The Gut Microbiome- three things you need to know


The gut microbiome consists of millions of microbes in your gut. Microbes are living organisms that are found everywhere in nature. They consist of viruses, fungi, yeast, and bacteria. The microbes that reside in our gut are called the gut microbiome.  It might sound gross, but the truth is that we need our microbiome to live. The population of the microbiome in our gut weighs about 200 g and contains more genes than all the cells in our body. We build our microbiome from the time we are young. Our gut microbiome is affected by the types of food we eat. [...]

The Gut Microbiome- three things you need to know2022-02-03T18:06:12-06:00

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 2)


Welcome to the second of three-part series on what you need to know about chronic kidney disease.  In the first part of the series, I outlined how chronic kidney disease affects 37 million Americans.  What is even more concerning is that 9 in 1o do not know that they have chronic kidney disease. In this episode we will go over: What laboratory tests need to be ordered. How to interpret your lab tests. Questions you need to ask your healthcare provider. Some ways to reduce your risk of developing chronic kidney disease. What laboratory tests need to be ordered The basic [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 2)2020-10-22T21:02:52-05:00

Welcome to the launch of my brand new website THRIVE


Welcome you to my brand new website THRIVE.  The dictionary definition of Thrive is to grow, to prosper, and to flourish. THRIVE is a wellness platform designed for women fifty and over who are looking for easy to implement ways to optimize their health and wellbeing so that they can fulfill their life purpose well into their golden years. First of all, being a woman over fifty myself, I recognize what a unique and varied segment of the population we are. We are a heterogeneous blend of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. I love this description of women over fifty by Gail [...]

Welcome to the launch of my brand new website THRIVE2020-09-22T21:01:45-05:00

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie


Smoothies can be a great complement to a wholesome food plan, providing lots of essential nutrition. A smoothie is one of the easiest things to make that contains a wide range of therapeutic healing ingredients. A therapeutic smoothie contains nutrients that will help improve your overall metabolic health. So whether you're living with type 2 diabetes and looking to control your blood sugars, or you're looking to use smoothies to say control inflammation, control your cholesterol or optimize your brain function you can make a smoothie that not only tastes great and is not loaded with sugar. A lot of people [...]

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie2022-02-02T17:39:56-06:00

Why Functional Fitness is Important for the Female over Fifty


When it comes to living into our golden years, I have become more present to a concept I have fondly coined functional fitness for the woman over fifty. No doubt that it is a broad age range, but I like to think that fifty is a good starting point. What is functional fitness? I describe functional fitness as the ability to be able to perform activities that require some form of movement. If you are still working being able to perform your job duties with little to no impairment. Examples of being functionally fit would include: Being able to carry your [...]

Why Functional Fitness is Important for the Female over Fifty2022-02-02T17:57:15-06:00

The Women’s Metabolic Health Summit June 12-19 2019


Imagine this, you’re a woman and you’re about to hit or you’re just a little past “the big Five-O”. Perhaps you’ve raised the kids. You’ve reached the pinnacle of your career. You may have launched that successful business. Or you’re in that sandwich generation- a caretaker for your elderly parents plus raising kids. Whatever the scenario, you’re at a reflective stage in your life and perhaps even in the process of setting new life goals. And then BOOM! Suddenly something just doesn’t seem quite right? You start going through mood swings, just can’t seem to get control of those “hot flashes”. [...]

The Women’s Metabolic Health Summit June 12-19 20192020-07-29T16:51:01-05:00

Some of The Myriad Benefits of Exercise


Improves energy Improves memory Improves the mood Decreases depression Decreases anxiety Reduces stress Increases muscle mass Creates a sense of calm Improves psychological wellbeing Builds mental resilience Helps with healthy aging Improves vitality Improves sexual health Improves respiratory function Strengthens the heart Helps build stronger bones Improves sleep Decreases fatigue Reduces joint pain Improves flexibility Improves balance Helps reverse diabetes type 2 Helps with blood sugar control Decreases blood pressure  Improves the Mitochondrial function Improves immune function Decreases inflammation Promotes mindfulness Improves mind-body connection Improves bowel function Helps to reduce cognitive decline Promotes being part of a team Helps to connect [...]

Some of The Myriad Benefits of Exercise2020-07-29T16:51:03-05:00

My Journey Into Functional Medicine


The Doctor of the Future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease~ Thomas Edison Earlier on in my career as an internal medicine physician, I began to feel dissatisfied with the status quo. I sensed there was something wrong in the delivery of medical care. The 15 minute double booked office appointments only added to my angst and dissatisfaction. Questions plagued me such as: How come my patients kept coming back time after time with the same complaints? How come I was [...]

My Journey Into Functional Medicine2022-02-02T18:19:19-06:00


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