Is SAD making you sad?

Is SAD making us sad?  It may be the case.  There is emerging evidence that the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is low in fiber and high in sugar and saturated fats, may initiate the inflammatory processes that leads to chronic illness, including worsened...
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Improve Your Mood - 3 Situations, 3 Solutions

We’ve all been there: we’re doing fine and then out of seemingly nowhere, a mood hits us.  Your mood is the nexus between environmental influences, life events, and your body. Here are three sour scenarios and how you can enter a better headspace.    Scenario...
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Not So Sweet: The Deal with Artificial Sweeteners

Splenda, Truvia, and Sweet’n’Low oh my! Artificial sweeteners can be found everywhere, so it’s no surprise that eight out of 10 Americans now consume some sort of artificial sweetener. But are you aware of what they can do to your health? What are artificial...
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10 Ways to Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month and the truth is, healthy aging doesn’t have to become a priority late in life. No matter how old you are, one of the best ways to stay healthy as you age is to prioritize preventive health. Here are 10 things you can start...
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Take a Breath

Breathing should be simple, right? We may get so caught up in our day-to-day activities that we forget to breathe, or at least breathe well. As Dr. Andrew Weill, a pioneer of complementary and alternative medicine says, "If I had to limit my advice on...
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How Heavy Metals Weigh on Your Body

Heavy metals can accumulate in the body, disputing an individuals’ homeostasis and lead to chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, and even autoimmune diseases.    The heavy metals that are believed to cause the most disease are:  Arsenic ...
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Prevent and Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease!

Lyme disease is the most common American tick-borne infectious disease, and often goes undiagnosed or becomes misdiagnosed. Each year, up to 300,000 new cases a year of Lyme disease diagnoses have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics vs. Postbiotics

While all these “biotics” may sound the same, they each have a specific job. Here’s what they do and where to find them.  PREBIOTICS  A prebiotic is an insoluble plant fiber that feeds the good bacteria in the gut. Fructooligosaccharides, inulin,...
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What Your Migraines May Be Telling You

Do you ever wonder what the root cause of your migraine is? Likely not in the middle of having one! Maybe you’ve tried medications that treat your migraine problem, but it’s only a temporary fix. This is where integrative medicine comes in. Integrative...
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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, marking a year of loss, isolation, stress, and uncertainty for many. Throughout this pandemic, mental health has proved to be just as important as physical health. Being an emergency worker, seeing...
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