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What are the effects of “STRESS”?

The difficulty with studying the science of stress is that stress and the things that cause it are subjective. Public speaking is a great example of this. For some, public speaking is exhilarating, for some it is terrifying, and some are largely indifferent to the task. Activities or events that feel stressful to one person…

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IBS and Low-FODMAP Diet

What is a FODMAP you ask? FODMAP is an acronym that stands for “fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides, and polyols”. Fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides, and polyols are short-chain carbohydrates that aren’t digested in the same way as most other carbs, and so are classified as “dietary fiber”. When you eat most carbohydrates, specialized chemicals in your…

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How to set goals for the new year:

The winter holidays are typically a time of overindulgence and lack of routine, and many of us get around our guilt of gluttony by making a “new year’s resolution”: promising to change our behavior once the holidays are over. The start of a new calendar year is the most popular time to set goals such…

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Keeping the Holidays Bright

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for many of us, they also bring stress, seasonal sadness, and maybe even a few extra pounds of cookie weight. Why not push the reset button on the holiday health by starting your day with a refreshing smoothie? This recipe has been…

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Can Amino Acids Help with Mood?

If asked to list the reasons that protein and amino acids are important to include in our human diet, the most common associations are probably things like muscle building or body maintenance and repair. While this is very true, the amino acids that make up proteins have many important physiological roles in our bodies aside…

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Getting Centered and Finding Calm:

Unfortunately, stress is a common, and often unavoidable part of the modern adult lifestyle and our diets do not always provide the necessary nutrients to combat and recover from stress. MetaCalm® provides the amino acid building blocks and the necessary vitamin and mineral cofactors to help the body synthesize both mood-enhancing and calming neurotransmitters. Amino…

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Oh Vitamin D, How We Need Thee!

Low energy, low mood, and a general under-the-weather feeling in winter’s cold, dark months could be a symptom of anything from a mood disorder to the flu, but it could also be a vitamin D deficiency. A simple blood test from your doctor can help you determine if that’s the case. How should I get…

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