Could Food Allergies Be to Blame?

Your symptoms may be caused by food allergies

Science and medicine have advanced well into the next frontier, rapidly expanding our knowledge of the human body and destroying previous limitations for treating complex conditions. Despite that, millions of Americans still suffer with seemingly simple issues like low energy, mood swings, nagging aches and pains, and gastrointestinal distress.

One often overlooked explanation for these conditions is adverse reactions to food, especially food allergies. When most people hear about symptoms of food allergies, they envision a full blown anaphylactic shock, but not all food allergy symptoms are life threatening.

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Joint Pain Basics

What is Joint Pain?

Joint pain is a growing epidemic that’s not always given the attention it deserves from healthcare professionals including doctors. Joint pain is sometimes called arthritis or arthralgia; it’s a debilitating problem if not dealt with promptly and appropriately. Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling achy? Does it take you a while to get going? Maybe the joint pain lasts all day and even affects your ability to sleep? Doctors and physicians are too busy popping us with pills to deal with the pain which usually have a host of side effects and even gets us hooked on them.

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Guide to Buying a Better Multivitamin

Guide to Buying a Better Multivitamin

Even the healthiest eaters following a varied diet can have nutritional deficiencies including low levels of important vitamins and minerals. Without a comprehensive vitamin and mineral analysis, it’s nearly impossible to accurately assess which specific micronutrients you’re lacking, and even then changes in physical activity, stress, sunlight exposure, and numerous other factors can affect your nutrient needs.

Eat the rainbow everyday

Variety in your diet is good, but it still might not meet all of your vitamin and mineral needs.

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Naturopathic Approach to Abnormal Paps

During female wellness exams, cell samples from the cervix and vagina are obtained to see if any of these cells have changed and are pre-cancerous or cancerous. This is called a Pap smear. At the same time, practitioners can check for the presence of certain strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) such as 18 and 16. If these strains are present, the female is at a greater risk for cervical cancer. Depending on the level of cell change and the presence of certain HPV strains, to obtain tissue biopsies, a colposcopy may then be performed.
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Weight Loss Maintainers Vs. Regainers

Weight loss has been a top priority for most and at sometimes puzzling. Losing weight by dieting, exercising, and professional/personal support can start diminishing pounds, but maintaining that weight loss can be the difficult part. In the first year after reducing their body fat, weight regains of 33% to 50% of the pounds lost are frequent for most. The weight cycling can even continue after the first year where the body fat fluctuates and the end result is more weight than what the individual started with. What tools are available for people who can keep the weight off (i.e. maintainers) and those who are on a roller coaster of weight loss and regain (i.e. regainers)?

What Weight Loss Maintainers Do Differently

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Back, Again: Heartburn, Acid Reflux & GERD

Many suffer from heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux on a consistent basis. The acid and burning feelings always seem to come back, again and again. There are plenty of over the counter options that can relieve symptoms temporarily, but eliminating the problem permanently is ideal for most individuals.

What Works?

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A Heavy Liver: More About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The liver is one of our vital organs and has multiple functions within the body. Naming a fraction of its role; it can metabolize carbohydrates, detoxify the blood, store iron, and produce bile. Mistreating the body also abuses the liver and fat accumulation can occur. 70 million adults in the United States alone suffer from the most prevalent liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The worst form is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) that can elicit a liver transplant due to cirrhosis or increase in connective tissue that impedes the liver’s function.

Why so many cases of fatty liver?

Obesity is the common factor in most of the individuals. Excessive energy intake, especially carbohydrates and fat, can lower insulin sensitivity and raise free fatty acids in the blood that can be stored in the liver. The liver is not designed to store fat so the accumulation causes major problems. Combating NAFLD means adjusting carbohydrate and fat ratios, becoming and staying active, and losing at least 5-10% of body fat.

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Dr. Tom Incledon Discusses Body Composition

Click play to listen as Dr. Tom Incledon discusses the basics of body composition.

Learn more about body fat testing with the Bod Pod in Scottsdale or call (480) 883-7240 to have your body fat tested today!

Body Fat Testing Showdown: Bod Pod v. Calipers

We’ve heard it countless times after someone’s first Bod Pod in Scottsdale test: “This can’t be right! I’ve had my body fat tested before and it was lower. I know I’m not X percent body fat!”

Nine times out of ten, the person didn’t have their previous body fat test done using a Bod Pod, they had it tested by a personal trainer at a gym using calipers. While calipers can be accurate, they are not as accurate or reliable as the Bod Pod in Scottsdale, and measuring body fat using calipers is very easy to mess up and very difficult to master.

The accuracy of a body fat test performed using calipers can depend largely on the following factors: Read more

Hypoallergenic Cookbook: Quinoa Summer Salad

Quinoa is a seed – not a grain – with a similar taste and texture to couscous. It is a great choice for complex carbohydrates for those with wheat or gluten intolerances. Quinoa is a good source of manganese, magnesium, and many other vitamins and minerals.

Quinoa Summer Salad

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