GERD

Oh GERD! Relieving Heartburn Naturally

When it comes to enjoying meals with family and friends, it can be a memorable time. For some, the memories are from the time spent with loves ones, for others it’s the miserable feeling of heartburn that radiates through their mind. Today we tackle the diagnosis of “GERD”. Before we get started, I am giving Read More

ADD

Back to School & Addressing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Article written by: Stephanie Grutz, ARNP, FNP-C What is ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two disorders defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, “a developmental disorder that is marked especially by persistent symptoms of inattention (such as distractibility, forgetfulness, or disorganization) or by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity (such Read More

Blue Light

Circadian Rhythm – Warning, this is Not a Dance Move

As I wear my nerd goggles (blue-light blocking glasses), I figured it was better to bust out the keyboard and type down some thoughts on the circadian rhythm and the blue light effect on life. What is a Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is known as the body’s natural clock. Important processes take place during Read More

Mercury Toxicity

Mercury “Free” Day

Wow, I have a lot on my mind today! Today (June 7th 2017) is a big day for me! At 8:30 this a.m. I traveled to Mount Vernon and removed the remaining Mercury fillings from my mouth! This Journey started March of 2016 when I was on the quest to safely remove the toxic mercury Read More

EWG dirty dozen, clean 15

Getting Clean by Talking Dirty

The Dirty: Last month we cleaned up a little bit after my article on detoxing the body. This month we are going to dive into clean eating. But in order to get clean, we have to get dirty first! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list each year that discusses the “dirty dozen” and Read More

GERD

Oh Sap! How to Tap a Maple Tree

February is amazing for many reasons! 1. It starts getting brighter earlier in the a.m. and the sun continues to set later each evening 2. It’s my birthday month and 3. It’s MAPLE SEASON! As the temperatures get warmer during the day and refreeze during the night, it creates a pressure/suction force that draws nutrients Read More

Appendix

Appreciating the Appendix

When you think of appendix what usually comes to mind? Emergency surgery? Infections? Near-Death ruptures in bodies? I don’t think there’s ever been a positive connotation to the word! But wait, you can finally take a sigh of relief and know that humans were built very strategically with intelligent design, adapted to their conditions to Read More

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine for Beginners

  Difference between Allopathic (Western Medicine) vs Integrative/Functional/Natural/Holistic Health The below information is an excerpt from “The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living” which can be found at http://www.thenaturalguide.com/natural-medicine.htm. Not all claims are made are scientifically backed.  It is a good place to start to understand the difference between allopathic medicine vs natural healing. In the US we have Read More