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What Side of the Coffee Debate are YOU on?

There is a long-standing debate in the wellness community over whether coffee is “good for you” or “bad for you”. The problem with that debate topic is not the coffee. The problem is that “good” and “bad” are nonspecific, while “you” is uniquely specific.  Coffee may be bad for you if you are allergic or…

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Health Benefits of Red Wine for the Liver

Don’t go topping off your glass just yet… it’s not really “wine” that’s good for your liver. It’s the specific antioxidant, resveratrol, found in red wine that has hepatic benefits.  Resveratrol is the chemical credited, at least in part, for the “French Paradox”. That is, the fact that French people tend to live long, healthy…

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It’s Time for a Liver Detox

Can you really detox your liver? The answer to this question varies based on how you approach the cleanse and what “working” looks like to you.  The liver is your detox organ. If what you are looking for is a strong, functional liver, to support an all-around healthier you, then yes. A liver-support health regimen…

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Finding Balance: Blood Sugar and Mood

Not all mood swings are related to blood sugar fluctuations, but most blood sugar fluctuations will have an effect on your mood. So, whether you have a mood disorder or just a shifting, negative mood, it may be worth considering your nutrition and eating habits. Glucose imbalance could be at the root of your problem.…

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Nutrition, Balanced Blood Sugar, and Nerve Health

We rely on our nerves to relay sensory information like smell, touch, pain, and taste from our senses, skin, muscles, and organs to our brain. Nerves are also responsible for sending information in the opposite direction, from our brains to our muscles and organs, for physical movement, digestion, and other bodily functions.  Is my nerve…

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Cornbread Pot Pie for Eye Health

Winter can be a fairly limiting time of year in terms of seasonal veggies. This makes it a great time of year to cook with frozen vegetables.  Did you make a “yuck” face? There is NO NEED to fear frozen fruit or vegetables! Frozen is a great choice. They are harvested and frozen at the…

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Screen Time Overload? How To Protect Your Eyes

More Americans are working from home or transitioning to online schooling than in the past, and the shift in locations means an increase in the time spent in front of a screen. Outside of work, many of us use social media platforms to stay connected with loved ones. We text, email, and videoconference for communication.…

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Supplements for Eye Floaters

One of the many challenges of aging is that you may start to notice blurry spots or shadows that seem to float around in your vision. No matter how many eye baths you take or eyedrops you squirt, they won’t go away. This is because floaters are not on your eye but inside your eye.…

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Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Health

We feel a bit like a broken record over here, but vitamin D deficiency is an under-publicized epidemic. Lack of education about the importance of vitamin D, coupled with a culture that forces most people indoors during daylight hours has left about 50% of the global population vitamin D insufficient and 37% of adults in…

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