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INVINCIBLE IMMUNITY

Autumn is my favorite time of the year perhaps because I grew up in Colorado surrounded by the splendor of changing leaves.  I revel in the season’s crisp winds, golden light and harvest foods because to me they provide a sense of renewal. In ancient Chinese medicine, fall is the season of metal. And just as metal […]

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Simply Nourished LIFESTYLE: autoimmunity 101

Autoimmunity is one of those intimidating words in the medical world. Am I right?  The tricky thing about autoimmunity is how stealthily the symptoms sneak up and seem to “suddenly” attack. At first blush this may feel very discouraging. I’m here to tell you [from personal experience-mind you] that autoimmunity can be spotted far before […]

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NUTRITION Rx: HORMONE BALANCE

Hormones have us wrapped around their little fingers as they communicate with each other thousands of times per second and their messages coordinate exactly how we feel on a day-to-day basis. Having spent YEARS pining after answers about hormone balance and being told that everything was “normal,” I’m here to tell you that pain, anxiety, […]

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NUTRITION Rx: CHRONIC FATIGUE

If you’re reading this and reaching for your cup o’ joe to retain your focus + keep your eyes open,  don’t worry! You’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of the  35% of Americans have reported having low energy on a daily basis and one of the 73% who rely on caffeine for daily “survival.” Now don’t […]

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Registered Dietitian Ellie Kempton outlines why flax seeds are a source of fiber and can help promote sleep, regularity and satiety.

SIMPLY ESSENTIAL: flaxseeds

History and Why We Love Them Tiny as they might be, flaxseeds pack a punch. In general, seeds tend to be rich in nutrients and many have their own unique health benefits. However, flax also provide us with additional distinctive nutritional benefits that aren’t found among other seeds. Just [ONE ounce] of flax contains [8 grams of […]

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