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The Benefits of Serotonin

The Benefits of Serotonin

Serotonin does much more than help govern your brain’s pleasure and reward centers. It’s also involved in general cognition and many body functions. Consider these benefits: Reduces depression and anxiety.  Imbalances in serotonin can affect your mood. Some of the most popular antidepressants like Prozac 

Prevention is Better than Cure!

Prevention is Better than Cure!

“People are beginning to realize that it is cheaper and more advantageous to prevent disease rather than to cure it.” This is especially true now with all the worry about the Coronavirus!  There are many things you can do to help protect yourself not just 

What “sugar-free” really means

What “sugar-free” really means

Simply put, sugar is the devil! Even though an item is labeled as “sugar-free” or “no added sugar”, please do not be fooled. It’s so important for you to read the label when you see these claims as artificial sweeteners are not real food, and they come with many health concerns.

These hidden sugars are everywhere so you can’t trust everything you read, can you?

Eat Less Sugar

Artificial Sweeteners

While these substitutes might seem like a good idea since they have “zero calories”, artificial sweeteners can actually cause you to crave more sweet foods over nutritious foods, ultimately ending in weight gain over time. 

Several animal studies also suggest that artificial sweeteners have an addictive quality, as well as causing brain tumors and bladder cancer.

Why is sugar the devil?

Diets high in sugar can lead to chronic inflammation which in turn leads to:

  • a weakened immune system making you more susceptible to getting sick (cough, ahem)
  • diabetes and/or insulin resistance which puts you in that high-risk category and repeats what I mentioned above
  • increased cardiovascular risk

Did you know one soda has 40g of sugar? 40g!

You should be aiming for less than 30g of sugar daily for optimal health. Welp, that one soda just put you over the limit! Obvi there are other sources of sugar, like Red Bull, Sweetened Tea, coffee drinks (think ‘bucks or Dutch), cookies, pastries, candy…the list goes on.

It’s important for us to be mindful of what we consume on a daily basis so remember to READ THE LABEL.

Which sugar food are you ready to ditch?

My Team Grew Again!!

My Team Grew Again!!

My team grew…..AGAIN!! Please welcome Megan, my new right hand gal and registered nurse! I asked Megan a few questions so you could get to know her better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏻Where are you from? My husband, 1 year old son and I moved to Arizona from 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Lifestyle Mini-Course is LIVE!

Healthy Habits, Healthy Lifestyle Mini-Course is LIVE!

IT’S LIVE! I have always had a goal of creating a course, but kept putting it off and let other things get in the way….but I’m happy to report it’s DONE. Want to Instill Healthy Habits You Can Maintain for LIFE, get more energy AND lose weight in 

Dr. E’s Team Has Grown!

Dr. E’s Team Has Grown!

I never thought in a million years that I would be trying to grow this practice during a pandemic when I first took the leap to venture out on my own in January.  What I also didn't expect was for my business to grow so quickly that I needed help (but I'm NOT complaining about that--it's a good problem to have!).

I am SO excited to announce that I have brought on Alaa, a 3rd year medical student at SCNM (Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine) to be my right hand gal, help with administrative work all while she is learning how to run a business and patient care.  It honestly couldn't have been a better fit!

Here is a little bit about Alaa:

"My name is Alaa Gerais and I am from New York City but I have been living in Arizona for 6 years now. Although I miss the big city, I’ve gotten used to the warmth and loving the clear skies and mountains of AZ. I am a yoga teacher and have been practicing for 5 years. I started taking yoga classes to help my anxiety after suffering multiple anxiety attacks for 3 years. Feeling completely depleted I wanted to learn how to calm my anxiety and relax my anxious state. Practicing yoga everyday taught me the benefit of discipline but most important gave me tools to self-sooth and calm my mind. Practicing yoga has taught me to be present in the moment and to appreciate the magic that comes with the connection of body and mind. The awareness eventually led to a change in how i viewed my life and helped me detoxify from the way I was living and eating. I became encouraged to support my body and mind through proper nutrition, meditation and movement. This eventually lead to my investigation of natural medicine and I found myself applying for Naturopathic Medical school at SCNM. Throughout my years as a student my love and learning for the healing power of the body has flourished. As I continue my education I am constantly learning the true power of natural medicine and the use of nutrition, herbs, homeopathy and even meditation and yoga in the treatment of chronic diseases, immune dysfunction and pain. As I continue my time at SCNM I wish to contribute to the community of natural medicine and to live in the Ethos of this profession. Docere, Doctor as teacher."

Let's give her a big welcome!!

Alaa
Your Gut Health Matters.

Your Gut Health Matters.

Did you know? Poor gut health is a sign of poor overall health. More correctly, if you have poor gut health, your overall health is suffering as a result. You have more bacteria cells in your gut than you have human cells in your entire 

Let’s Clear The Noise….

Let’s Clear The Noise….

I want to introduce you to one of my friends who, despite hardships in her life, is making her dreams a reality. Above all, she can contribute it to one main reason: her mindset. Meet Teresa Porter: mother of three and owner of Sirrine Studio 

Are You A Real Doctor?

Are You A Real Doctor?

Have you ever wondered if Naturopathic Doctors are REAL doctors?

Have you ever wondered if Naturopathic Doctors are REAL doctors?  I’ve been called a “witch doctor”, a “homeopathic doctor”, an “herb doctor” and the list goes on…but YES, ND’s are REAL doctors!

In order to be licensed as a primary care, general practice physician one must graduate from a FOUR-YEAR, professional-level program at a FEDERALLY accredited naturopathic medical school. Currently there are only SEVEN:

Make sure you do your research and ask for credentials before your seek care from a ND.  I have seen people claim they are ND’s and received their degree ONLINE.  You can search for a licensed ND in your area HERE.

Our scope of practice includes:

  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Physical Medicine
  • Minor Surgery
  • Acupuncture/Cupping
  • Extensive Lifestyle and Nutrition Counseling
  • IV Therapy
  • …and much much more!

????????ND’s also take and pass TWO national board exams that covers basic sciences, diagnostics and clinical sciences.

????????We also undergo background checks and finger printing.

As ND's we also abide by these 6 principles:

Ready to incorporate a licensed ND into your healthcare?  I am available for free 15-minute consults!  Schedule HERE.

 

~Dr. E

PS-Don't forget to book!  Click HERE to schedule your appointment!
PPS-Also, if you haven't joined my Facebook group, do so HERE!

Quarantine Day 567

Quarantine Day 567

What day of quarantine is it for you?  Just like I have no clue what day it is I also feel like we have had this “stay at home” order for what seems like a lifetime. Feeling stressed?  Today I want to remind you that