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The 5 Natural Ways to Increase BDNF

 What is BDNF? BDNF or brain derived neurotrophic factor is a very important “brain growth protein” (neurotrophin) that improves brain and nervous system function. Other neurotrophins have been identified but as far as research shows BDNF is more important than all others combined. Researchers have proved the brain continues to reorganize and renew itself by forming new neural… Read More »

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Exactly How Ketosis Helps Weight Loss

The Nutritional Ketosis Diet Plan Are you tired of going from one weight loss plan to another? Most of my patients and AWS clients who want to lose weight are not at their “first rodeo.” A weight loss plan that will work is a plan you can either stay on or segue to on and… Read More »

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Is there a cure for Autoimmune Disease?

Introduction to Autoimmune Disease Nearly eight percent of the American population suffers from an autoimmune condition; if you don’t count allergic disease as “part of the auto-immune pie.” Allergies are the immune system “gone haywire,” and many functional practitioners do indeed consider allergies and asthma as autoimmune diseases. Twenty-four million Americans—maybe you or a loved… Read More »

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Scientific Anti-aging Benefits of Collagen for Skin

Collagen for Younger Skin There are plenty of products that tout the benefits of topical collagen, but those benefits are questionable at best. Are the benefits of ingesting collagen for skin just hype too? I’m a believer of inside-out beauty because I see it “in action.” You will definitely look younger if you control oxidative stress and… Read More »

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What Causes Leaky Gut? You’ll be Shocked!

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Discussions of this syndrome are indeed surprising since most “conventional medicine” doctors don’t “believe in” leaky gut. Discussions of this syndrome actually really, truly surprise me. To read that not all “conventional medicine” doctors “believe in this” makes me think “WHAT?”  It’s not as if we’re asking them to believe in the Tooth… Read More »

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11 Health Benefits of Cold Therapy

What is cold therapy? Technically “cryotherapy” or “cold therapy” refers to any type of cold exposure which has health benefits. The health benefits of cold therapy vary from what you know already (it helps after an injury) to what you don’t know (it can lower your blood sugar). Many of the benefits of cold therapy… Read More »

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Different Types of High Blood Pressure are Treated Differently

What is Hypertension? High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough such that it might eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease or strokes. In this article, you’ll see that the causes of hypertension are more varied than you might… Read More »

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Dr. Kims Gym-in-a-bag workout

Included in your Gym-In-a-Bag ; an instructional flip-chart This article might come in handy if you already have a gym-in-a-bag or decide to purchase one while you’re “here.” I think most of you know my history in the fitness industry. I created a quick in-and-out of the gym workout for you and others. But what… Read More »

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Why you have Dry Itchy Eyes (and what to do about it)

If you have dry itchy eyes, you probably have allergic conjunctivitis Dry itchy eyes are a fairly common symptom; affecting as many as 1/6th of the population. If you have “just plain” dry eyes, that indicates a meibomian gland dysfunction;meaning you don’t produce enough eye lubrication. That is treated with thick eye drops at night… Read More »

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6 Common Causes of Mood Swings

Let’s Talk about Mood Swings The causes of mood swings in women are always seemingly attributed to our “hormones.” Is that true? Sometimes. However, often, it’s more complex than just “hormones being out of whack.” What about irritability? Indeed, there are 6 causes of both mood swings and irritability that I’ll reveal in this article.… Read More »

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7 Symptoms of Low Progesterone You Don’t Know

Updated version of this blog on the 18 Signs/Symptoms of progesterone deficiency is found here. If you’re “tuning in” to read this article, chances are that you are somewhat versed in the common signs of progesterone deficiency which, yes-I’ll definitely mention. However, you will likely be quite surprised when I discuss not only the unusual… Read More »

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The Most Important B Vitamin to take in it’s Correct Form

What is the one most important B Vitamin? All of the B vitamins are essential. However, I’m going to discuss the most important B vitamin to ingest in its proper form for your genetic profile. I’m talking about folate versus a “methylated” form of folate called 5-MTHF. Depending on your ethnic group, you may be at… Read More »

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