Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

Get Your Life Back with Functional Medicine Ever been at a party, someone tells you what they do, it’s something complicated and you stand there with a blank look on your face thinking: HUH?? I get that look all the time when I tell people I practice Functional Medicine.  So, to clarify what I do…

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What Labs Are Needed to Diagnose Thyroid Problems?

How Does My Thyroid Work? Part 2 What Labs Are Needed to Diagnose Thyroid Problems? Fatigued? Can’t drag yourself out of bed in the morning? Have to take naps to get through your day? Dry skin, hair, nether regions? Constipated? Periods messed up? Mood swings? You have had some labs done, but your doctor tells…

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How Does My Thyroid Work?

  Hey Hey y’all!! This is one of my favorite topics.  It’s such a favorite topic I created a free eBook about how to start the healing process if you have Hashimoto’s – the most common cause of hypothyroidism… Anyhow… This is the first in a series about the Thyroid, how it works when it’s…

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4 Easy Steps: How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person I know, I can hear the groans of the night owls already! Hey, you clicked on this blog, so you must at least be curious. Becoming a morning person is a process, it’s not genetic, it’s a choice.  I heard that eye-roll! Something in your life isn’t working. You…

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Healthy Human Habits: Top 5 Time Management Tips

 Fresh Five Time Management Tips What are you doing?  This could be a comment I make to my 5 year old as I discover him doing things that are inappropriate. Or it could be a question you need to ask yourself on a regular basis during the day to discover where you are spending your…

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Say Goodbye: My Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

Ever get totally frustrated with starting and stopping your weight loss journey? Up and down the same 10, 20, 50 or 100 pounds? Over and over? how do people lose then maintain? These top 10 tips are ones that skinny people use to get and stay skinny! Eat every 3-4 hours and include protein and…

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5 Surefire Ways to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

Dang! Up two pounds, down two pounds for the last few weeks – what’s up with that?  I’m sure most of you can relate.  It’s so frustrating when you feel like you are doing everything you can but the scale isn’t budging.  The following are my five surefire ways to break through a plateau: Start…

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Why Am I So Tired?

Why Am I So Tired? It can be so frustrating when you know something is wrong, but your doctors and specialists tell you that all of your lab tests have come back normal.  You don’t feel like anyone is really hearing your issues. You know you don’t feel right…Fatigued, PMS, can’t sleep, gaining weight…maybe it’s…

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How to Stay Calm: 5 Keys to Self Care in a Crisis

How to Stay Calm Life can be chaotic When we least expect it – in comes a curve ball. When life happens, how do you respond? My first instinct is to withdraw until the crisis is over.  Do you announce it all over social media? Do you tell your besties? Or you take it out…

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5 Healthy Holiday Habits

5 Healthy Holiday Habits I don’t know about you, but I love a good holiday party. Mouth watering appetizers like hot, bubbly, cheesy, spinach and artichokes, on crusty bread; endless baskets of corn chips, salsa and guacamole, a great charcuterie platter…YUM! And with a good glass of wine, even better. Yes, I am a foodie! …

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