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Air Quality Effects on Your Health

The air quality in our valley right now can cause both acute and long-standing health issues. Those that are at higher risk include those with underlying lung issues (like asthma), and individuals with poor immune systems, poor gut function, and poor liver health. Symptoms of smoke exposure include ...

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Eating Hygiene

By Marianne Green, RD, Functional Nutritionist Eating Hygiene. Have you heard this term? Most people think of the definition in terms of the conditions and measures to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption. Here at FMI, the term eating hygiene is used in terms of  “the method of h...

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Ladies, Let’s Take Charge of Your Heart Health!

Let’s dive into the topic of women’s heart health! Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? However, women are impacted differently and face unique challenges when it comes to maintaining their heart health. Here is another question – do you know your in...

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Magnesium- the Magic Mineral!

Magnesium is a major mineral, meaning you need it in higher amounts than trace minerals, such as zinc or iron.  The importance of this mineral in your body cannot be under looked- it’s a cofactor for more than 300 enzymatic actions in the body. Magnesium supports DNA-RNA synthesis (by making protein...

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Could you take on COVID-19 with ease?

In parts one and two of our taking on COVID-19 series, one of our providers, Mikayla Todd, talked a lot about what harms and weakens our immune system. Or as she called it, “our virus-fighting machine”. Now let’s talk about what we can do to calm and nourish the immune system to give our bodies the ...

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Approachable Mindfulness

Stressed out? Worried? Anxious?  With all that is going on in our world right now, it is no surprise that stress and anxiety are on the rise. But did you know that all that stress can greatly weaken your immune system and reduce your ability to fight off infections? Research has shown one’s state of...

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Could you take on COVID-19 with ease? Part 2 of 3

A little reminder to keep loving on your virus fighting machine. Last week we talked about the basics. What are you eating? And how stressed out are you, really? Creating a life that allows you to answer these two questions both truthfully and in an immune system honoring manner might be a challengi...

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Could you take on COVID-19 with ease? Part 1 of 3

A little reminder to love on your virus fighting machine.  Wow. The immune system. I am not sure there has ever been a time in recent years that this system has gotten so much attention. With an entire world shutdown by COVID-19, people are thinking what can I do to not catch this virus? And if I do...

Springtime Allergies

The Functional Approach to Seasonal Allergies

Who doesn’t love spring?  The birds are singing, flowers and trees begin budding, and we are all drawn to outdoor activities in the warm sun. It’s the ideal season, unless you are one of the 54.6% of people who suffer from seasonal allergies! With over half the population suffering from season...

How Stress Affects Sleep

How Stress Affects Sleep

“Why is my sleep so interrupted lately?” Many once sound sleepers are now having trouble getting to and staying asleep.  When we are stressed out, our bodies produce more of our stress hormone cortisol.  In essence, cortisol is released from our adrenal glands when our sympathetic nervous system is ...