Resolving Inflammation: A Key to Restoring Health

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s natural and protective healing response to injury and invasion.  It occurs in response to infectious agents like viruses and bacteria, tissue trauma, and foreign substances such as environmental toxins.  A healthy inflammatory response occurs in two phases. The first phase is the initiation phase that causes heat, pain, swelling, … Read More

Are Toxins Making You Sick? 10 Easy Steps to Detoxify Your Life

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By Dr. Karen Bender Endocrine Disruptors: How environmental toxins contribute to disease It has become increasingly clear that many chemicals found in pesticides, some plastics, lotions, soaps, shampoo, laundry detergents, home cleaning products, ect. have been found to act as toxins and have disruptive effects on the body and its hormone system. More specifically, they interact with the endocrine system.  … Read More

Caregiver Fatigue Prevention

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By Dr. Karen Bender Are You Experiencing Caregiver Fatigue? It is not uncommon for people who care for others to become fatigued and overwhelmed by their role in caring for another.  It is not hard to see why. The role can be very demanding, and responsibility can seem endless. Parents, teachers, health care professionals, and caregivers to elderly family members … Read More

Dogs for Depression

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By Dr.  Karen Bender Feeling Blue? Has the isolation and uncertainty of the past year left you feeling sad, lonely and anxious?  If so you are not alone.  The circumstance of the past year have been challenging for most of us.  We have had to adapt to many changes outside of our control.  We are spending more time at home … Read More

Compassion for Success

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By Dr. Karen Bender Meet Your Harsh Inner Critic What happens inside your head when you do not reach your goals, or you fall short of the expectations set by yourself or others?  If you are like many people, you are met with a harsh voice that is often brutally unkind and almost impossible to satisfy rather than an encouraging … Read More

6 Reasons Why You Can Still Have Symptoms in Celiac Disease after Gluten Elimination

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By Aylah Clark, ND Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where gluten consumption triggers an inflammatory response and damage to the intestines. It is caused by a complex interaction between genetic predisposition, intestinal microbiome, environment, and immune system. Symptoms & Diagnosis Symptoms can vary widely but can include gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and mouth sores, but … Read More

5 Steps to Ending Your Screen Addiction

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Screen Addiction

By Aylah Clark, ND How often do you check your phone? Do you ever think you feel your phone vibrating but it wasn’t? Do you look at your phone to check the time and end up spending 10 minutes on Facebook, finding you never actually looked at the time? Have you eaten across the table from someone who spent more … Read More

Tried & True Ways to Stick to Your Health & Fitness Goals

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Tried & True Ways to Stick to Your Health & Fitness Goals

By Aylah Clark, ND If you’ve struggled with sticking to your health and fitness goals, perhaps its time for a change in strategy. Below you will find some of the top strategies I use in my practice to help patients make their goals into long term lifestyle changes. Individualize Your Plan Your friend or your co-worker may have things that … Read More

Garcinia cambogia – worth the weight loss hype?

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By Aylah Clark, ND Recently we’ve had patients asking about Garcinia cambogia due to a Dr. Oz show that touted its weight loss-promoting properties. Let me start by saying this herb is not a new discovery. Researchers have known about it for many years and it is found in many weight loss supplements. Perhaps this might also tell you that whatever impact … Read More