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Taking the “Ahh-ChoooO” out of Allergies

An allergy is a misguided immune response triggered by eating, touching, or inhaling an irritant. Examples of allergies include pollens, dust mites, molds, animal dander, and certain foods. The environmental allergies usually affect the respiratory system can be the most difficult to control at the peak of their seasons. From my experience, seasonal allergies can Read More

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) an Integrative Approach

Stephanie Grutz, ARNP, FNP-C What is ALS? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or classical motor neuron disease, is a progressive disorder that disrupts signals to all voluntary muscles.  Many providers use the terms motor neuron disease and ALS interchangeably. Symptoms Read More

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Sinus Infections: Beating the Acute & Chronic Upper Respiratory Bugs

It’s that time of year, when the sniffles, coughs and bugs come home from school and work. We have busy lives and these respiratory viruses can linger. We all know that using antibiotics for viruses are not helpful and can actually harm the gut microbiome, so today we are going to dive deep into these Read More

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Live Longer With Integrative Cancer Therapy – Part 3

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You made it to part 3. In part 1 & 2, I explained what cancer is and why an integrative cancer approach is crucial in living a long, healthy life. If we just kill off the cancer, but don’t clean up the toxic environment the cancer was created in, we Read More

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CaNOla Oil – Why you should say no to this oil

What is Canola Oil? In 1970 the Canola Plant was genetically engineered in response to the FDA banning rapeseed oil which is the main source of canola oil in today’s market. Rapeseed oil was banned due to showing high levels of anti-nutrients and decreased absorption for iodine in the body. Since Canola oil has low Read More

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Live Longer with Integrative Cancer Therapy – Part 2

Cancer Care: Looking at the Whole Person Although October is the declared the official “Cancer Awareness Month”, I’ve decided that every month will be dedicated to cancer awareness. One of the leading causes of death worldwide, cancer took over 8.8 million lives in 2015 alone. New cases of cancer are expected to rise 70% over Read More

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Saying goodbye to the past 7 months – Welcoming the next stage

I would say this is a vulnerable post, but not as much now as it would have been a year ago. 7 months ago I was having a drain placed for an abscess (right lower pic). The abscess formed because the area near it was damaged from years of misguided nutrition, immunosuppressant medication and an Read More

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Live Longer with Integrative Cancer Therapies – Part. 1

The Beginning of a Passion: Cancer was never my true passion when I started working in the healthcare field. But it didn’t take long to realize that sometimes you don’t have a choice. My first oncology patient called soon after I opened up my clinic. They reported stage 4 cancer that had metastasized to their Read More

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5 Ways to be “Woke”

My most recent fascination has come from author and inspirational speaker, Gabrielle Bernstein. I read her newest book The Judgement Detox, and felt empowered by understanding where my judgements come from (hint: they are all internal self judgements). What I quickly learned was that we all go throughout life creating judgements based on our past Read More