Lifestyle As Medicine

Lifestyle As Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine (LM) can be defined as a therapeutic use of evidence-based lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent lifestyle related diseases. This type of approach empowers individuals with the knowledge and life skills to make effective behavior changes that address the underlying causes of their condition (American College of Lifestyle Medicine). Basic Lifestyle Medicine Intervention Guidelines LM is based on scientific evidence that the body will heal itself...

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Transform Your Health with Activated Charcoal

Transform Your Health with Activated Charcoal

Have you ever wondered what activated charcoal is or how you can transform your health using it?  Activated charcoal, or “activated carbon,” is a form of carbon.  It’s an odorless and tasteless powder that is nontoxic to the body and the environment.  It’s been carefully processed to have very small pores that help engage in chemical reactions.  But it also helps to increase its absorption and expelling of elements, hence the name “active.” Activated...

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What Are Advanced Glycation End Products?

What Are Advanced Glycation End Products?

A quick overview Advanced Glycation End Products, or AGEs are harmful compounds that are formed when proteins or fats combine with sugar in the bloodstream.   They also go by the name glycotoxins.  Exogenous AGEs are found in foods that you put into your body as breakfast, lunch and dinner.  As opposed to endogenous AGEs, exogenous AGEs are not formed in the body, but are ingested.  AGEs also accumulate naturally as you age. The pathological problem happens due to their...

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Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

When cooking and reheating foods quickly, most people will turn to the microwave to get the job done.  Homes today have built-in microwave ovens.  They come in all sizes and colors.  Reheating food by microwaving is fast, convenient, uses less energy, recommended by food manufacturers.  But as I often share in my posts, there is always a catch to today’s modern conveniences–and microwaving food is no exception.  There are hidden dangers...

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How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1)  It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does your endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body...

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Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

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Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

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Velly Chowder, South Africa

Velly Chowder, South Africa

Mostly I’m thankful to Cathy Dick, for helping me a lot with previous decision making and daily planning. She has helped me put into practice a mind-set to be something that I wish to accomplish by the end of each day to the end of the year– focus on that, and make sure I do things in terms of preparing myself mentally and physically before I start.  She has a lot of great resources that she shares freely too.  You can trust her to do what she says she’ll do.