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Sugar snap peas and summer weight loss

Are you a gardener or just enjoy farm-fresh vegetables?  This year consider adding sugar snap peas to your line up of summer treats.  Peas belong to the legume plant family.  Legumes are plants which produce pods with enclosed seeds.    All peas are rich in protein, low in fat, and very nutritious.    In fact, only lima […]

A new reason to avoid diet sodas

You’ve probably heard the claim that diet sodas make you gain weight.  On the surface that sounds contradictory because diet sodas don’t have calories, therefore they could not be the cause of weight gain. However, studies done in 2008 indicated there may be a link between drinking diet soda and weight gain, although the scope […]

What do skin, hair and nails have in common?

Ever wonder why you see combination formulas that are designed to improve not only the skin but also hair and nails?  On the surface, it seems like skin, hair and nails don’t have much in common.  But they do have a common tie, Keratinocytes.  Keratinocytes produce keratin, a type of protein that is a key […]

Understanding Detoxification

Detoxification has become a huge movement over the last decade, and there seems to be an unlimited number of detox programs, regimens and methods circulating around.   If you have never tried doing a detox, it may be confusing to decide what is right for you, or even if you need detoxification. Let’s back up a […]

There’s something there

I don’t need to convince you that homeopathic medicines are effective; after all, you have been using them with great success which is why you have come to rely on our products.  But still, doesn’t it bug you when detractors say that homeopathics are useless because they are diluted down to nothing?   Your own experience […]

How to reduce the negative side effects of drinking

Many people who aren’t regular alcohol drinkers like to imbibe on special holidays or occasions, but the next morning they invariably kick themselves due to the inevitable result of drinking more than planned.   But with a little careful planning and mindfulness, you might be able to reduce or eliminate the negative side effects of drinking. […]

You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’?

Have you lost that ‘lovin’ feelin’” in your relationship?  Are you looking for ways to rekindle the magic you once had?  Sorry to break it to you, but that may be impossible.   That euphoric feeling you first had when you met the love of your life was triggered in part by a brain chemical called […]

Vitàl Age Defiance or Vitàl II?

Vitàl Age Defiance and Vitàl II are similar products within our Vitàl line.  Both are doctor formulated homeopathic oral sprays that are designed to help you feel more like the way you used to feel, as they may help restore youthful energy and improve sleep.  So you might wonder: why do we have two products […]

Pregnancy changes – How to Tackle Them

Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body makes radical adjustments to create a suitable environment for the growing life inside. Compounding matters, no two women will experience how changes manifest or the severity level or duration of these changes in the same way. No matter what these changes and differences are, they are inevitable, […]

It’s healthy weight week, so stop dieting!

It’s healthy weight week, so you might assume that you ought to pick the latest diet craze and give it a try.  But that is not what healthy weight week is all about.   Healthy weight week is meant to inspire us to be accepting of where we are right now, and make small but permanent […]

Winter is difficult for asthma sufferers

If you are an asthma sufferer (like 1 out of 12 Americans) then you may have noticed that your asthma symptoms get worse in the winter.   In the wintertime, especially in more northern climes, people go outside less and are breathing indoor contaminates from pet dander, fireplaces, dust mites and even recirculated furnace air.  Any […]

Do you suffer from the winter blues (SAD)?

Do you find yourself eating or sleeping more when the temperature drops and darkness comes earlier?  Many people who live in the northern latitudes experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Winter Blues to some extent.  Connections between human mood and the seasons are well documented.  Unfortunately, about 5% of people may have severe SAD.  Another […]

Holiday Trio deal for you

Our recent Holiday Survival Kit giveaway contest has ended, and our winner has been chosen.   If it didn’t happen to be you, there is still time to order this trio of products if you are interested.  With the holidays approaching, having one of our Holiday Survival Kits on hand could come in handy.   It includes […]

The lowdown on UTI

Urinary tract infections (UTI) can happen in both women and men, but are more common in women because women have a shorter urethra making it easier for bacteria to find their way to the bladder. For women, UTIs are most prevalent among those who are diabetic or post menopausal.  Diabetics are prone because a weakened […]

Do you have your Holiday Survival Kit?

Have you heard?  Liddell® Laboratories is having a holiday giveaway contest now until December 4th.   You could win a Holiday Survival kit, valued at over $58 just for registering your email! With the holidays approaching, having one of our Holiday Survival Kits on hand could come in handy.   It includes three essential products: Party Detox […]

The Pervasive use of Parabens

Parabens are preserving agents.   They keep products from growing mold, even when they are kept in conditions that are not ideal.   In short, they prolong shelf life.   And, because they are relatively inexpensive, parabens are used in almost every kind of product all over the world.   They have been in use since the 1930’s and […]

An apple a day

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell It is apple season, and my apple tree gifted me with a nearly perfect ripe apple. It was delicious, but I was equally grateful for the health benefits it provides, beyond just the vitamins and minerals that most people think about.  I use apples (as well as other fruit) […]

An ounce of prevention

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell When it comes to winter colds and flu, our level of exposure to pathogens from other people makes a huge difference. When I was in school studying naturopathic medicine, I only had one incident of cold or flu during the entire 4 years. Compare this to the previous years […]

Theories of homeopathic action

I was privileged to be present for a talk Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND recently gave at Grato Holdings about the theories proposed for how homeopathic medicines work.    Although there are quite a few different theories that have been put forward, she limited her discussion to the two theories she found most compelling. The first is […]

Leveraging Protein for Weight Loss

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with DR. LAURELL There is an interesting theory from scientists in Australia that is helping us view protein in a new and balanced light. They believe that there is a set amount of protein that we need and that we will feel a drive to keep eating until we have reached that […]

Ever experience anxiety at work?

Ever had anxiety at work?  Maybe you have a deadline fast approaching.   Perhaps it’s an issue with an abrasive coworker.   It could be that you’re stressing because your working environment is chaotic. Whatever issues exist, I think it’s safe to say that even the most calm, cool and collected among us have felt the suffocating, […]

Practice Having an Emotional Moment

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Emotional health like physical health is so vital for a balanced and productive life, but in many cases it’s a topic that gets swept under the rug.   I was raised in a family that taught me to suppress my emotions. So as an adult, I have to continuously work […]

How youthful is your brain?

Do you have a youthful brain?  That may seem like a strange question, but by asking if you have a youthful brain I’m not asking if you act like a teenager!  I’m wondering if your brain is as quick and sharp as it was when you were in your 20’s.  Can you remember names and […]

The Mercury in your Mouth

Mercury dental fillings, also called amalgams, have been used in dentistry for over a hundred years, even though mercury is known to be a toxic metal. Dental amalgam is usually a mixture of 50 percent mercury and 50 percent other metals (copper, tin, silver and zinc). It became widely used because of the special way […]

Hot or cold therapy?

Which is better, ice therapy or heat therapy for your aches and pains?  There is so much misunderstanding about which one to use and when that it might be good to review the appropriate time to use an ice pack and when it’s appropriate to use your heating pad. The short answer is that you […]

Zika has arrived in the U.S.

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Every year it seems like there is some new nasty virus spreading around the world. I can’t forget the devastation and worry Ebola caused last year. In 2010, the H1N1 strain of influenza led the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to declare a public health emergency. The deadly SARS […]

There’s no little blue pill for women

We hear so many ads on TV and radio talking about men’s sexual health issues like low libido; one would almost be forgiven for assuming that women do not suffer any of the same issues.  The truth is that women do suffer from low libido, which is clinically known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), […]

Quality is our passion at Liddell

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with DR. LAURELL “Quality at the Source” is a phrase we use at Liddell Laboratories when we discuss how to consistently ensure we make the highest quality products.   In retrospect, maybe we should really be saying quality at every ‘tiny step’ in the process. There are a lot of steps to making […]

Should you stop cooking with aluminum foil?

Aluminum foil has been with us for over 100 years.   In the United States, commercial manufacture began in 1913.  Aluminum foil is in almost every kitchen across the country, and probably it’s in yours too.  We have all used it to bake a potato, or grill fish.  Perhaps you’ve even taking it camping and made […]

The dangerous drug in your medicine cabinet

You may have heard about the dangers present in taking NSAID’s, and why medical experts are advising against taking that class of over-the-counter (OTC) medication if at all possible.   Now there is another class of common OTC drugs that you should avoid taking, anticholinergics.   Drugs with anticholinergic activity are found in many are found in […]

The Birth of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is the system of medicine developed by German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.  It is the second most practiced system of medicine in the world.  The name ‘Homeopathy” comes from two Greek words that define its mode of action- ‘homeos’, which means similar, and ‘pathos’, which means suffering.  Homeopathy treats ailments with substances that produce […]

There are 6 kinds of acne, which one do you have?

Acne is not just a problem for teenagers. Many people of all ages struggle with the unsightly blemishes that can erupt on the face, back, shoulders and chest.  That’s why Liddell® Laboratories has developed its homeopathic solution called Acne, to help you naturally treat pimples.   Believe it or not, there are actually six different types […]

A Rose by Any Other Name is Called Vitàl Age Defiance

It’s always a bit of a gamble when a company decides to roll out a name change on a bestselling, well established product.   People familiar with the product by the original name, may not realize there was a name change and surmise the product they had come to rely on must have been discontinued.  And […]

Is It Time for You to Make the Move to Organic?

Many people recommend that, to the degree possible, your foods be organic. The benefits of moving to organic foods are many. Organic foods can decrease your exposure to synthetic pesticides and genetically modified organisms, and many agree that they have a better taste. What is Organic Food? Organic food is produced by agricultural practices which […]

Mag Phos for health

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with DR. LAURELL The updated dietary guidelines released last year further emphasize how we need to shift our eating patterns to focus on foods packed with nutrients. They specifically pointed out that most of us aren’t getting enough of a few important nutrients including potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, D, E, […]

Have you been missing out?

Most people have one or two “go to” remedies that they rely on.   Like many people, I certainly fit into this category.   I love Liddell’s™ Insomnia because I can take it knowing I won’t have ill-effects the next day like I’ve experienced with other traditional over-the-counter products.  Although in truth, none of our products have […]

7 ways to shake your funk

In a funk?  Moody?  Despondent? Brooding?  I’d be lying if I said that down in the mouth feeling hasn’t happened to everyone at some point, but just because it’s a universally human feeling doesn’t make it any more pleasant. So what can be done?  For starters, you should look to some of the Liddell™ products […]

We have a snoring problem

WHO IS SNORING? While there are a number of different causes, snoring effects 45 percent of the U.S. population with 25 percent of those labeled as habitual snorers. One in three men and approximately one in five women who are habitual snorers suffer from some degree of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  The impact snoring has on […]

Stress: The enemy of your mind and body

The Healing Power of Mood There is no greater enemy to your physical health than the effects of negative emotions caused by high stress or emotional traumas. Persistent stress is known to interfere with digestion, alter brain chemistry, create hormonal imbalances, increase heart rate, raise blood pressure, and negatively affect both metabolic and immune function. […]

Has the Sandman forgotten about you?

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with DR. LAURELL Sleep problems are plaguing America.  A recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that 40 percent of adults are so tired during the day it interferes with their daily routines; 62 percent reported driving while drowsy; and 27 percent actually fell asleep at the wheel last year. Evidence […]

Anxious over anxiety?

It is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer anxiety every day .  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) only about one in three seek any assistance.  Despite anxiety and stress being one of today’s most common disorders, it is regularly under diagnosed by medical professionals. Most of us experience occasional feelings […]

Dr. Laurell: Zika, virus of the year

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with DR. LAURELL Every year it seems like there is some new nasty virus spreading around the world. I can’t forget the devastation and worry Ebola caused last year. In 2010, the H1N1 strain of influenza led the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to declare a public health emergency. The deadly SARS […]

Who is using Homeopathy?

A recent survey which is the first detailed report on homeopathy use in the United States, shows that although homeopathy is used by a small segment of the population, those that use it are happy with the results, especially those who also visit a homeopathic practitioner.  Furthermore, the study also found that persons who use […]

Liddell Laboratories Offers Effective Options to Mainstream Drugs

Liddell Laboratories announces its revamped homeopathy website to provide all Americans with effective, safe options to mainstream pharmaceutical drugs. Today’s modern homeopathy provides fast-acting treatments for a wide range of health conditions.  Since homeopathy works with our body’s own healing powers to bring health and well-being, adverse reactions rarely occur. While mainstream pharmaceuticals can save […]

Demystifying Homeopathy

HOMEOPATHY EXPLAINED    Homeopathy, homoeopathy, and homeopathic medicine are terms used to describe a powerful yet non-toxic system of medicine.  Dr. Hahnemann, a German physician, made the first discovery of the scientific principles known as homeopathy over 200 years ago.  It is based on the premise that certain natural substances are able to stimulate the body’s […]

Anxiety… Something to worry about?

We all know anxiety – it’s when we worry or feel uneasy about a future event that may or may not actually happen.  Many of us let our anxiety grow out of proportion to the actual concern or threat of the event. With today’s high-pressure lifestyles, everyone has some level of anxiety, so what’s to […]

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