wellness Tag

An Integrative Approach to Migraine Throughout my time at the University of Colorado Headache Clinic, I have always been interested in an integrative approach to migraine care. I frequently offer patients recommendations on nutraceutical supplements, nutrition and lifestyle interventions in addition to prescribing the latest medications and performing procedures. At the...

Migraine Awareness June is Migraine Awareness Month and as a Certified Headache Specialist it is important to me to spread awareness about this disabling Neurologic condition. I have worked at the University of Colorado Headache and Facial Pain Clinic for the past 7 years and have seen hundreds of patients struggling...

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...