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Hormonal Birth Control : A Confusing Situation

Hormonal Birth Control, a confusing situation I have a lot of women come into my office asking advice about treating hormonal related symptoms while they are on hormonal birth control. There are a lot of factors to take into account and it is a heavy subject. This blog post will discuss hormonal contraceptives as a Read More

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Soulful Sessions with Steph – Experiences and Old Wisdom

As a new nurse practitioner, I was practicing conventional (Western Medicine) at an acute facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I wasn’t connected with my spirituality back then as much as I am now. When a patient had stones in her bra for protection, I pretended I understood, but in my brain I was like, “what Read More

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Healthy Freeze Pops

As the summer heat approaches us, there’s nothing more refreshing than some delicious, flavored ice! I remember as a kid I loved indulging in Mr. Freeze Pops. As I have gotten older (and wiser), I squirm when I see the ingredients that fill those ice pops. Doing a simple search I found the ingredients listed Read More

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Healing the Brain after Injury

I had a wonderful opportunity to attend an integrative neurobiology conference a few weeks ago in Scottsdale, Arizona! I’m always looking for ways to find  healing solutions to health concerns without long term reliance on medications, if able. This conference was a great opportunity to do just that! With any new patient, I always assess Read More

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An Itchy Situation… Treating Chronic Skin Irritation

Have you ever had skin that itched so bad and the itch wouldn’t go away? Have you ever had hives from an unknown trigger? Chronic hives, also called chronic urticaria, causes an itchy, red rash on the skin. Many times people will go to their providers to be placed on oral or topical steroids and antihistamine medications. Read More

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Everyday is Earth Day

Simple steps to creating a healthier planet Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. 1. Read More

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Fatigued? Your Adrenal Glands Might Need Support

You might have read or have heard about a seemingly new “buzzword” in the Western culture over the past few years- the adrenal glands. The adrenals are two thumb sized glands that sit on top of the kidneys and are a part of the endocrine system. They help modulate many actions in our bodies, including release Read More

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Alzheimer’s – Brain Inflamed

If I can choose a term to describe myself, I would say I am a self-proclaimed ‘old soul’. From childhood to my first job as a nurse practitioner, I volunteered and worked with the aging adult population. This aging population has always attracted me with their vast & countless experiences in life, like living history Read More