Welcome to a mix of science, experience and my personal musings...

Can you recognize the warning signs of burnout? emotional health mental health stress

 This past year has been a doozy.

We’ve been required to pivot in how our children are schooled, how we do our work, how we socialize and how we do life—all while being expected to maintain the same level of productivity and presence. 

Many of us have had even more...

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Do You Have a Leaky Gut? gastrointestinal health

Our intestinal barrier protects our inner world from the outer world.  It is our body’s first line of defense and is home to seventy percent of our immune system.  This barrier can be injured through multiple avenues, including poor food choices, stress, pharmaceuticals,...

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Anxiety and Soul Care emotional health

When I ask a female...

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Meditate On This meditation mindfulness

There are dishes to be done.

Floors to be vacuumed, laundry to be folded.

Articles to read, blogs to be written and emails to send.

Workouts to complete, patients to prepare for

and all things mom, wife, friend and holiday- related to tend to.

Yet this my current situation. Day 3 of snuggling...

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Less Stress, More Joy anxiety depression emotional health functional medicine functional nutrition mindfulness stress time management vitality

This funny little meme has been making its way around Insta-Land lately and while it prompts many smiley-face emojis, it is unfortunately all too true. It is a common theme among the women in my tribe and those I see in my practice: we carry around the number of times we’ve reheated our...

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The Thief of Joy emotional health

“Don’t compare your inside with someone else’s outside”.

Today I want to talk about that comparison narrative.   

Even with the years I’ve been in practice I confess there are times I am surprised when a woman confides in me that she struggles with anxiety...

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Let's Talk About Vitamin D emotional health

It’s the first Mental Health Monday in June and the sun is shining.  Anyone else notice that they start to hear their coworkers around lunchtime remark “I’m going outside to soak up some Vitamin D.” ?

Speaking of that,    

When is the last time you had...

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Food Allergies, Food Intolerances and Food Sensitivities: What’s the Difference? food alergies food intolerances food sensitivities gluten intolerance gluten sensitivity histamine intolerance lactose intolerance

It has been estimated that 20% of the population reports being affected by adverse reactions to certain foods.  Because many individuals, (even medical professionals) may confuse or use the terms food allergyfood intolerance and food sensitivity interchangeably,...

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Four Things You May Be Doing That Deplete Your Vitality uncategorized

Vi·tal·i·ty

/vīˈtalədē/

noun

  1. the state of being strong and active; energy.
  liveliness, life, energy, animation, spirit, spiritedness, high-spiritedness, vivacity...
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7 Signs and Symptoms of Food Sensitivities dairy dairy sensitivity food sensitivities gluten gluten sensitivity leaky gut mental health salicylates

If you have ever suspected that you might have a sensitivity to a certain food or ingredient, you’re not crazy. 

In a previous post, I discussed the difference between a food allergy, a food intolerance and a food sensitivity, so if you’re confused about those terms, get...

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