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Category: Vitamins

Cauliflower Rice Party!

I came late to the cauliflower rice party, but I’ve been enjoying it since I arrived.

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Healthy Foods You Can Use To Offset Your Cravings

Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food […]

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Chemicals to Avoid When Trying to Conceive

When trying to conceive, it’s important to prepare your body by cleaning up your diet and dropping some unhealthy habits. This isn’t always easy, but it it’s definitely worth making some sacrifices in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Here are a few key chemicals to start with that will impact your journey in a […]

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Are Prenatal Vitamins Really Necessary?

It’s a pretty wild concept, I know. How could it be that, in our “pill-for- every-ill, nutrition-in-a-bottle” world, swallowing handfuls of daily supplements might just be…. Unnecessary?

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Why Bone Broth is Good for you (and how to make your own)

Your granny was right! A good soup has healing properties. We’re not talking about any old soup, however. There’s nothing particularly curative about the kind of soup that comes in a can or a carton. Soup’s much vaunted medicinal properties come from the broth that makes it and that broth gets its goodness from bones.

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The Cleanses that we Love!

It’s cleanse season again! Spring is the time of the Liver in Chinese medicine, which makes it the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning in your body. The liver is a major organ in the body that helps to detoxify and clean the blood. It relies on the kidneys, urinary bladder, intestines and […]

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by Emma Thake

Get pumped about pumpkin

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin flavored donuts, pumpkin spiked beer, pumpkin scented candles. Basically it’s pumpkin this and pumpkin that. How else are we supposed to know that it’s fall? Honestly, thank you Starbucks, for it is your autumnal drinks that help to keep us on track with what season it is (or soon will be).

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Hydrate naturally!

It isn’t news to anyone that it is super hot out there. This summer has been more forgiving than last year, but there have still been a fair amount of sweateringly hot days. We wanted to give you some advice on how to hydrate and cool down, naturally! I went around the office and got […]

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Can probiotics help you get lean?

With recent research suggesting a link between obesity and the overuse of antibiotics, we thought it might be a fitting time to discuss probiotics.  When we take antibiotics, we alter our community of healthy intestinal bacteria.  It may surprise you to learn that the bacteria in our bodies out number our human cells by a […]

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Winter Blues: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

It is early November and the exhilarating colors of autumn are falling away with the leaves. For many of my patients, the desire to get outside and “take it all in” is also starting to give way to dreams of hibernation. By nature, we all slow down during the winter months. According to Chinese Medicine […]

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Why you should take extra B vitamins if you use the birth control pill

Years ago doctors used to tell their patients to take extra B vitamins when using oral contraceptives. Like many pieces of medical wisdom this advice has fallen by the wayside and women often don’t know that their birth control pills can be causing vitamin B depletion. At the YinOva Center we advise all our patients […]

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