Pearls from the Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module

In Functional Medicine, we often start with healing the gut because it is the home of our immune system and our neurotransmitter production. I like to refer to the gut as ‘command central.’ So much of our overall health is determined by the health of our gut. It’s a little ironic that the Gastrointestinal Advanced . . . → Read More: Pearls from the Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module

Menu Planning, Alas!

This September my daughter started high school. My husband also happens to be teacher. This means my lifestyle is, in large part, dictated by the school calendar. I am as grateful for the resumption of routine in September as I am relieved to see it go in June. Routine helps me better plan meals . . . → Read More: Menu Planning, Alas!

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