The Healing Foods Of Rosh Hashana for a Healthy New Year.

We at South Florida Integrative Health Center would like to take this time to wish everyone a happy and healthy year. Although last year has been a difficult and challenging year, there is now a new opportunity to bring in healthy changes in mind, body and soul. We are very grateful for each and every one who we helped over the year and may everyone have a year of vitality and health.

As many of you know, one of our mottos ...

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Stress and our Immune System

Did you ever notice after a stressful event, maybe a deadline, a speech, anything that makes you feel really anxious and then afterwards you feel a cold coming on. Yes, stress releases a hormone called cortisol because your body and mind perceive something is wrong, although the stressful event could be all in your head. Cortisol lowers the immune system and cortisol is released when our flight or fight neurotransmitters, epinephrine and dopamine are stimulated. The opposing neurotransmitters like GABA ...

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Detox for life

What does detoxification mean to you? Is it getting rid of animal foods and drinking juices ? Is it fasting for days? Ask yourself what is your goal and somewhere in that answer should be to be healthier. An important part of being healthier is to keep as much muscle and lose excess fat. That is measured through very accurate and safe, non-invasive bio-electrical impedance. The risk of losing muscle in a juicing or low protein fast or detox is ...

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Optimizing your health with Micronutrient Testing

Each of us questions what vitamins and nutrients do I need? So we take what we take. But are we know to pick and choose? Did you know 50% of people taking multivitamins are micronutrient deficient, despite supplementation? The one size fits all approach to health is definitely not true. Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning 50 ...

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Gut Bacteria Testing for optimal health

Gut Bacteria

What is your gut feeling? Today, more than ever before, we realize that the root causes of chronic illness starts in the gut, the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is home to an entire ecosystem of microorganisms ( known as the microbiome). This means living in a symbiotic relationship with its host, which is ...

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Herbal Medicine Safety and Interactions

While most herbs have been used successfully for thousands of years, prescription drugs haven’t and scientific research into the interactions between the 2 is limited. Herbs are being added to foods, drinks and we think herbs are natural but they have activity in the body, especially concentrated forms of herbs known as standardized extracts.

Here are a few examples:

Heart medications such ...

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The power of personalized medicine

We are all unique. Just like each snowflake, fingerprint, grain of sand has its own imprint and character, so do you. Here is how we individualize medicine so that it works for you.

First, your body composition. The lean muscle mass and fat is essential to monitor and hydration as well. Whether the water is intracellular, going into the cell, or too much is outside the cell not getting in, is important. Remember, visceral fat, the fat around the organs, ...

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