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Iron Deficiency – 8 Common Symptoms

Definition of Iron Deficiency: Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia defined by Mayo Clinic as  “a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells”.  If you can remember back to biology classes, red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and as the name implies, “iron deficiency anemia is Read More

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Back to School – Supporting Anxiety & ADHD

School supply sales are in full swing which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! This can be an exciting time for children and their parents. But for some families, this time of year can be flooded with stress and anxiety.  The 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) found a Read More

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4 Characteristics of Thriving Survivors

Dealing with a diagnosis of a disease or cancer can be filled with a wide range of emotions. Denial, fear, guilt, sadness, grief, anger, confusion are some common emotions felt throughout a health diagnosis. I have worked with hundreds of clients from the very young to the very old that have dealt with cancer and Read More

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An Integrative Look at Sun & Skin Cancer

Most of us were taught from a young age that it is important to apply the highest SPF sunscreen available, and to apply it often. Some of my friends weren’t allowed to play outside until they were slathered in a thick coat of sunscreen. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that skin cancer is the Read More

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Yoga Teacher Training

This weekend I started a new chapter of my life, I joined the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program at Body & Soul. I have been eyeing this program for the past 2 years, but the timing was never right. The Universe though, has a magnificent way of working! Too often we are not Read More

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Cannabis 101 – CBD Information

CBD – What’s the “buzz” all about?  Marijuana, weed, pot, hemp, cannabis… There are a lot of slang terms for cannabinoid plants swarming around the nation as more and more states start to legalize this plant for medicinal and recreational use. I grew up with a dramatic story in my brain, this story was given Read More

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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