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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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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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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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