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An Ounce of Prevention 

September 7, 2022

Maintaining good health is more than occasionally seeking out your healthcare provider in the face of a cold or an ache or pain here and there. Disease prevention starts with staying on top of annual screenings and knowing what screenings are needed throughout the lifespan. However, I do recognize that staying on top of this…

Am I In Menopause?

August 13, 2022

This is one question I get asked almost weekly from patients and friends alike. While it’s not quite black and white, there are some ways to gauge where you are in this process. First, it’s important to understand exactly what menopause is so let’s have a little anatomy and physiology lesson. Menstrual cycles are the…

Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD):

August 2, 2022

Is It All In Your Head?​ Women around the globe know all too well the “side-effects” of having a monthly cycle. In fact, menstrual related difficulties are the number one reason for missed work days for women aged 16-40 in the US. Pre-menstrual symptoms can make it difficult to concentrate/focus, impair personal relationships and make you downright miserable…

Preventative Care

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

August 2, 2022

Lifestyle medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic interventions to prevent, treat, and often even reverse chronic disease. These interventions include a predominantly whole food plant-based eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections. The reality is that 80% of all premature deaths are attributed to three factors:…