Sunscreens | Find Out if Yours Could CAUSE Skin Cancer

  There are two primary types of sunscreens – chemical agents and physical blocks. “Physical blocks” sit on the surface of the skin. Typically these are not absorbed and have been shown to be non-reactive with UV light. Since they are not absorbed there is no concern about them building up in the body, being stored…

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Healthy Skin | Getting Tan is Safer than Sunscreen

Our relationship with the sun is complex. Should we relax in the sun to obtain Vitamin D or shun the sun to avoid skin cancer? The very rays (UV-B) that increase our risk for cancer by causing sunburn are also responsible for producing Vitamin D, which is protective against cancer. So how do get the…

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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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What Your Skin is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

In the first article in this series we looked at some common skin complaints like acne, rosacea, skin tags, bump, wrinkles, spots and dryness. This article dives deeper into some of the underlying imbalances that cause these symptoms. The Gut Biome The balance of organisms in your intestines is analogous to a rain forest. Ideally…

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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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Skin Care from the Inside Out | Acne, Wrinkles, Spots & Bumps

  Noticing changes in how your skin looks can be a big motivator for adopting a healthier lifestyle. You’ve learned through experience that too much alcohol will give you bags under your eyes the next day, or overindulging in sweets will cause puffiness. But when it comes to wrinkles, redness, spots or acne the triggers may…

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Post-Holiday Blahs? | Important Health Tips to Start the Year Right

“Detox” programs are being promoted as a cure-all but they need to be approached with caution. There is no miracle remedy that will erase the results of years (or even weeks) of convenience food, rich restaurant fare and medications. If you have spent any time on the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) of coffee and bagels…

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Tips for Surviving the Holidays | Size Does Matter

Size does matter…the size of your plate that is. Let’s face it the Holidays can be an all out eating marathon. With work, friend and family parties it’s hard to find an event that DOESN’T include an oh-so-tempting smorgasbord of sugary confections. Looking for some simple methods to manage the madness and avoid stress and…

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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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A Yummy Way to Improve Your Health (and your cooking)

Remember that old wives’ tale about chicken soup being good for? It’s true – as long as you use a really good bone broth as a base. Bone broth is a one of the best ways of adding vital minerals and vitamins to your diet in a easily absorbable form. The minerals are essential building blocks…

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Think Milk is Good for Your Bones? Think Again.

You value your health. You try to eat right and get in your 10,000 steps each day. And on days when you don’t have time for a real breakfast you drink a glass of milk and tell yourself it’s good for your bones. Right? A recent study published in the peer reviewed British Medical Journal…

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Are You Sitting so Much That it’s Killing You?

You’ve probably heard by now that sitting at work and in your car and at home increases your risk for chronic disease and early death. If you’re not familiar with this research you can read about it in my blog Why Sitting is the New Smoking. Isn’t Standing All Day Bad for You? I was recently…

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Why Sitting is the New Smoking

I’m sure you know physical activity is a key ingredient to good health. What you may not know is that sitting for a long time is harmful to your health even if you are exercising regularly. Who is at Risk from Sitting Too Much? The typical adult in the U.S. sits for 6 hour per…

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Top 5 Lab Tests that Reveal Your Health Blind Spots

Is one of your goals this year is to improve your health? If so, you may have come across a trend called The Quantified Self. It is based on the Hawthorne Effect, the notion that we behave differently when watched. Put another way: when you track what you’re eating your choices become better. And when…

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