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The Building Block of Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy eating is not a small feat these days. Busy schedules, poor food choices, commercial agriculture, tight budgets and plain old skepticism get in the way of eating nutritious foods. This center will help answer your questions and your patient’s questions about things like organic food, whole-food dietary supplements, detox plans and ways to eat healthier.

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Smart Docs use Smart Detox in their Practice

Webinar by Deanna Minich, PhD The word detox could easily end up on the most overused word list of the last five years. This is unfortunate, because a true detoxification program is not based on fads or the diet of the day. As you will hear in this webinar by Deanna Minich, PhD, it is […]

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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 and think it may benefit […]

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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, as science on this important […]

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Chromium: Key Mineral for Insulin Signaling

By Jesse Davis, DC The history of chromium and the current state of knowledge of its role in human health and nutrition is an interesting and evolving one. The story revolves around its function in insulin signaling, where it “potentiates the action of insulin in vivo and in vitro” according to the National Academy of […]

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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 health and well-being? In reality, […]

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Diet for a Chronic-Fatigued Planet & Chronic Inflammation

By Kimberly Lord Stewart At the 2015, Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives (HKHL) conference at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, health care providers learned the benefits of healthy diets and the pleasure of culinary arts to inspire and motivate their patients to lead a healthier life. No matter the topic, a continuous […]

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Practicing Chronic Wellness, Interview with Matt Hand, DO

In this interview, Matt Hand, DO, a pediatric nephrologist shares his views on how to help patients reach a state of wellness, no matter what the illness. He calls this practicing chronic wellness care. Dr. Hand will be hosting a webinar for licensed practitioners on blood sugar management in June 2015. Sign up at the […]

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Milk Thistle – An Affinity for the Liver

by Erin Stokes, ND How does an herb have an affinity for a specific organ, such as milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for the liver and hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha) for the heart? There is an innate intelligence in plants, and this natural affinity to organs demonstrates a layer of depth where herbs work even beyond supporting […]

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New MIND Diet Protects Against Alzheimer’s Risk by 53%

A specially designed diet for the brain, with even moderate adherence, shows reduction in incidence of Alzheimer ’s Disease by as much as 53 percent. The new diet, known as MIND, was reported in the most recent issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the Journal of the American Alzheimer’s Association in March, 2015. The “Mediterranean-DASH Intervention […]

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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 found the cessation of breastfeeding […]

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