Nutrient Highlight of the Month – Vitamin K2

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Nutrient Highlight of the Month – Vitamin K2

 

By Amanda Miller MS, RN

If there is a single vitamin you need to know more about, it is Vitamin K2. Why?

  1. You likely aren’t getting enough of this essential nutrient
  2. It doesn’t get the recognition it deserves for promoting health and longevity

Vitamin K2 plays multiple vital roles in various physiological processes in the body including:

  • Directing calcium to bones and teeth, preventing osteoporosis and cavities. ...
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Food & Community – Why Eating Together Leads to Better Health

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Food & Community – Why Eating Together Leads to Better Health

 

By Amanda Miller MS, RN

Throughout the history of human evolution, eating has always been a social event – or at least it used to be. The majority of Americans spend their meals apart from others, in front of their computer, TVs, in their cars, or grabbing something to-go. Not taking the time to sit down to eat with family and friends is costing us our health.  Conviviality pours from the social benefits of social eating ...

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Love Your Gut

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Love Your Gut

 

By Bren Boston, MD

The human body is a marvelous contraption, but it certainly is not a modern one.  It developed ages ago before there were twinkies and McDonalds.  The human gut is the passageway for us to give our cells the nutrients they require to survive, and if we are mindful, to thrive.  This passageway was not meant to endure a constant flow of carbonated, highly sweetened, artificially colored phosphoric acid, otherwise known as cola.

Our gut is more than ...

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Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

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Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

by Olivia Barry, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Ideally, in just eight hours following a meal, we absorb the good nutrients and get rid of the remaining waste matter through the colon. Often these processes take much longer than eight hours, which runs our guts into trouble. Imagine perishable food that sits on the counter on a warm day. After eight hours, it’s rotten. Same in our warm bellies. In fact, when the plumbing gets clogged down yonder, a sort of ...

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The Buzz about Intermittent Fasting

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The Buzz about Intermittent Fasting

 

By Bren Boston, MD and Maggie Ney, ND

The truth is you probably already do some intermittent fasting (IF) and don’t even know it.  If you don’t snack after an early dinner and eat a late breakfast, you have done a form of IF.  Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that sets aside a specific period of time during the day for eating while the rest of day is devoted to fasting.

There is not a one size fits all ...

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Supplement Savvy: Morning Compete and Probiotics by Activated You

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Supplement Savvy:  Morning Compete and Probiotics by Activated You

 

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Taking a quality probiotic supplement along with prebiotics and supplements with sugar balancing properties can be extremely beneficial.  Activated YOU  Probiotics has 30 bacteria strains. Activated You Morning Complete by Akasha Naturals is a first-of-its-kind formula designed to fortify the body with the nutrients it needs for optimal health. The formula, features a powerful metabolic blend of prebiotics, probiotics, and green super-foods designed to help balance support metabolism and to provide antioxidant protection, among other benefits.

It’s clear our ancestors’ ...

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Diabetes, Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalances in Menopause

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Diabetes, Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalances in Menopause

 

Maggie Ney, ND

Is it just a coincidence that a woman is more likely to experience higher blood sugar levels, higher insulin levels, and weight gain during Menopause? No, there are real, and significant, metabolic changes that occur in a woman’s body after menopause that are often ignored in the medical community. When we talk about Menopause our conversation is often brought to the cessation of fertility and the annoying, and sometimes debilitating, symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. ...

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

 

Maggie Ney, ND

It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch packing is one of the first tasks that need to get checked off of our morning to do list. And I get it – I was thrilled when I did not have to pack lunches during summer. But with some planning, packing lunches can actually be ...

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Intermittent Fasting: What Are the Benefits?

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Intermittent Fasting:  What Are the Benefits?

 

By. Dr. Bren Boston

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been associated with weight loss, improved brain health, improved energy, enhanced tissue healing, and longevity. Intermittent fasting can mean fasting for 16 hours overnight while eating during the remaining 8 hours during the day, or it can mean reducing your caloric intake to 500 cals/day for two non-consecutive days of the week while eating a normal healthy diet the other five days.

Research out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has shown ...

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Break Unwanted Habits With Mindfulness!

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Break Unwanted Habits With Mindfulness!

 

By Dr. Swati Desai

I remember getting really angry when I was doing my Akasha Cleanse and it required me not to have my morning cup of coffee. It is hard to let go of habits even when they are unwanted. It could be habits around food, alcohol, smoking, or some patterns of strong reactions which we regret later. We know we want to change them and yet we fall into the same hole again and again. How do we ...

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