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Lifestyle as the Blueprint to Optimal Health

Living well goes far beyond the practice of medicine. Understanding the profound impact of lifestyle factors-sleep, stress, nutrition, hydration, and connection to life purpose- points us in the direction of a blueprint to supporting optimal health. Include these healthy habits as a daily practice that will eventually turn into a lifestyle of optimal health. 1. […]

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Navigating the Holidays: A Healthier Approach

The holiday season is upon us, bringing joy, festivities, and, often, a challenge to our commitment to a healthy lifestyle. I understand the importance of maintaining well-being, especially during this time of year. Here's a concise guide to help you make smart choices and navigate the holidays without compromising your health. 1. Mindful Eating During […]

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Explaining Direct Primary Care

Direct primary care is a model of healthcare that involves patients paying a monthly or annual fee to a primary care physician or clinic in exchange for comprehensive primary care services. Here are some advantages of DPC memberships: Cost-Effectiveness: Direct primary care memberships can often be more cost-effective compared to traditional health insurance plans. DPC […]

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All You Needed To Know About Intermittent Fasting And Why It Works

Intermittent fasting is a very popular fitness trend nowadays. Studies show that it helps you to not only lose weight and stay fit, but it can also positively impact your life and even make your life longer. Bright Side decided to do some research on this topic and figure out what intermittent fasting is and […]

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Intermittent Fasting Benefits: Changes The Brain And Body Within Just A Few Days

Before we can discuss intermittent fasting benefits, we must first know what intermittent fasting is. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the self-imposed abstaining from food for a specified period, usually about 16 hours with a window of 8 hours to consume meals. Most commonly, this is achieved by skipping breakfast and having the first meal of […]

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How Probiotics Help Improve Your Immune System

Probiotics are beneficial flora that can aid in gut health and boost immune function. They can be found in supplement form and also in a range of fermented products from dairy such as yogurt and kefir, pickles (lacto fermented), olives, miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut. The main reason probiotics have been widely recommended by health experts […]

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New Link Found Between The Brain And Your Immune System

A new study has just revealed a startling hidden connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers always assumed that there was no lymph system in the brain. Now they have discovered lymphatic pathways hidden deep inside the brain that can help explain how the brain works with the immune system, which in turn […]

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What Stress Does To Your Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health—until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce their stress each day to diminish its wear and […]

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10 Hormones Responsible For Weight Gain In Women

No one can say that weight gain can be put down to just diet or an exercise plan. In fact, often weight gain can be partly blamed on your hormones. Did you know that stubborn fat can be harder to lose if your hormones aren’t in balance? So it’s a great idea to get all […]

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What Is Metabolic Syndrome? 5 Factors Of The Condition, Who Gets It, And How It Can Be Prevented

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term used to describe a group of factors that raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It’s estimated that almost a quarter of adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It’s linked to unhealthy lifestyle choices and certain genetic factors. But here’s the good news: you can bring metabolic […]

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