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Plant-Based Diet for Beginners

Jan 13, 2021 / by Meg Dwyer, ACN, CH, YTT posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

A plant-based diet, when incorporated in a balanced way, can have incredible benefits for your overall health. I have a few easy tips for incorporating more plant based meals into your world. 

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7 Factors That Affect Your Ability to Lose Weight

Jan 8, 2021 / by Layla Tavakolian posted in Wellness, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

With the start of the new year, we definitely see an influx in weight loss programs and "get fit" campaigns, but how do we make long lasting changes and identify the ROOT of what may be influencing our challenges - especially with fat loss. 
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What's Your Metabolic Health Score?

Dec 28, 2020 / by Michael Swail posted in Wellness, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

Do you know your metabolic health score? If you score outside the range of these basic health status metrics, it may be time to consider some lifestyle adjustments. 

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Gut Health Supplements for the Holidays

Nov 18, 2020 / by Dana Faris RDN, LD posted in Wellness, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

Whether you’re traveling across the country to visit family or having a small celebration at home, poor gut health can put a damper on your holiday. Regardless of how “good’ you’ve been during the quarantine months, rich foods and alcohol are difficult to avoid during the holidays. Some level of bloating, gas, weight gain or constipation usually follow these dietary choices.

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Do I Need A Health Coach?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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