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Because Bristol: Meet alumna Laura T. Bomback, DC ’87

Laura T. Bomback, DC '87 Doctor of Chiropractic, Clinical Nutritionist and BCC Faculty Member Written by Bristol Community College alumna Cynthia G. Flanagan '99 Tell us what made you decide to come to BCC and enter the Health field: Although I was not the best student in high school, my favorite class was Biology taught by Mr. Charles Mendes who talked about health. I also had an after school job at a nursing home where the elderly residents had so many health issues that it got me thinking that being sick can’t be our only destiny. I figured that what [...]

10 Processed Foods to Never Feed Your Kids

10 PROCESSED FOODS TO NEVER FEED YOUR KIDS February 9, 2015 by Elizabeth 192 Featured, Food It may be easy to reach for one of these foods when your child is hungry, but have you ever really thought about what’s inside those processed convenience foods targeted at kids? Flip those colorful cartooned packages over and you’ll find almost as many artificial colors lurking in the ingredients. That list of ingredients is a long and confusing jumble of chemicals and carcinogens, like what you’ll find in these 10 cancer causing foods. Let’s take a closer look at what effects these foods are having on your child’s health, along with alternative [...]

Upcoming Lecture- All About Your Thyroid

      ALL ABOUT YOUR THYROID…  So many people, especially women, have a blood test to check their thyroid.  They are told many times that it is fine.  Ok…But why do they still feel bad, with fatigue, weight changes, hair loss, anxiety/ depression, mental fogginess, etc….etc.?  Some blood tests show that a person’s thyroid hormone levels are off and told they need medication to control it.  Medication does not help the thyroid heal and return to normal, it controls it.   Unfortunately, a thyroid blood test is not the best method of determining it’s health.  At Natural Health Solutions we use [...]

World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

March 1, 2012 World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers [...]

Watch Out For Synthetic Supplements and Vitamins

Big Retailers Ordered to Stop Selling ‘Adulterated’ and ‘Mislabeled’ Herbal Supplements BY NEWS DESK | FEBRUARY 3, 2015The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered four major retailers — Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC — to stop selling “adulterated” and “mislabeled” herbal supplements that independent lab tests show do not contain ingredients as stated on the labels. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sentcease-and-desist letters Monday to the heads of all four companies demanding that they stop selling their store-brand herbal supplements because DNA barcoding showed that 79 percent of them either didn’t contain the stated ingredient(s), or were contaminated by other filler materials such as rice and wheat [...]

5 Worst Protein Bar Ingredients

By Whole Lifestyle Nutrition Protein bars...so convenient yet so full of garbage. They hold the promise of being healthy, easy and full of muscle-building protein.  But have you ever taken a few minutes to look at what’s actually IN them? I think you’re going to be in for a shock when you read the TRUTH about the ingredients in some of the most popular protein bars on the market right now. Let’s get right to it: 1 - Soy Protein Isolate (SPI) This is, unfortunately, one of the most prevalent protein sources you’ll find in protein bars, especially those marketed [...]

Simple Keys To Help Harmonize Hormones

Simple Keys To Help Harmonize Hormones By Kerry Cradit, B.S. Nutrition and Food Science In our office we see a wide variety of complaints that are related to balancing hormones.  Patients tell us about their fatigue, headaches, cycle irregularities, weight gain, depression and anxiety.  All of these symptoms can be related to hormone balance.  But, in our office balancing hormones is easy because we support the organ that is under stress.  The thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, pituitary, hypothalamus, uterus, and pancreas are all hormonal organs.  By giving the organ what it needs to function properly hormonal balance is returned.  Here are [...]

Allergy Season Is Here! Will You Be Prepared?

Yay!!...Spring is here!  Can't wait to get out there, huh?  Me, too.  Unfortunately, for some people there is a price to pay for all that outdoors...runny and itchy eyes, congestion and sore throats that come with high pollen levels.  We've seen some allergy symptoms starting and associated fatigue that comes with it. We have excellent results using Nutrition Response Testing to determine if there is an organ dysfunction underlying the allergic reaction.  We have some great supplements that can help with restoring your health, but what's most important is definitely what you eat! If you eat something that you are [...]

10-Day Blood Sugar Program

Symptom Checker Do you have symptoms of unbalanced Blood Sugar? Fatigue Fat around belly Irritable Craving for sweets and/or coffee Afternoon headaches Lightheaded or shaky if meals delayed Excessive appetite Forgetfulness Dizziness Poor Circulation Why is Blood Sugar so important? Glucose is the medical term for sugar in the blood.  The pancreas regulates blood sugar levels by producing a substance called insulin.  Insulin carries blood sugar to the body's cells to be used as energy.  When the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, blood sugar levels begin to rise and high blood sugar or possibly diabetes sets in.  This is [...]