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Each week host of Wellness for Life, Dr. Susanne Bennett, shares with her listeners Nature's Secrets to a healthier body.






Electromagnetic Field Radiation

What is the health cost of modern electronic conveniences?It’s wonderful to have the conveniences of cell phones, tablets, laptops and WiFi. However, the electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted from these devices aren’t good for your health. EMF emissions are the byproduct of electrical flow. Smart meters are being installed in homes and can interrupt your sleep. Maintaining a 20-foot distance from smart meters is best when you are sleeping. You can also turn off the meters at the breaker...

Duration: 00:26:57

Neuroplasticity: Improve Brain Function

Give your brain the exercise it needs to help it stay healthy.Your brain is always changing. Every time you learn something new, you change your brain significantly. It needs exercise to sustain its health. Neuroplasticity is stimulated by learning new things and challenging yourself. The brain wants to be continuously engaged in gaining new abilities. It also has the power to control distractions. You can strengthen focus with brain training. Learning a new instrument, doing jigsaw...

Duration: 00:26:47

Sugar's Impact on Your Brain

What's that sweetened beverage doing to your brain?Do you make a coffee shop run in the afternoon? Grab a soda from the office fridge as a little pick-me-up? Most people gravitate to sugary drinks during the day when they need mental focus. Recent research from Boston University School of Medicine proves the theory that excess sugar may cause damage to the brain, particularly the fructose found in sweetened drinks. One sugary drink per day can age your brain. Two sugary drinks per day...

Duration: 00:24:44

Brain-Gut Connection to Depression

Can probiotics improve depression and anxiety?Psychobiotics are live organisms that can produce health benefits in patients suffering from psychiatric illness. A recent pre-clinical study of the probiotics used on mice at McMaster University proved beneficial to some abnormal behavior. It also showed changes to chemistry in the brain. The study was then extended to individuals with irritable bowel disease (IBS) and co-morbid anxiety or depression. Forty patients were divided into two...

Duration: 00:25:21

Spore Form Probiotics

Find out how spore form probiotics work.Spore form probiotics describe bacteria that live in the spore state so they can survive harsh environments. The gastrointestinal tract is pretty harsh, so spore form probiotics can survive digestive juices. They’re very robust. When the spore form spends six minutes in the upper part of the small intestine, it changes state and sets to work with its probiotic qualities. Spores recondition the bowels. There hasn’t been a successful introduction of...

Duration: 00:27:53

Rethinking Health: 8 Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health

Lab tests can help you improve your future health. Knowing the predictive biomarkers can guide your lifestyle.Predictive biomarkers are tests that can help improve your health status. Lifestyle changes can bring about your best health. Most of your quality of life today -- duration and how much suffering you will have -- is determined by the eight predictive biomarkers. The 8 Predictive Biomarkers These tests can be impacted by changes to daily living. Listen as Dr. Russell Jaffe joins...

Duration: 00:26:19

Natural Approach to Treating Behavioral Issues

Your child's behavioral issues may have natural causes.According to the CDC, approximately 6.4 million children between the ages of four and 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This neurological disorder can persist into adulthood. Diet, genetics and environmental factors can influence a child’s health. While medication can provide some symptom benefit, it doesn’t treat the root of the disorder. Ruling out all possibilities and conducting as many...

Duration: 00:26:52

Genetic Markers for PTSD & TBI

Research into post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury may help with effective prevention and treatment.Some wartime injuries are missed or misdiagnosed. Both veterans and civilians may suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cohen Veterans Bioscience is focused on improving and detecting TBI, PTSD and related co-morbidities. A test that could detect TBI and PTSD via blood test or MRI would help the affected find appropriate...

Duration: 00:26:54

Encore Episode: Curcumin: The Spice of Life

Curcumin has wonderful properties to boost your health.The United States has smart minds and a great healthcare system. Ironically, the U.S. also has the highest disease burden on the planet. Fortunately, there are simple tweaks you can make to your diet and lifestyle to help your genes and reduce your risk for diseases. It’s best to get your key nutrients directly from your diet. Spices can also help you heal your body. Turmeric is a root that is used in cooking, especially in Asia....

Duration: 00:26:57

Functional Medicine for Autoimmune Disorders

Functional medicine can help arrest autoimmune issues.Functional medicine blends Western practices with alternative techniques. Lab work and natural treatments are used to complement each other. Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in a few ways. First, it looks at a slimmer reference frame on lab test results. Reference numbers for diagnosis can vary from lab to lab. A normal result doesn’t always assist in diagnosing symptoms. Functional medicine doctors look at where...

Duration: 00:27:52

The Oil Protein Diet

Find out more about the oil protein diet.Dr. Johanna Budwig stated that highly-unsaturated Omega-3 fats are the key to getting more oxygen into your mitochondria, the power generators of your cells. This oil protein diet is designed to help cells generate power while healing the body. If you are sensitive to milk or cheese separately, you may have success with a mixture of flaxseed oil, cottage cheese and milk. This substance works differently in your body than milk or cheese by...

Duration: 00:28:03

Posture for Optimal Health

How does posture affect your general health?Proper spinal structural alignment has many health benefits. It can build energy, reduce neck and back pain, and increase confidence. Realigning posture can treat the source of pain and discomfort. However, it isn’t uncommon for someone to have a postural disequilibrium without pain. It depends on how many sensory receptors are sending faulty information to the brain to try to stabilize the individual in his environment. Assessing the body...

Duration: 00:26:39

The MELT Method: Treating Yourself for Chronic Pain

Learn how you can start to treat your chronic pain at home.Millions of people suffer from chronic pain. It is likely the most common cause of long-term disability. A balanced nervous system and healthy connective issue can reduce chronic pain. The MELT Method may help. Melt once stood for: Myofascial Energetic Length Technique As more techniques were added, MELT evolved. It now focuses on keeping your body moving fluidly. The MELT Method is designed for self treatment. You can...

Duration: 00:26:59

Toxin Testing: How Safe Is Your Water?

How toxic is the water in your neighborhood?Residents of Flint, Michigan will finally get their damaged lead pipes replaced, thanks to a settlement in March 2017. Unfortunately, it took months of complaints and investigation to lead to this resolution. And, the problem extends far beyond Flint. According to a 2015 study from NRDC, at least 18 million people are drinking lead-contaminated water presently or within the past four years. USA Today reported 2,000 water systems in the United...

Duration: 00:27:46

Managing Supplements for Your Best Health

Learn how to choose the best supplements for you.Nutritional supplements can improve your energy and brain clarity, as well as prevent or minimize chronic illnesses. But, the variety of products on the market can be overwhelming. How do you know what’s best for you? Is the label telling the truth? First, you should purchase a reputable brand. The FDA does not regulate supplements, but many brands are self-regulating. Look for USP and GMP regulation as an indicator of high quality....

Duration: 00:26:48

DIY Tricks to Improve Your Health

You can make your own beauty products to save money. You will also know exactly what you're using on your body.Do-it-yourself creations save money and are healthier because you know exactly what ingredients are being used. You can make your own mouthwash without dyes, additives and alcohol. Organic aloe vera juice is a great active ingredient. You can add some tea tree oil or witch hazel as an anti-inflammatory and peppermint oil for flavor. Don't be afraid to play chemist in the...

Duration: 00:09:43