February Nutrient of the Month: Heart Health Powerhouse COQ10

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February Nutrient of the Month: Heart Health Powerhouse COQ10

 

By Amanda Miller, MS, RN

Being possibly one of the most important nutrients when it comes to heart health, Coenzyme Q10 bouts significant benefits to every cell in the body. As an antioxidant, COQ10 protects cells from oxidative damage and aging. In its active form, it is used for supplying cells with energy, transporting electrons and regulating blood pressure.

Declining COQ10 levels has been associated with cognitive decline, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, and heart disease. This decline ...

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Heart Love

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Heart Love

 

By. Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT

You don’t have to look far to find ways in which we can take better care of our hearts by improving our daily eating and exercising habits. From heart healthy foods to high intensity interval training, ways to improve heart health seems endless. As a physical therapist, it’s easy to point out what types of exercises should be part of your weekly routine. But as an integrative physical therapist, I’d like to go one ...

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January Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin E

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January Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin E

 

By Amanda Miller MS, RN

Wondering which nutrient will come in the most handy this winter season? Vitamin E is definitely at the top of the list as the most abundant fat soluble antioxidant, scavenging free radicals that damage cells in the body.  Because of its antioxidant properties, Vitamin E serves as a powerhouse nutrient in protecting against Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

Benefits of Vitamin E:

Protects skin from sun damage and pollution:

Akasha Reset Program: Invest in your Wellness this Winter

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Akasha Reset Program: Invest in your Wellness this Winter

 

by Amanda Miller MS, RN

Take a long, deep breath, winter is here. Everywhere around us, nature is retreating and embracing a darker season of rest and hibernation. There is a particular stillness of winter, and with it comes a subtle invitation to reflect, hold space, and withdraw from the fast paced mobility of summer and fall to redirect inward. Conversely, the slowed pace of winter can leave us feeling weighed down, stagnant, or uninspired. Every season brings ...

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Detoxification: How to Help Your Body and Genes Get Rid of Toxins

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Detoxification: How to Help Your Body and Genes Get Rid of Toxins

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk MD, ND

Any successful detox starts with avoidance.

You always want to avoid toxins as much as possible, but it’s tough in a world with tens of thousands of chemicals and tempting food.

Let’s focus on the second aspect of a successful detox: clearance

How much do you know about what your liver needs? Your liver enzymes need to process the toxins you are exposed to, in the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you ...

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The Gut-Hormone Connection – How Your Gut Microbiome Regulates Estrogen Levels

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The Gut-Hormone Connection – How Your Gut Microbiome Regulates Estrogen Levels

 

by Maggie Ney, ND

What is the Estrobolome?

Exciting new research is telling us that our gut microbiome regulates how much estrogen circulates in our body. The estrobolome is the collection of microbes in the gut which can produce beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme that takes the estrogen in our colon, en route to be excreted from our body, and changes it so that it is reabsorbed by the body. Gut dysbiosis can lead to either excess levels of beta-glucuronidase – leading to increased ...

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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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