Posts Tagged ‘chronic’

“Why diseases don’t exist and what really makes you sick”

The title is quoted from Dr. Hyman’s recent blog. Dr. Hyman is a functional medicine doctor and mainstream well-recognized guru in the field of functional medicine. I encourage you to read this particular blog from top to bottom if:

  • You are 1 in 2 (yikes!) Americans that experience a chronic illness 
  • You have been give a name (chronic fatigue syndrome) for your illness, then it’s blamed (it’s because you have chronic fatigue syndrome) for your illness and then it was attempted to be tamed (here’s a medication).  
  • You don’t have results and are stuck in sickness.

My apologies if this comes across too harsh but the information is necessary.

Please read the blog here 

Always in your interest to be well,


My gift to you…


Thank you for giving me and Advocate for Healing the support you have in 2015.  It’s been an incredible year of learning, successes and more learning.  I couldn’t be more grateful.  

I have included a small gift that I even wrapped for you :).  Even though it’s small, it’s packed with extremely valuable information for any woman struggling with fatigue, weight gain, mood fluctuations, sleepless nights, hot flashes, PMS, chronic illnesses or more.  Please register your email to receive your free gift.  If you’ve already added your email, do so again and the system will send you the Ebook immediately.

I have exciting offerings for 2016 including webinars, podcasts and more information to improve you and your family’s health.  

Thank you again for a wonderful year.  

Be well,


The Truth About Cancer…


I just fast tracked through approximately a 15 hour documentary entitled the “Truth About Cancer”.  I was thrilled to gain in-depth insight into the various systems that need to be supported.  I wasn’t surprised by much of the information but excited to hear that there are practitioners that are doing exceptional work in this area.  Today is also a glorious day, because everything they discussed in this documentary, in a general sense is what I practice with my clients every single day.   

The Truth About Cancer revealed that chronic inflammation is the precursor to all disease.  This is the premise of my business.  Every single day I discuss with my clients the 9 Sources of Chronic Inflammation that can be found here.   We explore those 9 areas and complete self-assessments and functional testing as needed.  I identify a total stress load and focus on an individuals triggers against immunity.  Compromised immunity leads to chronic health issues and cancer.  Refer to “How full is your Kettle/Bathtub?”   I also discuss with every single one of my clients the importance of focusing on systems:  H.I.D.D.E.N (hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification, environment and neurotransmitters) and we devise an individualized plan (Watch the video here)

I work with my clients helping them to identify internal stressors and determine the best tools that can support them through their health crisis: autoimmune, lyme, parkinson’s, alzheimer’s, seizures, hot flashes, chronic pain, weight gain and more.  After watching the Truth About Cancer I am more convinced than ever that I am helping them to prevent cancer as well.  

It’s another great day.

Be well,


Are you chronically inflamed?

sickSwelling, pain, irritation, mood swings, chronic, fatigue, poor energy, poor recovery, autoimmunity, neurological symptoms and weight gain are just some of the symptoms one can experience with chronic inflammation.  If you can’t ‘put your finger on’ why you aren’t feeling well; inflammation is the culprit.  

Where does chronic inflammation come from?  In the functional world there are 9 specific areas:

  1.  Sugar and refined foods.
  2. Hidden food sensitivities
  3. Nutritional Deficiencies
  4. Toxins including heavy metals
  5. Digestive Issues
  6. Stress
  7. Inadequate/Excessive exercise.
  8. Insufficient sleep.
  9. Chronic infections.

I refer to the 9 above as H.I.D.D.E.N. stressors.  All of these stressors affect the Hormone, Immune, Digestive, Detoxification, are impacted by the Environment and affect Neurotransmitters (our calming mechanisms).  

Are you inflamed?  If so, reach out to one of us in the functional world.  We are here to help.

Be well,


So you have your DNA results…now what?


Many of you have expressed an interest in getting the results of your genetic makeup.   I’ve spent hours studying and a weekend in Seattle, WA learning about gene variances and what can be done about them.  The news is: your genes are fixed BUT they can be turned on OR off.  Lifestyle choices including diet, exercise and even supplementation can help determine whether those genes are turned on OR off.

I do find knowing your genetic variances helpful, but not necessarily the best directive.  I’m more interested in how the body is performing and can usually interpret by seeking certain metabolic markers from a variety of lab tests.

But if you’ve pursued your genetic makeup through the very affordable company ($99 at the time of this blog) you can get a highly beneficial FREE interpretation of those results detailing nutritional supports/supplements to take and to avoid.  This information is invaluable in promoting a body that performing optimally.  Did I mention free?

Here’s the link.


Genetic Genie is another option but I find nutrahacker provides more specific information on supplementation.  

If you are interested in more information on genetic variances, please refer to my blog article “Genetics do not cause Epidemics

Be well,


Sources of all chronic illness

These 9 areas have been identified in the functional medicine world as the 9 sources of all chronic inflammation and illness.  Whether you are experiencing weight gain, chronic fatigue, autoimmune, skin issues, digestive issues or just want more energy (just to name a few), these 9 areas when addressed can get you where you want to be.  


Watch Videos on Stress, Weight Gain, Allergies, Sleep issues and Kids Health

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Understanding Chronic Stress – 10 minute video

Understanding chronic stress both internal and external and the body’s physiological response to it.  Please do review. 


Be well,