What Happens Upstream Affects What Happens Downstream

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What happens UPSTREAM affects what happens DOWNSTREAM. In terms of functional nutrition, we are always asking the question ‘WHY, HOW, and WHAT’. Why do you have these symptoms? How did these symptoms evolve? What path did you take in order to experience these symptoms? The answer to these questions involves looking upstream from the downstream symptom. For example, if you’re …

3 Times We Should Never Detox

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Our body is constantly detoxing on it’s own. However, our lack of nutritious food & increase in exposure to environmental toxins has landed us in state of increased toxic burden. To improve our body’s detoxifying innate ability, we can reduce eposure to inflammatory foods & toxins, increase our intake of certain vitmains, minerals, phytochemiclas, and amino acids, & also improve …

How to Navigate Travel & Restaurant Food

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One of the most common ‘derailers’ of a healthy lifestyle is traveling. We’ve all been there – crushing our healthy lifestyle, eating whole foods, hitting the gym regularly, and just plain feeling great. We are starting to see some inflammation and water retention subside, we are waking up with bountiful energy and we’re even getting to be early and sleeping …

Self Love, Adrenals, Stress, & Hormones

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Wow so many topics that are near and dear to my heart. Did you know that they way you talk to yourself affects your stress response, hormones, and inflammation? Sure does. A study showed that negative, self-degrading comments about yourself can actually increase cytokines in the blood. Cytokines, as you know, are a measurement for inflammation in the body. You …

How to Survive the Flu

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It’s winter! Which means cold weather and stuffy noses! Let’s uncover some holistic remedies that can help ease the symptoms and get you back on your feet in no time. What is the flu? Influenza can only be caused by three types of influenza viruses: types A, B, and C. The type A virus is most commonly associated with seasonal flu epidemics …

Benefits of Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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In today’s guest post, MCCALL MCPHERSON, PA-C talks about the Benefits of blue light blocking glasses. To read the original artcle, click here. ____________________________________________ I hopped on this bandwagon last week because since I helped organize rescue efforts when hurricane Harvey hit, I’ve had disrupted sleep. Seriously disrupted. I ordered some Felix Gray glasses, you can check mine out here: Benefits of …

Shift Your Perception of the Scale

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As someone who used to weigh herself daily and let the number decide whether she was going to have a great day or a shitty day of self-degradation, I can totally relate to how you feel when you see a number you don’t like. # But I want you to realize that there is no truth to the meaning you …