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Having a positive and high energy outlook on life will aid in moving one towards good health. Find out how to live mindfully, more vibrantly and take your health into your own hands with whole foods and good vibes.

DIY TUMMY ACHE TEA

DIY Tummy Ache Tea for Heartburn

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Herbal Remedies
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated May 20, 2019
Do you ever get heartburn? The surprising thing, heartburn is an indication (and a symptom) that you are lacking in stomach acid – AKA you most likely have low stomach acid. Low stomach acid and heartburn are also both symptoms of acid reflux, which if left untreated can result in gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. […]

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 6, 2019

The media, cosmetic industry and public health authorities have been pushing for less sun exposure for fear of causing skin cancer. Yet, over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in global vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency (Hoel, D.G., et al., 2016). Moderate non-burning sun exposure is needed to keep vitamin D […]

Heartburn & Acid Reflux 

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated July 20, 2019

Do you ever get heartburn? The surprising thing, heartburn is an indication (and a symptom) that you are lacking in stomach acid – you most likely have low stomach acid and are experiencing acid reflux. There are no symptoms of heartburn because heartburn itself is a symptom of Acid Reflux (Lipski, E., 2015).  Acid reflux […]

Nutritional Wisdom – Plant Secondary Compounds

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 20, 2018

Gottfried Fraenkel in the 1950’s proposed the hypothesis in his paper “The Raison d’être of Secondary Plant Substances” that plant secondary compounds/metabolites were not the waste products of plant metabolism but a means of ensuring plant protection from insects and other animals, as well as a communication system with pollinators. There are two parts of […]

Caffeine Clearance Test

Caffeine Clearance Test

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Health
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated April 29, 2019
Caffeine is solely broken down by the liver, as a result, The caffeine Clearance Test is a good quantitative measurement of how well the liver is functioning (Dancygier, H. 2010) (Lee et al.1996). The liver metabolizes caffeine to ensure that it can be safely eliminated by the kidneys and bowels. Through the detoxification process of […]
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