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3 Practical Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake This Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you know what that means… Sweets, treats, and lots of good eats! While it’s ok to indulge your taste buds every once in a while, it’s important to keep a close eye on what you’re eating–especially during the holidays as sweet treats and sugar-filled foods seem […]

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5 Ways to Regain Your Health and Show Your Body Love This Year

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. And as this holiday approaches, we often feel led to show our family, friends, and significant others how much they mean to us. It’s a great sentiment. However, this Valentine’s Day–and every month onward–I want to challenge you to start showing yourself some love in the form […]

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Protect Your Skin to Improve Your Health

    Products such as moisturizers, fake tanners, and concealers are all sold to give you the appearance of naturally healthy skin.   The problem is that these products only give your skin the appearance of health.   If you want to protect your skin, you need to improve your health.   Skin health is […]

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5 Reasons Organic Produce Is Always Better

Organic produce usually costs more than conventionally grown varieties. For this reason, many shoppers opt for the cheaper route. Conventionally grown produce is typically found throughout grocery stores. It’s mass-produced, often sacrificing quality and flavor for larger yields. In order to produce such large quantities, produce can be chemically ripened and preserved to speed up […]

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Spring Weight Loss

Spring weight loss is like a second New Year’s resolution, only it pushes you to embrace life and the season of renewal. It’s less about plans and more about doing. Losing weight can be a difficult undertaking, especially if you’re new to it, or are used to yo-yo dieting. We understand that there’s no quick-fix […]

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Music and Brain Health

Music and brain health? It doesn’t take a doctor to realize that music has a calming effect on our brains. Music energizes us and provides us with an almost instantaneous mood lift. While it may not take someone with a degree to realize this, the benefit of music on our mental wellbeing and even our […]

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Mental Health and Maintaining Overall Wellness

Our mental health is integral to our overall health, and proper mental wellness involves much more than a simple lack of stress or mental disorder, such as depression. The factors that play into mental wellbeing hinge a number of factors, such as biological, environmental, and even socioeconomic statuses. Promoting mental health means being able to […]

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3 Natural Ways to Treat Common Skin Problems

  Cruel weather, an imbalance of vitamins, and stress are all factors that contribute to common skin conditions. When not properly dealt with, skin conditions can leave unwanted and annoying discolorations and itching on the face and body.   While the natural treatments we share below will not eliminate common skin problems completely—like inflammation, itchy […]

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What Goes In Must Come Out

Peter V. Swanz, ND, FHANP There are two things for certain that will be discussed when meeting with a naturopathic physician: nutrition and bowel function.  These topics are covered in depth regardless of the reason for making the initial appointment.  The nutrition component is to be expected.  I think most patients are eager to come […]

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