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March is National Nutrition Month!

We at Thrive are celebrating National Nutrition Month this March! Thrive embraces a food-first philosophy knowing that helping our patients improve their diets' nutrient density - by increasing plant and whole-food intake will improve the overall health of almost everyone!   If you are dealing with a specific health condition, or are an athlete seeking to improve performance and recovery, or are now struggling with weight loss or seek improved mood and energy - nutrition is key.    We believe that by improving your diet, you can often avoid the initial expression of disease and certainly control the progression by optimizing your food choices for your specific needs. We are each unique individuals whose genetics and lifestyle can often dictate if we are diagnosed with a chronic condition. Often medicine...

The Allure of Adaptogens

Chronic stress has been recognized as a major healthcare crisis of the 21st Century. Even before the  global coronavirus pandemic, the vast majority of us have been burning the candle at both ends.  Unfortunately, the current situation has added more stress to our already overextended lifestyles.  Unemployment rates at an all-time high, schools and businesses closed, vacations cancelled, families  taking on new roles and responsibilities, financial concerns escalating, and so on. This great pause has forced us to slow down and reflex on the stressful lifestyles we were just weeks prior juggling. Now is an  opportune time to work on new and improved ways to get a handle on stress.   Our bodies were not designed to be in a state of chronic stress. Long term chronic...

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Herbal supplements filled with fake ingredients, investigators find

Article courtesy CBS News Numerous store brand supplements aren't what their labels claim to be, according to an ongoing investigation that subjected popular herbal supplements to DNA testing. The investigation, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, focused on a variety of herbal supplements from four major retailers: GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. Lab tests determined that only 21 percent of the products actually had DNA from the the plants advertised on the labels. Click Here to Read More Not All Supplements Are The Same Order Clean Supplements Here ...

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Getting to Know Registered Dietitian Annette Habecker, RD, LDN

I advocate for using whole foods to nourish our bodies and restore to a positive relationship with food. As a food and nutrition expert, I focus on personalized nutrition programs designed to promote healthy weight, disease management and sports performance. I work side-by-side with my clients to set goals then provide ongoing support with nutrition education and behavioral coaching — adapted to their learning style — so they have the motivation and capability to succeed. I can translate the most current medical nutrition therapy into simple and practical changes for powerful results. I am currently in private practice helping people make permanent and lasting changes in their health using medical nutrition therapy and an intuitive eating approach. My aim is to help clients set realistic...

The Benefits of Blueberries

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Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Light Olive Oil 4 pieces Fresh Cod Fillets (200-250 grams each) 300 grams Cherry Tomatoes cut in half 1/4 cup Garlic, chopped finely 1/2 cup Chardonnay White Wine Juice of 1 Lemon Fresh Thyme Leaves Salt & Pepper, to taste Directions: Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Season cod fillets with salt and paper. Add it to the pan and cook until golden brown and tender, it will take about 3 minutes on each. Once the cod fillets are cooked, remove from the pan and set it aside. Use the same sauté pan, add more oil if pan is getting dry. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until they are soft and blistering. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute. ...

Monday Motivation: Prebiotics!

The digestive tract is home to more than 500 species of bacteria, comprising about 100 trillion bugs altogether. Collectively, they are tremendously important for overall health. Learn more about beneficial bacteria by watching this week's Monday Motivation! https://vimeo.com/396467652 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ]  ...

Monday Motivation: Choline, What Is It & Why You Need It

Choline is an essential nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and available as a dietary supplement. Choline is a source of methyl groups needed for many steps in metabolism. The body needs choline to synthesize phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, two major phospholipids vital for cell membranes.We don't often get enough Choline in our diets, Thrive's registered Dietitian Annette Habecker, RD, LDN shares more reasons why it is essential and how you can naturally get more Choline in your diet https://vimeo.com/379046345   [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]...

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Our Diets Are Killing Us And Doctors Aren't Trained To Help

This article was published by The Hill on October 18, 2019. It was written by Emily M. Broad Lieb, Drs. Stephen DeVries and Walter Willet What if your doctor failed to talk to you about the most important threat to your health? Wouldn't you worry about the quality of your health care? Poor quality diet is a leading cause of death in the United States, but it is unlikely that your doctor has the knowledge to even begin a meaningful conversation about your nutrition or to make an appropriate dietary referral. Most doctors lack the knowledge necessary to offer nutrition advice to patients; indeed, fewer than 14 percent of physicians report feeling equipped to advise on a diet or the connection between food and health. This is unsurprising given that,...