Tag Archives: nutrition

Horseman’s Health: Remedies vs. Quick-Fixes

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) / There is no doubt that within the last 120 years, medicine has dramatically changed human health. Some advances have truly enhanced our lives. Antibiotics offer cures unlike anything previous in human history. Surgery has become a micro-art form. Also, however–and … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How Your Gut Affects Weight Loss

Many of us find that even eating a healthy wholefood diet, getting plenty of exercise, staying hydrated, and having techniques to cope with stress still isn’t enough when it comes to weight loss. We get to a certain point and can’t seem to get those stubborn few extra pounds gone. Especially if you are one … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health:The Mind-Body Connection

by guest contributor Barb Swanson “To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” ~Albert Schweitzer The Attitude ConnectionFor thousands of years, the state of your mind has been linked to the health of your body. In one way … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Truth About Diets

by guest contributor Barb Swanson Trying to figure out what a healthy diet consists of is hard. This article gives you a snap-shot on the Functional Nutrition viewpoint of truth vs. fiction in diets and supplements. There are a dozen celebrities touting a dozen different “best” diets and weight loss programs. We have internet health … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Full Spectrum Nutrition

In order for the human body to stay healthy and productive, a wide variety of nutrients is required. Macronutrients and micronutrients are both needed to maintain all the body’s functions. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, proteins, and amino acids. Micronutrients that the body needs in lesser amounts include vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. There … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2019

March 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 3 ================ In This Issue: Do You Know Your Hay? More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Do You Know Your Hay? Hay makes up the largest percentage of the diet for most horses. Bagged feeds should be a small part … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: About Chlorophyll

Guest article by Barbara Swanson and with thanks to Mark Segars The green blood of plants becomes the red blood of animals and humans! Certain of our body’s unique nutrients have an eerie relationship to pigments found in blue green algae. We are going to discuss one of the most important: Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring Forward Without the Winter Weight Gain

As we head into March and winter comes to an end, this is a good time to take a look at the added pounds many of us put on over the winter months and our overall health and nutritional habits. Putting on extra pounds over the winter months is a common problem since we don’t … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Simple Ways to Get a Nutritional Boost

Sometimes our busy lives keep us from slowing down enough to fix and eat as healthy as we know we should. It’s too easy to drive through a fast food joint, fix a boxed meal, or order delivery when life is hectic even though we are aware these types of foods have way too much … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Are You a Mutant and Can You Help It?

No, don’t take that the wrong way …when we ask you whether you are a mutant, we aren’t asking if you are some kind of freak or are from Mars. We just refer to the fact that the average rate of human DNA mutation is roughly 100-200 new mutations per generation (from mother to daughter, … Continue Reading »