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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Control Inflammation Naturally

I was researching something for a patient today and came across some startling numbers. It turns out that there are over 70 million prescriptions written every year for NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and over 30 billion tablets sold over-the-counter each year. WOW! That’s about 22% of the entire population of the US taking at least…

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Welcome Great Pumpkin

“What do you do with all that candy that comes into your home?” This is a question that I was asked when my kids were little, they’re too big for trick-or-treating now.  This is the solution that we have found worked best for our family. Trick-or-Treating is a tradition that is loved by children everywhere! What could be…

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Our Top Wellness Gift Ideas

Sometimes when we are making changes to our lifestyle we need new tools to make it possible to get the results that we are looking for.

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Holiday Hacks for Joyful Gatherings

This year try some of these Holiday Hacks to help your festivities be less stressful and more joyful! For many of us, the holiday season (Thanksgiving through the New Year) involves endless lists of things to do, calendars bursting with events, and feelings of overwhelm.  With all that and more the holidays lend themselves to…

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Get Squashed- The Benefits of Eating More Squash

Fall brings with it a wealth of nutrient dense winter squash. Some varieties include: Pumpkin, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard and Spaghetti. These beautifully colored squash are rich in beta-carotene.

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SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Just about every day in clinical practice I have the opportunity to teach patients about the role their digestive system plays in the grand scheme of their health. Of course, when a patient is coming in for a typical digestive complaint, like bloating, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, that is an obvious connection. But when the…

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Skip the Flu Vaccine and Boost Your Immunity Naturally

The public health people are firing up the fear propaganda machine earlier every year. You can see the signs and placards around town warning us about “flu season”.  Those of you who’ve been around the practice for a while might guess that I’m not a fan of the flu vaccine and there is ample evidence…

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Life’s a Peach

There’s more than just flavor that makes peaches delicious. Here are 5 yummy factors that make peaches so incredible.

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The Health Benefits of CBD

Preface: At the time of this writing, there is a healthy debate raging among the populous of the Great State of Utah about the merits and evils of the Cannabis Sativa plant. With 25 states and the District of Columbia legalizing medical marijuana and another 17 states legalizing products high in CBD and low in…

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What is Leaky Gut

The term “leaky gut” encompasses a wide range of symptoms running the gamut from embarrassing to debilitating. Millions of people suffer from heartburn, indigestion, nausea, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and recurring yeast infections. As you can see by the diagram below, the Intestinal Mucosal Cells on the left are healthy, connected by tight junctions to…

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Functional Foods for Gut Health

The gut is literally the gateway to health, and the first step to take in healing regardless of a diagnosis is to begin with the gut. You can begin healing the gut with functional foods.

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