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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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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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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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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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Basil Seeds Benefits & Recipes

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Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum) – native to Asia and the Mediterranean regions. Other common names – sabja, tukmaria, falooda Basil seeds are cousins to Chia Seeds. Basil seeds are black, tiny and round. Whereas, Chia seeds are little bit larger and more oval in shape and can be in a variety of colors. Chia seeds…

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Fasting: Types & Benefits

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Fasting is used to lose weight, treat & identify medical conditions, cleanse and detoxify the body and has historically been practiced by various religions. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, majority of Muslims all over the world fast during the daylight hours. Fasting is a means of taqwa, guarding oneself from evil, and encompasses moral…

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Seasonal Allergies

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Relief from Seasonal Allergies Recommendations (Note: These are recommendations, and should not all be taken together unless guided by a professional. Make a consultation with your Naturopathic Doctor to obtain the best plan to assess your seasonal allergies) Environmental allergens cause an abnormal immune response resulting in seasonal allergies. Common allergens include animal dander, pollen,…

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Matcha Green Tea

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Matcha Green Tea is that just one bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. Has been used…

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Pomegranates

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🔹Pomegranates have powerful antioxidants, three times more than red wine and green tea. These help to reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage 🔹the seeds of pomegranates have been used as a natural aphrodisiac 🔹Has been researched to treat high blood pressure and improve heart health – published studies by Phytotherapy Research, Clinical Nutrition, and ARYA Atherosclerosis 🔹…

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