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Counting Carbs? Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Posted On Jun 20, 2018

You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Some studies suggest that sticking to foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Some claim it helps with weight loss. The truth is, we don’t know all the answers yet. Here’s what you need to know. The glycemic index and load concern…

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Summer Travels: Plan Ahead To Stay Healthy

Posted On May 23, 2018

Maybe you’re counting down the days until your summer vacation. Or just got word your next business meeting will be in Boise or Bangkok. You can boost your chances of having a healthy and happy trip if you do a little prep work before you leave home. Travel can be great for your health. Vacations…

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Motion Sickness: Symptoms, Causes, and Tips

Posted On May 09, 2018

What is Motion Sickness? Motion sickness is a sort of miscommunication between your senses. Your brain receives signals from your inner ears, muscles, eyes, and joints to sense movement. For example: when you’re reading a book in the car your eyes are focused on the book and don’t sense the movement, though your inner ear…

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Tips to Stay Healthy While You Travel

Posted On May 02, 2018

I’m Ericka Eller with Doctor Wilson’s Original Formulations, and today I am sharing my top tips for staying healthy while traveling. I happen to be getting ready for a trip right now, so I thought I would share some of the ways that I pack to avoid the unhealthy foods you find at the airport….

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Has Your Stress Become Chronic?

Posted On Apr 25, 2018

Some stress is positive. It causes our bodies to release adrenaline, which helps us to accomplish assignments and projects, and can even enhance our performance and problem-solving ability. But chronic stress, which is constant and persists over an extended period of time, can be debilitating and overwhelming. Chronic stress can affect both our physical and…

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Stress: A Whole Body Problem

Posted On Apr 19, 2018

Stress is a pervasive problem that can affect every part and system of the human body. We share this information not to scare you about stress, but to inform you of the different ways stress manifests and makes itself known. The more informed you are at recognizing the effects of stress, the better you will…

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Licorice: An Essential Herb for Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Apr 12, 2018

Licorice – the word alone usually elicits one of two responses: yuck or yum. Regardless of how you feel about the taste of licorice, you have to agree that this divisive herb has some significant health benefits. Licorice has been shown to promote and help sustain healthy normal adrenal hormone activity, optimize cortisol, help balance…

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Stress: The Kryptonite to Your Body’s Healing Powers

Posted On Mar 22, 2018

Your body’s stress response and healing powers are done largely by cortisol and corticosterone, two hormones produced by the adrenal glands. If your adrenal glands become depleted by chronic stress (as in adrenal fatigue), they may not be able to maintain adequate cortisol levels to sufficiently sustain energy and stimulate nutrient metabolism for optimal tissue growth,…

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Stress and Tissue Health: A Hard Knock Life

Posted On Feb 28, 2018

A stressful life can be hard on your hair, skin and nails, and also on healing speed after an injury. During stress, your body’s survival priority is to prepare you to physically respond to the stressor (the “fight or flight response”). This means growth, maintenance and repair of tissues gets temporarily downgraded to a lower…

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Got Stress? You Need Vitamin C.

Posted On Jan 31, 2018

As you surely know by now, vitamin C is essential to health. Although it is commonly used to prevent scurvy and for immune support, there are many other benefits to taking vitamin C. For example, increased concentrations of vitamin C in the blood have been shown to have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system,…

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