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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. 

Eating Seasonally! With our modern grocery stores, it's easy to find just about anything at any time of the year but eating fruits and vegetables that are in season, where we live has good benefits. Eating seasonally and focusing on produce that is in season, especially grown locally, tends to have...

Thanksgiving Health Tips I love Thanksgiving. A day dedicated to cooking and baking a delicious meal to enjoy with a table full of loved ones. Does it get any better? For those of us on a health journey, any deviation from our normal routine and meals can be difficult but I...

IMMUNE HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS AND BOTANICALS​ What immune health supplements can help keep your immune system at its peak this winter? Many want to know, what is the quick fix, the one pill that will boost the immune system and the truth is, there is not one magic thing that will stop...

How to Support a Healthy Immune System A healthy immune system is more than just taking the right supplements. Since we are in the thick of cold and flu season and COVID19 is still on our minds, I thought it would be a good time to discuss immune health and how...

Blood Sugar Balancing Tips Halloween has come and gone and now we are left with extra sweets in our house.  I will say, Halloween also feels like the kick off to the couple months of treat filled holidays, and I am here for that! But I am also here to help...

What's the deal with supplements? There is a wide array of views on supplements. From those who think everyone should be taking xyz supplements to those who think there is really no need. As with most things, I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. Interestingly, in 2009 survey of 900...

Smoothie Round Up! I love a good smoothie! We have them several times per week in our house. They are an easy way to get a jumpstart on the day and my husband and kids love them! Smoothies can also be loaded with sugar and cause you to crash if the...

What is Functional Medicine? Functional medicine (FM) is the science of health and maintaining function. It takes an individualized approach to figure out how and why an illness occurs in the first place and aims to reverse disease and restore health by getting to the root cause. Unlike conventional medicine which...