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Treating PMS/PMDD Using A Functional Medicine Approach

General
Nutrition
Self Care

Do you find yourself feeling an array of negative physical and emotional symptoms the week or so leading up to your period? If so, you might be part of the 85% of women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or part of the 5% of women who suffer from the more serious and debilitating condition…

Healing Your Uncomfortable (SIBO-Caused) Gut Symptoms With Personalized Nutrition

Nutrition

Bathroom, bathroom, where is the bathroom?! I need it NOW! Ugh. I look like I’m 6 months pregnant. This bloating has gotten out of control! There’s no way I’m going to be able to fly to Disneyland on our family vacation with this horrible gas.  This abdominal pain is so severe. How am I going…

A Functional Medicine Approach to Depression and Anxiety

Mental Health
Psychiatry
Self Care

You flash a quick smile at the moms at the pickup line at school and hope they won’t notice how fake the smile feels even to you. A cloud of negativity follows you the whole car ride home and you struggle to catch your breath, struggle to silence the incessant worries that haunt you so…

My Personal Journey with Mental Health, Functional Medicine, & Self-Compassion: Part 2

Mental Health

Continued from Part 1 No. No I had never ever considered that. I was completely blindsided by her suggestion. But as I paused to consider this and I took what I knew about ADD as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and applied it to my symptoms, my lifelong struggles, it actually made perfect sense.  The irony…

My Personal Journey with Mental Health, Functional Medicine, & Self-Compassion: Part 1

Mental Health

My personal journey with mental health, functional medicine, and self-compassion— Everybody has a story, even me.  I just haven’t ever believed that my story is very interesting or particularly compelling—not compared to the stories that my patients have been shared with me over the years within the comfort and safety of my 4 office walls. …