Why Does The Most Preventable Disease Kill 1 in 5 Women?

About once every 90 seconds, a woman’s life is taken by heart disease. That’s more than the top 4 other leading causes of death combined, which include all cancers, diabetes, dementia, and lung conditions. Why has this rate remained so high when 80% of cardiovascular conditions are entirely preventable? (1) Ensuring the health of your [...]

  • Are Plant-Based Meats Just A Fad? 2020 Health Food Trends You Shouldn't Ignore

Are Plant-Based Meats Just A Fad? 2020 Health Food Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore

A couple weeks ago on The Rachael Ray Show, I showed you a few 2020 Healthy Food Trends you should either ‘toss’ or ‘try’. We highlighted some of these things, but if you’ve been watching the headlines this New Year, you know a lot has changed with our food. Steer clear of some of these [...]

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Thyroid 101: Thyroid Healing Foods That Nourish

Feeling fatigued and spacey? Are you often cold? Concerned that your hair is thinning? While there are many potential root causes to these symptoms, one of the first things I check is thyroid function. If your thyroid isn’t functioning well, you aren’t functioning well. This is when it's time to include thyroid healing foods into [...]

PCOS Signs and Symptoms

As an integrative physician, I’ve spent the last decade working with thousands of women. One of the more common things my patients come in about is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  You may have heard of PCOS before. It’s a hormonal disorder that can cause pain, heavy periods, and often infertility. About one in 10 [...]

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Chronic Fatigue: First Steps to Recovery

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder characterized by prolonged exhaustion with additional symptoms such as muscle and joint pain, tender lymph nodes, poor sleep, headaches, memory problems and difficulty recovering after physical exertion. Over one million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic fatigue. Some are able to get by while others are completely [...]

National Alzheimer’s Month: New Ways to Prevent & Detect

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and while the disease is complex and delicate in terms of treatment and finding a possible cure, we are discovering more about the nature of this illness almost everyday. From prevention to earlier detection, Alzheimer’s has not gone unnoticed, and the journey towards reducing one’s risk is becoming a [...]

Real Breast Cancer Prevention: Moving Beyond Mammograms

I have long argued that breast cancer prevention should begin way before the routine mammogram, although I am excited that an individualized approach is now recommended. Far before the baseline mammogram, women should be thinking about breast cancer prevention by understanding the role of food, digestion, and toxins in the delicate balance of female hormones. [...]

New Mammogram Guideline: A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Medicine

Recently, the American Cancer Society has updated their recommended guidelines for breast cancer screenings, delaying the recommended age when most women should start receiving annual mammograms from 40 to 45. I share some of my thoughts with The Huffington Post on where we are with breast cancer today, and what the future may hold. [continue [...]