Nourishing Foods for New Moms

By Marian Mitchell (AADP) A new life was just born from your body. It’s an incredible, awesome, and incredibly overwhelming time. You lost blood, your boobs are swollen and painful, your belly didn’t bounce back to pre-pregnancy greatness, your hormones are all over the place and how do you even shower with a newborn to take care of….. The movies and books make this time sound so amazing, and let’s be honest, we ignored the warnings of how difficult the transition can be. One of the biggest challenges is cooking and eating with this amazing, wonderful and needy new...

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Food as Medicine for Stress Management

By Marian Mitchell Life is stressful these days. Businesses have tight deadlines, technology makes it too easy to work from home (or at your kid’s ball game), schools require hours of homework per night starting in kindergarten, and the list goes on. It is an effort just to rest with the perpetual to do list. Unfortunately, living this way leads to a long list of health problems that we consider normal parts of aging. I want you to know that it’s not. It’s your body telling you you’re pushing too hard and it needs a break! In the functional...

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Food as Medicine for Your Immune System

By Marian Mitchell, INHC (AADP) Our immune system is intricate and amazing. Vaccines stimulate the immune response in hopes of the body developing antibodies to specific strains of viruses. Unfortunately, viruses are constantly mutating and not every person’s immune system develops antibodies. Vaccines may also cause the immune system to hyper respond to other pathogens and allergens, as well as potentially causing debilitating side effects. Luckily, we can boost our immune system so it can do a better job of protecting us from harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungi. There are things we do every day that suppress and weaken our...

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Food as Medicine for ADHD

By Marian Mitchell, INHC (AADP) Food impacts the health and functionality of your brain. It seems like common sense. However most people are unaware of it. We take vitamins, eat fortified foods, eat four to five times a day and think we’re getting all we need. Unfortunately, for some of us this isn’t the case. ADHD is defined as a syndrome, usually diagnosed around the age of seven. It’s characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, short attention span and sometimes hyperactivity. These characteristics can interfere with academic, occupational, or social performance. While it seems to be a genetic condition, research...

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