Guest Blogger

Heather Manley N.D.

Heather Manley N.D.

Dr. Heather Manley, who in 2001 received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, is a practicing physician whose primary interest is preventative healthcare for families. She is the author of Human Body Detectives, her children’s educational series of story-telling books, ebooks, and iphone/ipad apps. She also promotes wellness and naturopathic healthcare on her website drheathernd.com. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband and two daughters, and is currently at work on the next Human Body Detectives adventure and is very excited for her new launch of HBDs Go to School elementary curriculum.

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Blog Posts by Heather Manley N.D.

  • What Sugars to Use… if any?

    What Sugars to Use… if any?

    The Art of Eating … Indulging our sensors  – smelling our foods, seeing our foods and tasting our food — make the whole eating experience (including digestion) into a powerful way to embrace our health and enjoy all the whole colorful (real) food that we have available to us. It seems easy but with all […]

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  • Sugar in the body… doesn’t look so good

    Sugar in the body… doesn’t look so good

    Although our taste buds may enjoy the indulgent of sugar, the rest of our bodies suffers as most to all nutrients are destroyed. No nutrients means no nourishment for the body, however, the worse crime is that sugar actually robs the body of nutrients in order for it to be processed in the body.

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  • Curious about Glycemic Load and Index?

    Curious about Glycemic Load and Index?

    I have written about glycemic index and load in the past but thought I would touch on it again…. The glycemic load is a ranking system for carbohydrate content in food portions. The glycemic index (gl) is the ranking of foods according to how quickly the food – glucose – will be absorbed in the […]

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  • Carbohydrates Basics: What they are,and what they do in the body

    Carbohydrates Basics: What they are,and what they do in the body

    It’s important to learn the basics of food chemistry. It is empowering to bring this awareness into light, however, I realize that it can be a tad overwhelming so my hopes are to provide you with the basics in a simple to understand way.

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  • Sugar Sweetness: Maybe not so Sweet

    Sugar Sweetness: Maybe not so Sweet

    Sugar… we all love its’ delicious sweetness it offers to our foods but do we need to be concerned about the effects it has on our body? Well, yes, we do. The bottom line about sugar and really, to lay it out straight; sugar is highly addictive, nutrient depleting, immune suppressing, and a food for […]

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  • Children and Stress

    Children and Stress

    Kids lead a stressful life. When babies, they are constantly learning – crawling, walking, talking – and as they become older, they are taking tests, dealing with everyday social issues and the emerging hormones.

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  • Spring Health Clean: Part 5

    Spring Health Clean: Part 5

    Bringing the green indoors Not only do houseplants bring both beauty and peace in our homes and they are able to break down these toxins by breathing in carbon dioxide and churning out oxygen thus making indoor air quality much cleaner. Yes, remembering to water them maybe challenging but engaging kids to help, can aid […]

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  • Spring Health Clean: Part 4

    Spring Health Clean: Part 4

    Greening your household cleaners It’s time to get under your kitchen sink (or wherever you keep those cleaning products) and take some notice to the cleaning products you are using. Take a moment to look at the label. Most store bought cleaners are filled with harmful ingredients that have been linked to many diseases – […]

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  • Spring Health Clean: Part 3

    Spring Health Clean: Part 3

    The Spring is the perfect time to optimize your liver function. The liver works hard in our body and has a major role in metabolism – detoxifying, making bile, hormone production to name only a few. Not only will your liver appreciate the TLC but your whole body will benefit  from the extra attention.

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  • Spring Health Clean: Part 2

    Spring Health Clean: Part 2

    What is an emunctory? An emunctory is an organ or duct that removes or carries waste from the body. Emunctories allow the body to cleanse out the unwanted wastes (carbon dioxide, toxins, cholesterol)  in our bodies through the skin, urinary, digestive, and respiratory systems. Sometime our bodies get a little overwhelmed and need some help […]

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