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Archive Year: 2015

Walnuts–For Your Brain

December 31st, 2015

Walnuts may be the hit food for 2016. Definitely include them in your diet, but don’t over-eat any nut or other food. Keep your diet diverse in vegetables and fruits. Eat healthy fats (coconut oil, olive oil) and proteins, too. Click here to read more.

Holiday Prep

December 31st, 2015

If you’re thinking of over-indulging again today to welcome in the new year, please consider some healthy support. Limit (avoid?) alcohol and sugar, eat lots of veggies and fruit, avoid media (you can shut it down after this article 😉 ), get some sleep, get some exercise, and get out doors! May your 2016 be the healthiest ever!! Read more here.

Immune Stress

December 31st, 2015

Stress occurs in the form of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual arenas. Consuming inflammatory foods, getting insufficient sleep, lack of exercise, over-exercising, nutrient deficiencies, and more cause stress. Stress can adversely effect our immune function leaving us at increased risk of illness. Symptoms can include fatigue, frequent or recurrent illnesses, insomnia, depression, anxiety, joint and/or muscle pain, and more. Please consult your ND for assessment and treatment. Read more here.

Salute to Avocados

December 22nd, 2015

We are finding a number of health benefits to including avocados in our diet–just watch the calories! Read more here.

Signs Your Eating Too Few Veggies

December 22nd, 2015

OK, most of us do not eat enough vegetables, so maybe the simple answer is to just eat more veggies! I recommend at least 7 servings of veggies daily–keeping in mind that a serving is 1/2 cup of cooked veggies or 1 cup raw, in general. That being said, this article may offer you some motivating reasons to include more vegetables in your diet. Check it out! (but ignore the Juicy Couture ads!!)

Why You May Want to Seek Out a Good Naturopathic Physician

December 14th, 2015

I am so grateful for the many types of healthcare providers that are available. You may want to remember that a naturopathic physician is an important one to have on your healthcare team. This is a great overview article–call with additional questions or for an appointment. To your health!

Light Therapy for Seasonal Blues

December 14th, 2015

With the very short days we are in, many start to experience seasonal depression or low mood. Light therapy can be very effective for many–check out this article. Vitamin D deficiency may also be contributory as can low serotonin. Please check with your practitioner for the best approach for you.

Probiotics For Cold/Flu Season

November 17th, 2015

Yes, taking a probiotic everyday, especially one that contains bifido, can reduce impact of the cold/flu season! Also, remember your vitamin C and eat lots of fruits and veggies, include bone broths in your diet, avoid sugar, and get plenty of rest!

ADHD? Avoid Smoking, but Let’s Support Your Biochemistry

November 17th, 2015

There is an association between ADHD and an increased risk of smoking. This makes sense as the nicotine in cigarettes both stimulates and calms. BUT, I’m glad to report that there are safer methods, depending upon individual needs. Read more here about the association.  If you are interested in supportive options, please call for an appointment.

Harvest Squash–And Eat It!!

November 13th, 2015

Winter squash are a beautiful fall vegetable (well, technically a fruit) that many use for decorations this time of year. But it offers wonderful nutritional benefit, so please eat it, too!! Check out this article . . .

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