An Integrative Approach to Autoimmune Disease

An Integrative Approach to Autoimmune Disease

If you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, your doctor probably told you that there is no cure, it will continue to get worse, and the only treatment option is a powerful medication that suppresses your immune system (and has really bad side effects). That probably made you feel scared, helpless, and depressed. Like your life is over.

But you do not need to resign yourself to this fate. You have other treatment options and you can feel better. You simply need an integrative approach to autoimmunity. Whether you have Hashimoto's, ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, or rheumatoid arthritis, an integrative approach to autoimmunity can help you heal.

Understanding Your Cardiovascular Risk Beyond Cholesterol

Understanding Your Cardiovascular Risk Beyond Cholesterol

Did you know that 50% of people who have a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels?

That means that using cholesterol to assess our cardiovascular risk is useless. Even if you have normal cholesterol levels, you are not in the clear. You are still at risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Do you have leaky gut?

Do you have leaky gut?

Our gut is a place where the outside world and the interior of our body meet. What happens in the gut is a delicate balance between allowing certain things in (like nutrients) and keeping other things out (like bacteria).

But what happens when this doesn't work? What happens when thing get in that shouldn't? What happens when our gut leaks?

How to Heal Your Autoimmune Disease

How to Heal Your Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disease is when your immune system malfunctions and attacks your body. If your immune system attacks your joints, you may have rheumatoid arthritis. If your immune system attack your thyroid, you may have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. If your immune system attacks your nervous system, you may have multiple sclerosis. There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases.

But figuring out you have an autoimmune disease can be frustrating, stressful, and difficult. And once you do figure out you have an autoimmune disease, you may feel even worse. You may feel like there is no hope. You may feel like your only option is to take powerful drugs that have many side effects for the rest of your life.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of bodywork used to release restrictions in the body. Sounds relatively simple. But in reality, CST is so much more than that.

The original form of CST, developed by Dr. John Upledger, focused on balancing the natural rhythm of cerebral spinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. Through his work, he found that restoring this natural rhythm helped patients with headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other conditions that are primarily affected by the central nervous system. 

How Gratitude Improves Health & Happiness

How Gratitude Improves Health & Happiness

I often ask my patients to keep a gratitude journal. More often than not, that request gets raised eyebrows. They say, “That sounds nice, but seriously, how it that going to help me? I don’t see what that has to do with my health.”

But that is what I am for. I see how all the different aspects of your life shape your health. Health is not just about diet and exercise, or even your physical body. Health is also about your thoughts and feelings. And this is where gratitude comes in.