Food Sources of Vitamin C

Today is National Vitamin C Day!  I’m sure you know that vitamin C is needed for healthy skin, wound healing and to strengthen the immune system, but here’s something I bet you didn’t know.  We can’t formulate melatonin or the brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and several other neurotransmitters without it. So, if you have trouble…

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Today is National Walking Day

According to an article by the American Psychological Association called Want to boost your mental health? Take a walk, they state that “Even moderate amounts of exercise can help ward off depression”. From personal experience, I know this to be true. The other day I was feeling a little crabby when hubby and I went…

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Benefits of eating Locally & Seasonally

Eating locally and seasonally has several benefits for individuals, communities, and the environment. Freshness and Flavor: Locally and seasonally grown foods are often harvested at their peak ripeness and are therefore, more flavorful and nutritious. They haven’t spent excessive time in transit or storage, which can lead to a loss of flavor and nutrients. Nutritional…

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Cleanses & Detoxes: Help or Hype? (And my personal experiences with both)

The terms “cleanse” and “detox” are often used interchangeably, but they can have slightly different meanings. Both terms lack a “standardized” definition in the medical or scientific community, with their use typically associated with alternative or holistic health practices.  A “cleanse” often refers to a short-term dietary approach aimed at removing toxins or waste products…

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Handling the holidays when you have diabetes.

I never understood why National Diabetes Month was in November. It seems cruel to me that while people are being advised to avoid sweets and limit carbohydrates, the rest of America is having a carb-laden Thanksgiving meal, the holiday baking has begun, treats and goodies are flooding the stores, and this is the only time…

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Brand Announcement!

🌟 Exciting Name Change Announcement! 🌟 Change is the only constant, and today, we are thrilled to share a transformation of our own! We’ve reimagined our identity to better reflect our mission and your wellness journey. Introducing our new name: Fox Functional Nutrition Services! 🌿 Why the change, you ask? Because we believe in growth,…

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Hello November

Ah November. Post what you like most about this month. Me? Definitely Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season.

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World Stroke Day

My husband Rick had 2 strokes in June 2018. Neither myself nor his medical team knew Rick had experienced a stroke until they viewed the scans after he suffered a brain bleed–a complication of cancer. The stroke occurred in his frontal and occipital lobes, affecting his memory, emotions, and peripheral vision in both eyes. He…

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Nutrition Tips – Fig Fun Facts

There is way more to know about figs other than they are an ingredient in Fig Newtons (whichwere introduced in 1892!) Did you learn anything new about figs? Let me know in the comment vox below.

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