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Gymnema for Diabetes

The Sugar Destroyer: An Ayurvedic Gem Nicknamed the ‘sugar destroyer’ (1) in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that is has used for hundreds of year to control blood sugar levels. In my practice, I use Gymnema for it’s ability reduce sugar and carb cravings; this makes it a great adjunct to any […]

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Young woman enjoys drinking coffee and coconut. Koh Phangan island, Thailand

Coconut Oil: Healthy or Harmful?

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, support your heart, or support your immune system, there’s a simple solution at the ready: coconut oil. Long used by the tropical island cultures of the Pacific for it’s many health benefits, this oil has only recently come back into fashion in the west. That’s because for decades Americans […]

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Finding & Treating the Causes of Insomnia

According to an NIH infographic it is estimated that some 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep or wakefulness disorders causing nearly $50B in lost productivity and upwards of 5000 car crashes. A related disorder called sleep apnea (temporary cessation of breathing while asleep) affects 12-18 million Americans. In my practice, I see first-hand the effects […]

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