• 01 MAR 21
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    Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Food – What To Do!

    A report was released earlier this month that stated popular brands of baby food and infant formula contain significantly high levels of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury (1). To add to these already alarming findings, most of these brands are certified USDA organic. The Food and Drug Administration and World Health

    • 24 FEB 21
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    COVID-19 and Psychological Illness

    A new study shows a bidirectional relationship between COVID-19 diagnosis and the risk of developing a psychological illness In a cohort study recently published in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers set out to determine whether a COVID-19 diagnosis increased the risk of diagnosis with subsequent psychiatric illness (primarily anxiety, depression, dementia, and insomnia) in weeks shortly thereafter.

    • 24 FEB 21
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    The Holiday Blues: What you can do to fight them

    With the holidays now in full swing, so is the stress that comes with it! Entertaining guests, financial constraints, social obligations, spending more money than your comfortable with, and feelings of loneliness can make the holiday season more of an anxiety-whirlwind than a jolly and enjoyable affair. The holiday season undoubtedly has an impact on

    • 24 FEB 21
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    New Year’s Resolutions and Keeping Them

    We’re entering a new year and with that comes the infamous New Year’s resolutions. Every year it seems like “eating healthy”, “losing weight”, and “getting in shape” are at the top of everyone’s list for the most sought-after aspirations, but every year it seems like our resolutions get lost in the shuffle of everyday life.

    • 24 FEB 21
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    Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

    Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with guidance from our team at Specialized Therapy Associates using our  Heart Healthy Eating Plan With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk about nourishing your heart! What better way to nourish your heart than following a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan? Now, I know

    • 12 FEB 21
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    Eat your Broccoli ! : Why this Adage Holds True!

    Eat your Broccoli!: Learn why this much-maligned food is more than it seems! Do you remember being told to “eat your broccoli” as a child? It’s no secret that most children want to run in the opposite direction at the mere sight of broccoli because of its “stinky” smell, bright green appearance, and bitter taste.

    • 18 DEC 20
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    Is Gluten-free good for everyone?

    Gluten is a type of protein found in grain that is made up of gliadin (what gives bread the ability to rise) and glutenin (what’s responsible for its elasticity). The most common gluten-containing grains are wheat, barley,  rye, and triticale, but are also present in oats and other cereal grains unless otherwise verified with a

    • 13 NOV 20
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    Food and The Two Questions of Functional Medicine

    There are two main questions at the heart of functional medicine, “what harms us?” and “what makes us thrive?”. It is easy to overlook our role in choosing what harms us and what makes us thrive and instead focus on external factors we have no control over (i.e. watching your favorite sports team, time with

    • 11 NOV 20
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    A New Approach to Health

    I had a transformative health experience. Transformative experiences are rare and I was fortunate enough to be at the right time and place to have one. My transformation began with my training at the Institute for Functional Medicine. Prior to that point in time, I was practicing in the most traditional ways to give the

    • 20 SEP 19
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    Sleep Habits: Simple Tips To Improve Them

    by Kristen Dahlem What if I told you your sleep cycle and your sleep habits are set by the moment you are jolted awake by your alarm? It’s still dark out, you hit snooze, and then it’s not long before you are racing the clock to get out on time. This continuous cycle causes our

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