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Night Owl? We have big problems then…

Starting around 10pm every night, our body begins to heal and reset. During the day, our body is busy focusing on all the things to keep us going and performing. It's at night while we are sleeping that our body gets a break to repair.
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Are you really sick? Or just Vitamin C deficient? 

We as humans cannot make our own Vitamin C. It is critical we supplement it, and the correct form, as our bodies need it for over 300 processes daily!
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Our Lymphatic System and why it is so Important!

Our bodies contain about 50% more lymphatic fluid than blood, but sadly many health care practitioners/medical organizations rarely consider the critical role the lymphatic system plays in preventing disease and keeping us healthy.
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Parasites, yuck! 

Fun fact--a single parasite lays 20-25,000 eggs PER DAY! Okay so maybe that isn't such a "fun" thing... Even more concerning is that we ALL have parasites. Yes, all of us. Including you! (Unless you've done extensive treatment for them anyway.)
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Ear Infections

Can you guess the most common reason for visits to the pediatrician's office? How about the most common reason antibiotics are prescribed for kids? The answer to both is.....ear infections!
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Fever Phobia

One of the more common questions we get regarding illness is what to do when your child spikes a fever.  No parent likes seeing their kids uncomfortable, and most want to do SOMETHING to help.  We get it--fevers can be scary! Unfortunately, the typical Tylenol + Motrin approach most parents take is actually making things worse. Let's talk about why this is true.
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Aromatase: An enzyme all men should know about!

If you've heard of aromatase before, it's likely been in the context of women's health and breast cancer. Often aromatase inhibitors are used to help prevent growth of hormone-related breast cancers. However, aromatase is important when it comes to men's health as well!
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Concussions… More Than Just a Head Knock

I'm sure all of us can think of someone who's had a concussion, or several. Most people will say, "Oh they were mild. No big deal." But are they really no big deal? The reality is most concussions go undiagnosed. Or ignored. Even a simple head knock or mild concussion causes big issues.
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Preconception Planning

For many people, they decide they want to have a baby, so they start an OTC prenatal and get to trying. Sometimes that works. For many, it can take months or even years to successfully conceive. Because the truth is, if you want to conceive more easily and optimally, along with optimize the health of your future child, you really should start planning a year in advance.
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Endocrine Disruptors: Know Better, Do Better.

If endocrine disruptors are new to you, think of them as little chemicals that play dress-up and fool your body into thinking they're real hormones. But with endocrine disruptors, you only get the negative side of hormones and none of the benefits. These chemicals can cause abnormal periods, early menarche, birth defects, thyroid and adrenal issues, cancer, and even lower IQ, among many other things.
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