Unveiling the Truth about Collagen: FAQs on Supplements, Breastfeeding, Fasting & More

Jun 9, 2023 / by Alive + Well posted in supplements, women, Skin Care, inflammation, collagen

Collagen is a popular topic in the wellness community nowadays. You've probably heard about its benefits for the skin, hair, and nails, but did you know it also has potential benefits for your overall health? In this blog post, we will closely examine some frequently asked questions about collagen. For example, can you take collagen supplements while breastfeeding? Does fasting affect collagen production? Can collagen help with joint pain? We'll answer all these questions and more so you can make informed decisions about incorporating collagen into your self-care routine. So, let's dive into the world of collagen and uncover the truth about this trendy protein!

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Best Supplements for Stress and Anxiety in 2023

Mar 16, 2023 / by Alive + Well posted in supplements, anxiety, Stress

Anxiety is a disorder that affects more than 20 million Americans. It can present as feelings of irrational fear, worry, and dread - or manifest physically with a racing heart, frantic thoughts and shortness of breath. Even without an anxiety disorder, many people struggle to manage stress in their personal and professional lives. 

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Healing is in the Sunlight

Mar 31, 2022 / by Ashley Rogers, TND|Herbalist posted in Wellness, supplements, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

In recent history, we’ve been made to fear the sun. Popular outlets push to sell us sunscreens with claims that we need a barrier between our skin and UV rays - and that the sun will always cause skin cancers and should be avoided as much as possible. But to the contrary, we need sunshine. Direct, uninhibited sunshine. That’s where healing and true reparations happen! It is my hope to shine some positive light (pun intended) on why we need the sun, how to get it safely, and the scientifically backed benefits of therapeutic sunshine.

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5 Top Supplements for Stress & Anxiety

Oct 1, 2021 / by Alive + Well posted in supplements, Stress, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

If you're like most, your stress levels went through the roof this last year.

While it may seem manageable, chronic stress can lead to fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, nervousness, irritability or even chronic disease. Regular exercise, sleep, meditation and good nutrition are some of the best ways to combat stress, but several vitamins and supplements can also help.

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Back To School: 5 Tips To Keep Kids Healthy

Aug 26, 2021 / by Kellye Ojeda, FMCHC posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

School is back in session. And parents across the country let out a collective “halleluiah”! But amidst the joy and excitement, there is still the anticipation of all the sniffles, coughs and sore throats that inevitably pass their way around the classroom . 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 illness, there are several things we can do to support their health right now.

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Why I Make Cold Plunge Part of My Daily Routine

Aug 4, 2021 / by Michael Swail posted in Stress, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

Several years ago, I learned about the benefits of cold exposure from some of the big names in the world of health optimization – Tim Ferriss, Ben Greenfield, Dave Asprey, Wim Hof and Tony Robbins to name a few. Not quite ready to bathe in a tub of ice, I started with cold showers. I added shirtless walks during the winter (yes, my neighbors think I’m nuts). Finally, I ventured into the world of the cold plunge – full immersion up to the neck in water ranging from 35-45 degrees. This routine is here to stay…

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Spiritual Wellness: Vedic Astrology

Jul 5, 2021 / by Meg Dwyer, ACN, CH, YTT posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

"As above, so below" - are famous words spoken by Hermes. The stars and the movement of the celestial bodies can be utilized to help us understand:

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Top 5 Supplements For Summer Health

Jun 23, 2021 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Energy, supplements, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

Summertime means cookouts, outdoor adventures and sunny days on the beach. But don't let summer fun derail your wellness goals and protocols.

Here are 5 of our favorite supplements you might consider adding to your summer routine.

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Reduce Allergies Naturally with LDA Shots

Apr 23, 2021 / by Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

Low Dose Allergen Therapy is an innovative new way to treat allergies. Instead of desensitizing and suppressing the immune system, LDA retrains it.

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Understanding Ozone Therapy

Mar 23, 2021 / by Shannon Cohen, CHN PCC posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

Like so many of you, ozone therapy felt like a mystery to me.  I was curious, but not sure what it could do for me - and if would be safe.

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