Autoimmune and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Reproductive Health

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Part 2: Four Essential Nutrients To complement any alternative or conventional treatment for autoimmune or subclinical hypothyroidism women in the preconception stage can begin to fortify and prepare their bodies for a healthy pregnancy by eating a diet that encourages

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-May

Green Tea for HPV

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Green tea, made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, is known worldwide for its healing properties. Research has demonstrated that green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells, lowers cholesterol, protects against cardiovascular disease, increases fat metabolism, reduces

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-May

Herbal Mocktails for Stress Relief

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Alcohol and stress often go hand in hand, so it is only appropriate that they share an awareness month. Often, when we are stressed we want to “get a drink” as a form of relaxation. However, it is important to

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-May

Reduce Your Stress and Improve Your Health with the 4-7-8 Breath

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We are all susceptible to stress. The increasing demands, time pressures, and unmet obligations of today’s fast-paced culture makes stress nearly unavoidable. Some levels of stress are good, helping us stay productive and alert. However, chronic levels of stress can

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-April

Green bananas, potato starch, and day-old beans and rice: carbohydrate superstars?

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Many therapeutic and weight-loss diets share one common component: a low daily intake of carbohydrates. However, researchers and clinicians are finding that not all carbohydrates are created equally. Making news in the medical and biochemical research communities is a specific

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-April

What is Nature Cure?

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The healer of disease is Nature.  – Hippocrates You may have heard of Nature Cure while perusing alternative medicine magazines or seen some reference to it at your local health food store.  What exactly is Nature Cure?  Where does one

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-April

Does more screen time equal less dream time?

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Restful, deep sleep is essential to good health.  7-8 hours of restful sleep are correlated with a lower BMI, decreased incidence of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, as well as a lowered incidence of stress-induced behaviors like substance abuse and

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

Passionflower for Insomnia and Anxiety

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Passionflower is a well-known botanical used in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia related to nervousness. Native people of the Americas as well as physicians in Europe, have used it for centuries as a sedative. Passionflower is believed to increase levels

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

Autoimmune and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Reproductive Health

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The prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity and subclinical hypothyroidism is significant among women of reproductive age. It is estimated that the incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease is 8-14 percent and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism among young women. The

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

A Day of Heart Healthy Meals

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Breakfast Raspberry Blueberry Streusel Almond Flour Muffins (GF, paleo, vegan optional) ½ cup blueberries ½ cup of raspberries 2 cups Almond Flour 2 Eggs 2 Egg Whites (*To make these vegan use 1 tsp baking soda and 1/4 cup of apple sauce

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Fish Oil

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Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women? For many years we thought of heart disease as being a disease that primarily affected men, but the prevalence of heart disease is actually equal

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Hawthorn for Your Heart

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Hawthorn, a flowering shrub of the genus Crataegus, has been used to treat cardiovascular disease for thousands of years. The Greek herbalist, Dioscorides, used Hawthorn medicinally as early as the first century, and many traditional cultures have maintained a rich

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

The Down and Dirty of Heart Health

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Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and women are at a particularly higher  risk of having a heart attack or suffering from coronary heart disease than men..  In the U.S. alone it is estimated

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Healthy Heart Diets

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The tenet, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” espoused by Hippocrates nearly 2,500 years ago, is receiving renewed interest. Heart related illness is one of the highest contributors to the lifestyle-based chronic diseases creating an epidemic

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Restore Balance Using Ayurvedic Adaptogens

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Today’s world is anything but stress-free. Even if you are doing everything ‘right’ to protect your health you may still be affected by the stresses of life. Whether it be financial, your job, spouse, the kids, or you name it,

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Thyroid Health Recipes

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More and more women are afflicted with an out-of-balance thyroid. A huge part of maintaining thyroid health is incorporating foods that will help optimize a healthy balance. Here are a few recipes for various thyroid functions. Hypothyroid This recipe will

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Winter Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention

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You know all the reasons to eat local, organic produce (better for your health, the environment, and the local economy!), but did you know that many foods found right here in the Pacific Northwest can also help to reduce your

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Adrenals: The Little Glands that Could

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When midlife hormone imbalance comes calling, the adrenal glands have much to say about the topic. Relatively unknown to most, these powerful little glands are located right above the kidneys. They are chiefly responsible for secreting hormones during times of

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

A Healthier Thanksgiving

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Tips for adding nutrients to your traditional recipes Thanksgiving is usually the most difficult holiday to be mindful of what you are eating. But indulging in your traditional holiday feast doesn’t have to mean giving up your healthy dietary habits!

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - November

Diabetes Prevention and You

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Who should be thinking about Diabetes prevention? Everyone should be thinking about prevention. However, if you are elderly, have African, Hispanic, or Native American heritage, or your mother had gestational diabetes, you’re at a much higher risk of developing diabetes

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - November

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