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Ayurveda: The Science of Life and Longevity

Feb 19, 2021 / by Meg Dwyer, ACN, CH, YTT posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, Holistic Therapies, homepage

Ayurveda is a self-healing modality encompassing diet, herbal and tonic enhancements, exercise, meditation, beauty practices and ritual all based on your constitution or what is called your ‘Dosha’.

If you desire to live in more alignment with your body, mind and emotions this ancient medicine can offer practices to live your life with more vim and vigor. 

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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

As a new year approaches, we are already inundated with weight loss tricks and "miracle" quick fixes to get skinny. But how do we make long lasting changes and identify the ROOT of what may be influencing our challenges - especially with fat loss.  Speaking candidly, I have danced with fat loss over the last few years and was able to successfully identify factors that influence my body's stubborn resistance to losing weight. 
 
Here are 7 factors that are often at the core of weight management struggles:
 
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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 country or having a small celebration at home, poor gut health can put a damper on your holidays. 

In order to support you during these indulgent months, I’ve collected some of the gut health supplements that I recommend for my patients to optimize digestion and reduce the risk that gut symptoms ruin holiday fun.
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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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