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Functional Medicine: A revolutionary approach to health & wellness

The traditional medical model of doctor diagnosis for a set of presenting symptoms has long been accepted in society.  However, these symptoms are generally the result of underlying imbalance in the body’s self-regulating mechanisms and natural healing capability.  Looking only at symptoms is the crux of why so many are on multiple medications, called polypharmacy,… Read more »

Not a milk drinker? Here are the top alternative sources of Calcium

Milk is not for everyone.  For some, lactose intolerance causes major gastrointestinal discomfort, including gas, bloating, cramping, and diarrhea or constipation.  This is because the body lacks production of the enzyme, lactase, which breaks down milk sugars, called lactose.  Other individuals may simply have an aversion to the taste of milk.  The biggest question they… Read more »

Holiday Cheer! How to keep your caloric “budget” in balance

A balanced diet is essential for proper functioning of the entire body.  We get calories from everything we eat: from coffee to lattes, shrimp to steak, fruits and vegetables, and everything in between.  A calorie, simply put, is the amount of energy that food will produce in the human body.  What’s most important, however, is… Read more »

Making the choice for healthy dietary fats

  Our bodies need healthy fats.  Cell walls are made of a double layer of fat, the brain is composed of 65-70% fat, and fats provide protective padding to the joints.  Healthy fats and oils in the diet promote an increased feeling of fullness, called satiety, because they burn slowly as a fuel source.  Fats… Read more »

A common ”D”efficiency: Vitamin D and your health

Vitamin D is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies. Low levels can be linked to “cancer development, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic muscle pain, bone loss, and autoimmune diseases” (Hyman, 2014). Because vitamin D is responsible for regulating and controlling our genetic code, along with helping calcium and phosphorous absorb… Read more »

Nutritional variety: the key to great health

It’s important to eat balanced meals with a lot of variety every day.  The body recognizes foods and the nutrients contained within to optimize healthy body functions.  As different foods are eaten, the efficiency of the thyroid gland, which regulates metabolism, or the speed with which foods are converted to usable energy sources, is heightened. … Read more »

Under chronic stress? Learn what it does to the body and how to end the cycle

Stress in today’s fast-paced society is at record highs. Nearly 80% of the general population is presenting with symptoms of adrenal fatigue, a complex of vague symptoms that negatively impact the blood sugar-metabolism-stress regulators in the body (Axe, 2014). While some stress is good and helps us to stay safe when danger is present, unrelieved… Read more »

Fuel Correctly for Optimal Sports Performance

During exercise and sports activities, it’s imperative to fuel the body with the proper nutrition to not only enhance performance, but also to prevent muscle wasting from not eating enough calories, especially calories from the right food sources.  Within 60 to 90 minutes of intense physical activity, if the body does not receive at least… Read more »

Work Travel: Tips for eating healthy when you’re on the go

Work Travel: Tips for eating healthy when you’re on the go

When we think of travel, we generally associate it with a fun-filled vacation destination.  But it’s easy to forget that for many folks, travel for work is part of the job description.  According to the National Household Travel Survey, conducted between 2001-02, “…the majority of long-distance business trips in the United States are taken to… Read more »