Let’s Talk Heart to Heart

Today I want to talk to you heart to heart.  This a subject close to my heart.  My father died of a heart attack at the age of 64 and had open heart surgery when he was 51.  Many of his 9 brothers and sisters died prematurely from some form of cardiovascular disease from heart attacks, strokes or aneurysms.  This is one of many reasons I am a health advocate. Did you know 1 out of every 3 deaths in the US is caused by some form of cardiovascular disease? The AHA (American Heart Association) also estimates that an average of 92.1 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or… Read More

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Autoimmune Disease on the Rise? What You Need to Know

Autoimmune Disease appears to be on the rise.  Did you know that it is believed that 20 percent of the American population is believed to suffer from some form of an autoimmune condition?  This is an alarming number!  Watch the video below to get my take on why this may be happening.  Find out what steps you can start taking today so that you can help to lower your risk or even improve your symptoms if you currently are dealing with an autoimmune condition. Then if you would like to work with me further, click here for more information.  

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Haywire Hormones? This Ancient South American Plant May Help

Haywire Hormones?  If so, then you are going to want to keep reading.  There is one ancient South America Plant that may well help relieve those haywire hormone symptoms you have been experiencing.  It is also my number one recommendation to the thousands of women and even men I have treated over the years suffering from hormone related.  Before I tell you what this plant is, it is advised to first consult your health practitioner about any hormone related symptoms you may be experiencing.  Functional Medicine practitioners like myself will always recommend doing a complete evaluation that includes checking your hormone levels.  If you would like to learn more about how… Read More

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6 Ways to Tell If Your Hormones are Out of Balance

Are you wondering if your hormones are out of balance?  Do you wonder what symptoms are associated with hormone imbalance?   I probably don’t have to tell you that abnormal levels of hormones can wreak havoc and can have a negative impact on your quality of life.  Not only are you suffering, but the people who may be around you are as well. Mood swings, for instance, can affect the way a woman treats people in her surroundings. From monthly periods to menopause, it is important to have an understanding of the cause of your hormonal imbalance, including how you should deal with it. You should be able to tell if you are having hormonal imbalance.… Read More

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5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Health Naturally

Are you looking for ways to improve your health that don’t take a lot of time? 5 quick ways you can boost your health naturally include: good sleep hygiene, breathe deeply, eat out less, get out in nature and walk, and hydration.  These five steps when practiced regularly can help give you the boost you need to optimizing your health.  To learn more, watch the video below.

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Hashimoto’s Treatment…….What You Need to Know

Hashimoto’s is a largely an under diagnosed condition affecting more women then men.  It can leave you feeling not like yourself.  You may notice weight gain, mood swings, hair loss, dry skin, constipation, menstrual irregularity, fluid retention, significant fatigue and more.  Many who suffer from this autoimmune condition are frustrated as they don’t feel they are getting the answers they need to not only diagnose this condition, by also to treat Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. If you suspect you have Hashimoto’s, be sure to watch my video, “Hashimoto’s-What Causes It and How to Test for It.  This is a great place to start to learn about some of the presenting features,… Read More

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Do You Suffer From the Winter Blues?

Do you suffer from the winter blues? The NIMH estimates that globally about 300 million adults suffer from regular depressive episodes. It’s the leading cause of disability worldwide and can lead to further complications with other diseases.  January is considered the bluest month for people.  The recent brutal cold now as we enter February has certainly not helped your mood if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues. Treatment for depression has been known to be a source of great controversy amongst the medical world. While many people advocate for the use of prescription drugs, there are equally as many (if not more) who contest it in favor… Read More

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Hypothyroid Symptoms, Testing….What You Need to Know

Do you have hypothyroid disease or suspect you do? This is video two in my 3-part series on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.  If you missed video one, you can watch it by clicking here.  In this video I will discuss some of the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism and what test you may want to discuss ordering with your primary care provider.  The information I am going to share with you is for information and educational purposes only and is not a replacement for seeking appropriate medical care. Please keep in mind that there are other possible causes for your symptoms that can present very much like symptoms for a thyroid condition. … Read More

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Obstacles to Combating Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is on the rise.  To make matters worse there are many obstacles to combating autoimmune disease. According to The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), there are approximately 50 million Americans suffering from autoimmune diseases. That equates to 20 percent of the population! This is a shocking statistic. With over 100 known autoimmune diseases today, autoimmunity has become a major chronic health problem and diagnosis for these diseases are difficult, research is limited, and conventional treatment is often limited to managing symptoms.  Many of the common obstacles found in diagnosing, researching, and treating autoimmune diseases include: -Symptoms can affect several organ systems making it difficult to assign the… Read More

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Hashimito’s-What Causes It & How To Test For It

Do you suffer from an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s?  Maybe you are just wondering if you have the condition and have not been diagnosed.  It is always important to discuss your concerns with your primary health care provider.  The information I will share with you in these 3-part video series on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism is for information and educational purposes only.  In video two I will talk about symptoms of Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroid and in video three discuss possible treatment approaches. If you would like to work with me further, schedule a consultation by clicking here.  

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