Restore Your Body and Mind – Sleep: Not Optional

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“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E.J. Cossman The Importance of Sleep Are you getting enough sleep? Is it the right type of sleep? Is the quality of sleep affecting your health? Many important functions occur during sleep that affects your health. Firstly, sleep restores cellular function and repair, synaptic plasticity, and memory … Read More

Digestive Health Facts

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Go With Your Gut You might think that your brain is controlling what happens in your gut to keep your body in rhythm, but a community of microbes greatly influences your digestive health. The microbes and nerves in your body work together like musicians in an orchestra and our gut microbes play a big role in your overall health of … Read More

Gearing Up With Gratitude

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Feeling In Control Since the coronavirus began spreading across the world, we’ve undoubtedly learned a lot about the lengths to which people will go for a roll of toilet paper. While the social distancing guidelines were extended by the White House on Sunday, the uncertainty of the future continues to drive the “panic-buying” that we see emptying all the shelves. … Read More

What Is Your Gut Telling You?

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Getting to Know Your Gut To understand the importance of our Gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and how the dynamic environment, including the Microbiome, plays a considerable role in our overall well-being, we have to cover the different components that make up the GI system and its basic roles and functions.  Simplistically, the GI tract is responsible for:  Obtaining energy and nutrients … Read More

Getting to the Root of Health with Functional Medicine

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“When a plant’s leaves are turning brown, you don’t paint the leaves green. You look at the cause of the problem. If only we treated our bodies the same way” -Dr. Frank Lipman The Burden of Chronic Disease The prevalence of the chronic disease burden on our nation is of no secret and continues to climb. According to the CDC, … Read More

The Role of Telemental Services in Healthcare

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Technology continues to advance our access to care in the form of telemental services. What Are Telemental Services? Like telemedicine that allows members to access practitioners to remedy acute care situations such as colds, rashes, or minor infections, telemental health solutions have moved into the digital age.  With the demands on balancing work, home, family, and self-care, telemental services offer … Read More

COVID-19 – Prevention and Immune Support

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Critical Virus Defense 101 COVID-19 Our staff has been following the seasonal cold and influenza trends, continue to stay informed of the circulating advisories, and previously shared preventative precautions in our February blog. We have also diligently monitored the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak both locally and nationally. Immunity Boost At Valley Schools we make health and disease prevention a high priority. We … Read More

Behavior Change, Cleansing, and New Beginnings

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Here’s to New Beginnings March 19th marks the 2020 Spring Equinox, which represents a time of change, cleansing, and new beginnings. A great way to start fresh during this time is to rid yourself of any unnecessary clutter. Studies have shown that a cluttered workspace can contribute to a cluttered mind. Are you having trouble with productivity, creativity, focus, and/or … Read More

Truth or Myth: Chronic Diseases

MYTH: The cause of chronic diseases are either unknown or due to genetics and are beyond our control. TRUTH: The health of the gut plays a significant role in the development of such diseases, and many lifestyle factors can positively affect disease outcome. Defined broadly, chronic diseases are conditions that require ongoing treatment or management and are unlikely to have … Read More