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6 Ways to Stay Mindful and Merry This Holiday

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We all walk in to the holidays wide-eyed and excited but sometimes come out with our nerves shot and a promise to run away to Mexico next year. However, I do believe there is a way

Superfood Hot Chocolate

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Do you love hot chocolate but not the idea of drinking sugar? Check out this recipe for an inflammation kicking cup of goodness.

Do You Want An Iron Clad Immune System this Winter? Here’s How

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Cold and flu season is upon us and this is only one of the hundreds of reasons that immune function should always be at the top of your list of health priorities. With our busy lives who has the time to get sick these days? Your daily habits, such as the foods you eat and your exercise and sleep routines, have a significant effect on your immune function. And even if you are

Depression and Functional Medicine: A Harmonious Combination

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I just wrapped up an amazing weekend of lectures at the Institute for Functional Medicine “Energy” conference and one of the more interesting lectures was on a Functional Medicine approach to depression by Dr. Rich Panico. Did you know that depression is predicted to be the second largest

Do You Want To Be Disease Proof?

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I was listening to a lecture on my way in to work today about natural ways to prevent cancer. During this lecture the presenter talked about the top 5 factors that influence cancer risk including 1. chronic inflammation 2. hormonal imbalance (mostly stress hormones, not sex hormones)

The Cooking Oil Cunundrum

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One question I get quite often is what oil is best to cook with and for the longest time my answer was always extra-virgin olive oil. After all, it’s high in polyphenols which are very healthy compounds for your body and it is high in heart healthy monounsaturated fats. However,