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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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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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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Has Your Gut Been An Issue For Years?

Many of the health issues that people are experiencing today begin with your gut health.  Has your gut been an issue for years and you don’t know it?  Maybe you have digestive issues and are still trying to figure out what is going on and how to heal your gut and eliminate the root causes of your digestive issues? Maybe you don’t have digestive issues, but are suffering from fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, headaches, unexplained rashes or hormonal balance.  Your gut health could be the source of these problems.  If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone… Is this you? “My biggest challenge is to know WHAT… Read More

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