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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.  You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.  Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down?  What can slow my metabolism?  Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy.  And there are lots of …

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters

Did you know that your waist circumference matters 100x more than what you weigh? You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you?  You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.  It doesn’t define you (obviously)… what you weigh can matter, but only to a certain extent.  Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours …

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Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing  Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it.  

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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right?  Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule, what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more …

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Our Newest Provider: Anna Zobell

 Hi! I am a Family Nurse Practitioner. One of my favorite things about being an NP is taking the time to teach and also discuss with my patients the various options available to them to help improve their health. I have also been interested in Functional Medicine and Integrative Health for the last few years. I am so excited …

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Open House: Thank you for your support!

Our Open House, held on May 19th was a huge success thank to our amazing community and all those who helped make it possible. We would like to thank all the radio stations, newspapers, and magazine teams who came to help us. Also, we’re extremely grateful for all of our team members who worked tirelessly to bring all the pieces …

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Mono Virus Worse Than We Thought

Turns Out, The Mono Virus Is Worse Than We Thought, According To New Research. It’s linked to at least 7 other diseases. If you’ve ever suffered from mononucleosis (commonly known as mono), you know how unpleasant it can be. Sometimes called “the kissing disease,” the mono virus is transmitted through saliva and causes extreme fatigue, sore throat, fever, headache and a …

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Smoothies: The Ultimate Meal Replacement

What if everything you think you know about healthy eating is wrong and it’s making you fat and tired. It can be so frustrating – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and …

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Building Update – Glimpses

When we set out on the journey to renovate the historic Third Ward building in Idaho Falls for our clinic home, we really felt that we were going to go in, clean up, update some stuff, paint, and move in – maybe 6 months. Well, that just wasn’t what the building was telling us. We are now going on 16 …

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Better Eating? Seasonal Shopping!

Better Eating? Seasonal Shopping! By Dr. Jeff Baker, MD. The farmers’ markets here in Eastern Idaho are beginning to offer up more abundant choices of local, fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. I have long been an advocate of a seasonal diet, consuming the “fruits of the season” and varying my consumption over the course of the year. Simply, gut health …