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4 HEALTH: The 4-Week Whole Health Solution!

Working with clients over the past several years, I’ve come to identify and understand that while each person has individual needs, optimal health simply cannot be achieved without addressing the “4 pillars” of health: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress. Most people I work with are able to “dial in” one or more of these areas […]


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Track Your Poo…There’s an App for That!

Smartphone apps abound with options that range from increasing productivity to counting calories to downloading music and much more. You probably use a handful of apps yourself to help you monitor and track various aspects of your life – but what about your health? More specifically, what about one of the most influential areas of […]


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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Improvement of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Patients undergoing the conventional cancer treatment of chemotherapy often encounter a number of adverse side effects. Cytotoxic drug-induced nausea and emesis (vomiting) are the side effects most feared by cancer patients. The occurrence of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is distressing for patients and may discourage them from continuing with chemotherapy. The incidence of CINV […]


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A New Method of Optimizing Your Health

While most of us are buried in snow today, I’m buried in books: Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism, Nutritional Therapy and Pathophysiology, Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition, Clinical Practitioner Skills; you know, just some light reading. I’m sure you may have cringed at the sounds of these titles as they conjured up images of […]


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TOP TEN SUPERFOODS

TOP TEN NEW SUPERFOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET THIS YEAR: Liver – King of nutrient density, offers choline and a slew of B vitamins. TIP: try liverwurst Sockeye Salmon – High in omega-3 fats that promote an anti-inflammatory effect and numerous benefits to the cardiovascular and neurological systems Red Kale – Another nutrient powerhouse […]


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The New Cholesterol Guidelines: Concerns & Considerations

This week, the American Heart Association in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for cholesterol that are more aggressive in terms of the application of statin therapy. In summary, the recommendations call for the use of stratified risk factor categories to determine the prescription of cholesterol medications. If an individual falls […]


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3 Foods to Avoid if You Have Digestive Issues

While you may already be fully aware (from the signals your body sends you) of those foods you should steer clear of, there are a few foods whose damaging effects might not be so obvious: Grains Gluten-containing grains serve to irritate the gut lining and can increase intestinal permeability – ie leaky gut. Intestinal permeability […]


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How to Change Your Genes (for FREE)

Each year thousands of dollars are spent on medications, doctors’ visits, supplements, surgeries, and procedures designed to improve our health or manage an existing health condition. Healthcare costs for employers and businesses have reached such epic proportions that scores of organizations have implemented “employee wellness programs” in an attempt to decrease costs and improve their […]


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Digestion Discussion: “A Tribe Called Health” Podcast Interview


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Eating Lunch: Mindful or Not?

Guest Blog: Elizabeth “Coach” Scala with Living Sublime Wellness So being that this is the Digestive Detective (I love that name, by the way!) blog- I wanted to post something related to nutrition. That being said, I know that Jason is a scientific wizard full of resources and information pertaining to what we actually eat… […]


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