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Alternatives to Pain Meds

When the body hurts, people reach for over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers to ease their suffering; they are the most frequently used medications in the United States. Although they offer easy-access pain relief, they have been linked to hearing loss and you may want to be careful about using them on a regular basis. A Harvard-affiliated study published in […]

Diet Sodas Alter the Microbiome and Lead to Diabetes and Obesity

If you regularly drink diet soda and use artificial sweeteners because you think it will help you lose weight, you may be unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Sure, artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharine, and aspartame save on calories, but a recent Israeli study shows they can skew the composition of gut bacteria, or our microbiome, in a way […]

Make Exercise a Fun Priority

Most of us are starting the New Year with resolutions to improve, but few changes will improve your life more than regular exercise. However, starting an exercise habit can seem insurmountable to the chronically sedentary. This article offers tips to get you motivated to begin and stick with regular exercise. First off, there’s more to […]

Test, Clear, Heal!
A Group Coaching Program with Anne Angelone, L.Ac.

Starting February 16th, please join me in my group coaching program called TEST, CLEAR, HEAL. This program is for patients interested in ordering their own functional medicine tests in advance of working one on one with a practitioner. I think it’s ridiculous that so many of us wander around for years without ever knowing that we need to run some […]

When to Avoid Xylitol, Erythritol, and Other Sugar Alcohols

America is on a never-ending quest to satisfy its sweet tooth without the health risks of sugar and other sweeteners. Most people now know better to avoid toxic artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose, but what about the more “natural” ones, such as xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol? Although they’re found on the shelves of health food stores, it’s worth […]

Prioritizing Sleep

Do you often wake up at 3 a.m., your mind racing with thoughts, and you can’t fall back asleep? While there are a number of helpful sleep remedies that many people find helpful, try this crazy sounding but highly effective tip: Eat something! Make sure it’s not something sweet but instead something with protein and fat, such […]