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22 Dec Acne & Food

faceAcne vulgaris is a chronic skin condition most common during adolescence that arises due to excess oil production from overactive oil glands in the skin. Genetics play a huge role in the development of acne vulgaris, but environmental factors most definitely contribute as well. Hormone imbalance, smoking, and diet can all contribute to the development of acne.

Skin health is incredibly important. Your skin is the largest organ of the body, and the condition of your skin is a strong indicator of your internal health. Healthy skin is vital for overall health and wellbeing.

Having solid nutrition can drastically improve your skin. Eating a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet can make a huge difference in how your skin looks and feels. Maintaining proper hydration is also critical for having good skin health – drinking lots of water, as well as avoiding dehydrating foods and beverages (such as coffee, alcohol, and sugar) will help make sure your skin cells are hydrated.

Using naturopathic principles – of which diet is a foundation – can be extremely beneficial for skin health without any of the toxic side effects from prescriptions and over-the-counter treatments.

Our nutritionist offers in-office nutritional counseling visits, meal planning packages, grocery store visits, and pantry clean outs, all of which target different areas of your nutrition to help you implement dietary changes that can help you, as an individual, reach optimal health.

Carina Parikh, MScN, MSiMR is the nutritionist at Holistic Wellness. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research.

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02 Dec PCOS & Food


Screen Shot 2016-01-02 at 5.17.38 AMPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a frustrating condition with which many women struggle. PCOS can lead women to having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, as well as cause hormonal imbalances. Because of this, frequently, women with PCOS have thyroid problems and struggle with infertility. With PCOS often comes insulin resistance – part of the reason women will struggle to lose weight or stay at an ideal body weight.

Dietary strategies may help women combat the negative symptoms associated with PCOS.

  • Adopting a whole-foods based diet is one of the best steps you can take to supporting your body while struggling with PCOS.
  • A lower carbohydrate diet will likely help women lose weight and combat insulin resistance.
  • Women with PCOS often have hormonal imbalances, and dietary strategies can help to balance hormones.
  • If someone with PCOS is also experiencing thyroid problems, there are nutritional considerations to help support thyroid health as well.


At Holistic Wellness,
we help women put these strategies into practice so that they can get back to feeling great and being energized throughout the day. We offer in-office nutritional counseling visits, meal planning packages, grocery store visits, and pantry clean outs, all of which target different aspects of your nutrition. Let us help you Implement dietary changes today, so that can reach your optimal health!

Carina Parikh, MScN, MSiMR is the nutritionist at Holistic Wellness. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research.

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15 Nov A Nutritional Approach to Yeast / Candida

CandidaDealing with a vaginal yeast infection or candida overgrowth can be frustrating and debilitating. Yeast feeds off of sugar, so diet is directly related to overgrowth. Fortunately, diet changes can have a profound impact on the amount of yeast in your system. By following a particular nutritional protocol, you can starve the yeast and get rid of it and the unwanted symptoms that accompany it. We can provide a detailed nutrition plan that, if followed, causes the bacteria to die off and eventually become eliminated from your system altogether!

  • sugar plays a huge role in yeast and candida overgrowths, yet sugar lurks in foods that you would never guess!
  • many carbohydrates sources, even those from fruits and vegetables, can exacerbate yeast
  • alcohol can also feed yeast and bacteria
  • eating a higher fat and lower carbohydrate diet can help to starve the yeast in your system
  • it can takes weeks to months to overcome yeast overgrowths, so diligence is key in this process. Let us be your ally and teacher!

 

We offer in-office nutritional counseling visits, meal planning packages, grocery store visits, and pantry clean outs, all of which target different areas of your nutrition to help you implement dietary changes that can help you reach optimal health.

Carina Parikh, MScN, MSiMR is the nutritionist at Holistic Wellness. She holds a
Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research.

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02 Nov A Nutritional Approach to Breast Health

nutrition-and-breast-healthTo ensure optimal health and well-being, breast health is extremely important for women throughout life. Did you know that nutrition can be a factor in supporting overall breast health? Research has demonstrated that certain foods can help prevent metastases, induce apoptosis, and enhance the body’s ability to fight breast cancer cells.

 

greenteabreasthealthThere are also nutritional approaches to fight the inflammation associated with breast cancer. Green tea is one such example. There are many ways to reduce the inflammation in your body through food, and reducing inflammation is key to reducing your risk of developing a wide variety of health conditions, of which breast cancer is one. If you have a family history of breast cancer, this may be particularly important.

If you are concerned about your breast health, or are looking to take a proactive approach for having healthy breasts throughout your life, dietary considerations may have a significant impact.

We offer in-office nutritional counseling visits, meal planning packages, grocery store visits, and pantry clean outs, all of which target different areas of your nutrition to help you implement dietary changes that can help you reach optimal health.

Carina Parikh, MScN, MSiMR is the nutritionist at Holistic Wellness. She holds a
Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research.

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28 Oct Are Fermented Cod Liver Oil Benefits Really Worth the Hype? The Truth May Surprise You

cod liver oilYou’ve probably already heard about all the benefits of fish oil. You might have even heard about cod liver oil, though the last time anyone mentioned it was likely as an old-fashioned remedy foisted upon children. But now it seems that talking about fermented cod liver oil benefits is all the rage in health and wellness circles, and we want to know if they really stack up.

Read the rest over at organicauthority.com

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