Monthly Archives: August 2017

Honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In reality, every month should be breast cancer awareness month due to the unfortunate reality that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. What exactly is breast cancer? It is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. Sometimes, the… read more

Introducing Alessi Pure Skincare

Introducing Alessi Pure Skincare by Dr. Grace Alessi, now available at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare (Visit the Alessi Pure Skincare online store here). Alessi Pure Skincare is medically based (based on current medical science and studies that prove that certain ingredients, commonly referred to as “actives” – work.) The Alessi Pure difference is that Alessi Pure… read more

Nutrient Testing

Why should I have nutrient testing done?? Nutrient status is a vital foundation of health. Each micronutrient plays an indispensable role in promoting optimal cell function. When some cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for the development of disease. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies… read more

There are NO magic bullets!!

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the tragic death of Steve Bechler—but not for reasons you might think. For those who don’t remember, Bechler was a minor league pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2003, he unexpectedly died from a heatstroke after a workout, the cause of which was linked to the use of the… read more

Lifestyle Modification is Always First Line Therapy

Did you know that the National Cholesterol Education Program, The American College of Cardiology, and the American Diabetes Association all recommend lifestyle changes as first line therapy for the treatment of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and  hypertriglyceridemia? Many patients are so influenced by media and advertising that most think that drugs like… read more

Metabolic Syndrome, Often EASILY Reversed With the Right Care!

I am so excited to finally be working in an arena where I can make a difference in people’s long-term health. Today, in America, we are doing little to nothing to prevent chronic disease.  We are surrounded by more and more people we know developing cancer, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis,  thyroid disease, and the… read more

UPDATED FOOD SAFETY LIST from the Environmental Working Group

This is taken directly from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). I would encourage you to become a member today and get educated about the safety of the all the things in our environment! They are doing great work. Make a donation today to this wonderful organization. The DIRTY DOZEN PLUS: highest in pesticides—AVOID THESE UNLESS… read more

Magnesium…an underappreciated nutrient!

I have looked at many nutrient panels as part of my practice at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare. One of the most common nutrient deficiencies I am seeing is magnesium.  Magnesium is an essential mineral for humans and is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in our body.  It is the fourth most abundant mineral found in… read more

How to OPTIMIZE bone density!

More than 30 million American women and 10 million men currently have osteoporosis. The number of Americans with a low bone density, not yet severe enough to be labeled as osteoporosis, could be twice this number. A woman’s risk of fracture related to osteoporosis, is higher through her lifetime than her risk of getting breast… read more

DANGERS OF CELL PHONE USE. Protect Yourself and Your Family!

While manufacturers of cell phone and similar devices  would like us to believe that there are no negative impacts on our health from chronic cell phone use, recent studies and case  reports are very convincing that this may not be the case . In 2011 The World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research… read more