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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15+ ways to prevent dementia

15+ ways to prevent dementia

By Maggie Ney, ND

In our society, we are quick to blame common symptoms like forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and brain fog on the aging process. While these symptoms are certainly common, they are not an inevitable part of the aging process.  Dementia is the term used to describe individuals who experience memory loss and impairment in judgment. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia.  When we understand the different causes of dementia, we can be proactive about making the changes to ensure that ...

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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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3 Steps to Soothing the Brain

3 Steps to Soothing the Brain

By Alicia Maher, MD

A large part of brain health is maintaining the brain in a steady state. This allows us to respond, rather than react, when life triggers us. When we’re on hyperalert and being triggered throughout the day, the nervous system will initiate processes that lead to greater stress hormone production, adrenal fatigue and inflammation. In order to keep this from happening, it is helpful to have a soothing process that you can use when something in life ...

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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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Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

By Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT

Have you ever had an unexplainable ache or pain that just wouldn’t budge? You went to the doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor, and they explained to you precisely why you were having this pain from a structural viewpoint. They also explained to you exactly how and why it would get better with their treatments. And it all made perfect sense. Except, it didn’t work. Relief would be short term or non-existent. You experienced frustration, ...

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