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Elimination Diet to Remove Toxins

Aug 13, 2014 10:45:58 AM / by staff posted in Lifestyle and Behavior, Nutrition

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Help Your Body Heal Naturally

One of the simplest yet truest health-related aphorisms is this: “You are what you eat.” Quite simply, every food or beverage you consume has an effect on your body and your health, and every day, you could be making food choices that are having a very negative effect on your health and even your lifespan.

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Here Comes the Sunflower

Jun 3, 2014 10:49:03 AM / by staff posted in Nutrition, Weight Loss

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With a host of nutritional benefits, products made with sunflower seeds are becoming welcome alternatives

Summer is here and with it comes one of nature’s most delicious flowers. Famous for their luminous color and towering stalks, sunflowers produce seeds that are commonly eaten as a salted snack, but did you know that sunflower seeds can also be made into dietary staples like butter, oil, flour and milk?

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Nutritional Intelligence

Oct 24, 2013 11:01:25 PM / by staff posted in Functional Medicine, Nutrition

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Are You Getting As Much Out Of Your Supplements As Their Manufacturers Are Getting Out Of YOU?

Smart Nutrition Starts Here - What's your Nutritional IQ?

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Top 10 Herbs to Fight Free Radicals

Jun 30, 2013 10:19:45 AM / by staff posted in free radicals, Functional Medicine, Healthy Living, Nutrition

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Following an anti-aging diet can be spicier than you might think—in fact, some might say the spicier the better. Chances are there are a handful of herbs growing in your garden or hanging out in your spice cabinet that can help you improve your health by fighting free radicals, which contribute to chronic disease, damaged skin and other concerns.

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Cutting Down Refills for Medical Weight Loss

Mar 20, 2013 2:20:07 PM / by staff posted in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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Unlimited refills. Bottomless bowls. All you can eat buffet lines. Each of these things are common in our American culture. In fact, the concept of a refill is so basic that many people are surprised when refills aren’t allowed. Whether you are getting a soda, a coffee or an oversized plate of food, we are happy when we learn we can go back for more, but what we might consider a good bargain for our wallet is not necessarily true for our health.

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Cooking for Weight Loss

Feb 25, 2013 9:32:02 AM / by staff posted in nutrient diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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If there is one thing that most people can agree on when it comes to weight loss in Rochester Hills, MI, it is that eating healthy at a restaurant is hard to do. Fast food restaurants and full service dining establishments alike serve up fried foods and load your plate with so much cheese, butter and other fattening ingredients that before you know it you are over your daily calorie count and it isn’t even time for dinner.

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The Grass-fed Moo-vement

May 30, 2012 4:04:30 PM / by staff posted in Lifestyle and Behavior, Nutrition

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Natural cattle farming produces happier, healthier beef

As summer starts to heat up, few things get the average American’s mouth watering like a nice, juicy burger sizzling on the grill. However, not all burgers are created equal. Recent talk about pink slime and antibiotic content in ground beef has led many to cast a skeptical eye on our common processed meats and start searching for superior, natural alternatives.

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The Power of Pomegranate

May 14, 2012 4:32:43 PM / by staff posted in Functional Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Nutrition

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Modern science proves the ancient fruit’s healthy benefits

The term “super food” gets thrown around a lot in popular health circles. Every day, it seems, there’s new talk of some berry from Asia that will help you become fitter and happier, fight off every disease and ailment known to man and make you smarter. As with many trending topics in the health and fitness world, the actual health benefits of many of these so-called superfoods are usually exaggerated or still under heated debate, and may not actually be much help as a supplement for your medical weight loss program.

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Just Say NO to Sugar

May 4, 2012 2:25:12 PM / by staff posted in diabetes, Functional Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, nutrient diet, Nutrition

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Watch out big tobacco—there is another highly-addictive drug on the streets trailing closely behind you, and this one has detrimental health effects that are similar to yours with a slightly sweeter disposition to boot! It’s found in more than 45,000 food products and available for purchase virtually anywhere. That’s right—millions of Americans are rapidly becoming addicted to sugar and some experts believe this fatal attraction could be just as damaging as smoking cigarettes.

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Locavores Lose Weight, Too

Apr 30, 2012 10:15:03 AM / by staff posted in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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When was the last time that you really thought about where your food is coming from? Many people are shocked to learn that the average meal is put together with items from five different countries, and that is not to say that you are eating an ethnically diverse meal. Produce travels an estimated 1,500 miles from farm to table, and processed food isn’t moving much less with an average 1,300 mile journey from the factory to the food store.

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