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  • Build-A-Bump – Optimizing Prenatal Health

    by Margo Gladding | January 17, 2018

    build-a-bumpAs a nutritionist, one of my passions is to celebrate the uniqueness of each of my clients. Over the years, I have been eager to learn about and incorporate genomic testing and functional lab testing into my practice to help further personalize diet, lifestyle and nutrient recommendations. So, when I recently heard about a new lab testing program designed to optimize prenatal health, I was intrigued. Called Build-A-Bump, this prenatal testing panel uncovers important biochemical imbalances and nutrient deficiencies so that a woman knows exactly what key nutrients she needs to take, to best support her and her baby’s health. Read more

  • 3 Toxic Substances to Avoid

    by Rob Brown, MD | January 16, 2018

    paint-cansI am very concerned about three chemicals many of us have in our homes that have been proven to be extremely toxic. Since Scott Pruitt and the EPA recently placed a hold on banning these chemicals, we must be cautious and extra vigilant to protect ourselves and our loved ones from these poisons.

    A Little Background

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was created in 1976 in an attempt to clean up our environment and improve the health of the US population. Read more

  • Natural Approach to Colds, Flu and Ear Infection for Kids

    by Paula Gallagher | January 15, 2018

    sick-child_aColds, flu and ear infections are some of the common reasons parents bring their children in to see their doctors. The best approach to a cold or flu is to prevent it in the first place. Teach your children that regular hand washing, good nutrition, and restful sleeps are all important factors in maintaining a healthy immune system and warding off cold and flu viruses.

    If all the precautions have taken place and your little one still has come down with something, you can try a natural approach to colds, flu and ear infections. Here are some tips to get them back on the road to health. Read more

  • Healthy Diet Has Positive Effects on Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

    by Paula Gallagher | January 10, 2018

    healthy-foodA new study finds that healthy diets and healthy lifestyle habits may help reduce symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers looked at 7,000 people with MS and found that those with the healthiest diets had the fewest symptoms and less disability than those who didn't eat as well.

    The study also found that participants with an overall healthy lifestyle were nearly 50% less likely to have depression, 30% less likely to have severe fatigue, and more than 40% less likely to have pain. Read more

  • 4 Ways to Help With Holiday Overeating

    by Paula Gallagher | December 26, 2017

    holiday-overeatingYou ate the third dinner roll, you scarfed down the gravy-laden mashed potatoes and you devoured that second (ahem, third) piece of pie... now your tummy is complaining. 'Tis the season for overindulgence, and while it might seem like a good idea at the time, our digestive system definitely pays the price. Fortunately, there are some post-indulgence remedies that can ease the pain and discomfort of holiday overeating!

    Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL): DGL is an excellent herb to help soothe mucous membranes of the esophagus. Read more

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