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Functional Medicine as a Guide to Better Health

Many people are unfamiliar with the basic tenets of functional medicine, but it may be the key to improving your health. What is functional medicine? Your body has an innate intelligence designed to stave off diseases, to purge toxins from your system, to maintain homeostasis, and to keep you healthy through a variety of mechanisms. …

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Improve Your Health: Aim for the STAR (Strides to Achieve Results)

In order to best improve your health, just remember the mantra, “Base hits win the game.” Your best results will come through how you live day-to-day over time — not through isolated events. Many people find themselves in a similar situation when they are newly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. You get a diagnosis. Panic …

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Parenting: Teaching Your Child About Nutrition

Teaching Your Children the Do’s and Don’ts About Nutrition There are several factors at play when you find yourself frustrated about how to make your child interested in nutrition. Candy and sugar-laden drinks can be pretty appealing to those tiny little taste buds. Fast food restaurants have some cool, trendy trinkets that your child doesn’t need, …

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A Lesson From Hansel and Gretel: How to eat healthy despite a slim budget

Remember that old fairy tale about Hansel and Gretel? The parents were so poor they decided to send their children off into the woods to have them fend for themselves. The children started picking strawberries. But as they wandered, they were lured to the witch’s gingerbread house made of sweets. It nearly killed them. They …

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