Adrenal Function & HPA Axis

The HPA Axis is short for “Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis”. Stress impacts and signals your brain, which then tells your Adrenal glands to produce the stress hormone – CORTISOL.Learn how to regulate and support your nervous system, to allow for optimal response, versus a default stress reaction.

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Affect of Stress

How Stress Impacts the Adrenals & HPA Axis in the Body

Many people struggle to get out of bed in the morning and then proceed to run around all day with work, kids, sports practices, dinner, errands and housework. As a collective society,  we are continuously burning the candle at both ends, which leaves us burnt out and exhausted. Weekends used to be a time to […]

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Fostering Resilience: A Necessary Skill in Times of Change

Fostering resilience is a necessary skill in times of change! The American Psychological Association defines resilience as: “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress”. Resilience can be applied to family and relationship problems, serious health problems, workplace or financial stressors.I think we can all agree these […]

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New Challenge: Change Your Life With Meditation in as Little as FOUR Days!

Meditation has been around for many years and individuals practice for a variety of reasons. The benefits have been recognized by individuals who routinely meditate, but how about a little supportive science as well?You got it! Read on for details. How’s this for starters – UCLA completed a study that shows meditation preserves an aging […]

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Understanding Endometriosis: It’s not the Endo the world!

Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Symptoms can present in several ways: pain with periods, during intercourse, while having a bowel movement or urinating – especially as your menstrual cycle nears. It can also cause heavy periods or difficulty getting pregnant. Generic symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, nausea or fatigue […]

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Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid Information

You probably haven’t heard of Hashimoto’s  – a disease that is unfortunately affecting well over 10 million people in the U.S. today. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis disease is an autoimmune condition that affects 14 million people in the U.S. making it the most common hypothyroid disorder in the country. For those with the debilitating condition, symptoms can […]

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Mood Boosting Foods – Functional Medicine Nutrition Approach

How your diet affects your mood! As of 2019, major depression is listed as the number 2 most costly chronic illness in the US. Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. Most of us know that stress, lack of sleep, busy lives and trauma are common triggers to unstable mood patterns. However, did you know […]

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Stress 101: A Functional Medicine Approach to Stress + Sleep

Stress… Did that word just stress you out?! What was the first thought that entered your mind? For so many people, this is the way of life. Almost a badge of honor that you can take on so much and keep going. But what gives? Literally. Now think back to a time when you felt […]

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How to Practice Self Care Like an Inspired Health Functional Medicine Doctor

We have decided to focus this month of February on self-love or self-care!As you know, February is celebrated with a Love holiday – Valentine’s Day.Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!! What is self-care? Dr. Dishman: “Self-care at its core is the foundation of LOVE. It is impossible to give from an empty cup. Placing an emphasis […]

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6 Ways To Unwind in 60 Seconds

Although the holidays are meant to be a joyous time spent with friends and family, all of the hustle and bustle can sometimes bring about unexpected anxiety and stress. If you find yourself feeling this way, no worries! Here are a few of the Inspired Health team’s favorite quick tips to get some R&R now. […]

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Female Fertility Labs Explained

An expert in the field of Natural Fertility explains common Female Fertility Labs Dr. Dishman has been practicing in the field of Integrative and Natural Fertility for over 15 years and is familiar with all current techniques and medications used in the western, functional, naturopathic and eastern treatment of infertility. Because she is Functional Medicine Naturopathic […]

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6 Common Causes of Leaky Gut and Find Healthy Treatment

The 6 Causes of Leaky Gut: Once you have determined that you do indeed have Leaky Gut (see this article on Lab Testing Pros & Cons for Leaky Gut), the next question should be: What is UPSTREAM and causing Leaky Gut? Functional Medicine practitioners are trained to look at physiology from a different perspective. We […]

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30-Second Wake-Up Call: Cold Shower Hydrotherapy

 COLD RINSE: Better than a shot of espresso in the morning! Feeling groggy in the morning? Addicted to caffeine to “get you going”? Want to get your metabolism fired up? If you have 30 seconds, then look no further! You will feel invigorated, alive, and AWAKE while you perform the cold water shower rinse. I […]

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