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4 Signs That Indicate You Should Quit Caffeine

Over the past few years I’ve written a number of articles on the health benefits of caffeine, specifically when it comes to you in coffee or tea. And as much research as there is on the positive benefits of coffee and tea… The truth is not everyone benefits from a constant intake of caffeine. Besides alcohol, caffeine is the most socially acceptable drug you could ever take on a daily basis. In fact, caffeine is more acceptable than alcohol for daily use. No one views it as an issue if you start and end your day with caffeine. If you did that with beer and wine people might suspect that you have a problem (and the reality would be that...

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Why Low Magnesium Levels Aren’t Normal

Ok, this isn’t normal. Over the past 100 or so years something that’s completely abnormal has taken place in America. And it’s creating some disturbing effects in society. The issue is falling levels of magnesium circulating in our body. Dr. Wiggy has written about how falling magnesium levels are the result of food-based sources of magnesium changing in how much magnesium they deliver.  More than 100 years ago, before the advent of modern agricultural techniques, our soil was rich in magnesium. Now that we harvest on the same land over and over again the magnesium levels we’d get from natural sources are beginning to fall. And because we’re not getting enough magnesium it’s causing us to lose sleep, as well...

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4 Easy Ways to Balance Hormones (Naturally)

When Dr. Lantelme, my partner at Health As It Ought To Be and the founder of our clinic Robinhood Integrative Health, first opened his practice the primary focus of the practice was to help patients balance hormones. Since we opened we’ve expanded the services we offer to patients, but have never strayed from helping them keep their hormone levels in balance. The reason why we focus on hormone balance is because hormones play an integral role in how our bodies function. These chemical messengers tell your body what to do. For example, estrogen provides signals for women to menstruate and human growth hormone does the obvious, and informs your body to grow. The health of your endocrine system (the system that...

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If You Use a Smartphone

If you use a smartphone, or for that matter, you use a computer more than a few hours a day, I’ve got some helpful information to share with you. The screen you find yourself staring into for hours a day could be damaging your eyes. {Sigh}, I know. It’s like every few steps we take forward in technology is always bracketed by a few steps back. In this case, the screens that add so much richness to our lives (and let’s be honest, devices aren’t “the devil” and really do make life a little bit better) also have a knack for creating some problems. Which is why I’m going to give you some insight into what these devices are doing...

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Seriously Great Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip On Magnesium

  Magnesium is one of the top things I write about. Why? Because it’s essential… because it’s used in 300 different enzymatic processes throughout the body, and because most people (80% of Americans) simply don’t get enough of it in their diet. The deficiency isn’t necessarily anyone’s fault. Depleted food nutrient content is one of the top reasons for this problem. It used to be the case the food we ate had high-levels of magnesium. Now, the soil we grow our food in is lower in magnesium than it used to be, so the magnesium levels we need simply aren’t coming to us the way they should be. So now that I’ve said that, you’re probably still wondering how important...

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