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Scott Laird

About Scott Laird

Co-host of Shabbat Night Live and our resident naturopathic doctor, Scott Laird gives you all-natural answers to your health questions. He is also the ministry’s Communications Director, keeping you up-to-date on what we’re up to and how you can be a part of what’s happening next!
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Dairy Can Make Summer Allergies Worse

Does diet matter?
By Scott Laird, ND

Even if you’re not allergic to dairy during the rest of the year, it can be a problem during summertime if you have seasonal allergies to grass, pollen, etc.

Here’s how it works… Dairy causes phlegm to form in most children and adults. That’s just a fact of being human, not […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|The Health Awakening with Scott Laird|0 Comments

Midlife Fitness Predicts Long-Term Heart Health

Research is showing that a person’s fitness level at midlife is a strong predictor of long-term heart health.  In fact, it’s proving just as reliable as traditional risk factors like cholesterol level or high blood pressure.

The research focuses on how fast a person can run one mile:

High fitness: 8 minutes (men), 9 minutes (women)
Moderate fitness: 9 minutes (men), 10.5 […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog, The Health Awakening with Scott Laird|0 Comments

Heart Disease and Bone Loss: Could One be the Cause of the Other? By Scott Laird, ND

Here’s one for your “hmmm, now isn’t that interesting” file. A few years ago, researchers in Canada determined that “heart disease/failure is associated with a 30 percent increase in major fractures.”*

Sumit Majumdar, MD, of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and lead author of the study, said, “Our study demonstrates for the first […]

By |February 28th, 2017|The Health Awakening with Scott Laird|0 Comments

Dental Care: The Heartbeat of Great Health

Dental care is a no-brainer — everyone knows that brushing your teeth and flossing prevents gum disease.

But did you know it can go a long way to ensure your whole body stays healthy?

Naturally, we want to take preventative measures to eliminate every potential cause for malfunctioning cells and the diseases that result. We eat better […]

By |January 18th, 2017|The Health Awakening with Scott Laird|0 Comments

10-Year-Old Discovers Cancer Cure (?)

When I was 10 years old, Dad sent me out into the yard with a 5-gallon pail and a tool that looked like a broomstick with calipers on the end; it was a weed digger.

To use the tool, you would simply find a weed, stab the calipers into ground around the weed, step on the […]

By |October 24th, 2015|The Well Being with Scott Laird|27 Comments

Herbicide or Homicide? You Decide…

In the beginning, YeHoVaH commissioned us to “subdue” the earth — that doesn’t mean rule over it, but rather look after it. Farming chemicals are one BIG example of how we’re not doing our job… and endangering our own lives.

Roundup (the most common herbicide in the world) is the best example of this.

Originally developed in […]

By |September 14th, 2015|The Well Being with Scott Laird|44 Comments

Postmenopausal Diabetics Benefit Most From Diet and Exercise

Proper diet (a plant-based diet was YeHoVaH’s original plan for us in Genesis 1:29) and exercise is always a winner. But studies are showing that the ultimate winner of a plant-based diet and moderate exercise routine is postmenopausal women with diabetes.

First, the diabetes part.

A study from the Czech Republic has found that “a calorie-restricted vegetarian diet had greater […]

By |June 16th, 2015|The Well Being with Scott Laird|0 Comments

Midlife Fitness Predicts Long-Term Heart Health

Research is showing that a person’s fitness level at midlife is a strong predictor of long-term heart health, proving just as reliable as traditional risk factors like cholesterol levels and blood pressure readings.

The research focuses on how fast a person can run one mile:

High fitness: 8 minutes (men), 9 minutes (women)
Moderate fitness: 9 minutes (men), 10.5 minutes (women)
Low fitness: 10 minutes+ (men), […]

By |May 19th, 2015|The Well Being with Scott Laird|3 Comments

Exercise Makes Kids Smarter

It’s a zoo at our house lately — well, actually it’s more like the Olympics.

Whatever you want to call it, it’s really busy around here!

While taking a breather between gymnastics competitions for my 15-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, we found some interesting research from Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS).

They discovered that exercise is good not only for the […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|The Well Being with Scott Laird|4 Comments

Can You Translate “Manganese?”

Everyone thinks they know about health… but sometimes things get “lost in translation”.

As a naturopath, I hear people say this all the time:
“Manganese? Sure, that’s what you need to balance calcium, right?”
Actually, that’s magnesium.

Manganese is important, too, but nobody really knows what it does — even though you’re probably getting a ton of it if […]

By |March 27th, 2015|The Well Being with Scott Laird|15 Comments