Tag: nutrition



HEPATITIS~ THE TYPES, THE SUPPORT AND CAN IT BE PREVENTED? By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT   Hepatitis is a disease that we’ve all heard about and it also triggers fear for many when it’s discussed. It is often associated with hypodermic needle drug users, 

Invite Health Gummies

Invite Health Gummies

Invite Health Gummies Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND   I wanted to take the time to talk about the new products Invite has recently released. You may have noticed something about them!  They are in a gummy form. Now I know what you’re thinking – But 

Summary on Respiratory Health

Summary on Respiratory Health

Summary on Respiratory Health

Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND


I hope that this blog series on respiratory health has been both fun and informative! I have tried to review some of the most common respiratory concerns that come up here at Invite health. Additionally I have reviewed some of my personal favorite and in my opinion best products to use for both respiratory health as well as our immune system.

What are the best ways to naturally protect our respiratory system? Hands down the best way to protect ourselves from respiratory illness is by washing our hands!! And it is also vital to AVOID touching your face.  If I could only mention 2 things to do to help protect ourselves from illness it would be to wash your hands and avoid touching your face. That is how important these things are to our overall health. The next tip is to clean regularly touched surfaces. Avoid sharing things that go into your mouth. Now I know you’re probably scratching your head saying wait – what does that even mean? Well by things that go into your mouth I mean eating utensils and obviously tooth brushes.  If you are ill please be considerate and stay home if possible. Also always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.  Overall good hygiene is the key to success when it comes to keeping healthy. (1)

Next and probably just as important as hygiene is life style.  Studies have found that a Mediterranean diet can benefit our respiratory health. (2) Another life style that is important for respiratory health is to stop smoking. (3)

Over this blog series I have reviewed a number of products that I feel are the best nutrients from Invite to help with both overall immunity and respiratory health. One such nutrient is Immunity Hx. This is a combination of 3 nutrients, vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. Studies have found that these are critical for “the growth and function of the immune cells”. (4)  Please see my blog for more information on this fantastic formula.  Another nutrient that has come up frequently during this series is Olive Leaf. Studies have found numerous benefits to using olive leaf.  These include anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory benefits. (5) NAC is another favorite nutrient of mine! Once again studies have found many benefits for NAC including helping with thinning mucus and relieving the symptoms of conditions such as COPD and even bronchitis. (6)  Black Seed is another personal favorite that has also come up quite frequently. However I’ll direct you to my product highlight for more information on this.

But how can you add these products to your daily life? For powders it is simple to mix them into smoothies or even juice or water. Pills can be swallowed or even opened and mixed into those same smoothies. If you aren’t fond of smoothies you can always mix these things into yogurt, applesauce or even into cooked oatmeal. Here are some yummy ideas to help you! Remember there aren’t any misstates in the kitchen, just an opportunity to learn!

  • Banana Immune Pops! Take 1 large banana and cut it into chunks. Add to a blender. Add 2 Probiotic Hx capsules. Add in 2 500mg Vitamin C capsules. Add ¼ – ½ cup water and blend. Add to Popsicle molds and enjoy!
  • Orange Fruit Bars! Grab out your trusty blender! Add 2 scoops Renalaid, 1 scoop of Reds Hx, 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice (or lemon if you feel frisky). 2 large eggs, 1 cup oats. Add water as you blend until it is a smooth dough like texture. Place into either a muffin tin or into a brownie pan. Cook at 350 degrees for between 20-25 min.
  • Sunshine oats! In a bowl add ¼ cup of ricotta cheese, ¼ cup milk of choice and mix. Add ½ cup oats and 2 scoops of Oranges Hx as well as the contents of 1 Probiotic Hx. Mix together and refrigerate over night!



  1. https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/disease/respiratoryic.html
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4377870/
  3. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/risk-prevention/tobacco/benefits-of-quitting-smoking-over-time.html
  4. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/nutrition-and-immunity/
  5. https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/olive-leaf
  6. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nac-benefits


Understanding Probiotics

Understanding Probiotics

Understanding Probiotics Dr. Claire Arcidiacono, ND   If there’s one topic that is sure to confuse people it’s the topic of probiotics. Invite health has a powerful line up of probiotics. But how are they different? How do you know which one is right for 



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. 




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.