Entries by Sara Bumgarner

The Mind-Body Connection

  When my husband and I bought the health food store 29 years ago, I learned how to help people with physical problems by using nutrition and supplements. In the process, I grew to understand the mind/body connection and how our emotions and our thoughts can have negative effects on the physical body. This is […]

Indigestion. How the Sick get Sicker Quicker

  THE PROBLEM Gastritis, Nonulcer dyspepsia, GERD, Irritable Bowel, Colitis, etc. To treat indigestion, reflux, gas, bloating, belching, burning, constipation, diarrhea or GERD, you MUST  get to the root of the problem, rather than taking antacids and acid blockers, if you want to be healthy. Telltale signs of poor digestion include weak, easily broken, peeling […]

Cold and Flu Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat

  Every year, millions of people world-wide get sick with the flu (influenza) and cold. For most of us, the fever, exhaustion, and aches and pains of the flu can be debilitating for a week or two, but for the elderly, newborns and those with compromised immune systems the flu can be much more serious. […]


  My subject today is about vitamins; how important vitamins are, causes and symptoms of deficiencies and why we should supplement with them, and if time permits, the difference between natural and synthetic vitamins. I hope to dispel once and for all the myth that if you eat “healthy” you don’t need to take vitamins. […]

Natural Medicines for Superbugs

Today’s world is fraught with all kinds of possible emergency situations where a person might not have access to prompt medical care. Between natural disasters, superbugs and the delay of treatment that implementation of Obamacare might cause, it would behoove us to learn of and have access to natural emergency medicine. CBS Sunday Morning, Jan […]

Hidden Factors that Hinder Weight Loss

According to NHANES (Nat’l Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) 64% of US adults are either overweight or obese. Over 300,000 US deaths a year are associated with obesity, making it now topple smoking as the #1 most preventable disease. There’s hardly a day goes by that I don’t have a customer tell me that they […]

Causes and Cures For Allergies

If you’re like most allergy and asthma sufferers, you either endure the symptoms, or you endure the side effects of the medications you take for the symptoms. Fortunately, there is a better choice. The words, allergic to imply that the allergenic substance is the cause, when in fact, this only demonstrates that the person has […]