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Why I Am Passionate About Mental Health One area of my practice I am absolutely passionate about is utilizing an integrative approach to treat mental health. My own personal experience with depression definitely contributes to this passion to help others. However, more than anything else, I cherish being able to help clients come through the […]

An Integrative Approach to Mental Health

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I Have COVID-19! The Virus Found Me! After over two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 finally found me! I have taken all of the recommended precautions with a high level of diligence since my husband has a compromised immune system. Nevertheless, the virus found me, and I have not been this ill for a very […]

I Have COVID-19… What I Am Most Concerned About


Breakfast Sets The Tone Starting the day with a healthy meal can set the tone for the entire day. A healthy breakfast is a ritual that embodies self care and nourishment to the physical body which houses our spirit/soul/essence. If done mindfully, this morning ritual can prove to extend through the rest of the day. […]

My Favorite Healthy Breakfasts


Wise Words… and Wisdom During times when I am grieving or experiencing turmoil or pain in my life, I often look to words of wise masters who lived before me. Rumi is one of those… whose words I find to be simple yet magnificent in their truth. I find Rumi’s words in his poem, The […]

HEART DISEASE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG WOMEN IN THE UNITIED STATES! Improving heart health is critical for women of all ages (read my blog post about this). Abnormal cholesterol is strongly associated with heart disease. A common perception, however, is that the cholesterol itself is “bad.” While abnormal cholesterol levels may be […]

10 Causes of High Cholesterol in Women: What You Might Not Know

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Toxin exposure is a prominent health concern in our world today. Pesticides are one form of potential toxin that can cause all kinds of problems in our bodies including inflammation, hormone disruption, nervous system disruption, cancer, oxidative stress and damage in the cells and all organs of the body. Functional medicine places a heavy emphasis […]

Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables: The Clean 15 & The Dirty Dozen


Functional medicine has been life changing for my health. My chronic health problems began when I was in my 20s after traveling in West Africa. Following a gastrointestinal infection I acquired while traveling there, I have struggled with a variety of chronic health symptoms and conditions including IBS, depression, and joint pain. In recent years […]

One of the most common concerns midlife women bring to me is mood swings or mood changes. Many women report low motivation, mood swings, irritability, feeling anxious or worried, feeling hopeless, brain fog, forgetfulness, difficulty with focus, tearfulness, and insomnia. Mood changes often manifest during premenopausal, perimenopausal, and menopause transitions. It is a natural tendency […]

Mood Swings… Is It My Hormones?


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