ADHD ANXIETY

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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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

Allergies

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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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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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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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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Winter is coming: Prepare your Immune System now

Hello Winter and Hellooooo Immune System!  As winter approaches, the beautiful bluffs will be glittered with snow and fireplaces will be glowing an amber hue. Oh the beauties of the seasons! What might not be so beautiful, are those illnesses that can accompany the changing of the seasons. In the winter we are typically indoors Read More