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The Functional Medicine Solution for Autoimmunity

The Functional Medicine Solution for Autoimmune Disease

If you’re reading this article, chances are you have an autoimmune disease or know someone who does. These chronic conditions, once considered rare, have exploded in the last 30 years. Part of this is due to a better understanding of the over 80 autoimmune diseases in general and their symptoms. Which, up until recently, were …

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How to Choose the Best Prenatal Vitamin

What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins? Advice from a functional medicine doctor (and mom of 3)

There are so many things to think about when it comes to pregnancy. As a mom of 3 and doctor who specializes in preconception health, natural fertility, and supporting pregnant and postpartum women, I understand this intimately. Yet, choosing the best prenatal vitamin for your body (one of the most important factors for a healthy …

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5 Science-Backed Reasons to go Gluten-free (plus tips on how to get started)

With the popularity of gluten-free diets surging, many people ask me if they should consider going gluten-free. Although most questions regarding health and nutrition are highly individual, in the case of going gluten-free the answer is: yes, it might help a lot and probably can’t hurt! Especially if you’re dealing with any type of chronic …

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How to treat UTIs/bladder infection naturally

How to Use Natural Remedies to Treat UTIs and Bladder Infections (and When to See Your Doctor)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are a very common type of bacterial infection of the bladder, urethra, ureters (tubes that propel urine from your kidneys to your bladder), and kidneys. They occur more often in females (though boys and men get them too), affecting 1 in 3 girls/women by age 24 and about 50% of all …

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What is hpa axis dysfunction?

Why HPA Axis Dysfunction May Be More Important Than Gut Health…

Ask any functional medicine doctor where chronic disease begins, and you’ll typically hear one consistent answer: in the gut! So what the heck do I mean by stating that HPA axis dysfunction (whatever THAT is) may be even more important? I realize this is a bold statement, and may even sound contrary to what I’ve …

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IBS Not Getting Better?

IBS Not Going Away? Here are 5 Reasons You Can’t Heal 

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may have been told that your condition is permanent and something “you’ll just have to live with”. However, after years of practicing functional medicine and battling my own digestive issues, I can tell you with confidence that IBS can be resolved (or at the very least, improved). …

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Could mold and mycotoxins be causing your mystery illness?

Could Mold and Mycotoxin Exposure be Causing Your Mystery Illness?

Mold exposure is extremely common and can be extremely bad for your health. Heck, even the Bible mentions the danger of mold (Leviticus 14)! Yet, most of us are completely unaware of the common sources of mold (including some of our nation’s favorite foods!) and the symptoms that can indicate a serious problem. Now, when …

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Tips for Taking Your Thyroid Medication

As a functional medicine physician, I am a big believer in food as medicine, herbs as super-healers, and a healthy lifestyle as the foundation for healing and well-being. And within my integrative approach, I may also recommend specific medications to help address the root cause of chronic health issues and create a more favorable long-term …

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10 toxins to avoid before, during and after pregnancy

10 toxins to avoid before, during, and after pregnancy

Preconception health is an area I am extremely passionate and knowledgeable about, both as a mother of three who struggled with fertility and pregnancy complications and a functional medicine doctor. And based on years of experience helping women achieve healthy pregnancies, I can tell you that reducing your body burden by avoiding chemical toxins is …

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