Austin Air Purifier

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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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...

COVID-19 Prevention

All Things COVID-19: Minimizing Risk, Ensuring Safety and What to Expect

There are behaviors and lifestyle modifications that can help minimize your risk and keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although our goal is to help prevent you from becoming ill, we also we want you to be prepared and know what to potentially expect. How to Minimize Your Risk: Behaviors: ...

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Coronavirus 101

Our job at FMI is to ensure our patients are educated in how to protect themselves and their families from contracting and spreading this virus. There have been NO cases in Idaho, but we want to ensure we are on the front lines of this. In the unfortunate instance that this virus DOES come to our st...

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Non-GMO Vs. Organic

The USDA Organic seal and the Non-GMO Project seal are prevalent on many food labels, but what exactly do they mean and what is the difference? We’ve outlined the differences below, so that you’ll have more clarity the next time you go grocery shopping. Let’s start with GMOs. The Non-GMO Project sta...

Breath Work

Diminishing Stress With Breath Work

Just breathe. It sounds so rudimentary and simple, doesn’t it?   Most of us are unaware that as we go about our days, we are holding our breath and shallow breathing.  The more stress we encounter, the more we subconsciously do this. These actions actually send a “stress” signal to ou...

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Optimizing Vitamin D Levels Throughout Winter

The days are becoming darker and shorter as winter approaches, limiting the availability of sunlight and natural vitamin D.  Maintaining optimal vitamin D levels through sunlight, food and supplements is key to bone health and minimizes deficiency symptoms like fatigue, muscle weakness, frequent sic...

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Keeping Kids Healthy This Cold & Flu Season

Folks, cold and flu season is upon us. The reality is, as ALL of you know or should know, that these are viral illness that need to resolve themselves. Antibiotics do absolutely nothing. Don’t bank on the vaccine either. That is a “hit-or-miss” proposition. I know they make you or ...

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Fighting Disease with Broccoli Sprouts

Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Bok choy, arugula, brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes) are high in sulforaphane, a powerful, disease-fighting phytochemical that provides many positive effects on the body. It assists in the detox process by fighting free...

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Optimizing The First 1,000 Days of Life

“The first 1000 days of life are instrumental for clinical destiny.” -Alessio Fasano, MD, and Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital in Boston Dr. Fasano, a world-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, pioneered the thought process behind leaky gut and resulting h...