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COVID-19: Managing the Stress Of Isolation

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We are living thru a new reality of life: social distancing. Isolation is slowing the spread of COVID-19, but it will undoubtedly have negative consequences on our mental health and well-being for both the short- and long-term. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about substantial increases in anxiety and depression, substance use, loneliness, and domestic violence. …

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Simple, Immune Boosting Meals

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Simple, Immune Boosting Meals Although we cannot always control if a virus enters our body, we can help support our immune system to better fight off what we encounter. Healthy nutrition is important to keep the body balanced and functioning at its best. Vitamin C: Important for our immune defense and oxidative stress. An insufficient …

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Is Our Modern Diet Linked To Cancer?

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More bad news about our addiction to “fast food”. Another study points to a link between increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods and proportional rise in cancer risk. The recently published study followed 105,000 middle aged individuals from Europe, New Zealand, North and South America for an average of 5 years and found that for every …

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Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD): A New Fad or Really Beneficial

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I am sure you’ve heard about multiple fad diets that seem to sweep our information channels every 3-6 months and promise a cure for all. Let’s talk about scientifically based approaches. One of these is the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). Intermittent fasting has been used for centuries to “purify our body and soul” and it’s …

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The Truth About Gluten

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Lately it seems that a Gluten-free diet is the biggest “all healing” discovery of the century. Gluten-free diets are everywhere. Celebrities tweet about them, grocery stores are filled with products labeled “No Gluten!” and restaurants often offer special menus or items that don’t have any gluten in them. The most serious disease associated with gluten …

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Link Between Obesity and Cancer

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This is an update to a previous blog, based on the latest published research. For many years, you’ve heard and read that being overweight or obese is not just a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly raise your risk for multiple health problems. Of course everybody knows about the increased risk for: heart disease, including heart …

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