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Sleep: 12 tips to get a better night’s rest

One of the most important parts of wellness can be accomplished by doing nothing. That’s right – nothing. Sleep often is overlooked as an essential ingredient in your overall health. Research studies connect a good night’s sleep to improved productivity, memory, concentration, immune system function and creativity, and it helps [...]

9 Frightening Health Facts

Like most health care providers around this time of year, you won’t find sugary Halloween treats at the Hughes Center for Functional Medicine. Instead, we’re dishing out nine frightening health facts! These small tips require little action but can result in changes so shocking, it’s scary! Endless studies show that [...]

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic

Tired of your default (and slightly boring) chicken recipe? Try this healthy Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic from Life Made Sweeter. Tender, juicy, and full of bright and sunny flavors, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family. Be sure to make it a [...]

Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Radish Salsa

Looking for a Keto-friendly recipe? Try this recipe for Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Radish Salsa. Fresh salsa dresses up grilled chicken—or any other meat for that matter—in this healthy chicken dinner recipe. Want an island vibe? Swap mango for the cucumber and lime juice for the rice vinegar. [...]

Packing a school lunch that boosts brain performance

Now that children have returned from summer vacation, it’s again time to consider – or reconsider – what you’re packing in their school lunches. The typical school lunchbox contains a sandwich, potato chips, cookies and milk or juice. That lunch has three things going for it: (1) It’s relatively inexpensive; [...]

3 Tips for Digestive Issues

Experiencing digestive issues? Here are 3 short-and-sweet tips from our doctors: Probiotics – you need them in order to balance your intestinal flora. Either drink them kombucha, eat them in yogurt, or take a daily supplement. Enzymes – taking additional digestive enzymes may help your body break down foods and [...]

6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active

In honor of National Childhood Obesity Month, here are 6 quick tips and tricks on getting your kids active. Play with them: get outside with your kids and enjoy the fresh air! Limit screen time: this can prevent your child from becoming too dependent on entertainment from Television or Video [...]

Psoriasis 101: 5 Ways to Help Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

In honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we’re doing Psoriasis 101. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. We always recommend working with a doctor, but here are five ways to begin fixing the problem: Anti-inflammatory diet: Go gluten-free and dairy-free to reduce inflammation [...]

Foods to eat, and avoid, for managing thyroid conditions

The thyroid gland just might be the most understated organ in the human body. Its impacts are far-reaching, from regulating your metabolism and controlling growth to determining your mood and controlling perspiration. Individuals with thyroid problems can have excessive fatigue, memory loss, rapid weight gain or loss, muscle aches, constipation, [...]