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Category: Healthy Life

Monday Motivation | Bug Spray

It’s that time of year in the South when the mosquitos are overly aggressive. We’re reaching for that bug spray to keep them away, but do we ever wonder what we’re spraying on our body? Dr. Amy Fletcher shares her tips about choosing bug spray in this week’s Monday Motivation.  

Kale Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Kale Pineapple Banana Smoothie

This healthy breakfast smoothie tastes amazing and is filled with healthy protein, nutrients, and will keep you full for hours. The pineapple and banana are sweet enough to mask the bitterness of the kale, and with a frozen banana and frozen pineapple, the texture turns out perfect for a smoothie. Thanks to our friends at […]

Why You Might Want to Give Kundalini Yoga a Try

Why You Might Want to Give Kundalini Yoga a Try

Why You Might Want to Give Kundalini Yoga a Try Kundalini yoga is considered one of the most comprehensive of yoga practice combining meditation, mantra, physical exercise and breathing into one practice. Kundalini is also one of the oldest forms of yoga practice – in fact, it dates to 1000 BC. This ancient practice was […]

Motivation Monday | Depression and Anxiety

Many Americans suffer from Depression and Anxiety, and our traditional ways of a “pill for every ill” is not for everyone. There are many alternatives to reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety by using natural methods like kundalini yoga. Learn more from Dr. Nancy Palermo in this weeks Motivation Monday.  

Blueberry Banana Nutty Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Nutty Smoothie

Bring some heart into your breakfast with this Blueberry Banana Nutty Smoothie recipe that is sweet, simple and full of antioxidants! Ingredients: ¼ cup blueberries and ½ frozen ripe banana ½ cup almond milk 1 T ground flax seed ½ cup water 1 scoop protein powder or 2 T almond butter or both if high […]

Suggestions for Better Sleep

Suggestions for Better Sleep

Suggestions for Better Sleep Courtesy of the Institute of Functional Medicine  MINIMIZE OR AVOID STIMULANTS Avoid alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages or foods after 2 pm; if sensitive to caffeine, avoid it after 12 noon. Avoid Sudafed or other decongestant cold medicines at night. Some medications may have stimulating effects. Complete […]

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness Courtesy of the Institute of Functional Medicine Rest is one of the most important factors for creating wellness.  Restorative activities can include mental, physical, and/or emotional activities that help to promote resilience.  Particularly if you are under chronic stress, restful activities can break the cycle of […]

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

Questions for Functional Medicine Practitioners   Below are some questions that you may consider asking a clinician who practices Functional Medicine: How would you describe your practice? Do you work with other clinicians – Nutrition Professionals, Health Coach, etc.? Do you have any information you could send me about your practice? Do you have experience […]

Why to Consider an Independent Primary Care Physician

Why to Consider an Independent Primary Care Physician

Independent Primary Care Physicians   Patients have been comforted into a costly daze allowing reimbursement policies to govern their decisions in managing their health.  Meanwhile, reliant on reimbursement revenue for survival, physicians may continuously reshape care delivery to mirror the ever-shifting values of payers.   This period of medicine is drawing quickly to a close.  […]

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset   You can expect to spend a lot more time when you visit a Functional Medicine practitioner than you would with a conventional provider.  You can also expect to do a lot of talking, as a large part of Functional Medicine is exploring your detailed personal and family […]