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L Lysine

L Lysine

L Lysine Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND   L Lysine is an amino acid you may have heard of. When most people think of Lysine they usually think of cold sores. However Lysine is much more than “the cold sore supplement”. Before we talk about what 

COPD

COPD

COPD Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND   COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In COPD there is damage to the airways and our lungs. This damage can block the airways and make it hard to breath. COPD often entails production of mucus, which triggers a 

APRIL HEALTH AWARENESS~ AN INTODUCTION TO OUR TOPIC OF THE MONTH

APRIL HEALTH AWARENESS~ AN INTODUCTION TO OUR TOPIC OF THE MONTH

APRIL HEALTH AWARENESS~ AN INTODUCTION TO OUR TOPIC OF THE MONTH

By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT

 

April is an interesting month when it comes to health and wellness. It’s Public Health Awareness Month, but as always, awareness months are always sharing and overlapping. April also reminds us to be aware of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Alcoholism. Due to many of these being connected by lifestyle, the reproductive system, the liver and kidneys, it makes a lot of sense for these issues to all be part of our awareness for April.

As the hot summer months are fast approaching, many of these health related topics can more easily impact day to day lives. Many people are out and about, vacationing, swimming, participating in summer parties and sometimes this can lead to some over indulgence and letting our guard down.

Throughout the month, we’ll be discussing topics such as Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Pinkeye, Herpes/Cold Soars and Hepatitis. Having a basic understanding on how some of these viruses are spread and contracted can be invaluable. As we explore each topic throughout the month, we’ll also take a look at common ways these are spread and contracted, as well as ways to lower our risk of exposure.

Learning how to incorporate the right supplementation the appropriate way can be a key factor in protecting ourselves or recovering from certain public health issues. This month is a great time to discuss the benefits of such nutrients like L-Lysine, Green Tea, Mushrooms, Resveratrol, D-Mannose and Olive Leaf. Understanding the importance of maintaining a healthy immune system and how to detox in a safe and healthy way can make all the difference.

 

SUMMER IMMUNITY PINA COLADA POPSICLE

1 cup ice

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

½ cup pineapple chunks

1 scoop Oranges Hx

1 scoop Daily Detox

2 capsules Probiotic Maintain Or 1 capsule Probiotic Hx

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Add everything into a blender with the contents of the Probiotic Maintain Or Probiotic Hx capsules. Blend until smooth and pour into Popsicle molds. Freeze until solid, overnight is best. Eat and enjoy!

 

MORNING POWERHOUSE TEA

1 cup hot water

1 green tea bag

3 droppers Green Tea Tx

Lemon wedge, optional

Seep green tea bag in hot, boiling water for 5 minutes. Add in Green Tea Tx and stir until combined into tea. Add Lemon if desired. Sip slowly and enjoy once tea is at your preferred temperature.

 

COOL OFF GAZPACHO

2 beefsteak tomatoes

3 capsules Mushroom Hx

2 capsules Aged Garlic

Fresh black pepper, to taste

Sea salt, to taste

1/4 avocado, diced

Cilantro, for garnish

Combine the tomatoes, pepper, sea salt and the contents of the Mushroom Hx and Aged Garlic capsules into a blender or food processor. Pulse until you have the consistency of a chunky soup. Pour into a bowl and garnish with cilantro and avocado. Eat as a mid-day snack and enjoy!

As you can see, we’ll be navigating these public health related issues this month with ease and learning how to manage our risk through lifestyle, supplementation and delicious, healthy recipes. I look forward to navigating this journey of learning together with you.

 

Renalaid for Going Beyond Bladder Health

Renalaid for Going Beyond Bladder Health

Renalaid for Going Beyond Bladder Health Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND   Today’s product highlight probably seems out of place in a conversation mostly about respiratory health. However the health of our respiratory tract is inherently linked to another system. That is our immune system. Keeping 

Bronchitis

Bronchitis

Bronchitis Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND   Bronchitis is one of those things that you may have heard of but what exactly is it? You’ve probably heard some people say they have acute bronchitis while other people have chronic bronchitis. Is there a difference?  What cause’s 

WATER~THE INCREDIBLE LIFE FORCE

WATER~THE INCREDIBLE LIFE FORCE

WATER~THE INCREDIBLE LIFE FORCE

By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT

 

Water is our life force. It is such a necessity but something that very few people seem to get enough of on a daily basis. As I discuss this topic numerous times each day, I’ve heard many misconceptions regarding how much water should or are actually being consumed. Then, we’ll discuss water versus other liquids and try to answer the common question….AREN’T THEY ALL THE SAME?

Water is necessary for so many reasons. It’s needed for the joints, skin, kidneys, and detoxification. It can even can aid in weight loss…and these are just a few of the highlights. We are made up of approximately 60% water. Hence the necessity for proper hydration.

We are accustom to hearing 6-8 glasses of water per day, however that is really an approximation and starting goal. This can fluctuate for each individual. Factors such as weight and activity level play a part in the amount of water needed. It is recommended for an average adult male to drink 13 cups a day and an average female to drink 9-12 cups a day. Keep in mind this can fluctuate, as a general guide that many natural practitioners recommend is to have half your body weight in ounces a day in water.

While liquids in general have water content, there may be some negatives to counting them for hydration. Depending on the liquid, you may have sugar, calories, fat or caffeine into drink. There is truly no substitution for water. You can even start your day my favorite way, with a glass of warn lemon water.

Some people like to add juice or even artificial and chemically flavored squeezable liquid or individual powder packets to make their water more palatable. Incorporating healthy and nutritious powders or concentrated teas can not only boost our overall wellness but also help to increase water intake.

 

GREENS HX: This helps supply essential nutrients from a variety of vegetables, leafy greens and some fruits. It has a nice earthy taste and is easily mixed into water.

REDS HX: Adding one scoop a day to a bottle of water can offer the antioxidant benefits of fruits berries. This can also be used together with the Greens Hx to add a bit of sweetness without the risk of added sugar.

COLLAGEN HX: This is one of my favorite powders as it has so many benefits.  It can be helpful for hair, skin, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints, just to name a few. It even has a yummy vanilla flavor with compliments anything you mix it with each day.

COLLAGEX HA: This is just like the Collagen Hx but with a slightly different formula. This not only has collagen, but also a variety of natural anti-inflammatories like Indian Frankincense and Turmeric Root, but also has Hyaluronic Acid.

FLEX HX: This is a therapeutic collagen supplement. It is an isolated collagen component that specifically works on tendons and ligaments. I like to recommend this to those that have an injury or are active such as weight lifters or runners.

COCOA HX: Cocoa….seems to be everyone’s favorite treat! This is a great substitute for chocolate desserts as it is a cocoa bean powder without the extra calories and sugar. Try blending with water and fresh fruit for a guilt-free snack.

BEETS HX: Adding Beets into your daily routine can be helpful in supporting healthy circulation and is helpful for nitric oxide to assist in blood flow.

ORANGES HX: If you’re like me and not a big fan of citrus fruits, this is a great option to get not only get in the citrus benefits, but also to get in extra Vitamin C all while increase our water intake.

BONE POWDER: A complete formula to support healthy bones. This has calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K, silica and boron.

DAILY DETOX: This can be added to water, I like it on an empty stomach about an hour before bedtime, to give a mild detox each day.

MULTI ENERGY POWDER: A complete multi vitamin in a powder to mix easily into a glass of water. Easy to take and some energy to get through the day with ease.

GREEN TEA TX: This is another one of my personal favorites. Adding 2-3 droppers into water each day not only gives an antioxidant boost, but really encourages water consumption every day.

As you can see, getting the right amount of water is essential for proper hydration and our health and well-being. And, adding some delicious nutrients throughout the day can not only help to reach our individual hydration needs, but also may even boost our health.

 

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