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What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

Questions for Functional Medicine Practitioners Is getting to the root cause of your health issue a goal of yours? Our Functional Providers are all certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine and believe in delivering a whole-health approach towards healing. If you're interested in becoming a patient of Thrive's or consulting with a functional medicine provider here are some questions that you may consider asking a clinician who practices Functional Medicine: How would you describe your practice? Do you work with other clinicians – Nutrition Professionals, Health Coach, etc.? Do you have any information you could send me about your practice? Do you have experience treating my condition(s)? Please describe your Functional Medicine training. Do you take insurance? Or are you a cash practice? What are the main...

Your Top 10 Kitchen Prescription from Thrive

Below is your new prescription from Thrive The top 10 nutritional recommendations from our Let Food Be Thy Medicine series. Americans are over-medicated. We have drifted far from where we need to be to sustain our long-term health. Think of your kitchen as your best pharmacy and arsenal for disease prevention. Make small changes as you work toward the bigger goal of health and vitality. Your Top 10 Kitchen Prescription from Thrive: Aim to eat 8-12 servings of fruits and vegetables every day! Fill up your plate with seasonal variety. Choose wisely and locally; Reference the “Clean Fifteen” and “Dirty Dozen” regarding best organic options. Incorporate a variety of colors to provide a vast array of phytonutrients and antioxidant activity. Always choose color over white! Know how to best...

Thriver Spotlight: Valerie Ingram

Val Ingram has been an esthetician for 17 years and a licensed instructor for 8 years! Making women feel and look better through skincare has been a passion of hers for many years.  She is also a Training Specialist for Eminence Organics and has worked with the line for over 14 years.  Val is always one of the happiest members of our team with her enthusiastic personality and love for the Eminence line! What's your name? Valerie Ingram What is your superpower at Thrive? I'm able to make a client feel amazing and look fabulous. Excellent customer service and infectious enthusiasm. Why did you choose the field of Medicine? Ever since I was a little girl I always had a fascination with Skincare and Makeup. Becoming an Esthetician was just a natural...

Monday Motivation: Artificial Sweeteners

Are you curious about artificial sweeteners in your Diet foods? Do you wonder what effects they have on your body? Join Dr. Tracy Larson in this Motivational Monday as she shares her insights and why you might want to stick with natural sugar! https://vimeo.com/363131116 [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!" ]  ...

Tuna with Fresh Mango and Red Pepper Salsa

Looking for a great, healthy recipe that will surprise your guests while you're not hammering away in the kitchen. Then check out this Tuna with Fresh Mango and Red Pepper Salsa recipe. It will impress at your next dinner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large peeled, chopped mango (use Champagne variety if available) 1 medium chopped red bell pepper 1 medium finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro Juice of 1 line salt and pepper to taste 4 ( 5 - 6 oz) tuna steaks EVOO Directions For the Salsa Combine mango, bell pepper, onion cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat broiler. Brush tuna with a little olive oil (EVOO) and broil about 10 minutes per inch...

Thriver Spotlight: Lee Anne Smith

If you've ever called into Thrive or checked out at our front desk, then there's a great chance you've encountered Lee Anne Smith. She's the person behind our Instagram account, the friendly face behind the desk and the phone, and most importantly the person who picks up the snacks. Get to know her a bit better in our first installment of our Thriver Spotlight. What’s on your Netflix que? Anything true crime-related – and The Great British Baking Show (of course) Dog kisses on the mouth yes or no? No, thanks! But doggy snuggles are the best Where did you grow up? Wilmington, NC Why did you choose Thrive? I have three things I look for in an employer. Is this a...

Monday Motivation | Medicinal Mushrooms

Are you aware that Asian Mushrooms are linked to a reduction in breast and hormonal cancers? Most of you are familiar with the white button, cremini, and portabello varieties, are you aware that these varieties often contain toxins? It's important to cook them at high heat to break these toxins down. In today's Monday Motivation Nancy shares the healing benefits of Asian Mushrooms in the hope to inspire you to try adding some Asian varieties to your diet. https://vimeo.com/350154526 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/uncategorized/the-benefits-of-medicinal-mushrooms-not-those-kind/" text="Learn More About The Healing Powers of Mushrooms" ]  [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ] ...

Toxins and Fish: Safe Food Guidelines

Fish and Toxins: Safe Food Guidelines One of the healthiest food choices we can make is to eat fish. Besides a source of low-fat and high-quality protein, it is a rich source of vital nutrients such as vitamin D---a nutrient that many people are deficient in.  Fish is also rich in calcium and phosphorus, as well as other minerals such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.   Fatty types of fish are considered the healthiest because they are particularly good sources of vitamin D as well as omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for your body and brain to function optimally and are strongly linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.   Unfortunately, environmental pollutants such as dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can accumulate in foods, including...

Food Sources: Essential Fatty Acids

Food Sources: Essential Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) cannot be created by the body; they are called “essential” because they must be obtained through the diet.  There are two primary families of essential fatty acids: Omega-6 and Omega-3.   Linoleic acid (LA) and Arachidonic acid (AA) are two common omega-6 fatty acids.  LA is found in most plant oils, and AA is present in meat, poultry, and eggs.  Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are the most common omega-3 fatty acids.  ALA is found in some plant foods and EPA/DHA in fatty fish.   The Adequate Intake (AI) for omega-6 fatty acids are as follows: Females, ages 19-50: 12 grams per day Females, ages 51+: 11 grams per day Females (pregnant, lactating): 13 grams per...

The Power of Movement

The Power of Movement Living an Active Lifestyle   Being consistently active helps you to live longer, have a better quality of life, improve your mental health, and improve your self-image. Take charge of your mental and physical health in only a few minutes a day.   You can make big improvements to your health and energy levels by making small and deliberate healthy lifestyle choices that involve moving more every day.  Here are a few key tips to remember to be successful.   Emphasize Fun. What is something you love? Whether that’s music, birds, friends, trampolines, or books, you can shape your activity plan around the things you love. Walk to and from a spot where you can listen to the birds every day; explore local libraries from top to...