What You Need to Know About Heartburn & Hypothyroidism

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Heartburn — that sensation of burning in your chest or throat that may accompany meals or haunt you throughout the day. Chances are you’ve experienced it at some point, which you means you know how uncomfortable it can be. However, you might be asking yourself right now, what could heartburn and Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s possibly have in common? Heartburn is a …

7 Reasons Why I Prescribe Bone Broth for Autoimmune Disease

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You may have heard about the health benefits of a good bone broth, but what exactly is the magic behind the broth? And why do Dr. Brighten and I recommend bone broth to nearly all of our autoimmune patients? How two little amino acids help us heal Bone broth can be a therapeutic food for gut healing because of the …

8 Truth Bombs About Fat

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Fat is necessary. It just is. But people will definitely try to tell you otherwise. I can remember (not too long ago) the great lengths that the media, nutrition field and doctors would go to in order to keep fat out of our diets. “Fat causes heart disease.” “Dietary fat will raise your cholesterol.” Or…”Eating fat will make you fat.” …

Doctor’s Orders: Should I Stop Drinking Coffee?

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In my practice, get asked about coffee nearly every day. Often, my patients assume I’ll tell them to stop drinking coffee and are surprised when I tell them that it depends on their unique situation. Coffee has many health benefits, including lowering the risk of liver cancer, but it may not be benefiting you. Here are 3 reasons to consider reducing …

Seasonal Allergy Symptoms? Find Relief Naturally.

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Are you allergies getting the best of you this season? Sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose are just some of the symptoms your seasonal allergies may be causing. By making some simple adjustments to your diet and lifestyle you can begin to find relief from your allergy symptoms, naturally. Clean Up Your Diet If you are eating a lot of processed …

Eating, Drinking and Looking Pretty

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You read correctly. What you eat and what you drink can enhance the way your skin appears. It can also impact the way others perceive your beauty. A recent study found that within 6 weeks of eating approximately 4 servings of vegetables a day participants were measurably more attractive. The carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables can be measured in caucasian skin …

Winter Warming Herbs

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  Winter warming herbs can be just what you need to keep warm and well this winter! In addition to helping your body beat the chill, these herbs also have important immune stimulating properties. Could your cold intolerance be something more? Feeling the dread of cold weather? Or maybe you’re someone who always experiences cold hands and feet. Cold intolerance …

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A New Way to Look at Healthy Eating

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The history of government eating guidelines in the United States hasn’t always been in your body’s best interest. It wasn’t too long ago that doctors were recommending 8 servings of grains per day, low fat dairy products for protein and aspartame instead of honey. The most recent USDA-recommended guidelines shows a plate consisting of the “five main food groups” with …