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Why Functional Nutrition?

Functional medicine has become a wellness trend of the 2020s. It’s a branch of medicine based on the belief that everyone responds differently to illnesses. Doctors provide thorough assessments of patients and focus on finding the root cause or causes of an illness. Functional nutrition stems from functional medicine. It’s the holistic approach to diet, […]

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Yoga Poses to Relieve Sinus and Respiratory Issues

Yoga Poses to Relieve Sinus and Respiratory Issues   Sinus/ Respiratory Issues.  There is said to be a direct correlation with the sinus cavities and the hips/pelvis region. Poses to open up hips:   Figure Four at the Wall Lie on your back near a wall, with your legs up the wall. Bend your knees so […]

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CooCoo for Coconut Oil

Lately, one of my current obsessions has been something so simple, yet useful in so many ways: coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many amazing benefits and such a wide range of usage, from cooking to health improvements. Below are a few of my favorite ways to utilize coconut oil in my daily routine: Oil […]

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Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

The Science of Addictive Junk Food. I first learned about the science of addictive junk food from David Katz, MD, (author of The Flavor Point Diet) at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, back in 2010. During his lecture, he talked about the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and the fact that 80% of U.S. adults […]

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Did You Know Your Body Has a Second Brain?

When it comes to your moods, decisions and behavior, you have a second brain that may be doing the thinking. For instance, you overslept and missed an important meeting at work and now your boss is furious with you. Come lunchtime, you push your salad aside for the cake in the break room. At times […]

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Gut Check: Trigger Foods

About 15-20% of all Americans suffer from irregular bowel syndrome (IBS).  For many, most IBS episodes occur right after consuming dairy. However, often times, symptoms don’t occur until the following day. This can lead to confusion as to the cause of your digestive issues. The problem can be frustrating, trying to pinpoint one specific food […]

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Easy Home Remedies for Acne

Acne – an annoyance that can occur at any age, but can also be a reflection of our internal health. Being the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body, if you experience ongoing pimples, cystic acne, blackheads/whiteheads, it may be an indication of a poor diet, oxidative damage, and/or hormonal imbalances. While acne can vary […]

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Grab This, Not That

On certain days we may find ourselves craving a particular type of food, such as salt, sweets or fat, etc. While some might find this “normal”, it’s actually your body telling you it’s depleted in a specific vitamin or nutrient, therefore, creating a craving. Often times we don’t really understand the specific nutrient we are […]

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Cinnamon: Dopamine Booster for your Brain & Other Benefits

Could Cinnamon help boost Dopamine in the Brain? Cinnamon, the brown bark of a cinnamon tree, is one such natural product that has been in use for centuries throughout the world as a spice or flavoring agent. In addition, medieval physicians used cinnamon for medical purposes to treat a variety of disorders including arthritis, coughing, […]

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The Exotic Wonder Fruit: Papaya

Papaya- an exotic wonder fruit many have heard of, but have never really tried. After learning about all of its health benefits, it’s no surprise Christopher Columbus called papaya the “fruit of the angles.” What makes this deliciously sweet orange-colored flesh fruit so incredible is that it contains powerful digestive enzymes and is high in […]

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Radiant Skin Starts Within

If you want to keep your skin radiant this holiday season, you might be surprised to know that the answer lies more in your digestive tract rather than on how much you’re spending on cleansers or creams. When we take a closer look at how our digestive system works, it begins to make a lot […]

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Weight Loss – Is Your Serotonin In Balance?

Weight loss requires more than just calorie restriction and increased activity. Most often there are hormonal imbalances which are leading to cravings for high-fat or high sugar foods, encouraging our body to store fat around our abdomen and hip, and preventing our body from burning fat. An imbalance in serotonin is just one hormonal imbalance […]

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