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Like A Shield For Your Cells

You’re likely not aware of this, but inside of apple skins is a miraculous compound that is renowned for how it can help support various aspects of your health. It’s called quercetin. You’ve probably heard of it before, since Dr. Wiggy has written about it before, and because there are a lot of supplement companies who make it. But why would you ever take it? Good question. This bioflavonoid has been shown to support healthy immune function as well as inflammatory response. In addition to that research indicates that it helps to promote cardiovascular and endothelial health (your arteries and veins) which means it could help keep your heart beating regularly for years to come while at the same type...

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Ok, This Is Fishy

Ok, this is fishy… Apparently there’s new research that shows that when the holidays come around people tend to eat more unhealthy foods than normal… Who did the research? Haha, we did! It’s unofficial research, but we just know based on how people show up at the office that far too many people are stuffing themselves full of tasty treats and neglecting eating well. Look, we’re not going to sugar coat it (since you’re probably eating too much sugar already), but eating too much junk food can present problems in the future. And we get it. It’s almost impossible to eat well during these winter months. And that’s why given that this is true… we want to remind you that...

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Inflammation and Weight Gain (and how to fix it)

Inflammation is one of the things that the physicians here at Robinhood Integrative Health like to warn against as often as possible. Not that inflammation by itself is a bad thing… But living with inflammation all day, everyday, can lead to some health concerns. One of those is weight gain. In just a second we’re going to provide you with evidence that shows you how inflammation may lead to weight gain. That’s right. Inflammation may be the reason that you can’t lose weight. That being said, we wanted to let you know one of our best non-inflammatory products is on sale today. It’s our Mom Fuel Protein Powder NATURAL VANILLA. This great-tasting protein shake is made with pea protein which...

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I Don’t Take Drugs - I Take This For Inflammation

  One of the number 1 reasons people visit our office is because they want to avoid taking prescription drugs for their various health concerns. And who can blame them? When you watch a commercial for a drug on TV (doesn’t matter what it’s supposed to treat), the scare factor is high as they list off all the possible side effects. Dr. Wiggy and the rest of the doctors here at Robinhood Integrative Health are going to be the first to tell you that prescription drugs definitely have a purpose… But they also can come with some risks. This is why whenever they can steer a patient in the direction of a natural treatment option for supporting great health, they...

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EGCG

  EGCG isn’t a compound that you’re likely immediately familiar with. Which is funny to me because many of the bonafide health benefits provided by various “health drinks” you drink rely on EGCG in order to support your health. EGCG stands for Epigallocatechin gallate. This compound is an ester (a chemical derived from acids with specific properties) of  epigallocatechin and gallic acid, and is a type of catechin (which are natural phenol and antioxidants). EGCG is one of the most abundant nutrients in certain kinds of drinks and is the most abundant in teas. Now that we have that bit of science and explanation out of the way let me give you the details on why you’d want to get...

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