1. How Stress “Steals” Hormones in the Production of Cortisol

    Cortisol produced by the stress mechanism goes one step further in this video.  We previously looked at the role of the adrenals with respect to stress and how these tiny little glands located at the top of the Kidneys provide the response to stress in our body. Now, let's look at the adrenal glands and how stress creates the diversion of this hormone from other parts of the body to assist when t…Read More

  2. Do You Suffer From A Folate Deficiency?

    Folate is one of the most essential nutrients needed during rapid cell division and growth; therefore, it comes as no surprise that pregnancy doubles the need for dietary folates. Folate also plays a significant role in helping to maintain proper homocysteine levels. Symptoms of deficiency include: Getting Sick / Poor Immune Function Chronic Low Energy Poor Digestion Anemia Irritability / Changes …Read More

  3. Turmeric is one of the most studied medicinal herb in all of science

    With over 6,000 articles written about the positive effects of turmeric, the most interesting find is that when comparing turmeric to conventional medicine, it's benefits equal many pharmaceuticals medications. - Anti-inflammatory drugs - Anti-depressants (Prozac) - Chemotherapy - Anti-coagulants (Aspirin) - Pain killers - Diabetes drugs (Metformin) - Arthritis medications - Inflammatory bowel dis…Read More

  4. What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

    Leaky Gut is a condition where bowel toxins enter the bloodstream. The major causative agents are antibiotics and over-the-counter drugs (e.g. anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and aspirin) which viciously inflame the intestinal lining causing a widening of the spaces between cells, thus leakage.  There are more man-made products, allergies, and stress that changes the normal gut bacteria …Read More

  5. Can Congestive Heart Failure Be Reversed?

    If caught at it's early stages, you can utilize promising natural treatment options that can be incorporated into a program that includes medication and medical management of the disease. Diet is important and what you eat matters. There are also supplements, such as CoQ10, that can provide improvement in patients. What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every ce…Read More

  6. Dysfunctional Digestion Results from Out-of-Control Stress

    Stress and Digestive Dysfunction Digestion function is also affected by stress. In today's video, we are going to wrap this sequence on dealing with stress and how our body responds.  We previously looked at production through the adrenal glands and how this takes away from other functions in the body such as thyroid health and endocrine or hormone production.  The last thing that I want to di…Read More

  7. Our Thyroid Health can be affected by Stress

    Thyroid health is affected by prolonged stress response.  We previously discussed the stress response in the body and the toll it takes on one’s health over time.  We looked at the production of cortisol in the body by the adrenal glands and then how the body begins to steal from other processes to continue that stress response, also referred to as Pregnenolone steal. Today we will take this …Read More

  8. Adrenal Glands Defend Against Stress

    The adrenal glands play an important role in the body. In my last video, I discussed stress and how it can negatively impact health.  Today I’m looking a bit deeper into the science of how our body responds to stressful situations.  The adrenal glands, our primary stress defender, produces cortisol and its related compounds. These hormones defend us against stress, as well as other important d…Read More

  9. Do you have STRESS? It is common, but too much can aggravate health

    Stress in small doses usually isn't a problem. However, stress in large doses, or in combination with underlying health problems can have a very negative impact. I can help mitigate stress and deal with underlying issues. This video and my follow-up later in the week on the value of our Adrenal Glands in defeating stress will be particularly useful to our health challenged friends. Reduce stress b…Read More

  10. My First Examination Amazes New Patients!

    I am always so happy to see that my new patients are universally amazed with the time I spend with them in the initial examination. Clearly conventional healthcare is not addressing the alarming erosion of health.  I KNOW that Integrative Medicine featuring Functional Medicine is a realistic and affordable alternative to improving your chronic health issues. I also know that many chronically ill …Read More