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 [...]

Ancient Secrets Hold the Key to Modern Health & Vitality

Ayurveda - The Fountain of Youth In India, 5000 years before modern Western medicine began researching the connection between the mind and body, the oldest and most complex collection of wisdom created health by healing the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of the body. Much more than just a treatment of ailments, Ayurveda translates to [...]

The Secret to Lasting Energy

The modern world doesn’t promote a healthy lifestyle based on adequate sleep, proper stress management, and consistent exercise. On the contrary, the world we live in promotes the top chronic stressors including high impact exercise, insufficient sleep, and a hyper-connected mindset. Combined, all of these things can take a big toll on our body’s energy [...]

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 [...]

Stress: The Disease of Modern Life

Welcome to a new decade! You made it through hectic holidays, travel adventures, and weeks of delicious comfort food. But beginning this new chapter of our lives doesn’t mean the stress is over. Perhaps you’ve committed to an ambitious “boot camp” January workout, overextended your finances during holiday shopping, or are having trouble sleeping after [...]

4 Foods That Support Fertility

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography When patients tell me they want to have a child, nutrition is often the first place I start. The foods you eat have a profound effect on your fertility.  As an integrative physician, I’ve spent the last decade working with thousands of women, many of whom were told [...]

Acupuncture For Hormonal Imbalance

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Hormone imbalance is one of the most common health issues I see in my patients. A lot of women struggle with hormonal changes, as well as symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, heavy or irregular periods, decreased libido, and mood swings. Often, hormone imbalance is the culprit.  Hormones play such [...]

PCOS Diet: How to Lose Weight and Feel Better

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography You may have heard of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a reproductive issue caused by a hormone imbalance. It affects about one in 10 women of childbearing age [1], and it can cause some challenging symptoms: fertility problems, weight gain, hair growth, and more.  I’ve worked with thousands [...]

The Best Diet for Hormonal Imbalance and PCOS

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common fertility issues women face.  PCOS affects about one in ten women [1], and it doesn’t just affect your ovaries. Women with PCOS often struggle with hormone imbalance too -- in fact, hormone imbalance seems to be both a contributing factor [...]

How To Get Pregnant With Thyroid Problems

Thyroid issues can be a major source of stress. They’re also quite common: one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime [1]. Thyroid conditions often come with frustrating symptoms: fatigue, rapid weight changes, trouble sleeping, cold hands and feet, and, in some cases, difficulty getting pregnant.  Imbalanced thyroid hormones can make [...]