How to Use Nutrition to Help Combat Addiction

Jen StaggAll Categories, Cardiovascular, Diet & Weight Loss, Food1 Comment

How to Use Nutrition to Combat Addiction

By Aylah Clark, ND Though the rates of cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, and cocaine use have declined in recent years, addiction to these and other substances continue to be a serious problem. Sometimes addiction can even start with a prescribed medication that may have been very beneficial to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life at the time. 2.5% of … Read More

5 Nutrients for Men’s Health You Don’t Want To Miss

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5 Nutrients for Men's Health

Men’s health can mean a lot of things but this discussion will primarily center around 5 key nutrients that support cardiovascular health, sexual health, and muscle mass– topics we find are important to many of our male patients. When we talk about men’s health, it’s worth mentioning vascular health for a few reasons. One reason is to support cardiovascular function for a healthy … Read More

Red Meat: Friend or Foe?

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Historically, it has been accepted in the medical community that increased consumption of red meat increases all-cause mortality including cardiovascular disease and cancer (especially colon cancer). [1] However, most of the studies that indicate such results often do not differentiate between processed and unprocessed meat or other factors that influence the nutritional quality of the meat such as a grass-based diet. Here … Read More

Vitamins Recommended by Family Physicians

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In an issue of the medical journal, Canadian Family Physician, an article was published answering a physician’s question regarding which vitamins (and dosage) could be recommended to patients in light of the most recent research. The authors preface the study by stating, “Dietary reference intakes are values used primarily to assess and plan diets and do not address amounts proposed for optimal … Read More

Trim Belly Fat with 4 Simple Steps

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Many patients come to our office seeking weight loss, a concern for millions of Americans. For over six years, we have offered First Line Therapy, a lifestyle program which includes dietary, exercise and stress reduction advice. This is a clinically studied program which has demonstrated published evidence to reduce many risk factors of chronic disease, including reducing abdominal  fat mass and … Read More