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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Fight Traffic Stress through Music and Relaxation

Fight Traffic Stress through Music and Relaxation

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Here is how:

I came to Rio this past December to present my work, visit family and to enjoy the  “Cidade Maravilhosa”, or Marvelous City as Rio is known to most Brazilians.

There’s a lot to love about Rio and its beautiful landscape.

The weather, the beaches, great places to eat…

But there’s one thing that can be a real drag…

O Transito… The traffic.

Crawling along, bumper-to-bumper, watching the minutes on the clock tick… tick… tick away. It can get pretty frustrating — ...

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January Nutrient of The Month: New Decade, Stacked Immune System with L-Lysine

January Nutrient of The Month: New Decade, Stacked Immune System with L-Lysine

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

Want to know the nutrient that can help you fight cancer AND banish cold sores? I bet you didn’t think there was such a nutrient. Think again! It’s L-lysine, an immune system powerhouse found in Active Immunity. It’s your necessity for ringing in the new decade.

L-lysine is an essential amino acid, a protein building block that must be consumed for protein growth and creation in the body, making it ...

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

By Danél Lombard,MPT, MA, E-RYT

When it comes to injuries, we often think of the unfortunate accident. Whether it’s a car accident, or trip-and-fall accident, it seems to be something out of our control and a case of bad luck. But what if I tell you that injuries often occur slowly over time because of lifestyle choices and habits? When it comes to physical injuries, a lot can actually be done preventatively. Anything from knee injuries to back injuries can ...

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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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December Nutrient of The Month: Holiday Anti-Inflammatory Favorite, Alpha Lipoic Acid

December Nutrient of The Month: Holiday Anti-Inflammatory Favorite, Alpha Lipoic Acid

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

We all know that feeling…the shame of having to unbutton the top button of your jeans at the dinner table during the holiday season. There’s something about the warm, comfort food and being around family that can lead to overeating.

So first, I suggest you check out my article on Holiday Detox on how to try to offset some of the holiday food coma. But I also want to talk about ...

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Looking for the Amino Acid Stacked with the Best Brain Benefits? Look no Further than November Nutrient-of-the-Month: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Looking for the Amino Acid Stacked with the Best Brain Benefits? Look no Further than November Nutrient-of-the-Month: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

By Amanda Miller, MS, RN

Burning fat and promoting brain health all in one sound too good to be true? The November Nutrient-of-the-month, Acetyl- L-Carnitine does this​ and then some​.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is probably the biggest reason why I love the Akasha Naturals supplement Cereguard – but let me tell you WHY.

Amino Acids, the building blocks of proteins, play a crucial role in the body by helping to generate energy – but some play an even more critical part, depending on your ...

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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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