Immunity

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 → ]

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 → ]

Fall is in the air. Can you smell it? While fall is by far my favorite season, I can’t help but recognize its trusty sidekicks… the cold + flu. As a functional dietitian, I look at this time of transition from summer to fall from two angles. On the traditional side, it is a time [ continue reading → ]

Autoimmunity is one of those intimidating words in the medical world. Am I right? The tricky thing about autoimmunity is how stealthily the symptoms sneak up and seem to “suddenly” attack. At first blush this may feel very discouraging. I’m here to tell you [from personal experience-mind you] that autoimmunity can be spotted far before [ continue reading → ]