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How Healthy Is Your Diet?

Most Americans think their diet is healthier than it is.  A new study found that most people are unable to accurately assess the quality of their diet. Many adults believe their food choices are healthier than they really are. The ones who are the most accurate, however, are the ones who maintain a less healthy […]

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The New Green Mediterranean Diet

Researchers are saying the new “Green” Mediterranean Diet is healthier for you than even the traditional Mediterranean Diet. That’s according to a new study published online in the journal Heart.  Those on the Green Mediterranean Diet experienced increased cardiovascular and metabolic benefits and saw a waist reduction average of almost 3.5 inches.    The researchers […]

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Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Tonic Daily

Summertime in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the most yang time of year and is ruled by fire. The summer season is associated with the heart and the small intestine in the body.  When the fire element is unbalanced or in disharmony, depression, insomnia, and digestive issues may arise. When we are properly balanced, the heart […]

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Low Fat is Not “All That”

The US government, clinical nutritionists, mainstream media, and the average person on the street will tell you that eating a diet low in fat, especially saturated fat, will lower your risk of death from coronary heart disease. Although most “official” healthy eating guides endorse it, no randomized research study has ever been able to link […]

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Can Your Toothpaste Be Doing More Harm than Good?

We’ve been taught since we were little to brush our teeth in the morning and in the evening to maintain adequate oral hygiene. Research has shown that good oral hygiene has a strong connection to your overall health by helping to ward off serious medical problems. While we floss and brush to prevent plaque and […]

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3 Day Detox Bounce Back

Are you feeling uncomfortable in your body after a weekend or holiday splurge? Looking for a way to conquer the sugar blues? My 3 Day Detox bounce back plan can help detox a congested liver, soothe the digestive tract, increase your energy, and get you feeling good in your body and mind!   Day 1 […]

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Ayurveda Spring Transition: Kapha

According to Ayurveda, when winter transitions into spring it’s Kapha season. The cold, heavy, dull qualities of winter and the dampness of spring enhance Kapha. Kapha is one of the three doshas associated with the Ayurveda Health System. Traits and Characteristics Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the body and mind. It controls weight, […]

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Zinc – Signs You’re Deficient

Zinc is essential for our health and for proper body function. Everyone requires regular zinc to remain alive! It’s present in every cell, organ, bone, tissue, and fluid in the body. It helps your immune system and metabolism function. Living in America with our fortified foods and multivitamin supplements, a zinc deficiency may be the […]

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Fun Tips for a Better Complexion

After reading Lisa’s article, you’ve learned that certain factors can have a positive or a negative effect on the digestive system and that our skin will send a message through breakouts or skin conditions if digestion is not functioning properly. While we want to optimize our digestive tract by eating a balanced diet and minimizing […]

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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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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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