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Focus and Stress

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. The psychological complaint of our age is “I just can’t focus.” I hear it from patients, friends, family members… and sometimes my own inner voice. The source of this feeling is far from mysterious. Never before have we been so bombarded with distractions. The ancient evolutionary drive to take in information […]

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Sleep and Stress

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Sleep is the best meditation – Dalai Lama(1) In health – and perhaps in life generally – one-way causality is rare. That’s why researchers are often careful to note association between phenomena, not causation. Which brings us to sleep dysfunction and a dysregulated hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. As you know, the HPA […]

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Plant-Based Interventions to Relieve Stress and Adrenal Dysfunction

By Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Stress may seem like a largely modern phenomenon, but in one way or another, it has been part of the human condition for as long as we have been human. So healers throughout the centuries, and across cultures, have paid close attention to plants that helped restore calm and resilience. (Or, as […]

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Beyond calcium and magnesium—Vitamin K for bone health

It is well known that calcium is vital for bone health.  Scientist are now beginning to understand that calcium isn’t the only necessary nutrient. Several vitamins and minerals are essential for supporting healthy bone mass over one’s lifespan. For example, ample evidence shows that magnesium plays a critical role in converting vitamin D into its […]

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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation

By Karen Raterman The study of nutrigenomics is a relatively new. This science seeks to understand the connection between nutrition and gene expression and how both may impact the development of disease. One of the most intriguing findings from this research is the discovery of a genetic mutation that inhibits the production of the important […]

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Nutrition Tips for Runners

by Erin Stokes, ND “Whatever the event, nutrition plays a major role in the achievement of various factors that will see a runner or walker take the starting line in the best possible form .”[1] In our holistic practices, we’ll invariably have the opportunity to work with runners, some of whom are high-level, competitive athletes, and […]

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A Better Solution to Traditional Forms of Iron

by Kevin Lamberg “Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. As well as affecting a large number of children and women in developing countries, it is the only nutrient deficiency which is also significantly prevalent in industrialized countries.”[1] In addition to its vital role in the formation of red […]

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Nutrient-rich Food Complexes:The Story of FoodState Nutrients™

The history of FoodState Nutrients™ dates back to a discovery made nearly 80 years ago by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. Szent-Gyorgi won the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine “for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion process with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid.” During his acceptance speech on December 10, 1937 in Stockholm, […]

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The Power of Beet Root

by Erin Stokes, ND Beetroot has a long history of use, and was first cultivated by the Romans. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was said to eat beets to retain her beauty. It’s no wonder when you look at the gorgeous crimson color, due to the naturally occurring pigment betacyanin. The doctrine of signatures also points […]

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Breaking Down the Basics of Digestive Enzymes

By Jesse Davis, DC Digestion occurs through both mechanical factors and enzymatic factors. Enzymes are proteins that are distinguished by their ability to catalyze a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process. The enzymes involved in digestion are responsible most importantly for breaking up macronutrient macromolecules of carbohydrate, fat and protein into smaller molecular […]

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