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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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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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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Restore Your Gut Health in 8 Weeks

Imagine what life would be like if you no longer had …… food allergies or sensitivities, constipation, leaky gut, toxic pounds,  hormone imbalances, brain fog and fatigue.   I know you’ve been waiting for…. Some miracle to fix your subpar digestive system that plagues you with painful belly bloat, food intolerances, constipation or diarrhea, and stomach upset on a daily basis. Maybe you don’t have digestive symptoms at all. Instead you are suffering from fatigue, brain fog, mood changes, joint pain or hormone imbalance. It all can be related to the health of your gut. I’m not unlike you. Before helping hundreds, if not thousands with their digestive issues, I had my own digestive issues. In fact just before my third birthday, I spent a… Read More

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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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Are you taking care of your gut?

Are you taking care of your gut during the busy holiday season?  If not, you are not alone.  I don’t have to tell you that eating crappy food isn’t a reward it’s a punishment as Drew Carey stated so well. Consuming lots of sugary goodies and spirits can leave you feeling sluggish, bloated and miserable.  Not only that, all that holiday cheer can leave your gut leaky.  This will impact your health by not only making you feel crappy, but can make a current situation worse.  Are you suffering from brain fog, fatigue, joint pain, headaches, bloating, gas, unexplained skin rashes and more?  If so, what you are putting in your… Read More

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Is your diet causing you more suffering?

How much added stress and suffering is your diet costing you?  Are you feeling like the  woman in the photo here after a little too much celebrating?   Chronic stress is implicated as a possible cause of gut dysfunction. There are also outside pressures from jobs, school, relationships, finances, and it’s all feeding back into itself… Guess what.  You compound the effects of environmental stress when you have a diet loaded with processed foods, sugar, chemicals, and trans fats, and is low in fiber and actual nutrients. I know you may feel it’s impossible to get away from this type of diet, but it is possible and now you need to decide… Read More

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How Aloe Vera Juice Improves Gut Health

Aloe is a powerful plant. When I used to hear aloe I would automatically think of sunburn relief. In fact I keep two aloe vera plants in my home and have used them for just that.  However aloe vera has another important use.  It aloe helps to relieve intestinal damage. It’s got nourishing properties unparalleled by anything else in the plant world. It’s almost as if aloe vera was made for the human gut. I have seen this plant work well for some, but then others may not tolerate due to an underlying sensitivity to the plant.  All I can say is, try it.   Why Aloe Juice Works Aloe provides… Read More

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