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Pain, Nausea and Fatigue: Warning Signs of Bigger Health Problems

Posted On Aug 16, 2016

If you are aware of the warning signals that can lead to larger health problems, you can often avoid serious and, sometimes chronic, illnesses. Serious, chronic debilitating illnesses are physically, emotionally and financially draining on the individual, as well as their families and loved ones. We must all learn to read the warning signs and…

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Stop the Spread of Superbugs: Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Posted On Aug 03, 2016

For nearly a century, bacteria-fighting drugs known as antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that can make us sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. In fact, certain bacteria are now unbeatable with today’s medicines. Sadly, the way we’ve been…

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Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Posted On Jul 25, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need gluten to make a great dessert. And, you don’t need to feel ashamed for having dessert every once in a while. For those times we have provided some delicious gluten-free dessert recipes that won’t bust your gut or leave you feeling guilty. Gluten-Free Lemon Yogurt Bread Ingredients: 1/2 Cup…

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Nutrients for Stress-Damaged Hair, Skin and Nails

Posted On Jul 14, 2016

Stress rapidly burns up nutrients that can profoundly affect hair, skin and nails – the fastest growing visible tissues. The typical diet often does not provide ideal amounts of all the nutrients necessary for healthy tissue production, especially with stressful lifestyles. In addition, it takes more than the right nutrients to produce hair, skin and…

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Your Microbes and You: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Posted On Jun 20, 2016

Microscopic creatures—including bacteria, fungi and viruses—can make you ill. But what you may not realize is that trillions of microbes are living in and on your body right now. Most don’t harm you at all. In fact, they help you digest food, protect against infection and even maintain your reproductive health. We tend to focus…

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What’s the Deal with Summertime Colds?

Posted On Jun 02, 2016

Most everyone looks forward to summer—time to get away, get outside and have some fun. So what could be more unfair than catching a cold when it’s warm? How can cold symptoms arise when it’s not cold and flu season? Is there any way to dodge the summertime sniffles? Cold symptoms can be caused by…

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The Risks and Dangers of Antibiotics

Posted On May 19, 2016

I see patients on a daily basis who have been affected by antibiotic drugs. For example, they’ve been treated with tetracycline or trimethoprin for acne or a UTI and have never been well since. Overuse of antibiotics can can to antibiotic resistance, allergic reactions, digestive problems and yeast infections. Antibiotic Resistance After the 1940s, the treatment of…

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9 Stress-Related Skin Problems

Posted On Apr 26, 2016

  When stress is frequent, prolonged or chronic, healing and rapidly growing tissues like hair, skin and nails are hit the hardest. In fact, these tissues can be a barometer for how much stress is affecting your body. In this blog we focus on the effects of stress on skin. Below are 10 skin problems…

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Acne, Carbohydrates and Hormone Imbalances

Posted On Apr 07, 2016

What Is Acne? Acne is the term which is commonly used for inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the skin. The sebaceous glands are the glands on the skin which produce oil, which helps to lubricate the skin and keep it soft and supple.To some degree, it has been estimated that acne affects up to…

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Inflammation – The Fire Within

Posted On Mar 17, 2016

The word inflammation originates from the Latin word inflammatio, which means fire. As ominous as it sounds, inflammation is not an inherent enemy. We have a tendency to see inflammation primarily as a disease process, when in fact inflammation is a necessary innate response of our body’s immune system, a process that brings the necessary resources required…

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