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What Your Liver Enzymes Are Trying to Tell You

What Your Liver Enzymes Are Trying to Tell You

The liver is an incredibly important organ. In fact, it is the second largest organ, following the skin. It’s a workhouse that’s responsible for hundreds of critical functions. Without a liver, human life would cease to exist. One of the major jobs of the liver Read more…

Giving Your Child The Tools to Be a Healthy Deviant in an Unhealthy World

Giving Your Child The Tools to Be a Healthy Deviant in an Unhealthy World

What does a happy, healthy child look like? It’s getting harder to see because our culture  presents us with an increasingly limited array of examples. This is the first generation that’s predicted to not outlive their parents. Roughly 30% of our children suffer from a Read more…

Baby’s Superfood: Using Breastmilk to Strengthen the Infant Gut

Baby’s Superfood: Using Breastmilk to Strengthen the Infant Gut

Breastfeeding popularity has ebbed and flowed over the last several decades, with August serving as an opportunity to highlight the importance of breastmilk. Research continues to shed light on just how essential breastmilk is for overall health, and as such, the World Health Organization now Read more…

The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

Currently, a third of American kids – 1 in 3 children – are overweight or obese, and struggling with metabolic dysfunction (they have trouble turning glucose into energy, so it stores as fat tissue). Trending alongside childhood obesity are increasing rates of childhood T2D diagnoses. Read more…

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5% of all total deaths each year. Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the Read more…

The Complicated Impact of Emotional Trauma on the Physical Body

The Complicated Impact of Emotional Trauma on the Physical Body

“After trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system. The survivor’s energy now becomes focused on suppressing inner chaos, at the expense of spontaneous involvement in their life. These attempts to maintain control over unbearable physiological reactions can result in a whole range Read more…

Don’t Be a Martyr: Stop Suffering from IBS

Don’t Be a Martyr: Stop Suffering from IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder. According to a clinical review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects between 7-21% percent of Americans. This equates to about 60 million people just in the Read more…

Are You a Revengeful Sleeper?

Are You a Revengeful Sleeper?

High-quality sleep is vital for both healing and sustained wellness. While the body appears from the outside to be still and inactive, sleep is a time when the body is quite busy. During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process significant toxins including flushing Read more…

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

We live in a world with a lot of misconceptions and, unfortunately, also a lot of stigma around eating disorders. Our culture has emphasized mental health imbalance as the cause of disordered eating (Control needs? Body image concerns? Self-punishment? Self-medication?), and use of behavioral health Read more…

Setting New Year’s Goals That Stick 

Setting New Year’s Goals That Stick 

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. Many peoples’ goals include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development. One of the most sobering New Year’s resolutions Read more…