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Parsley: More Than Just A Garnish On Your Plate

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

When we think of adding a green leafy to our diet, we often choose kale, chard, or spinach. Although I highly recommend these greens for their exceptional nutritional properties….you may want to try the green leafy herb parsley! Some interesting facts about this herb are it is native to the Mediterranean region and is actually in the same family as carrot and celery. The two most common varieties you often see are curly and the Italian flat leaf. Parsley first made its way to the side of our plates because of its benefits with digestive issues and its abilities as a breath freshener. This “powerhouse” herb just may be, in fact, the most underutilized and underestimated herb in disease prevention.

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Natural Stategies To Improve Your Emotional Well Being

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

Currently fifty-eight million people are diagnosed with mental and emotional health disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (2000).

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Flower Essences: A Brief Overview

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

Flower essences where first developed by Edward Bach, a homeopath and former bacteriologist. With his intuitive knowledge he left his practice in London in 1930 to develop a new system of healing based on the energy of wildflowers. Although some people do consider these homeopathic remedies, they are not based on the homeopathic principle of […]

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A Processed Food Diet: A Major Risk factor For Type 2 Diabetes

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

The processed food diet of the Western world has contributed greatly to the type 2 diabetes epidemic in the United States. The rate of type 2 diabetes has increased since processed foods flooded our food supply. Other populations that adopt a Western diet also have high rates of type 2 diabetes.

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Nutritional Healing: My Story

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Nutritional Healing: My Story

I am going to share my story of healing with the hopes of inspiring and helping others! I was not always a natural heath practitioner…I was once a very sick person. In my early 30’s, I was living my life like everyone else when I suddenly started feeling ill. I didn’t think anything of it at first, but as time passed, I realized that I wasn’t getting any better; something was wrong. Not only was my health not improving…I began to develop more and more symptoms.

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Curing Versus Healing: Which One Is The Road To Recovery?

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Curing Versus Healing: What Is The Difference?

Have you been suffering from many debilitating symptoms or health issues you just can’t seem to resolve? If you find that your path of searching for a “cure” or finding a particular medical doctor that can help you, has not been successful, It may be time to change the way you think!

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Weight Loss: 3 Simple Steps

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

Metabolism is important for your overall health as well as any weight loss goals you may have. People struggle with weight loss because their approach is focused on calorie restriction only. They choose foods that are lowest in calories and fat and this has a negative impact on their body’s metabolism.

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10 Tips For Reducing Your Sugar Intake

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
10 Tips For Reducing Your Sugar Intake

I think by now, everyone understands that sugar is NOT part of a healthy diet. It has been linked to such things as accelerated aging, poor bone health, and emotional health issues. But the most concerning issue is how it suppresses your immune system. It does this by depleting necessary nutrients and minerals and causing an inflammatory state in the body.

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Nutrition And Gene Expression

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Nutrition And Gene Expression

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, much has been discovered about the topic of epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of hidden influences or changes in gene activity without changing the primary DNA sequence.

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Vitamin D: Not Just For The Health Of Your Bones

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Vitamin D: Not Just For The Health Of Our Bones

Decades ago the medical community only thought vitamin D was involved in the health of our teeth and bones. At one time, vitamin D deficiency was only thought of as the cause of Rickets. Although it does play a major role in the prevention of many bone diseases, new research has focused the shift on vitamin D and its involvement in many other diseases, as well as overall health.

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