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Herbal Treatment

Lifestyle Consultation

Lifestyle medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on improving well-being through lifestyle interventions. It is the first step towards resetting your health & educating yourself on the six areas of building a strong foundation! The Naturopathic foundations of health, such as nutrition, hydration, exercise, sleep, detoxification, and stress management, are key components of lifestyle medicine. By incorporating these practices into our daily lives, we can improve our overall health and well-being.

Nutrition

If it falls from a tree, grows from the ground, runs in a field, swims in the water or flies in the sky; organic and non-genetically modified, EAT IT! If the ‘food’ was once able to sustain life on it’s own and reproduce, it will sustain and reproduce life in you. Your body needs nutrition not a set amount of calories or gobs of protein, carbs or fat. Yes, macronutrients are what make up the food we eat, but it is the micronutrients that the body needs.

Drinking Water
Hydration

Our body is 60% water. It is the medium for every process in the body. Examples include assimilation, temperature regulation, transport of nutrients, cognitive thinking, mood, oxygenation of the body, keeping mucous membranes moist and detoxification. Our blood is 80% water; our brain is 70% water. A good guideline for water intake is half your body weight in ounces. Take your body weight in pounds and divide it by two. The result is the number of ounces per day.

Women Walking
Movement

Daily movement is optimal and truly biologically required. But it does not have to be a throw down sweat fest. We simply need to move throughout the day. Movement should be cumulative. Of course there are great advantages to pushing the body limits but for the average person who the current system is failing, suggesting small bouts of movement are doable.

Sleep
Sleep

Seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep is recommended for optimal health. Only 21% of the US population sleeps 7 or more hours. Sleep enables our body to detoxify and recover. Quality sleep leads to increased immune system function (greater T-Cell effectiveness), better identification of antigens, increased mental alertness, increased energy, increased wellbeing, and facilitates maintaining a healthy weight.

Detox
Elimination

We are bombarded with toxins daily! Having the ability to eliminate these toxins from our body is vital for sustained health. Our bodies are constructed of built in mechanisms to cleanse toxins. Among these mechanism are the liver, bowels, urinary tract, lungs, and skin. Keeping these organs functioning healthy will help keep our body running at top proficiencies.

Meditation
Stress Management

Our emotional wellness is comprised of thoughts, feelings and emotions and how we handle them. Emotional wellness inspires self-care, stress reduction, relaxation and releasing trapped emotions. Reducing stress may require more personal boundaries or simply saying no. We have become a YES society and it has truly cost us our health. Time management and priorities are key in reducing stress.

What To Expect During Your Consultation

The Lifestyle Consultation is an appointment to address general wellness and does not provide condition-specific support. We will review the effects of food, movement, stress, and other lifestyle factors on your health and focus on building a foundation of nutrition, hydration, movement, sleep, elimination, and emotional wellness. This consultation includes reviewing your medications for potential nutrition support and medication-herb interactions. Biofeedback analysis of your digestive, immune, and endocrine systems is also provided. Recommendations will be made for Lifestyle upgrades, Herbal Therapies, and functional lab testing.

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