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The Power of Fasting

Fasting is more than just a health trend. If you’ve heard whispers about the transformative power of fasting but haven’t yet ventured into this realm, now is the perfect time to explore the ancient wisdom and modern science of fasting.

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Food & Mood: Take Control of Your Mental Health

Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are increasing. But understanding the critical link between food and mood can empower you to take back control of your mental health.

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Inflammation: The Underlying Cause of Chronic Disease

Inflammation is a normal response of our body’s immune system … but it can sometimes run amok, leading to all kinds of problems.

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Chronic Health Issues

Chronic health issues are now the most common medical problems we deal with. How can you avoid the wave of chronic health issues?

Understanding Lyme Disease: The Burden, Diagnosis, and Controversy

Understanding, Diagnosing, & Treating Lyme Disease

The number of Lyme disease cases in the US is greater than breast cancer, yet its still widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed.

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Age Is Just a Number

Imagine the aging process in your body slowing down. Can we decelerate aging and live a vibrant life as we grow older? Wonder no more. We know that behaviors such as smoking, alcohol, and inadequate sleep can speed up the aging process. There are also many steps we can take to counteract the impact of…

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger

Discover the Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea | My Daughter’s Daily Elixir

Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea   A Delicious and Nutritious Daily Ritual Do you know what my daughter Abigail’s latest obsession is? It’s a little cup of tea, (or really more like multiple cups) made with turmeric and ginger, and it’s become part of her daily routine. As a parent, I couldn’t be happier…

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Coach’s Corner: What are Healthy Carbs?

Are You Afraid of Carbs? Carbohydrates are a frequent topic of conversation in coaching sessions. My clients often want to know: How many and what kinds of carbs should I eat? If I remove processed carbs from my diet, won’t I experience low energy? Should I avoid carbs?   The answer to that question relies…

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A New Year Reset with the Fasting-Mimicking Diet

Everyone is talking about anti-aging and anti-cancer therapies these days. They’re looking for a quick fix.   But what if I told you that there IS a way that has been shown to boost stem cells and recycle aging, inefficient cells in order to improve your metabolism?   What if there were an easy treatment…

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Cholesterol

There is a very common myth that eating high-cholesterol foods causes elevated cholesterol.This is 100% myth. We’ve had a misunderstanding of the kinds of foods that drive high cholesterol. We must remember that the cholesterol in our blood is made in the liver, and does NOT come directly from the foods we eat.   What…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Last week I talked generally about gastrointestinal disorders. Today I’d like to talk more specifically about irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is more than just gas and bloating after meals. And it’s more than simply mild abdominal pains, poor digestion, etc.   IBS is actually an inflammatory disorder of your GI tract that can…

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GI Functional Disorders

All health starts in the gut.   This is a mantra that was first echoed in Ayurvedic medicine 4000 years ago. This ancient healing tradition considered the gut as the primary source of disease.   4000 years later, with all of our advances in medicine, we have finally come full-circle to acknowledge that the ancients…

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Choosing Healthy Cooking Oils

What’s wrong with seed oils? First, the bad news. This may be surprising, but I’m going to be blunt here. Canola, corn, soybean, palm, and vegetable oils are rancid, partially plasticized oils, and are terrible for our health. In fact, these oils are known as “RBD” oils because they are refined, bleached, and deodorized. This…

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Top 9 Myths About Autoimmune Disease

At RIFM, we treat autoimmune issues every day. This is where functional medicine shines. So today I’d like to clear up some common myths that I hear regarding autoimmune disease.   1. Autoimmune diseases are rare; not that many people have them. Actually, the opposite is true. If you look at all the autoimmune diseases…