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Whole-food Plant-based Diet

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jul 9, 2015

I am concerned about developing diabetes and heart disease. Everything I read recommends eating a whole-foods plant based diet, but what exactly is that? What foods should I avoid?

Diabetes, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, obesity, and cancer are some of today’s most common health problems. What do these conditions have in common? They share a similar cause – mainly poor diet and lifestyle. Yes there are factors that contribute to these diseases that go beyond what you eat and how much you exercise, but these other factors can be difficult or impossible to address in our modern world. So if you want to prevent the development of these chronic diseases, make changes where you can. One very profound and key change you can make is to eat a who

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Green Smoothie Power for Wellness

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on May 16, 2015

I struggle to get in the recommended 5 servings of vegetables per day. Any suggestions for how I can more easily reach this goal?

Making a daily vegetable smoothie is a great way to get in your greens! Making this a part of your daily routine is a great way to boost your health, increase intake of alkaline forming foods and will likely make your skin feel and look more radiant. And for those of you who don’t like vegetables, you won’t have to eat as many! It’s win-win.

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Alkalinizing for Health

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jan 16, 2015

I  am thinking about doing an alkaline diet.  Is this a healthy diet to follow? What are the benefits of an alkaline diet?

Many clients ask me about what they can do to alkalinize their bodies and are curious about an alkaline diet. No doubt a more alkaline diet promotes health and I encourage my clients to emphasize alkaline foods in the diet.  However, this does not mean that all acidic foods are bad. Many healthy foods needed for a balanced diet are acidic – this includes fish and beans. The idea is to not overdo acidic foods such as meat, sugar and refined grains and include lots of the most alkaline foods such as vegetables and fruits for balance.

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Cleansing for a Fresh Start

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Dec 22, 2014

This time of year, many of us are thinking about a fresh start. A new year of opportunities awaits! Doing a cleanse 1-2 times per year can be a really great thing to do to improve your health and rid your body of toxins.  In this blog, read more about a toxic overload and how you may benefit from a cleanse.

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