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How to Reduce Pain: Live Gluten and Dairy-Free [Infographic]

How to Reduce Pain: Live Gluten and Dairy-Free [Infographic]

As I mentioned in my story, I’ve been gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free (DF) for over 4 years now. My osteoarthritis hasn’t totally gone away (and Dr. French said it never will). However, I’ve been able to manage the pain effectively simply by not eating certain foods and learning to cook with the foods that help […]

Does Chiropractic Treatment Really Work?

neck pain - chiropractic treatment

Stating science and philosophy is great, but how can efficacy be proven? Results. The wealth of evidence concerning the effectiveness of chiropractic can fill volumes. Listed are research results of some of the more comprehensive studies conducted. Chiropractic care is greatly superior to medical treatment in terms of scientific validity, safety, cost effectiveness and patient […]

I Don’t Want My Neck Cracked! Does it Hurt?

chiropractic neck adjustment

Whenever the topic of chiropractic comes up, someone will usually express a fear of having their neck “cracked”. “I hear they cause strokes, ” one chides in. Then images are conjured up of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a tight commando uniform sneaking up behind an unsuspecting enemy and snap! with one swift twist, his victim is […]

Beware: A Side Effect of the Keto Diet that No One Mentions: Gout

Did you know you could get gout on the keto diet?

I was happily losing weight on the Keto Diet. I loved it! Eating eggs and bacon for breakfast every day and enjoying salmon, chicken, chili, steak, spinach — yum! Then the pain in my right hand started. At first I thought it was carpal tunnel as I work daily on a computer, but the usual […]

How’s Your Heart Health? Here’s what you need to know…

How's your heart-health?

February is National Heart Month, so let’s take a look at lifestyle choices that affect your heart health. Beginning with nutrition, focusing a nutrition plan on fiber-rich, plant-based foods is a great way to start. Not only do these foods aid in gut health (specifically food rich in fiber), but they may also lower ‘bad’ […]

How to Keep on Your Ketogenic Diet with a Keto Thanksgiving

Keto Thanksgiving

I’m not worried about gaining weight during the holidays and here’s why: a Keto Thanksgiving (Pinterest Board). Last year at this time I was ecstatic that I had lost over 40 lbs. with the help of Dr. French’s Whole Life 180 program and I was within a few pounds from my goal weight of 139. […]

How Do You Know if You’re Working Out Hard Enough?

treadmill - how to monitor your heart rate

From the Patient’s View by Giselle Aguiar with Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Educator, Lorrie Karn When I first started working out regularly — besides walking the neighborhood — I wondered if I was working out hard enough. Or how fast or long did I have to workout on the treadmill to start burning fat? Yes, […]

What You Need to do that may Prevent Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Healthy Aging Dementia & Alzheimer's May Be Preventable

I started thinking my mom was “not quite right” when in one phone call, she told me the same story 4 times. That was a year ago. She’s going to be 95 this October and she’s bedridden in a nursing home in Puerto Rico and her condition was completely preventable. As I do more research […]

Think Organics are Costly? Not Here! How about $3?

Think Organics are Costly? Not Here! How about $3?

We know that we need to read the labels of all the products we buy to make sure that there aren’t any hidden ingredients that might be harmful to us and our families. You want to buy organics, but they are usually more expensive. Introducing Brandless Organics for Just $3. Remember when generic products first came […]

Detox or Cleanse? There’s a Difference that You Need to Know

Detox or Cleanse? There's a Difference that You Need to Know

By Lorrie Karn, Certified Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator With the holidays on our doorstep, buzzwords like ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ start to circle in conversations. It’s important to first understand the difference between the two… What is a cleanse? A cleanse is a purging of the colon which can rid the body of congested waste matter […]

 
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