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Are you taking Vitamin D3? Don’t forget Vitamin K!

We ALWAYS recommend taking vitamin D with vitamin K2 if you are supplementing. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin Vitamin D increases calcium levels in the body. Vitamin K helps the body use calcium by shuttling it to your bones. Increasing one’s intake of vitamin D without enough vitamin K can cause an increase in… read more

Easy Medeterranean Chicken Salad

I make this recipe when I know we will be busy as it is so easy to grab and eat quickly! It is delicious AND healthful. It is full of healthy fats, protein and antioxidants. The protein and fat in this recipe helps to balance blood sugar and keep you full longer. Can’t go wrong… read more

Paleo Taco Casserole

This recipe was adapted from Juli Bauer at www.paleomg.com–if you haven’t checked out Juli’s amazing paleo focused recipes, you must head over there for inspiration! I love LOVE one pot meals, casseroles, and really anything that blends all the ingredients of one meal into one dish. Why? Because it makes life so much easier! Plus,… read more

Metabolic Syndrome, a Recipe for Diabetes and Heart Disease

The incidences of type 2 diabetes (adult onset) and pre-diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in our country and worldwide. According to the 2010 United Health Report, over half of the American population will be afflicted by 2020. Currently it is estimated that 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, 67 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and… read more

Vanilla Chia Pudding

In need of a delicious treat that doesn’t spike your blood sugar and leave your gut a mess? Enter chia pudding. When done right, this tasty treat can really fit the bill as both delicious and nutritious.  Chia seeds contain a healthy amount of fiber (11 grams in 2 tbsp!!) which can help with constipation,… read more

Is Your BREATH Making You Sick? SIBO, Not IBS, Might Be Your Problem!

IS your BREATH making you sick?? TIRED of feeling gassy, bloated? Suffering from abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, ugly poop?? You may have SIBO!!! At Balanced Well – Being Healthcare we have a low threshold for testing for SIBO and treatment can be lifesaving. What is it? SIBO stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. Relatively speaking,… read more

Balanced Well-Being Staff Breakfast Roundup!

Read on to get some ideas from our staff on foods to incorporate into your morning routine! Grace: I eat one cup of low fat plain Greek yogurt, Fage brand, with blueberries and a small sprinkling of granola OR an egg scramble with spinach. Kara: I start the day with one cup of black coffee.… read more

Constipation Puts You at Risk for Chronic Disease

Constipation is a health risk for chronic disease. One of the major functions of your GI tract is to eliminate toxins. Regular bowel movements are extremely important for your health because, without them, toxins accumulate and are recirculated in your bloodstream. Toxin accumulation can lead to much more serious health complications like autoimmune disease, high… read more

Why Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise and Tips to Reduce Risk

Autoimmune disease is an umbrella term for ‘body attacking self’. Examples of autoimmune disease include fibromyalgia, lupus, hashimotos disease, inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, and MS. The immune systems’ main job is to maintain and repair the body. This is done in times of trauma, overuse as in exercise, infection, etc.… read more

The Link Between Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

Leaky Gut The space between our intestines and abdominal cavity is only one cell thick. These cells are called enterocytes. Leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) is when the space between the cells that line your intestines (also known as ‘tight junctions’) become inflamed and open up, allowing large particles of food, toxins and… read more