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Fasting: Not Just A New Fad

There’s been a lot of talk about fasting lately, and it seems like a new fad. Yet fasting is anything but new. Humans have been doing it for thousands of years, as part of religious ceremony, and even as part of basic existence. Our caveman ancestors were not likely to have had abundant food sources,

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Early Cancer Detection Test Now Available at AIM

It’s no surprise that cancer is one of the most feared diseases in the United States. Most of us know someone who has been affected by it; research tells us that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 5 people will die

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Healing Food Sensitivities

At-home food sensitivity tests are more popular than ever, and for good reason!  Many people struggle with symptoms that could be related to food sensitivities. Symptoms range from gastrointestinal distress to brain fog, low energy, skin issues, mood swings, and the list of possibilities is nearly endless.  Food is powerful and identifying trigger foods and

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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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