THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

2018-12-29T19:51:08-04:00

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash by Morella Devost, EdM, MA I looked into the bathroom mirror of my beautiful Manhattan studio apartment. It had only been three days, and I was stunned. My boyfriend and I were on the final day of our first-ever juicing detox. For three days, we consumed more vegetable juice than the whole prior thirty years of our lives. And for the first time in a decade, I was seeing a significant difference in the appearance of my skin…for the better. Ten years prior, in college, I began developing massive cystic acne that plagued me throughout my twenties. Nothing had [...]

THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE2018-12-29T19:51:08-04:00

RESET YOUR GUT

2018-12-19T18:35:34-04:00

by Lisa Profera MD The New Year is upon us, and you may be considering making a move toward better health. Many people are starting new diets or detoxing, joining gyms, or vowing to give up bad habits. As you know, by April over 50% of us fail to keep those resolutions. It might be time for something more definitive — time for a reset! Want a quick way to reboot your immune system and your digestive health? Consider colon hydrotherapy. Unlike the unpleasant “prep” for a colonoscopy, colon hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle way to clean out your large [...]

RESET YOUR GUT2018-12-19T18:35:34-04:00

HOLIDAY JOY: LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

2018-11-29T20:01:26-04:00

BY LISA PROFERA MD As you get caught up in the busy holiday season, take some time to laugh. My advice one year ago in the first issue of BRICK discussed ways to stress less over the holidays. Now that we have hit the one-year anniversary of this wonderful magazine, I hope that you have benefitted from the helpful perspectives and practices shared by all of the authors this year. Holiday time can be a time of stress, but we can keep that to a minimum and place the focus back onto joy. Taking time to laugh can help. You may [...]

HOLIDAY JOY: LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE2018-11-29T20:01:26-04:00

5 TIPS FOR NATURE TIME WHEN YOU DESPISE BEING COLD

2018-10-26T00:57:19-04:00

by Ginny Yurich Our family despises the cold. Or, to be more specific, I despise the cold. On any given typical winter day (but actually beginning in fall), you’ll see my kids sledding or snowboarding on a small hill in our backyard while I watch from the window. What are you to do when you are a big proponent of outside time, yet you loathe the bitter temps that permeate Michigan for months on end? Well, you front load your nature time during the beautiful Michigan summers and then you find some workarounds that make time in the open air bearable, and even [...]

5 TIPS FOR NATURE TIME WHEN YOU DESPISE BEING COLD2018-10-26T00:57:19-04:00

BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR MICROBIOME  

2018-10-26T00:59:24-04:00

by Lisa Profera, MD  What is your microbiome and why should you be thankful for it? The good bacteria that reside in our gastrointestinal tract outnumber our own cells ten to one. They not only help us process and digest our food — they play a key role in our overall health. Hippocrates was correct in saying that “all disease begins in the gut.” It is vital to keep our microbiome functioning optimally; take care of it and be grateful for it. I have eluded to the importance of gut health in previous BRICK articles (December 2017, January 2018). Think of [...]

BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR MICROBIOME  2018-10-26T00:59:24-04:00

Good EMF: The Benefits of Bioenergy

2018-09-29T11:18:42-04:00

By Lisa Profera, MD Fall is here and the days are getting shorter. That means colder weather, more overcast days, and less sunlight. It also means less outdoor time in general. Most of us have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): a condition of low energy and moodiness due to less exposure to sunlight or full-spectrum light. However, did you know that people can also experience bodily dysfunction and fatigue when they don’t get enough electromagnetic energy input from the ground? Although there is no “official” name for this condition, I refer to it as Bio-Energy Dysfunction Disorder (BEDD). We are [...]

Good EMF: The Benefits of Bioenergy2018-09-29T11:18:42-04:00
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