Integrative Health Blog

Finally... Affordable Guidance For Overcoming Candida Infections

Posted by on Wed, Nov 28, 2012

 
Eve Colantoni, CHC director of the NIHA Nutrition Team announces The Candida Healing Institute Home Study Program.
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Tags: holistic nutrition, holistic health, integrative health, candida/yeast, integrative nutrition

Warning Signs of Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Posted by on Wed, Oct 10, 2012

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Signs of Insulin Resistance/Pre-diabetes  

-  belly fat

-  sugar cravings

-  fatigue especially after meals

-  high blood pressure

-  high triglycerides

-  hypoglycemia

-  low HDL

-  high cholesterol

-  inflammation in the body

Family History

-  heart disease

-  obesity

-  stroke

-  dementia

Fact:  Pre-diabetes carries with it all the risks of having full blown diabetes

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Tags: belly fat, inflammation, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, diabetes, pre-diabetes, blood sugar, integrative health, integrative nutrition

Profound Healing Is At The Tip of Your Fingers!

Posted by on Mon, Sep 10, 2012

Maureane O'Shaugnessy

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Tags: integrative health, integrative nutrition, holistic approach, mind-body

Do You Have Belly Fat?

Posted by on Thu, Sep 06, 2012

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

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Tags: belly fat, insulin resistance, diabetes, blood sugar, integrative health, integrative nutrition

The Power of a Peach

Posted by on Wed, Aug 29, 2012

Lisa Wilson

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

Studies Show the Many Benefits of Cinnamon

Posted by on Mon, Aug 20, 2012

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Anita's Healthy Tips

Cinnamon was found in ancient cultures and has been highly prized as a wonderful aromatic spice in cooking and for its medicinal properties. 

Recent studies have shown cinnamon can:

  • Lower blood sugar
  • Lower total cholesterol
  • Lower tryglcerides
  • Increase anti-inflammatory response 

Learn about the studies and see how you can incorporate cinnamon into your diet!

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Tags: insulin resistance, holistic nutrition, diabetes, blood sugar, integrative health, integrative nutrition

Super Salad! Take Your Salad Over the Top with Super Foods

Posted by on Wed, Aug 08, 2012

Lisa Wilson CHC

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Tags: superfoods, raw food, integrative health, integrative nutrition

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

And the Winner is...The Raw Food Institute Scholarship Winners

Posted by on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Lisa Wilson, CHC, CFT

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Sweetened or Unsweetened? Do You Want Diabetes With That?

Posted by on Tue, Jun 05, 2012

Healthy Tips

Dr. Mark Hyman has coined the term “diabesity”. It refers to the journey from a normal blood sugar level to pre-diabetes and finally to full blown Type II diabetes, often accompanied by obesity.

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar

Refined foods, sugary drinks and fast foods all turn to sugar very quickly in the body. After a high carbohydrate meal or snack, insulin is secreted by the pancreas so that the sugar can be transported from the blood into the cells where it can be used for energy. An abundance of sugar in the system (aka a normal American diet) causes a lot of insulin to be produced. Over time the cells no longer respond to the insulin and the body needs more of it to keep blood sugar in balance. This is called insulin resistance.

The brain, the liver and the muscles are the primary users of sugar or glucose. After that, all the excess gets stored as fat!  A common side effect of insulin resistance is weight gain.

Hidden Calories

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Tags: holistic nutrition, diabetes, pre-diabetes, blood sugar, integrative health, integrative nutrition