4th of July Picnic Essentials

It’s time to celebrate Independence Day and as far as I can tell no celebration is complete without food! Whether you’re off to the lake, celebrating in your backyard or packing up a picnic include these amazingly delicious, always nutritious, and crowd pleasing essential recipes in your plan.

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10 Minutes to Health

Today’s lifestyle doesn’t allow much room for healthy habits. This is where “Ten-Minutes-a-Day-to-Better-Health” comes in. In all my years of practice, I have come to learn that it’s impossible for people to make dramatic lifestyle changes that last. Instead, I recommend the best way to make lasting change is through small baby steps that eventually…

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You Can’t Beat Beets

Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that have medicinal properties.  You either love beets or hate them but in my opinion veggies need a second, third or even fourth chance before you add them to your, “I’ll-never-eat-that-veggie-list.” Beets make the best Easter egg dye, but that’s not even on the list…

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Nourishing the Body Machine: Nutrition has a price.

Can you imagine a trip to the grocery store? Of course, you can. It’s not that hard to remember the last time you visited the grocery store, now is it? I would like to share the story of a particular trip for me that turned out to be anything less than ordinary. This trip actually…

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Top Benefits of Cauliflower

As a member of the cruciferous family cauliflower contains an array of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber. Cauliflower has gone from being a “boring” vegetable to being one of the hottest veggies on the market.  From “mashed-potatoes” “rice” and even “pizza crust” cauliflower is making its place in the veggie world as…

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Top 5 Conditions- Fatigue (part 1 of 5)

The underlying principles of functional medicine work on such a basic level of physiology that when we apply them carefully it is quite possible to help patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions and imbalances.  In fact, it seems that on a weekly basis I’m sitting down with a new patient who has been…

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Food Rules – An Eaters Manual

Dr. Jerry originally wrote this post in 2010.  The content of the book may have been really simple but at the same time eye opening.  This classic advice might be more important today, considering the national rate of both disease and obesity has continued to increase over the last 9 years. Let’s see why Dr.…

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Top 5 Conditions – Digestive Problems (Part 3 of 5)

If you’ve followed us for a while you will not be surprised that digestive issues are some of the most common things we see in the clinic.  We’ve posted on gut related issues a couple of times before (like here and here).  What may be surprising to some though is just how often even those without obvious…

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Giving Without Expectation

There is an ancient saying that “expectation is the vehicle for disappointment.” Dr. Jerry has a movie tradition during the holiday season.  There are several movies that are on his must watch list, one of those movies is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The main character in this movie has in his mind the epitome of…

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Solutions for Winter Depression

We make a big deal about this time of the year being the “happiest” but for way too many people it is the worst time of the year.  Cold, snowy weather keeps us indoors, lack of sunlight lowers our vitamin D levels, just about every form of stress increases around the holidays and our healthy…

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