Thyroid

Thyroid Health – An Integrative Approach

Thyroid disease is one of the most common conditions I see at my clinic. According to the Cleveland Clinic, over 20 million people in America have some sort of thyroid disease. In this post we will look at the different types of thyroid disease and dive into the integrative side of diagnosing and treating. Types Read More

Lyme Lessons

Lyme Lessons – Prevention – Part 3

Lyme disease is prominent in the Midwest. In part 1 of the series, we discussed routes of transmission (conventional and some not-so-conventional). Part 2 we discussed signs, symptoms and treatment for Lyme disease. In the final part of this series, it’s time to talk about prevention. The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to Read More

Lyme Lessons

Lyme Disease Signs, Symptoms, Testing + Treatment: Part 2

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series, I discussed potential Lyme disease transmission, infections as well as common misconceptions about Lyme disease. This post will highlight common signs and symptoms as well as current testing and treatment protocols. It is not meant to self-diagnose or treat Lyme disease symptoms.  It is important to seek Read More

Lyme Lessons

Lyme Disease Transmission + Myths: Part 1

As the sun heats up and summer fun gets underway, one thing is for certain: bugs want to be invited to the party. Living in the Midwest, one illness that sometimes goes unnoticed until it becomes a chronic issue, is Lyme disease.  You have probably heard about or know someone that has been bitten by Read More

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Vitamin D + Viruses

I hope you are all staying safe during these interesting times and getting outside to breathe in some fresh air and to soak in some vitamin D from the sun! In this current pandemic, medical experts are trying to piece together the puzzle and provide a roadmap to treating this infection.  New data and research Read More

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Heavy Metal Testing

Heavy metals are around us everywhere in our water and our environment. Homes built prior to 1978 have increased incidence for lead paint and pipes. Many beauty products are not regulated by the FDA and have a variety of chemical and heavy metal toxicants present. If you have a silver filling in your mouth, it Read More

Thyroid Health

Thyroid Disease: A Feminist Issue

I have had SO many women dismissed from their western medicine providers when coming into my office with symptoms of fatigue, inability to manage weight, body temperature dysregulation, poor sleep, change in mood, hair loss/brittle nails/skin changes, bowel changes and more. These ladies have two tests done if lucky (TSH and T4) which usually come Read More

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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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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