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What a beautiful idea! I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful group! Every Tuesday at exactly 7pm, 23 of us (so far) take a moment in silent meditation sending love and energy to any topics those from the group request to cover. This is a distance healing group. If anyone is interested in joining in our cause, please let me know! Sending love and light to all this festive season! #distancehealing #highvibrations #meditation #meditationcircle #energyhealing #energyhealer #wellness #wellnesscoach #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinecoach #holistichealth #holistichealing #holistichealer #holistichealthcoach #lightandlove


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Phytoestrogens are foods that interact with the estrogen receptors in our body. Isoflavones and lignans are two types found in specific seeds, plants and legumes. Although they won’t raise estrogen levels they do support hormone balance and are preventative against a number of conditions. Red clover, yam, flax seed and soy all have this action in the body.
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Genetic variation is determined heavily by food and lifestyle choices.  Estrogen is influenced by one in particular. I address this in the article linked in my bio.
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Phytoestrogens protect you from high estrogen levels that occur due to genetics and environmental factors. Endocrine disruptors are toxins around us that mimic estrogen. They are found in personal care products, plastics and household cleaners. They build up in the body.  Basically if you can’t eat your make-up, shampoo and bathroom cleaner you are being exposed.
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Phytoestrogens stop this cycle before it even gets started by allowing less estrogens into the body. This can prevent symptoms like heavy and painful periods. There is evidence that they have a positive effect on PCOS because legumes increase insulin sensitivity.  Phytoestrogens may also protect hormone sensitive cancers.  Estrogen is highest in women during our reproductive years but menopausal women can use isoflavones to reduce hot flashes.
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Any questions? Ask in the comments & look at the new article. Phytoestrogens were the 1st and most lasting support that my functional medicine doctor gave me 20 years ago. Food is medicine!
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#healthresearch #bekindtoyourself #metabolicreset #menopausalrelief #bloodsugars #functionalmedicine #self care #autoimmuneprotocol #hormoneimbalance #functionalmedicinepractitioner #pcos
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#wellness #healthylifestyle #healthcoach #functionalmedicine #wellnesscoach #changeyourlife


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I am so happy to announce my professional collaboration with Annemarie Ready of Nu Body Image; Specialist in Women’s fitness and Certified personal trainer at her privately owned gym in Tottenville, Staten Island. .
The Nu Body Image personal training facility is stocked with ALL commercial fitness equipment, also including a separate cardio room. Great for anyone who feels uncomfortable at the public gym, is new to fitness OR even for those who currently workout but just need that extra push and/or accountability to get the results they are looking for!
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Annemarie has over 20 years experience conducting 1:1 personal training sessions helping hundreds of women reach their health + fitness goals. .
CURRENTLY running HOLIDAY SPECIALS + training packages for ALL new clients with a COMPLEMENTARY consultation and viewing of the facility.

Call for more information: (917) 838-7595

#healthandwellness #2020goals #fitnessforwomen #nutrition #functionalmedicine #integrativenutrition #statenisland #statenislandfitness #statenislandlife #statenislandmoms #wellnessoversickness #investinyourself #sigym #functionaltraining #womenstrong


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Chickens, heat lamps, and dropsites.


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You may have seen this and wondered....What is #MTHFR??? Some people have the MTHFR gene mutation that can affect how your body metabolizes folate and folic acid (pretty important stuff!) It's estimated that 40-60% of American have this.
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Did you know XFactor Plus is one of the only fully methylated multi vitamins out there??Really! 😍
*MANY people have no idea they have the mutation or have ever even heard of it. ⠀⠀
*For the est. 60 million people affected by this gene mutation, a curse is exactly what it can feel like sometimes IF you don't take the proper proactive steps. ⠀⠀
*Unfortunately, without taking proper proactive measures, those with a MTHFR mutation are directly predisposed to many serious health problems!
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If you have this condition, you NEED a methylated vitamin supplement - one that is already converted because your body can’t do it. Makes sense right?
X factor Plus is a non-synthetic multivitamin and antioxidant supplement with C, D, E & B vitamins, including methylated folate and methylated B12, and New Zealand black currant.
It also contains ALOE, which vastly improves absorption, so you know your body is properly absorbing all it should!
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** original XFactor and XFactor Kids are fully methylated as well! #gutbrainconnection #guthealth #microbiome #healthylifestyle #mentalhealth #ibs #functionalmedicine #naturalmedicine #wellness #letbodyheal #vegan #fitness #healthcare #healthiswealth #glutenfree #treatthecause #healthandwellness #integrativemedicine #leakygut #biohacker #healthyliving #biohacking #healtheducation #integrativehealth #organic #supergreens #nutrigenomics #energy #rockinwellnessshake


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Can you relate to this? Talk to your pharmacist, other healthcare professional, or reach out to me and see what kinds of lifestyle modifications can be utilized to reduce your pill burden!
#vitamins #health #fitness #functionalpharmacy #functionalnutrition
#weightloss #chronicdisease #supplements #active #wellness #gym #workout #selfcare #mindfulness #pharmacy #pharmacist #healthcare #functionalmedicine #healthcoach


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The GI Map from MyLabsForLife looks for opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes as well as immunologic markers for gut health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin, Anti-gliadin and Zonulin testing.⠀
Order the test here: https://buff.ly/33v8F33⠀
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Just hang your cape up and call it a night. ⠀

The world can wait for your superpowers to be recharged by morning. ⠀

Rest up, beautiful. 💕⠀

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Just because it's winter doesn't mean you stop moving and stop getting outside.
What is your favorite winter activity? I challenge you to get outside at least 3 times a week throughout this upcoming winter season. It's a great solution to seasonal affective disorder ❄️🏔️❤️🏂 #getoutside #fightthewinterblues #funinthesun #eveninwinter #lightbodyhealing #drlaramay #girlswhoshred #girlswhosnowmobile #functionalmedicine #integrativehealth


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One of my favorite things to do is meet the babies whose mamas got acupuncture and functional medicine to help:⁠
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👶🏼 Get healthy before conception⁠
👶🏼 Conceive⁠
👶🏼 Grow a baby⁠
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Look at this precious baby girl!!!! 😍 She looks so content snuggled up to her wonderful mama. Made my day.⁠ ❤️⁠
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#acupuncture #functionalmedicine #newbaby #newborn #pregnancy #pregnant #midwife #midwifery #birthcenter #monterey #love #prenatal


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One of my favorite ways lately to feel amazing - sitting in a sauna! I’ve been using a sauna off and on for the past 7 years.⁣

Back when I would occasionally need a walker during a severe autoimmune flare, I loved sitting in a sauna. One of the few ways I could get pain relief.⁣

When I sit in the sauna (anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour), I immediately have a boost in my mood, my muscles are more relaxed (not tight), and I sleep much better. Plus I’m more flexible.⁣

My husband will sit in it sometimes after a CrossFit workout, and he feels much better right away and his muscles recover quicker from the intense workout.⁣

Repeated use of an infrared sauna has been shown to improve fatigue, pain and sleep! How cool is that?!⁣

More spas are starting to have infrared saunas, so you’ll have to check out if they have them in your area (mine was a Christmas gift from my hubby and parents). ⁣

@eclipsemassageandspa is near me and they were the first spa in the Houston area to offer infrared sauna sessions! ⁣

I’m curious, have you use a sauna? Share below. 👇⁣

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#theautoimmunemom #infraredsauna #saunatherapy
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New 👏🏻 Year 👏🏻 New 👏🏻 Decade 👏🏻 It feels like this year, our resolutions should have more oomph, doesn’t it?
Can I suggest the alternative?
Every year, millions of people make these grand, sweeping resolutions about how they’ll change. How over the next year they’ll form new habits, reach their goals, and 💩 ☀️ and 🌈 . Most of them fail.
This time, let’s take a different approach. Let’s talk about what we can add to our lives, not what we need to take away. Let’s get a little bit more sleep, instead of trying to overhaul our entire routine. Let’s build in movement into our day instead of trying to overcommit. And let’s be sure that your goals or resolutions truly resonate with you.
If you’d like to dig in more to these ideas, check out my latest feature on Yahoo Lifestyle! https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/11-very-realistic-health-fitness-060000164.html

#newyear #newyearresolutions #newyear2020 #newyearnewyou #newdecade #reesolution #resolutions #health #wellness #nutrition #ericazellnernutrition #nutritionist #integrativenutrition #healthandwellness #holisticnutrition #functionalmedicine


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Tasty Tuesday! This is a quick easy recipe to enjoy 😋❤️ Scallops and tomatoes sautéed in white wine, ghee, cilantro, garlic, and lemon. Yummy! #livevibrantly


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Wow. This certainly is disconcerting. I really had no idea...!!! #Repost @drfionand with @get_repost
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🛑 Heads up about Metformin. .
It is now being investigated by the FDA for contamination with a carcinogen NDMA.
“Valisure, an American online pharmacy that tests every batch of drugs it sells before dispensing them, has rejected 60% of its metformin since it started testing for NDMA in March.
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“The public definitely should be concerned about the rapidly growing discovery of carcinogens in medications, especially in those that are taken on a daily basis where even small contaminations can add up over time,” says David Light, CEO of Valisure.”
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#pcos #insulinresistance #polycysticovariansyndrome  #pcosweightloss #pcosfighter #pcosawareness #pcosdiet#polycysticovarysyndrome #naturopathicmedicine  #weightloss  #functionalmedicine


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You can fool your eyes, but you can't fool the little microbes that keep us alive. Eat 💩 and your microbiome will suffer. The bacteria we need to survive will die. When they die, disease sets in. There is no "but it tasted good" in nature. #brutaltruth
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Focus on feeding the bacteria real food... and your body will thank you!⠀

#gut #guthealth #guthappy #rootcause #functionalmedicine #sickless #immunity #health #truehealth #chiropractic #chiro #momlife #healthy #healthyeating #fitness #food #foodofig #healthylife #healthyliving #natural


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✅”You have probably heard of the saying ‘you are what you eat’... am I right ? I’ll take it a step further and say ‘you are what you digest and absorb’. You may be eating all of the right things, but what if you cannot assimilate and absorb those nutrients?”. . .
. . ✅Above is an excerpt from my latest blog post on gut health- part 2 of 5. It is all about optimizing digestion naturally. Let me know what you think! . .
. .#digestivehealth #digestion #digestiveenzymes #digestivesystem #leakygut #leakygutdiet #leakygutsyndrome #guthealth #guthealthmatters #ibs #ibsawareness #ibsdiet #herbalmedicine #functionalmedicine #annapolis #eastonmd #kentislandmd #maryland #nursepractitioner #holistichealth #holistichealing #healthyfood #healthyeating #wellness


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🐠 Omega-3s 🐠 🌟 the best source is derived from marine sources - fatty fish 🌟 📝Other sources such as nuts and seeds (walnuts, flax seeds and Chia seeds) have Omega-3 content but it is a different form not as bio-available to the body. ✅Adequate levels reduce the risk for heart disease, sudden cardiac death, heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline ✅Increasing Omega-3 levels can help with depression, anxiety, autoimmune disease and other inflammatory disorders 🔬 Find out more with an Omega-3 Index test
#functionalmedicinedoctor #functionalmedicine #naturalmedicine #naturalmedicines


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Folate (methylfolate) crosses the blood-brain barrier can helps alleviate symptoms of depression and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. ⠀

From this study in World Psychiatry: The efficacy and safety of nutrient supplements in the treatment of mental disorders: a meta‐review of meta‐analyses of randomized controlled trials (2019)⠀

#methylfolate #schizophrenia #depression #folate #healthcoach #functionalmedicine


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1 Habit that’s keeping you OVERWEIGHT, EXHAUSTED & CHRONICALLY ILL. 👇🏽⁣

🛑SLOW TF DOWN WOMAN 🛑 ⁣

Guuuurl, this one I STILL have to be conscious of on a literal daily basis.🙈⁣

❌RUSHING❌⁣

This can play out in a couple of ways...⁣

👉🏽Do you constantly feel like you’re in a hurry? ⁣

When you’re constantly rushing around— running errands, make appointments on time while trying to squeeze everything into an unrealistic time span...you keep your sympathetic nervous system STUCK in fight or flight. When we do this, it starts to affect our HPA axis (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal) ⁣

The HPA axis relies on a series of hormonal signals to keep the fight or flight reaction in full effect. ⁣

When your body is stuck in high alert 🚨 the rest of your body systems (digestion, sleeping, and normal bodily functions) shut down...creating a TON of not so fun symptoms. ⁣

We also tend to pre-worry about being late! This was a major problem for me. ⁣

I learned that if everything didn’t get done today, I wasn’t any less of a person and it could always be done another day! 💁🏻‍♀️⁣

Woosah friends, it’s NOT worth keeping your body in such a stressed state. ⁣

👉🏽Do you constantly question, “When am I going to be healed already?” 🙇🏻‍♀️⁣

Rushing the healing process only perpetuates illness! Trust you me, 🙋🏻‍♀️ I was oh SO guilty of this. ⁣

Truth is, the healing journey is long...and there isn’t an exact ‘place’ to get to. We never “arrive”, we are ALWAYS traveling, reclaiming new parts of ourselves and releasing others. 🚶‍♀️⁣

It’s time to call forth your inner-self healer and ask the judgement to be quiet. 🤫 ⁣

Simply said—Don’t be so hard on yourself.🤍⁣

You are a living breathing miracle. ✨⁣

You have overcome great struggle, you have survived, you are here. ⁣

You are evolving. 🦋⁣

You ARE healing. 🙌🏽⁣





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#healing#heal #healyourself #healyourgut #healyourlife #holistichealing #holisticmedicine #functionalmedicine #holisticdoctor #chronicallyill #chronicillness #chronicpain #stress #stressrelief #fight #answer #hashimotosdisease #lymedisease #fibromyalgia #womenempowerment #womenshealth #rheumatoidarthritis #colitis #leakygut


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Cold night call for hot soup. Although I’m not a fan of most Whole Foods meal options (expensive, few organic ingredients used, limited true gluten-free items, etc), the ramen bar is the exception! I can still get at least 3-4 servings of veggies, and the small size fills me up for only $5!
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#eatmoreveggies #wholefoodsmarket #physicianassistant #functionalmedicine #clean15 #dirtydozen


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More than frequently patients with Fibromyalgia are labelled by doctors as "difficult" or "Oh no that patient again!". These patients are difficult, not because they walk into the physician's office determined to make the physician want to rip out his or her hair, but due to the multiple problems they are suffering from. These suffering patients need some time and patience but due to the managed care system, physicians are forced to spend less and less time with their patients. Many times patient might feel 50% or more better by just talking and expressing their fears and emotions to the doctor. Vast majority of these patients are not drug seeking. Functional medicine provides them with the best management plan because a functional medicine doctor spends time talking and listening to the patient and focuses not just on the symptoms but tries to go to the root cause of the problem. Functional medicine not only involves the body but spirit and mind also!!!.
#fibromyalgia #listentothepatients #functionalmedicine #integrativemedicine #complimentarymedicine


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I refuse to relinquish my right to eat the food (meat) I know provides me with the best mental & physical health possible.
I am not a ‘monster’ but a thinking human being & I will decide what the food (meat) I eat is✌🏻


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An obvious Christmas gift for any loved one...a B12 Love Gift Card!! This allows them to flexibility of choosing a specific type they need based off their goals and how they are feeling when they come visit us. These can be purchased for any desired denomination, via our website. You can customize any message for them, and have it sent directly to their email!


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CAFFEINE FIEND? You might find that tea's steady, calming boost could be just what you need! The caffeine that you get from drinking tea is very different from the caffeine you get in coffee because it's released in a slow and steady supply. With no crash!


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This is the average amount of time a physician spends per patient.
How does this give them enough time to hear what the patient has to say, give them updates on their progress, give a thorough exam, and give them detailed advise and instruction.

This time is going to continue to reduce if we don't do something about it. See a naturopath, functional medicine specialist, health coach, nutritionist, physical therapist etc to not only help you but also listen to you. You know your body better than anyone else. You should have the time to tell someone about it.


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