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The Importance of SleepGetting adequate restorative sleep is essential in maintaining optimal health. Sleep is important not only for physical health but also mental and emotional health, as well. Poor quality or inadequate sleep can have many consequences beyond feeling tired the following day. Lack of sleep or lack of...

Eat the RainbowDiversity in our diet is one key to a healthy gut microbiome and overall health (more on gut health here). Different foods offer different phytonutrients that are key to reducing inflammation, oxidation and the negative effects of aging. By incorporating a wide array of colors in the diet,...

There is a lot of talk about what foods are important for women to eat and what to avoid when she is pregnant but there is far less focus on what should be eaten after delivery to replenish our stores and maintain good milk supply with optimal nutrients. The truth...

Nutrient supplementation in the form of vitamin and mineral supplements is often needed in the initial postpartum period in order to replenish nutrient stores but supplements alone will not fully improve symptoms of Postnatal Depletion (click the links more on Postnatal Depletion and Postpartum Nutrients). As with any patient that...

A big part of Postnatal Depletion Syndrome (for more info on Post Natal Depletion Syndrome, click here) is nutrient insufficiencies or deficiencies. There are many vitamins, minerals and nutrients which may be out of balance due to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. These imbalances may contribute to many of the postpartum...

Postpartum health is a topic I am infinitely passionate about and there is not enough focus on in conventional care. Even as a medical provider, I found the postpartum period to be difficult to navigate, especially after my first baby. Between nutrient insufficiencies, thyroid disturbances, adrenal dysfunction and hormone imbalances, many...

Mindful Eating We cannot talk about gut health without talking about one of the most important pieces which is digestion and absorption! Mindful eating is a key component here. Many of us find ourselves mindlessly eating by scrolling on our phones, working through lunch, or watching TV. When we are distracted...

5 R approach to Gut Healing RemoveReplaceReinoculateRepairRebalanceThe Institute for Functional Medicine has long been talking about gut health and healing and came up with the 5R Framework for healing the gut as a way to help support and heal the digestive tract. This is the approach that I follow with patients...

What is "leaky gut"?Leaky gut, formally known as Increased Intestinal Permeability refers to a phenomenon in which the intestinal lining or gut barrier becomes compromised letting the outside world into the body which can cause many problems. The gut lining is made up of a layer of mucosal cells that should...

I don't know about you but I've always hated the "New Year, New You!" ads, as if the "old" you was less than, which is so not true. As a new entrepreneur, I have been working on my mindset and the ups and downs of building this practice. For 2023,...