Adaptogens Provide Relief for Daily Stress

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Adaptogens Provide Relief for Daily Stress

 

By Dr Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD ND

Want to know how to cope with daily stress? Let’s talk about Adaptogens!

Here is what the dictionary says about “Adaptogens”: a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.

Using Adaptogenic herbs increases our resistance and resilience to stress, aids the body to adapt around a problem, avoiding deeper health ...

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Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

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Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

The slippery slope of lean muscle loss begins at a younger age than you would guess. The medical term for age-related loss of lean muscle is sarcopenia, and it starts in our 30’s. Sarcopenia occurs at a rate of 3-5% per decade. Less muscle means less strength, less stability, and less dense bones, which all increase the risk for falls and fractures.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can fight against the loss of lean muscle ...

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Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C Has Powerful Anti-Aging Properties!

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Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C Has Powerful Anti-Aging Properties!

 

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN

With all of the secret potions of youth around, most people don’t think to look at getting their youth from a plain old vitamin.

”But getting enough Vitamin C is a powerful way to slow down the aging process”

In fact, a deficiency in Vitamin C can not only rapidly increase signs of aging externally, but can lead to chronic conditions of aging internally. Signs of deficiency include bleeding gums, bruising easily, and ...

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is a scary statistic. Although the two most common risk factors for breast cancer (being a woman and getting older) are things you cannot change, there are some lifestyle choices you can make to at least reduce your risk.

  • Maintain a healthy weight, as gaining weight in adulthood increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Exercise regularly to lower your risk of breast cancer by ...
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October Nutrient of the Month: Zinc

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October Nutrient of the Month: Zinc

 

By Amanda Miller MS, RN
Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Stubborn acne? Thinning hair? Dandruff? Always feeling run down? You may blame these on stress or aging and may even consider them as minor annoyances. But these symptoms may actually be signs you are suffering from low levels of an essential mineral: Zinc.

Zinc is often treasured as a go-to-support for helping to battle the common cold, but zinc does so much more for the body than just bolstering your immune ...

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Nutrient Highlight of the Month: Vitamin B12

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Nutrient Highlight of the Month: Vitamin B12

 

By:  Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for multiple metabolic functions including enzyme production, DNA synthesis, and hormonal balance. This allows it to benefit mood, energy levels, memory, heart health, skin and hair health, digestion, and more.

Because of the various roles Vitamin B12 plays in the body, a deficiency can show in a multitude of negative symptoms, including:

  • Chronic fatigue
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Back to School: Packing a non-toxic lunch for your kids

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Back to School: Packing a non-toxic lunch for your kids

 

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN, Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

It’s back-to-school time, Los Angeles. Stocking up on a cart of conscious groceries for school lunches sounds like a great idea for your kids—until you realize you’ve got 17 other things on your to-do list for the day. We know that children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental toxin exposure and providing vital nutrients is essential to their development process . So packing them a clean, non-toxic ...

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Why is 1 in 6 Children in The United States Currently Obese?

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Why is 1 in 6 Children in The United States Currently Obese?

 

By Bren Boston, MD

The answer is due to many reasons, including the fact that over 1 in 5 American adults are obese.  Parents set the agenda with what food is in the refrigerator and pantry, what is served for meals, and how regularly they, as role models, participate in physically active pursuits.  Current statistics show that obese children are more likely to have obesity as adults, which can perpetuate the cycle.

Current research shows that childhood obesity has doubled in ...

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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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