INFLAMMATION: THE ROOT OF CHRONIC ILLNESS

INFLAMMATION: THE ROOT OF CHRONIC ILLNESS Inflammation has been coined the term, the silent killer although it is a normal and essential bodily response. The natural immune response occurs in reaction to a body injury by a virus, bacteria fungi, superficial injury like a cut, or internal irritants from food sensitivities. There are five cardinal…

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FOODS TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER

FOODS TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time to come together for the cure and to create awareness for the tools already available to us! As a functional medicine provider, I focus on the root causes of a condition. This can be seen as addressing the why or origin of…

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FOOD AS MEDICINE: OKRA

FOOD AS MEDICINE: OKRA OKRA IS TREATMENT FOR: High Cholesterol Inflammation Joint pain Colitis IBS Weight loss Okra is a nutrient-dense addition to any meal that provides significant health benefits. Okra is a vegetable with mucilaginous compounds that can work to balance blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and improve digestion. This mucilage or mucus-like soluble…

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IDENTIFYING FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES

IDENTIFYING FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES WHAT IS A FOOD ALLERGY OR SENSITIVITY? When our immune system is triggered by a food particle, it responds with inflammation, the body can also have autoimmune reactions or can attack itself when attempting to attack this “foreign invader”. The type of attack depends on the immune response. We can…

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FOOD AS MEDICINE: SWEET POTATOES

FOOD AS MEDICINE: SWEET POTATOES SWEET POTATOES ARE TREATMENT FOR: Cancer Inflammation (Heart health and Alzheimer’s disease) Type 2 Diabetes Thanksgiving is coming and it is a time when this jewel gets featured but is it truly appreciated? This colorful root vegetable boasts an impressive nutritional profile: rich in beta-carotene (which the body then converts…

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