Functional Medicine

Hormone Balancing Part 2

Top 10 Hormone Balancing Tips: PMS, Menopause and Infertility Balance your blood sugar. This alone can re-regulate your cycle, decrease your PMS and Menopausal symptoms alone. Here are my suggestions: Lean Protein, Healthy fats, Vegetables and no more than about 2 cups of fruit. Eat 4-6 times per day. Skipping meals increases cortisol, which breaks down…

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Digestive Issues 101

Digestive Issues 101 Digestive issues can absolutely disrupt your life! Do you worry about where the nearest bathroom is located? Are you unable to tell anyone because you’re embarrassed?   It can be exhausting! On top of all of that your doctors don’t seem to be much help. I get it.  So, this blog will…

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Balancing Hormones without Hormone Replacement Therapy

  Balancing Hormones I used to call it Hormone Hell!  My hormone problem was what brought me to Functional Medicine 30 years ago when I was in chiropractic school. I literally had 2 different personalities a month. Dr Jeckyl and Mrs Hyde.  Premenstrual Syndrome wasn’t just premenstrual it was Whole-Month menstrual syndrome. Can you relate?…

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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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