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There is always something new!

“It is the fourth time I’m receiving the 100-days-to-health email sets, since I started my journey to health 4 years ago. And EVERY time I manage to still learn something new! It’s so inspiring, if I had more influence, I would get everyone I know to sign up if they were passionate about living to […]

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Eating Habits Changed

  “I have completed the 100 days programme and found it life-changing with regard to my eating habits. I had not eaten much fruit before but now I so enjoy blending a fruit drink in the mornings! I read product labels now and shop for healthier options instead of cheaper ones. Have also cut down […]

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The 100 days have changed my lifestyle

“I found your “100 Days To Health” very inspiring and just wish it went on for longer! From your book I gather that you were a “health nut” who was having health problems yourself until you discovered food combining. My story is similar but for different reasons. I have always been a “health nut” whose […]

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Success Stories: Headache Relief

Severe Headache Relief “I cannot begin to tell you how good I feel already. I actually started your program 2 weeks ago. I purchased your book Perfect Weight, The Natural Way. In the last two weeks I have managed to wean myself off coke, something that I had to have everyday. I had severe headaches […]

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Fighting Breast Cancer: The Natural Way

“In November 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 3 and ‘highly aggressive After a mastectomy in December 2008, I was told that I needed · 6 treatments of chemotherapy (3 weeks apart), · Tamoxifen for 5 years in order to suppress the oestrogen and put me into menopause, and · Herceptin for a […]

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Cholesterol Down, Goodbye Lipitor

“I wrote you a while ago re my cholesterol levels. The good news is at my last test the levels were down from 9.5 to 4.1! My doctor has ok’d my not taking Lipitor and says to “carry on with my new diet”!” Here is the Important Safety Information taken from the rxlist.com website which […]

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Natural Health Success Stories: Sinus Relief

Simple Changes = Sinus Relief!  “For many months my daughter battled with her nose and sinus only at night. It would block up just a couple of hours into the night and bother her for most part of the night. I would then set up an oil burner with Eucalyptus oil, which seemed to make […]

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Success Stories Weight Loss

Some of our success stories in weight loss on the Natural Way and 100 Days to Health.  Read our article on our quick, natural method to lose weight quickly. “I can’t thank you enough for what you have put into this programme. You are a great blessing. I bought your 1st book about 20 years ago or so. […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Homocysteine

By Mary-Ann Shearer What is homocysteine (HC)? Homocysteine (say: “ho-mo-sist-een”)  is an amino acid (a building block of protein) that is produced in the human body from an essential amino acid called Methionine. Homocysteine is classed as an ‘unnatural ‘amino acid in the sense that it does not occur in food. How is a high […]

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Natural Progesterone

By Mary-Ann Shearer NATURAL PROGESTERONE When I was first approached on my thoughts about natural progesterone cream (Aim’s Renewed Balance) many years ago, I actually burst out laughing and thought the person was pulling my leg. I was very skeptical at first (as I always am) and thought the whole idea was just a gimmick. […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin from Un-Healthy Skin Medications? There are more than 500,000 different prescription medications sold via pharmacists in the U.S. and other countries. The FDA indicate that Accutane/Roaccutane is number 4 on the FDA top ten list of medications attracting serious adverse reaction reports and is number 5 on the FDA top ten list of […]

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Kiwis

The kiwi fruit, also known as the Chinese Gooseberry, originally came to New Zealand via missionaries from China in the early 20th century. However, the small and unique fruits didn’t make it to the United States until 1961, when a produce distributor took note of the kiwi’s fuzzy brown skin and bright green flesh and […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Immune System

By Mary-Ann Shearer Building your Immune System I believe that one of the best ways to build your Immune system is through a natural diet. We seem to understand that to have healthy plants in our gardens like rose bushes and vegetables, we need to feed the soil with compost, manure, bone meal etc. A […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Mary-Ann Shearer Is Hormone Replacement Therapy good for your health? Hormone Replacement Therapy – some new thoughts about hot flashes and things By Lynne Peeples NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If you’re considering starting hormone treatments to ease the hot and bothersome symptoms of menopause, keep in mind that you could suffer even more if you […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Soy

By Mary-Ann Shearer (for an informative look in detail at the growth and development of the soybean plant click here) Soy has ancient roots worldwide Soybeans have been a primary source of protein in the East for centuries and have only been used in the West in the last half of the 1900’s. Soy beans […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Heart Disease

According to national statistics the No 1 cause of death in South Africa and the Western World is HEART DISEASE. According to Udo Erasmus, “These deaths are the result of EATING HABITS BASED ON IGNORANCE AND MISCONCEPTIONS.” Scripture tells us “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 All current research indicates clearly that heart […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the gut, may be more common than previously thought, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine June 19, 2003. Celiac disease is a classic example of food sensitivity. It is caused by an immune response to gluten (the protein portion), found in WHEAT, OATS, RYE […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Green Tea

Green tea is the same plant as ‘black tea’ known as Camellia Sinensis. Green tea has been used for stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, to prevent dental cavities, to lower cholesterol levels, as an antioxidant, to reduce cancer, and as a stimulant. Green tea has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) Some people may have been confused by a comment Dr. Pam Popper made on fats in our diet. She herself eats natural fats like avocado, nuts and seeds etc (I know this because I lived with and fed and ate meals with her for 10 days). She was not saying avoid […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Coral Calcium

Coral calcium is basically a supplement (under many different brands) that is being marketed by some as the miracle cure for all and every disease. The Quest for Alkalinity The idea being that as calcium is a high alkaline mineral it helps to regulate the pH of the body. It is a well-known fact that […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Flaxseed oil or Fish oil

FLAXOIL vs FISHOIL There has recently been a rumour that flax oil can cause prostate cancer or inflammation and it has had many people in a tizz. So I have spent some hours investigating where this rumour started and it seems to come from a ‘doctor’ Newstaedter, who calls himself a doctor of homeopathy, acupuncture […]

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Health A-Z Archive: Water

I am often asked a lot of questions about water – what sort of water should one drink, how much, how often and which water is best. So here are my feelings on water! Water is CRITICAL Water is one of the most life-giving substances available to us. Without it, we would die within a […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Coconut Oil

By Mary-Ann Shearer Brief Description A safe vegetable cooking oil with a delicate flavour and wonderful healing properties. “THE TREE OF LIFE – In beauty and utility, no other tree can surpass the coconut tree. It is the most extensively grown and used nut in the world” Main Benefits of Coconut Oil A wonderful immune booster […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Gastrointestinal Health

For those of you with “tummy troubles” you will find the suggestions below may just get through the holidays without any discomfort and into the new year with your health turned around. Gastrointestinal health disorders or problems 1.     Constipation 2.     Diarrhea 3.     IBS – Irritable Bowel syndrome 4.     Ulcers 5.     Crohn’s disease 6.     Ulcerative colitis 7.     Indigestion/heartburn 8.     Flatulence 9.     Parasites These are just […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Contraception

By Mary-Ann Shearer C for Contraception The issue of contraception comes up regularly as women all over the world who live natural lives, try to live as close to nature as possible. As a mother of 3 daughters, the last one being conceived on the Billings Method (a natural system in use for decades in […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Childhood Obesity

By Mary-Ann Shearer CHILDHOOD OBESITY STATISTICS American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites. By 1998, nearly 22 percent of black children ages 4 to 12 were overweight, as were 22 percent […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Flaxseed Oil

(picture from www.flaxcouncil.ca) By Mary-Ann Shearer History of Flax and Flaxseed Oil Flax was originally grown both for its fibre, which was woven into linen, and for its seeds and oil, which provide a wide array of essential nutrients. References to the healing properties of flax are found in Greek and Roman writings dating to around […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Amalgam Fillings

By Mary-Ann Shearer – Natural Health author and founder of The Academy of Natural Health and The Natural Way AMALGAM FILLINGS “Amalgam fillings contain mercury [Hg], and mercury and its compounds are toxic and tend to accumulate in higher animals such as humans” – Dictionary of Chemistry – Penguin. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Glaucoma

GLAUCOMA As an Optometrist, I have also searched for studies on the natural approach to glaucoma, and found very little. This is the logic that I have applied to the condition: Glaucoma occurs when the production of fluid in the eye exceeds the drainage. This causes the pressure to build up in the eye, which […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Juicing

JUICING Juicing is probably one of the most efficient way to get concentrated nutrients into your body. I do believe it is far superior to supplementation as the nutrients in juice are bonded to a carbon molecule and fully absorbable, yet in supplements, you would be lucky to be able to use 4-10%! Books have […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Junk Food

JUNK FOOD MAY BE AS ADDICTIVE AS HEROIN Health By Andrew Donaldson Junk food companies may face massive multimillion-dollar class action lawsuits, following several new research findings, which indicate their products could be as addictive as tobacco or heroin. Research suggests that junk food high in fat or sugar can cause changes in the brain […]

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Health A-Z Archives: Kidney Stones

Kidney stones: A natural approach “Kidney stones, also called ‘renal calculi’, are solid concretions (crystal aggregations) of dissolved minerals in urine; calculi typically form inside the kidneys or bladder. The terms nephrolithiasis and urolithiasis refer to the presence of calculi in the kidneys and urinary tract, respectively. Renal calculi can vary in size from as […]

Interviews

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The Natural Way Interviews: Alice

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The Natural Way Interviews: Marie-Claire

Mary-Ann Shearer interviews her daughter, Marie-Claire, and discusses the reality of eating healthy and taking responsibility for your own health.     Sign up now for the 100 Days to Health program! You get 100 daily emails full of natural health information, health tips, and healthy recipes to help change your life. We help you take […]

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The Natural Way Interviews: Mark

Mary-Ann Shearer interviews her husband Mark. Hear how Mark began to adapt to a Whole Food diet and the tremendous benefits to his overall health.     Sign up now for the 100 Days to Health program! You get 100 daily emails full of natural health information, health tips, and healthy recipes to help change your […]

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The Natural Way Interviews: Pamela

This remarkable story about how many problems are truly related to diet and lifestyle. Pamela suffered with several different autoimmune disorders with no help from several expensive medications.     Sign up now for the 100 Days to Health program! You get 100 daily emails full of natural health information, health tips, and healthy recipes to […]

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The Natural Way Interviews: Template

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The Natural Way Interviews: Jim and Merrily Bright

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In The Kitchen

In the Kitchen with Mary-Ann

In the Kitchen with Mary-Ann: The Natural Way Recipe Book

Natural Health Cooking demonstration with Mary-Ann Shearer from her The Natural Way Recipe Book(s) 1 and 2   Summary Mary-Ann organizes a group of friends to help explain and describe how her recipes will work, and how the alkaline-forming recipes will help the body become more healthy overall. Mary-Ann shows how to make some of the […]