The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

Currently, a third of American kids – 1 in 3 children – are overweight or obese, and struggling with metabolic dysfunction (they have trouble turning glucose into energy, so it stores as fat tissue). Trending alongside childhood obesity are increasing rates of childhood T2D diagnoses. Read more…

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5% of all total deaths each year. Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the Read more…

The Complicated Impact of Emotional Trauma on the Physical Body

The Complicated Impact of Emotional Trauma on the Physical Body

“After trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system. The survivor’s energy now becomes focused on suppressing inner chaos, at the expense of spontaneous involvement in their life. These attempts to maintain control over unbearable physiological reactions can result in a whole range Read more…

Don’t Be a Martyr: Stop Suffering from IBS

Don’t Be a Martyr: Stop Suffering from IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder. According to a clinical review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects between 7-21% percent of Americans. This equates to about 60 million people just in the Read more…

Are You a Revengeful Sleeper?

Are You a Revengeful Sleeper?

High-quality sleep is vital for both healing and sustained wellness. While the body appears from the outside to be still and inactive, sleep is a time when the body is quite busy. During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process significant toxins including flushing Read more…

What You Need to Know About Gluten & Celiac Disease

What You Need to Know About Gluten & Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that flares with even an invisible amount of gluten contact via mouth, skin, and even lungs. About 2 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, with that number slowly rising each year, especially amongst children. This works out to about Read more…

Is a Deficiency in this Corrosive Acid Wreaking Havoc in Your Body?

Is a Deficiency in this Corrosive Acid Wreaking Havoc in Your Body?

Many of us likely only think about stomach acid when something is wrong: reflux, heartburn, indigestion, and a reach into the medicine cabinet for something to tame the discomfort. It’s often around this time that we may blame our stomachs for producing too much acid.  Read more…

Hope and Change for Autoimmune Dysregulation

Hope and Change for Autoimmune Dysregulation

May is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. Did you know that autoimmune disease is the 3rd leading cause of death? Over 50 million Americans, children and adults, suffer with at least one of more than 80 possible autoimmune diseases.  In autoimmune disease, the body produces very Read more…

Is Your Food Slowly Poisoning You?

Is Your Food Slowly Poisoning You?

I often hear “food allergy,” “food sensitivity,” and “food intolerance” used interchangeably – but they’re not the same things! They stem from different processes in the body, and so the approach to rebalancing each issue is quite different. Let’s take a closer look… First, if Read more…