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Nitrates and nitrites in your diet

You may have heard about nitrates in your drinking water or nitrites in processed meats and wondered what exactly they are and how concerned you should be about ingesting them.   First let’s go back to chemistry class and find out what the difference is, scientifically speaking, between the two. Nitrates (NO3) are inorganic compounds that […]

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 […]

8 Step Plan for Winter Eczema

Step 1 – Moisturize daily Moisturize your skin in the morning and again in the late afternoon or evening.   Choose moisturizers that lock in moisture longer. Step 2 – Use a humidifier Make sure you keep the humidity in your house over 40% and maintain a comfortable temperature. Step 3 – Wear comfy clothes Avoid […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring resolutions

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Wintertime strikes me as a very challenging time to keep some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, such as weight loss or a new exercise routine. With the shorter amount of daylight and cold weather, I am not feeling very ambitious. If I had made a resolution to […]

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 […]

Is it a cold or the flu? Many people don’t know the difference

You wake up with a little tickle in your throat, or maybe you have a fever and cough.   Is it a cold, is it the flu or is it something else?  Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a cold, flu, sinus infection or allergic rhinitis.  Use this handy guide to spot the differences. […]

Heart Health

NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell Heart Health February is Heart Health Month for no other reason than it is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. While there have been a few people that have died of a broken heart, the emotions that are more likely to affect our hearts are stress, anger, and depression. […]

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 that […]

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