Renewable Energy Facts

After hundreds of hours of research regarding renewable energy, we would like to share with our customers this vital information.  There are many types of renewable energy for residential and commercial use.  Due to enormous advances in solar technology over the past three to five years, we feel that every home in America should take advantage of this wonderful, money-saving technology.

With improved technology and improved pricing and government rebates today, one can install solar panels on their home for virtually zero out-of-pocket money.  Our philosophy has been to be prepared for the future.  We feel that embracing renewable energy is one of the most important concepts in being prepared for the future.

Due to the research and the interest in this affordable technology, we have decided to organize a group of women to help their friends and neighbors learn what the true facts are regarding renewable energy.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in learning more about this new approach to the solar market as a renewable source, invite them to come to a special meeting on Thursday, January 25th, 20127 at 7:00 p.m., located at Healthy Life Institute, 1156 South State Street, Suite 206, Orem, UT 84097.  The information being presented will be well-worth their time and effort to attend.

Healthy Life Institute has been dedicated over the past 15 years educating the public on how to build a resilient life.  We teach them to learn, take control, take action and track progress.

Our Mission Statement for the past several years has been . . .“to help each individual and their families gain a better understanding of their physical, mental, emotional, financial and preparedness health.  We invite each person to take good care of their bodies because, in reality, it is the only place one has to live.”

Our Motto:  Your Health is Your Choice!

If you have any questions, please call us at:  801-358-4777





Solar Energy

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Solar Energy is rapidly becoming a more viable solution to our energy needs

We are a solar brokerage and can help you find the best solar solution for your home or business.  We are certain that you are aware of the rising costs of electricity, and it is steadily rising.  We have been researching alternative power sources over the past several months.  We have recently affiliated with a rapidly growing company that is bringing solar to the local market and nationally.  The experts will share the many advantages to having Eclipse Energy work with you about installing solar panels on your home and how you can save money.

If you live along the Wasatch Front in Utah, we invite you and your spouse to attend a special meeting so we can share the important information that we have gathered.

If you are able to come early, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on January 5, 2017 and bring your most recent power bill, we could share with you an estimate of the money you will save by installing solar on your home through Eclipse Energy.  The meeting is located at Healthy Life Institute, 1156 S State St, Suite 206, Orem UT (in business building behind Arby’s) There is plenty of free parking.

Break Addiction to Carbohydrates

What to Eat:

  • SGut-BrainConnectionelect natural, unprocessed foods
  • Choose foods low to moderate on Glycemic Index
  • Do not skip meals
  • For several weeks, avoid dairy, breads and cereals of any kind
  • Eliminate corn and peanuts
  • Balance protein intake with green leafy vegetables daily

Thinking Out Loud:

  • The Human Body is the greatest creation
  • The thing that gives the body and the spirit its greatest significance Is:
    • The BRAIN
    • The MIND
    • The Ability to THINK
      • “As a man [woman] thinketh . . ., so is he . . . .” Proverbs 23:7

Important Questions to Ask Yourself:

  1. Why should I think?
  2. How should I think?
  3. What should I think about?
  4. What should I do about what I think?

The first question:  Why should I think?

It helps me to determine what I will accomplish in breaking my addiction to carbohydrates

It also helps me to determine what I will become

Second Question:  How should I think?

It helps me to determine what attitudes I am going to have for the day, the week, the month or even the year

It helps me build my character:






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Third Question:  What should I think about?

It helps me when I think about the decisions I am making

  • What am I going to eat for the day, for the week ahead–plan ahead
  • What other activities am I going to do to keep from craving fast foods, etc.

Fourth Question:  What should I do about what I think?

It is believed that when I write down my goals or decisions, they become more realistic or tangible

It helps me build on my accomplishments

I am more careful to use good judgment and wisdom in reaching my potential

Follow a Pattern

Read great ideas aloud to yourself

  • Pass an idea through your mind
  • You hear this idea
  • What you are saying stirs your emotions
  • The idea becomes deeply stamped into your heart
  • You have now addressed a very important person–yourself


  1. Memorize uplifting ideas that have been put into the best words and sentences by others
    1. These ideas will be almost as valuable to me as if I thought them myself
    2. They will help me get my mind off of food cravings that sabotage my health
  2. This is an important procedure for:
    1. Self-Motivation
    2. Self-Inspiration
    3. Self-Development

Leaving You with this Thought:

I think the deepest hunger of the human soul is to be recognized, valued, appreciated and understood.  When you acknowledge others and adapt yourself in an effort to reach them, in effect you say to them, . . .’You matter.  You are a person of worth.  You have intrinsic merit, and I’m not comparing you with anyone.  You are precious.  And if you allow me into your world, I know that I’m on sacred ground.”  ~ Stephen R. Covey

An affirmation you could use from the above quote might be:

I matter.  I am a person of worth.  I have intrinsic merit, and I’m not comparing myself with anyone else.  I am precious.

Seasonal Affective Disorder


Do you look forward to or dread the brisk fall and winter days?

Are you in the 6.7% population of the United States of America who suffer from worsening symptoms of depression during the winter months?  Or do you have less severe form of depression dubbed “winter blues”?

Do you have symptoms of:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Too much sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight gain

They are other symptoms of depression.

Experts believe that Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD starts with a body clock that’s out of sync.  Believe it or not, it is associated with the lack of natural sunlight.  It produces such feelings as sluggishness and food cravings.  Who would have thought!  Also, it manifests itself when you have difficulty getting up and getting to work on time.

Your Brain needs sunlight; otherwise, it works overtime producing melatonin.  It is an important hormone regulating your Gu-BrainImagebody clock and sleep patterns and it has been linked to depression.  Not only your skin, but your Brain needs Vitamin D.  Are you getting enough Vitamin D?  It certainly helps with those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Beat the Winter Blues:

  1. Get 30 minutes of sunlight daily
  2. Get outside and exercise like walking
  3. Eat a Healthy Diet including vegetables, protein, and some complex carbohydrates; avoid white breads, rice, and sugar, Genetically Modified Foods, etc.
  4. Work on those New Year’s Resolutions–Are they attainable? Are they worked on daily?
  5. Embrace the Season by looking for the best the Cold and Snow has to offer you
  6. RELAX!  We know you’re busy, but everyone needs some time off.  Read a book or take Yoga classes to help you
  7. Get Social Support with someone when you’re down.  Giving someone else a boost is a great reliever of depression or stress
  8. Catch up on Sleep–with a little time management and self-discipline you can meet this need—Be consistent with when you go to bed and when you wake up
  9. Treat Yourself! Do something that motivates you–like going to a play, taking a class or a series of classes, a day at the spa, or even a weekend trip
  10. Forgive Yourself and Others–Let go of the Wrongs people have done to you.  Let Your Light shine!
  11. Take off those sunglasses and let the light in
  12. *Order some Vitamin D3 with K2 in Capsule or Liquid form to take daily–these are in their natural form and have been known to reverse skin and mood disorders
  13. Replace indoor light bulbs with Full-Spectrum light bulbs.  *Himalayan Salt Lamps are a great resource for those suffering with SAD because they take the Negative Ions out of the air you breathe in your home or office

Direct sun exposure is the best source of Vitamin D, but it is not enough:

  • It takes 48 hours from the time you’re in the sun until vitamin D reaches your blood stream;
  • Sunscreen blocks or limits your vitamin D intake;
  • UV-A rays through windows of your home, your car or your office deplete Vitamin D
  • Eat Fish, *Fish Oil Supplements like Omega 3, 6 & 9, Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Mushrooms and Sprouts to get more Vitamin D
  • Supplement with Vitamin D if you’re taking Statin Drugs to lower your cholesterol levels; Vitamin D production is dependent on having adequate cholesterol in your body.


  • Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, The Life Force Diet, Five Natural Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, October 28, 2010.
  • Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor and Health Educator, 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, 2011.
  • Kathleen Doheny, Fending Off Depression Symptoms in Winter, WebMD Feature, accessed 1/2015.
  • Ionizing Himalayan Salt Lamps are available at Healthy Life Institute*
  • Vitamin D3 with K2 (capsule or liquid form) are available at Healthy LIfe Institute*

Call Healthy LIfe Institute at 801-358-4777 to schedule an appointment to have your hormones tested or see if you lack Vitamin D.  Your questions are important to us, please call!  

Auto-immune Reactions or Allergies in Your Family

” . . . there are many . . . surprising effects of intestinal parasitic infection that often occur outside your digestive system.” Leo Galland, M.D.

“If you think intestinal parasites only lead to gut disturbances such as upset stomach and diarrhea, think again.  Because problems that happen in your stomach don’t stay in your stomach.”

Dr. Galland says that [these surprising effects] are primarily due to allergic and autoimmune reactions provoked by the parasites and include:

  • Asthma
  • Hives
  • Arthritis
  • Uveitis (inflammation of the interior of the eye)
  • Blood clots caused by antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Paralysis (Guillain-Barre syndrome)
  • Malnutrition

The most common effects of intestinal parasites is food allergy.  It is Dr. Galland’s belief that anyone with food intolerance or allergy should be tested for intestinal parasites.

Unsuspected Causes of Chronic Illness

Parasites may cause allergic or autoimmune disorders in two ways:

1.  The inflammation caused by an intestinal infection can cause an increase in the permeability of the small intestine, a phenomenon known colloquially as “leaky gut”.

2.  Over two-thirds of your body’s immune system is located in the wall of the small intestine.  The immune cells (called lymphocytes) leave the intestine and travel all over your body.  When activated by a parasitic infection, they can carry the inflammatory message to your joints, your skin, your eyes, and your lungs.

Parasites and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Chronic Entamoeba histolytica infection of humans has been associated with autoimmune phenomena such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Research suggests that an excessive and prolonged antibody response to Entamoeba histolytica or other enteric organisms may contribute to joint inflammation in RA.

Parasite Problem is Worldwide

Parasitic infection is not unusual for people living in the United States.  Americans can get parasites all of the time, even if they don’t travel outside of the country.  Staying clear of parasites can be a challenge especially with people from other countries traveling to the U.S. or produce that is imported here.

“Over 90 percent of individuals infected with Entamoeba histolytica are asymptomatic.  Asymptomatic carriers may spread infection to others who then develop symptoms.”

What’s living in Your Digestive Tract?

People are exposed to one of the most toxic environments within their own gastrointestinal tract.  Every inch, from the mouth to the anus, is colonized by bacteria.

The gastrointestinal tract is a complex and dangerous frontier

All nutrients required for your life must pass through the gastrointestinal tract–in this large area–there is much that can go awry.  This leads to a rather larger range of ailments.  The intestinal tract is the largest organ of immune surveillance and response in the human body.   Often known as “the second brain”.

Billions of Bacteria Lend a Helping Hand

There are over 500 species of bacteria that live in the healthy human body.  Bacteria have been around longer than humans and have been with us ever since.  The normal healthy bacteria help you generate energy from food you eat.

Medicines Can interfere with Bacteria

Alteration in the level of normal flora by antibiotics has long been known to allow secondary infection by pathogenic bacteria and yeasts.

Bacteria Gone Bad

Bacteria are dangerous tenants, causing dysbiosis (cell death)–a common problem.  Some by-products of bacterial enzyme activity, like ammonia, hinder normal brain function.  When absorbed into the body, they must be removed by the liver.

Reinoculate the Bowel

Get off of your antibiotics and reinoculate your bowel with good bacteria by preparing your own probiotics such as:  fermented vegetables, yogurt, kefir, and fermented/dehydrated nuts and seeds.


Galland, L., M.D., “What’s LIving in Your Digestive System”, The Huffington Post, 03/02/2011.

Galland, L. (1989)  “intestinal protozoan infection is a common unsuspected cause of chronic illness.”  Journal of Advancement in Medicine, 2, 529-552.

Cernohous, Sarica, L.Ac, MSTOM, BSBA, The Funky Kitchen, Living Wellness, LLC, Peoria, AZ,  2013


Healthy LIfe Institute offers educational materials and a non-invasive computerized health analysis on a personalized basis, by appointment only.  Call 801-358-4777



Breast Thermography vs Mammogram

In November 2009 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that for women ages 41-50 that a mammogram should be considered a very private decision between doctor and patient.  Currently the most utilized breast cancer screening techniques are done with ultrasound or mammography.  Many believe that a mammogram is the best test for detecting breast cancer early; however, according to studies conducted, a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier and produce unambiguous results which cuts down on additional testing.  Thermography doesn’t hurt the body or sensitive breast tissue.  Dr. Christiane Northrup

Breast thermography detects patterns of heat produced from the increased circulation produced by abnormal metabolic activity in cancer cells.  It is a physiological test that detects changes in breast tissue that shows the correlation with the presence cancer or pre-cancer states.  

Thermography does not use any form of ionizing radiation (x-ray).  Thermography uses an infrared thermograph camera that makes tens-of-thousands of detailed measurements of skin temperature at a distance of five to eight feet.  It collects electronic data of absolute temperature measurements viewed by an electronic image giving a spectrum of colors.  The colors indicate increased or decreased levels of infrared radiation or Heat being emitted from the body’s surface.

Breast thermography has the ability to detect the first signs that cancer may be forming up to 10 years before any other procedure can detect it.  

Thermography is safer than mammography because:

  • it doesn’t spread cancer cells throughout your body by rupturing capillaries near undetectable cancers;
  • it cannot ruin your figure;
  • it gives off zero radiation;
  • it catches 90% of cancers (compared to 5-80% by mammography);
  • it signals very few false positives (only  10% compared to 27% by mammography;
  • it has predictive value–the hotter the tumor, the faster it’s growth;
  • while mammography shows only structure by x-rays, thermography shows live function by heat;
  • because it predicts, it gives you advance warning of possible trouble. 

Source:   Dr. Robert J. Rowen, M.D., Second Opinion Health Newsletter

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

There is early detection through Thermography Screening.  The faster a malignant tumor grows, the more infrared radiation is generated.  Results from thermography screening can lead to earlier detection and longer life.

Medically, it is not known the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC).  It is suspected that it’s a pathogen, i.e. visual signs of an infected insect bite that is spreading throughout the breast.

  • may be connected to 6% of breast cancers;
  • fast growing inflammatory cancer with low survival rates;
  • mammograms do not pick up this kind of cancer;
  • self-examinations do not help detect IBC;
  • thermograms will detect IBC 


Be treated early for Breast Cancer–only 20% of biopsied breast lumps are cancerous.  If cancer is found early, there are choices for treatment.  With prompt treatment the outlook is good.  Most women treated early for breast cancer will be free from it for the rest of their lives.

Places in Utah for Breast Thermography are:

Utah Thermography Clinic, Dr. Phil Hoekstra, Thermologist, 34 South 500 East, Suite 103, SLC, UT 84121   Phone:  801-885-4616 or 801-518-8396.

Baker Chiropractic & Accident Rehabilitation —  Mobile Unite by St. George Thermography Thermography Scheduling:  435-862-1896 — 2255 N University Parkway #3, Provo UT 84604


If you are interested in a workshop on Breast Health and Hormone Dysregulation, Healthy LIfe Institute will be hosting one in the near future.  Call 801-358-4777 for a schedule.  The workshop is free!




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