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Do I Need A Health Coach?

Sep 29, 2020 / by Kellye Ojeda, FMCHC posted in Wellness, Functional Medicine, homepage

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I get this question a lot.

Patient: “I think I know what to do to be healthy, but it seems like no matter what I do, I don’t feel any better in the long-run. Why do I keep failing?”

My Response: “Unfortunately, you haven't been equipped with the right kind of support.  While it certainly requires your commitment to a process, here’s what I do as a health coach that can help you live a healthier life…”

 

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Back To School: 5 Tips To Keep Kids Healthy

Sep 14, 2020 / by Michael Swail posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

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School is back in session. And parents across the country let out a collective “halleluiah”! But amidst the joy and excitement, there is still a range of fear and confusion. As parents, our natural tendency is to do everything we can to shield our children, supporting them both emotionally and physically. While we can’t protect our kids against every risk the world presents, there are several things we can do to support them through this transition.

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Reducing Your Risk For Severe Illness From COVID-19

Sep 8, 2020 / by Dana Faris RDN, LD posted in Wellness, Functional Medicine, homepage

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As it turns out, your current health matters a lot when it comes to how your body responds to a viral infection like COVID-19. The CDC recently reported that only 6% of all COVID-19 related deaths were caused by the virus alone, with no presence of other disease or health concerns. In 94% of deaths there has been the presence of underlying conditions (1).

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3 Reasons You Need Functional Lab Testing

Aug 11, 2020 / by Dana Faris RDN, LD posted in Functional Medicine, homepage

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Over the years, I’ve had countless patients bring their standard blood labs from their doctor to our initial appointment. Most frequently, their feedback is “my doctor says all of the numbers seem fine, but I’m still not feeling great. What do I do?” 

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Top 5 Benefits Of Hydrafacial

Jun 25, 2020 / by Emily Canis, LE posted in Skin Care, hydrafacial, spa

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Hydrafacials have recently become very popular--and for good reason! This highly intelligent, patented technology goes by the mantra “3 steps, 30 minutes, best skin of your life”. We are so excited to bring this coveted facial to you at Alive + Well.

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Why Organic Skincare Matters

Jun 10, 2020 / by Emily Canis, LE posted in Skin Care, Organic Products, Facials

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In a skincare market over-saturated with options and flooded with advertising dollars, it's important to understand the differences between options that could end up damaging and sensitizing your skin, versus products that will support healthy skin and longevity. Of the more than 80,000 ingredients used in personal care products, many are toxic, industrial chemicals.

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5 Benefits of Juice Cleansing

Jun 8, 2020 / by Dana Faris RDN, LD posted in Wellness, Cleanse, Pharmacy

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If you’re like me, you sometimes feel your body craving change. A reset in routine, a change of pace, or just an overall desire to feel better. This is the motivational force behind an initiative to take action.

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5 Supplements Every Mom Should Be Taking

May 6, 2020 / by Samantha Thiry, FNP-C posted in Wellness, supplements, women, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

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Being a mom is no easy job. In fact, most moms would say it’s the toughest job they’ve ever had. The daily stress and pressure often means moms put their health lowest on the priority list. But a healthier mom is a happier mom... and as we all know, ain’t nobody happy if mama ain’t happy!

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What You Need to Know About The Coronavirus Antibody Test

Apr 30, 2020 / by Michael Swail posted in Wellness, antibody test, coronavirus, Functional Medicine, homepage

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With over 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and 30 million new jobless claims in the U.S., people are growing anxious to identify solutions for how to safely reopen the economy while limiting spread of the virus. Unfortunately, there seem to be more questions than answers. The topic we get asked about frequently relates to coronavirus antibody testing. Here is our take on the subject.

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Histamines and Allergies in Relation to Coronavirus: A Conversation with Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM

Apr 7, 2020 / by Alive + Well

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There is new literature supporting the opinion that allergies and histamine release may contribute to the inflammation associated with the coronavirus infection.

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