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Hi there! It’s Amy here. In this crazy time of covid, over-sanitization of everything we touch, election stress, homeschooling while working from home, all piled up on top of the normal cold and flu season — our immune systems are taking a hit. But the good news is that there are dietary and lifestyle practices […]

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Immune System Boosters

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In 2012, approximately 91% of U.S. adults aged 20-64 had dental caries in permanent teeth.1 The number of children needing braces has quadrupled since the 1960’s 2, and it’s now considered a rite of passage to have wisdom teeth pulled. Why are we seeing so much dental decay and overcrowding? Is this something we merely […]

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Nutrition for Healthy Teeth

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What comes to mind when you think of metabolism? Is it this mysterious control panel in our body that determines whether we will be slim or not? Is it possible to change our metabolism — from being “slow” to “fast?” And what is it anyways?? Let’s discuss the definition of metabolism, symptoms of metabolic dysfunction, […]

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5 Habits to Break to Boost Your Metabolism

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Hormones are an integral piece of our body’s systems that carry out functions that support the integrity of our health and well-being. When hormones fluctuate and become out of balance, problems can arise, leading to disease. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular and/or painful periods, infertility, weight gain, low libido. Causes of […]

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Hormone Balancing Superfoods

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There is a lot of talk in the health field about elimination diets versus food sensitivity testing. Elimination diets have been considered the gold standard for the longest time but is that really the best option? I used to be on the anti-food sensitivity testing side of the fence. I went through the AIP practitioner […]

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Elimination Diets versus Food Sensitivity Testing

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Magnesium is one of the most highly used minerals in the body. It acts as a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme reactions. One of the most notable benefits of magnesium is that it is necessary for the relations of muscles, which benefits those with muscle cramps, restless leg, painful period cramps, and more. Magnesium […]

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Magnesium Spray

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Microbes. They cover everything, and are responsible for a lot more activity than we may notice. The human body alone is covered in multiple strains of microbes, both inside and out. The building of the micriobiome is influenced by a couple of different factors: Our birth environment. Our genetic/epigenetic expression The kind of diet we […]

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Let Them Play with Dirt!

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Q: Why am I making healthy changes but not losing weight? Weight rebalance is complex. The thought that weight loss equates to more calories out over calories in is an old belief that should be retired. While intake and movement are elements in what determines our weight, it’s not so simple. It’s a complex system […]

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Why am I making healthy changes but not losing weight?

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Folic acid versus Folate in pregnancy I sat on the couch crying in extreme pain as I was trying to nurse my newborn, who was also crying from frustration. I had years of experience supporting nursing moms and I knew pain was to be expected in the early days. But never in my wildest dreams […]

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Does your prenatal have this?

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I think many would agree that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do smoothies. There’s certainly an art to it. There has a be a good texture, perfect temperature, and a great mesh of flavors. Nutritionally speaking, there’s more than one way to mess up a smoothie. In my last blurb, I […]

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How to Build a Better Smoothie

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