NATURAL CURES: An Alternative To Supplements


Are Your Supplements Hurting You?

The first source for a cure is often the medicine or supplement cabinet. These strategies are necessary therapeutically at times. Both of these options can come with unwanted additional ingredients (fillers) and side effects. The concerns about fillers in supplements has now been highlighted through research.  This morning Canada AM’s guest Timothy Caulfield of the University of Alberta discussed the study; indicating that ‘natural,’ doesn’t mean it’s best. Researchers examined the DNA in a number of herbal supplement products and found that the labels did not accurately reflect the ingredients. Some supplements did not even contain the ingredients indicated on the labels. Fillers in some products included wheat, rice and other plant species. These contaminants could cause toxicity or trigger allergic reactions. Prescribed medications come with a long printed list of possible side effects.  In combination with medications, supplements could lead to serious health implications like compromised liver function or damage. A healthy liver is a necessity to fight diseases, including cancer.

As a holistic wellness practitioner I use neuromuscular biofeedback to determine weakness in my  client’s organs, endocrines, body parts and systems.  I also use this tool to test food, medications and personal products for weakness/safety.  For many years I have been providing clients with  ‘weak lists‘, which included items from those groups.   Once clients avoided the items on their ‘weak lists’, they noticed some interesting changes, including the subsiding of symptoms. Find out more about the importance of determining your weak list in my blog post THE WEAK LIST: A Necessary Well-being Tool. I

Supplement Alternatives – Your Inner Pharmacy and Amazing Abilities

Every moment of every day, without any action on your part hundreds of processes are taking place and abilities are available to you, even while you are asleep. The healthy human organism, with its complex high-tech operating system, is continually self detecting, self diagnosing, self renewing, self healing, self repairing, self cleaning and self protecting. The body has an internal pharmacy, which when functioning properly produces many natural cures: natural analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-stress, sleep-inducing, immune system strengthening and gastrointestinal normalizing chemicals.[1]  Many of the body’s processes and abilities are automatic and are often taken for granted. Your body can and should be expected to provide the natural cures for many of your symptoms and health challenges without resorting to your medicine cabinet as a first stop. The mind/body healing abilities are a part of each of you, ready and available to be used. Learning how to effectively tap into and use your body’s amazing abilities and combining them with self-help therapies and tools can result in a powerful healing response and restore and maintain balance.

My recovery through multiple debilitating health challenges provided me with many insights into healing naturally. After years of research, trial and error (including using medications and supplements), I came to the realization that eating a healthy diet, high in super foods, and the body’s amazing abilities could provide safer natural cures. I soon realized that I could duplicate the ‘symptom free’ status I had achieved by having my clients follow the strategies that worked for me. These safer natural strategies, or natural cures can be found in my book, THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION.


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
― Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and was considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the “father of medicine”

A well-balanced and properly nourished body can provide the natural cures for many of your symptoms and health challenges. The human body was created with many amazing abilities and an inner pharmacy, often referred to as ‘the doctor within’. Understanding and utilizing those often misunderstood and mostly forgotten powers is crucial to well-being. Exploring ways to continually develop and maintain strength of mind and body will enable you to better endure the demands of life with grace and confidence; ultimately allowing you to stay focused on the pursuit of meaningful goals.

The WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION book is written in easy to follow steps with references for those who want a more in depth understanding. It is in essence ‘a collection of natural cures in a book’ for much of what ails you. The self-help strategies provide natural cures through mind/body healing, neuromuscular biofeedback, visualization, rejuvenation, herbs, nutrition, goal setting and changing limiting beliefs into surpassing beliefs – a holistic health methodology.

Following the natural strategies in my book can change your life.

ENJOY better health today!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner,,

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[1] Clinic for Mind Body Medicine, Alberta Health Services,, page visited 2009. Citation from THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION

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