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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. 

Seasonal Allergies: A Holistic Approach It's that time of year, allergy season. If you are in the Denver metro area (or probably anywhere in the northern hemisphere), then you have seen the cars covered in yellow pollen and have been seeing the beautiful blossoms of the trees and plants in these...

A Holistic Approach to Skin Cancer Prevention Skin Cancer Prevention and Protection From the Inside Out Is skin cancer prevention really a thing beyond avoiding the sun? I certainly think so. In Functional Medicine, we view diet and lifestyle as the pillars of creating wellness, and when it comes to disease prevention,...

Skin Cancer Prevention There are a couple of keys to increasing your odds in terms of skin cancer survival: screening and early detection/diagnosis (read more HERE) and even more importantly, skin cancer prevention. For skin cancer and melanoma there is no proven way to prevent it with 100% certainty, but we...

Skin Cancer Awareness : A Focus on Melanoma May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and because of my own Melanoma diagnosis earlier this year I have been diving into the literature to uncover everything I could find on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Thankfully my melanoma was very superficial and only required...

Alison's Top 10 Non-toxic Products This is a list of my Top 10 Non-toxic products for the home and personal care products that I have switched over to in the past few years and now there is no going back. I genuinely LOVE all of these products and feel so much...

Reducing Toxin Exposure Toxins are everywhere. They are ubiquitous. And while we cannot avoid every single toxin, I am a firm believer in reducing toxin exposure where we can to reduce our Total Toxic Load and the problems associated with the many toxins out there. Over the past several years, starting when...

Using Food for Detoxification Functional Medicine is famous for using Food as Medicine and it is one of my favorite aspects of the Functional Medical model. I have seen time and time again that when patients shift their diets to incorporate nourishing, nutrient dense foods that a wide range of diseases...

What is Detox? What does Detox mean? In mainstream news this has become synonymous with a fancy juice cleanse or strict diet but there is so much more to it than that. Simply put, detoxification is our bodies ability to get rid of toxins and waste.  How do we accumulate toxins?  In conventional...

There has been a huge focus on health and longevity in recent years which goes beyond conventional disease prevention. Just this year several books were published on health and longevity, which I love to see! Let's break down just what this means. Many have heard the term lifespan, which is...