Safe Ways To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Are you taking good care of your skin this summer?  Looking at one’s skin can be one of the first signs you can tell how well someone is aging.  Now with summer fast approach, are you protecting your skin when outside?  Some sun exposure is actually good for us as it provides Vitamin D.   When using sunscreen, you want to make sure you use one that is not full of harmful chemicals (which most sunscreens are in my opinion).  Instead invest in sunscreen products with natural ingredients that are not full of hormone disrupting chemicals like Beautcounters CounterSun.   Everyone ages, but there are things you can do to slow down… Read More

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The Anti-Cancer Revolution is Here….Natural Ways to Support a Cancer Diagnosis!

I don’t know anyone who has not had their life impacted by cancer either with their own diagnosis or that of a loved one.  This is certainly tru for Ryan Sternagel, creator of the Anti-Cancer Revolution. Ryan and his family received devastating news on his son’s first birthday: stage IV cancer!  How could this beautiful innocent child have stage IV cancer?  Particularly in a family that lived a healthier than average life filled with good food, exercise and happiness.  What happened next is an amazing testament to a father’s love for his son.   Ryan deeply researched the disease and how to protect his son from the damage of conventional treatments… Read More

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Listen to 20+ Gut Health Expert Share Their Knowledge

Are you suffering from gut issues?  As a functional medicine nurse practitioner, I help people to heal their guts.  This is done be taking a thorough medical history, reviewing past testing and treatment and working as a detective to uncover the root causes of your gut issues.  Only then can you truly begin to heal from things like acid reflux, irritable bowel, small intestinal overgrowth and more.  Later this fall I will be reopening my Heal Your Gut small group so watch out for that in the coming months.  For now, I want to share with you education about gut and microbiome health being offered by Health Means.  They have… Read More

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Causes and Treatments…..What You Should Know

Do you or someone you love suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome? Would you not like to have every cell in your body vibrate with good energy? Unfortunately for those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) this seems impossible.  The causes of CFS are still not proven or consistent. While there appears to be a link between stress and the development of chronic fatigue syndrome, the specifics on why this disease occurs is unknown. As there is no known CFS causes, discovering if you are inflicted with this illness is a matter of eliminating diagnosis. Eliminating diagnosing, or the art of determining that you have a disease based on the… Read More

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Do You Suffer From Anxiety?

Spring is here!  Soon many of us will be busy in our gardens or enjoying outdoor activities.  However for some today and everyday is another day filled with anxiety.  That is what I want to talk to you about today.  Do you suffer from anxiety? Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the US with over 40 million people over the age of 18 suffering from some form of it today. That is 18.1% of the population! Of all those suffering, only 36% of them are getting treatment for it. Why is this number so low? Pharmaceutical medication hasn’t proven to be necessarily successful. Efficacy rates range between… Read More

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Do You Suffer From Anxiety?

Spring is here!   Soon many of us will be busy in our gardens or enjoying outdoor activities.  However for some today and everyday is another day filled with anxiety.  That is what I want to talk to you about today.  Do you suffer from anxiety? Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the US with over 40 million people over the age of 18 suffering from some form of it today. That is 18.1% of the population! Of all those suffering, only 36% of them are getting treatment for it. Why is this number so low? Pharmaceutical medication hasn’t proven to be necessarily successful. Efficacy rates range between… Read More

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Candida Overgrowth and It’s Potential Hidden Dangers

Have you ever suspected you may have yeast overgrowth or candida? Have you asked your health practitioner about it and they look at as if you have 3 eyes? If so you are not alone. Today I want to talk to you about a very important subject and that is Candida and the potential health dangers you need to know about. Yeast is a fungus that helps keep the digestive system and immune system healthy, and also helps with the absorption of vitamins and minerals from your food. So some yeast is good. However there are also certain species of yeast that when present or when healthy yeast grow to… Read More

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Do you suffer from irritable bowel?

Do you suffer from an irritable bowel?   Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common GI (gastrointestinal) disorders in the world! In the US up to 10-15% of adults experience symptoms of the disorder every year. With an increase in new toxins and processed ingredients in our food system, it is no wonder that the majority of people are struggling to combat this disorder with modern medicine. Which by the way, often does not work to alleviate the symptoms of IBS. As a functional medicine nurse practitioner, I want to help you get to the root cause of what is contributing to your IBS symptoms. … Read More

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How Stress is Wrecking Havoc on Your Gut

Ahh, stress, is there no part of the body that it does not affect?  Stress affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. In its chronic form, it will have a significant impact on your body and can cause all types of problems, and in some cases plays a key role in serious chronic diseases.  Your gut is the epicenter to good health.  The amount of day-to-day stress you have will take its toll and wear down your immune system.  Did you know that 80% of your immune system resides in your gut! It isn’t hard to make the connection between stress and your stomach. I know when I am stress… 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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