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By vitalhf, Jun 27 2018 02:00PM

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


Every spring hundreds of thousands of people suffer when the pollen starts to fly. Over-the-counter sales of allergy medications are whisked off the shelves and doctors are pummeled with requests for stronger prescription meds. Articles on controlling allergies abound, but they’re all about minimizing exposure, not about how to resolve them. What if there was a way to eliminate allergies, not just control them? There is.


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By vitalhf, Jun 23 2018 04:00PM

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


A mosquito bite, a sprained ankle, a cut or burn- It’s something just about everyone out there has experienced. You’ve probably noticed the pain, swelling, redness, and heat that classically signify inflammation. Part of the body’s natural defense system, this normal type of inflammation is a good thing, helping your body protect and heal itself. But what about the inflammation that you can’t see? It impacts every system and cell in your body and is an underlying cause of nearly every disease we experience. Systemic inflammation leads to every one of the major chronic diseases of aging — heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, and more. It’s also a major contributor to obesity.


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By vitalhf, Jun 20 2018 03:00PM

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


So many people today want to lose weight. Many know they’re not eating the right things, and don’t want anyone telling them what to eat. Others eat a “clean” diet – a diet that omits processed, sugar-laden, bad fat foods, yet don’t lose weight. Many over-eat, but many don’t eat enough to keep a bird alive, yet continue to gain weight or just can’t lose it. If eating were the only issue with weight gain, I would guess we’d have half the obesity rate we have today. But there is much more to it. One obstacle is hormonal imbalance.


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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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