Supplement Basics You Need to Know

Did you know March is National Nutrition month?  The goal of National Nutrition Month is to recognize and bring awareness to the importance of good nutrition. Through research, we are becoming increasingly aware of the connection between our diets and our overall health. A healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle can help prevent many chronic health conditions and keep you feeling your best. In honor of National Nutrition month, there are some supplement basics you need to know to help you further optimize your health. Below your will find some useful information about some of the top recommended supplements that can help promote your general well-being: Multivitamins While the best way to get… Read More

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Vitamin Basics You Want to Know

Are you taking vitamins?  If so, then it is important that you know the basics about vitamins.  March is national nutrition month and I thought this would be as good a time as any to share this information with you. Performing a plethora of roles to maintain good health and development, vitamins are essential nutrients that we can’t live without. Yet there are so many that perform wonders without our even actually being aware of it, until we don’t get sufficient amounts and problems occur. Vitamins are characterized by the following: They’re found naturally in food, with varying amounts They can’t be made by the body (save for vitamin D… Read More

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Taking a Functional Approach to Your Healthcare-Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

Recently I was interviewed by health coach Julie Smith from www.juliesmithcoaching.com.  We had a frank discussion about what functional medicine is; how this approach to healthcare is different; and why it’s so powerful. Watch the video and for more information on the who, what, what and how of functional medicine read more here. Who is a functional medicine practitioner? Examples of practitioners that practice functional medicine can include Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists. What is functional medicine? Functional Medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, not just symptom treatment. Functional medicine examines every factor involved including symptoms, genes, environment, and lifestyle factors to treat the… Read More

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Say No to GMO

Today I am going to talk about the controversy around GMO’s.  There may be some I offend with today’s message, but this is something I feel strongly about.  GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants that have been altered with the aim of becoming more appealing to a mass consumer population. This direct manipulation of an organism’s DNA in scientific laboratories has led to the presence of many unwanted and dangerous toxins in much of our food supply, such as fruits and vegetables genetically engineered to grow to several times larger than their natural size. Needless to say, this fabricated image of health and nourishment has had a drastic effect on… Read More

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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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