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Vitamin D + Viruses

I hope you are all staying safe during these interesting times and getting outside to breathe in some fresh air and to soak in some vitamin D from the sun! In this current pandemic, medical experts are trying to piece together the puzzle and provide a roadmap to treating this infection.  New data and research Read More

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Treating viruses without fear

The coronavirus has created quite an uproar in the media. Deaths. Infections. Masks … Lots of masks. Hysteria. Quarantine. Travel bans. I bought a bubble and decided I’ll live in it for the next few months. Just kidding. What I’ve learned in health is that fear rarely solves problems. It usually makes people act hysterical Read More

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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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An Integrative Look at Sun & Skin Cancer

Most of us were taught from a young age that it is important to apply the highest SPF sunscreen available, and to apply it often. Some of my friends weren’t allowed to play outside until they were slathered in a thick coat of sunscreen. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that skin cancer is the Read More

Allergies

Taking the “Ahh-ChoooO” out of Allergies

An allergy is a misguided immune response triggered by eating, touching, or inhaling an irritant. Examples of allergies include pollens, dust mites, molds, animal dander, and certain foods. The environmental allergies usually affect the respiratory system can be the most difficult to control at the peak of their seasons. From my experience, seasonal allergies can 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