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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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Research Review: Using Whole Food Phytonutrients to Modulate Detoxification Pathways

Prevailing scientific thought indicates that specific foods may upregulate or help balance the metabolic pathways that assist the body with toxin biotransformation and subsequent elimination. Studies have identified whole foods such as cruciferous vegetables, berries, soy, garlic and even spices like turmeric as beneficial in aiding the detoxification process.*[1] However, (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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Cessation of Breast Milk Alters Infant Microbiome

By Kimberly Lord Stewart It’s widely accepted that the delivery mode, whether vaginally or C-section, shapes the manner in which an infant’s healthy microbiota are established. Vaginal deliveries are preferred to help colonize an infant’s healthy bacteria. A new study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, confirmed this understanding and (more…)

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