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World Thyroid Day – May 25th

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World Thyroid Day – May 25th   Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism.  The function of the thyroid gland is to take iodine and convert it into thyroid hormones which control various functions in your body.   These hormones include: Triiodothyronine (T3) – active form, critically important…

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ND Talks: Interview with Dr. Palacios – Fasting During Ramadan

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ND Talks Interview with Dr. Palacios on Fasting During Ramadan One of my friends and colleagues who is nonMuslim, Dr. Palacios, will be joining us with the fasts. Please take a look at the video below to see my interview with Dr. Palacios and his journey with fasting during the Ramadan. (Just a little insight on…

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Rooibos Tea

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Native to South Africa.   Benefits Contains 50% more antioxidants than green tea Rich in minerals – calcium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, and magnesium Rich in Polyphenols – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help conditions of the heart and blood vessels (cholesterol, diabetes, atherosclerosis) Improves heart health – a study in 2012 found Rooibos…

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Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice

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This Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice is loaded with anti-inflammatory, digestive-boosting and liver cleansing properties. 🔺Pineapple is a good source of vitamin c (which helps support the immune system) and magnesium (which is essential for proper nerve and muscle function). Pineapple contains a nutrient called bromelain which is a  proteolytic that provides cleansing benefits and helps…

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Let’s Talk About Sleep

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All of us know we should get 7-9hours of sleep every night, yet, majority of us don’t reach that goal. And if we do, we might not be fully refreshed. This could be due to hormone imbalances or stress, such as pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test/paper. These lead to continuous release of…

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Dr. Humaira’s Health & Wellness Tips for College Students

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Students are busy with exam, papers, and maintaining an active social life that they often neglect their health. It is important to create a plan/routine that you can use throughout the semester to keep your health in check. Here are a few tips to help ensure you stay healthy and illness free throughout the school…

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Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

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Approximately 80% of adults are magnesium deficient. The Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA) for men is 400mg and women is 310mg.    Magnesium is required for Protein synthesis Blood sugar regulation Energy metabolism Blood pressure regulation Nerve function Neurotransmitter release Decrease constipation   Deficiency Can Result In: Insomnia – magnesium is important in the function of GABA, a neurotransmitter that…

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Summer Skin Protection

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There are 2 types of sunscreen: non-mineral which are made from chemical formulas and mineral sunscreen which are made from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formulas. The latter are less toxic. Environmental Working Group found 67% of sunscreens didn’t work and many, due to their chemical composition, may disrupt endocrine hormones and even mimic other hormones.…

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Hydration in The Summer

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With all the traveling and walking around in this summer heat, one needs to be hydrated. Drinking 1/3 to ½ your body weight in ounces is the key to hydration, however, many only drink an ounce of water per day. Severe dehydration has serious health consequences, but even mild dehydration may cause damage. Dehydration is…

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Tips to Improve Digestion

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During this fast paced day and age, one is always eating on the run and scoffing down food. This leads to improper digestion, decrease in absorption of nutrients, and health concerns such as constipation, bloating, headaches, acne, malnutrition and the list goes on. The following are tips to help you improve digestion. Ways to improve…

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