Thriving – Aligning with Nature’s Season

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Thriving – Aligning with Nature’s Season

 

By: Kevin Kunkel, MA, CMT

While abiding by smart tools to manage the stress of the holidays is wise, the wisdom of honoring the natural rhythm of the season is a key to experiencing more health, ease, and a deeper satisfaction around the holiday season. Taking breaks, doing less, planning ahead, eating and drinking moderately, and being sure to exercise and take time for yourself are all important reminders of how to survive the holiday season. In order to thrive and ...

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Intermittent Fast Your Way Through the Holidays

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Intermittent Fast Your Way Through the Holidays

 

By: Maggie Ney, ND

Intermittent fasting can be an effective tool to avoid weight gain and maintain metabolic balance during the holiday season. What I hear a lot this time of year is either, “I have no interest in indulging in holiday treats” OR “I will place no restrictions on what I eat this month but will detox in January”. Intermittent fasting (IF) presents a middle ground where you can have the freedom to indulge but an eating structure ...

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Forget about Setting New Year’s Intentions

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Forget about Setting New Year’s Intentions

 

By: Bren Boston, MD

Talk about setting yourself up for failure. Trying to make a decision about a behavioral change that you will stick with for 12 straight months is nonsense. What research shows is that it takes 3 weeks to form a new habit. So, this year, I encourage you to make separate monthly intentions starting with January 2019. Try it on, feel it out, see if it works for you or if it is even possible to ...

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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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Hormones and the Aging Process

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Hormones and the Aging Process

 

By: Maggie Ney, ND

Hormones are involved in every metabolic reaction in the body. As we age, hormones decline and we begin to feel less vital, more metabolically imbalanced and not quite like ourselves anymore.  Men may start to gain weight around the middle, lose hair, have more difficulty maintaining and gaining muscle mass, and experience a lower sex drive. Women, in addition to experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, will also experience a loss ...

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Aging and Your Genes

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Aging and Your Genes

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk MD, ND

Glutathione is the most important anti-oxidant available in the body. Glutathione helps preventing oxidation/damage done to the cells and the DNA, combatting oxidative stress and free radicals.

Oxidative stress and free radicals are the result of various processed including daily exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, pesticides in food, water, heavy metals in food and in our environment, cigarette smoke and many other sources)

Glutathione supports optimal cells function and prevents ...

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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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Liver Disease: The Next Epidemic

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Liver Disease: The Next Epidemic

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD, ND

Do you have a fatty liver?

If you are like me you will answer: “of course not!” – I am healthy, active, and I don’t take any medications. These are all excellent deterrents, but sometimes still are not enough to prevent liver disease.

People who are overweight, diabetic, inactive or with a poor diet are more likely to have what we call Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is ...

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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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