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Why am I so bloated?

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 30, 2022

Are you struggling with a bloated belly? Perhaps your belly is distended, you can’t fit into your pants, or maybe you look pregnant towards the end of the day. This bloating can get so bad that your abdomen is hard. You might be in so… Read More

Soy – is it good or bad?

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 29, 2022

To cut to the chase, overall soy is good with many health benefits. It is a great addition to a healthy diet. But not all kinds of soy are good,  it depends on the source of soy and how you eat it. Good forms of… Read More

The Basics of CBD 

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 28, 2022

CBD (cannabidiol) is a phyto-cannabinoid, a plant cannabinoid that supports our internal endocannabinoid system (ECS). I frequently get asked, “Are hemp and marijuana the same?” The answer is NO, but they are derived from the same plant Cannabis sativa. To be considered hemp, the amount… Read More

How to Optimize Thyroid Function

By Mackenzie Prentice, DNP, APNP onSeptember 22, 2022

The thyroid gland plays an important role in regulating our body’s metabolic function. Thyroid hormones help the body use energy appropriately, which can regulate body temperature and manage weight. Thyroid hormones also provide energy for proper functioning of the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs. Read More

5 Reasons to Eat Tahini

By Sarah Axtell, ND onSeptember 20, 2022

Tahini (or sesame seed paste) is one of the most nutrient dense foods. Here are 5 reasons to include tahini as part of your diet: Sesame seeds/tahini are a good source of protein– 20% protein by weight.Tahini also helps to stabilize blood sugar thanks to… Read More

Herbal Spotlight: EHB by Integrative Therapeutics

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 18, 2022

One of our most commonly recommended immune supportive supplements at Lakeside is EHB. EHB stands for “Echinacea, Hydrastis, and Berberine.” This supplement contains antiviral and antibacterial herbs along with immune supportive micronutrients. It is indicated for colds and flu. EHB also helps to reduce a fever… Read More


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