I had a couple of interesting appointments last week... A woman came to see me covered in a red rash complaining of inflamed joints. She shared with me that her whole body felt “totally off.” Her doctor had run a couple of standard lab panels, and yet, the only bandaid that he could give her for her joint pain was a prescription for steroids. This woman was clearly dealing with symptoms associated with an autoimmune situation yet her doctor mentioned nothing about diet or any natural anti...
The joys of summer are finally here! This is the time to pay attention to your magnesium levels as we spend time in the sun playing and sweating. I like to rev up my magnesium during the summer months as the loss of electrolytes can disrupt magnesium stores and can cause adrenal fatigue if left unchecked.
Everything you have ever experienced, felt, or conducted in life is due to brain function. "The ability to enjoy, perceive, sense and experience live is dictated by the firing rate and health of your brain. It is impossible for a person to become healthy mentally or physiologically without a healthy brain." – Datis Kharrazian, DC, MS
I live in Northern California in a coastal town surrounded by vineyards and pot farms. Most people who live in the “Emerald Triangle” have been steeped in the medicinal properties of cannabis for decades now, but truth be told, the medicinal use of cannabis predates recorded history.
Do you constantly feel like you are juggling too many things at once? Does your sleep and energy feel off? Is weight gain an issue regardless of exercise?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are most likely dealing with imbalanced cortisol levels.
With another two fires raging in California, the air pollution from the fires in Northern California is at an all time high. Some reports claim that the air quality in Northern California is the worst in the world at this time. Even with the new falling rain, its important to remain diligent with ones health and put in proper measures to ensure your body is detoxifying properly.
Most people interested in growing old gracefully agree that supporting brain health and preventing cognitive decline is a priority if they want to live a long and healthy life. In this day and age, neurodegenerative disease at an all time high, making it a necessity to put in place as much cognitive support as you can, as early as possible, to offset the chances of developing neurodegenerative disease.
Did you know that you have a wandering nerve in your body that is the boss of your nervous system?
Did you know that inflammation, and the ability to bond, and go to the bathroom is directly influenced by this nerve function?
In functional medicine, research now shows that this nerve may be a missing link to treating chronic inflammation, and new medical technologies are creating a field of treatment using vagal nerve stimulation that leaves the use of medication in the dust.