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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Chemicals Living Among Us

Do you find yourself feeling sensitive to all the different scents floating around? Are you curious about how to heal your body and decrease your “total chemical load”? The body can tolerate only so many exposures and stresses before they start to exact a heavy toll. Concerns for the exponential increase of environmental intolerances (both allergy-related and non-allergy related sensitivities) is rising in the general public as well as within the medical community. Everyone, to an extent, is affected by these common air pollutants, but those who are affected by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) experience a heightened ability to detect chemicals in the environment, especially through a sense of smell and taste.

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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.

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What You Deserve: A Commentary on Self-Care

What is the difference between self-care and self-indulgence? In my mind, it all comes down to what serves me. When practicing self-indulgence, I tend to tell myself, “I deserve this!” But what do we really deserve for ourselves? What makes our bodies and minds feel good, on a consistent and deep level? An approach I recommend is to be more intentional about finding a balance that fulfills.

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Paleo Principles for Autoimmunity

An autoimmune disorder is characterized by an overactive immune system that is having difficulty differentiating between ‘self’ and ‘not self’ (bacteria, viruses, etc.). While we have relatively no control over the genetic components our parents hand down to us, the good news is we can control many of the environmental factors that contribute to our overall health. The Paleo diet offers a framework for eating which seeks to provide the maximum amount of nutrition with the least amount of aggravation to the immune system.

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Herbs in the Workplace

Regardless of how much you may like your job, there is a good chance that at some point you may experience the symptoms of stress, burnout, brain fog or fatigue in the workplace. Luckily there are ways to help alleviate these symptoms by incorporating nature, herbs, and natural techniques into your workplace routine.

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Elders: Tradition and Nutrition

Traditionally in times of need we would initially look to our elders for guidance — for answers to the problems that we had yet to encounter, and for help navigating the often treacherous waters of life with grace and wisdom by way of their past experiences. Unfortunately in today’s society, this seems to have changed. I hope to aid in the process of obtaining this tradition again through educating and empowering individuals to heal themselves through nutrition, herbs, and a few lifestyle tweaks that can go a very long way!

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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

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

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

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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