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Probiotics: Your Guide to Gut Health

Balance is everything, and probiotics help to improve the balance of your gut.

10 Healthy Halloween Treats and Recipes for Festive Snacking

Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the temptation to indulge in sweet, sugary treats. But, there are ways to celebrate without hindering your health and wellness goals. We've gathered 10 healthy Halloween treats - along with their recipes - and included them below. There's a little something for everyone, from kids to adults.

Use these tested and approved healthy Halloween recipes for festive snacking and spooky entertaining. And, you can do it without the next-day sugar crash. If you have any favorite healthy diet recipes for Halloween treats – share them with us by commenting at the end of this blog.

Nutritional Supplement Quality: Do's and Don'ts

Many individuals today are turning to nutritional supplements as opposed to prescription medications. While everyone has their own reason why they believe nutritional supplements are the best alternative, there are a number of things that you need to know when purchasing these products. After all, you want to make sure you are purchasing a quality product, not something made with inferior ingredients. As such, where you purchase your supplements is integral to the overall integrity of the product.

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Bulletproof Coffee: Is it Good For You?

Is coffee healthy and what is the rage with Bulletproof coffee, MCT oils, and good fats? How can good fats make me lose more weight? I will answer your questions here in this blog.

What’s the Craze About Macro Bowls?


You’ve probably seen these bowls on your newsfeed, plated so perfectly and gaining popularity. You may even be a bit envious of them. What is this delicious, colorful food that everyone is talking about?

Is Sugar the New Cocaine?

It’s January, which means we’re all being bombarded with articles and information at every turn touting New Year’s resolutions, better health choices, and what’s good for you, what’s the enemy, and all those scary headlines. What sense can be made of all of these, especially where sugar is concerned? Are the headlines true – is sugar just as bad for you as a drug addiction? I’ll share with you what I know from my experience as a provider at Williams Integracare Clinic.

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CoolSculpting: Fact vs. Myth


Technology in the healthcare industry is incredible. Diseases have been eradicated. Treatments have been become less invasive. Medications save lives. There’s no doubt the world is a better, safer, and healthier place thanks to the innovation and advancements we’ve seen. But when technology promises to fix your “trouble areas” and offer weight loss without surgery or an exercise regime, is it too good to be true? In the case of CoolSculpting – a non-surgical fat reduction treatment – you be the judge of that.
 

Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits & Tips for Use


As more and more people are turning to natural and in-home remedies for a variety reasons, apple cider vinegar is often a subject of conversation. I find that when discussing practices for health maintenance and home remedies with patients, almost all of them have heard about incorporating apple cider vinegar in their diet. As a healthcare provider, I am truly passionate about helping my patients feel their best and maintain optimal health - and if I can do it in a natural way, it's even better.

While apple cider vinegar has been around for over a century, it hasn't always been known for its numerous health benefits. For example, did you know that soaking swollen feet in apple cider vinegar can sooth the aching? It's been a great remedy for pregnant mothers and athletes alike. Vinegar - which means sour wine in French - can be made by almost any carbohydrate such as grapes, dates, coconuts, beets, potatoes, and of course, apples. But is the buzz true? Is apple cider vinegar the new superfood, or is it all a myth?

Although there are some serious benefits of using apple cider vinegar (like lowering cholesterol and preventing indigestion), there are some things you should know when using it...

How to Make a Realistic Fitness Plan you can Stick to

You’ve been saying you would start getting fit all year but something always seemed to come up. No one likes to work out on vacation, last week at work was really hectic and you didn’t have time, and you should really focus on keeping a tidy house first. There are endless excuses you can come up with to ignore your fitness goal, but there are also several ways you can make your goal easier to achieve. Take a look at these simple and effective tips to make a fitness plan that you can stick to for your New Year’s goals.

 

1. Set a Realistic Goal

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How do New Year's Resolutions Work?

Another year is almost over, which means it is time for everyone to start preparing for the celebrations of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There are a few things that are commonplace with every New Year’s celebration: champagne, countdowns, kisses at midnight, and resolutions. That last one seems to be the most unsettling part of any New Year’s celebration for millions of individuals. Whether it is a group of friends or coworkers at the office, people inevitably discuss their New Year’s resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions often end in disappointment for millions. Whether they set their goals too high or made altogether unrealistic goals, failure is common. Why do some resolutions work and others fail? Is there is a science behind making New Year’s resolutions? You can prepare for your 2015 New Year’s resolutions with a few of these helpful tips.