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Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Assessments

SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in your overall health and wellness. Our tests measure the biochemical function of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. This testing analyzes your lymphocytes, a component of your white blood cells, and places them in […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: The Ugly Truth

Artificial Sweeteners: We’ve been taught to believe that using sugar substitutes will promote  weight loss and maybe even prevent diabetes.   Actually, it’s the exact opposite! Sugar cravings are a huge obstacle to weight loss. The problem with substituting artificial sweeteners is that the  body loses the ability to connect sweetness to excess caloric consumption, […]

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Nutrition for beautiful skin

Highlights from Lunch & Learn Skin Care Lecture

Preparing for last week’s Lunch and Learn Skin Care Lecture I combed the research for supportive foods to help promote anti-aging skin. Once again, the foundational principles of consuming anti-inflammatory fats, colorful, antioxidant-dense carbohydrates and lean, quality protein were well-documented. These were the lecture highlights: Our skin outwardly illustrates many aspects of our inner health. […]

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How to get better sleep

How to Get Better Sleep

Aside from fatigue, there are multiple health consequences associated with poor sleep. Inadequate sleep leads to increased cortisol, a main stress hormone, insulin resistance, higher blood sugar, increased appetite and weight gain! Stress can elevate cortisol–> interfere with sleep–> perceived as a stress–> raises cortisol levels further. Less than 6 hours of sleep doubles risk of […]

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