Summer Superfood Spotlight: Blueberries

With the kids home from school, it’s official that summer is here! The increase in temperature, humidity and outdoor activity easily lends itself to more perspiration and if fluids aren’t replaced, fatigue, irritability and headaches will ensue. Although water is one of the top recommended sources for hydration, an even better way to hydrate the cells is to pair your...
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Food as Medicine: Natural Sun Protection

Summer’s upon us, a time of year when people are generally happy, more balanced and energetic. Why is that? One word: SUNSHINE! At Nourished®, we often refer to the sun as the “doctor in the sky” because it has so many health benefits.
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School’s Out: Tips for Feeding Kids in the Summer

School’s out for the summer! As days get longer and temperatures rise, outdoor activity and sweating naturally increases. On a low-activity day, the average person loses 2-3 liters (8-10 cups) of water through sweat, urination, bowel movements and breath. Therefore, you can imagine the loss that occurs on hot and humid summer days!
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Everyday Energy: Top 5 Foods & Drinks to Beat Fatigue

From working professionals to stay-at-home moms and everyone in between, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms reported to health care practitioners. In fact, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that approximately 40% of U.S. employees experienced significant fatigue within the course of a two-week study. This is no surprise, especially since up to 95% of how...
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Spring Superfood Spotlight: Asparagus

For optimal health, eat and live by the seasons! From winter to summer, each season has different energy, properties and healing foods. Spring represents renewal, regeneration and new beginnings. Temperatures are warmer, days are longer and the sun is stronger. Plants start to bloom, animals come out of hibernation and humans have a new sense of energy and motivation.
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Seasonal Allergies: Natural Routes to Relief

Spring: a time when plants start blooming, animals come out of hibernation and the earth reawakens. While longer days and warmer temperatures are eagerly awaited, according to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, an estimated 40 to 60 million people dread this time of year due to seasonal allergies. Whether it be wheezing and congestion or breathing...
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National Nutrition Month: 6 Tips for a Healthier You

March is National Nutrition Month – a good opportunity to refocus on the foods that you’re eating and ultimately fueling your body with. According to Ann Wigmore, an early pioneer in holistic health, “the food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Although food is pleasure, let’s not...
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Fad Diets: Love Them or Leave Them?

The American culture centers around bigger, better and faster – which is exactly why fad diets are so popular. These diets offer a targeted weight loss approach, each with different foods to include and avoid in order to achieve goals. Contrary to the low-fat movement of the ‘80s, the most recent diet protocols, including the ketogenic, paleo and Whole30®, push...
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Top 5 Ways to Detoxify EVERY Day

Local residents to Willowbrook and the surrounding area were relieved on Friday, February 15 when the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shut down Willowbrook plant Sterigenics, a global leader in comprehensive sterilization solutions. The shutdown is in response to the plant using hazardous amounts of ethylene oxide, a commonly known carcinogen. According to the Chicago Tribune, Sterigenics was emitting up...
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