Have you ever heard of the small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck? Let’s take a moment to talk about this small but very important gland known as the thyroid. The thyroid is a very important player in the endocrine system and primarily produces a hormone called
When people visit a doctor’s office these days, one of the first things that some patients may notice is the need for doctors to prescribe medicine and rarely reach the root a patient’s illness. Functional medicine intends to find the root causes of people’s illnesses. Functional medicine asks the question
Eating healthy in a world with chips and burgers may not always be easy, but it’s always worth it. Here are 7 easy foods you can integrate into your diet to promote health and well-being. Canned Salmon While fresh salmon is delicious and nutritious, it’s not always conveniently available. Canned
If you have ever been on a plane, one of the first things you are taught is what to do in case of any emergencies. If there is ever a moment where cabin pressure drops in an airplane, masks drop from the overhead compartment to help passengers keep stable breathing.
The holidays are here and with the festivities comes a slew of get-togethers, fun, and food. To many, this is the time of year that diets go out the window and enjoyment of all holiday favorites is embraced. Although to some this is an easy break from mundane dieting, to
The holidays are here, days full of laughter and cheer. Time to pull out the Christmas lights, start the bonfires, play all the Christmas music and get into the full swing of holiday cheer. It’s time to buy presents, prepare the food, send out invitations, get together with the entire
I received my nutritional genetics results, and this is what I have learned As a physician assistant, I often talk about how to make a healthy lifestyle more realistic. We talk about making healthy nutritional choices, vitamin and mineral supplementation, meal planning and prepping, healthy snacking, good eating habits, and
Nutritional Genetic Testing…The nutritional genetics test reveals the relationship between genes, nutrition and health.
Why Nutritional Genetic Testing? Nutritional Genetic Testing…Why is it that some people can eat a high saturated fat diet and not be as affected by it as others? We are all different and our bodies work different. Our bodies metabolize and absorb the nutrients based on our unique DNA. The internet
Whether you are young, middle age, or older, experiencing postpartum or a woman experiencing pre or post menopause, you should feel vibrant, energetic, happy, curious, and full of life- mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. If not, maybe there is something more going on…. My personal struggles Throughout my 30’s,
Why do so many of us regain weight that we worked so hard to lose? Here are some of the top reasons. Your Diet Was Too Restrictive If you cut out a large amount of calories and spend hours each day at the gym, you will lose the weight. However,