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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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How To Hack Flu Season

TIPS & TRICKS TO HACK THE FLU SEASON Well, it’s that time of year again: Cold and Flu season. School has begun and the germs are in the air. That’s because children easily carry and spread illness. Ultimately, each of us has a responsibility to protect our bodies and maximize our immune system. But with […]

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Vitamin B3 (Niacin): The Feel Good Vitamin!

Why Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin) makes you feel GOOD! If you’re not feeling optimal, you may have a Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin) deficiency as every part of your body needs it to function! Inspired Health Practitioners offer comprehensive holistic health consults, and our apothecary includes only the most efficacious and safe nutraceuticals, prescribed in customized doses […]

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Shoulder Surgery Recovery: Post-Op Weeks 2-3

A Functional Medicine Practitioner Recovers from Shoulder Surgery: Post-Op Weeks 2-3 This Blog post is part of a Series on Shoulder Surgery Recovery: Please see other articles. I went back and forth on commenting on my recent shoulder surgery (labral repair, rotator cuff repair, A/C joint decompression). If you know me, attention is never my modus […]

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6 Common Causes of Leaky Gut

The 6 Common Causes of Leaky Gut: Gastrointestinal Disease: IBS, IBD, Celiac, Diverticulitis, Gastroenteritis, etc. Imbalance of Gut Flora = Dysbiosis [1]: Yeast [2], Gram negative bacteria[3], SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), Parasites [4]. Food Allergies + Food Sensitivities: Gluten/Wheat and Cross Reactive Foods with Gluten are the biggest culprits [5,6,7,8]. Stress + Hormonal Imbalance: […]

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Lab Testing PROS & CONS for Leaky Gut (Intestinal Hyper-Permeability)

When it comes to assessing if a patient has Intestinal Hyper-Permeability, or Intestinal Barrier Penetration, a.k.a. “Leaky Gut“, there are currently only a handful of reliable lab tests that are used. It is helpful to assess and establish a baseline of Leaky Gut with laboratory testing in order to determine treatment efficacy, direction and duration. […]

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What Exactly is this LEAKY GUT Phenomena?

The link between Inflammation, Chronic Disease, and Innate Vitality I start out most of my explanations to patients telling them that, “Inflammation is the #1 common denominator between all chronic disease.” “Inflammation is the #1 common denominator between all chronic disease.”  Because of this, one of my initial goals as a Functional Medicine Practitioner is to […]

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How a Functional Medicine Doctor Stays Healthy While Traveling

HEALTHY TRAVEL TIP ESSENTIALS Lately my schedule has me traveling on a plane from the East Coast to the West Coast at least 1-2 times per month. As a Functional Medicine physician and working mother, there is always a lot on my plate, and the travel adds an extra layer of detail and a lot […]

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Immune System Boost! WARMING SOCKS HYDROTHERAPY

IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST! The Warming Sock Treatment is an old traditional hydrotherapy (aka “water cure”) modality that originated in Europe, centuries ago. It is a simple technique that is especially effective for relieving nasal congestion in bed at night; frequently better than medications and without the side effects. It also helps to stimulate the immune system in the […]

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30-Second Wake-Up Call: Cold Shower Hydrotherapy

 COLD SHOWER 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 rinse. I […]

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