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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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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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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...

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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...

Health Coaching

How Health Coaches Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle in the New Year and Beyond

As we embark on a new year, most of us strive to change our lives through healthy eating, exercise, stress management, meaningful relationships and quality sleep. However, maintaining these changes can be overwhelming. A health coach partners with you to achieve positive change by setting and monito...

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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...

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Prepping For Flu Season

Flu season is fast approaching, and we wanted to share our functional approach to staying healthy into this fall and winter. As practitioners who look at the whole picture of a person’s health, we believe that diet, lifestyle and supplement protocols can be utilized to create the first line of...

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Meal Prepping 101

Meal prepping is key to creating nutritious and healthy food without sacrificing time, nutrients or money. Our lives are busy and finding time to shop, prep, and cook can be exhausting. Effective meal prepping depends on how organized you are and how it fits with your lifestyle and eating habits. Do...