Biohacking Tools

These blogs contain some references to tools that use modern technology purposefully to regenerate health and longevity. Some of my favorite current tools for health include but are not limited to : infrared sauna therapy, PEMF technology, heart math and spire. 



Using a Functional Lens to Get Clues from Your Annual Blood Work and Why “Normal” Ranges are Not Always Optimal

Tennee | November 11, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Using a Functional Lens to Get Clues from Your Annual Blood Work

 

Every year, people go to their health care provider to get their annual checkup and along with that checkup comes a CBC/CMP/blood workup. These are the panels that your health care provider uses to screen for health issues and its what I see the most frequently when meeting with new clients. 

It’s quite common for people in my office to note that they don’t "feel like themselves" and yet they had their annual blood workup done and their doctor said everything appears within the “normal” range.


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What To Do When Labs Come Back Normal But You feel "Off" - Four Foundational Biohacks for Radiant Health

Tennee | September 12, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Four Foundational Biohacks for Radiant Health

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-inflammatory support.

A young woman in her early 30s reached out to me who had stopped cycling and had high cholesterol levels. Her provider had put her on statins to lower her cholesterol and offered a prescription for birth control pills to help "regulate the cycle." The dietary advice given was to consume a low-fat diet as well.  He had not taken into consideration the fact that the body uses cholesterol to make steroid hormones and was giving her medication to suppress the cholesterol, thereby reinforcing the issue. 


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Uncovering Chronic Inflammation and Healing from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mold

Tennee | August 19, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Uncovering Chronic Inflammation and Healing from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mold

To preface this blog on Mold and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) I would like to just pitch a shout out to all the canaries in the coal mines, you know who you are. You are the ones who get sick when exposed to things that “everyone else can handle”. You may be sensitive to chemicals, have skin reactions to beauty products, are allergic to many foods... you get the picture. I’m citing the canaries because some of the greatest healers I have met are often the most sensitive people. 

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5 health benefits of CBD and why our bodies are designed to thrive with it!

Tennee | April 18, 2019

Radiant Reality Nutrition Blog | 5 health benefits of CBD | CBD Oil

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.

I am not a cannabis user; however, I jumped onto the CBD bandwagon after I experienced the profound anti-inflammatory, sleep-inducing, and pain relieving herbal compound for myself. But don’t take my word for it, the CBD industry reported 518 million dollars in 2018 and is projected to reach 22 billion dollars by 2022. It is quite clear that with the legalization of cannabis across the US, this plant is going to continue to grow in its popularity and its medicinal uses are likely to expand exponentially as well.


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Stress and High Cortisol - 8 Ways to Tame your “Fight or Flight” Response for Radiant Health

Tennee | February 14, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Stress and High Cortisol

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.

In todays society, I believe the pace of life is unsustainable. Most women my age can relate to “wonder woman syndrome” which is merely a term that describes the predicament of woman who are raising children, working or running their own businesses and taking care of everyone and everything in between. Quite frankly, the speed of life’s requirements leave most everyone overworked and exhausted. While our bodies are designed to whether high stress levels temporarily, we are not designed to operate on all cylinders at all times. This will lead to sky high cortisol which invariably leads to adrenal fatigue.

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5 Ways to Detox your Brain for Radiant Health: Hacking your glymphatic system

Tennee | August 27, 2018

Radiant Reality Blog | 5 Ways to Detox your Brain for Radiant Health

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 is 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. While most people reading this may feel too young to have to think about Alzheimers or Parkinsons, research shows that neurodegenerative disease can plague a person for up to 20 years BEFORE they even receive any traditional

symptoms of neurodegeneration. My experience has taught me that an ounce of prevention is much better than a pound of cure!

Thanks to the groundbreaking research that has been done in the field of neuroscience, it is now a well known fact that some of the first telltale signs of poor cognitive health show up with poor sleep patterns.

 


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Six Biohacks that Boost Vagal function to Reduce Chronic Inflammation, Increase Energy and Lower Stress levels.

Tennee | May 10, 2018


Radiant Reality Blog | Six Biohacks that Boost Vagal function | Breathe

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. 

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