wellness Tag

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...

What Supplements can help with Sleep? Supplements can be a great short term solution to getting good sleep but most are best used for short periods while working on sleep hygiene that will ultimately be more beneficial in the long run (more on sleep hygiene here!). There are circumstances where sleep...

Eat the Rainbow! Diversity 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,...

Nourishing Postpartum Foods 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....

Postpartum Wellness 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,...

HOW DO I IMPROVE MY GUT HEALTH?   Gut Health - The 5 R Functional Medicine Framework  Remove Replace Reinoculate Repair Rebalance The 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...