Why Digestive Health is Key

If you’ve followed us for a while you will not be surprised that digestive issues are some of the most common things we see in the clinic.  We’ve posted on gut related issues a couple of times before (like here and here). What may be surprising to some though is just how often even those without obvious…

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How to Build a Support System for Healing

You may be new to functional medicine or holistic health care practices or you may be a long-time user of natural remedies.  Where ever you are on that spectrum, everyone needs a group of people who support you as you fight to heal yourself in natural ways. We happen to live in a community that…

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Keeping Cilantro Fresh

I love using fresh herbs in my kitchen creations.  It just seems like everything tastes better, smells better and even looks better with fresh cut herbs.  I grow a lot of my own fresh herbs but there are those that I haven’t been able to grow very well or grow enough of.  One of those…

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Giving Without Expectation

There is an ancient saying that “expectation is the vehicle for disappointment.” Dr. Jerry has a movie tradition during the holiday season.  There are several movies that are on his must watch list, one of those movies is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The main character in this movie has in his mind the epitome of…

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Solutions for Winter Depression

We make a big deal about this time of the year being the “happiest” but for way too many people it is the worst time of the year.  Cold, snowy weather keeps us indoors, lack of sunlight lowers our vitamin D levels, just about every form of stress increases around the holidays and our healthy…

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Elderberry Syrup

One of our favorite home remedies is Elderberry syrup. Researchers in Switzerland and Italy have discovered that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications in the records dating as far back as Ancient Egypt where some Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them. Historians,…

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Our Top Wellness Gift Ideas

Sometimes when we are making changes to our lifestyle we need new tools to make it possible to get the results that we are looking for.

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Holiday Hacks for Joyful Gatherings

This year try some of these Holiday Hacks to help your festivities be less stressful and more joyful! For many of us, the holiday season (Thanksgiving through the New Year) involves endless lists of things to do, calendars bursting with events, and feelings of overwhelm.  With all that and more the holidays lend themselves to…

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Planning a Healthy Holiday Menu

Food is an essential part of our everyday lives.  Food is responsible for the on-going building and repairing that our body requires.  Often food is the centerpiece of celebration, especially our holiday traditions.  It is my goal to provide a holiday menu that will not only be delicious but it will also nourish my guests. …

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Get Squashed- The Benefits of Eating More Squash

Fall brings with it a wealth of nutrient dense winter squash. Some varieties include: Pumpkin, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard and Spaghetti. These beautifully colored squash are rich in beta-carotene.

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