Understanding MTHFR

Many diseases including depression, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease have been linked to faulty methylation. This is a chemical process happening within our cells at a pretty constant rate – about a billion times per second. Poor methylation may be a contributing factor not only in chronic disease, but also in birth defects of . . . → Read More: Understanding MTHFR

It’s a New Year

It’s a New Year. Forget the resolutions. They usually go unfulfilled or are, at best, short-lived. Think more about creating a sustainable lifestyle that supports your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Skip jumping on a bandwagon. Forget the diet. Learn how to eat for life. Forget 5 days a week at the gym. Nobody starts, . . . → Read More: It’s a New Year

Love Your Breasts

I’m not one to jump on the monthly awareness bandwagon. And I am particularly not a fan of the pink ribbon bandwagon synonymous with October. I care about breast cancer awareness, of course I do. I take care of women before, during, and after treatment. It’s the focus is on breast CANCER instead of . . . → Read More: Love Your Breasts

What You Can Do To Support Good Brain Function

I’d like to walk you through a functional medicine perspective of neurodegenerative disorders in an effort to empower you to take some preventive steps. Neurodegenerative disorders include dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. A functional medicine practitioner asks, “Why?” Why does an individual experience a shift in physiology that results in a constellation of . . . → Read More: What You Can Do To Support Good Brain Function

Choice

I am out of the breastfeeding loop. It’s been roughly 11 years since I breastfed my daughter and 10 years since I attended a birth and cared for a new mom and baby. Distance from a particular time of life affords perspective. Thank goodness.

During some vulnerable new-mom moment long, long ago, a lactation . . . → Read More: Choice

Catch the Wave

A client recently asked me if I think functional medicine is ‘catching on,’ and I found myself struggling to respond to her question. My exposure to what’s happening in mainstream healthcare is limited. I practice alone, at a home-based clinic, on the coast of Maine, where women self-select for my services. And yet, each . . . → Read More: Catch the Wave