxiety Behind You with Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program with Peter Bongirono, Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist Today, Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. speaks with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, director of Inner Source Health in New York City and author of a number of books on the naturopathic approach to treating depression and anxiety. According to National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affects over 40 million adult Americans and it is not uncommon for those people to also suffer from depression. Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno has been researching natural approaches to anxiety for over 20 years and treating patients for a dozen. In his new book, Put Anxiety Behind You, Dr. Bongiorno offers his holistic approach to healing anxiety and avoiding relapse with a toolkit that includes: foods and plant-based medicines, anxiety reducing yoga poses, mind body modalities that you can learn and work with to reduce

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Podcast: Sugar-The Bitter Truth

Sugar or Real Food? Wolfram Alderson is the founding executive director and COO of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition whose vision is to strengthen the movement to enlighten the public about food and nutrition that reduces food-related illness and promotes a healthy society. The institute was co-founded by Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist from the University of California in San Francisco. Dr Lustig elevated the conversation about sugar when he delivered a stinging indictment about the high intake of sugar on the health of children and society in a talk entitled Sugar: The Bitter Truth viewed on You Tube by over 6 million viewers. Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac.  knows how hard it can be to change a habit, especially a sugar habit. Her interview with Mr. Alderson on KBOO’s, Healthwatch is for anyone who loves sugar and keeps trying to give it up. Listen in to this

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Podcast: Food as Medicine – An Interview with Dr. Julie Briley

Interview with Dr. Julie Briley of the Food as Medicine Institute at the National College of Natural Medicine   We know that food has an impact on our health. We know American eating habits, on the whole, have not been the most health promoting over the past few decades. We know what has happened: One in three children born after the year 2000 may develop Type 2 Diabetes or heart related disease including high blood pressure or high cholesterol in their lifetime, many of them before adulthood. We know something has to change. Programs that advocate healthier eating habits, changes in the USDA food recommendations, efforts of organizations to improve school lunches and institute farm to school programs are beginning to make a difference. In Portland, Oregon the National College of Natural Medicine’s (NCNM), Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI) has taken on connecting people to healthy good

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Happy New Year, SCD Support Group Updates

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year! If you are being treated for IBD or SIBO at Pearl Natural Health then we have talked with you and encouraged you to make health supportive changes in your way of eating to promote your healing. For many of you this may mean the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). Changing one’s lifestyle around diet, I believe, is one of the most challenging shifts a person can commit to. I choose to refer to it as a “shift” versus something with a negative connotation, such as undertaking, because I know from personal and professional experience that a positive attitude promotes success. But let’s be real…changing one’s lifestyle IS an UNDERTAKING! Margaret Mead, an American cultural anthropologist who said many great things once said, “It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” I didn’t need Margaret’s quote to “get” this…but

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Podcast: Dr. Peter Levine on his book: Trauma and Memory

Podcast: Dr. Peter Levine on his book: Trauma and Memory

Trauma & Memory: Brain and Body in a search for the Living Past In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine while acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address “explicit” traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores “implicit” memory, and how much

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Podcast: Women’s Libido: What Makes It or Breaks It?

Podcast: Women’s Libido: What Makes It or Breaks It?

Women’s Libido is complex It was only in 2008 that low libido in women was recognized as a physiological issue. Millions of women in America experience low libido at sometime in their lives, and many doctors still do not ask about it. Dr. Erin Lommen, naturopathic physician and co-author of Slim, Sane and Sexy: A Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balance  joins host Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. to discuss how hormonal imbalance affects a woman’s life in myriad ways: from energy, stress resilience, mood, sleep to sexual desire and response. http://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio/kboo_episode.2.151109.1100.2642.mp3 Put yourself on the road to a healthier life and re-claim the vitality you deserve CONTACT US

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Podcast: Absolutely! Gluten Free

Podcast: Absolutely! Gluten Free

Who says you can’t eat “great food” when you eat a Gluten Free diet?

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Healing Anxiety and Depression

HEALING starts with FEELING: Naturopathic Treatments for Anxiety and Depression When it comes to evaluating, treating and healing anxiety and depression, I find all people live on a spectrum. Sometimes anxiety and depression present in response to stressful situations like traumas, injuries, divorces, arguments, breakups or job changes. Other times anxiety and depression can stick around because there is constant stress or because for some reason someone feels ‘wired’ to run that way. The first step toward healing is ALLOWING YOURSELF TO FEEL. The world we live in today suggests that feelings like anxiety and depression are always abnormal but that is not always true! When people allow themselves to genuinely FEEL more of the time – people can have an easier time healing. With this mindset, people then dispel excess frustration related to their displacement at the moment and instead find acceptance, support and ability to

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Blog: Recipes – SCD Legal – Sauteed Mushrooms

Blog: Recipes – SCD Legal – Sauteed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe by Michael Chiarello Mushrooms are great foods which add flavor and depth to the simplest of dishes. Steeped on top of roasted vegetables, cooked meats or added to soups are delicious. Wherever you are in the SCD diet you may able to add warming herbs such as thyme, marjoram, or basil. Mushrooms are also known for their immune supportive properties. Try this simple and delightful recipe next time you are cooking in the kitchen. Ingredients: 6 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 lbs fresh button mushrooms, halved (Organic if possible) 2 T unsalted butter  (or GHEE) Sea salt, preferably gray salt, and freshly ground pepper 1 T minced garlic 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme 1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 T chopped fresh Italian parlsey Directions: -Heat a large skillet over high heat -Add the olive oil -When

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