7 Reasons You Should Stop Consuming Dairy

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Oh, the drama when I tell a patient I’d like them to eliminate dairy so I can see how it has been affecting their bodies…”What will I drink?  That will be impossible!” Look, there are plenty of non-dairy milk options you can try!  There are a lot of dairy alternatives available in your grocery store […]

Your Beliefs + Genetics = Your Health

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Now, in this very moment, what you are experiencing is the culmination of everything you have agreed to believe. Belief touches every part of life and guides the thoughts you think, the words you say, and the decisions you make. What you believe affects, not only your perception, but your biology, your physiology, and even […]

Could you be Addicted to Junk Food?

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Dr. Hoch is extremely concerned about the obesity epidemic and the plethora of health problems skyrocketing, as a result, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. A major component of the obesity crisis is the availability of plentiful and cheap processed foods, often high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. We have evolved to seek […]

Combating the Standard American Diet

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Melanie Warner, author of Pandora’s Lunchbox: “How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal” and business writer for the New York Times, reports that processed foods make up close to 70 percent of the US diet.  While this figure is high, it’s important to keep in mind that the US Department of Agriculture defines processed […]

Warning! Health without Drugs Ahead!

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Warning: A high protein/low carbohydrate diet with essential vitamins is so effective in lowering blood pressure that if you are on blood pressure medications, you must be careful. You may become dizzy and faint within just a few days and you will need to be taken off your medication quickly.”   Isn’t that the kind […]

Nutritional Supplements: The BIG 3 that I feel are a must!

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When it comes to obtaining the micronutrients your body needs, your best possible source is food, especially fruits and vegetables. But circumstances may prevent you from eating optimally every day. And, well…let’s face it, my idea of optimal and your idea of optimal are probably vastly different. If you are getting at least 5 servings […]

Stress Relieving Foods

18 Foods that Relieve Stress

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Stress impacts your overall health.  Stress can impact your children’s health as well. We have shared a few tips on how to manage stress during stressful time (like the holidays).  You can review these suggestions here.   I recently came across this great article on foods that can help relieve stress and wanted to share it: http://selfcarers.com/foods-that-relieve-stress/.  This list is […]

Adrenal Fatigue Word Cloud

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

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 How are you feeling lately?  Would you say that you feel pretty good, but…you are tired in the early afternoon or even upon awakening? Maybe you feel pretty good, but…you’re feeling overwhelmed day to day and you can’t explain why.  You’ve been getting more colds lately, you’re a little constipated, you aren’t sleeping so well […]

11 Ways I Help My Patients Balance Hormones Naturally

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1. Heal Leaky Gut  Leaky gut is a condition that not only affects your digestive tract, but also causes hormone issues and can more specifically target your thyroid. When undigested food particles like gluten leak through your gut into your bloodstream, it causes disease-causing inflammation of the entire body and more specific organs like the thyroid. Most […]