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WHY BEAUTYCOUNTER?

  Three years ago I was a mess. Metabolically, physically, mentally, and hormonally a mess. Thankfully I was also at a place of questioning the conventional “treatment” of all my conditions and knew that I wanted to get to the bottom of my symptoms and not just cover them up with prescriptions.  Two years and more…

Sugar Rush? Or Adrenaline Rush?

In a study, kids were given a breakfast of instant oatmeal with sugar. Their blood sugar went too high, then it went too low. Their bodies released adrenaline to bring their blood sugar back to normal.  Adrenaline. We all know what it is. We’ve all felt it. In times of stress, excitement, and fear, adrenaline more…

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Let’s say you have a splinter in your finger. This splinter is causing quite a bit of misery. It throbs, it’s swollen, and tender to the touch. (Acute inflammation at work) You go see the doctor for your splinter and he/she puts you on painkillers. Wait, what? Why prescribe painkillers to treat the symptoms of more…

Let’s Stop Perpetuating The Calories In/Calories Out Myth

I am SO SICK of seeing simplistic graphics like this all over social media. Graphics that adhere to the notion that we are entirely in control of how our calories are being distributed, utilized, and burned. Guess what! We aren’t! We don’t get a say in all of that. That’s hormones job. Multiple hormones. They more…

Your Olive Oil Mayo Isn’t What It Seems

Another day of sly marketing tactics: How many people buy the olive oil mayo because they know that olive oil is a better choice? But how many people actually flip that jar over and read the ingredients on the backside? It’s not just made with olive oil. There is canola AND soybean oil in it more…