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Hashimoto’s and Going Gluten Free

Hashimoto’s and Going Gluten Free

Common health issues so many of us face, such as fatigue and weight gain, can be indicative of a wide range of disorders. A possible explanation for these symptoms is hypothyroid, which affects as much as 10% of the female population. More common in women than in men, hypothyroid is the most frequently diagnosed thyroid disorder. Within the United States 90% of hypothyroid cases are due to Hashimoto’s, or autoimmune hypothyroid.

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Complementing your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare

Complementing your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare

Conventional healthcare has a regimented and controlled approach to treating cardiovascular disease. But it misses a key factor in treatment: address not only the immediate condition but also the patient’s constitution, context, and commitment to change. There is an entire realm of therapeutic strategies that is ignored, downplayed, or mistrusted but that can significantly improve the outcome of conventional treatment and the healing process. The trick is incorporating the two forms of healthcare when they sometimes appear to be in opposition.

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Self Care for Cardiovascular Health

Self Care for Cardiovascular Health

It’s time to update the old-school dogma surrounding CVD therapeutics and get to the heart of healing from CVD. That means addressing the three driving factors of CVD (Uncontrolled Oxidation, Recurrent Immune Activation, and Chronic Inflammation) by using S.O.U.L. foods, diet adjustments, lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, key supplements, and a variety of herbs.

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms

Discover the depths of the fungal world, from their place on the taxonomic tree of life, to the astounding medicinal benefits of many fruiting bodies (mushrooms), and become part of a hands-on demonstration on how to cultivate these incredible allies in your own home.

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Understanding Cardiovascular & Heart Health

Understanding Cardiovascular & Heart Health

Cardiovascular issues like high blood pressure, arterial plaque, blood clots, heart attacks, and stroke are extremely common and have become the leading cause of death in the United States. The tragedy lies not only in the number of people affected by Cardiovascular Disease but with the fact that this condition is typically driven by controllable diet and lifestyle factors.

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Self-Care Rituals

Self-Care Rituals

Living in a world that demands every ounce of your energy and attention requires radical self care. The art of self care has been overlooked and lost in the western world due to the high expectations placed on every one of us to be more productive, successful, and exceedingly rich. What most of us don’t realize is that without taking care of ourselves we won’t be able to climb the ladder of life without wobbles, which, if not steadied, will eventually lead to a fall.

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Eating with Intention

Eating with Intention

In a culture revolved around diets and cleanses, it is easy for people to become over consumed with the foods they are eating. Much time is spent worrying whether foods are good or bad, which leads down a path of unnecessary self-criticism, restricting and bingeing. When we appreciate a food choice and eat it with gratitude and non-judgment, we can begin to receive nourishment from all meals, regardless of our choices.

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Plant Poetics: An Exploration of the Sacred Poetical Nature of Herbs

Plant Poetics: An Exploration of the Sacred Poetical Nature of Herbs

Poetry evokes us to slow down to grasp the feeling, emotion, and wisdom that lies between the lines of what is written. In looking at a plant for its authentic poetry, we must strip away our labeled understanding of it and see the spirit of the plant underneath. This is the root of plant poetics.

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Fermentation

Fermentation

Fermentation is an art as old as recorded history. It seems to have found its way into all cultures in various forms, ranging from sauerkraut in Europe, to kimchi in Korea, to tapache in Mexico, not to mention fermented drinks such as beer, wine, kombucha, sake, and mead. Fermentation is a process whereby various microbes (yeast, bacteria, and in some cases mold) are introduced to foods for the sake of preserving it.

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Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut

What has its own customs-like border patrol, contains 70% of the entire body’s immune system, and has such a vast surface area that, if outstretched, it reaches 2.5 times taller than a brachiosaurus dinosaur? The human gut!

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