Which Stool Test is Right For You? GI Map vs Viome

Is There A Difference Between the GI Map & Viome Stool Testing?If you have chronic digestive problems, odds are you’ve probably heard about one or both of these at-home DNA stool tests:  GI Map and Viome. But which one is best for you?They’re the two most popular stool tests on the market, but it is... More

Holistic IBS Remission

Here's a powerful case study on reversing extreme IBS/IBD. This will give you an idea of what a holistic approach looks like.Whether you’re dealing with IBS, IBD, crohn’s, ulcerative colitis or celiac, there is hope for remission and control of your GI.A year and a half ago a middle aged man came to my clinic... More

4 Factors To Resolve Underlying Inflammation

If inflammation is the root of all disease, then it makes sense to calm the fire as much as possible.Inflammation is a complex immune response to a variety of inputs.Sometimes it’s a bacterial or viral infection, in which case inflammation is protective.But when inflammation goes unchecked for extended periods of time, that opens the door... More

Research Summary: Gut Bacteria Found to Protect The Brain and CNS From Harmful Viruses

The following is my summary of a recent study that speaks to the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome for protection from viruses that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. The research also supported convincing evidence of the detrimental effects that antibiotics have on the gut microbiome.Cliff notes:A recent study from the University of Utah School... More

Life After Mono: A Holistic Approach For Chronic EBV

There’s no cure for Epstein-Barr Virus. This is a true statement in regards to EBV (mono, aka herpesvirus 4).However, there’s a lot you can do to actually thrive again after an initial bout with mono.Here’s what I’ve learned since having mono in 10th grade.Chronic underlying infections, like EBV, rob our health and are a mystery... More

The Gut-Skin Connection: A Functional Medicine Approach To Clear Skin

If you want youthful, clear, glowing skin, you must not overlook gut health. A recent study showed that SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), a condition where the wrong bacteria overgrows in the small intestine, is ten times more likely in people with acne than in healthy control groups. The best part is, correction of SIBO... More

6 Reasons You're Tired All The Time

Who doesn’t want better, more sustainable energy throughout the day? Most of us are worn out, exhausted and drinking too much caffeine just to try to keep our heads above water. Here’s the thing- every single client I work with naturally improves their energy level; some just a little better, but most improve dramatically.How can... More

Inflammation, Stress & Thyroid

Here's an all-too-common scenario.A middle aged woman:- can't lose weight no matter what she does- only has 2-3 bowel movements each week- drags herself out of bed each morning- struggles to stay awake in the evening- feels depressed, although not diagnosedThe crazy part is, her doctor keeps telling her that her labs "look good." He... More

Still Skeptical About Gluten Sensitivity?

You’ve possibly asked your doctor their opinion on gluten to which they may have replied “I’m not sure, try gluten free if you want too.”  Or maybe their response was more direct “it’s not real, it’s difficult to cut out of your diet and it won’t help anyways.”  Many people, and even many doctors, still... More

6 Tips For Better Brain Health

How To Take Care of Your BrainMost are balancing multiple things on their plate which can lead to stress and mental clutter. A question most people find themselves asking is “how?”. How do you find the energy to move forward? How do you find mental clarity? How do you stay focused? It’s what you do and what you eat that answers these questions.Many people are... More