Wellness Wednesday Week 2- Improve Sleep Quality
If anything could rival the significance of eating real food, it would be sleep. In our current society, where you’re considered lazy if you aren’t busy every second of the day, sleep is viewed as a luxury that many people think they cannot afford. However, what we can’t afford are poor sleep habits because our health severely […]
Wellness Wednesday Week 1-Eat Real Food!
This is a recommendation that I give to everyone, no matter the current health status or their health goals. Everyone can benefit from adding nutritious whole foods to their diet and reducing processed food intake. Unfortunately, many people are now confused as to what real food is exactly. “Real food” refers to minimally processed foods, […]
Chronic Constipation: The gift that keeps on giving!
As a Gastroenterology nurse practitioner, I can easily say that constipation is the most common issue my colleagues and I face. Even when patients come in with complaints like acid reflux, diarrhea, and fatigue, constipation is always on my mind. Most often, patients associate constipation with reduced stool frequency, less than 3 x per week, […]
Low Dose Naltrexone
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a safe and effective treatment option for many diseases and symptoms, but remains underutilized by the medical community. Naltrexone is an FDA approved treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorder by blocking opioid receptor sites (opioid antagonist). This can be achieved with standard (high) dosing of about 50 mg daily. […]
Peptide Therapy: The Basics
How can you improve your overall health and well-being, reduce the effects of aging, and reduce symptoms of chronic disease? Peptide therapy may be the answer. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that exist in the body to perform various functions. Some commonly known peptides include insulin, glucagon, and oxytocin. Peptide therapy involves utilizing […]
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been gaining recognition over the last few years. It is being diagnosed and treated by providers outside of GI due to its seemingly increased prevalence. SIBO is defined as an increased amount of bacterial organism within the small intestines, bypassing the usual protective mechanisms. The small bowel usually has […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)-One size does not fit all!
IBS is a condition of the gastrointestinal tract that consists of a cluster of symptoms that have not been attributed to any other cause. There is no one specific study to identify IBS, however the diagnosis is typically made based on exclusion of other diseases. Symptoms often include abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, bloating and […]