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The Right Way to Do a Detox

By Michael Dangovian   |  February 21, 2017

There are a lot of options out there for detoxes. Obviously, some are better than others. But no matter which one you choose (if you choose one at all), there's a right way and a wrong way to do it.

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Keywords: detox, health, wellness

Water vs. Pop: The Showdown

By Nicole Martin   |  February 14, 2017

Everyone alive these days is probably aware that pop (or soda, if you live outside the Midwest, or Coke, if you live in Atlanta) is bad for you. But what your might not know is just HOW bad...

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Keywords: diabetes, pop, soda, sugar

The Sum of Our Parts: Why Nothing Short of Holistic Health is Health at All

By Nicole Martin   |  February 9, 2017

Back when I was right out of college, I decided that I wanted to be a physical therapist. I loved to exercise, I'd spent a lot of my childhood training as a figure skater, dug science... it seemed like a pretty natural fit.

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18 Delicious Recipes from our Winter Recipe Club Meetings

February 9, 2017

16 Delicious Recipes from our Winter Recipe Club Meetings

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Veggie Nachos!

February 2, 2017

Superbowl Nachos & The Grapefruit Guacamole

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7 Facts About a Plant-Based Diet

By Nicole Martin   |  January 31, 2017

On the fence about getting more plants into your diet? Here are 7 reasons why you should start today...

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4 Member Success Stories!

By Michael Dangovian   |  January 26, 2017

Our goal at the Wellness Training Institute is to provide the knowledge and tools for our members to live a better life. So, when that happens, we celebrate it big time internally. Now, we're sharing it with you...

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The 4 Reasons You Should Stop Eating All That Dairy

By Nicole Martin   |  January 19, 2017

Dairy is everywhere. Literally everywhere. Americans on average eat around 630 pounds of dairy each year, whether it be in the form of milk, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, etc. And speaking of cheese...

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Stir Fry and "CHEESY" Vegan Fajita Food Prep

January 19, 2017

Stir Fry and Cheesy Fajita Food Prep

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The Real Truth About Cholesterol

By Michael Dangovian   |  January 17, 2017

If you were to ask a hundred people whether cholesterol is “good” or “bad,” all but a very few would instantly say “bad” and give you a look like you're either incredibly dumb or your question was a trick.

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Confessions of a Recovering Chip-a-Holic

By Nicole Martin   |  January 12, 2017

Growing up one of the staples in my diet were potato chips. After school, every day... Cheezits, Lays, Ruffles, whatever... and usually with dip. Then I got sick...

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What to Look for in a Health Coach

By Nicole Martin   |  December 29, 2016

But how do you find the right coach? I can tell you that my experience has taught me a heck of a lot more than my certifications.

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Wellness Wraps & Hummus Recipes

December 28, 2016

Wellness Wraps & Hummus Recipes

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Oil-Free Dressing Recipes

December 20, 2016

Oil-Free Salad Dressings!

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December Cooking Day

December 19, 2016

December Cooking Day!

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December Recipe Club

By Lauren Meier   |  December 15, 2016

December Recipe Club

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Zucchini Pesto (Dairy Free)

December 8, 2016

15 Minute Zucchini Pesto (Dairy Free)

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November Recipe Club

November 17, 2016

Recipes from our Recipe Club!

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Why You Can't Get Healthy Alone

By Nicole Martin   |  September 30, 2016

The hardest part about getting healthy is, for a lot of people, knowing where to start. And the hardest part of knowing where to start is the fact that every time you look into some health tip, you find a countering opinion...

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4 Things You Can Do Nutritionally RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Life

By Nicole Martin   |  September 27, 2016

Very few people have ever decided that they are going to just throw up their hands, decide that whatever happens happens, and just choose to stay sick and broken down and headed for an early grave. But at the same time, the evidence is there...

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The Power of Getting Quiet

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 22, 2016

Do you feel good? Right now, at this moment, do you feel good? As a cardiologist now halfway through my third decade of practice, I've noticed two things about the possible answers to that question...

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Why You Should Eat Plants

By Nicole Martin   |  September 19, 2016

Why should you eat plants? Seems like kind of a dumb question, right? Our moms all told us to eat our vegetables, so it's wired inside us to know that they are good for us. Just knowing, though, doesn't seem to be enough...

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Why You Should Practice Present Moment Awareness

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 16, 2016

One of the hardest things to do in this day and age is slow down. Our phones constantly distract us, there are screens everywhere begging for our attention, and life doesn't exactly allow you to just hit the pause button...

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Feeling it Out: The Power of the Elimination Diet

By Nicole Martin   |  September 13, 2016

When most people hear the words "eliminate" and "diet" together, they think of deprivation. They think about giving up all the foods they currently eat. They picture a grey wasteland of bland foodstuffs and unfed cravings. But that's not at all how it works...

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First Do No Harm: The One Things that Drives Me NUTS as a Doctor

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 8, 2016

Even after twenty-plus years as a practicing cardiologist, there is one thing that, above all else, drives me nuts. Before I get to that, though, let me make something very clear.

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The 5 Supplements that You Should (Probably) be Taking Every Day

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 6, 2016

Given our culture's current and collectively terrible diet, supplements are often necessary. Here are some of the essentials.

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How to Optimize Your Daily Routine for Optimum Health

By Nicole Martin   |  September 1, 2016

How we think and feel about the world determines, in a very real way, how we live our lives. Adding powerful habits into your daily flow can have life-changing effects on all aspects of your health.

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The End of Real Food: Hijacking the Word “Diet”

By Nicole Martin   |  August 30, 2016

When people say they're on a “diet,” what do they actually mean?

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Chill: How to Relax

By Michael Dangovian   |  August 26, 2016

I don't have to tell you that as a country we are “stressed out.” You hear it all the time. Whether we're worried about the political climate, aging, our jobs, all the uncertainties related to our families... the list is infinite.

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