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Sugar. It keeps me in business. Not only is it a sneaky little thing woven into many foods that claim to be “healthy,” but it also can play gnarly games with our sense of hunger and satiety cues.  Now that we have access to ALL the alternatives [many of which have negligible impact on our [ continue reading → ]

As we approach winter, a time filled with darkness and shorter days, it becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain our mental health with sunshine alone. And so as you take a closer look at your mood and mental state I want you to ask yourself this [raw but oh so tactful] question: “Have I been [ continue reading → ]

Quarantine. It’s a 12 letter word that’s all too familiar now. The intended outcome of a quarantine is of course to protect and prevent the spread of illness yet when under quarantine for long periods of time it’s all too easy to fall prey to stressors that actually infringe on the resilience of the immune [ continue reading → ]

// what it means and what to do about it // “I fall asleep just fine. But I seem to wake up between 2-4 am and I’m WIDE awake.” Does this sound familiar? You are not alone. This is one of the most common complaints I receive from my clients. In working predominantly with 40-65 [ continue reading → ]

  I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a speed addict. In fact the first 20 years of my life were bent on SPEED. As a competitive athlete, my sense of VALUE was wrapped around speed. And when my body finally told me that it could no longer compensate, I was FORCED to slow [ continue reading → ]

If the word “overwhelm” comes to mind anytime you take a stroll down the supplement aisle you are not alone. Shelf upon shelf of colorful and oh so beautiful packages will easily make you feel like you “should” be taking supplements [or maybe MORE supplements]. How is it possible to know which supplements are important [ continue reading → ]

IVthe ins + outs of IV bar therapy In a hospital setting getting an IV is a common occurrence. With the pressing need for fluids, nutrients or medications requires a trained health professional can an IV to deliver those nutrients straight into the vascular system [skipping the digestive tract]. IV’s drastically increase the rate of [ continue reading → ]

In this culture, it seems like we use busy as a “badge of honor.” But, it turns out that the constant state of busy wreaks havoc on our stress levels which translates to the body as a “constant threat.” So here is my 3-part challenge to you… [and don’t you worry I’m working on it [ continue reading → ]

Before I leapt into the world of functional medicine I was always struck with fear and confusion when I heard big terms like thyroid dysfunction or thyroiditis.   In fact, I really didn’t even know what roles the thyroid played in the body but it sounded important so every time I got my labs back [ continue reading → ]

BUILDING A POWERFUL MORNING ROUTINE Autumn is my favorite time of the year-perhaps because I grew up in Colorado surrounded by the splendor of changing leaves.  I revel in the season’s crisp winds, golden light and harvest foods because to me they provide a sense of inspiration to change in sync with the seasonal metamorphosis. Whether you live [ continue reading → ]