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Posted by on Mon, Nov 25, 2013

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Tags: biological dentistry, holistic health, integrative health, integrative medicine, integrated medicine, integrated health

Good Health Habits Start Early in Life

Posted by on Mon, Dec 03, 2012

Robert Johnson DDS

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Tags: obesity, children's health, integrated health

Do You Have High Blood Pressure, High Triglycerides, or High Cholesterol?

Posted by on Wed, Oct 03, 2012

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

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Tags: insulin resistance, diabetes, blood sugar, integrative health, integrated health

What's In your Mouth that Affects your Health?

Posted by on Mon, Aug 06, 2012

Laurie DeRosa RDH

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Tags: biological dentistry, integrative health, integrative medicine, dental health, periodontal disease, plaque, biofilm, integrated health

Building Muscles with Vegetables! Some Say it Can't be Done!

Posted by on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

Lisa Wilson CHC, CFT

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Tags: holistic nutrition, raw food, integrative health, integrative nutrition, integrated health

Is Your Brain Addicted to Sugar?

Posted by on Wed, Apr 04, 2012

Eve Colantoni CHC

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Tags: addiction, holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition, sugar, integrated health

Spring Cleaning is Not Just for Houses!

Posted by on Tue, Mar 13, 2012


Early Spring has begun in the Washington metro area. Temperatures are rising and the threat of a snow fall is diminishing.

Lighten Up with FRESH foods!

The change in season should also bring about a change in the types of food we eat. Winter is a time for warming foods like soups, stews and casseroles. Spring lends itself to lighter fare that helps the body to cleanse and rejuvenate itself ~ vegetables, lean proteins, leaves and fruits.

The body cleanses or goes through a detoxification process via the liver, lungs, kidneys, bowel, lymph system and skin on a daily basis. We can help that process along in several different ways, but most important, in my view,  is by taking out the foods that don’t serve us (processed food) and by including the foods that our bodies respond to in a favorable way (real foods).

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Tags: detoxification, integrative health, integrative nutrition, anita's healthy tips, integrated health

Holistic Nutrition: Try a Food Swap

Posted by on Tue, Jan 31, 2012

Healthy Tips

Yesterday I gave a talk at a local school about health and wellness. I was speaking to the teaching staff who work long hours and some of whom are big on “convenience” foods.

Convenience foods make life easier in the short run, don’t they? Pop a frozen dinner in the microwave, get some take out food.

We have turned into a society that no longer waits for anything....instant news, instant information on the internet, instant oatmeal. And then when we do have to wait for something we are super inconvenienced!

Does it make sense to forego our wellness because processed food is so much easier to prepare? I’m sure you have heard me talk about this before but I do so again here because it’s THAT important:

Processed foods do not contribute to wellness, they contribute to illness.

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Tags: holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition, anita's healthy tips, integrated health

Are You Making One of These 3 Health Mistakes?

Posted by on Mon, Jan 09, 2012

Healthy Tips

Life certainly doesn’t come with a guide book and we all do the best we can with the tools we have.

That said, when we see a better way or when we gather more information we are inspired to make changes.

Today I want to share with you 3 common mistakes that could be sabotaging your best efforts at maximizing your health:

  1. Too much sugar

  2. Too much white flour

  3. Not enough “real” food

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Tags: integrative nutrition, sugar, anita's healthy tips, integrated health

Breakfast of Champions

Posted by on Tue, Dec 06, 2011

Healthy Tips

We’ve all heard it before.......breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

I agree with that , IF your breakfast fuels you and doesn’t fool you.

The word breakfast comes from “breaking the fast”. We fast all night long while we sleep (at least I hope we all do!) and in the morning we need to give our bodies fuel for the day. Foods that fuel us give us energy to keep us going until lunch time. Foods that fool us give us an initial energy surge only to leave us hungry and looking for food an hour or two later.

Try eating different foods for breakfast and see which ones leave you feeling good and energized throughout the morning. Don’t forget those leftovers from last night’s dinner! Nobody says that you can’t eat dinner for breakfast!

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Tags: holistic nutrition, holistic health, integrative health, anita's healthy tips, integrated health