AuthorAnnamarie Salyer

Annamarie Salyer FNP-C is the co-founder of Bion Healthcare, a Functional Medicine practitioner, and author of the Bion Healthcare Blog. Mrs. Salyer, her husband, and their two daughters call the Indianapolis area home.

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin Seeds

People often think of pumpkins as a fall decoration or a delicious desert. A variety of squash, pumpkins provide another benefit. Did you know pumpkin seeds are a good for you? C'est vrai! Protein and nutrients abound. So when you are carving that pumpkin for Halloween or scooping out the flesh for your Thanksgiving desert, don't forget to collect and prepare the seeds.

Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine

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Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine - Bion Healthcare

In conventional medicine, the focus is on compartmentalizing the body into individual systems, and diagnosing and treating the symptoms of an individual system. The Functional medicine approach views the body as one integrated system, and seeks to identify and address the root cause of disease. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

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Apple Cinnamon Detox Water - Bion Healthcare

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water is a delicious way to boost your immune system, increase your energy, and lose weight. Both apple and cinnamon contain a high level of antioxidants that will defend the body against free radicals that cause oxidative stress, which reduces the immune system’s defense against viruses and other germs.

Chia Seeds: A Super Food

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Chia Pudding

Native to Central America, chia seeds are high in nutrients, low in calories, and one of the world's best super foods. They can slow down signs of aging, increase energy, improve sleep, maintain an optimal immune system, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, reduce appetite and weight, and build strong bones. But what do they contain that makes them 'super'?

How to Eat Less Plastic

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How to eat less plastic

Studies have found that the average person consumes about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic each week, roughly the weight of a credit card. This translates to approximately 104,000 tiny pieces of plastic for a total of 1/2 lb. of plastic or roughly 52 credit cards each year!

Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) | Bion Healthcare

It’s getting to be that time of year again when each day the daylight hours become a little shorter and the temperature begins to drop. For some this is a welcome relief from the summer heat, but for others, specifically those who suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the change in seasons begins a long, difficult, and tiresome journey.

What is Leaky Gut?

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What is Leaky Gut? | Bion Healthcare

You may have heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome and wondered what it is and if you have it? Leaky Gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition that causes gaps in the intestinal walls to loosen. This condition may allow substances such as bacteria, and undigested food particles and toxins to exit your intestinal walls and enter your bloodstream.

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