Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for an array of digestive complaints involving inflamed intestines such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of these conditions can range from mild to severe, and often involve excessive bowel movements,...
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I was recently featured as a guest blogger on Modern Mama's website – and wanted to share the article I submitted with all of our Acubalance readers!
Sleep is one of the most underrated aspects of our health. During sleep, our bodies are replenishing neurotransmitter and hormone levels, detoxifying, repairing tissues, consolidating memories and basically rejuvenating for the next day ahead. And diet, of course, has a huge impact on the quality of our sleep!
If you are anything like me I find this time of year the most difficult to stick to my health plan. Short days, wet cold weather and lots of holiday cheer (rum and eggnog !) at get togethers offer numerous hiccups in a healthy lifestyle. I love to indulge and really have to keep myself in check not over do it !
No topic I ever discuss inflames stronger sentiments in two deeply polarized camps. After all, what could excite your passions more than the safety of your newborn?
I saw a patient today at Acubalance who has me really excited about the comprehensive lab testing we do here! I wanted to share this story to let you know why. Our hormone panel helped diagnose her with Hashimoto's disease, not the low thyroid condition or high estrogen condition her doctor had suggested.
Is sugar your sweet old BFF? The reliable one you go to in times of stress or emotional upset for comfort? Would you ever believe that this substance which (temporarily) makes you feel on-top-of-the-world may actually be secretly plotting your demise?
We’re all aware of the expression “glowing with health” – and it’s often attached to women during pregnancy (“you’re glowing!”). Radiant skin and hair are universally recognized as indications of good health and optimal fertility; after all, what you put in your body and how your body processes it ultimately determine the quality and appearance of your skin, hair and nails.
Experiencing infertility is a stressful, depressing, irritating and confusing time during a couples lives. Most of my patients have been going through this difficult process for years before coming into my office. They are depressed and in a definite "Fertility Funk !"
I was looking around at different health blogs when I stumbled upon an informative site discussing which types of fish are becoming toxic. In my practice I generally discuss the benefits of healthy fish in our diet. As disasters such as oil spills and nuclear waste catstophies continue it becomes increasingly difficult to find clean sources.