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To Sunscreen or Not to Sunscreen?

Why wear sunscreen? Put simply, to keep our skin from burning: Sunburns are linked to cancer. It is not known if sunscreen use prevents skin cancers like melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, but it does lower your risk. Keep in mind that sunburn is different than sun exposure. Regular sun exposure can means higher vitamin D production which means greater support for the immune system,…

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Gluten-Free Vitality- Dr. Samantha’s 5-week Virtual Class starts June 3rd!

If you’re tired of feeling worn-out, frazzled and not yourself. You know exactly what you want more of: energy. You want the fuel to pursue your passions, chase your kids, and get ahead at work. You want to wake in the morning feeling well-rested and go to bed at night feeling like the day has been well-spent. You want to feel great Being gluten-free is often a…

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Dr. Samantha in PDX: Anti-inflammatory Diets, what YOU need to know.

Dr. Samantha at Hyatt Training: Anti-inflammatory diets, what YOU need to know Join us at HYATT TRAINING STUDIO for a guest lecture on Thursday, January 23 from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $20 for current Hyatt Training members / $30 for guests. Chronic inflammation can plague athletes and non-athletes alike. It can impact our sport, and it can impact our day-to-day health, our risk for future…

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Health News Roundup- Dec 2013 (1)

‘Higher risk of stillbirths and infant deaths’ with pre-existing diabetes http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269422.php   Eat Nuts, Live Longer? http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20131120/eat-nuts-live-longer   Mediterranean Diet Without Breakfast Best Choice for Diabetics http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131128103839.htm   Staying active all day linked to healthy aging http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/29/us-staying-active-idUSBRE9AS0QC20131129   School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/02/246599742/school-stress-takes-a-toll-on-health-teens-and-parents-say   Junk Food, Poor Oral Health Increase Risk of Premature Heart Disease http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202105301.htm   Follow Your…

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Health News Roundup Vol 1

We’re going to peruse the news on a daily basis to bring you a collection of interesting articles once every week or two. Maybe a tiny bit of commentary after the links. I just can’t seem to help myself! Please let us know if there are specific topics you’re interested in. -Dr B   Tax on Sugary Drinks Could Reduce Obesity Rates How do you…

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New FDA Gluten-free Labeling Regulations announced Today.

Dr. Samantha Brody

  For 6 years the FDA has been weighing if and how to regulate gluten-free labeling for packaging. One of the main questions was how much trace gluten to allow in products called “gluten-free.” Typically the medical establishment calls it at 20 PPM (parts per million) but many celiacs and people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity can’t tolerate anywhere near that. It is a victory in…

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Healthy Glow from the Inside Out

Your skin is your biggest detoxification organ. If your body isn’t healthy it can literally show on your face, or anywhere on your body for that matter. In naturopathic care, we focus on getting your body to feel healthy and in return you will look healthy too.  The fundamentals of healthy living for your body also apply to your skin and face. The beauty industry…

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Back to School- Keeping the Kids Healthy

It’s the fall and the school buses are sighted in your morning commute. Parents everywhere are busy with carpool schedules, lunch packing, school visits, teacher meetings, homework help, and early bed routines. It is a well known fact that the incidence of communicable diseases increase when kids are back in school.  Is getting sick bad?  No, getting sick is not “bad” dependent on the circumstances…

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Habits of the Healthiest

I am not one to follow mass media or get on a fad, but when I heard Dr. Oz interviewed on the Today Show about what he discovered surveying the “healthier” people in America, I wasn’t surprised. I wanted to share with you my take on the 5 healthiest habits per Dr. Oz. Habits of the Healthiest: These are the habits that came up as the…

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