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The Rainbow Diet

The Rainbow Diet

The Rainbow Diet is something I talk about all the time and it's the only "diet" I ever recommend. Most traditional diets don't work, aren't actually based on science, and generally make people feel deprived and down-right bad about themselves. When someone comes to...

Breast Health Basics

Breast Health Basics

While we can't change what are called non-modifiable risk factors for breast health issues, we can change the modifiable ones. Non-modifiable risk factors are such things as family history, being born with breasts, and your age. Modifiable risk factors are the things...

Let’s Talk About Palm Oil

Let’s Talk About Palm Oil

Did you know that palm oil is the main fat used in over 50% of the products you see in major stores today? It's used in many processed foods, such as bread, pastries, cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and margarine. It's also used in personal products like shampoo,...

COVID-19 Health Update

COVID-19 Health Update

This week, I was able to attend a webinar hosted by the American Herbalists Guild called "Evolving Therapeutic Strategies in the Stages of COVID-19" with Registered Herbalist, Paul Bergner. Paul is known for his decades of herbal medical experience and his expertise...

I Can’t Go On Like This….

I Can’t Go On Like This….

I don't know about you, but I'm still kind of in shock about everything that's happened over the last two months. I'm sharing this vulnerable post with you in case you've been in a similar boat as I've been in. ? It was actually kind of fun at first to know I had to...

Are You Feeling Puffy?

Are You Feeling Puffy?

One of the commonalities I’m observing in the “at-risk” groups for COVID-19 is the common theme of chronic inflammation. In the integrative world, we’ve been looking at inflammation as a “root cause” of disease for a long time.  Inflammation can be a very good thing....

FLOURISH Definitions

FLOURISH Definitions

At FLOURISH, our Nurse Practitioner, Jen Owen practices Integrative Medicine. She offers Primary and Specialty care for teens through older adults utilizing conventional medicine, functional medicine, herbal medicine, food medicine, mind-body medicine, and Holistic...

Are You in Fight-or-Flight or Rest-and-Digest?

Are You in Fight-or-Flight or Rest-and-Digest?

One of the most frequent conversations I’ve had over the years with my patients is about how so many people are living most of their lives in the “fight or flight” response, the sympathetic nervous system. This couldn’t be more true than during these stressful times...

Plant Medicine in Your Spring Yard

Plant Medicine in Your Spring Yard

There are many plant allies coming up in our yards right now. Here are 3 of my favorites: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) One of the first spring green plants to arrive is dandelion.  Yes, those pesky plants that seed so easily and many work very hard to eradicate....

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