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I hope this blog is a useful resource for you to learn more about a variety of healthy lifestyle topics – ranging from Functional Medicine, nutrition & food, Farmacy, public health, supplements, herbs, and more…

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Understanding Adaptogens: Building Stress Resilience

Stress is well understood as a significant contributor to chronic disease, including cardiovascular and autoimmune…

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Fire Cider: A Traditional Herbal Elixir for Enhanced Immune Health

Winter is coming. The first chill breezes let you know it's time to prepare. This year, instead of reaching for…

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Emphasizing the Importance of Optimal Vitamin D Dosing

Few nutrients have emerged as significant to our overall health as vitamin D - often referred to as the "sunshine…

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The Ultimate Guide to a Maximizing Magnesium

The Ultimate Guide to a Maximizing Magnesium Mineral balance plays a crucial  role in promoting optimal health. Among…

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Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

New Year’s allows us a time to reboot … it’s life’s do-over button. Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick It’s that time of…

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Nutrition and Lifestyle for Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of mortality…

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Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus oxyacantha)

Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus oxyacantha) Hawthorn berry Crataegus oxyacantha (Latin binomial), sometimes called Maybush,…

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis) Clear Your Mind with Sage. Sage, with its woody stems, grayish leaves, and lovely…

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Reduce Food waste & Save Money

Reduce Food waste & Save Money Why reduce food waste? Did you know that each day, Americans toss out enough food to…

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Pomegranate Pear Salad

Pomegranate Pear Salad on a Bed of Spinach I might be bias, but this is one of my favorite salad combinations. If…

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Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic (Allium sativum) Fun fact: Garlic is an edible bulb from the lily family. Yup, as in the flower. Garlic Allium…

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The Mighty Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

The Mighty Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Growing up, pomegranate Punica granatum was one of my favorite winter fruits.…

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Nutrition Labels Made Easy

Truth time. I’m old enough to remember when there wasn’t a mandatory food label. It was a time of much confusion. We…

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Fall Favorite: Pumpkin

Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Though you might automatically think of lattes and Jack-o-lanterns, it’s in fact a seasonal…

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Brazil Nut Butter Recipe

Brazil Nuts Brazil nuts are calorie and nutrient dense. High in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, including omega-6 fatty…

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Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails: A Nutritional Approach The condition of your hair, skin, and nails (AKA the…

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