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Our clients often come to us looking for interpretation guidance – and perhaps a bit of sanity – in light of the mounting wave of sensational medical media headlines. This installment from Forbes (“Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist”, 5/15/14) quickly triggered more than a dozen inquires from my own clients. Especially when someone has […]
I am sure that you, like me, often work with women patients and clients who wrestle with a familiar cluster of symptoms: low energy, often feeling cold, sluggish metabolism, trouble losing extra weight, constipation, elevated triglycerides, and hair loss, especially the outer one-third of the eyebrows. Hormone imbalance is extremely common, especially among women, […]
With new clients, there are two high-impact symptoms that I prioritize and address rapidly and aggressively: constipation and insomnia (or poor-quality sleep). To become wildly satisfied clients, they need to see major results – and fast. Helping your clients to get quick relief increases their confidence in you as a practitioner and also their faith in […]
Weight loss (especially hip, thigh, and belly fat) is a common client and patient focus area. Sometimes they are unable to move beyond a loss plateau along their journey, or they inexplicably start to gain weight back. Or their debilitating symptoms get worse! Because we store many dangerous and ubiquitous toxins in our […]
Did you catch the first video in this series? Most physicians still rely on fasting glucose to indicate when a patient has a problem with blood sugar management that needs more investigation. Most often chronically elevated blood sugar is caused by insulin resistance. Unfortunately, fasting glucose elevated outside the typical reference range happens after insulin […]
In addition to teaching at SAFM, I have gained a lot of experience being a health coach myself. I have put together this series of videos to help you, coming from the viewpoint of the experience I have gained in my own practice. I am super passionate about helping practitioners who are up and […]
Typical anti-histamine medications can leave our patients and clients feeling drugged, sleepy, or foggy-brained. They can have other potent (but seldom publicized) side effects such as dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, or making an enlarged prostate or a yeast infection worse. I encourage my clients to avoid them whenever possible. Quercetin is a natural extract from […]
I hope you found this short video helpful in advising your anemic clients and patients how to maximize their iron absorption. Here are some additional information sources which might be helpful: This is a write-up from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about how calcium impairs iron absorption and also the fact that coffee impairs […]
I hope you found this quick clinical tip helpful! Beta blockers are one of the most popular drug prescriptions for hypertension or chronically elevated blood pressure. They are also prescribed for other cardiac challenges such as angina or atrial fibrillation (which is often caused by magnesium deficiency – but that’s another video for another […]
Q: Tracy, what do you recommend to your clients who need routine over-the-counter pain medication? Are there natural alternatives that really work? And what’s the difference between drugs like Tylenol and Advil and Aleve? I have heard that these are actually much more dangerous than we think, but I am not sure I can explain […]