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Acne

Acne is a problem everyone faces at some point in their lives. It occurs most often during the teenage years though, because there are major hormonal changes happening within the body during puberty. This common fact, though, is a key insight to the causes of adult and ongoing chronic acne problems. Many people mistakenly believe that things such as chocolate will cause acne. Yes, some people will break out more when they’ve eaten too much chocolate, but for most this…

Meat & Veggie Delight Pizza

Craving pizza but don’t want to ruin your diet (or health!) with typical fast-food pizza? Try my delicious, homemade, Meat and Veggie Delight Pizza. The family will love it and it’s full of nutrients to keep your body in tip top shape. It’s already full of healthy protein and veggies, but feel free to add more of your favorites to this tasty meal! Enjoy! Ingredients: Olive oil spray 1 cup sweet onion strips 1 cup sliced button mushrooms 3⁄4 cup…

Cajun Jambalaya

Try this delicious, Cajun Jambalaya for a healthy, balanced meal that while help you achieve optimal health! It’s loaded with healthy proteins and vegetables so you can look and feel your best. Enjoy! Ingredients: 14 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced 1 red onion, diced 1⁄2 tsp. garlic, minced 14 oz. can no salt added tomatoes with juice, chopped 1 red pepper, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 1⁄2 cup frozen corn kernels 2 tsp. hot sauce 2 tsp. chili powder…

Fresh Summer Salad

Pair this fresh, summer salad with a protein of your choice. It's light and flavorful, keeping your body lean and strong during the summer months. Add extra vegetables or fruit like avocados or blueberries for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1⁄4 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 heart of romaine lettuce, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces (3 cups lightly packed) 1-8-oz container of strawberries, sliced 3 oz. (3⁄4…

Airborne & Environmental Allergies & Sensitivities

By: Kristine May, BSHS, NTP Nutritional Therapist – West Clinic Airborne allergies are inflammatory responses to foreign materials that make their way into the body. Most commonly referred to as hay fever, symptoms can range from runny or clogged nose, itchy, watery or puffy eyes, rashes, sneezing or coughing, itchiness in nose or throat, and sometimes dark circles under the eyes (caused by increases in blood flow to the sinuses). These symptoms can be in response to grasses, hay, pollens,…

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances

By: Kristine May, BSHS, NTP Allergies, sensitivities and intolerances are overreactions of the immune system. The immune system is a very complex system that is interconnected with many other organ systems and their functioning.  An allergy is different from a sensitivity or an intolerance.  You can be predisposed to allergies through your genetic programming, but most times people develop food sensitivities or intolerances over time.  It begins long before the manifestation of allergic symptoms and takes a severely disturbed intestinal…

Sweet and Spicy Walnut Fruit Salad

This delicious, Sweet and Spicy Walnut Fruit Salad is the perfect addition to any picnic, BBQ, potluck or just as a snack to keep around the house. Instead of dessert, this fruit salad’s sweet, tangy taste will keep you from reaching for sugar loaded cookies and candies. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 package strawberries, halved 1 package raspberries 1 mango, sliced 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced 2 apples (any color/brand), wedges 1 nectarine, chopped 1 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. hot water 3⁄4…

What’s For Breakfast?

A healthy, low glycemic breakfast is the best way to start your day so you can lose weight, improve mental focus, and conquer fatigue. Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day. These breakfast foods can also increase feelings of satiety and fullness and may make people less likely to overeat throughout the day. The glycemic index ranks foods…

Is it time to stop chewing gum?

Hi There! Today, I want to talk to you about something that may have a massive impact on your health and you aren't even aware of it. If you look at our patient testimonial section, we've had great outcomes with treating chronic headaches, chronic indigestion, digestion issues, and even some TMJ disorders by helping people realize the detrimental effects of chronic gum chewing. Now people will say, "Well wait a minute, that's not a problem," but if you just think…

Colorful Slaw

Try this tasty, colorful slaw for your 4th of July celebrations! It’s packed with nutrients from many colorful vegetables and is a much healthier version than the store bought junk and the roasted chickpeas give it healthy, crunchy twist you don’t normally get with regular coleslaw. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups fresh chickpeas Olive oil cooking spray 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 head broccoli stalks, shredded 1 head cabbage, shredded 1 head purple cabbage, shredded 1 1⁄2…

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