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Below are selected handouts provided by the Institute for Functional Medicine. These can be printed and used for your individualized food and exercise plans.   General Dietary Information Functional Nutrition Fundamentals - Eating Your Way to Better Heath Eating a Balanced Diet Food Sources of Dietary Fiber Food Sources of Essential Fatty Acids Dietary Sources of Arachadonic Acid Cascade (Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids) Micronutrients - Minerals Micronutrients - Vitamins Cooking to Preserve Nutrients   Nutrition and Gut Health Five R Framework for Gut Restoration Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods Eating For Your Microbiome   Calculating Basal Metabolic Rate and Caloric Needs Selecting [...]


The Cardiovascular Benefits of Cacao


"Cacao is a Health Food!" During a recent visit to Costa Rica, I somewhat reluctantly took a day off from high adrenaline activities to visit a family run Cacao plantation. As it turns out, this was one of the highlights of my vacation. Surrounded by cacao trees with their colorful pods dangling, one of the farm's proud owners walked us through the process of creating chocolate. As if he needed an additional marketing strategy to convince us to become chocolate lovers, he proclaimed cacao to have many health benefits. I began to wonder if these health benefits were robust enough [...]

The Cardiovascular Benefits of Cacao2018-07-01T17:50:51+00:00