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Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow for a Healthier You

When we think about the food we eat, color plays a more critical role than just making our meals look appealing. Each hue in the rainbow of fruits and vegetables we put on our plates is a clue to the different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that these foods contain. These essential nutrients join forces to

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Heart Healthy Family

Every Heartbeat Counts: Unveiling the Future of Heart Health with Cleerly

Did you know that every 1.7 seconds, someone dies of cardiovascular disease? It’s a statistic that’s as startling as it is sobering. And yet, what’s even more surprising is that over half of these heart events come without warning. Imagine, for a moment, if these individuals had a crystal ball, a glimpse into their cardiovascular

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large belly metabolic syndrome

Do I have Metabolic Syndrome?

In a world where our health often takes a backseat amidst our busy lives, the importance of understanding the risks and signs of metabolic syndrome has never been more crucial. This condition, often silent yet deeply impactful, can be a significant step toward more severe health issues if left unchecked. In this article, we’ll explore

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Woman feeling lonely during the holidays

Holiday Loneliness: Healing Through Connection

The holiday season is often a time of joy, festivity, and cherished gatherings. Yet, for many, it can also be a period of deep-seated loneliness, even amidst crowded rooms and busy streets, affecting individuals across a range of age, from adolescents grappling with social pressures to seniors facing the quietness of later years. Recent research

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Preventing Cognitive Decline

Preventing Alzheimer’s – The Four Pillars of Cognitive Health

Every November, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month shines a light on a concern that’s steadily growing on a global scale. The statistics are indeed alarming with nearly 55 million people around the world navigating the challenges of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease leading the charge. By 2050, this number is anticipated to nearly triple. Behind these figures are

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Cancer awareness ribbons

How to Prevent Cancer Naturally: A Holistic Approach to Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Every October, the world dons a shade of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds. These efforts support life-saving research and provide life-changing support to those affected. It’s a time filled with powerful stories of resilience, reminding us of the battles many face against this challenging

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cardiovascular risk stratification

Cardiovascular Risk Stratification: The Future of Heart Health

Have you ever heard the saying, “knowledge is power”? In the context of heart health, this wisdom resonates deeply. Protecting our heart isn’t just about monitoring blood pressure or skipping a salty meal. It’s about recognizing that there are myriad factors, often overlooked, contributing to our cardiovascular well-being. With heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease

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Sleep Hygiene Purple Pillow

Unlocking the Secrets of Sleep: Why Rest is Essential for Your Health

Do you ever find yourself struggling with concentration, feeling irritable, or lacking the energy you need to tackle your daily responsibilities? These could be signs of inadequate or disrupted sleep, and they can take a toll on every aspect of your life. Imagine a life where restorative sleep is your nightly companion, where you wake

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Family fun in the pool

Summer Shape-Up: How to Get Fit and Have Fun Doing It

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for beach trips and exciting outdoor adventures! Exercise doesn’t have to be daunting or boring. In fact, it can be enjoyable and bring amazing benefits for both your body and mind. So, let’s dive into this article and explore how you can make

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Middle age woman with chronic fatigue

When Rest is Not Enough: Understanding Chronic Fatigue Disorder

Are you tired of feeling tired all the time, no matter how much rest you get? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, might be the culprit. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 2.5 million Americans suffer from CFS, and women are diagnosed with the condition at two to four times the rate of men. But

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Know Your Heart Health Risks to Prevent a Heart Attack

40 seconds Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. This results in about 805,000 people suffering from heart attacks every year. This alarming statistic may make you wonder about your own risk for heart attack. While the use of heart disease drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, heart

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Detoxing

Benefits of Detoxing (Other Than to Lose Weight)

When you first hear the word “detox,” you may think about weight loss. But the benefits of detoxing are significantly more than simply losing weight. Detoxing rids the body of harmful chemicals that contribute to symptoms and chronic diseases. This article will discuss why toxin elimination is vital for optimal health and healing. What Can

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Boost Your Immune System

5 Tips to Naturally Boost Immunity to Improve COVID Outcomes

As we finish up 2022 and head into 2023, the COVID battle continues, along with their consequences on our physical and mental health. By now, you most likely already had COVID or will get it (again), or the Flu, this winter season. But instead of hiding away from the virus, attempting to avoid public places

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Autoimmune Disorders and Functional Medicine: The Key to Lasting Relief

Just 20 years ago autoimmune diseases were considered a rare medical condition. Cases are now skyrocketing, especially in the United States and more economically developed countries. Why is this? If you’re reading this, you or a loved one most likely was recently diagnosed or has been struggling with autoimmune disorder symptoms, and you need answers.

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Long Covid Fatigue

Afraid of Suffering From Long Covid Forever? 5 Hopeful Tips You Need Right Now

Over 3 million people in the United States have contracted COVID since the pandemic’s beginning. While some individuals experience mild or non-existent symptoms, others haven’t been so fortunate as the outcome has been severe hospitalization or, sadly, death. But now, we are seeing that the initial virus symptoms aren’t the only thing we have to

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SIBO - Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Could You Have SIBO? How a SIBO Specific Diet and Lifestyle Can Help

If you commonly experience bloating, abdominal pain, feeling extremely full, or diarrhea after eating, SIBO may be to blame. SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and it occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. This can lead to a variety of symptoms that has you hunched over in pain.

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What is Leaky Gut? The Truth Behind Rising Health Issues

Is an autoimmune condition, chronic inflammation, or nagging symptoms, like exhaustion and daily headaches, holding you back from living each day to the fullest? What if I told you a leaky gut could be to blame! But you first may be wondering, “What is leaky gut exactly?” In this article, I’m sharing how this often

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The Undeniable Link Between Inflammation and Heart Disease: Are You at Risk?

If you follow medical news or have seen your doctor lately you have probably heard the buzzword “inflammation” or read articles on anti-inflammatory diets. So, what is the big deal with inflammation and why should you care? Well, the link between inflammation and heart disease is becoming impossible to ignore. But what exactly is inflammation

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young Woman Having Heart Attack

Heart Attack in Women Under 40 | The Risk May Surprise You

If you thought that heart disease predominantly affects men, you are not alone. In fact, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is a threat to their health. It’s a common myth that women aren’t at high risk for cardiovascular disease. But the reality is very different. The risk of a heart

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Vitamin D and Your Immune System

Is Vitamin D the Key to Boosting Your Immune System?

Did you know that Vitamin D is actually a hormone rather than a vitamin? It’s true. Vitamin D acts like a hormone in your body, although we still call it a vitamin. This important “vitamin” interacts with all your sex hormones, plays a role in building healthy bones and teeth, and is vital for optimal

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Green Tea Lime Mine Detox Drink

Minty Lime Iced Green “Flat Belly” Tea Recipe

With the long days of summer upon us we are always looking for a light and refreshing drink to cool off with. One of our favorite recipes comes from the Nutrition Twins is simple to make and leaves you feeling light without any bloating. From the moment you cut into the lime and pinch off

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Coronavirus Anatomy

COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Phoenix Arizona

Are you wondering whether you have been exposed and/or infected with COVID-19? Many people who have tested positive for the virus did not have any prior symptoms. Did you have an upper respiratory illness in December or early 2020 and you are now questioning whether that may have been COVID-19? Do you want to be

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Paleo and Keto Sheet Pan Chicken

PALEO & KETO SHEET PAN CHICKEN

This keto sheet pan chicken dinner is packed with flavors and a great way to cook up some veggies. With only about 15 minutes of prep time you’ll be enjoying this meal in a little over an hour. Recipe Notes *Real balsamic vinegar has no sugar added, but it can be on the pricey side

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Stay At Home – Helping Stop the Spread of COVID-19

During this challenging time there is a lot of fear and anxiety in the world as the COVID-19 pandemic begins impacting every corner of our lives. As President Trump said recently in his national address on the COVID-19 pandemic, “We are at war against an invisible enemy” and “Stay at home and save lives.” While the

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Eat The Rainbow Challenge

Eat The Rainbow Challenge

That old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” still holds true. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of many health issues including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and some cancers. In addition, fruits and vegetables provide a good source of important

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10 Holiday Eating Strategies

10 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

At Integrative Medicine of Arizona we help patients everyday to find their journey to better health and we work as a team to give the patient the most support. Using a team-based approach with doctor, dietitian, health coach, life coach, acupuncturist and a mental health counselor as needed gives the patient the best opportunity to

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