functional medicine

Why a Simple Blood Test is Not Enough (Part 1)

2018-10-10T17:31:43+00:00September 25th, 2018|

It’s your annual medical exam, and you know the routine - you spend 5-10 minutes with your doctor or the nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant, they weigh you, then measure your blood pressure and body temperature. If you’re lucky, they order a basic lab panel for 10-30 blood markers, which is fewer than half of what you really need for quality insight into your health.

Why a Simple Blood Test is Not Enough (Part 2)

2018-10-10T17:31:43+00:00October 2nd, 2018|

Last week I shared with you a couple of learning experiences I had when I was first introduced to functional blood chemistry analysis – it helped me learn and then diagnose symptoms that saved my life, as well as diagnosing two patients with life-threatening blood disorders. The following case shows the power of reading lab markers holistically and functionally - please read on to learn more!

What is Health and Lifestyle Alchemy (Part 1)?

2018-11-20T20:20:36+00:00November 14th, 2018|

I will begin with my preferred definition of a Health & Lifestyle Alchemist: The transformation of pain and suffering into awareness and freedom through a unique process of transmutation by using symptoms and stressors in the body, mind, and life to inform a creative and emerging therapeutic process that cultivates vibrant health and lasting well being.

How Getting Sick Can Be a Sign of Health (Part 1)

2019-02-14T00:47:38+00:00February 14th, 2019|

There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them. This may sound odd – but I’m always excited when a patient reports having a fever because I know a secret that your doctor and the media probably is not telling you. I’m going to let you in on it today!

How Getting Sick Can Be a Sign of Health (Part 2)

2019-03-03T19:07:32+00:00March 4th, 2019|

A fever response to a virus or bacteria is a sign of a strong and healthy immune system. In my practice, the sickest people are the ones who claimed to never get sick and there are many studies proving the importance of fevers. There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them.

My Hashimoto’s Healing Journey

2019-04-04T12:48:02+00:00April 3rd, 2019|

As a holistic healthcare provider, I understand the medical and emotional sides of many symptoms and the dis-ease processes. What you may not know, is that I’ve been a patient as well. Twenty-one years ago, I had horrible symptoms of fibromyalgia. Then, years later I developed different symptoms and went misdiagnosed and undiagnosed for years - I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Please read on for the story of my healing journey...

Why Going Outside Isn’t Enough to Boost Your Vitamin D (Part 1)

2019-04-12T16:54:17+00:00April 12th, 2019|

Believe it or not, most people can't get enough Vitamin D3 from the sun... I love to find the most beneficial and natural way to work with the human body and mind, sun exposure is helpful but often simply not enough. Please continue reading to learn more.