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Thursday, January 6, 2011


Okay, it is time to shape up! Too tired? Not enough hours in the day? Go get out your schedule...I will wait! Only 33% of Americans get the daily exercise needed to maintain health. Let's increase that number!

Okay, now that you have your schedule, pencil in time to walk, run, bike, dance, do jumping jacks (whatever activity will get you moving). I don't care if it is 5 minutes a day to start, but schedule it! If you want to feel better and have more energy it is time to get moving!

You CAN do it! You can add exercise into your daily routine whether you are a person who works around the clock or if you are an out of shape couch potato with little energy. Write down the activity you will participate in and the length of time. Put it on your calendar, in your phone, or on a task in your computer so you will be reminded daily!

Now is the time for MOVEMENT! You can succeed!

Just a friendly reminder from AHS to get moving!

Live Well...Naturally!
Amanda Costello

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Alternative Health Solutions (AHS) has moved to Southern California. Our office will be open the week of August 16th! Our new phone is (951) 296-5624. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any of your health & wellness needs.

We are excited to offer face to face Skype consults to those who want a more personable appointment.

Thank you for your business and support! We look forward to a continued wellness relationship!

Live Well...Naturally!

Amanda Costello, CPhT
Your Holistic Health Practitioner

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

AHS is Moving to Southern California


Alternative Health Solutions (AHS) is moving to Southern California. Our office will be closed beginning June 14th with plans to re-open August 14th! Thank you for your business and support! It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to continue offering our services in Southern California. We will be able to maintain contact with you via phone, email, and face to face consults via Skype.

We are very excited about this move and feel it will be an amazing opportunity to expand AHS! California is definitely all aboard when it comes to natural approaches to wellness. Our website address and email will remain the same. Therefore, if you have any questions/concerns please contact us via email.

Thank you once again for all your support. Have a great summer and remember to Live Well...Naturally!

This is Amanda Costello, CPhT, encouraging you Live Well...Naturally!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010



Alternative Health Solutions has invested in a Bio-energetic Testing System and will be offering free Parasite/Pathogen scan to its clients for a limited amount of time. There is no catch or obligation. We simply want to provide this service for FREE to become very adept with running the equipment. The process will involve scanning for common parasites and pathogens.

What does the scan involve?
It involves sitting comfortably for 20-30 minutes. That is it!

What happens if parasite frequencies or pathogens are noted?
We determine based on your symptoms (if any) whether to schedule Bio-Energetic Sessions to eradicate the frequencies or AHS can make other recommendations.

Please call (269) 629-0083 or email today to schedule your FREE pathogen/parasite Scan.

I look forward to working with you.

This is Amanda Costello, CPhT., encouraging you to Live Well...Naturally!

Due to FDA regulations and various state laws, no medical claims can be made for this device. All of the information expressed must be considered theoretical and unproven and for experimental research only.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Hi there!

Just wanted you to know I will be working with a new vitamin and supplement line called Premier Research Labs! They are just what I was looking for and more.

This company is famous for being excipient-free. This means that there are absolutely no additives, toxins, fillers, or unnecessary ingredients in them! This is exceptional because many vitamins don't work for that very reason.

In my 12 plus years working in the health industry I have never found a company such as this. What is even more exciting is that their prices are highly comparable.

Please contact me if you would like to review a product catalog or place an order. All new clients will receive a 10% off retail.

This is Amanda Costello, CPhT, encouraging you to Live Well...Naturally! a health consultation please call 269.629.0083 or email

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thyroid Health

Symptoms of an under active thyroid (Hypothyroid)
Weight Gain (or inability to loss weight)
Low body temperature (cold intolerance)
Dry skin & hair (hair loss)

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
Fast heart rate
Heat intolerance (feeling hot)
Trembling & nervousness
Frequent bowel movements
Weight Loss

The thyroid gland regulates our metabolism and temperature (among other things). Hence, when it is under active we are fatigued, have low body temperature, and tend to gain weight. When it is overactive our heart races, we become heat intolerant, and have significant weight loss. In order to properly maintain thyroid health we need to make certain we are receiving proper amounts of minerals, especially iodine.

Iodine is readily found in iodized salt, natural sea salt, and in seaweed/kelp products. Iodine is also found in many vegetables if the soil has proper amounts of iodine in it (near an ocean). Most hypothyroidism is found in areas where there is only fresh water since iodine comes from the ocean. Hence, Michigan, being surrounded by fresh water, is one of the leading states for hypothyroidism (considered the Goiter Belt). It is very important to have proper amounts of iodine in our diet for our bodies make its own thyroid hormones.

There are recommended Iodine Supplements and Thyroid Supplements (combinations of herbs, minerals, and/or glandulars) which promote thyroid health available at your local health food store; however, I do not recommend anyone taking iodine or thyroid products without first speaking with their health care provider.

I recommend two easy to read books written by Dr. David Brownstein: “Salt Your Way to Health” and “Iodine, Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It.” If you have thyroid concerns these are excellent resources.

Last, but not least stress plays a significant role in a properly functioning thyroid. We all need to "take a moment" (thanks to my dear friend Patty) every day and relax. Even 5 minutes of deep breathing and stretching can impact your body significantly. Try to make it a point to laugh everyday...this is also a good stress relief.

This is Amanda Costello, CPhT, encouraging you to Live Well...Naturally!
For a health consultation please call 269.629.0083 or email

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School Flu

August is here and those with kids are gearing up for school! Unfortunately, in most communities, school-age children are the first age group to get the flu and then bring it home and to places where they interact with other kids. With the new viral strains on the rise and threat of swine flu how can we protect ourselves?

1. STRESS will wear down your immune system. So organize you and your children’s lives now. Stick to a schedule and do not overbook yourselves. It is good to remain active, but make sure there is down time for your body to relax.

2. EAT a diet full of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Plan in advance to send kids with healthy snacks for after school sports and recreation. Sugar will immensely hinder the immune system to respond so steer clear from high sugar snacks.

3. IMMUNIZATIONS may be ineffective! There have been numerous studies showing the flu shot is not effective. Be careful! Do not take a flu shot containing thimersol (or mercury), and be informed before you decide to immunize you or your children!

WHAT IF I GET THE FLU? If you get the flu or cold symptoms immediately start supporting your immune system with Vitamin C, Bilberry, Astragalus, Echinacea, Goldenseal or other immune system boosters. The quicker you fortify your immune system the more likely you will recover sooner.

Your body was made to be able to fight off invaders. Help your body help itself by following these simple rules when preparing for Back To School!

This is Amanda Costello, CPhT, encouraging you to Live Well...Naturally!;