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Sep2019

Is Mold Exposure Making You Sick?

By |September, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine, Health Tips|

Is Mold Exposure Making You Sick? Wondering if mold exposure might be contributing to your symptoms? 1 in 5 people have genes that cause their body to fail to properly identify and excrete mycotoxins (the toxic byproduct of mold growth). Those people can get very sick from mold exposure when other people (even family members) would not show symptoms. The most common types of household [...]

May2019

Why You Need to Parasite Cleanse

By |May, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine, Health Tips|

Why You Need to Parasite Cleanse Who Has Parasites? Probably you, and it might be time for a parasite cleanse. Nearly everyone has parasites at some point. Hookworms, tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms, and threadworms are the most common infections in the United States. Think you only get parasites from traveling to third-world countries? Think again! You get them from your organic carrots you didn’t wash thoroughly, that [...]

Apr2019

Understanding Stress: The Freeze Response

By |April, 2019|Health Tips, Mental and emotional health|

Understanding Stress: The Freeze Response I have strong hermit tendencies. Especially when I’m in a funk, I retreat. I’ve been like this since I was a little girl. If I was hurt or sad, I would curl into a little ball and hide. I didn’t want anyone to help me, touch me, even look at me. Somewhere along the way, I learned this way of [...]

Apr2019

Epstein Barr Virus: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment

By |April, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine, Health Tips|

Epstein Barr Virus: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is epidemic. Over 90% of adults have antibodies that show they have a current or past EBV infection. Acute infections are often asymptomatic. In 30-50% of adolescents with immunocompromise, EBV manifests as mononucleosis. Primary EBV infections occur at a young age for most. EBV can be transmitted easily through saliva. EBV has a strong connection [...]

Feb2019

Pediatric Functional Medicine

By |February, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine|

Pediatric Functional Medicine I believe in sparing kids from unnecessary medication and medical procedures. We can do so much to protect our children's health (especially from antibiotics) by educating ourselves on safer natural options. Education on safe alternatives helps us avoid succumbing to fear-driven marketing when it comes to pediatric healthcare. Children, like adults, benefit from addressing symptoms with the goal of treating the underlying [...]

Feb2019

Oxalates: The IBS Trigger No One is Talking About

By |February, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine, Eating for health, Health Tips|

Oxalates: The IBS Trigger No One is Talking About Did you know that eating too many almonds could trigger joint pain, headaches, and IBS? Your green smoothie with 3 handfuls of raw spinach and soy milk can cause the same problem. It's all because of oxalates. High-oxalate Symptoms Eating a high-oxalate diet can be a cause of systemic inflammation. The following symptoms can be caused [...]