I believe health encompasses every aspect of our being. From the food we eat to our thoughts, we have the ability to create the life we want to be living.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor I practice integrative family medicine, which means I am able to provide my patients with a broad scope of treatment options while educating them about their choices. I offer both acute and chronic disease management, with a focus in women’s health, fertility and pelvic floor dysfunction. I am a Certified Holistic Pelvic Care Specialist and Certified Yoga Instructor.
New research is showing that the fat you eat may be affecting how well your brain is functioning. For a long time, the nutrition and medical community have been concerned with how fat is affecting our hearts, but now, research is showing those same fats that keep your heart healthy can keep your brain healthy [...]
Parsley is a great source of folic acid, which is beneficial in preventing heart disease and a necessary nutrient during pregnancy. This spring I have found a garden filled with parsley and have been getting creative with ways to add it to my diet. This recipe is delicious and highly aromatic. It will boost the nutrition [...]
Put a Little Time Into Food Prep. Digestion starts with seeing and smelling food. By washing, cutting and cooking food you engage your brain, which in turn tells the digestive organs to prepare for food. In response to these sensations, your body begins to produce enzymes and acid to prepare for optimal digestion. If you [...]
You read correctly. What you eat and what you drink can enhance the way your skin appears. It can also impact the way others perceive your beauty. A recent study found that within 6 weeks of eating approximately 4 servings of vegetables a day participants were measurably more attractive. The carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables can [...]
Have you found yourself searching the cupboards for a chocolate bar to eat with that cheese? Or perhaps you are thinking a pickle would taste good on top of your ice cream. Chances are if odd food combinations have become more of a routine in your life lately, you are probably a pregnant lady. Most [...]
I was first introduced to this video while studying Neonatology (the diagnosis and treatment of newborn infant diseases). It is a fascinating look at life, from conception to birth. Enjoy! [youtube width="600" height="365" video_id="fKyljukBE70"] Dr. Jolene Brighten believes that the health of a child begins with the health of their mother. She offers customized programs [...]
We all know that good nutrition goes a long way. However, did you know the nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables can have profound effects in the management of chronic disease? This video highlights what an optimal diet can do in the case of multiple sclerosis, a chronic degenerative disease. Dr. Terry Wahls used [...]
Are you getting stronger? Have you been adding more reps to the second routine? Number 3 of the Ab & Butt series is going to ask a lot of you. Are you up for the challenge? Start with a warm up of your choice. Get your heart rate up and the muscle pumping blood. Exercise [...]