Stop Cravings in Their Track!

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC I never had to be concerned about my weight when I was growing up. Even in college when I was on my own and had to eat on a small budget my weight stayed around 120. As the years went on, I had two children and started to go

February 5th, 2018|Categories: Hormones|Tags: |

This Tea Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

by Alane Palmer, ND, CNC The typical American holiday season involves feasting mass quantities of food, sitting around every day while watching football, stressing out with family, and potentially drinking more than your fair share of alcohol. Unfortunately for our bodies, these are all significant contributors to higher blood pressure or hypertension. While these

What You Really Need to Know About Cholesterol

By Alane M Palmer, ND, CNC and Allie Earnest Here in the south, we’ll fry just about anything, whether it be chicken, okra, shrimp, or even ice cream. I actually avoid eating at one particular seafood restaurant because I can’t contain myself to just one order of delicious, crispy, mouthwatering hush-puppies. However, as many

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Food Allergies|Tags: |

Why Gift Giving is Good For You

Alane Palmer, ND, CNC Holidays are fun, but can be stressful for many. For many of you, the holidays are rather nerve-racking whether it be caused by the overbearing, overwhelming relatives or just the excess of crazed shoppers in the grocery store check-out line. You’re on edge, maybe even snapping at your significant other

December 25th, 2017|Categories: Adrenals|Tags: , , |

What A Glass Of Wine A Day Is Doing For Your Health

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC We have all heard the health benefits of wine touted over the years, and the real powerhouse is an antioxidant called, resveratrol. Resveratrol was first mentioned in an article published in 1939 by Japanese researcher Michio Takoaka . According to varying accounts, experiments on the exotic, but poisonous plant

December 20th, 2017|Categories: Vitamins and Minerals|Tags: , , |

Try a Heart Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

by Alane Palmer and Michelle Weekley Pumpkin is excellent for the heart; it contains high-quality fiber as well as potassium and vitamin C which all support heart health. Studies suggest that consuming enough potassium may be almost as important as decreasing sodium intake for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Are you

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , |

Should You Use a Weighted Blanket for Anxiety?

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Annah Gillette "In psychiatric care, weighted blankets are one of our most powerful tools for helping people who are anxious, upset, and possibly on the verge of losing control," says Karen Moore, OTR/L, an occupational therapist in Franconia, N.H. "These blankets work by providing input to the deep

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Stress|Tags: , |
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