Basic Principles for detoxing every day

Detoxification is a common topic in functional medicine and for good reason. Every day we are bombarded with toxins by way of our daily routines – from eating, to cleaning, to breathing, to merely existing in this world. While we can’t avoid them completely, there are some basic steps we can take to help our […]

What is a “Leaky” Gut? (And why does it matter?)

“Leaky gut,” also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a digestive condition where food particles, bacteria, and toxins “leak” through the intestinal wall. This happens when the tight junctions of the gut lining become loose and substances pass through it, causing issues for the entire body – including the immune system. This can lead to problems like food sensitivities, autoimmunity, chronic fatigue, […]

How to Reduce Your EMF and RF Exposure

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The human body operates on electrical energy, or bio-electric energy, relying on the complex, yet carefully balanced, systems for all functions. There’s constant communication between our cells, tissues, organ systems, and of course, our minds. A key part of the conductive “superhighways” are electrolytes, which regulate our nerves, muscle function, our hydration status, blood pH, […]

Sleeping Tips for Optimal Wellness

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Sleep is a vital part of overall well-being, and nearly everyone can relate to feelings of fatigue from lack of sleep. Although it may seem like you can grab a cup of coffee and catch up on sleep over a weekend or your next day off, there are significant implications regarding the lack of adequate, […]

Autism Awareness Day

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Happy World Autism Awareness Day!  President Barack Obama stated today that “Every person deserves the chance to reach for their highest hopes and fulfill their greatest potential. On World Autism Awareness Day, we reaffirm our dedication to ensuring that belief is a reality for all those who live on the autism spectrum ‑‑ including 1 in 68 […]

Preventing Lyme Disease & Treating It Early

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Ticks can feed not only on deer, but also potentially on urban animals like squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons and other critters. Ticks in MN have a higher risk of carrying Lyme Disease and other co-infections, so if you or your child is bitten by a tick, there is a higher risk of developing Lyme Disease as […]