Holistic & Functional Nutrition: Trending Topics

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Functional and Integrative Medicine - Explained by Jenna Volpe

Functional and Integrative Medicine, Explained

In today’s fast-paced world, chronic health issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease, and diabetes (to name a few) are on the rise.  As a result, more people are looking for more natural, alternative approaches to conventional medicine. Functional and integrative medicine are two holistic healthcare models gaining popularity due to their patient-centric and …

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The Hidden Dangers of Buying Supplements on Amazon and eBay

The Hidden Dangers of Buying Supplements on Amazon and eBay

Buying Supplements on Amazon and eBay… is it worth the convenience?  In my opinion, the short answer is no – but there are a few exceptions and work-arounds. When it comes to buying supplements, convenience and affordability are often at the top of our priorities. Online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have revolutionized the way …

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Bio-Individuality - Why One Size Never Fits All

Bio-Individuality: The Real Reason One Size Never Fits All

We’re living in a reductionist health paradigm: Foods are labeled, categorized, and polarized as “good” and “bad”, “healthy” and “unhealthy”.  And this 2-dimensional way of thinking is creating big problems! Folks are being programmed by propaganda to believe that perhaps the next trending diet, herb, glamorous supplement, or fancy program might just be the “magic …

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Does Insurance Cover Functional Medicine?

Does Insurance Cover Functional Medicine Services?

In recent years, functional medicine has gained popularity as a holistic and alternative approach to healthcare. With its focus on identifying and treating the root causes of chronic health issues, rather than merely masking symptoms, many folks are turning to functional medicine (and functional nutrition) for more personalized and comprehensive care. However, a common question …

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The Beet Test - A Step-By-Step Guide for Determining Your Gut Transit Time

The Beet Test: A Simple and Effective Way to Measure Gut Transit Time

If you’ve ever wondered how long it takes for something you eat to travel through your system and come out the other end, look no further – you’re in the right place!  (You’d be shocked how often people wonder about this.)  Knowing your digestive transit time can tell you a lot about your gut health, …

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Decaf Coffee and IBS

Decaf Coffee and IBS – To Drink or Not to Drink?

If you’ve got irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may have been told to avoid coffee or limit your caffeine intake. (For the record, that level of restriction may or may not be helpful!)  And what about decaf coffee and IBS? Is that any better? One size never fits all – but if you’re suspecting that …

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Exploring the Connection Between IBS and Caffeine

Exploring the Connection Between Caffeine and IBS

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may have been advised to avoid caffeine (among other things). But does restricting caffeine really make a difference?  It may seem that way at first glance, but that’s not always the case for IBS sufferers. In the world of nutrition and gut health, nothing is black-and-white!  …

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