Accentuate the Positive for Diet and Lifestyle Changes

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I have always felt that starting with where you are strong and refining these strengths naturally (and almost magically) addresses any mistakes you are making along the way. In other words, focusing on the positive rather than the negative when reaching our goals is much more beneficial. Find out what the latest research suggests about the impact our attitude has on our long term success.

Can Sleeping Help Your Blood Pressure?

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In this crazy world you live in, protecting your sleep may not rank high on your “to do list”. As a “shrink”, it is one of the first things I ask about and the highest indicator that you are doing well. One of the most important functions of our brain is to maintain a healthy sleep architecture each night. Let’s look at one indicator you can easily follow to know you are sleeping well.

Weight Loss and Thyroid Testing - Beyond Blood Tests

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As clinicians we often fall into trusting our blood tests more than what a person is telling us. This is a mistake, particularly when it comes to thyroid disease. Patients and doctors need to be aware of one particular aspect of thyroid testing that must be considered when discussing thyroid health.

What You Should Know About Tick Season and Lyme Disease

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Acute Lyme disease and chronic PTLDS are not easily treatable conditions, despite what the mainstream media may suggest. Instead, one single tick bite can initiate a lifelong health battle. As the warmer weather entices us outdoors to enjoy its numerous benefits, it is important to remind ourselves to take adequate precautions against the organisms that share the beauty of the season with us.

Collagen Peptides, Body Composition and Muscle Strength

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Collagen has been receiving more and more attention over the past couple of years, and rightfully so. Recent studies have shown there are many benefits of taking collagen peptide supplements, especially for premenopausal women.

Resveratrol and Enhanced Muscle in the Elderly

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Sarcopenia is the atrophy of skeletal muscle and is becoming a larger problem with the elderly population, leading to functional decline, and is associated with increased falls and immobility, acute and chronic illnesses, fatigue, and mortality. Find out how resveratrol can enhance the growth of muscle fibers by addressing the metabolic changes that contribute to sarcopenia and prevent the rapid development of the various health challenges associated with it.

Vitamin C and Cognitive Function

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With so much concern about remaining vibrant and active throughout our lives, a new study about vitamin C and its role in maintaining cognitive function is more relevant than ever. Dig in to discover how people perform when they are vitamin C deficient vs. when they have plenty of vitamin C in their body!

Benefits of Collagen Peptides for Osteoarthritis

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I personally put collagen in my morning smoothie for skin, heart and muscular health. Here we learn a little more about the potential benefits of taking a collagen peptides supplement, especially if you have osteoarthritis!

Bacteriophage Supplementation and Your Gut

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Many people are looking to limit the use of antibiotics when possible. One promising alternative you may wish to consider is bacteriophages. Let's dig in and find out more about how they work to help support your gut microbiome!