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Nutrition to Fight Inflammation

It is that time of the year; when cold and flu season is approaching. Is your immune system ready to fight? Did you know inflammation is an important function of the immune system, designed to protect your body in times of illness or injury? Inflammation is at the root of all chronic disease, so it […]

Cancer Prevention vs. “Awareness” — Which Do You Want?

by Marlene Merritt, LAc, DOM (NM), MS Nutrition It is the rare person these days who doesn’t have a concern about cancer. Between the constant headlines, pink ribbons on everything from planes to lapels, to hearing that Aunt Stacy was just diagnosed, it is impossible to NOT be aware of cancer’s presence. And we SHOULD […]

MTHFR Mistakes: Assumptions, Dangers and What’s True About MTHFR

by Marlene Merritt, LAc, DOM, MS Nutrition. There’s this fad currently going around involving the popularity of the MTHFR genetic testing. Have you had patients come in asking about that? Or, if you are a patient, have you been told you should take 5-MTHF or methylfolate? You might be thinking that its popularity is due […]

Meat In The Middle

I’ve always wondered if the butchers behind the counter at Whole Foods are ostracized by their plant-centric co-workers. With all the movies like Food, Inc that cause people to immediately become vegan, to the studies stating that meat causes cancer, and is inflammatory, is it no wonder that many people apologetically admit that they still […]

The Dangerous Hype of Antioxidants

Returning to the theme I’ve had in past articles of things that we “know” for a certain to be true, (and then often are not), let’s look at antioxidants. We all seem to “know” that free radicals are bad, and that antioxidants mop them up and prevent damage to us, slowing down the aging process, […]