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Merry & Bright: How to Hack the Holiday Hangover

How To Hack The Holiday Hangover Leftover Halloween candy. Marathon Thanksgiving meals. Up-for-grabs office chocolates, homemade cookies, and endless treats. We drift from one-holiday party followed by another…and another. Let’s face it the holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family, and food. However, whether you want to avoid overeating and gaining those extra pounds, […]

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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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Staying WELL + Healthy during a Pandemic

Staying WELL + HEALTHY is a multi-faceted lifestyle approach, especially during these times of the COVID19 pandemic. We hope to offer you common sense tools, along with some basic lifestyle tips, basic nutrients for optimal wellness, and education on nutrients and supplements that help support your immune system.  ** Please note: this article is not […]

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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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Don’t Suffer in Silence: Constipation + Diarrhea

Do you struggle with alternating constipation and/or diarrhea? Most people have had the occasional upset stomach after a heavy meal. A few have even experienced nausea and diarrhea the morning after a long night out. Now, imagine having these symptoms on a regular basis. Without a doubt, it would affect your quality of life. Between […]

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IBS + SIBO: A Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner’s Story

Who knows what it’s like to be told at a young age you have IBS – irritable bowel syndrome? I do. This frustrating diagnosis made for copious amounts of anxiety when heading on dates, vacations and special moments. After all, I never knew if Sir diarrhea , Representative gas or Princess nausea might arrive, ugh! […]

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Natural Seasonal Allergy Support + Best Remedies!

Seasonal allergies are the pits! Spring has sprung and so has the pollen count across the country! From Bend, Oregon and across the entire country, warmer temperatures means more pollen in the air which explains all of the coughing, sneezing, stuffy head, and congestion you’ve been experiencing. In Central Oregon, we’re dealing with an unusually […]

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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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New Year, ReNew

Happy New Year!  It’s the time of the year where gym memberships, #fitnessgoals, and juice cleanses run rampant everywhere.The idea of “new year, new you” seems to be unavoidable. While setting goals are great, we believe a rigid, metrics-based attitude toward health and fitness goals isn’t always the best way to go to achieve long […]

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