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  • Hydronephrosis + 5 Natural Ways to Help Relieve Symptoms November 16, 2018
    Hydronephrosis (swelling and urine retention) in one kidney occurs in about one in 100 people. There’s also some evidence that about two percent of all prenatal ultrasound examinations reveal some degree of hydronephrosis, making it “one of the most commonly detected abnormalities in pregnancy.” (1) Things that put you at risk for hydronephrosis include: having... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • 10 Herbs & Superfoods with Cannabinoids Similar to Cannabis November 15, 2018
    It’s a hot topic in the news and among our law makers today — controversial cannabis oil and its therapeutic value. We know that cannabinoids, the compounds found in cannabis that allow for the plant’s many health benefits, can help to improve a number of serious diseases, from cardiovascular disease to schizophrenia. But using the plant... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • Coumarin: Inflammation Fighter or Toxic Danger? November 15, 2018
    Despite its sweet flavor and pleasant aroma, coumarin is a chemical that can have serious effects on health when consumed in high amounts. In fact, high doses have been linked to liver damage, impaired cognitive development and even cancer formation in both animal and human studies. However, coumarin is found distributed throughout the food supply... […]
    Rachael Link, MS, RD
  • Exogenous Ketones: How They Help During Dieting or Exercising November 14, 2018
    Researchers believe that humans, and many other animal species, too, developed the capacity to produce ketones (or ketone bodies) in order to prolong survival during periods of caloric deprivation. (1) Ketones are beneficial for our muscles, brains and other tissues during times of stress — such as when we’re intentionally restricting calories because we’re fasting,... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • Hyperparathyroidism Causes & Symptoms + 6 Natural Remedies November 12, 2018
    In the United States, every year roughly 100,000 people will develop primary hyperparathyroidism. (1) If you’re over the age of 50, a woman or have a history of kidney stones, calcium or vitamin deficiency, you’re at an increased risk for developing this condition. What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease? Not everyone with hyperparathyroidism will... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • Processed Foods Make Up 60% of the American Diet?! Healthy Swaps to the Rescue! November 12, 2018
    Processed foods have become a pantry staple in households across the globe. Dig a little deeper into nearly any kitchen and you’re sure to find a jar of tomato sauce, some canned vegetables and a few frozen foods lurking in the freezer. But with a slew of recent studies showing that these common ingredients may... […]
    Rachael Link, MS, RD
  • Baobab: the Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral, Antimicrobial & Antioxidant Superfood Fruit November 10, 2018
    Looking for another incredible superfood to add to your life? Look no further than baobab! Baobab, also known as “the tree of life,” has been as a food and a medicine (and more) for centuries. Every part of the tree can be used, and it’s an excellent source of key nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium and... […]
    Annie Price, CHHC
  • Sucralose: 5 Reasons to Avoid This Artificial Sweetener November 9, 2018
    Many of our friends and family members have been duped to believe that artificial sweeteners like Splenda® are saviors to prevent diabetes and obesity. However, nothing is further from the truth. The health risks associated with the ingredients in Splenda, or sucralose, are extensive and downright scary. As research continues to investigate the details, more... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • How to Get Rid of Bruises: 10 Natural Bruise Remedies November 7, 2018
    Whether you have a bruised face, bruised arm or bruised knee, most people just find bruises to be unsightly and unpleasant. Most of the time, they’re nothing serious, yet knowing how get rid of bruises faster is a popular topic. Bruises are caused by an injury or blow to a specific body part that breaks... […]
    Annie Price, CHHC
  • Malnutrition: 10 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies & How to Overcome Them November 7, 2018
    Malnutrition is a serious issue that affects millions around the globe. The standard American diet can lead to malnutrition too. Believe it or not, you don’t have to have protruding bones or gaunt features to be considered malnourished. In fact, many people who suffer from malnutrition can appear perfectly healthy and may not even notice... […]
    Rachael Link, MS, RD
  • How Your Digestive System Works November 3, 2018
    The Western diet and lifestyle are linked to a growing number of digestive diseases. The health of your digestive system has a lot to do with lifestyle, for it’s determined by the food you eat, the amount of exercise you get and your stress level throughout the day. By better understanding the digestive system process and... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • What Is Toxic Masculinity? Warning Signs + 5 Ways to Stop It November 3, 2018
    Today, women living in the U.S. are more likely to be killed by a spouse/partner than anyone else. Men commit the vast majority of violent and non-violent crimes in the U.S, including nearly all mass shootings. And men are much more likely to face accusations of sexual harassment and abuse. That includes instances occurring at home, in schools... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • Erythritol: Is This Common Sweetener Safe? November 2, 2018
    Erythritol is one of the most prominent natural zero calorie sweeteners that have become so popular, and seemingly less problematic than the controversial aspartame. Instead, erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol like xylitol that I’ve spoken about before in my article regarding artificial sweeteners. Many people choose erythritol because it can decrease the amount of sugar and calories... […]
    Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS
  • Brain Zaps + 4 Brain Zaps Natural Remedies October 31, 2018
    Brain zaps — also sometimes referred to as brain shivers, brain shocks or head shocks — are described as being one of the most unbearable withdrawal symptoms when stopping certain depression and anxiety medications. Brain zaps get their name from the uncomfortable sensations they cause that are described as feeling like sudden zaps, electrical buzzes, tremors, shakes or... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • 10 Ways Chronic Stress is Killing Your Quality of Life October 31, 2018
    Stress. It’s an awful word and a worse feeling, isn’t it? The thing is stress isn’t all bad. Without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to protect ourselves or perform. A certain level of stress helps us to adapt to our environment and pushes us to excel. The stress that is worrisome is chronic stress, and it... […]
    Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS
  • Does Eating Organic Foods Reduce Cancer? Researchers in France Say “Yes” October 30, 2018
    It’s official: Eating organic foods reduces your risk for developing cancer. New research out of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in France brings incredible news. That’s right, choosing organic foods over conventionally grown foods can reduce your risk of cancer by 25 percent. The concerning part? More than 90... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • 6 Health Benefits of Positivity + Positivity Exercises to Try October 26, 2018
    Spending time with positive, rather than negative, people isn’t just more enjoyable — the company you keep also has deep implications when it comes to your overall well-being. Both positivity and negativity tend to be contagious, which means surrounding yourself with negative friends, family members and coworkers will tend to worsen your mood and outlook.... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • 12 Best Health Documentaries + Where to Watch Them October 25, 2018
    Trying to stay healthy and make practical food choices in a world where fast food and sugar reign supreme is no easy task. Part of taking control of your health is understanding what you’re consuming. One of the best places to get this information is through entertaining and informative health documentaries. Thanks to streaming sites... […]
    Sabienna Bowman
  • Does Ketamine Work for Depression? Or Are Its Risks Too High? October 24, 2018
    Although antidepressants are such a commonly prescribed group of medications, studies show that a large percentage of patients with depression do not get an adequate level of relief from using these drugs. Even patients who try several different types of antidepressants over the course of years are unlikely to experience significant improvements in their symptoms.... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • Glyphosate in Cereal: Monsanto’s Weedkiller Detected at Alarming Levels, Report Says October 24, 2018
    Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released its second round of 2018 test results measuring glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, in popular oat-based cereals and foods. The nonprofit organization released the new results after two companies, Quaker and General Mills, told the public it has no reason to worry about traces of... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC