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Meet the Ingredient: Pumpkin

In Health, Nutrition by Eleni Simos, INHCLeave a Comment

Meet..PUMPKIN! Fall marks the time of year where everything and everyone becomes pumpkin-OBSESSED! The flavor, the ingredient can be found in just about anything from coffees, cereals, yogurts, milks..everything. While I tend to stay away from the artificially flavored pumpkin products, I am all for making the most out of the pumpkin as an ingredient during the fall months. *Check …

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What’s Missing from Conventional Mental Healthcare

In Health, Nutrition by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWCLeave a Comment

If you’re following the much-needed trend toward holistic healthcare, you’re likely frustrated that western medical doctors aren’t taught nutrition in medical school. We certainly should be bothered by this, but we should be equally as upset that mental health therapists (counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) aren’t taught nutrition, either. Since the mind and body are interconnected, any healthcare professional who …

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10 Ways to Eat Less Sugar

In Health, Nutrition by Eleni Simos, INHCLeave a Comment

Sugar. Sugar, sugar, sugar. The sweet and silent killer (in some cases- literally!). How about this for a new year’s resolution: mindfulness. Let’s be mindful of our sugar intake. Sounds simple right? Well, it is! On a daily basis, Americans consume a total of thirty teaspoons of added sugar a day. That is ALOT of sugar. Now, not all sugar …

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How Overeating Leads to Colon Cancer

In Health, Nutrition by Jessica Peatross, MDLeave a Comment

It’s all about the gut-brain axis…your gut carries the majority of your immune cells and serotonin neurotransmitters. Food quite literally controls our brains and moods. A new study published in the Cancer Research journal finally answers the link between obesity and colon cancer. Doctors have noted for years that colon cancer sufferers often have decreased dietary fiber, increased carbohydrate consumption …

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Herbal Tea – The Amazing Benefits

In Alternative Medicine, Health, Nutrition by Gus Vogt1 Comment

Drink your medicine! Herbal tea has been used in alternative medicine to treat everything from cancer to constipation for thousands of years. Not only is a warm cup of tea great tasting, but studies have shown that tea may protect against heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many types of cancer and other diseases. Certain herbal teas can even boost the immune …