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Healthy Aging

6 Tips On Healthy Aging

Numerous factors influence healthy aging. One of these that we cannot control is, for instance, genetics. We can do other things, like exercise, eat well, go to the doctor often, and take care of our mental health. A healthy weight, vital cognitive function, and maintaining muscle mass are all indicators that you are on the …

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Benefits And Best Time To Take L-Theanine

Benefits And Best Time To Take L-Theanine

When combined with stimulants, tranquility, and sleep, a particular type of Theanine is gaining popularity due to its benefits. L-theanine can be found naturally in vegetables like tea leaves and some mushrooms. Additionally, because it is an amino acid, it enhances calming brain chemicals. Supplements may also contain the ingredient to aid in relaxation before …

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Collagen, is today's top beauty trend

Collagen, Today’s Top Beauty Trend

By Natalie Ledbetter DAcOM Collagen is today’s top beauty trend, but here’s a historical skincare fact for you: did you know that the first recorded skincare routine dates back to 3000 BCE in Egypt?  Cleopatra bathed in sour donkey milk every night to improve her appearance and reduce wrinkles. (She didn’t know she was supporting …

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Semaglutide for Weight Loss

By Dr. Natalie Ledbetter   Semaglutide for weight loss: There are multiple things that can make it hard to lose weight. Stress, insulin resistance, ghrelin and leptin imbalances, and a slow metabolism are just a few. Recently, a popular peptide Semaglutide has burst onto the scene to help those who want/ need to lose weight. …

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Dairy worsens breakouts

Dairy Worsens Breakouts

By Dr Natalie Ledbetter   Do you have acne or problems with breakouts?  According to multiple studies dairy worsens breakouts. So you will  probably benefit from cutting way back or giving up dairy. How does dairy cause or worsen acne? Milk contains hormones that are placed there by nature to help grow a baby calf …

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CCK, another hormone that affects weight

CCK, Another Hormone That Affects Weight

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM The last few weeks I have been writing about hormones that affect hunger, satiety, metabolism, and weight. This week I am highlighting cholecystokinin (CCK), another hormone that affects weight. This hormone is released by the intestines after you eat to tell your body that you are full. CCK is also …

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Ghrelin the hunger hormone and weight loss

Ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and Weight Loss

By Dr Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM Ghrelin is a hormone released mainly by the stomach that causes you to feel hungry and encourages the body to store fat. Ghrelin levels increase just before eating, when fasting, and with severe calorie restriction diets. Ghrelin increases in times of stress and poor sleep. Adequate hours of quality …

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Resettican help with weight lossng Leptin levels

How to Reset Leptin Sensitivity for Weight Loss

I will be discussing how to reset leptin sensitivity for weight loss and greater energy. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells once your energy needs have been met. It signals the brain to cause you to stop eating by giving you a full feeling.  It also controls metabolism by telling the brain to …

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Hormones That Control Metabolism, Hunger, and Satiety

By Natalie Ledbetter, CRNA DAcOM Hormones are chemical messengers that tell our cells what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. There are around 50 different hormones in the human body (that we know of currently) and they are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. There are specific hormones …

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Dealing With Depression Over the Holidays

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM . Many of us find ourselves dealing with depression over the holidays. While the holidays are a time for family, food, and celebration for many, the last month and a half of the year can be challenging for a large number of people for varied reasons.. The “pressure” to feel …

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Bone Broth- An Ancient Secret for Glowing Skin

By Natalie Ledbetter, CRNA, DAcOM Bone broth has likely been around as long as humans have had fire. This nourishing broth is not old news, though. Bone broth for glowing skin as well as for health is all the rage in our modern age. This super liquid is rich in nutrients including minerals, glycosaminoglycans, and …

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Why is Vitamin D so Important?

By Jennifer Jacques, NP   Background You need Vitamin D because it is an essential nutrient that is needed for proper bone growth and maintenance, for proper immune function, and also to protect against some malignancies. There is also some research that shows an increased risk of poor sleep quality, mood swings, depression, low energy, …

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What happened to my skin?

What the H* Happened to my Skin?

By Natalie Ledbetter DAcOM   I don’t know about everyone else but I noticed a big change in my skin when I turned 45 and again when I turned 51 or so. When I turned 45, I had not been taking care of my skin the way I should and it looked very rough, dry, …

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essential oils

Essential Oils and Why I love Them

By Katie Ladner L.E. I have been using essential oils in my business for 20 years and I love them! Why did I start?? The lady that trained me used them and told me how fabulous they were but without an explanation, so I went with it. It took me another 10 years to actually …

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Peptides and Why we Need Them

By Katie Ladner L.E. There are various types of peptides and we need them for proper functioning  in our body! Whether you take them internally, give them to yourself as injections, or use them topically, the end game is for anti-aging. Peptides can help with the aging process as well as for depigmenting skin. Recent …

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We are all beautiful

Happy Birthday Salma; lets rock our phase of life like she is

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM   Happy birthday Salma Hayek! Salma turned 55 recently and she was rocking a modest but hot electric blue one-piece swimsuit in a birthday post. I love to see women in their 50s and beyond living their lives, wearing what they want to wear, and having the confidence to be …

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Facial cupping and frequency healing

What is Vibrational or Frequency Healing?

By Katie Ladner, LE For years western medicine laughed off vibrational or frequency (energy) healing at pretty much “quackery”. Now over the last several years energy healing has become a part of integrative medicine. Its gaining popularity with people seeking healing from energetic blocks from trauma, grief, loss, sexual abuse, and every day stress and …

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Vitamin C is a MUST for healthy skin

Skin Care Simplified- Vitamin C

By Kelsie Matthews, L.E.   Usually the first thing people think of when they hear “vitamin C” is fruit and orange juice. But what about skincare?  Vitamin C is so important for skin health. There are many ways you can incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine. The benefits of this necessary antioxidant are endless, …

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