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What are GMOs? Why are they bad?

What are GMOs?  Why are they bad?

If you've been around anyone who is into health or natural foods you are likely to hear the three letters, GMO, whenever you go out to lunch or run past a farmer's market here in the Columbus area. Since I talk so often about what you put into your body is so important, I really believe you need to learn about the dangers of GMOs.

What are GMOs?

GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, which makes you wonder if it's a good idea.

Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.

I really believe you need to learn about the dangers of GMOs.

Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

Genetically modified foods have been shown to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environmental, and despite growing opposition, more and more foods continue to be genetically altered.

Are GMOs labeled?


Even though polls consistently show that a significant majority of Americans want to know if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs, the powerful biotech lobby has succeeded in keeping this information from the public. In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Non-GMO Project was created to give consumers the informed choice they deserve.

Top 10 Worst GMO Foods 

1. Corn: This is a no-brainer. If you’ve watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly modified. “As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn,” and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been tied to numerous health issues, including weight gain and organ disruption.

2. Soy: Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone.

3. Sugar: According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of its sugar beets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.

4. Aspartame: Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

5. Papayas: This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.

6. Canola: One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.  It's source was a fuel alternative from Canada Oil.......didn't get approved for vehicles.

7. Cotton: Found in cotton oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.

8. Dairy: Your dairy products contain growth hormones, with as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with these hormones. In fact, Monsanto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows. If you must drink milk, buy organic.

9. and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Closely related, these two squash varieties are modified to resist viruses.

The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown.

With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing for certain what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.

Please watch presentations by Jeffrey Smith on Netflix or youtube for more information.

*Source: The NonGMO Project http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/

AHO-LOGOAlternative Health Oasis is based in Powell Ohio, just north of Columbus.

We specialize in natural alternatives for our clients who are dealing with back, abdominal , neck and head pain. If you face a loss of energy we have natural solutions which can bring you back to the energy level you use to have.

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Kids drink twice as much soda than milk today

Kids drink twice as much soda than milk today

On average, adolescent males drink 22 oz. of full-calorie soda a day. That's why more and more Health groups say-"Sugary Drinks Don't Belong on Kids Menus".  In a 2003 study conducted by the Minnesota Dental Association revealed that children are now drinking twice as much soda as milk.

It also revealed that children are now drinking three times more soda than in 1980.

In an effort to keep kids healthier, they are advocating that better choices be made available for kids.  In 2010 kids aged 2-19 got about 155 calories per day from sugary drinks.  There is an upswing in soda machines in schools today. In the U.S. annual soda sales are more than 5 times as big as bottled water at 75.7 billion dollars a year. Many question if this is because it has become a steady form or income for school systems as students drink more and more soda. Added sugars and solid fats contribute to 40% of daily calories for kids aged 2-18 and reports show that this is one of the causes of childhood obesity and an increase in childhood diseases.

Parents are in charge of their children's health.

What are you allowing your children to consume daily? How are you modeling your consumption to your children? The good news is that many of the effects of high soda consumption can be reversed and Alternative Health Oasis can help you with these issues.

You can reverse the effects of soda naturally

First, as we always say, drink more water. We also have many suggestions to make water more appealing to your children if they fight the notion of losing their bubbly drinks. Your children's health cannot have a higher priority for you as a parent. Make sure you are making the proper choices for your children at meal time, but also more importantly teach them to make the right choices when they are not in your home.

AHO-LOGOAlternative Health Oasis is based in Powell Ohio, just north of Columbus.

We specialize in natural alternatives for our clients who are dealing with back, abdominal , neck and head pain. If you face a loss of energy we have natural solutions which can bring you back to the energy level you use to have.

Contact us today! 

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Ask Dr. Mike: How can I prevent back pain?

Ask Dr. Mike: How can I prevent back pain?

ASK DR.  MIKE YOUR HEALTH QUESTIONS

Here are a few of the daily occurrences that can cause low back pain:
1. Sitting on a wallet or cell phone all day at work, it is best to put them in your shirt pocket and carry less in your wallet.
2. Sleeping on your stomach, it is better to sleep on your back or side with a pillow between your knees and another with neck support.
3. Wearing uncomfortable and unsupportive shoes. Check your shoes for wear, you may need orthotics.  Free scan and analysis at our office.
4. Slouching in a desk chair at work and not having the key board at the right level.
5. Smoking tobacco and other bad habits.

6. And last but by no means the least, have regular checkups & adjustments with your Chiropractor. As often as 4 to 12 weeks depending on your job and lifestyle.

How can I prevent becoming part of the 80% of Americans with back pain?

Start a wellness goal for yourself. Making a few changes in the way you live can help reduce the chances of establishing persistent back pain. Here are a few choices that can be implemented in everyday life.
1. Exercise daily to help increase blood and oxygen flow in the body, at least 30-60 minutes.
2. Eat whole foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients, primarily organic & plant based.
3. Don’t eat excessive amounts of junk/fast foods, best would be to eliminate them all. Go for at least 35 grams of fiber a day.
4. Lastly drink one half your body weight in ounces of clean pure H2O daily.

There are many habits that occur throughout the day that can induce back pain. Some things have become so routine in our lives that we do not realize they could be harmful.

A chiropractor’s expertise in spinal manipulation and extremity adjustments can be beneficial for low back pain. Chiropractors can also provide techniques for at-home recovery, starting with exercises
and nutrition.

To make your appointment with Dr. Mike and find out more how his experience in correcting back pain, fatigue, digestive issues can help you get back to living healthy again.

A new patient of Dr. Mike’s will initially need 2 to 4 visits to achieve optimal structural health. Extreme cases can take 4 to 8 visits.

Contact Alternative Health Services in Powell today. 

 

 

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Danielle’s Story

Fatigue, bloating and digestive problems haunted Danielle. A division 1 college athlete, she was at the peak of performance yet all these problems kept her from enjoying life.

Find out how Alternative Health Service and Dr. Mike help solve her problems with natural solutions.

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Is your body trying to tell you something’s wrong?

Is your body trying to tell you something’s wrong?

What signals is your body sending you?

  • Do you experience fatigue or low energy levels?
  • Do you experience brain fog, lack of concentration &/or poor memory?
  • Do you eat fast food, fatty foods, pre-prepared foods or fried foods?
  • Do you drink coffee & sodas during the day to get you going?
  • Do you smoke cigarettes?
  • Do you crave or eat sugary snacks & candy or desserts?
  • Do you have a bowel movement 30 minutes after each meal?
  • Do you feel sleepy after meals, bloated &/or gassy?
  • Do you experience indigestion after eating?
  • Are you overweight, or do you rarely exercise?
  • Do you have aches, pains or stiffness?
  • Do you take any stimulants or sedatives?
  • Do you experience frequent headaches?
  • Do you live with or near polluted air, water & / or other environmental pollutants? 
  • Do you have bad breath or excessive body odor?
  • Do you experience mood swings?
  • Do you have food allergies or skin conditions, e.g.acne?
  • Are you showing signs of premature aging?
  • Have you ever used an internal cleansing product & followed a complete internal 30 to 90 day cleansing program?

 If you have answered YES to any of the above questions or answered “NO” to the last question, you are a good candidate for an internal cleansing program & would benefit greatly. At Alternative Health Oasis we have witnessed so many lives turned around after our colon cleansing program. It's a natural and documented procedure that will bring your healthy lifestyle back.

What causes diseases?

  1. Poor Digestion = Toxic Build-Up
  2. Toxic Build-Up = Inflammation
  3. Inflammation = DISEASE

The 7 most common causes of Toxic Build-Up

  1. Constipation: the colon is your body’s sewage system. If the sewage system backs up, toxins become trapped in your colon. Chronic constipation means these toxins are fermenting and decaying in the colon. Re-absorbing into the bloodstream, polluting our tissues and cells, creating inflammation & disease.
  2. Poor Diet: poor diet includes dead, cooked, devitalized, clogging, low fiber foods, fried foods, junk foods, processed foods, etc. As a modern society, we have drifted further and further away from eating living,whole organic foods, in season fruits & vegetables, with whole grains high in natural fiber. We must eat foods full of nutrients & enzymes.
  3. Over-Consumption: over-eating puts a tremendous amount of stress on our digestion system. Most people eat too much food, too fast. Foods are not properly broken down lodges in the lower intestines. Vital nutrients are NOT absorbed.
  4. Lack of Water: water makes up 65% to 75% of the human body. It is second only to oxygen in order of importance to sustain life. Water cleanses the inside of the body as well as the outside.
  5. Stress: stress affects every cell & tissue in the human body. Stress breaks down the immune system as well as all of the major organs. Stress is TOXIC to our bodies, as is our negative THOUGHTS.
  6. Lack of Exercise: exercise strengthens our entire body. It stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, building muscles, nerves, blood, glands, lungs, heart, brain, mind and mood.
  7. Eating Late at Night: the human body uses sleep to repair, rebuild and restore itself. In essence, our bodies use the sleeping hours to cleanse and detoxify, to build strength and immunity. Don’t eat after 7 pm if you can help it.

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but everything is nothing without your health! 

 

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Ten Natural ways to Decrease your Holiday stress

Ten Natural ways to Decrease your Holiday stress

Stress is on the rise in America, with nearly half of Americans reporting that stress is having a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. Although the holidays can be a time of joy, they often bring with them additional stressors. Holiday stress statistics reported by the American Psychological Association show that: 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time” 69 % are stressed by a perceived “lack of money” and 51% feel stressed out over the “pressure to give or get gifts”.

During the holidays we are often surrounded with images of people who are happy, in love and enjoying the whirlwind of their lives. In reality, however, this time of year can be difficult. When our lives don’t match the images we see around us or live up to our own ideals of family and friendship, it can be painful. And spreading all that good cheer, creating traditions and memories can be tiring and can exacerbate daily pressures and hassles.

The following tips are designed to help you find relaxation during this often-emotional time and to improve how you are thinking or feeling about the moment and the season. There's always a natural way to achieve these goals.

1. Find meaning in the season. Find or reconnect to a purpose, meaning or value during the season. Contributing can give a sense of meaning and make you feel good about yourself. Give something to someone else, do volunteer work or do a surprising, thoughtful thing.

2. Anticipate obstacles to your sense of well-being. Take a few moments and remind yourself of circumstances that intensified your stress in past years. For example, looking back, you might notice you often feel lonely. Conversely, you may have a tendency to overschedule yourself. Or you might find a particular family gathering painful. Once you know you have identified a few of the more stressful moments of the holidays, you can plan how to approach them, possibly using some of the strategies below to get through them with less stress and emotional pain.

3. Do only one thing in the moment. Doing just one thing can give you time to settle down in the midst of a frantic or chaotic day or week. Focus your entire attention on what you are doing now. Let go of the mental listmaking, worrying, and party planning. Put your mind in the present and focus on physical sensations, such as walking. You can also do one thing in the moment right at home by focusing on tasks around the house, like washing dishes, listening to music or decorating.

4. If you’re feeling down, do something opposite to how you feel. When your life isn’t perfect, the holidays can bring up sadness, regrets and other painful emotions. Change your mood by engaging in activities that are opposite to how you’re feeling. Read emotional books, listen to emotional music or go to emotional movies. Act with kindness and compassion toward those people who irritate you.

5. Schedule some memorable activities into your holiday season. Research indicates that happiness increases with experiences, rather than things. Reconnect with a childhood tradition or make a new one.

6. Try muscle relaxation. Whether you’ve had a day on your feet or sitting at your desk, extra stress can make your muscles tense and sore. Try to relax your muscles by tensing and resting each large muscle group. Start with your hands, clenching them into fists tightly for 10 to 15 seconds, then releasing the fist and allowing your hands to rest heavily on your lap for 30 seconds. Repeat the exercise a second time and then move to other muscles in your body, such as your arms, the muscles in your face, your shoulders, and your legs. When you’re done, take a moment to rest and notice a feeling of heaviness in your body.

7. Self-soothe with taste. If you’re out and tempted to graze on appetizers or other fast food without really tasting anything, pause, and then choose one food, slow down and really taste it. Or, if you’re at home, take time to prepare a good meal or favorite soothing drink, such as hot chocolate or warm apple cider. Then sit, do nothing else and focus your attention on tasting and savoring the food or drink.

8. Try deep breathing. Lie on your back, breathing evenly and gently. Focus your attention on your breath, coming in and out and the movement of your stomach. As you breathe in, allow your stomach to rise. Exhale fully, pushing all the air out of your lungs. Continue for 10 breaths.

9. Clean the house. The holidays often bring extra chores and cleaning. Use them as an opportunity to self-soothe, rather than as an additional stress. Divide your work into stages: straightening things and putting them away, then scrubbing and cleaning. Allow a good length of time for each task. Move slowly (three times more slowly than usual) and focus your attention fully on each task. Maintain awareness of your actions and your thoughts if they wander. Bring them back to full attention on the task at hand. Make it a family project.

10. Follow the 10 day rule. Have as much as possible bought for the holiday and in your house 10 days before, so you are not doing last minute shopping. And I have found that shopping after 10 p.m. is the least crowded time, so whether it is late at night or before sunrise make it a date.

This time of year can be tiring, lonely, overwhelming, financially difficult and can bring up painful conflicts and reminders of painful circumstances and feelings. Stress can weaken our immune system, too. Take extra Vitamin C and B.

For more information and to talk to Dr Mike & Kate about reducing your stress and increasing your energy naturally. Contact us at Alternative Health Oasis in Powell Ohio.

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Dr. Mike featured in Natural Awakening Magazine

Dr. Mike featured in Natural Awakening Magazine

Dr. Michael H. Fritz, was featured in November's Natural Awakening's Magazine in central Ohio. Dr. Mike recently completed a 20-month Neurology Diplomate course. This course instructs practitioners on how to help patients recover from neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, and neurological disorders such as ADHD and gait abnormalities. Students of the curriculum also learned techniques to effectively treat stroke and paralysis victims. Actual patients were brought in for examination, diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Dr. Fritz is now eligible to sit for board certification at the next International Board of Chiropractic Neurology (IBCN) exam, to be held in the spring of 2014.

 

 

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