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More about Medium Chain Triglycerides: The Saturated Fat With Benefits!

April 20, 2015
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CoconutOil

Contrary to popular thought, not all saturated fats can lead to heart disease and obesity. That’s because they’re not all created equal—Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), for example, are saturated fats with many health benefits, including support for metabolism, energy and beauty. (Learn more about the beauty benefits of MCTs and coconut oil here.) What...

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Coconut Oil’s Beauty Benefits

April 6, 2015
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coconut

Bake with it, take it by the spoonful or smear it on dry elbows: No matter how you use coconut oil, you’ll find that it’s chock full of healthy benefits, due in part to its high content of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). What are MCTs? First, let’s talk about what they’re not—they’re not long...

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A Naturopath’s Guide to Treating Anxiety

March 15, 2015
By
Redhead

Anxiety, in all its forms, is a common condition that affects more than 20 million Americans. It can manifest as excessive worry or unwarranted fear, or even nervousness, shortness of breath or a racing heart. If you experience any of these symptoms, read on to learn more about anxiety and how you can treat...

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Kick Off the New Year With a Cleanse!

January 3, 2015
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Apple

Why should I consider a cleanse? Cleansing can help reduce cravings for unhealthy food and set you up for good eating habits in the new year. Cleansing can also help reduce inflammation, enhance immune function, improve energy and boost overall health. So get the year started off right by breaking those bad eating habits....

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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

September 18, 2014
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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

Seasons are shifting, school has started and germs are making their way around! The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates 10-15 million viral respiratory infections affect Americans each year, with the season peaking in September and October. This year, a normally quiet virus strain—Enterovirus D68 (aka EV-D68)—has made headlines because it has caused the...

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Hypothyroidism: Your Questions Answered

September 8, 2014
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Hypothyroidism: Your Questions Answered

Got the blues or serious fatigue? Feeling weak and having difficulty losing weight? It could be a sign that your thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly. Read on to learn more about hypothyroidism and how it could be affecting you. What is the thyroid gland and why does it matter? The thyroid is a small...

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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

July 28, 2014
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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

You have a runny nose, cough and congestion…but is it a cold or allergies? It’s a common question during summer, when pollen counts are high but colds are still going around. Allergies and colds share many of the same symptoms, but causes—and treatments—are different for the two. Allergies Allergies happen when the immune system...

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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

April 4, 2014
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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

Concerned about dry skin? Perhaps wrinkles, fine lines or acne have been your concern. Read on to learn about supplements and strategies for restoring your skin to radiant health. Dryness The first step to preventing and reversing dry skin, of course, is making sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of healthy liquids. The...

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Ask the Practitioner: What Are Some Natural Remedies for Adult ADHD?

August 1, 2013
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Q. I have taken prescription stimulants for ADHD in the past, but would like to stop taking Ritalin and try a natural remedy instead. What can I take to help keep me focused on my work and other responsibilities during my hectic day? A. It’s great that you want to try more natural remedies!...

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Help After a Head Injury

July 12, 2013
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Help After a Head Injury

It seems that more attention is being brought to the effects of head/brain injuries these days. Depending on the severity of the injury, the effects of this trauma can last for months or even years. That’s why it’s important to know how to give the brain the nutrition and attention it needs after a...

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