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Keeping the Family Healthy this Winter

When kids go back to school, the germs come out to play. It doesn’t help that there is an increased risk for illness as the months progress: school, colder weather, holidays and diets can all play a role in decreased immune function during the Fall and Winter seasons.  One of the most frequent questions I’m Read More

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Back to School – Supporting Anxiety & ADHD

School supply sales are in full swing which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! This can be an exciting time for children and their parents. But for some families, this time of year can be flooded with stress and anxiety.  The 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) found a Read More

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CaNOla Oil – Why you should say no to this oil

What is Canola Oil? In 1970 the Canola Plant was genetically engineered in response to the FDA banning rapeseed oil which is the main source of canola oil in today’s market. Rapeseed oil was banned due to showing high levels of anti-nutrients and decreased absorption for iodine in the body. Since Canola oil has low Read More

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An Itchy Situation… Treating Chronic Skin Irritation

Have you ever had skin that itched so bad and the itch wouldn’t go away? Have you ever had hives from an unknown trigger? Chronic hives, also called chronic urticaria, causes an itchy, red rash on the skin. Many times people will go to their providers to be placed on oral or topical steroids and antihistamine medications. Read More

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Women’s Cardiovascular Health: Not all in the Heart

When I look at the females on both my parents side, I should feel doomed for cardiovascular disease and death. My great grandmother had congestive heart failure, my grandmother has heart disease and had a heart attack in her 60’s. At least five of my aunts have had cardiovascular disease or symptoms prior to the Read More

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The Greatest Gift – Being Truly Present During the Holidays

I’m pretty sure I woke up today thinking it was summer and realized that it’s almost December, where did this year go?! I’m not going to stress though, because today I want to talk about getting through the holidays with minimal stress. Most of us love our spouses, children, in-laws, extended family and friends, but Read More

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Getting Clean by Talking Dirty

The Dirty: Last month we cleaned up a little bit after my article on detoxing the body. This month we are going to dive into clean eating. But in order to get clean, we have to get dirty first! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list each year that discusses the “dirty dozen” and Read More

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Food Allergy Vs Food Intolerance/Sensitivity

Let’s get Down & Dirty: What is a Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance/Food Sensitivity ? A food allergy is an IgE (I like to think of the “E” as Emergency!) response. When someone eats a food that the body doesn’t like, the IgE antibody attaches to mast cells and produces and triggers a process known as Read More