How to Make Bone Broth (with Instant Pot Option)

What is Bone Broth? Broth (also known as stock) is a mineral-rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and various spices. You would most likely find a large stock pot of broth/stock simmering in the kitchen of most 5-star restaurants. Bone Broth is used for its many culinary uses and…

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Featured Diagnostic: Spectracell Micronutrient Panel

Before we can talk about the Spectracell Micronutrient Panel it is paramount to understand nutrient deficiencies. At least a third of the US population suffers from one or more nutrient deficiencies(https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrient-inadequacies/overview). With our stress filled, fast food focused lifestyles, that’s no surprise.  The concerning part is that nutritional deficiencies, if left untreated, can result in…

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Blue Zones and Functional Medicine?

What are Blue Zones? . Researchers have identified five regions across the world, known as the “Blue Zones“, with the greatest percentage of individuals 100 years of age or older, also known as centenarians. Through the review of epidemiological data, statistics, and birth certificates, Blue Zones are proven to have ten times as many centenarians…

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Important Warning From the FDA About Benadryl’s Active Ingredient!

Important Warning From the FDA About Benadryl Active Ingredient! FDA is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death https://www.fda.gov/safety/medical-product-safety-information/benadryl-diphenhydramine-drug-safety-communication-serious-problems-high-doses-allergy-medicine . I see many patients who take higher than recommended doses of diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Zzz-Quil products,…

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All About Autoimmune

Why Do I Feel This Bad? Have you suffered for months or even years with all kinds of random, seemingly unrelated symptoms? Have you been to multiple healthcare providers and still can’t get an answer? Are you discouraged and starting to doubt that your symptoms are even real? Has Autoimmune Diseases or disorders been mentioned…

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Introducing our Acupuncturist, Olivia Gold

I arrived at my first Acupuncture appointment exhausted and run down. I was in my first semester of college, and like many other freshmen- I was tired, stressed, and spreading myself thin. My parents had regularly visited our family friend and Acupuncturist, Kim, for their own health concerns. So they suggested that I go to see her.…

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Chicken Soup Recipe for autoimmune support

I thought I’d share another one of my favorite recipes from Izabella Wentz’s Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology book. This soup supports a healthy autoimmune system and includes savory chunks of carrot, celery, and onion plus shredded chicken, a timeless classic. If you’re wanting noodles I recommend tossing some zuchinni noodles in the soup for extra fiber…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health conditions affect as many as 1 in 5 adults in an average year, and sadly, 25% or more of our veterans. And please don’t forget about children- according to the CDC, almost 20% of children aged 3-17 suffer from a diagnosable mental illness.  In the current year, with political uncertainty, divisiveness, and Covid-19,…

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Green Juice Detoxifying Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a good way to get some nutrition in your body without stressing your digestive system? Look no further – I’ve laid out the Green Juice detoxifying smoothie recipe from Izabella Wentz’s Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology in hopes you’ll like it as much as I do. This smoothie is a staple in my diet and…

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