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    Brett Melanson, PhDc

    | April 19, 2021

    Sometimes we just need a bit of a mental boost to get through our daily projects in and outside of work. Other days, you may want to try and combat awful brain fog that bogs you down and prevents you from becoming motivated and thinking clearly. Fortunately, nootropic compounds appear to be the saving grace when it comes to sharpening our mental abilities.

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    Jill Armijo, PTA, CHC

    | April 19, 2021

    Before getting into the nitty-gritty of comparing the ketogenic and Atkins diets, let’s talk about why they’re so popular. Do you know anyone who “eats keto?” Maybe YOU do. Or you did. Should you? Humans need food to live, and historically, we’ve typically maintained “normal” weight ranges without dieting, supplementing, or going to the gym. Until the mid-20th century, with the advent of widely accepted processed food and TV dinners.

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    Brett Melanson, PhDc

    | April 6, 2021

    Feel that? That’s your heart working hard to pump blood through the blood vessels in your body so that each of your organs can receive the nutrients they need to function at their best. When I say your heart works hard, I mean it works hard. In fact, your heart will beat roughly 100,000 times every day to pump approximately 2,000 gallons of blood around your entire body. That’s hard work. So, you should aim to take care of your heart in the best way possible.

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    Jill Armijo, PTA, CHC

    | March 29, 2021

    Turmeric comes from a perennial plant in the ginger family native in Southern Asia. It's what gives Indian curry a yellow color and some of its fabulous, pungent, earthy flavor. Most of the turmeric we use is grown in India and exported all over the world, but China, Vietnam, and Peru also produce and ship it. You can buy it fresh in the produce department of some groceries, and it's usually available as a spice in most baking aisles.

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    Jill Armijo, PTA, CHC

    | March 26, 2021

    Yogurt is an excellent source for probiotics, helping digestion and maintaining a healthy immune system. Before we get into which types of yogurt are the best for your gut, let’s look at the benefits of probiotics in the body.

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    Jill Armijo, PTA, CHC

    | March 26, 2021

    If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. We all want to fit into the cutest swimsuits, slide easily into the airplane seat, and feel confident walking down the street. According to the CDC, almost half of Americans are trying to lose weight. That's a lot of people, so you're in good company. People of all shapes and sizes spend billions of dollars each year on products, coaches, therapies, and diet plans to help them shed unwanted weight.

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    Brett Melanson, PhDc

    | March 22, 2021

    The liver is a large organ in the abdomen that is responsible for many different functions. In this context, it is no wonder that the liver is a vital organ that constantly works to make sure you stay in good health. Therefore, it is a good thing to include activities or behaviors in your daily routine that can help your liver maintain a healthy function.

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    Jill Armijo, PTA, CHC

    | March 16, 2021

    For thousands of years, India has used natural remedies and earth elements as medicine. A medical system called Ayurveda, or the ‘knowledge of life.’ This alternative medicine focuses on balancing the body’s energies by healing our movements, metabolic systems, and overall body structure.

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    Brett Melanson, PhDc

    | March 15, 2021

    Simply put, intermittent fasting is the idea of cycling between eating and fasting. Now, there are different ways that you intermittently fast yourself, and it really comes down to how long you plan to fast for at once.

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    Jill Armijo, PTA, CHC

    | March 10, 2021

    Collagen makes up a third of the protein in the human body. It's in charge of making and keeping your skin, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments (altogether called soft tissue) strong and healthy.

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    Brett Melanson, PhDc

    | March 8, 2021

    Truly, the only way to know if you are getting enough vitamin D in your diet is to have this checked by your physician. However, evidence shows that roughly 24-40% of the population is actually vitamin D deficient—meaning they have less than the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood.

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    Chelsea De Beer

    | November 6, 2019

    Taking of your hair, skin, and nails is paramount for living a healthy lifestyle and looking good. Keep in mind, though, that without the proper vitamins and minerals in your diet, it won’t be possible. Your body needs vitamins like B7, also known as Biotin, to create proteins and amino acids we need to survive. We cannot synthesize Biotin ourselves, so we have to make sure we eat enough Biotin-rich foods.

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    Chelsea De Beer

    | October 20, 2019

    Scutellaria Baicalensis Georgi is also known as Chinese skullcap. It’s one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional East-Asian medicine. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Recent studies have shown that this therapeutic plant treats a wide variety of illnesses. In this article, we take a deep dive into the research so you can find out the facts.

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    Chelsea De Beer

    August 22, 2019

    You’re doing it wrong! Facing Our Keto Missteps Notice I didn’t say “mistakes” there? That’s because if you are learning from it, it’s not so much a mistake as it is an opportunity. Every accidental carb, every Thanksgiving dinner, every bogus health shake we’ve ever experienced as individuals, we can all benefit from the lessons…
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    Chelsea De Beer

    | August 22, 2019

    Are you searching for a way to maximize your performance both mentally and physically? Reaching peak performance and staying there is both a formidable challenge and an empowering achievement. Whether we’re talking about winning gold at the Boston Marathon or passing the BAR, the body needs to be running at optimal efficiency to transcend your…
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    Chelsea De Beer

    | August 15, 2019

    We often get the question: “Does your body really need exogenous ketones to achieve maximal physical and mental performance?” We’ve broken down the answers for you, with the help of a solid foundation of empirical data and academically acclaimed expert opinion. If you or a family member suffers from PCOS, epilepsy, ALS, Alzheimers or have experienced…
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    Chelsea De Beer

    | July 31, 2019

    The first week or so of your ketogenic journey may have you feeling less than epic. The reason this initial steppingstone happens to us is a simple question of adaptation. As our bodies get used to using fats for fuel and oxidizing ketones for energy, we start to feel more and more amazing, until we…
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    Chelsea De Beer

    | July 15, 2019

    The ketogenic lifestyle can add power, longevity, and clarity of mind to your life if you eat the right stuff and avoid lurking pitfalls ready to sabotage your progress. When you combine the hunger-busting qualities of the keto diet with its ability to sky-rocket performance in daily life or on the track, you have an…
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    Chelsea De Beer

    July 27, 2020

    Collagen is one of the most common proteins found in the human body. It offers structural support, playing a major role in connective tissues around the body. Though the body is capable of making its own supply of collagen, aging can slow down this process...