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Motivation Gratitude and Being Thankful

Dr. Palermo talks about gratitude in this week’s Motivation. Do you perceive your glass as half empty or half full? Practicing gratitude + being thankful for what you have is the best way to fill your glass. We always like to think of something we are grateful for every single day-it’s an easy thing to do and a great way to start your day. We are so grateful for all of you and hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with friends + family. ...

Gratitude

      “It is not happiness that makes us grateful It is gratefulness that makes us happy. Every moment is a gift. … Whatever life gives to you; you will respond with joy. Joy is the happiness that does not depend on what happens. It is the grateful response to the opportunity that life offers you at this moment.” ― David Steindl-Rast   Thanksgiving is that time of year when we show gratitude for family, friends, and lives well lived. For a short period of time, we feel happiness-counting our blessings with an overall sense of contentment. Then when Monday rolls around it is business as usual. If we reaped any benefits from the holiday weekend they quickly disappear with the return of stress, negativity, depression, and loneliness. Our lives focus...

Motivation: Diabetes and Blood Sugar

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime? In this week’s Motivation, Dr. Palermo talks more about Diabetes Awareness Month. The holidays can be hard when trying to keep our blood sugar in check. We are here to help you navigate the holiday season. On November 15th, we offer a cooking class focusing on Healthy Holiday recipes. Planning ahead always helps with this time of year + Thrive is here to help you do just that! ...

What Exactly is Clean Eating?

[caption id="attachment_9894" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nancy A. Palermo MD[/caption] Clean eating is an important part of what we provide at Thrive is Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is a completely different approach to symptoms and diseases. It aims to get to the root cause of the symptoms rather than cover them up with medication. When we talk about root causes we cannot proceed without discussing diet as it is such a foundational component of our health. When I first meet a patient at their Functional intake visit, we often discuss their diet. I would say that most of them say they eat clean and do not feel their diet is the cause of their issues. While this certainly might be true more than not, we can find some places where...

Summer “Do’s” and “Dont’s

Summer is here and we're all ready to enjoy days at the pool and sunny warm weather. Dr. Palermo shares some of her secrets to make this season your best! Don’t Put on Sunscreen… At least for the first twenty minutes, you are in the sun. Vitamin D deficiency is common with over 80% of Americans being deficient. This is a result of our overreaction to the risk of skin cancer with sun exposure. Vitamin D is important for adequate immune function and control of inflammation, neurological and cardiovascular function, bone-building, fighting depression, and most importantly, fighting and preventing many kinds of cancer. The body produces it Vitamin D with exposure to the sun and sunscreen blocks this process. UVB rays, (not UVA rays which lead to aging...

Akkermansia Mucinophila: Your New Best Gut Friend

[caption id="attachment_4067" align="alignleft" width="251"] Dr. Nancy Palermo[/caption] In the past 15 years, there has been a great deal of attention on the gut microbiome. In fact, since 2013 there have been over 19,000 published papers on this topic. If you search PubMed you can see that numerous studies have shown associations of the microbiome with disorders like obesity, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disorders, cancers, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and even neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Recent genetic tools like DNA sequencing have helped researchers further characterize the composition of microbes in the gut and successfully delineated their specific roles. In 2004 researchers first isolated a gram-negative anaerobe called Akkermansia mucinophila in the Netherlands. They now know a great deal more about this gut bacteria and what they have learned...

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