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    As much as I love to educate everyone who will listen about the many ways we can be healthier, here is one simple proven quick tip you can do today to better your health.

    Quick Tip #1:  Go outside for 2 minutes at lunch and stare at the brightest part of the sky (not the sun) and breathe deeply while stretching your arms overhead or behind your back. 

    Exposing your eyes to bright light and doing some gentle movement at the same time will help reset your circadian rhythms which will benefit your energy, sleep, metabolism, DNA repair, improved immunity and stress levels.  

    As a clinical nutritionist in the state of Michigan, I have no access to ordering blood work tests for my clients and instead I need to rely solely on the client's physician to run the appropriate tests each year so I can help monitor the health status of my

     clients.

    Even more frustrating was that as a patient (before becoming a clinical nutritionist) I had blood work done yearly, and my doctors would tell me my blood work was good but I had NO IDEA what any of the numbers actually meant.  What the heck is Alk Phos?  Or MCV?  Or any of the other numbers for that matter?  And why are they important to check?  In order to empower us as patients, it is ESSENTIAL that you understand what your blood work means.  

    Now that I know what the numbers actually mean, I have been very disappointed in the lack of blood work and testing that is run on a yearly basis.  When blood work is run, it usually is only a scattering of numbers that hardly paints a picture as to what...

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