Natural Medicines – Are They as Effective as Big Pharma’s Toxic Drugs?

The doctor will see you now….But for how long? As a nurse practitioner it pains me to say this, but you have experienced it and I have experienced it.  Usually, you only have a few precious minutes to tell your healthcare provider what’s bothering you.   A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that the majority of doctors don’t even ask patients the purpose of their visit.  Crazy, right?  They look at your chart and have formulated an opinion without first hearing your story.  Even when doctors do give patients the opportunity to explain their issue, they interrupt them in 11 seconds on average!  This is what… Read More

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My Experience With Low Dose Naltrexone

Have you heard of low dose naltrexone or LDN? LDN is one tool I use in my practice while working on the root causes.  LDN can help support the immune system in the combating many autoimmune conditions.  If you would like to learn more about the amazing benefits of LDN, check out the my interview with the founder of the LDN Research Trust, Linda Elsegood by clicking here.  I have been prescribing this compounded medication for years and have been amazed by it.  I really feel it need to be a first line therapy.  If you or someone you love is suffering from an autoimmune conditions, please let them know about LDN. … Read More

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How Inflamed Are You?

Today I want to talk to you about inflammation or more specifically, autoimmune disease.  An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks healthy cells. They can be seen as a communication issue within the body or simply a disruption in the body’s delicate balancing act. While there are more than 100 currently recognized today, the most commonly observed autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, lupus, type 1 diabetes, MS, and Crohn’s disease. According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA), more than 50 million suffer from some kind of autoimmune challenge in their lifetime! Fortunately, emerging treatments are surfacing in the functional… 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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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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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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Want Help With Your Gut Issues?

 The health of your gut is incredibly important to your overall well-being. It’s role is to obtain, sort through, and deliver nutrients to the rest of the body. If this does not occur correctly, a wide variety of health complications can take place. Such as digestive distress, decreased immunity, mood instability, hormonal imbalances, and it is believed to be a big player in many chronic diseases, including autoimmune disease.  Maybe you don’t know if your gut health is an issue.  Do you suffer from fatigue, joint pain, unexplained rashes, headaches and more?  If so be sure and watch this video.  Those vague symptoms that you are having may well… Read More

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How Your Gut Health Impacts Your Hormones and Overall Health

Recently I was interviewed on Natural Health Radio by Dr. Theresa Dale., Ph.D, DNS, CCN, NP.  Dr. Dale is the founder of the California College of Natural Medicine, and The Wellness Center.  She has been practicing homeopathy, naturopathy, nutrition, magnetic field therapy, and emotional release technologies since 1980.  This is an important interview that you don’t want to miss.  Listen in as I talk with Dr. Dale about the importance of your gut health, the microbiome, along with key factors that can impact the health of your digestion.  There seems to be an epidemic of hormone related issues, and autoimmune disease, and chronic health issues.  Once you listen to our… Read More

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