Cynthia's Holistic Health Care Library
Holistic health care consists of the prevention, treatment, and management of illness or disease and the preservation, maintenance or restoration of mental, physical and spiritual health through holistic methods. It attempts to bring harmony to all aspects of the individual's life, encourage healing, wholeness and optimal health and live life more fully regardless of the circumstance.
Contrary to traditional health care where the attention is aimed at treating symptoms with drugs and or surgery, in the holistic model, the primary focus is on finding the underlying cause of the symptoms and making changes in diet and lifestyle that are conducive to health.
Additionally, in the holistic healthcare approach, there is a strong emphasis on personal responsibility. The patient is an active participant in their health care plan. The relationship between the patient and the healthcare provider is cooperative and complimentary. They should work together as a team. The patient is the authority on their body and should become an expert in self-care.
Here in Cynthia's library, you will find an abundance of information to assist you in your self-care journey.
Learn how unidentified nutritional deficiencies impact your health and how a balanced and customized nutritional supplement can take all the guesswork out of which supplements are right for you and provide your body.
The ALCAT test
Use the ALCAT test to find out if hidden food sensitivities, environmental toxins or mold are at the root of your chronic illness, some of your physiological or psychological symptoms, health conditions or chronic pain.
Find out if Candida overgrowth is impacting your physical and mental health. Understand its role in chronic illness and other health conditions, including chronic pain and all psychiatric disorders, and how to recognize it and address it effectively.
Candida Albicans is a yeast that lives in the human body and can cause a variety of mental and physical health conditions when overgrowth occurs.
Vaginal Yeast Infection
The common vaginal yeast infection can be prevented by making simple changes in your lifestyle and diet.
Candida Symptoms in Males
Learn the most common Candida symptoms in males and how they are frequently misdiagnosed.
What are the main Candida causes? Learn how the modern day diet and medical treatments contribute to the epidemic of yeast overgrowth.
Best Probiotics for Candida
"Learn how to choose the best probiotics for candida.
What is the candida diet and how to design the one you need to relieve your symptoms.
Candida Diet Recipes
A variety of candida diet recipes to help keep your candida under control.
Candida treatment involves several complex factors. Learn the basics and how to make your approach most effective.
The use of antifungals, either natural or prescription based, is an important component for overcoming Candida overgrowth.
Holistic Candida Cleanse
Use a holistic Candida cleanse to get the most effective results with your treatment plan.
Should you try Threelac? Read my review and do some thorough research before making a decision.
Best Supplements for Candida
The best supplements for people with Candida will vary somewhat from person to person, but here are some general guidelines.
It's vital to understand how Candida biofilms develop, their impact on recovery and how to destroy them.
Candida Die Off
What is Candida die off and why does it occur? Learn the etiology, symptoms and how to reduce the severity.
Understand the limits of a candida test and which one is most effective.
Get the facts you need about Candida and save hundreds of dollars.
Use the simple, practical and affordable self-care technique of mindfulness to not only optimize your physical, emotional and spiritual health, but to live a richer, deeper and more meaningful life.
Mindfulness meditation is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, manage pain, alleviate depression and anxiety and promote optimal health physically, emotionally and spiritually overall.
Mindfulness Over Migraines
Learn how to use mindfulness to put a stop to your migraines.
Mindfulness Over Chronic Pain
Learn how you can use mindfulness to alleviate your chronic pain.
Benefits of Meditation
Use the many benefits of meditation to improve not only your spiritual health, but your physical and emotional health as well.
Living with Chronic Illness
Explore the impact of chronic illness on an individual's life and how to cope more effectively.
What is Brain Health?
Your brain is the captain of the ship and there cannot be optimal physical, emotional or spiritual health if it is not healthy.
What Causes Obesity?
Discover the truth about what really causes obesity and how you can lose weight easily and improve your overall health.
Sometimes It's Not Your Fault You're Overweight
Are you overweight? Learn how food allergy, food sensitivities, chemical allergies, hypothyroidism, and other metabolic disorders can impact weight gain.
Holistic Weight Loss Help
Weight loss information with a holistic approach gets to the root of the problem and helps you achieve long-lasting healthy weight loss results that are good for the body, mind, and heart.
Understanding How Your Immune System Works
Learn the fundamentals of how your immune system works and be astonished by its complex ability to protect your body from foreign invaders.
How to Strengthen Your Immune System
Learn how to strengthen your immune system with diet, a healthy gut, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements.
How to Reverse and Prevent Osteoporosis
How to reverse and prevent osteoporosis naturally, by understanding the true root causes of this condition.
The Little Known Health Benefits of Smiling
Discover all the powerful benefits of the simple act of smiling.
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
The causes of sleep deprivation and chronic insomnia and its impact on your health.
Natural Sleep Aids
Use these natural sleep aids that get to the root of the problem for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
How to Detox Your Body
How to detox your body the right and natural way.
Alternative Mental Health Options
Alternative mental health approaches believe the physiological and psychological are deeply intertwined and attempt to get to the root of the problem rather than medicating with prescription drugs.
Holistic Mental Health
Holistic mental health uses alternative mental health therapies instead of drugs, emphasizes the role of diet, nutrition, environment, body chemistry and the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit to produce optimal psychological health.
Causes of Anxiety Attacks
The causes of anxiety attacks are usually the result of a physiological problem in the body, not an emotional one. Holistic treatment for anxiety uncovers the root cause and helps you find true relief.
Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Natural remedies for anxiety that get to the root of the problem.
Causes of ADHD
Identify the causes of ADHD and you'll not only improve ADHD symptoms, but also protect yourself from other chronic degenerative health conditions.
The ADHD diet can result in immediate and drastic improvements in symptoms and protect your health from other health conditions.
Causes of Depression
The causes of depression may be situational or biochemical and can be improved through diet, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements.
Diet Nutrition and Your Mental Health
The role of diet and nutrition on your mental health.
What Your Psychologist Hasn't Told You About Anxiety & Depression
What Your Psychologist Hasn't Told You About Anxiety and Depression book helps you break free by uncovering the true biochemical roots.
There are many environmental health concerns that affect not only the planet but our mental and physical health as well. Many of the chronic health conditions we see today in society are the result of environmental toxins.
How Toxins Affect Your Health
Toxins have a profound impact on our physical, emotional and spiritual health, these are the many ways they make us sick.
Clean Up Your Indoor Air
Indoor air can be more toxic than outdoor air. Clean it up and improve your health
Mold and Your Health
Learn how mold affects your physical and mental health and how to prevent mold growth.
Pesticides and Your Health
The impact of pesticides on your mental and physical health.
22 Green Living Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health
Use these green living tips to protect the environment and your health.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
How to identify heavy metal toxicity symptoms and the associated conditions with the right test.
Chemicals in Fragrance
22 chemicals found in fragrance that can have an adverse effect on your mental and physical health.
Chemicals in Dryer Exhaust
Explore the toxicity of chemicals in your dryer exhaust and how it impacts your health.
Using Brainwaves to Manage Chronic Pain and Cope with Chronic Illness
Harness the power of alpha and theta brainwaves to manage your chronic pain, cope with chronic illness and/or increase creativity, intuition, awareness and insightfulness.
Coping with Chronic Pain
Explore a new view of pain and it's presence in our life and a variety of alternative health strategies for coping with the challenges.
The Best and Most Effective Natural Pain Relievers
An overview of some of the best natural pain relievers and the conditions they are most effective for.
Chronic Pain Management
Discover alternative chronic pain management techniques that are easy and cost effective.
End Your Cravings and Enjoy a Sugar-Free Life by Resetting Your Biochemistry Free Teleseminar
Register for Cynthia Perkins' free teleseminar/webcast, End Your Cravings and Enjoy a Sugar-Free Life by Resetting your Biochemistry.
How to Overcome Sugar Addiction
Learn how to overcome sugar addiction by addressing the true biochemical roots, depleted or imbalanced neurotransmitters in the brain.
How to Stop Sugar Addiction in 6 Simple Steps
Understand the basics for how to stop sugar addiction today in these 6 simple steps that get to the root of the cravings.
Sweet Poison - The Hidden Dangers of Sugar Addiction
Discover the hidden dangers of sugar addiction and how to kick your sugar habit.
How to Overcome Food Addiction, Compulsive Overeating and Bulimia
Learn how to overcome food addiction, compulsive overeating, bulimia and anorexia with simple changes in your diet and lifestyle.
Break Your Sugar Addiction Today Toolkit
A successful sugar addiction treatment and recovery program will get to the root of the problem and completely eliminate cravings.
Preventing & Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Use these three simple steps to not only prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes, but balance your cholesterol and triglycerides and encourage optimal health overall.
Identifying Insulin Resistance Symptoms
Comprehensive overview of insulin resistance symptoms, best diet and treatment that can reverse the condition.
Leptin resistance goes hand in hand with insulin resistance and can be a major contributor to sugar addiction, carb cravings, food addiction, compulsive overeating, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
The signs of hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, symptoms, diet, treatment approaches and the impact on your physical and emotional health.
Assertiveness is an important factor in mental and physical health. Learn 15 easy steps to more assertive behavior.
The Healing Power of Love
The healing power of love in healing, managing or overcoming a chronic health condition.
The Benefits of Exercise
Discover the many benefits of exercise for your physical, emotional and spiritual health
Dr. Al Sears PACE Program
Review and benefits of Dr. Al Sears PACE exercise program and why it is so beneficial for the sympathetic nervous system.
3 Steps for Managing Cognitive Impairment
Symptoms of cognitive impairment in chronic illness and how to manage them effectively.
Living In Spite of Your Symptoms
Learning to live in spite of the symptoms, challenges and limits of chronic illness or chronic pain.
10 Holistic Diet Tips - Sticking with Your Restrictions
Holistic diet tips for helping you adhere to your restrictions.
Breathing for Improved Health and Symptom Management
Deep breathing exercises are a simple cost-effective technique to improve your health, relieve stress, manage pain and soothe the body, mind and self.
Breathwork: The Easiest and Most Cost-Effective Holistic Health Strategy
Breathwork is the simplest, most cost-effective holistic health strategy you can use to improve your emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Gratitude - Use it To Enhance Your Life
Cultivating gratitude can be a very effective coping tool and help you live life more fully when you live with chronic illness.
Humor and Inspiration Enhance Your Health
Humor and inspiration have a powerful impact on your emotional, psychological and spiritual health. With a little laughter, you can improve your outlook on life, boost your immunes system, decrease stress, relieve pain, improve your mood, feel more connected and much more.
Getting Back to Nature
Getting back to nature is one of the simplest and most affordable self-care strategies we have available to us, that will enhance our physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Cognitive reframing techniques are a powerful tool that can be used cope more effectively with the challenges of chronic illness.
Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue or Adrenal Exhaustion?
Learn the causes and symptoms of adrenal fatigue and adrenal exhaustion, and how to provide adrenal support.
Neurotransmitters and Your Health
Neurotransmitters play a crucial role in our physical, mental and spiritual health. Learn how to identify a neurotransmitter deficiency or imbalance with cutting-edge tests and how to correct them.
Recognizing and Balancing Hormone Imbalance
How to identify and correct the symptoms of male and female hormone imbalance with a saliva hormone test, bioidentical hormones and a variety of other natural hormone balancing methods.
Health Benefits of Drinking Water
The health benefits of drinking water are abundant, so drinking enough water each day is crucial.
Are Intestinal Parasites Affecting Your Health
Discover how intestinal parasites can affect your physical, mental and spiritual and how to make an accurate diagnosis.
Minerals and Your Health
Minerals are important building blocks for mental and physical health.
An Alternative Alcoholism Treatment
Discover an alternative alcoholism treatment that looks at the role of diet and nutrition.
Undiagnosed hypothyroidism is very common in our society and is often a contributor to fatigue, depression, weight gain.
Colon cleansing is a very beneficial and effective method for maintaining a healthy colon that functions optimally and enhances mental and physical health.
What Causes Constipation?
Understanding what causes constipation is crucial for finding relief. Learn the primary causes of constipation and the steps you need to take for prevention.
Good Colon Health
Learn why good colon health is important and how to promote it
Colon Cleansing Herbs
A variety of colon cleansing herbs are very effective for maintaining optimum intestinal health. Explore some of the most popular herbs and the results you can achieve.
Natural Colon Cleansing
Incorporating a variety of natural colon cleansing practices in your life will keep your bowel functioning optimally and protect you from some common colon problems like constipation or diarrhea.
An overview of IBS: including symptoms, the best diet, treatment and general etiology from an alternative health view.
Holistic medicine strives to help the individual to achieve the highest level of functioning and a sense of well-being regardless of presence or absence of illness or disease, resulting in a more balanced and harmonious life that is lived as fully and completely as possible.
Our sexual health has a powerful impact on our physical, mental and spiritual health, because sex has many positive effects on the body, mind and spirit.
Sex and Chronic Illness
How chronic illness impacts your sex life and how to minimize it's negative effects.
Good dental health has a significant effect on our mental and physical health and is much more complex than just brushing or flossing.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Overview
An overview of Fibromyalgia, (aka FMS) its main symptoms, triggers, theories on cause, position in the medical community and impact on the inflicted individual's life.
Identifying the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Identify the primary and secondary symptoms of Fibromyalgia and their impact on the inflicted individuals life.
Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Environmental Triggers
Explore fibromyalgia symptoms and their relationship to environmental triggers.
The best Fibromyalgia treatments are unique for each individual and usually involve a variety of different alternative health care approaches incorporated simultaneously.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Multiple chemical sensitivity - how it's acquired, what are its symptoms and the impact on the individual's life.
MCS Fact Sheet
MCS, also known as multiple chemical sensitivity, information sheet reprinted from the Department of Human Services.
Explore some of the most common Menopause symptoms, their causes, the significant impact on a woman's life and some steps she can take to find relief.
Natural Remedies for Menopause
Explore some of the most common Menopause symptoms, their causes, the significant impact on a woman's life and some steps she can take to find relief.
Herbs for Menopause
Explore some of the most common and effective herbs for menopause and the symptoms they will relieve.
Early menopause, also called premature menopause, occurs at an earlier age than expected. Explore the causes and best management approaches.
Early Menopause Symptoms
Discover the most common early menopause symptoms that occur during perimenopause, why they occur and the natural methods you can use for management and relief.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
An overview of the complicated and disabling condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS. A look at the most significant symptoms, characteristics and their range of severity.
The migraine headache is the mother of all headaches that produces excruciating pain and disrupts the lives of those inflicted. Information, advice, and humor for living with migraines.
Migraine Headache Symptoms
Explore some of the most common migraine headache symptoms, their impact on the individual's life and steps that can be taken to alleviate them.
Identify your migraine triggers to reduce the frequency of attacks, prepare and cope more effectively and improve the quality of your life.
Natural Migraine Relief
You can find natural migraine relief through a variety of natural remedies and techniques.
Effects of Stress
The effects of stress on our life is an important issue for any health-conscious individual today. Explore some of the many ways it affects our mental, physical and spiritual health.
Dysautonomia - Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
Dysautonomia, also known as autonomic nervous system dysfunction, is a complex and serious health concern that affects millions.
Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Your Health
An overview of chronic stress, its effect on your health, and the profound ramifications it can have physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Managing stress is essential to your physical, mental and spiritual health. Learn a variety of techniques for the relief you desire.
Limbic System Retraining
Learn how limbic system retraining can help you overcome or improve adrenal fatigue, MCS, CFS, and EHS. Review of Dynamic Neural Retraining - DNR and Amygdala Retraining programs.
What is Cortisol
An overview of what is cortisol, why it's important to understand and how it can affect your physical and mental health.
How and why spiritual health is so important for our mental and physical health and our overall well being. Ways to enrich it and use it to improve our life and health.
The Law of Attraction
Questions, thoughts and reflections on the law of attraction and The Secret. Is it valid, what are the benefits and limits?
The road to spiritual development is usually a rocky one achieved through a variety of painful spiritual lessons.
The spiritual path is a road to finding our true self, living an authentic life and striving to reach our fullest potential as a human being. It's an individualized journey that enables us to live as consciously and aware as possible.
Diet and Spirituality
Discover how your diet is the foundation for your spirituality and what foods will help you achieve optimal spiritual health.
Good Carbs Bad Carbs
Obtaining the facts about good carbs bad carbs is crucial for protecting and/or improving your physical, mental and spiritual health.
Type 2 Diabetes Diets
Learn the criteria for the right type 2 diabetes diets and how it can improve your endocrine system and overall health.
The Paleolithic Diet
The Paleolithic diet, also known as the caveman diet, paleo diet or hunter-gatherer diet, is the diet that human beings were genetically designed to eat and will help you optimize your physical, mental and emotional health.
Healthy Diet Plan
Learn the basics of designing a healthy diet plan that is right for your unique biochemistry.
Discover how unidentified food allergies can impact your mental and physical health and how to detect them.
Why You Shouldn't Be a Vegetarian
The many science-based reasons for why you shouldn't be a vegetarian and how it damages your brain and physical health .
Functional Medicine - What is it and How Can it Help You?
Learn how you can optimize your mental and physical health by identifying the underlying biochemical causes of your condition, disorder or symptoms.
The Organic Acids Test
The Organic Acids Test is an excellent tool to help identify the underlying biochemical causes of all chronic physical and psychiatric health disorders.
RBC Mineral Test
The RBC Mineral Test is the most reliable method of assessing your nutrient mineral status and recent or ongoing toxic metal exposure.
The hair analysis is one of the most affordable and effective methods of identifying toxic metals in the body.
GI Effects Stool Test
The GI Effects Stool Test uses DNA analysis to asses the health of the gut and identify pathological organisms, which is a more advanced, accurate and effective method than culture-based testing.
Adrenal Stress Test - Cortisol Saliva Test
The cortisol saliva test, also known as the adrenal stress test, is the most effective and reliable method for assessing the health and function of the adrenal glands.
Fatty Acids Bloodspot Test
The fatty acids bloodspot test is an easy and simple self-screening tool you can use in the privacy of your own home to identify fatty acid deficiencies or imbalances.
Amino Acids Plasma Test
The Amino Acids Plasma Test is an invaluable tool to help you identify the root causes of medical or psychological conditions and alleviate symptoms you may be experiencing.
Use the Detoxigenomics profile to identify genetic weaknesses in your detoxification system and optimize your epigenetic expression.
Learn how holistic doctors can assist in your health care journey and where to find one.
Holistic Health Organizations
An overview of the some most valuable holistic health organizations and how they can assist you.
Holistic Health Practitioner
The philosophy of a holistic health practitioner, how they can help you and where to find them.
Holistic Health Degrees
Six of the best holistic health degrees from the limited number of choices at a holistic health college.
Holistic Nursing Degrees
Holistic nursing degrees currently don't exist, but you can be a holistic nurse with certification from AHNA.
What is Holistic Health?
Get a better understanding of the philosophy behind holistic health and how can it help you.
Use holistic nutrition to achieve optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Holistic remedies are a valuable and effective alternative health option for the body mind and spirit.
Holistic Help Free Newsletter.
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Holistic Books for Self-Care
Cynthia share's her collection of life management strategies and tips for optimizing your health.
Natural Ways to Quit Smoking
These natural ways to quit smoking help you overcome your cravings for nicotine by getting to the root of your addiction.
Meditating for Health
Meditating for Health is a simple and easy to understand guide to help you master the basics of mindfulness meditation in minutes.
Adrenal Recovery Basics
Prerecorded webinar covering the basics of adrenal recovery with holistic health counselor Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.
Living Life to the Fullest: Creative Coping Strategies for Managing Chronic Illness
A self-care manual to help you manage chronic illness and live life to the fullest.
About Cynthia Perkins
Learn more about Cynthia's expertise, background and education.
Holistic Health Counseling
Need someone to talk to who understands? If you're ready to take it another step further and would like a more personal approach, give me a call to set up a phone consultation.
Inspirational quotes to nurture spirituality, brighten your day and enhance a holistic life style.