December Nutrient of The Month: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant   We all know that feeling... the shame of having to unbutton the top button of your jeans at the dinner table during the holiday season. There’s something about the warm, comfort food and being around family that can lead to overeating. So first, I suggest you check out my article on Holiday Detox on how to try to offset some of the holiday food coma. But I also want to talk about a nutrient that can help with that process. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is quite possibly one of the most powerful antioxidants...

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Indigestion

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By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD   It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And, while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree. This time of the year people flood their system with rich, sugary foods – and that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact, Americans gain an average of 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year.   SO HOW DO YOU AVOID STRESSING YOUR GUT OUT OVER THE HOLIDAYS?   1 - START SMART Starting each...

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Looking for the Amino Acid Stacked with the Best Brain Benefits? Look no Further than November Nutrient-of-the-Month: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

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By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant Burning fat and promoting brain health all in one sound too good to be true? The November Nutrient-of-the-month, Acetyl- L-Carnitine does this​ and then some​. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is probably the biggest reason why I love the Akasha Naturals supplement Cereguard - but let me tell you WHY. Amino Acids, the building blocks of proteins, play a crucial role in the body by helping to generate energy - but some play an even more critical part, depending on your individual requirements. ALCAR specifically aids your mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells....

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Decrease All-Cause Mortality this October with Nutrient of the Month: Circumin

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By Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant Circumin, the main compound in the staple indian spice turmeric, is valued in many traditional cultures as the most powerful herb in medicine. Turmeric has been used in herbal protocols for its medicinal properties for thousands of years by practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda alike. That’s why the East-meets-West practitioners at The Akasha Center recommend the turmeric containing Akasha Naturals Products like Infla-Regulator and Antiox Restore. So why all the hype? It minimizes symptoms of arthritisTurmeric was put to the test against the popular rheumatoid arthritis medication diclofenac...

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Promote Vitality this Fall with September Nutrient of the Month – EGCG

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By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a type of polyphenol, a plant based compound known as a catechin. These types of plant compounds are best known for their protection against cellular damage caused by free radicals (1). Free radicals are highly oxidized, damaging particles that can lead to inflammation in the body. Antioxidants like catechins and polyphenols found in plant compounds can help to limit the damage free radicals may cause (1). This allows EGCG to be a major contributor to reduced inflammation, and in the prevention of chronic disease caused by inflammation such as heart disease,...

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