How do you know your child is getting the right nutrients?

The body operates from many mechanisms, most of which require energy and most of this energy comes through having the nutrients on board that the body needs to make energy. Not only energy but the body needs nutrients for the production and growth of healthy tissue, for the nervous system, the gut, and the immune system, not to mention the working parts such as neurotransmitters, hormones, proteins and enzymes. This is something we all know and understand and strive as parents to make sure our children get what they need for healthy body and mind. However sometimes life gets [...]

How do you know your child is getting the right nutrients?2024-01-02T21:12:15+00:00

Slow Metabolism and Weight Gain (and my doctor says blood tests are normal)

"I have gained weight and don't know why. I've have been to many doctors and they've checked the thyroid blood work, but found everything is normal." Sound familiar? There are lots of reasons for a suddenly slower metabolism and weight gain. I am sharing this so you can use the information with your doctor team and get the best results for your health! A holistic view of a person, means examining one's lifestyle, diet, hydration, nutrient status, energy/sleep patterns, digestion, other health conditions and often we need a physical exam. It is important to talking about the degree of [...]

Slow Metabolism and Weight Gain (and my doctor says blood tests are normal)2023-04-24T14:00:00+00:00

How do I know if I’m toxic?

Toxicity Self Test Rate each of the following symptoms on a scale from 0 to 5 (5 being the most severe) based on the past 30 days. Read more from Dr. Wells about detoxification. __ Diarrhea __ Constipation __ Belching, passing gas __ Bloated feeling __ Heartburn __ Total __ Itchy ears __ Earaches / infection __ Ringing in ears __ Hearing loss __ Total __ Mood swings __ Anxiety, fear nervousness __ Anger, irritability __ Depression __ Total __ Fatigue, sluggishness __ Apathy, lethargy __ Hyperactivity __ Restlessness __ Total __ Watery, itchy eyes __ Swollen, reddened, or [...]

How do I know if I’m toxic?2021-08-16T20:00:00+00:00

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) A plant in the mint family, Motherwort gets its name from its ancient use: helping women who had a tendency to "over-mother" and thus experienced more stress, and less joy, in their maternal role. Today, throughout Europe and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it's used as a medicinal herb to treat emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression. It also helps ease symptoms of menstrual distress, as well as physical and emotional exhaustion. Motherwort can be prepared as a tea, tincture, or in capsule form. Depending on the the type of preparation, it can [...]

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort2021-08-15T10:00:00+00:00

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse         Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, "chia" is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of Chia seeds provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus among other micronutrients, very little fat, and just 138 calories. With a high amount of antioxidants and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, there are many health benefits associated with Chia seeds. Some studies indicate that people who regularly consume chia seeds [...]

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse2021-08-13T15:00:00+00:00

Whole Foods Diet

What is a whole foods diet? How to get started? Selecting, preparing, and eating foods close to how they are found in nature: unprocessed; unrefined; and free from preservatives, additives, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. Why is it important to eat a whole foods diet?The health of the gut is essential to the health and well-being of the entire body (and mind!). The numerous alterations made to the foods that many Americans consume are deleterious to our health. Our diets are behind the rise of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. Many other diseases such as depression, [...]

Whole Foods Diet2021-08-12T18:00:00+00:00

Stress Questionnaire

Am I stressed? How do I know if I am stressed? Dr. Wendy Wells often asks patients about stress as illnesses often begin during times of high stress. Answer Yes or No to each of the following questions: Do you have a feeling of continuous anxiety and sometimes of panic? Do you feel tired all the time and find that you complain more and more often that you are not getting enough sleep? Are you always worrying about your health? Do you feel your work is suffering on account of it? Do you often feel depressed for no good [...]

Stress Questionnaire2021-08-09T22:00:00+00:00

Exhausted and labs normal? Could it be adrenal fatigue?

"Am I crazy?  The doctor said I am normal!  I have every test and then was prescribed an anti-depressant!" No, no, you are not crazy.  The doctor is just looking in the wrong place for the answers to your health issue. I would like to address one of the most common underlying causes of exhaustion, and that is...Adrenal Fatigue. Our two adrenal glands, are endocrine glands that are located near our kidneys and control many parts of our health.  They secrete adrenaline which gives us energy and resilience during stressful times.  They wake us up in the morning and get us [...]

Exhausted and labs normal? Could it be adrenal fatigue?2024-01-02T20:47:56+00:00

Natural remedies for Insomnia

Natural remedies for Insomnia Sleep is vital to life. During sleep is when our bodies heal, regenerate new cells, make growth hormone and thyroid hormone. Without sleep for many days, one can literally go mad.  To find a cure for insomnia one must understand the cause of their sleeplessness.  There are remedies that can help however, even when the cause remains a mystery. Today we will discuss insomnia causes and natural remedies. When we lay down to sleep after a busy day, we need to switch to total relaxation mode. There are many bodily processes involved in this ‘bedtime’ [...]

Natural remedies for Insomnia2019-01-28T19:29:35+00:00

Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade

Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade   Exercise can cause inflammation in the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Having a body that combats inflammation well is key.  Most are aware, a diet rich in plant nutrients and omega 3 foods such as wild salmon, is important to keep inflammation low. Also, limiting processed foods, fried foods, sugars, alcohol and red meat can help, too. When it comes to supplements, it can be a hassle to surf the shelves and wonder which is best. After a long look at the research, the following supplements rise to the top.   [...]

Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade2019-01-22T16:40:24+00:00

Reducing inflammation in the body

What is inflammation actually? Inflammation is a good thing!  Immune cells in the area send alert signals called cytokines and they bring healing to the area in need.  Cytokines cause healing and also cause pain. When it goes on daily, weekly, chronically is when our body gets out of balance.   In general, if our inflammation is high, any pain, strain, arthritis, or soreness will be felt more and can last longer than if we are in a healthier, lower inflammation state. We cannot exist without any inflammation as it’s needed to send signals for healing.  The problems arise [...]

Reducing inflammation in the body2019-01-16T19:27:22+00:00

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