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Positivity Is Good For Health, But So Is Appropriate Negativity – How To Avoid “Toxic Positivity”

September 16, 2019

Positivity Is Good For Health, But So Is Appropriate Negativity – How To Avoid “Toxic Positivity” If you are working to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or other chronic or autoimmune disorder, you may have heard a positive attitude is good for your health. And it’s true — positive thinking, gratitude, and healthy socialization have all…

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Are You Getting Enough Of This Dementia-Prevention Nutrient On A Vegan Or Vegetarian Diet?

September 9, 2019

Are You Getting Enough Of This Dementia-Prevention Nutrient On A Vegan Or Vegetarian Diet? Eating a vegetable-based diets has loads of proven health benefits, including enriching your gut bacteria diversity, loading you up with plant vitamins and minerals, and ensuring you get plenty of fiber. However, if your plant-based diet is strictly vegan or strict…

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New Research Provides More Clues in PANDAS

September 3, 2019

New Research Provides More Clues in PANDAS Children who recently had a strep infection and then go on to suddenly develop symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s, tics, odd behaviors, emotional instability, and other psychiatric and neurological disorders are believed to have PANDAS. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. In…

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Google Is Censoring Valid Health Information

August 26, 2019

Google Is Censoring Valid Health Information; Opt For Alternate Search Engines For Better Results Anyone who has learned how to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or another autoimmune condition will tell you they had to learn it on their own. The vast majority of doctors either do not test for or do not adequately treat Hashimoto’s, an…

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The American Diabetes Association Finally Recommends Low Carb; Still Recommends Foods That Promote Diabetes

August 20, 2019

The American Diabetes Association Finally Recommends Low Carb; Still Recommends Foods That Promote Diabetes Although they are more than a couple of decades behind functional medicine, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is finally recommending lower carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes. In functional medicine, we have long seen the deleterious effects of carbohydrate-laden diets on…

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Floss Your Teeth Daily To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

August 12, 2019

Floss Your Teeth Daily To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke You may be familiar with common stroke-prevention strategies: Exercise regularly, eat plenty of vegetables, minimize stress, and keep inflammation at bay. But did you know taking good care of your teeth and gums is a major way to lower stroke risk? A new study has…