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Caring for Yourself During COVID-19
Supporting your efforts to stay safe and well, while finding the safest way to provide care is our top priority. Guidelines for prevention and treatment for COVID-19 change often. For the most up-to- date information, we recommend the CDC website.
This newsletter contains resources for boosting your immune system and managing stress. These tools are always beneficial, and perhaps more so during this pandemic. Click here to view this issue.
Reset and Renew Cleanse
People tend to have strong opinions about the practice of detoxification. The Institute of Functional Medicine defines it as follows:
It is the process of reducing the body’s toxic load by lessening exposure to harmful chemicals we are taking in, while simultaneously implementing nutrition and lifestyle strategies to promote efficient elimination of toxins from the body.
To learn about the 28 Day Detox program we suggest click here.
Anti-Aging and High-Intensity Interval Training
The American Heart Association recommends five days of cardio for 30 minutes for optimal cardiovascular health. For people who struggle to sustain a consistent workout routine, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) may be a good solution. Studies show that HIIT has an anti-aging effect at the cellular level that results from an increase in mitochondrial function and that just three, 20 minute HIIT workouts per week is as effective as working out for 30 minutes at a sustained pace 5 days a week. Click here to view this issue.
Microgreens are similar to sprouts. They are the tender, young seedlings of vegetables and herbs valued for their health benefits and provide up to 50% more nutritional value than their adult counterparts. In this issue we highlight a local urban grower, including information on how to find their products at nearby markets and restaurants. Click here to view this issue.
New Allergy Treatement
Inner Balance now offers an effective sublingual immunotherapy treatment for a variety of environmental allergies and other chronic conditions such as asthma, sinusitis and eczema. Sublingual Immunotherapy by Allergychoices helps build long-term tolerance to allergens via a liquid antigen taken under the tongue. Click here to view this issue.
Farm to Table
‘Farm to Table’ is a growing consumption trend and with good reason. There is hardly a better way to obtain vital nutrients than via locally grown and freshly harvested food. Joining a CSA is a great way to enjoy fresh, local produce but did you know that you can do the same thing with seafood? Click here to view this issue.
Tick Bite Precautions
Unfortunately, spring doesn’t only bring blooming lilacs, spring peepers and baseball games. The ticks are also back! This edition is full of precautions you can take to guard against tick bites, including natural methods to repel and deter ticks, as well as steps to take if you or a family member is bitten. Click here to view this issue.
Slicing Carbohydrate & Wheat Intake
One of the easiest ways we’ve found to reduce carbs and wheat in our diet is by using a vegetable slicer to make our own “veggie pasta.” The results are delicious, healthful and nutritious meals that the kids even love. This issue is full of resources to help you easily reduce your carb and wheat intake. Click here to view this issue.
All About Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners (NP) bring a comprehensive perspective to health care making them the health partner of choice for millions of Americans. Find out what you may not know about nurse practitioners and why they are an excellent choice as your primary care provider. Click here to view this issue.
The Power of Gratitude
In this issue you can read about the surprising ripple effect my 4-year old daughter’s homework assignment had on our entire family. It inspired Staci and me to feature our team member, Carrie Forman and the global gratitude project she co-founded, called the Little Love Letter Campaign®. Click here to view this issue.
Tools for Building Balance
When Staci came across a study that revealed incorporating balance exercises into your daily routine could significantly reduced the risk of injury from a fall, we decided to share the findings along with ways to improve your balance.
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Perfect Summer Blends
In this issue we discuss the benefits of raw vegan aspects into your diet, and highlight smoothies as a quick and easy way to do so. One of John’s “Surprise” smoothie blend recipes is even included; it’s high in nutrition, low in calories, has a low glycemic index and tastes great! Click here to view this issue.
This was our very first newsletter and features general information about 5 Element Acupuncture as well as specifics about the Wood Element and it’s correlation with Spring. Click here to view this newsletter.