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Unleash Your Purple

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Blast belly fat and beyond. The color purple is often associated with royalty and an elite status, and that certainly holds true today—nutritionally speaking, that is. Foods of this hue have potent health boosting phytonutrient power including supercharging the immune system, revving up brain function, and reducing your likelihood for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. There’s also massive purple power when it comes to whittling your middle. The European Read More

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy: Medicine of the Future

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A guest blog by Laura Fristoe, Director of Marketing at IMAC Regeneration Centers. Are you disappointed with your doctor’s recommendations for prescription medicine to treat your pain? Are you frustrated that the only option you’ve been given for improving your mobility is surgery? Have you or someone you love given up on ever having a good quality of life as you suffer from Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis? You are not Read More

First Aid Essential Oil Picks

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Heal with ancient miracle remedies. Essential oils are all the rage. Whether you’re seeking to treat a specific ailment or simply want a safe scent to fill your home, essential oils provide a wide array of therapeutic benefits. Yet, they are hardly new to the scene. Quite the opposite, actually. Essential oils date back to Biblical times. In fact, the Bible contains 14 principle oils: calamus, cassia, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, Read More

The Iron Elephant in the Room

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Supplementation—should you or shouldn’t you? Iron is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it is said to make red blood cells and functions as the oxygen transport system of the body. Once iron is absorbed into the bloodstream, it’s ultimately stored in the ferritin molecule. But, on the other hand, it fuels bacteria, virus, and parasites. Unless iron is eliminated through blood loss, as in the case of Read More

Marvelous Marinades

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Easy recipes whisked to impress. The last weeks of summer seem to be the sweetest as you enjoy the fleeting warmth and sunshine with a greater appreciation. Before the season of sun and fun shuts down for the year, you’re probably packing in as many outdoor get-togethers with family and friends as you can—and I bet a good ole fashioned barbeque is on the menu. Some might argue that what many Read More

The Breath Connection to Back Pain

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Breathe your pain away. You might be surprised to learn that the way in which you breathe is actually causing you pain. When it comes to breathing, there are two styles that are the most common—chest breathing and belly breathing. So… which is your default style? If you’re like me, you answered, chest. Why? Because this is what we’re taught from a young age. Most of us can recall (and Read More

Blueprint for a Healthy Home

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The invisible toxin hiding in your house you never suspected. There is truly an art and science to ‘”tidying up.” Since your home is your sanctuary, it is more critical than ever to make sure it is in tip top shape. This past week I had two of my most brilliant and “cutting edge” friends visiting me here in the Inland Northwest. Those friends are on the front lines of Read More

The Drug/Depression Connection

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Why birth control pills are not good for mental health. I have been concerned—no, make that worried—about the nutrient depletion impact of meds for years. Many anti-depressants can make us fat while others impact our ability to exercise (like statins). So—to get the low down on which class of drugs might be making us depressed, I turned to my friend the Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton who wrote The Drug-Induced Nutrient Read More

Grain Drain

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Delicious eats that are all taste and zero grain. Whether you’re celiac, sensitive, or simply focusing on your health, more and more of us are saying goodbye to grains. Gluten and grain intolerance have been on the rise for the last two decades and seem to match the rise in brain-related health issues like anxiety, depression, dementia, ADHD and more. In the last decade alone, gluten intolerance levels have increased Read More

Sunscreen Savvy

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Why nutrition equals safe sun. It’s amazing. Before the 1930s skin cancer was a non-entity unlike today where melanoma is up nearly 2000%. Yet, back in the day approximately 75% of the workforce held jobs that kept them outside during the day, while today that number is only around 10%. Why? Because before “safe sun” lotions and potions, nature was the skin’s miracle worker. For some time, we’ve learned to Read More