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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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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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Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) Native to Europe, lemon balm is grown all over the world. It is found in backyard herb…

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Optimizing Thyroid Function

Optimizing Thyroid Function It might be tiny, but thyroid gland is powerful! According to the American Thyroid…

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Calendula (Marigold) and Oil Pulling

Calendula (Calendula offcinalis) AKA Marigold You probably recognize the flower, since it’s quite popular and grows…

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Chicken Stock: Slow-Cooker Bone Broth Recipe

Slow-Cooker Chicken Broth Recipe Chicken broth has been used for generations as a traditional cure-all remedy- known…

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Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling Oil pulling, also known as “kavala” or “gundusha,” is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves…

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Minerals

Minerals Minerals are important nutrients in your diet that help the body maintain good health and resist…

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Triphala for Colon Health

Triphala For Colon Health Constipation and improper elimination seem to be a common issue I see in many of my clients.…

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Homemade Kimchi Recipe

Homemade Kimchi Recipe Kimchi (aka kimchee or gimchi) is a traditional fermented Korean main dish made of vegetables…

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Fermented Foods for Gut Health

Fermented Foods for Gut Health Fermented foods may be setting trends on The Huffington Post and Mind Body Green, but…

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What Your Bowel Movements Say about Your Health

Poop Unless you’re the parent of a toddler who has just mastered “going potty,” poop is probably not a hot topic in…

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Supplement Safety: Avoiding Fraudulent Herbs

Nationally recognized store chains, Walgreens, GNC, Walmart and Target came under fire a few weeks ago after third part…

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How Good Digestion Can Improve Overall Health

Good Digestion: The Foundation of Good Health So much emerging research has come up recently connecting the integrity…

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Basic Nutrition 101

Basic Nutrition 101 Probably one of the most common questions I get as a nutritionist is, “what should I be eating?”…

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Why you Need to Stop using Hand Sanitizers

Looking to boost your immunity and overall health? You should stop using hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers are a very…

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How to Avoid Mercury in Seafood: A Fishy Situation

Though increasing fish in your diet is good, it’s important to avoid mercury in seafood. Increased intake of mercury…

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