Navigating the Gluten-Free Maze (It’s more than bread and pasta!)

So, you’ve decided to go gluten-free. Welcome to the wonderful world of… endless aisles of suspiciously colorful crackers? That’s right, folks. My journey into gluten-free living has been less “artisan sourdough” and more “mystery meat snack pack.” Because here’s the thing: eliminating gluten can feel like you’re entering a parallel universe of your favorite grocery […]

Are Supplements Safe?

In our quest for optimal health and well-being, the allure of supplements has never been stronger. From Vitamin D to zinc, iron to iodine, and the rising popularity of adaptogens (herbs, roots, plant substances), these nutritional powerhouses promise a myriad of benefits. However, the age-old adage “too much of a good thing” rings true, emphasizing […]

Understanding the Impact of Intermittent Fasting in Women

As a nurse practitioner, one of the key aspects of my practice is empowering women to take charge of their health through informed choices. Intermittent fasting (IF) has gained significant popularity in recent years as a strategy for weight loss and overall well-being. Intermittent fasting patterns vary but often involve extended periods without food followed […]

Women Need Testosterone Too!

Testosterone, often associated with masculinity, plays a crucial role in both men and women. While women naturally have lower levels than men, the impact of testosterone on female health is significant. Understanding the effects of low testosterone in women, the risks and benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), as well as various forms of TRT […]

Balancing Hormones: The Symphony for Women’s Well-being

In the intricate orchestra of a woman’s body, hormones play the role of skilled musicians, each contributing to the symphony of health and vitality. While discussions often lean towards specific hormones like estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, it’s crucial to recognize that these hormonal players work collaboratively, and a delicate balance is key to overall well-being. […]

Lasting Results Take Time: How to Set Realistic Expectations for Healing

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in functional medicine, a holistic approach to healthcare that emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Many individuals turn to this alternative to Western medicine with high hopes and expectations of immediate healing. While functional medicine can be transformative, it’s crucial to understand that the […]

Embrace a New Year with Realistic Goals, Not Resolutions

As we have entered a new year, let’s make it one to remember by setting achievable goals for optimal health. Predictable resolutions tend to fizzle out, but realistic goals and life changes can lead to remarkable accomplishments.  Resolutions vs. Reality Did you know that, according to a recent study, nearly 23% of people quit their […]

I’m sorry ladies, but that PSL is not doing you any favors.

The temperatures are starting to dip and for many, that kicks off the start of Pumpkin Spice – I mean the Fall season. But that seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte is loaded with extra sugar that can harm your health. Don’t just take my word for it, let’s take a look at what makes up the […]

How to Lose Weight Without Injections 

Whether you want to lose weight naturally or maintain weight loss after coming off of GLP-1 injections, below are some helpful tips. GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide-1) is naturally produced in the intestines. It’s released in response to food intake and stimulates insulin production, among other functions. Increasing GLP-1 levels naturally can be beneficial for managing blood […]