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Top breakfast foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 24, 2019

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Dairy allergy and intolerance

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2019

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)   Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or…

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Acupuncture for treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2019

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the connection? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person has an overactive immune system.…

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Gut health

How to improve gut health, naturally!

April 27, 2019

How to Improve Gut Health Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about…

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Nutrition label reading

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels

April 20, 2019

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels   The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing.   The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they…

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Seasonal Allergies

Monthly Special: Allergy-Ease Kit to Tackle Seasonal Allergies

February 4, 2019

Click here to get our Spring Guide for Free Monthly Product (Bundle) of the Month: Allergy-Ease Kit       Breathe easier with Seasonal Allergies   Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is…

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Healthy diet for digestive health

Foods To Avoid With IBS: Part I

April 11, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that’s digestive condition characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s estimated that upwards of 15% of the United States population suffers from IBS, many of whom do not even realize it. While there’s no known cure for IBS, individuals can prevent symptoms…

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ways to increase intestinal absorption

Ways to increase nutrient absorption

November 8, 2017

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of…

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Fermented foods

Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

October 31, 2017

Role of fermented foods and intestinal health: The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust.  We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is…

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IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

June 5, 2017

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms may include gas,…

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