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Benefits of Fresh Juices & Whole Foods

by Olivia Chang
on September 19, 2008

As nature’s own nutrient-packed thirst quenchers, cleansers and health enhancers, they cannot be surpassed! Fresh juices contain a broad array of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that both enhance and complement individual nutrients so your body gets the most benefit from them.Variety is the key.The body needs a broad array of quality nutrients to operate at optimum efficiency and sustain well-being.

Packaged fruit juices, even if it’s 100% juice, pale by comparison.The reason being that they are usually pasteurized at high temperatures or have been sitting around for a while, thereby destroying most of the natural vitamins and enzymes.That is why they proudly proclaim to “fortify” their drinks.Fresh juices do not need fortifying because they have the full spectrum of nutrients already!

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Natural Support for Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)

by Olivia Chang
on September 09, 2008

Osteoarthritis (generally known as ‘arthritis’) is very common among the elderly and those with many old injuries. Arthritissupportshelp them cope with day to day activities.

Osteoarthritis literally means bone joint inflammation and is characterized by loss of cartilage material found in the joints. Cartilage is made of protein substances which cushion the two adjacent bones of the joints. In middle aged and older individuals, cartilage tends to be overwhelmed with fluid from swelling and the protein content of cartilage tends to degenerate with time (often rooted in abuse, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, decreased muscle mass). When cartilage degenerates, the cushions are diminished and friction between the two adjoining bones increases, causing them to rub against each other. Bones are lined with nerves, which when stimulated, register pain as one moves about. Additionally, the inflammatory process causes the body to lay calcium in the area to ‘strengthen’ the area.Unfortunately, these calcium forms bone spurs and ultimately stiffens the joint.

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High Potency Probiotics for Natural Intestinal Health Support

by Olivia Chang
on September 03, 2008

It is believed that gastrointestinal health is crucial for overall health.In Chinese medicine, it is foundational to treat the gastrointestinal tract before chasing after other symptoms.Healthy intestinal tract mucosal lining means optimal absorption of nutrients from food and nutritional supplements and strong natural antibody presence in the lining (IgA – immunoglobulin A).It also means decreased toxins being introduced to the body as in Leaky Gut Syndrome.An unhealthy intestinal lining can lead to an overworked liver, hormonal imbalance, skin conditions, adrenal stress, gastric ulcers, indigestion, gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD), etc… How does one keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy? Probiotics!Probiotics is the ‘good’ bacteria we all should have to keep our intestinal tract lining in tact.Stress, antibiotics, eating poor quality foods and infection are some of the culprits that destroy the lining.
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Stress Fighter in a drop bottle... with BioMatrix Pregnenolone & DHEA

by Olivia Chang
on August 27, 2008

Pregnenolone is a type of hormone that is produced naturally in the human body and is also available as a dietary supplement. This natural hormone cannot be patented. Back in the 1940's, when researchers started experimenting with the use of pregnenolone, they realized that it could be helpful for people under stress and it could increase energy in those who were fatigued. However, about the same time, cortisol, another closely related hormone, was discovered. Cortisol stole the limelight. When cortisol was given to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, there were outstanding short-term improvements. Photographs of these remarkable recoveries were circulated and the medical community was impressed. Scientists basically put pregnenolone aside to focus on cortisol. The structure of cortisol was altered to make similar molecules such as dexamethasone and prednisone, much more powerful steroids. Dexamethasone and other similar corticosteroids could be patented, and thus a pharmaceutical company could make a lot of money by owning patents. Pregnenolone, however, remains a naturally produced hormone by the body so it is available as a nutritional supplement, not as a high cost patented drug.

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Natural Progesterone for PMS, Menopause & Uterine Fibroids

by Olivia Chang
on August 18, 2008

Progesterone is responsible for balancing estrogen and the female reproductive cycle. Deficiency results in symptoms of PMS, water retention, bloating, tender breasts, headaches, cramping, irritability and mood swings.

Research shows natural progesterone:

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Finally! Whole food supplement for cats & dogs by Standard Process!

by Olivia Chang
on August 08, 2008

Standard Process CanineThere are many supplements in the market for your pet dog and cat. Many serve general functions and are not designed for the specific needs of your pet. Standard Process is one of the premier lines of doctor recommended nutrients designed specifically for various organ functions.
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Welcome to drChangHealth.com's new BLOG

by Olivia Chang
on July 14, 2008

Welcome to drChangHealth.com's new BLOG.

You'll find our exclusive Health Enhancement Life Plan (HELP) tips pertaining to diet, nutritional supplementation, mental/emotional health, spiritual insights, etc. To ignore the spiritual, mental and emotional elements that constitute us is to deny a big part of who we are.  Mental/emotional stresses can cause IMMEDIATE body reactions such as indigestion, muscle spasms and heart attack.  As spiritual beings, our belief system dictates our thought life which cascades to our emotional reactions to life.  The western world tends to focus on the development and maintenance of the physical body.  It is no wonder why the spiritual, mental and emotional muscles are weak and why antidepressants top the most prescribed drug list (according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Good health is characterized by high energy, positive outlook on life, toned and strong muscles, silky hair,  strong nails, and smooth skin.  Healthy diet and nutritional supplementation can support the body while we thrive to strengthen the spirit, mind and heart.  In upcoming blogs, we'll share insights from clinical practice, anecdotal wisdom from the ages and around the world or just simple & practical common sense tips.  You'll have information you can put to the test immediately!

Best of LIFE to you!

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