Be Excellent to Each Other Connection + Compassion in a Time of Uncertainty

Be Excellent to Each Other Connection + Compassion in a Time of Uncertainty

I saw this as I was walking around my neighborhood on Saturday and it reinforced my belief that I have some pretty cool neighbors.

In times like these we’ve got to look to the classics for guidance.

The uncertainty we’re living in is uncomfortable, but I’m also grateful for how connected we can all still remain through the magic of the interwebs.

COVID-19 FAQ: Don’t Panic, Be Informed Get Answers to Common Questions + Stay Safe

COVID-19 FAQ: Don’t Panic, Be Informed Get Answers to Common Questions + Stay Safe

Your burning COVID-19 questions, answered.

Living in the epicenter of the outbreak in the US has understandably raised a lot of concerns from my patients. 

I’ve compiled the common questions I’ve heard and answered them to the best of my ability. 

I’ve linked sources wherever I can.

Please note: these answers are for informational purposes only. They are not medical advice. Please speak with your doctor or healthcare professional about what’s best for you.

Coronavirus and the Importance of Terrain Discover a Critical Variable for Understanding Your Risk

Coronavirus and the Importance of Terrain Discover a Critical Variable for Understanding Your Risk

With headlines popping up daily announcing new statistics from COVID-19, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what’s going on and what we can do.

Information is both abundant and lacking and it’s confusing to sort through.

In the meantime, I’d like to discuss one massively important variable that naturopathic doctors are very familiar with but that isn’t discussed at all in the mainstream.

And it’s a crucial component to determining your risk for catching the virus and how it progresses through your system.

Getting Sick is Not a Moral Failing The Myth of Perfect Health Needs to Die

Getting Sick is Not a Moral Failing The Myth of Perfect Health Needs to Die

This week a patient came to me in tears because she got a cold.

She’d been through a lot in the past year, including surgery and a cancer scare. 

Since then, she’d been doing great. She made major diet changes, started exercising, learned to manage her stress better, had emotional reckonings with her family, and more.

Then she came down with a sore throat and fever.

Exhausted and crying, she sat across from me and told me she felt like an utter failure.

Debunking Dairy Myths: The Real Risk Around Hormones + Cancer Find Out the Truth about Your Health + Food

Debunking Dairy Myths: The Real Risk Around Hormones + Cancer Find Out the Truth about Your Health + Food

Doctors are now petitioning the FDA to put a breast cancer warning label on cheese.

As a result of the paleo and keto diets, patients come to me thinking that dairy is an inherently inflammatory food that should be totally removed from their diet.

The fear-mongering that we’re constantly exposed to around our nutrition and health needs to stop.

How are we supposed to tell what’s true and what’s not?

What we've learned from 3 years of intermittent fasting What Worked, What Didn’t Work, and Our Plan Moving Forward

What we've learned from 3 years of intermittent fasting What Worked, What Didn’t Work, and Our Plan Moving Forward

Do you eat breakfast every day, first thing in the morning?

Do you “fuel up” before a workout?

Do you grab a snack in the late evening after dinner?

I used to do all of these things and so did my husband, Chris.

A few years ago, we decided to shake it up and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Well, I shook it up first and Chris decided to see how I fared, haha. Then he joined in with my crazy experiment.

So what did we do?

We started intermittent fasting.

How Your Emotions Affect Your Physical Health The Mind-Body Connection and Why It Matters

How Your Emotions Affect Your Physical Health The Mind-Body Connection and Why It Matters

Your mental and emotional state affect your physical health in a big way.

The reverse, or how your physical health affects your emotions, is clearer to see.

If we have an injury and it takes awhile to recover, and we can get frustrated. Or if we have a nagging, chronic, health complaint, we can get depressed.

BUT, the other side of the coin is much, much more powerful for your overall success in remaining healthy, happy, and balanced throughout your life.

Easy & Natural DIY Magnesium Balm Soothe Your Sore Muscles And Release Tension

Easy & Natural DIY Magnesium Balm Soothe Your Sore Muscles And Release Tension

It’s summer and that means more outdoor activities, more yard work, and generally more exercise.

It’s fabulous that we all get moving a bit more this time of year, but it also means we’re probably a little more likely to injure ourselves, or at least give ourselves some nice, achy muscles.

Or maybe we’ve just got chronic stress and tension built up in our neck and shoulders from lots of computer work.

Whatever the reason for your sore muscles, I’ve got a little something that can help get you relief now.

5 Myths About the Healing Journey And The Truth You Need to Hear to Feel Better

5 Myths About the Healing Journey And The Truth You Need to Hear to Feel Better

Healing should be easy.

Once we figure out the right trajectory, it’s a straight shot to feeling better.

Does this sound like your own internal monologue when you’re dealing with health issues, name?

How about these:

My body is broken and I don’t have the tools to repair it. It fights against me and I don’t know why.

If I ignore whatever is making me uncomfortable, it will go away.

I don’t have time to be sick.

If any of these sound familiar, you’re not alone.

Most people talk to themselves like this (including me!), believing that they are inadequate and incapable of healing.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

We all have the capacity, it’s just whether or not we choose to accept the journey in front of us.

Figuring Out Your Food Allergies: A 3 Part Mini Masterclass What Food Allergies Are, How to Test and Treat Them, and Overcoming Common Mistakes

Figuring Out Your Food Allergies: A 3 Part Mini Masterclass What Food Allergies Are, How to Test and Treat Them, and Overcoming Common Mistakes

Have you heard the term “food allergy” thrown around a lot, but aren’t sure what exactly it is?

You’re in the same boat as most people!

It’s out there in popular culture and seems to have picked up steam lately with the advent of more awareness around the protein in wheat that causes issues for some folks, also known as gluten.

But what are food allergies, really?

What’s actually happening in my body and how would they make me feel?

Does everyone have food allergies?

How do I treat them if I have them?

These are all great questions, and I’m happy to answer as many as I can. 

I work with my patients on a daily basis discussing food allergies and I’ve been through dealing with them on a personal level for over a decade now.

My Top 3 Tips For Eliminating Your Hot Flashes (and balancing hormones) Find Out Why Hot Flashes Happen and What You Can Do About Them

My Top 3 Tips For Eliminating Your Hot Flashes (and balancing hormones) Find Out Why Hot Flashes Happen and What You Can Do About Them

If you do a little research online about hot flashes, you’ll find pretty dismal explanations of why they happen and how to treat them.

It’s a lot of “we’re not really sure, this is our best guess” and “you might have these for awhile, no telling when they’ll stop”.

This lack of understanding, clear explanation, and quite frankly, empathy for a very frustrating experience can be disheartening.

It’s unnerving when we don’t feel like we have control of our own body.

Something we usually never think about -- temperature regulation -- is suddenly at the forefront of our minds as we experience flushes of heat several times a day and sometimes throughout the night.

What's the deal?

Well, naturopathic medicine can explain exactly WHY these flashes happens AND give you tools that work with your body to quell this distressing feeling.

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