By Amanda Fey, ND
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, significantly increasing risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. As obesity reaches epidemic levels in the US, this dangerous condition, also known as Syndrome X, is affecting a growing number of people. According to the American Heart Association, up to 25 percent of the US adult population is thought to suffer from metabolic syndrome. The good news is, if you have metabolic syndrome or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, you have the opportunity to make therapeutic lifestyle changes and reverse your risk of developing these serious diseases.
By Tara Lambert,
Certified Nutritional Consultant
In our practice we see a lot of people with hidden food intolerances. One of the most common food culprits is wheat. Why is this? Most of our clients are dismayed and surprised that wheat is one of the main causes of their stiff, painful joints, aching muscles, fatigue, brain fog and digestive complaints. After all, humans have been eating wheat for thousands of years and our clients have been eating wheat their entire lives. How could this delicious and, supposedly, nutritious food be causing so many health problems?
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By Kristie Snyder,
Tompkins County is famous for its cloudiness. And it's quickly becoming famous for something else — renewable energy. Despite all those clouds, there's plenty of sun and wind, and more and more Tompkins residents are figuring out how to curb their fossil fuel consumption with a variety of sustainable energy approaches, from the tried-and-true to the purely experim...