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By vitalhf, Jun 16 2018 03:00PM

By Kristina D. Allred, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


Currently estimated to be worth over 200 billion dollars, the global “Anti-Aging” market is not showing any signs of slowing. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to maintain health and longevity- we all hope to remain energetic and engaged throughout our lifetime. But, there are many who would agree: the term “Anti-Aging” is an oxymoron. While this may be true, it is an oxymoron with a huge bank account and a big fan club.


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By vitalhf, Jun 13 2018 03:00PM

By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was defined as a “disease” in the 1990’s. Yet there is no test to confirm it, no mutually agreed upon set of symptoms and no medically defined cure. If it was “just” fatigue, there are many tests to rule out diseases, or to suppose a cause. But because of the complexity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it must be addressed as a multifaceted set of underlying etiologies.


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By vitalhf, Jun 9 2018 03:00PM

By Kristina D. Allred, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


Are you confused about diet? You are not alone. The current nutrition conversation has most of us concerned about what exactly constitutes an ideal diet. There are epic debates between advocates of the endless approaches: Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Raw, DASH, IIFYM, GAPS. It can seem like you need an advanced degree in nutrition to eat well today. But many of these arguments miss some common-sense points: quality and individual variability. Another key concept: the perfect diet is not all about weight loss, but rather about long-term health and vitality.


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By vitalhf, Jun 6 2018 03:00PM

By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


Our diets are becoming increasingly more difficult. What we used to “know” about foods, turned out to be false. Many are eating themselves into oblivion, believing they’re doing the right thing. But if we are, why are obesity, heart disease, blood sugar disorders, cancer and other diet-related diseases skyrocketing? How can we make sense of the hundreds or millions of people who are “right” about their dietary approaches? These include so-called experts as well as the lay public with good “advice”. Of course, here I am, yet one more expert!


Let’s take a look at diet from a multi-faceted viewpoint: First and foremost, we have to ask ourselves, “why do we eat?” The answer to that will help narrow down some answers. If you are eating for social reasons, to satisfy your tongue only, or simply because you think you’re supposed to, then by all means eat to your hearts’ content! But I warn you, your health will certainly suffer. You may be making it for now, but eventually it will catch up!


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By vitalhf, Jun 2 2018 03:00PM

By Kristina D. Allred, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


Autoimmune disease has skyrocketed over the past few decades. Over 700 million people around the world are now affected. Unfortunately, conventional treatment has not found a cure, and being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease can seem hopeless and frustrating. While many autoimmune diseases may not be completely curable, dietary and lifestyle changes can really help to alter the course of these debilitating and life-changing conditions. Wise management can lead to a significant reduction in symptoms or even complete remission of symptoms.


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