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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. 

Your Health Next Year  Where will your health be next year? Have you considered making changes or finally diving into some ongoing symptoms that simply won’t resolve on their own? Maybe you are a mom who has put yourself last on the list of priorities but you are ready to get...

Benefits of Coffee and TeaEver wonder what the proven benefits of coffee and tea are? It seems like every other month there is a headline proclaiming coffee to be good for your health or bad for your health and there is probably truth in both statements. With the cold winter...

Benefits of Sauna Sauna use is gaining popularity right now but what are the actual benefits of sauna use and is it really good for everyone? We recently got an infrared sauna and I LOVE it. I have always loved the heat of a sauna, after a workout or on a...

The Science of Gratitude With the holiday season and year end upon us, I find it a natural time to reflect on the year that has passed and the many things I am grateful for. Wild Rice Wellness is just over one year old and wow, I am grateful for the...

Brain Health  Last month I had the opportunity to do a corporate lunch and learn for Nest Health Connections and one of their clients. Brain health is something I am so passionate about! As you may or may not know, I am on faculty and practice clinically at the University of...

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu SeasonStaying health during cold and flu season may seem like an impossible task but there are things we can do every day keep our immune system healthy. So, what can we do to boost our immune system and what should you do if you...

Blood Sugar Balance for Optimal Health Halloween and the Holidays are upon us! We are about to kick off a couple of months of holiday parties, gatherings and festive eats so there is no better time to talk about the importance of blood sugar balance for optimal health and longevity. (More...

Adrenal Supplements and Adaptogens When it comes to health, there is never a one size fits all approach and adrenal supplements and adaptogens, it is no different. While all stages of adrenal dysfunction can benefit from the vitamins and minerals we will talk about, adaptogens are a different story, as some...

Lifestyle and Adrenal Health Addressing adrenal health and stress is one of the hardest pieces to the health puzzle that I see in my practice (and for myself!) but lifestyle in relation to adrenal health is one of the most important keys to health. When patients hear that they need to...