Functional Diagnostics Testing for Spots, Pimples and Acne

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Diagnostics testing is imperative in order to develop a personalized nutrition program to control acne. The basic work up for our patients  at Invigorate Clinic includes the following tests:   1. NutrEval Test This test (blood and urine) measures antioxidants, B vitamins, nutrients for digestive support,  the essential fatty acids and minerals. Deficiencies of Vitamin…

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Female Hormone Balance

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The female hormone system is an intricate one. Hormones undergo many troughs and peaks at different times of the menstrual cycle. This ensures that ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) takes place and, in the absence of a sperm to fertilize the egg, menstruation occurs.     Even very slight imbalances in…

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Acne....My Story

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Those of you who know me well, know I’ve struggled with acne since I was about 12 years old. Severe nodulocystic acne, the worst kind. I spent my school and college years learning every makeup trick in the book to conceal the lumps and bumps erupting every day on my face and back. I was…

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Spots, Pimples, Acne…The Natural Solution

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  At its most basic the skin is designed as a barrier for the body, keeping the insides in and the outside out.  It is our primary defense against environmental contaminants, which are increasing year on year.  As a barrier it protects against bacterial infection, chemicals, fluids, pollens, and air pollution particles, keeping them from…

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The Importance of Vitamin D

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I’m simple, cheap and easy to obtain. There’s thought to be receptor for me in every single cell in the body. If you don’t have enough of me, you’re prone to developing a vast array of negative health consequences ranging from obesity and diabetes to psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Who am I?…

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Health Before Performance: Top supplements to unleash the beast!

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The traditional approach to nutritional supplementation, particularly among gym and health fiends, is the more goodies you pump in, the more weight you pump out and the more muscles you sprout. Throw enough s”*t at the wall and some of it is bound to stick. It’s not surprising then to see that the supplement market…

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Food Allergies and Food Intolerances

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Food allergies have become increasingly more common and problematic in adults and children and are thought to affect 40% of the population. Clinical manifestations can range from mild rashes to life-threatening anaphylaxis, the underlying immunologic pathways being either IgE-mediated or non-Ig£ meadiated (IgG, IgA and IgM) Some reactions can be immediate while others delayed which…

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The Truth About Belly Fat

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Do you glance down at your belly wondering why, oh why, that flab never seems to fade despite training 5 times per week, despite adhering to a good nutrition program and despite reading the Abs Diet or that Sexy Six Pack article? Bookstores are heavily adorned with self-help books promising the ultimate solution to achieving…

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Try A 28 Day Detox

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Toxic metals, cosmetics, PCBs, plastics, pesticides, herbicides, paint fumes, automobile exhaust, second hand smoke… the list is endless. Every day we are exposed to toxins in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Short of moving to a desert island or walking around in some fancy futuristic bubble, you’re…

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