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Support on Your Detox and Beyond

Support on Your Detox and Beyond

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel March 13, 2019

The Morrison Center’s Daily Benefit 10 Day Detox is the perfect opportunity for you to ease the transition into a diet and lifestyle more appropriate for warmer weather. Our plan provides all the key nutrients necessary to allow your body to do a deeper detox and eliminate stored toxins, while also giving your body a break from potentially unhealthy, inflammatory foods. Based on Dr. Morrison’s study and our clinical experience, most of us notice improved digestion, fewer sugar cravings, beautiful glowing skin and an increase in energy by the end of the program. Sounds like a dream right?

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Daily Benefit Spring Detox

Daily Benefit Spring Detox

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel March 11, 2019

Spring is finally approaching, and it’s the perfect time for our annual Daily Benefit Spring Detox. Most of us eat more and put on a few extra pounds during the winter months — it’s natural and helps us stay warm! Our ten-day detox is designed to ease the transition into a diet and lifestyle more appropriate for warmer weather: lighter, fresh food to energize and invigorate us while helping the body to clear out toxins and release excess weight.

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Supplement Spotlight: Dynamic Duo to Avoid the Flu-o

Supplement Spotlight: Dynamic Duo to Avoid the Flu-o

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel February 26, 2019

Because some messages beg repeating, we’re still talking about the immune-boosting benefits of certain supplements and how to use them. Echinacea and Andrographis are standouts for having been used for centuries for their immune supporting benefits.

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Highway to Well Podcast: Dr. Morrison’s Take on Heavy Metals — Their Impacts and What You Can Do About Them

Highway to Well Podcast: Dr. Morrison’s Take on Heavy Metals — Their Impacts and What You Can Do About Them

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel February 20, 2019

It’s a stealth health issue that continues to fly under the radar. Environmental toxins, like heavy metals, are all around us and yet most people know very little about where heavy metals are found, what they do in the body and what to do about them. Dr. Morrison sat down with Zoe and Erica of the Highway to Well podcast to talk about mercury and other heavy metals, along with Leonard Steinberg, who found answers with Dr. Morrison for his cluster of strange symptoms.

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Dr. Tao's Top Tips For Heart Health

Dr. Tao's Top Tips For Heart Health

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel February 13, 2019

Still think cardiovascular health is only about cholesterol numbers and blood pressure? Think again! An integrative approach to cardiology takes a more in-depth look at your blood work, diet, and lifestyle to identify the stressors that increase inflammation in order to effectively improve cardiac function, reduce cardiovascular disease risk and most importantly reduce inflammation.

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Why We Offer 5 Different Protein Powders & How To Choose the Right One For You

Why We Offer 5 Different Protein Powders & How To Choose the Right One For You

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel February 06, 2019

Protein powders continue to be a hallmark of the wellness scene for good reason: they’re a fast and easy way to make a protein-rich meal for people on the go. We often hear from patients that they’ve been reluctant to try protein powders simply due to the tyranny of choice — the market is flooded with options and it’s difficult to know what’s right for you. That’s why we’ve vetted a select few of the highest-quality proteins for our community.

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Natural Remedies to Improve Immune Health

Natural Remedies to Improve Immune Health

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel January 30, 2019

It’s both a cliche and a fact - viruses are more virulent in the cold weather. So when the temperatures plunge, our attentions naturally turn to doing all we can to evade the office flu and dodge fellow commuters' coughs until the warm weather returns again. While we can’t completely avoid getting exposed to cold and flu viruses, there is plenty we can do to fortify our immune systems to help prevent infection, or at least stop it in its tracks.

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Sail Through the Winter Without Feeling "SAD"

Sail Through the Winter Without Feeling "SAD"

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel January 23, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short, is a type of depression that occurs during the winter. This type of depression, which affects more than 30 million Americans, is likely related to the changes in the amount of daylight to which a person is exposed. 

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Supplement Refresh: “Tidying Up” Your Supplement Drawer For 2019

Supplement Refresh: “Tidying Up” Your Supplement Drawer For 2019

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel January 16, 2019

Every year, we — The Morrison Center wellness team — reevaluate our supplement collection in order to have the most advanced and effective products on-hand for ourselves and our patients. In the spirit of the recent phenomenon “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” we want to help you declutter your supplement drawer  — and stock up on those that we believe will “spark joy” in your body and mind

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Be a “Glow Getter”: 5 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in 2019

Be a “Glow Getter”: 5 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in 2019

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel January 09, 2019

Want beautiful, healthy-looking skin? Here’s how to get a glowing complexion from the inside out.

The holiday season is certainly fun, but it can be a challenging time to take proper care of our bodies. Yummy yet inflammatory foods and drinks, hectic travel schedules and lack of sleep can get the better of us, and it can show in the skin. We call these factors “glow dimmers.”

But not to worry! Just as there are “glow dimmers,” there are also “glow-getters!”

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How to Get Back on Track After the Holiday season

How to Get Back on Track After the Holiday season

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel December 22, 2018

Sharing holiday food and drinks with friends and family can be a glorious thing and is part of what makes the holiday season so merry and bright. But for many of us, a season of celebration can catch up with us. If you find yourself feeling heavy, bloated, or low energy come January, you’re not alone!

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Dr. Morrison's Hangover Hacks

Dr. Morrison's Hangover Hacks

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel December 18, 2018

'Tis the season for holiday celebrations, family get-togethers, travel and general merriment, which (for many of us) mean enjoying a cocktail or two! Did you know that there's plenty you can do to prevent a hangover by helping your liver to process alcohol? As a part of The Morrison Center family, it's our duty to keep you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the morning after so you can celebrate and wake up feeling fresh! 

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Daily Benefit Green Beauty Smoothie

Daily Benefit Green Beauty Smoothie

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel December 12, 2018

A great way to bring the body back into balance after the holidays is to start your day with our nutrient-dense, alkaline Green Beauty Smoothie. Not only do you get an abundance of vitamins and nutrients from the leafy greens, but it also helps jumpstart your energy and sets the stage for healthy habits throughout the day. Of course, we’re adding our Daily Collagen for all of its amazing benefits, especially for the skin!

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Tis the season sweets, treats, and...bloating!

Tis the season sweets, treats, and...bloating!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel December 05, 2018

The holidays are upon us, so let's call it what it is: a time to treat yourself! We get it — temperatures are down, tempting foods abound, and family and friends are around, making it a celebratory and indulgent time. We want you to make the most of this special time of year! That's why we're sharing our favorite natural remedies to bounce right back after an indulgent meal and the case of the “blahs” that tend to follow. 

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Collagen: What You Need to Know

Collagen: What You Need to Know

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel November 26, 2018

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, often referred to as the ‘glue’ that holds the body together. Collagen is made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our skin, connective tissue, bones, and gut stay healthy.

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Immune Health for Cold and Flu Season

Immune Health for Cold and Flu Season

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel November 19, 2018

Whether you're reading this as temperatures first begin to dip, or in the heart of winter, it's always a good time to bolster your immune system against colds and flu. In this video, Dr. Morrison shares some of his favorite ways to keep the immune system strong to prevent and fight infections during the winter season.

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Holiday Healing: How to Detox After a Seasonal Celebration

Holiday Healing: How to Detox After a Seasonal Celebration

by Stephanie Mandel November 14, 2018

Have you recently indulged in a holiday feast? Or perhaps you’re planning to? We want to help you feel your best during this holiday season, so we’re sharing our tried-and-true strategies for getting back on track toward your health and fitness goals while fully enjoying the festivities. After all, wouldn’t it be nice to still fit into your pants on New Year’s Eve?

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Halloween Digestive Health

Halloween Digestive Health

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel October 17, 2018

Sugar itself is addictive, and sometimes sugar cravings are the result of excessive yeast (in the spirit of Halloween, let’s call them “yeast monsters”) in the digestive tract. Believe it or not, these microbes can actually hijack your brain and cause you to crave things that benefit them (mainly sugar and carbs), even if it’s to your detriment. It can be hard not to give in to temptation, but we are here to help! 

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Breast Cancer Risk: Can Soy Help?

Breast Cancer Risk: Can Soy Help?

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan October 08, 2018

Does soy help prevent breast cancer? So much has been written regarding the role of soy and breast cancer, but much confusion remains. While research in this area is ongoing, here is what we know. Soy is an isoflavone, a class of chemical that has weak estrogen-like activity.  

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Breast Cancer Facts and Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Breast Cancer Facts and Ways to Reduce Your Risk

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan October 07, 2018

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, affecting approximately 1 in 8 over a lifetime. Men are also affected, at a rate of approximately 1 in 100. All women should have an awareness of the changes that occur in their breasts and should undergo routine evaluation and imaging (such as a mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI if appropriate) at recommended intervals.

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Beware Kombucha Lovers: Please Read

Beware Kombucha Lovers: Please Read

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel September 12, 2018

Naturally fermented foods are all the rage, and for good reason - but they’re not all the same! Fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles) and dairy foods (kefir, yogurt) are fermented with naturally-occurring bacteria, like lactobacillus acidophilus. 

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Boost SPF From the Inside Out!

Boost SPF From the Inside Out!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel August 20, 2018

Vitamin D season is in full swing! While some sun exposure for vitamin D production is great for overall health, getting sunburned is always something to avoid. Everyone knows that excessive UV exposure damages skin. But did you know that the foods you eat regularly can improve your skin’s natural defenses against UV damage? It’s delicious and true!

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Educate yourself on food labels

Educate yourself on food labels

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel August 14, 2018

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Lost in the supermarket?

Lost in the supermarket?

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel August 07, 2018

Even the most confident person with a fool-proof grocery list can have trouble maneuvering through the maze of marketing in a supermarket. It can be a daunting, confusing, and even overwhelming experience.

But don't stress, we're here to help you navigate through it.

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