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Hormones and Food Cravings

Do you ever feel like you can’t get enough snacks in the day or that you’re never full? Did you know that your hormones can be the culprit? Many of us think of hormones as substances in the body which are uncontrolled. The definition of “hormone” in the book, Lick the Sugar Habit, by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. is as follows: “a chemical produced by a gland and secreted into the blood that affects the function of distant cells or organs.” Our endocrine system is largely responsible for our hormone production. Did you know that endocrine glands and their hormones do …

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Can’t Sleep? Techniques & Supplements That Help

What prevents a good night’s sleep? Can’t sleep? There are many things that impair one’s ability to sleep. Especially as summertime comes to a close, schedules change, and often our sleep health changes with the seasons as well. Some patients tell me they go to bed early and have difficulty waking up, others state they cannot “turn off their mind” and have too much stress to fall asleep at night, others awaken easily from a small light. The most common complaint I hear is that night sweats, or need to get up to use the bathroom is a barrier to …

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Four Steps to Alleviate Allergies

Healthy eating, a healthy gut, and hydration is much more important than just for weight management. It is essential for overall health.

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Healthy Lunch Options & More for a High Functioning Child

Avoid refined sugar, genetically modified grains, poor quality dairy products and other highly processed foods like poor quality lunch meat.

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Digestion and Constipation

I will briefly explain the anatomy of the digestive tract, and then focus on a few key points to help you work on your digestion and especially your regular elimination. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on the digestive tract and the problem of constipation.

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3 Tips for Healthy Summer Snacking

Do you want the key to improving your health? Here it is. Planning. Yes, that’s it! You must become an active planner in your food choices and availability. As summer brings a lot of socialization…

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Natural Sugar vs. Processed Sugar

Recently I’ve received a lot of questions about sugars and which ones are “good.” After much deliberation on this subject, I’ve come to an easy rule of thumb. Here goes:  “If you have to add sugar to your meal, it’s not a good sugar.”  Now this is much easier said than done, right?  Imagine this, would you make a steak and add protein powder to it? Or create a beautiful fresh salad, and then sprinkle it with dehydrated vegetables and top that with protein powder instead of a piece of fresh fish or meat on top? You answered never, right?  …

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