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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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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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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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Utilizing Diet to Manage Your PMS

It is estimated that nearly 85% of menstruating women between the ages of 20-40 years old experience one or more premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can last for almost two weeks – beginning around ovulation (mid-cycle) and lasting until the first or second day of menses1. Symptoms may include both mental/emotional and physical responses to

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Five Ways to Avoid Overindulging During the Holidays

Between work parties, gift exchanges and cookie swaps, December can be a time of high-sugar intake, low-physical activity and overindulgence. The good news – you can effectively stay on track with a healthy lifestyle while not completely depriving yourself! Using these five strategies can help you stay full of holiday cheer without overdoing it. Stay

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‘Tis the Season to Practice Ayurveda – And Eat Warming Foods!

Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that originated in India several thousand years ago. The word Ayurveda means “life knowledge,” and the practice covers all aspects of healthy living — diet, exercise, mindfulness, and connection. Ayurveda teaches that the body and mind are intimately connected, and the ultimate goal is perfect health through a balance

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Broccoli: Try, Try and Try it Again

I remember being a very little girl and looking up at my dad as he explained to my sisters and me about how we were all giants and it was our job to eat the small forest on our plate in order to help save to woodland creatures. I definitely preferred his story about me

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School Lunches Around the Globe

Childhood obesity has been called “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century”. Globally, an estimated 43 million preschool children (under age 5) were overweight or obese in 2010, a 60 percent increase since 1990. (1) The problem affects countries rich and poor. Of the world’s 43 million overweight and obese preschoolers, 35 million live in developing countries. By 2020, if the current epidemic continues unabated, 9 percent of all preschoolers will be overweight or obese—nearly 60 million children. (1)

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