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A Look at Lyme Disease

In the United States, ticks can carry pathogens that cause diseases in humans, such as Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, Colorado tick fever, Heartland virus, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. While it used to be more prominent in the Northeast, Lyme disease is now present in all 50 states and is the most common tick-borne disease

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Drs. Steve and Sandi’s Supersmoothie

Drs. Steve and Sandi Amoils share their favorite supersmoothie recipe! 2 scoops SP Complete powder½ tsp. Green Tea powder1 scoop Fibermend1 Ortho Spore IG1 tsp. Chia seeds1 tsp. either Pomegranate powder, Acai powder or Superfruit blend1 tsp. Organic firm tofu1 cup WaterVariety of fruit and vegetables-vary these so the shake changes flavor, use seasonal produce

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The Thyroid Epidemic

Almost daily a patient comes into our office and asks if their thyroid could be causing them to feel sick. With symptoms ranging from depression, fatigue, dry skin, brain fog, muscle aches, stomach pains, constipation, weight gain, and cold intolerances – it can be difficult to pin down the root of these common complaints. The

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Herbs As Medicine

Herbs are an easy addition to your current diet while increasing it’s nutrient profile tenfold. Our Favorite Herbs 1. Stevia – a zero calorie sweetener with numerous health benefits. Stevia extracts, like rebaudioside-A, are found to be 300 times sweeter than sugar but does not raise insulin levels. So remember a little goes a long

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Exhausted to Energized

Do you find yourself exhausted for no reason? Often the holiday season is filled with additional stressors that many of us struggle with to find a healthy balance. It has been ingrained in our society as this inevitable condition with severe consequences if left unchecked. An unavoidable reality and necessary evil that is apart of

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MTHFR Decoded

The success of the Human Genome Project has opened the possibility to test for disease on a whole new level. Our body has over 50 trillion cells. Each cell contains DNA, i.e the instruction manual, to decode what that cell should do. Short segments of DNA are called genes which code for specific proteins that

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A Place at the Table

What is a food desert? “Food deserts” are geographic areas where access to affordable, healthy food options (i.e. fresh fruits and veggies) is limited or nonexistent because grocery stores are located too far away. Food deserts may be under-reported because the North American Industry Classification System places small corner grocery stores (which often primarily sell

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Meditation Made Easy

“Meditation is not my thing.” How many times have you said this or heard someone say this? Other excuses we often tell ourselves – “I don’t have time.” “It doesn’t work.” ‘I can’t do it right.” Finding the right kind of meditation is like finding a sport you like. There is something for everyone. Even

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Reduce Your Stress Well

“I’m so stressed.” Have you found yourself saying these words recently? With the conversations around this current election season, the winter holidays apparently starting before Halloween now, and the day-to-day expectations put on us or placed on ourselves, we’ve been hearing these words a lot from our patients. However, these words alone don’t help us

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Detoxing from the Outside In

We frequently see patients looking for support for improving their health through dietary changes. However, it is important to realize how cleaning up one’s diet can only do so much when you are absorbing an abundance of toxins and endocrine disruptors through your largest organ system, your skin. We define a toxin as anything our

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