Blog by Kate Vazquez
Immune Support While Traveling

Immune Support While Traveling

It’s always fun to get out of the house and travel to spend time with family members during the holidays. However, most people get sick during or after traveling by getting exposed to many infections such as the common cold and flu which are viral.   How can you...

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Holiday Eating Guide

Holiday Eating Guide

Some people may feel the worse during this time of year because of the food they are eating, stress, and colder weather. With the holidays comes foods that are processed, loaded with sugar, unhealthy fats, and carbohydrates which may cause inflammation, bloating,...

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Foods to Help Lower Blood Glucose

Foods to Help Lower Blood Glucose

Carbohydrates from simple sugars such as white bread, pasta, flour, baked goods, and crackers, as well as unhealthy fats from red meat, processed meat, and oils (canola, vegetable, safflower) contribute to elevated blood glucose and insulin resistance.  When blood...

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Prediabetes Nutritional Recommendations

Prediabetes Nutritional Recommendations

According to the CDC, more than 100 million Americans have prediabetes or diabetes. I’ve had some patients taking Metformin tell me they have prediabetes and are taking it to prevent diabetes. This never made sense to me because Type II diabetes can be prevented and...

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Adaptogen Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Adaptogen Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Fall season means pumpkin season as well (even if it's still 80 degrees in south Florida)! Who loves pumpkin as much as I do?  There are so many benefits to pumpkin and many ways to enjoy it. Pumpkin can help regulate blood pressure, reduce risk of cancer (prostate,...

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Can You Get Enough Protein From Plants?

Can You Get Enough Protein From Plants?

MYTH: You can’t get enough protein from plants. This has been a common misconception when it comes to a plant based lifestyle. The truth is almost all plant foods contain protein! Even vegetables contain a little protein. Our body makes 11 non-essential amino acids...

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Are You Addicted to Dairy?

Are You Addicted to Dairy?

Are you addicted to dairy? Dairy has been one of the culprits in causing inflammation in our bodies, especially when cows have been fed corn and grain which has been genetically modified and contaminated with herbicides and pesticides. Plus, they are also fed...

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Vegan Vs Plant Based

Vegan Vs Plant Based

November is World Vegan Month I just want to bring awareness about the difference between plant based vs vegan because these two terms are used interchangeably. They are similar but yet different.  So when someone says they are vegan, they are either an ethical or...

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Natural Flu Remedies

Natural Flu Remedies

Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that can be prescribed to help shorten the duration of the flu if taken within 24-48 hours but it can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, and hallucinations. Some people are weary of the side effects or missed the...

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