Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a type of detective work that identifies the underlying causes and conditions that cause disease instead of treating symptoms. Using functional lab work, I recognize patterns of imbalance in the body [...]
Magnoliaceae The Magnolia is one of my most favorite flowers and it reminds me of my move to Charleston, SC from New Hampshire. On our first visit, while my husband and I were exploring the city, I was in awe of the Magnolia trees. Their large branches and leaves made me curious but what caught my [...]
Orchidaceae The orchid holds a special place in my heart. When showing off, it has beautiful flowers which can last quite a long time but then it happens... The flowers begin to shrivel up one by one, fall off, and for some people, never show their beauty again. This is when they come to me. Some of [...]
An important part of the body’s immune response is inflammation, especially during acute trauma. The inflammatory response during acute trauma helps to decrease the injury and maintain homeostasis. This might surprise some individuals who believe that inflammation is a bad sign. For example, when an injury happens, like a twisted ankle, and inflammation occurs, most [...]
if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.
Lately I have been getting some questions about the safety of essential oils and dogs....
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a flower, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.
These are naturally occurring, volatile (change state quickly) aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants [...]
You might know from my Instagram and Facebook feed that my husband and I spent a long weekend in NYC. We rode bikes EVERY DAY - up to about 30 miles a day! We loved it so much that when we got home, we dusted off our bikes and hit the road! Bike riding in [...]
Some of my favorites!
I started meditating during yoga classes when I was 16 but really I was meditating long before that. As a child I spent a lot of time playing in nature and I just loved the feel of being in the woods. We often had a houseful with my siblings and cousins so the woods were like my sanctuary [...]
Lifestyle Medicine is not a new idea. Hippocrates, the father of medicine recognized the value of food as medicine many centuries ago. He had a philosophy, Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food [...]