1. Don’t let a day of celebration turn into a week/month of unlimited partying. After an event, wake up the next morning and charge full steam ahead back into your healthy habits with a balanced breakfast to help set you straight. Don’t let Thanksgiving snowball all the way to January 2nd. […]
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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 […]
Do you eat a balanced diet, but feel that you are showing signs of nutritional deficiencies? Believe it or not, our hair, skin and nails can give us very important clues about our overall health. Maybe your hair isn’t as thick and shiny as it used to be? Do your nails chip and peel? Perhaps […]
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, […]
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. […]
In this post I want to discuss Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease to help clarify some of the confusion about diagnosis and management: Both diagnoses are on the rise, yet most people remain undiagnosed which carries a significant risk for a number of associated disorders. Many individuals who have been diagnosed are still suffering with […]
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 […]