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Cleanse and Detoxification
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Heidi S. Puc M.D., FACP, ABIHM Sunday, June 04, 2017 Acupuncture and Nausea  Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  General  Heidi S. Puc, MD   Integrative Cancer Care  Integrative Medicine  Mind Body Medicine  Mind Body Medicine, Meditation  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Preventative Health 

Men interested in impacting their prostate cancer risk can be pro-active in their lives, and integrate these measures along with their screening routines to give themselves the best chance for good health!

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Heidi S. Puc M.D., FACP, ABIHM Sunday, April 09, 2017 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  General  Heidi S. Puc, MD   Integrative Medicine  Nutrition, Food as Medicine 

The transition from spring to summer is a magical time—it is a time of rebirth, of growth, of “re-creation!” The cold, monotonous days of short daylight which define winter have transformed into the crisp brilliance of spring, opening up to the threshold of summer. How can we nurture our health at this time? Below I have compiled several ideas that can help you feel more balanced and whole:

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Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM Sunday, April 09, 2017 Cardiovascular Health  Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Gastrointestinal Health  General  Mind Body Medicine  Naturopathy  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Preventative Health  Rebecca Rice L.AC 

Each change of season is an ideal time to do a cleansing program. According to Chinese Medical theory each season has its associated organs. Springtime is related to the liver and gallbladder and is an especially prudent time for a digestive cleanse.

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Holly J. Niles MS, CNS, LDN Sunday, January 08, 2017 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  General  Mind Body Medicine  Weight Loss  Women's Health 

Some tips to helping you stay healthy all year long.

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Holly J. Niles MS, CNS, LDN Sunday, July 10, 2016 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Gastrointestinal Health  Integrative Medicine  Nutrition, Food as Medicine 

Keep meals interesting, try new greens, fruits, and vegetables!

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Monday, November 30, 2015 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

This salad below is rich in many compounds to help support the body and promote a healthy detox/cleanse.

The Stram Center offers comprehensive cleansing and detoxification programs. It is important to work with a trained healthcare practitioner to help guide you through a structured detox program. For additional information about our detox program, call the center at 518-689-2244 or visit http://www.stramcenter.com/services/cleansing-programs/

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Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Monday, October 05, 2015 Cleanse and Detoxification  Diet and Prevention  Nutrition  Nutrition Cancer Prevention  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Recipes 

It has been estimated by the World Cancer Research Fund that one-quarter to one-third of the cancers that occur in the United States are due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excess weight. This research supports the Stram Center's belief that embracing a healthy lifestyle is essential for anyone whose life is unfortunately touched with cancer. A healthy lifestyle can be defined by diet, exercise, stress management, and sleep.

Follow the recommendations and recipes below to optimize your health for cancer prevention, treatment, and survival.

1. Minimize pro-inflammatory foods

2. Boost your immune system

3. Promote a stable blood sugar

4. Balance your hormonal risk

5. Maximize the nutrient density of your diet: antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals- kale salad

6. Embrace all aspects of a healthy lifestyle

7. Pick your battles

Plant-based foods are rich in protective compounds including antioxidants/phytochemicals, which help boost the immune system and fight off cancer. Plant based foods are also rich in dietary fiber, which helps keep the bowels healthy, as well as help to grab onto and pull out excess hormones, cholesterol, drug metabolites, toxins, etc. Antioxidants, phytochemicals, and dietary fibers are a huge part of protecting against and fighting cancer in the body. These compounds are only found in plants, which mean the animal based foods are lacking in these protective compounds. Make dietary changes at your pace, but always work towards including as many plant based foods as possible to optimize your health for cancer prevention, treatment, and survival. See the following blog post for a tasty fall friendly anti-cancer recipe.

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