4 Steps to Healing the Gut Naturally

             In functional medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the center of it all is a properly functioning digestive system. When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune […]

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Carpal Tunnel

There may be a lot that you do or don’t know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) so let’s start with some basics. CTS is the most common diagnosis for wrist and hand pain in the United States. CTS is also responsible for the highest number of days off due to work related injury.  About half a million Americans get carpal tunnel operations each year, making it […]

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10 Easy Ways To Make Time for a Workout

1.) Make a plan- There is power in a plan. Set a time that works for you and make a note of it in your calendar. This will help create accountability and make sure you don’t schedule something during that time. Also when you check your calendar every morning you will see it there and create a mental picture of when and how you will […]

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3 Ways to Treat Headaches at Home

The best way to treat headaches is, of course, to prevent them from starting in the first place. However, if you are suffering from headaches here are three ways to treat them at home. 1.) Drink Plenty of Water: My first secret is to drink plenty of filtered or spring water every day.  Dehydration is a major cause of headaches so keeping hydrated can be […]

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What Does “Eating Clean” Really Mean?

At its simplest, eating clean is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, or handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. Think farm to table. These are foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, natural whole grains like ( brown rice, barely, quinoa, millet) beans like (black beans, garbanzo beans, white beans, red […]

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Why Everyone Needs To Know About C8!

C8 (Perfluorooctanoic acid), has been used in the manufacturing of Teflon since 1940. If not disposed of correctly C8 remands indefinitely in the environment. When 3M sold Teflon to DuPont they gave them specific instructions on how to properly dispose of this toxin. Instead, DuPont decided to simply dump the leftover C8 into the local water supplies. Why should you care? Well, C8 is a […]

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5 After Cleanse Tips

1.) Drink warm lemon water in the mornings Warm lemon water has many benefits. Not only does it continue to detox the body, it also aids in digestion, boosts the immune system and rejuvenates skin! 2.) Eat easy to digest foods Raw food is hard to digest. For this reason, try to eat steamed or puréed vegetables for  the first and second day post-cleanse. Also, once you finish […]

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10 Foods to Eat for Better Skin

Almonds Nuts and seeds are laced with anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and acne. Almonds are especially good for your skin, as they contain magnesium, Omega 3 fatty acids, and Vitamin E, which help to reduce stress hormones that often cause breakouts. Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate not only contains a huge dose of antioxidants, but the cocoa flavonoids in the chocolate are associated with more […]

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10 Things to Help Detox the Body

1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods. 2. Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, and drinking green tea. 3. Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins. […]

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8 Ways to Crush Sugar Cravings

Eat a protein-packed breakfast. Protein stabilizes our blood sugar and keeps us out of the craving danger zone. During the afternoon, our circadian rhythms change as cortisol levels decrease and melatonin increases. These chemical shifts are the reason we start reaching for the candy jar around 2:30 p.m. Instead, enjoy a low-sugar protein shake like the Isagenix Isalean.   Avoid low-fat products It is no […]

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