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A Functional Medicine Practitioner’s Approach To Treating IBD


When a patient visits me for the first time with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s—they’re usually in bad shape.  They have abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea,…

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome? Natural Remedies for RLS


You’ve just fallen asleep when it hits. That uncontrollable urge to move your legs.  Your legs also ache and throb.  It’s known as restless leg syndrome (RLS), and it makes you feel like you need to…

How To Relieve Constipation in Children


I’m a gut health expert, who has done everything “right”... and my toddler daughter has been struggling with constipation! Yes, it feels a little vulnerable to tell you this, but above all else I…

Fiber and Veggie Muffins


Here’s one of my favorite recipes for muffins - kids love it, and it packs a great dose of fiber and veggies. Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cups Paleo Flour or Gluten Free Baking Flour (which happens to be…

How Diet and Nutrition Can Help Thyroid Issues


Fatigue that no amount of caffeine can shake, uncomfortable constipation, and wait… is that a bald spot??? These are just some of the key symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease, the most common cause of…

How To Detox Your Body The Right Way


So you’ve decided to go on a detox cleanse. Maybe you’re starting a seven-day cleanse. Or you’re going on a juice fast. NEWSFLASH! Neither of these methods are true detoxification, the kind that can…

How to Heal Skin Rashes and Eczema in Kids


One of the absolute worst things a parent can experience is a sick child, especially a baby or toddler. Watching them suffer brings on a visceral feeling only another parent can understand.  I've…

What Causes Diarrhea in Adults and How to Stop It


Diarrhea can take control of your life. I’m not talking about the average tummy bug kind of diarrhea. I’m talking about the type of diarrhea that lasts for days, weeks, months, or even years…chronic…

It Takes Two To Tango: Testing Your Household for Candida Overgrowth and Common Bugs


You’ve done a full lab work-up with a functional medicine provider and found out you’ve got an overgrowth of some bugs. Maybe Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), Candida albicans, and protozoan gut…

How to Naturally Slow the Aging Process and Get Glowing Skin


One of the most common questions I get is “What do you do for your skin?” And while I have a lot more to share than just “beauty secrets,” this question never annoys me, because truth be told… I am…

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