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Tuesday
Jan172012

Try-It Tuesday: Cruciferous Vegetables

They are vegetables of the Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae) family, which is Latin for “cross-bearing”. The flowers of these plants have four petals that resemble a cross. The vegetables in this family include cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, and bok choy.

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Tuesday
Jan102012

Try-It Tuesday: Ghee

A common question I get when discussing dairy free alternatives is “What is ghee?” So, I thought I would take some time to explain it more in depth for inquiring minds. We will first look at what it is, what it’s health benefits are, and how to use it at home.

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Sunday
Jan082012

Lab Lesson: 24 Food Allergy Test

The 24 Food Allergy blood test determines the body’s delayed immune response to 24 of the most common food allergens: chicken, pork, egg, haddock, lamb, shrimp, soybean, cow’s milk, blue cheese, corn, tomato, green bean, onions, white potato, wheat, rye, oat, peanut, chocolate, sugar, coffee, chili pepper, bakers & brewers yeast. It measures the...

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Monday
Dec122011

Thyroid Dysfunction

Low thyroid – often the first to blame in the struggle to lose weight!  Thyroid is the most important organ in the body for managing both weight and body fat.  An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, with up to 60% completely unaware that this is the case.[i]  Not only is thyroid dysfunction the most unidentified and mistreated health condition, it increases the risk of other serious conditions when left undiagnosed.  Women have been found to be five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid dysfunction.  The thyroid is a small gland found in the neck with a large function in the body.  It is responsible for energy production and metabolism. 

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Tuesday
Dec062011

Try-It Tuesday: Yoga

Yoga originated in India with its name literally meaning to “yoke” or unite, join, or attach. It is an all-encompassing, physical, mental, and spiritual in discipline. Knowing this, many Americans are scared to try it. Sure, there are some religious-based yoga disciplines offered but the majority of what you will engage in here in the States...

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Sunday
Dec042011

Supplement Spotlight: Cat's Claw

Cat’s Claw is a woody vine that grows wild in tropical jungles found in Central and South American countries. It has claw-shaped thorns on it, thus its name. It has been used for centuries to prevent and treat...

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Try-It Tuesday: Yerba Mate

Have you heard of Yerba Mate tea? Yerba Mate (prounounced YERB-ah mah-TAY) is a species of holly native to South America. It contains three different xanthines: caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline. Yerba Mate provides only 25-30% of the caffeine content that brewed coffee does...

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