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Is Your Leaky Gut Causing Your Brain to Leak?

If you haven’t heard of leaky guy, or intestinal permeability before, it is when the lining of your digestive tract becomes porous and then allows undigested food, toxins, and other pathogens into your bloodstream. Leaky Gut When this happens this pathogens trigger your immune system to release inflammatory compounds. In return these pathogens increase the…

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What Sugar is Really Doing to Your Brain

A study published by UCLA confirms what you probably have suspected all along: Eating too much sugar is wrecking our brains. Scientists found that just six weeks of bingeing on sodas and sweets sabotages our learning and memory. Fortunately for us, science is also showing that consuming Omega-3 fatty acids can actually counteract some of the…

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The Importance of Keeping A Food Log For Your Health

So one thing we constantly tell our patients, “Keep a diet log!” Finally we are revealing why and its for big three reasons. Reason #1 | Aids Weight Loss Diet research shows those who keep  a food log lose up to 30 to 50% more weight than people who don’t. Why you ask? It keeps…

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Why Breakfast is Still the Most Important Meal of the Day

We know your morning is busy, between the kids, husband, wife, your phone ringing off the hook and your email box overflowing breakfast is the last thing on your mind. You make the same excuses time after time, to rushed, not hungry, nothing to eat, well it’s time to break this habit once and for…

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Losing Your Hair? | The 3 Hidden Causes of Hair Loss

Our office sees primarily women and among these women a big complaint seems to be losing or thinning of their hair. Hair loss can be caused by several factors but research is showing that the most common is hypothyroidism and insulin resistance. Cause #1 For Thinning Hair I’ll start with insulin resistance, in women this…

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The Secret to Stop Aging Your Skin Prematurely

Stress is one of the biggest factors that can speed up the aging of your skin. Stress, whether emotional, nutritional or physical can cause an elevation in the hormone cortisol. Cortisol job is to mobilize energy and one of the things it sacrifices is the collagen in your skin. Things that can cause chronic stress can…

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Back to Basics| Tips for Better Skin From Within

If you suffer with skin issues, whether it be, dry skin, brown spots, puffiness, or acne know that it can affect more than your appearance. We can put together a list of things you can do at home to tame your skin from the inside-out. It can take an emotional toll as well. Food Culprits When…

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What’s Missing in Your Diet Could Be Costing You Sleep

Are You Eating Enough Potassium? You may already know that incorporating more potassium into your diet can help regulate your blood pressure.But, did you know that potassium also works with magnesium to improve your sleep! If you ever wake in the middle of the night with muscle cramps this power combo can be super beneficial…

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Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep your way to a healthier you Your sleep needs can change depending on factors such as: infection stress strenuous physical activity sleep debt Make Time for Sleep Sometimes we tend to focus on everybody else in our families but ourselves. Take time for you, and this includes your sleep. For the next week try to…

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3 Weeks to Change Your Sleep

Finding it hard to get a couple hours of quality shuteye, let alone a full 8 hours? Well lucky for you there was a study conducted to determine ideal sleep durations for YOU and how to achieve it. Determining YOUR ideal sleep duration Ok so basically a th study conducted takes regular people and puts them in…

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Your Sleep & Wake Drive and Why They Are Important to Your Sleep

This blog post is based on the article published in Human Neurobiology by Dr. Alexander Borbely, describing a concept of how our sleep and wake our controlled by 2 processes. Process 1 Sleep pressure is the first process and is defined by the pressure for sleep that mounts from the minute you wake in the morning until your head hits…

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What You Can Do At 3pm to Save You From Waking at 3am

Do you consistently wake up around 3 a.m. and can’t seem to just fall back asleep? The reasons for sleep problems can be complex, but waking up too early is often a symptom of low blood sugar and can be remedied through dietary changes and nutritional therapy. You may not think about it but what you’re…

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What You Need to Know About REM Sleep

Do you really know what happens when you drift off to sleep? You may think your body is shutting down and relaxing but it’s actually hard at work. What Is REM Sleep? According to the National Sleep Foundation, what we refer to as “sleep” involves transitions between three different states: wakefulness REM sleep (rapid eye…

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Insomnia? Why Your Circadian Rhythm is Important

So you’re having trouble sleeping and you read an article that says your Circadian Rhythm might be playing a part. You’re probably thinking, what is that and why is it important?  Well, good question. According to the National Institute of Medical Studies, “Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle,…

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Want a Quick Strategy for Improved, Energy and Health?

Get your bowels moving! I’m not kidding. This probably isn’t something you talk about in casual conversation but it’s one of the basic bodily functions that has to be in working order for you to feel good. I don’t mean just from a comfort stand point. I mean: In order for you to be healthy…

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