Glowing Skin From Within

Glowing Skin From Within

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN 

Holistic Health Coach, Clinical Integrative Nutrition & Functional Medicine

If you are reading this month’s newsletter, you probably care a lot about the health and look of your skin. Questions you have might involve how to minimize the signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and even acne. 

I am here to shake you and tell you it doesn’t matter how many injections, vampire facials, serums, or lotions you have, if you do not ...

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Hormonal Acne – Just When you Thought You Were in the Clear

Hormonal Acne – Just When you Thought You Were in the Clear

By Dr. Maggie Ney

If you experience acne before your period, around ovulation, or you are in your 30s and 40s and experiencing acne for the first time (Ugg – so frustrating), it is likely you are experiencing hormonal acne.  You may feel like you are in the clear of acne breakouts once passing adolescence, but acne can actually appear at any point in adulthood. The traditional treatments for acne include different topicals (such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, Retin-A), birth ...

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Your Healthy Heart Cart

Your Healthy Heart Cart

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN 

Clinical Integrative Nutrition & Functional Medicine=

There are so many conflicting diet dogmas in the wellness world today. One day we hear low fat, high carb and the next its high fat, low carb – so which is actually the best in terms of creating longevity and preventing disease?

For this answer, I turn to the “Blue Zones” which are locations all over the world with the highest density of Centenarians per capita, with the lowest instances ...

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Food Freedom

Food Freedom

By Maggie Ney, ND

The ultimate goal when it comes to eating and your relationship with food is freedom. Having food freedom means knowing you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, but nevertheless choosing to eat nutrient dense, wholesome foods that nourish your body and mind.  It means making informed choices based on direct information from your body about how food makes you feel physically, not just emotionally.  I know that some people have been denying themselves foods for years ...

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Two Healthy Holiday Songs

Two Healthy Holiday Songs

By Bren Boston, MD

This month Dr. Boston wrote two Holiday songs to celebrate the season!

Song 1

The Twelve Exercises of Christmas 

(to the tune of Partridge in a Pear Tree)
On the 12th day of Christmas
Exercise is key:
Twelve Biceps curling
Eleven Calves a-Raising
Ten Legs a-Leaping
Nine Tummies Crunching
Eight Hamstrings Stretching
Seven Triceps Dipping
Six Arms a-Lifting
Five Second Plank
Four Jumping Jacks
Three Side Lunges
Two Mountain Climbers
And a Deep Squat Bending My Knees

Song 2

Holiday Belly

(to the ...

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Help! What Do I Do After Eating and Drinking Too Much This Holiday Season?

Help! What Do I Do After Eating and Drinking Too Much This Holiday Season?

By Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition & Functional Medicine

You’ve been SO good the whole year, eating clean nutrient dense foods, working out 3+ days a week, working more on your mindset & self care routine through meditation and gratitude journaling.

Akasha is proud of you!

So, you decide to treat yourself this holiday season – You try a slice… or two of your Aunt’s apple pie, you have one too many cocktails with friends, you are living and enjoying ...

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How to Avoid Holiday indigestion – 5 Easy Tips

How to Avoid Holiday indigestion  –  5 Easy Tips

Edison de Mello, MD PhD

It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And, while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree. That’s because it’s this time of the year when people flood their system with rich, sugary foods – and that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact, Americans gain an average of 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and ...

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Food and the Gut-Brain Connection

Food and the Gut-Brain Connection

By Kelsey Wood, RN

The Gut-Brain connection has been recognized in medical literature by leading innovators of integrative and functional health such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the Cleveland Clinic. Our gut is literally our “second brain.” Many of us have experienced “gut feelings” or “butterflies in our stomachs.” The mind and body are interconnected, and each can affect the other in both positive and negative ways.

Previously, it was thought that the brain controlled the body and gut, but new research ...

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The 3 Amigos: Our 3 Brains and Inflammation

The 3 Amigos: Our 3 Brains and Inflammation

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

No, you do not need new reading glasses. You read it right; we have 3 Brains.

Wait! Three brains? I can barely handle my head Brain!

The first one is the HEAD, then the HEART one followed by the GUT brain. These 3 brains are interconnected through an extensive network of neurons, each with particular roles. Resembling a highway of information, these brains, when balanced, provide stability, grounding and the intuition (gut feelings) necessary for ultimate ...

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Decrease All-Cause Mortality this October with Nutrient of the Month: Circumin

Decrease All-Cause Mortality this October with Nutrient of the Month: Circumin

By Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Circumin, the main compound in the staple indian spice turmeric, is valued in many traditional cultures as the most powerful herb in medicine.

Turmeric has been used in herbal protocols for its medicinal properties for thousands of years by practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda alike. That’s why the East-meets-West practitioners at The Akasha Center recommend the turmeric containing Akasha Naturals Products like Infla-Regulator and Antiox Restore.

So why ...

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