Insights

7 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

Jan 16, 2020 / by Allison Horan, MPH, ACN posted in Sugar, Wellness

Sweet treats can be part of a balanced diet when enjoyed in moderation. But what happens when moderation turns into frequent, out-of-control sugar binges? The truth is almost everyone gets sugar cravings, so the question becomes how to control them.

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5 Supplements for Energy and Fighting Fatigue

Oct 17, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Energy, supplements, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

Are you constantly complaining of feeling tired and exhausted? Do you need an afternoon coffee to get through the day? Do you wake in the morning feeling groggy and unrested? Obviously, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep are important to maintain your natural energy levels. But sometimes these just aren't enough, especially when life feels crazy. Fortunately, there are many supplements that can help you feel energized throughout the day.

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Powerful Benefits of Putting Your Feet in the Dirt!

Oct 10, 2019 / by Sarah Leach, LaC posted in Wellness, grounding, spa

E A R T H I N G —also called Grounding— is all about energetically connecting with Mother Earth. This, of course, is amazing on a soul/spiritual level but there’s also a more scientific angle to the practice. To put it briefly, when your bare feet (where your largest pours are) or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body.  These electrons could be referred to as nature’s biggest antioxidants and help neutralize damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease in the body. The earth has an infinite supply of free electrons, so when a person is grounded, those electrons naturally flow between the earth and the body, reducing free radicals and eliminating any static electrical charge. 

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5 Supplements to Support Your Child's Focus and Concentration

Aug 21, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Concentration, Kids, Pharmacy

School is back in session and for many kids, staying focused and attentive in the classroom is a major issue.  We offer some natural, pharmaceutical grade supplements that can help support concentration for kids or teens who struggle with staying focused throughout the long school day. They can also be helpful for teens or college-aged kids managing excessive stress and long study hours.

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Liposomal GABA with L-Theanine for Sleep and Anxiety

Aug 13, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, Sleep, anxiety, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

GABA is a neurotransmitter that facilitates the calming, parasympathetic response of the nervous system. Supplementing with GABA may be especially helpful for those prone to worry, anxiety, and over-thinking. Fortunately, taking GABA does not cause drowsiness, and actually improves cognition. It can be taken during the day for calming focus, or at night to relieve unwelcome mental chatter.
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Want to Boost Energy and Immunity this Fall?

Aug 5, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Functional Medicine, Holistic Therapies

A well-balanced diet, quality sleep and exercise are all important for optimal health and wellness, but sometimes they just aren’t enough. Today, it is common for people to be under chronic stress or feel run-down, tired and suffer from low-grade inflammation. The business of living can wreak havoc on our body’s ability to function at a high level. 

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Best Supplements for Relaxation and Mood Support

Jul 19, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, Stress, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

Summer should be relaxing, fun and chill! Unfortunately, many people struggle with anxiety and stress that limits their ability to fully enjoy the moment. Here are some of our Wellness Teams favorite supplements for relaxation and mood support.

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Are Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements Worth the Investment?

Jul 12, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

We hear it all the time... “aren’t supplements all the same?” or “there's a cheaper one at my local drugstore.”

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5 Reasons You Should Take Turmeric or Curcumin Every Day

Jul 5, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, inflammation, Functional Medicine

Turmeric is the bright yellow spice that has been recognized for its medicinal properties for 4500 years. Recently, turmeric has been touted as a super food that can fight cancer, ease depression, and reduce inflammation.

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Is Infrared Sauna Therapy Right For Me?

Jun 11, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Infrared Sauna, Functional Medicine, Holistic Therapies

Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. The relaxation begins the moment you step into an infrared sauna. The heated, natural wood environment will immediately begin to reduce stress, relax muscles, and melt away tension as it envelops you with penetrating warmth.  Rather than heating the air around you, a 3 wave infrared sauna uses near, mid and far wavelengths to heat the body from the inside-out. This produces a host of health benefits including detoxification, weight loss, pain reduction and improved circulation. Infrared sauna therapy can be the perfect compliment to your current wellness plan.

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