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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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Skin care has become more of a priority for me recently. This is due in large part to the obvious changes I am noticing from natural aging of my skin. As I begin the journey into my 6th decade of life I am noticing more and more the evidence of aging that reflects my unique […]

Aging Skin Care Recommendations


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


I recently traveled to Berlin for a two week holiday to spend time with my son who lives there. I have realized over time, that travel acts like a healing mirror for me. Travel reflects back an image of myself and shines a light on how aligned I am with my truth. What I experience, […]

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 […]

How Functional Medicine Resolved My Chronic Symptoms!


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 […]

As Spring approaches, so do allergy symptoms for many of us. Allergies are on the rise in the general population. This is because our immune systems are severely stressed and overburdened from exposure to not only airborne pollens but also the growing number of pollutants, chemicals, medications, food additives, toxins, and irritants in the environment. […]

Treat Spring Allergies With These Holistic Strategies

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