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‘Real’ Food for Thought

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Long gone are the days that we can go to the grocery store and trust that what we come home with in our grocery bags is really what we thought it to be: FOOD. Or I should say, REAL FOOD. Over the last 30-40 years, the food industry has been doing what we see happening across corporate America: consolidating to […]

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What’s in your Gut?

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In recent years, the role of a healthy gut has become more important as we learn more about the functions of the intestines in overall health. Many people are familiar with probiotics – the “good bugs” that our bodies need to help maintain a healthy GI. However, their role in overall health reaches much farther than our intestines. Naturopathic Physicians […]

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Kale Vit K2 North Coast Natural Health

Vitamin K2 Crucial to Heart and Bone Health

The Larger Story for Vitamin K: Vitamin K2 Often, the first things that come to mind regarding vitamin K are that it comes from leafy greens and has something to do with blood clotting. These facts actually only pertain to vitamin K1, and they’re only a small part of the much larger story of vitamin K. Here’s a primer on […]

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Wash Hands

Proactive Cold and Flu Strategies

When the Vaccine Falls Short, Turn to Proactive Cold and Flu Strategies With 1,600 hospitalizations reported across northeast Ohio in the week of December 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015 alone, proactive cold and flu strategies and practices can help keep you and your loved ones healthy. The flu vaccine has been an area of controversy among the Naturopathic community […]

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Therapy Flower Essence North Coast Natural Health

Flower Essence Therapy

A solar infusion of fresh flower blossoms is the basis for flower essence therapy concoctions Developed in the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach, a bacteriologist and homeopathic doctor, flower essence therapy assumes that the body is comprised of subtle energies that can be affected by the essence of botanicals. Flower essence therapy involves ingesting a substance that is physically dilute […]

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Hemp Proteine

Protein Powder

Protein powder isn’t just for vegetarians, vegans and intense athletes. In fact, the average American consumes far too much animal protein, and plant protein powder can be an excellent alternative. A high quality protein powder can help boost your intake of plant proteins, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as support immune function and maintain and promote healthy muscle […]

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Fennel North Coast Natural Health

Fennel

Closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander, and often associated with Italian and French cooking, fennel is a crunchy and slightly sweet herb that is in season and readily available from autumn through early spring. According to Greek myth, fennel was associated with Dionysus, the Greek god of food and wine. Interestingly, the ancient Greeks revered the fennel stalk […]

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Sunflower Sprouts North Coast Natural Health

Sunflower

Native American cultures have known about the many uses and benefits of sunflower for centuries. Sunflower can be used as food, an oil source, and even as a dye pigment. Sunflower as Food As a food and health source, sunflower tops the list of sprouts as a protein source. They contain minerals, healthy fats, essential fatty acids, fiber and phytosterols. […]

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Recipe Sprout Salad North Coast Natural Health

Sprouted Salad

Sprouts come in many shapes and textures. From leafy sprouts to bean sprouts and even grain sprouts. They all can be added to more traditional salad ingredients or combined with other sprouts for a light, nutrient and flavor packed meal. This sprouted salad recipe combines a mixture of sprouts with traditional salad ingredients, making it a great dish for sprout […]

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Grow Sprouts North Coast Natural Health

Indoor Home Farming: Grow Sprouts

Learn to grow sprouts indoors this winter and start boosting your health at a cellular level Sprouts are different from their full-grown counterparts. Studies have shown that sprouts support cell regeneration, offer powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and enzymes, and have an alkalizing effect on your body, which may help protect against disease, including cancer. During sprouting, vitamin C levels are higher […]

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