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Calling All Women for the “411” on Vitamin D:...

Overview Vitamin D research and daily news headlines are ubiquitous. PubMed’s search engine contains over 73,660 articles pertaining to vitamin D.1 Information abounds on...
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Back to School: Managing Schedules, Healthy Lunches, Exercise and...

Summer has ended and school is back in session- which means most of us are in the thick of balancing classes, healthy eating on...
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Apples, Brassica, and Squash, Oh My!

The mornings are brisk and the sun is setting earlier- it’s definitely fall out there. With the seasonal change also comes a change in...
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Not all Plant-Based Diets are Created Equal: Discovering...

Not all Plant-Based Diets are Created Equal:  Discovering the key to a healthful approach  In recent years, the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet...
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Can Childhood Obesity be Reduced by Lowering Intake of...

Can Childhood Obesity be reduced by lowering intake of  Sugar Sweetened Beverages during Pregnancy? Overview The health and lifestyle choices a mother makes during...
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The Importance of Breast Feeding for Seeding the Infant...

The Importance of Breast Feeding for Seeding the Infant Gut Microbiome Overview Within the first few hours of birth, bacteria are introduced to the...
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Talking Health– Not Weight– is Key to Improving Weight...

Overview:  A recent article  published in a recent edition of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy proposes a shift from discussing...
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Should You Step Away From That Artisanal Ice Cream...

It’s summer time and with summer comes consumption of sweet frozen treats- like ice cream. But before you eat that milky indulgence, let’s consider...
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5 Steps for Optimizing Health during Men’s Health Month:...

5 Steps for Optimizing Health during Men’s Health Month Practical tips for the men in your clinic June is Men’s Health Month and here...
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CoQ10: Basics and Beyond

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been studied for the treatment of many different conditions including lipid reduction, muscle pain, oxidative stress, and even HBa1c levels....
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Kara Fitzgerald, ND: A Functional Approach to Asthma and...

A Functional Approach to Asthma and Allergic Sinusitis: Kara Fitzgerald, ND Allergy season is in high gear. The trees are budding and pollen is bursting...
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Can Omega-3 Supplementation Improve Mood?

Depression and mood symptoms impact up to half of the population worldwide (WHO).1 Although there are many pharmaceuticals available to improve general symptoms of...
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Are You Always Hungry? This May Be Why

In our society, food is abundant. The food industry spends nearly $10 billion every year advertising junk food and fast foods. (1) Over the years we...
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Highlights from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine...

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) held their annual conference in San Diego, CA from Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2016 recently...
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Inflammation and Menopause: Cardiovascular Outcomes and Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators

Inflammation and Menopause: Cardiovascular Outcomes and Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators So far in our series on inflammation and specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), we have covered...
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SPMs and Inflammation in Aging

SPMs and Inflammation in Aging Intuitively, we understand that our health status declines as we age. Increasing incidence of morbidity associated with chronic diseases...
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The Role of Endogenous Sex Hormones in the Development...

The Role of Endogenous Sex Hormones in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Hormonal balance is recognized as a factor in the development of...
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Let’s Not Waste!

Author: GM van Dijk Although I grew up with my mother cooking and frying with margarine, my kitchen cabinet contains a variety of oils....
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