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Inositol and Sleep

Posted by David Brady on

To many patients, adequate sleep might often be a low item on the priority list until the years of insufficient sleep and/or low quality sleep stack up, producing chronic fatigue, a weakened immunity and compromised health. Many fail to understand the importance of the restoration and healing that occurs during those eight critical hours when the body disengages from the stimulating activities of the day and focuses on rebuilding and repairing hormones, cells, and immunity.

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Eating Insects

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From the creepy-crawly to the slimy and slithery, Halloween is filled with all sorts of scary and shudder-inducing creatures. But with the growing popularity of edible insects, it doesn’t have to be Halloween to find something with a crunchy exoskeleton and lots of legs on your plate.

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Balanced Foods for Balanced Bodies

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There is no one-size fits all diet. Some people thrive on high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, while others feel best fueling themselves with plant foods. Whether we fall into the low-carb, vegetarian, Paleo, or “everything in moderation” camp, one thing that benefits people in all the disparate diet camps is whole foods. That is, foods that are unprocessed, unrefined, and replete with their naturally-occurring nutrients.

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Astaxanthin – The Eyes Have It

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The average youth spends approximately 7.5 hours each day using entertainment media, but even that seems conservative if you calculate the amount of time youths and adults spend staring at smartphones each day. In addition to the various psychological and social consequences of unbalanced screen time, the electromagnetic radiation from screens has been shown to damage both the cornea and retina of the eye. 

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Bowel Function and Regularity – Part 2

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In part 1 of this series, we touched on some of the causes of bowel dysfunction in the form of diarrhea. In this part, we’ll move to the other end of the spectrum, to constipation. 

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