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Chocolate Bark(Recipe by Stephanie Lecovin, MS RD. www.nutritionhousecalls.com)

This recipe is not only packed with antioxidants, but is outrageously decadent. A total hit! 3 tablespoons canola or walnut oil 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 cups raw pecans ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne (less if you can’t stand the heat) ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 3 cups dark chocolate (~70%) Preheat oven to 400°F. In …

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Medical Marijuana

  Is marijuana a legitimate option for medicinal use or are people just looking for a “back door” to legally acquire and use marijuana for recreational purposes? What conditions has Marijuana been shown beneficial for? Marijuana has been shown to benefit patients with: HIV; multiple sclerosis; epilepsy or other seizure or spasticity disorders; some types of intractable pain; glaucoma; Crohn’s …

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Self-myofascial Release- Foam Rolling

Over the past decade, the use of self myofascial release techniques, e.g. foam rolling, has emerged to become a relatively common and practical technique used within health and fitness centers as a corrective exercise for injuries, pain and performance enhancement. How does it Work? Receptors located throughout soft tissues (i.e. muscles and fascia) stimulate a protective mechanism caused by muscle …

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Dr. Geoff’s Power Smoothie

  Breakfast, snack or post-workout, this smoothie recipe is a winner, and so easy to make, even a 3 year old can do it (just make sure the lid is on the blender). The ingredients in this recipe can reduce inflammation, stabilize blood sugar and aid in recovery after exercise, an injury or surgery . Ingredients: 1. Liquid Options- 1 …

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Let Food be Thy Medicine- Phytochemicals for Health

What are phytochemicals? Phytochemicals are substances in plants which promote health in three important ways: (1)Acting as powerful antioxidants (2) Reducing inflammation (3) Detoxifying the body Foods high in phytochemicals can reduce the risks of developing numerous disease, including: Diabetes, obesity, syndrome X , cardiovascular disease , strokes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, arthritis, aches and pains, infections, …

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The Acupuncture Mechanic

Traditional acupuncture is based upon theories that reflect the understanding of anatomy and physiology at the time of its inception. These theories can be confusing and difficult understand and are part of the obstacle that acupuncture has had in being accepted by the medical community. In addition, the effects of this style of acupuncture are generally slower and can be …

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Effects of acupuncture therapy on abdominal fat

Effects of acupuncture therapy on abdominal fat and hepatic fat content in obese children: a magnetic resonance imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 May;17(5):413-20 Authors: Zhang H, Peng Y, Liu Z, Li S, Lv Z, Tian L, Zhu J, Zhao X, Chen M Subjects were 10 healthy, obese children 11-13 years old, with a …

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Is There a Magic Pill?

I am often asked “is there a pill that can make me look younger, feel better and improve my health?”  My response is there is no pill, but if you want an activity that could benefit your heart, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, and help you lose weight as it makes you look and feel better, then weight training …

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Beauty is only Skin Deep (Or is it)?

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It can be affected by external and internal factors. External factors can include those from our environment e.g. sun, wind, dampness, as well as topical products such as soaps, shampoos, lotions and detergents. Allergies or sensitivities can also have an effect by causing inflammation and irritation. Internal factors are typically related …

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Are You Inflamed?

Do you know what the following conditions have in common? Diabetes, obesity, syndrome X , cardiovascular disease , strokes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, arthritis, aches and pains, infections, injuries, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis, crohn’s and colitis, gastritis, periodontitis, cancer, aging, Alzhemier’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even feeling tired or unwell INFLAMMATION One of the most effective ways …

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