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Dietary Sugar Intake is the Leading Cause of Metabolic Disease

Energy balance and metabolic function disorders are specialty areas within nutrition science where I have particular educational expertise.  As many of you may know, I’ve spoken extensively over the years about the harmful effects of dietary sugar including less obvious metabolic consequences like mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular glycation and premature aging, and mood disorders. Contrary to …

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“I just might get some sleep tonight” Tips, tools, and ideas to help you sleep.

You lay your head on the pillow feeling tired, but you just can’t fall asleep.  You try counting sheep, you try counting backward from 100, you try shutting down the noise in your brain, but all of your efforts are in vain, no sleep or very little sleep occurs. Or you fall asleep easily only …

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Idaho Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

Idaho Naturopathic Medicine is now open in Payette Idaho. Dr. Sara Rodgers NMD, C.Ac provides naturopathic and acupuncture services for acute and chronic diseases including colds/flu, earaches, digestive complaints, fatigue, diabetes, autoimmune disease and more.  Learn more or schedule a visit at www.idnatmed.com.  Not sure if this medicine is for you?  Schedule a 10-minute free …

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Using the Correct Form of Melatonin to Achieve Maximum Health Benefits

So even though melatonin is commonly known as a sleep aid, it has many attributes that can help restore and preserve your health. There’s growing evidence that this natural hormone fights bacteria, inhibits viral infections, improves symptoms of depression, enhances cognitive function, has cardio-protective effects, supports liver health, and may improve menopausal symptoms. Melatonin is …

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Making Smart Food Choices for Weight Control, Health, and Longevity

It’s my firm belief that food exists specifically to energize, heal, repair, and uplift us! Every bite you take is a powerful opportunity to create health or promote disease, so by all means eat REAL food, the kind that comes from the earth and sustains us. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is full of industrialized, …

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Nutritional Support for Post-COVID Syndrome ‘Long Haulers’

According to current estimates from recent controlled studies, the risk of developing symptoms consistent with Post-COVID Syndrome is approximately 30% for those that have been infected.  Our understanding of this phenomenon is an evolving science and medical professionals across multiple disciplines or working to understand the complex sequela (symptoms/conditions) that millions of people are experiencing.  …

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