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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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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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Natural Health And Healing Tips

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

Health information can be empowering and even life changing! With all the information available to us today on the internet and in various health books, it can be confusing and hard to discern what information is of any value. Below are some important health tips to consider whether you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle or you are trying to heal from disease.

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Improve Your Overall Health With A Food Journal

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Improve Your Overall Health With a Food Journal

The question “what did you eat today?” takes on a whole new meaning when you start to break it down. A personal food journal is one of the best tools in attaining optimal health. Although it is often used for weight loss with great success, it can actually be used for investigating the root cause of your health problems.

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Probiotics: Not Just For Digestive Disorders

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Probiotics: Not Just for Digestive Disorders

Today many people suffer from digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, candida, ulcers and acid reflux. Currently, our country is facing an epidemic of digestive illness related to the foods we eat and our lifestyle (Lipsky, 2005). When we think of autoimmune diseases we think of conditions such as allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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