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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 (more…)

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Conversation on Intestinal Permeability with Erin Stokes, ND and Jesse Davis, DC

Listen in on a professional dialogue between Erin Stokes, ND and Jesse Davis, DC on their experiences, patient protocols and research updates on addressing leaky gut. Both practitioners review the role of optimum mucosal permeability and intestinal health. Doctors no longer think of the digestive tract as a tube within (more…)

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Ancient Ally : Ashwagandha

By Erin Stokes, ND Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient ally that has been utilized and revered in India for thousands of years. In the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, this humble looking plant is considered a rasayana, a restorative tonic that increases health and longevity.[1] Ayurveda, a Sanskrit (more…)

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Why Detox?

By Erin Stokes, ND The spring and early summer seasons are filled with new life and new energy. It’s an excellent time to embark on a detoxification plan, and support detoxification in our patients. The term “detox” also can cause a lot of confusion for our patients. They hear about detoxification (more…)

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The Power of Protein

by Erin Stokes, ND, Medical Director at FoodState® All of us need regular protein intake, since our bodies do not naturally store amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Therefore, it’s vital to include adequate and high quality protein in our diets every day. Why is protein crucial to our (more…)

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Stress Solution

By Erin Stokes, ND Stress. It’s such a common complaint that it’s rare to find someone who says they are not under stress. The American Psychological Association’s “Stress In America” ™ survey in 2014 looked at the relationship between stress and healthy behaviors (1). It found a clear correlation with stress negatively impacting sleep, exercise […]

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