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Coronavirus- Your Recipe for Survival

By: Dalal Akoury, MD and Patrick Lovegrove, DO COVID-19 Pandemic History of Coronavirus “Coronavirus” may seem unfamiliar to many, however almost everyone has encountered a milder form of the Coronavirus family virus.  The Coronavirus family with its known four human strains accounts for one-fifth of common cold cases occurring every year. Other strains of the […]

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How to Have a Low-Waste Holiday

The festive season can generate spectacular amounts of waste, more so than any other time of year, with plastic packaging, boxes, wrapping, sticky tape, bottles and food waste piling up throughout the entire period. Being a busy time of year, we can find ourselves rushing around to meet multiple deadlines, attend events, shop for gifts […]

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STRESS: THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY

Stress is a condition that many (if not all) people encounter at least once in their life. Whether it’s because of school, work, or relationship, stress can take a toll on your mental, emotional, and even physical health. Although it can be tempting to simply ignore stress and go on with your life like it’s […]

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Foods with UV protective effects

Diet can significantly alter how the skin responds to sun exposure. The epidermis is a highly regenerative barrier that protects the body from the external environment, including protection from UV radiation and pollution. Skin-healthy foods should be enjoyed raw to benefit from their nutrients. If you eat this foods you will not only protect the […]

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What is Autoimmunity?

The healthy human body is equipped with a powerful set of tools for resisting invading microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Unfortunately, this set of tools, or the immune system, sometimes goes awry and attacks the body itself. These misdirected immune responses are referred to as autoimmunity. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune […]

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12 Essential Oils for Mother’s Day

Essential Oils are taking over! And it is a great thing! You’ve probably heard from your friends, family, or even seen on social media, that essential oils are now a part of everyday life. For us, what seems to be this new fad, is actually something that is thousands of years old. Ever wonder what […]

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Lifestyle Changes to Improve Chronic Constipation

Chronic constipation is no laughing matter. It can be physically uncomfortable, emotionally upsetting, and may even lead to toxins and waste products being reabsorbed into the body when stool remains in the colon for an extended period of time. Fortunately, chronic constipation is relatively simple to resolve with dietary and lifestyle changes. The tricky part […]

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How Diet Guards Against Leaky Gut

“Leaky gut” has been a term stealing the stage for quite a while now and although it’s slowly being crowded out with more advanced terminology, the nature, prevalence, and consequences of leaky gut are no less significant than in previous years. In fact, as research continues to warn us of the importance of maintaining a […]

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New Reasons to Guard Against the Flu

When you have the flu, it’s bad enough to be laid up in bed, uncomfortable, exhausted and in pain. These are reasons enough for someone to do everything they can to maintain a strong immune system, but emerging research suggests there might be a far more serious one: increased risk for stroke or neck artery […]

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Dietary Potassium Intake and Heart Health

An exploration of cardiovascular disease and its related health conditions such as hypertension and kidney disease would be incomplete without a discussion on dietary potassium’s role in heart health. Potassium is far more than a major mineral; it is a direct influencer of cardiovascular function and health. The dietary changes that accompanied the industrial revolution […]

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