Labeling Food with GMO Ingredients

Corn-Golden-BeautyLooks like Vermont may be the first state to be labeling GMO products for their consumers. Of course, food manufacturers are strongly opposed to any such labeling, yet the public has a right to know if the food they are buying is GMO, especially as hidden ingredients in processed foods. No one would suspect succulent corn, or squash being bad for you, but those sweet cobs of corn that go so well with steak on the grill may not be so SWEET for your healthl!!! At least Vermont is on the right track.  A good reason to avoid processed foods too because, “More than 90 percent of the nation’s corn, soy, canola and sugar beets — from which the bulk of the nation’s sugar is derived — are GMO, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association has estimated that some 80 percent of foods found in grocery stores contain ingredients made from such crops. “


Time To Take Out The Cellular Trash



Have you been sitting too long? Time to Take Out the Trash!!! Did you know that the lymph system is the body’s garbage disposal system. Along with fighting disease, the lymph system gathers waste and excess fluid from cells and blood vessels. The only clincher: Unlike the vascular system, it does not have a large pump like the heart. It relies on skeletal muscles and movement to pump this “garbage” up to be dumped into the venous system so that it can be excreted out of the body. So, do your body a favor and take out the trash periodically!! Keep Moving throughout the day, do not remain sedentary for more than an hour. If you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods- Get up, stretch, and walk around the office.  Setting a timer to go off every hour, perhaps on your phone, can remind you to get up and move!


Naturvore Intervention Workshop


Naturvore Power Disease Intervention Workshops, at Bullington Gardens.

March 29, 2014 – Learn how to reduce your exposure and dependence on industrial medical therapies.

This workshop is an all-day retreat that is sure to improve your health, serenity and even financial security. Three local health professionals including Dr. Harpe will walk you through the Naturvore way with presentations and fun activities. This day will deliver a proven method to take charge of your health and reduce your exposure to medical therapies. We believe you will save money in the long-run because you can minimize current and future medical care. The day will include indoor and outdoor sessions designed to put Naturvore principles into action in your every day life.  Interact with Dr Harpe and discover your real health potential. Your mind and body will appreciate it. Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Request more information and register at 828-702-1325. Cost is $300 per person or $500 per couple. Senior discount $50.


This Naturvore Intervention Workshop is a wellness program intended to educate and motivate its participants to make life changes that will transform their health.  Activities will include lecture and discussion of Naturvore Principles, food preparation and balancing, navigating the grocery store and restuarants, life balance and time management,movement education and exercise participation. As a participant, you are responsible for knowing and observing your personal limitations and restrictions from a dietary and physical perspective. The presenters are professionals in their field, but are not held responsible for your personal medical conditions or reactions to activities or food consumption. Please come with a means to stay hydrated, comfortable clothing, a notebook for notes and any medications or assistive devices needed. The presenters also request that you save your phone and email correspondence for scheduled break times, so as not to interrupt the group. Your registration for the Naturvore Intervention Workshop includes:

  • 8 full hours of interactive, applicable, leading edge material benefiting your mind, spirit and body with an Internal Medicine Doctor, Occupational Therapist, and Yoga/Wellness Instructor.
  • A copy of Naturvore Power, written by presenter Charles Harpe, MD
  • A full length DVD, Yoga for Confidence, instructed by presenter Emily Van Eman, CYT, CPT
  • Multiple handouts and guides following the topics discussed for your home use and longterm application
  • A nutritionally balanced lunch and available snacks
  • A guided tour of local grocery store to discuss food selection
  • 1 month of email coaching to optimize your success

This is a powerful journey into your health and your outlook toward it. A positive and inquisitive mind will make it more meaningful to all involved. We look forward to sharing the day with you!

Bullington Gardens
95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Check in is at 8:00am, concluding at 5:30 at the Ingles on:
Hendersonville NC 28792
3643 Howard Gap Rd. (at Hwy 64)

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New Year Resolutions

Proverbial New You

Again, we are in the eve of a new year and most Americans are ready for that proverbial “new you.” This is understandable because by now our over-indulgence in manufactured foods and drinks has made us feel corrupted and bloated with excess. The traditional holiday gifts tend to promote misgivings about our health, as the customary consumer frenzy that began late November has climaxed, and now we wish to escape from it, perhaps even rejuvenate our lives hence forth. Some could say we are finally respecting self-preservation and subconsciously want to reduce the amount of industrial goods, materialism and artificiality in our lives.

A Balanced Life

Although it is generally not considered this way, I propose that the “new you” we desire represents a more primitive, more biologically authentic, identity that resides within each of us. Almost certainly, this identity includes a physique that is thinner, stronger and more aesthetically appealing, and follows a subconscious realization that our modern, “civilized,” physique is not the epitome of our success. But mostly, we seek change because we are frankly uncomfortable in our own skin. So, on the eve of every new year, we are compelled toward a more balanced life, to consume whole foods (like those our ancestors subsisted on), to engage in more exercise, to express more love and to perhaps even spend more time in nature’s refuge.

Primordial Wisdom

I urge the reader to cultivate his/her primordial wisdom, instead of searching for techno-health gimmicks as a means of self-improvement. Through our innate biological wisdom, we aim to improve our fundamental identity, our biological identity. Most certainly, the creation of a leaner physique representing improved function symbolizes a better relationship with ourselves. Don’t underestimate the power of fulfilling a new identity in a literal sense because it is unlikely that our personal renewal will be real or will endure past the Super Bowl weekend without such a change. This is how a Naturvore thinks.

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Weight Loss


28askwell weight-tmagArticleWeight loss is extremely desirable for most people, but one’s weight should not be the focus in achieving health; that is narrow-minded and prone to create additional problems. Weight management must be part of a comprehensive approach to health.

I recommend finding a physician who understands weight in a holistic way, one who also understands you and the barriers you face in sustaining your most optimal weight.

Sustaining a healthy weight requires a bit of skill. People tend to gain weight in America not because they are victims (although it may seem that way), but because they lack the skills necessary to counteract the super-sized, toxic American culture corrupting their life energy. Furthermore, the excess weight itself further unravels our natural disposition for health, preventing us from becoming our best.

Carrying excess weight is not simply an aesthetic issue. Excess weight creates its own stress in life and changes our genetic fates/outcome. Being overweight causes or portends:

– brain failure with dementia and strokes
– cancer
– heart disease, heart failure, vascular disorders and blood clots
– metabolic derangements including diabetes, vitamin deficiencies
– disabling arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
– hormone imbalances including loss of energy and sexual impotency
– high blood pressure
– kidney failure and dialysis
– autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus
– sensory loss and blindness
– liver failure and liver transplant
– the syndrome of multi-organ failure (becoming increasingly common in America)
– a negative psyche, less self-esteem, anxiety, insecurity, dependence
– loss of income and less favorable financial circumstances

Now, is the time for weight loss and we can help you with a sensible plan!