Nutrition and Acne: Are They Related?

What is Acne? Let’s take a trip back in time. Way back in the early 20th century, some dermatologists actually believed diet could have a significant influence on the development of acne.  Unfortunately, later that century, in 1969 and 1971,

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A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

A What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are extracts taken directly from flowers, leaves, fruits, roots, bark, and seeds of a plant.  They are usually extracted through a distillation process, which separates the water-based compounds from the oils themselves.  These

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Natural Strategies for Hypertension

What is Hypertension? Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, refers to the excess force the heart exerts against the walls of blood vessels. The pressure exerted is dependent on the resistance of the blood vessels and how hard the

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Vegan Pesto Escarole & Beans

Cook and Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 3-4 You Need 1 large can Cannellini Beans, rinsed & drained 2 bunches Escarole, chopped 3-4 Garlic, minced Olive Oil Salt, to taste Black Pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

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The Ultimate SIBO Guide

What is SIBO? There are somewhere between 1-10 trillion (with a “T”) microbes living in our intestines.  Most of them call the colon (or large intestine) home.  Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a state in which too many microorganisms

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The HPA Axis and the Stress Response

Stress can come in many different forms.  Yes, there are some obvious forms of stress: being fired from a job, divorce, a cancer diagnosis, and death of a family member are obviously incredibly stressful events.  However, positive events, like a

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that eventually leads to a poorly functioning thyroid gland.  Hashimoto’s can affect people of all ages and genders, but most commonly occurs in middle-aged women.  It is the most common hypothyroid disorder,

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