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Why You're Always Hungry

06 Apr 4 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry

The definition of hunger is simply "a strong desire or need for food, "the discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food." I have seen this quite often in my practice. Patients are coming in and complaining of constant hunger. They say, ” I am always starving, or I can't stop eating." Some come in with this concern and are trying to lose weight while others are trying to gain weight. What's always interesting to me is that after an intense review of their diet and lifestyle,...

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07 Jan 10 Tips for a Healthier 2017!

  1. Consult With An Integrative Medical Practitioner For A Full Hormone Panel At the Salerno Center, we take a look at medicine from an integrative perspective. This means we take a look at your whole health picture, and this includes looking into your hormones and if they are balanced. A hormone panel is the kind of test that we take to track if your hormones are correctly balanced and in sync with your age, sex, weight, and desired lifestyle. Premature aging can be impacted by irregular hormonal levels. Hormone imbalances can...

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High Fat Diet

07 Dec High Fat Diet Of A 117 Year Old

  Living to a long age is the great goal, being able to experience the most that life has to offer is the outcome. But the only way to live long is to practice healthy habits. Those healthy habits differ from person to person. In the case of Emma Marson, an 117-year old woman from Italy, her habits include living single, and most importantly, eating raw eggs. Emma credits her old age by these healthy habits, along with others. But let's take a look at one of Emma's healthy habits, something we...

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Broccoli Benefits

30 Nov How Broccoli Can Help Your Hormones

Many different people will talk to you about the latest superfood. It usually has some exotic name and has a very unique regional history that predates the modern age and showcases the wonderful strengths of certain people. The chia seed is known for its nutritional value and having roots in Latin America. But there are also staples of the American diet that can be known for their nutritional values and reflect the unassuming nature of the hard workers. One of those staples is the vegetable, broccoli. Originating from the Mediterranean region,...

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Habits for Weight Loss

25 Oct 5 Lifestyle Habits for Weight Loss!

Our bodies are like engines; they are designed to burn energy. Burning energy is burning calories, and when enough calories are burnt, you start to lose weight. That is the basic premise of weight loss; move more, eat less. However, the body, like any engine that keeps running, needs maintenance. This maintenance keeps the body in top operational status, burning more calories and helping you feel motivated and energetic for the next workout. These habits are simple in premise, but often hard to follow with so many pressures of modern-day life....

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Organic Food Benefits

18 Oct Why Eating Organic, Non-GMO and Non-Processed is Best

In my own practice with patients, I have always recommended choosing organically grown foods over conventionally grown foods. Reason being is that non-organic food tends to be grown in soil that has been exposed to herbicides, pesticides and other chemical additives. These chemical toxins are dangerous as they get into the crops and impact our long-term health. Many food crops are also known for being genetically modified, such as soy, corn, rice, canola, cotton sugar beets, and certain types of papaya. Furthermore, these crops are, many times, used as animal feed...

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Cinnamon Souffle Recipe

27 May Cinnamon Souffle

Makes 8 half cup servings 12 ounces cream cheese 16 ounces sour cream or creme fraiche 8 drops stevia pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon 8 large eggs, separated Separate the eggs. Heat oven to 300 degrees F Thoroughly mix cream cheese, sour cream, stevia, salt, cinnamon and egg yolks in a large bowl. In a standing mixer, beat egg whites until stiff, then fold in the egg yolk mixture. Divide among 8 ramekins or in a large soufflé pan. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and then bake until golden brown...

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18 Mar Gluten Allergies? Don’t Forget to Address the Yeast

With gluten allergies do not forget to address the yeast. Gluten sensitivity is an ever growing health issue with multiple complications! For example, many of our patients at the Salerno Center will show very poor absorption levels of vitamins, fats and proteins that require iv nutrient therapy. These gluten sensitive patients often additionally show a high level of candida yeast overgrowth in the bowels! So gluten sensitive patients are then always placed on a yeast free diet for at least a month. This diet avoids all fermented items including cheese, vinegar...

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Effects of Stress on Body

25 Feb The Effects of Stress on your Body

If you were to think of stress as binary, there would be a good and bad kind of stress. The good kind of stress is called eustress, as termed by endocrinologist Hans Selye. The bad kind of stress is called distress, of which was further studied by psychologist Richard Lazarus. Stress is defined as the body’s response to external stimuli. External stimuli happens outside of the body, such as finding a crisp one-hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk, or your credit card not being returned after a cashier used it. The...

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St Croix Curry Recipe

13 Feb St Croix Curry Recipe

The Indian Diaspora took curry to the Caribbean where it found a welcome home. Although goat is the meat of choice, you can substitute fish, veal, beef, lamb, or even chicken. The flavor is intense and satisfying. The work is minimal. You’ll love it. Makes 8 servings • 2 pounds’ boneless stew meat (veal, beef lamb, chicken or goat) preferably, organic and pasture raised • Kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil) • 1 large red onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 tablespoon (or more...

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