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Wild Rice Wellness Functional Medicine Blog

Welcome to the Wild Rice Wellness Functional Medicine Blog where, every week, I will be posting content and articles related to health and wellness using the latest evidence in Function and Integrative Medicine. Medicine is an ever evolving field and I strive to keep current with the latest in the literature which I plan to share here with you! If there is a topic you want to know more about feel free to send an e-mail ([email protected]) and I’ll be sure to add it to the my Functional Medicine Blog topics! To learn more about Wild Rice Wellness visit our FAQ page for more! One of my favorite resources for the latest evidenced-based medicine, where I completed my Functional Medicine training, is the Institute for Functional Medicine, click here to learn more. 

Should You Wear Sunscreen?Should you wear sunscreen? This is a hotly debated topic in the wellness world and you may find compelling arguments on each side. Your dermatologist will tell you to lather up with SPF, seek shade and hide from midday sun. Some holistic health practitioners will tell you...

Strong, Not Skinny Welcome to 2024 where we are focused on health, on being strong, not skinny. Gone are the days of endless cardio and low fat/low carb diets. We know better now and the 90s called, they want their health recommendations back, because let's be honest, these recommendations were not...

Maternal Mental HealthMay is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month and I am a strong advocate for maternal health, period. From my own experiences that patients have shared with me over the years, maternal health is often neglected or glazed over in the postpartum period. One six week postpartum visit (maybe...

Preventive MedicineYou've probably heard the term preventive medicine and maybe you thought of it in terms of cancer screening, blood pressure readings and basic lab work. According to the American College of Preventive Medicine defines it as: Preventive medicine is the practice of promoting preventive health care to improve patient well-being....

Dreaming of Better Sleep?  Ah, sleep — that blissful, rejuvenating state we all crave after a long day. Are you dreaming of better sleep? It's as essential to our well-being as food and water, yet quality rest remains elusive for many. Why is something so critical often so hard to achieve?...

Natural Ways to DetoxLast week on the blog we talked all about endocrine disrupting chemicals which are ubiquitous. The good news is, there are ways to support our bodies innate ability to detox from our environmental exposures. Let's dive into some natural ways to detox! But first...

Spring DetoxAre you ready for a Spring detox? Spring is such a great time for getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. A good time for adopting healthy habits before the chaos of summer ensues and who doesn't love a good spring clean - but make it...

Navigating Optimal Health: Unveiling the Power of Micronutrients and Smart Supplementation In the pursuit of well-being, the spotlight often falls on the importance of micronutrients and the potential benefits of smart supplementation. As a clinician dedicated to personalized care, I want to delve into the realm of micronutrients, supplements, and the...

Unraveling the Threads: Stress, Cortisol, Inflammation, and Weight Gain in WomenIn the intricate tapestry of women's health, the connection between stress and various physiological responses plays a profound role. As a clinician passionate about holistic well-being, I want to talk a bit about the delicate dance between stress, cortisol levels,...