Now that you’re pregnant, your body is producing the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in large quantities. This hormone makes sure that your baby gets what it needs from your body in the early weeks. However it also makes most women very nauseous.  Once the placenta takes over nourishing your baby, hCG levels drop and your nausea should ease. Although it’s miserable being sick, as […]

Drinking water at the correct times of day can help maximize its effectiveness on the body.  Here are 4 times of the day that water is a must. 1.) First thing in the morning is a very important time to drink water. Having 2 large glasses helps activate the internal organs and re-hydrate the body after a long nights sleep. 2.) Drinking a large glass […]

             In functional medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the center of it all is a properly functioning digestive system. When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune […]

1.) Make a plan- There is power in a plan. Set a time that works for you and make a note of it in your calendar. This will help create accountability and make sure you don’t schedule something during that time. Also when you check your calendar every morning you will see it there and create a mental picture of when and how you will […]

At its simplest, eating clean is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, or handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. Think farm to table. These are foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, natural whole grains like ( brown rice, barely, quinoa, millet) beans like (black beans, garbanzo beans, white beans, red […]

More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month. While menstrual cramps are usually not a sign of a serious health condition, they can put a crimp in your lifestyle. To help with the pain, here are a few home treatments. 1.) Ginger tea in the bath water – run yourself a hot bath and […]

1.) Meditation –It helps balance your autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for helping your body maintain normal blood pressure. Transcendental meditation, where you repeat a sound or mantra with closed eyes, was shown to be particularly effective. 2.) Acupuncture – blocks the effect of an adrenaline rush. There is an area just above the spinal cord in the brain stem which regulates the release […]

There may be a lot that you do or don’t know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) so let’s start with some basics. CTS is the most common diagnosis for wrist and hand pain in the United States. CTS is also responsible for the highest number of days off due to work related injury.  About half a million Americans get carpal tunnel operations each year, making it […]

The best way to treat headaches is, of course, to prevent them from starting in the first place. However, if you are suffering from headaches here are three ways to treat them at home. 1.) Drink Plenty of Water: My first secret is to drink plenty of filtered or spring water every day.  Dehydration is a major cause of headaches so keeping hydrated can be […]

C8 (Perfluorooctanoic acid), has been used in the manufacturing of Teflon since 1940. If not disposed of correctly C8 remands indefinitely in the environment. When 3M sold Teflon to DuPont they gave them specific instructions on how to properly dispose of this toxin. Instead, DuPont decided to simply dump the leftover C8 into the local water supplies. Why should you care? Well, C8 is a […]