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COVID-19 Resources

Foundational management of an anti-inflammatory diet with minimal processing, refined carbohydrates, and artificial ingredients is key. Addressing lifestyle factors like sleep, exercise, and stress management are also equally important in the prevention and treatment of COVID. Remember 94% of individuals who get a severe disease and die have comorbidities that are driven by poor lifestyle choices. If there was ever a time to address your foundational health it is right now. General Immune Support ( Pre-COVID or if exposure) Vitamin C 1000-2000 mg daily NAC 600-900 mg twice a day Curcumin 500-1000 mg daily Zinc 15-30 mg daily Quercetin 250 mg twice a day Post-Exposure / Symptomatic COVID Discontinue Zinc, Echinacea and Elderberry Vitamin D3 10,000 IUs daily for 2 weeks Vitamin C 3000 mg daily NAC...

5 supplements to help intestinal permeability

A healthy life starts in the gut — your gut health impacts your digestive health, autoimmune response, mental health, and more!   Surprisingly, many people suffer from poor gut health. Leaky gut, or the weakening of intestinal permeability, causes digestive disorders and inflammatory immune responses. But there are ways to fight back against leaky gut. Here are five supplements that can prevent the weakening of intestinal permeability, leading to a healthier gut and better overall health.   The cause of intestinal permeability   When the gut is healthy, it has a diverse microbiome and a nutrient-rich intestinal environment. Stress, a poor diet, lack of exercise, and the ingestion of harmful toxins can weaken gut health. These disruptions loosen and weaken the epithelial cells. Without these cells, toxins and digestive waste can...

Why prescription sleep aids are not a long term solution

According to the CDC, one in three Americans has trouble getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night. While getting enough sleep is integral to your health, one of the most common solutions might be doing more harm than good. Prescription sleep medicine is commonly prescribed to patients who have trouble sleeping, but it’s not helpful in the long run. The Harm of Long-Term Use Prescription sleep medicine might be okay to use short-term, but side effects become more dangerous the longer it’s used. Depending on the prescription, side effects can range from changes in appetite, daytime drowsiness, and heartburn to memory problems, stomach pain, and uncontrollable shaking in the body. Some prescription sleep medicines can be addictive along with harmful side effects if used for an extended...

3 Natural Sleep Aids for Better Sleep

Getting 7-9 hours of sleep at night is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Sleeping enough boosts the immune systems, improves mood and memory, and lowers the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. According to the CDC 1 in 3 Americans don’t get enough sleep. While many Americans turn to sleeping pills, there is a healthier solution — natural sleep aids. Here are three natural sleep aids which can improve your sleep, and your overall health, naturally. 1) Melatonin THRIVE’s Melatonin PR 3 mg supplement provides a natural dose of melatonin to make your sleep quality better. Melatonin is one of the most common sleeping supplements and for a good reason. Best taken 90 minutes before bedtime,...

Introduction to Meditation Series

Discover how meditation can be a powerful tool for managing stress and showing up for life. It’s one of the keys to keeping your immune system high and finding calm in your body & mind. Also, meditation helps develop compassion for yourself and others. Teaching you to walk through life grounded. This series is perfect for anyone who’s interested in integrating meditation into daily life. During this series, you'll learn and practice several different meditation techniques. This gives you the opportunity to explore & learn what works best for you. Each session will include a combination of lecture, discussion, and practice. Dress comfortably and bring a journal if you like to take notes. [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Sign Up for Series" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://thrivecarolinas.com/event/introduction-to-meditation-series-full-series/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color=""...

Why essential fatty acids are important to brain health

Most commonly found in fish, essential fatty acids play an important role in brain health and are the building blocks necessary for your body to function properly.   Many experts discuss the positive impact of these fats on the cardiovascular and immune systems, but essential fatty acids impact neurocognitive health as well.   Essential Fatty Acids and Brain Health Essential Fatty Acids are vital to brain health from conception into old age. The addition of this fat in the diets of pregnant women led to higher IQ and cognitive abilities in infants. It also was found to improve the vision of newborns. But the benefits don’t apply only to pregnancy.   Essential Fatty Acids can slow cognitive decline, improve vision, and are essential to normal brain functioning at any age. A 2018...

Mini Salmon Cakes

People raved about this Mini Salmon Cakes recipe when we made them at our last in-person cooking event..remember those things ;) So much so that we felt necessary to share it with the world. Enjoy! Serves 10 Ingredients: 2 Salmon Filets or 2 large cans of Salmon 1 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t pepper One onion diced, sauteed 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs (Almond Flour as a Vegan option) 1/3 cup light mayo (Avocado Mayo as a Vegan option) 1/4 cup Dijon mustard One egg 4 T lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Salt & Pepper the salmon and cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Let fish cool down and flake it apart with a fork. Mix ingredients and scoop into 1 1/2 inch scoops or roll and place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake...

Monday Motivation: Celiac Disease

When we think of celiac we think of someone experiencing gut symptoms such as bloating, nutrient deficiencies, and fatigue. However, some people will present other more serious issues such as headaches, imbalances skin rashes, mood disorders, loss of balance. Join Dr. Fletcher on this Motivation as she shares why it is be becoming a global disease that we need to take seriously.   [embed]https://vimeo.com/407305209[/embed] ...

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