Self-Sabotage

  Have you ever noticed that you struggle to meet goals? I’m not talking about a rare, lazy Sunday when you opted for binging Netflix over laundry. This is a bigger picture question that involves life, career, health and even relationships. It’s a chronic list of excuses and self-doubt that you might be completely aware […]

soda and diet soda

  A good friend and I went to dinner one night and she ordered a diet soda with her meal. I looked at her and couldn’t really help my reaction. It was so strange to me that she’d demonized the gluten-free crackers I’d ordered with our charcuterie, but felt comfortable with a diet soda. Knowing […]

Processed Foods: Mood, Thinking and Memory

  We all know that eating a lot of processed foods like chips, sugary treats, and fast food will make you gain weight. When our clothes don’t fit, we know we’re in trouble. When we feel bad and have a physical reaction to something we shouldn’t eat, that’s another sign. What many don’t realize, however, […]

Healthy Summer Tips

  This summer is a hot one in Michigan, folks. With temps soaring well into the 90’s, most people seek out ways to spend their sizzling days near water. Whether you’re in a pool, at a beach, on a boat, or tubing down a river, the humidity isn’t the only thing we battle. The heat […]

Constipation

  Unless you have the sense of humor of a young boy, it’s one of the most difficult things to talk about. For nearly 20% of the adult population, it’s one of the most difficult things to do. We get a little red-faced when asked about it. Sometimes there isn’t enough spray in the world […]

Group Program

Don’t carry that extra weight into the holidays! Join Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Brittany Golden, in an interactive 12 week fall workshop from the comfort of your own home! Her “Get Fit Kit” comes with:     6 virtual, bi-weekly meetings User-friendly app to track progress Remote body composition scale Shaker cup, water bottle & exercise […]

Metabolic Health and Your Immune System

  The recent COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has revealed a few unsettling things about the overall health of the US as a nation. It’s nothing new to say that the United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. We’ve almost become immune to that knowledge. To snap us out of it, […]

Optimal and Healthy Goals

  This is the time of year when a majority of the country has decided to make weight loss or health their resolution. New memberships fill up the local health clubs and pretty pictures of nutritious meals grace the newsfeeds of Instagram and FaceBook. Even as I write this, my husband and I have sworn […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and even worldwide. Medical professionals use the term heart disease to describe several conditions; however, many of these conditions relate to the buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries. In honor of National Cholesterol Education month, let’s discuss one of the […]

Don’t Sacrifice Your Health this Summer!

  When someone refers to summer as “dog days,” I picture my dog lying around in the sun. She’s just so lazy out there, all flopped over and barely lifting her head to defy me when I call her inside. She’s the very definition of laziness. I should know—it’s what I look like on my […]

What is a Wellness Center?

  It’s 2019 and we’ve landed in a time of progressive thinking and awareness when it comes to our health. Most of us are paying attention now and what was once considered hippie or even witchy seems a bit more logical. Hallelujah! What was once an eyeroll and guffaw is now being carefully considered. Even […]

Answers to your questions on Carbonated Waters!

  At Forum Health Clarkston, our goal is to heal the body from within by giving it the right environment. That’s the whole body—not just some of it. So, it becomes a problem when the environment we’re trying to heal is water deficient. “The average American still only drinks 1.8 cups a day, which is […]

Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle

Join Functional Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator Brittany Golden as she shares how stress can affect your health and how to keep it in check for the holidays this year. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Learn some helpful tips to sit back, relax, and enjoy this beautiful season! Included will also be some information […]

Healthy Swaps for Baking and Cooking

  Other than Disney World, Pinterest is my most favorite place on earth. I lose about two hours of my life each time I dive into that site and search for new recipes for my healthy lifestyle. I used to get into what looked like the perfect recipe and have to back right out after […]

Thoughts on the Effects of Technology

Zombies, Phones and Gaming Systems   I forgot. I was too tired. I didn’t hear you…         I’ve heard these statements 100 times in one day. When my son doesn’t feed the dog, forgets to unload the dishwasher, or stays up too late, there are two technology culprits at play: his iPhone or […]

Growth and Nutrition: Kids, Eat Your Spinach and Be Strong to the Finish

I have wonderful memories of watching Popeye from my spot, crisscross applesauce on my grandmother’s living room floor. When Popeye wanted strength, he opened a can of spinach and tossed the leafy greens into his mouth. His muscles grew and he saved the day! In my tender inexperience, however, Popeye was just a cartoon. I […]

Answering the question – What is Keto and Ketosis?

I’m sure you’ve heard of it. You’ve probably even wondered if it’s for you. The Keto diet seems to be everywhere, with videos of people putting butter in their coffee while eating plates full of bacon. The craze of Keto has grown to an early 2000’s Atkins-size fad. What have we learned about fads? They […]

Preparing Your Body for a Healthy Pregnancy: Is Your Body Ready?

So you want to have a baby… You and your other half have lined up all your ducks; you’ve paid off your debt and you’ve planned the perfect babymoon. Everything’s in order. You’re almost ready to start trying. Period tracker check! Ovulation Predictor Kit check! Basil Body Temperature Recorder check! OBGYN check check! All the […]

I Work Out Every Day-WHY Can’t I Lose Weight?

Ringing in the New Year brings on a new sense of what the future may hold. Anything is possible when the universe hands you a clean slate, with room for new goals and ideas. The problem with goals, however, is that they also bring new challenges. The most common one after the holidays? Lose Weight. […]

Meet and Greet!

Do you want to know more about our unique, proven process?     Discover the Forum Health Clarkstondifference when you attend our free IN-PERSON Meet & Greet at Clarkston’s Core Connection Pilates!   Our experts are ready to help!   Join us Tuesday, February 1st at 6:00 PM for our FREE Meet & Greet!   […]

7 Survival Tips To Help Keep Your Blood Pressure Regulated

7 Survival Tips To Help Keep Your Blood Pressure Regulated   Did you know that over 77 million American adults suffer from high blood pressure? That’s about 1 in 3 people. And of those people, 70,000 will die from their high blood pressure each year.   These are scary numbers, and rightfully so – high […]

Halloween Treats: Stop Handing out Bellyaches and Toxins

All the Tricks in Those Treats! All Hallow’s Eve, my favorite time of year! It’s a time when mischief prevails, and ghosts and ghouls run a muck. It’s also a time for candida to thrive. But just because they ask for a trick or treat on Halloween, Give me something good to eat doesn’t have to mean poison. While the […]

Dealing with Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety A proper diet is the main determinant of body functions.  From cardiovascular health and joint health to brain function including, moods, anxiety, depression and stress management.  However, stimulants such as caffeine, sugar and refined carbohydrates that are used for a quick energy boost, may contribute to a lasting onset of anxiety that […]

Health: It’s An Investment, NOT An Expense!

Health: An Investment, not an Expense! Our health is an investment in the future! We live to work, plan, sock our money away, and spend wisely. While it can be daunting and downright annoying, we do it all for the future: for those sweet, golden days of retirement. This sounds wonderful—it’s responsible. Through all that […]

Kidney Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Kidney Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment   The average, healthy person has two kidneys. They are both about the size of a fist and are located at either side of the spine, just below the rib cage. The role of the kidneys is to help the body detoxify by getting rid of or filtering out […]

Detoxing to rid your body of accumulated sludge!

The decision to detox is a great way for your body to naturally rid itself of toxins and free radicals that accumulate over time through our diet.  However, speculation surrounding detoxification have surfaced as many often question its effectiveness and safety.  Its reputation suffers further with every detox fad that fills health stores with various […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Different from IBS or irritable bowel syndrome, where the muscles contract abnormally. IBD refers to the chronic inflammation of the large intestine.  It is the result of the body producing inflammation as it mistakes […]

The Countless Pros Of Probiotics

  Most people do not realize how valuable Probiotics are for preventing several different health conditions.  Many physicians believe that you can get enough beneficial flora from food and do not understand the value of taking a probiotic daily. The second I feel anything coming on a sniffle, irritated throat, nausea, change in stool I […]

Surviving Kidney Stones by Addressing the Underlying Cause

  Passing kidney stones is known to be extremely painful, which is why they can easily put someone out of work, ruin his or her week, and make it hard to go about normal activities. Of course, you want to diminish your kidney stone symptoms quickly because they’re agonizing and uncomfortable to live with, but perhaps even […]

Thermography – The Safe New Choice For Earliest Diagnostic Breast Health Screening

The New Choice for Earliest Diagnostic Breast Health Screening   The Institute of Medicine is finally acknowledging the toxic effects of mammogram radiation as a significant factor in development of breast cancer; just one mammogram can expose you to the radiation of 1,000 chest x-rays Mammograms also carry an unacceptably high rate of false positives […]

Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally

  About 2 percent of the United States population is affected by Fibromyalgia. That’s about five million people! Think about it: That’s as if every person in the great state of Colorado had fibromyalgia. Fibro is about seven times more common in women than men, and is more likely to develop in middle age and later […]

Why Is Diabetes Skyrocketing?

Functional Medicine Approach to Diabetes   Why is Diabetes Skyrocketing?   There is no doubt that diabetes is on the rise at an alarming rate. The CDC estimates that 1/3 of all Americans will develop diabetes.  Currently in the United States, nearly 80 million people have some form of Diabetes.   What’s worse, both type 1 […]

Importance of Healthy Blood Sugar Metabolism

  60 million Americans have “insulin resistance” a form of unhealthy blood sugar metabolism that goes unrecognized.   Achieving and maintaining proper blood sugar metabolism is essential for a lifetime of excellent health.  Prolonged unhealthy blood sugar metabolism leads to inflammation and can significantly affect the health of your nerves, eyes, blood vessels, kidneys and pancreas.  […]

Cooling Chronic Inflammation!

Inflammation drives dis-ease like diabetes, cardiovascular, IBS, Chron’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis and obesity. Even for my clients that just want to lose weight I always say “we must put out the fire first before we can even begin to remodel the house”   Cortisol is a stress hormone and is typically an anti-inflammatory hormone, however when […]

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE – THERE IS HELP & HOPE!

  SIMPLE STEPS TO REVERSE/DELAY AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE Autoimmune issues are on the rise and about 75% of these autoimmune conditions present themselves in women. Current science now recognizes that autoimmunity is often triggered by inflammation and various stressors in the body. When the immune system becomes overwhelmed with lifestyle and environmental triggers it becomes overloaded and […]

AT RISK FOR “Type 3 DIABETES” – aka Alzheimer’s Disease

   AT RISK FOR “Type 3 DIABETES” – aka Alzheimer’s Disease?   Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Dementia are all on the rise.  You cannot help but to worry about your grandparents and aging parents.  Dementia is a big problem and getting bigger every day. Statistics are daunting, 10 percent of 65-year-old, 25 percent of 75-year-old, and […]

COULD YOU HAVE CANDIDA OVERGROWTH?

UNDERSTANDING  CANDIDA…… WHAT IS CANDIDA? Candida is a fungus that is normal and lives in most of us.  However when candida becomes overgrown then it becomes an underlying issue effecting your health.  Most conventional doctors do not recognize or treat Candida, unless you present with vaginal yeast infection or thrush in which they only treat […]

Easy Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones

Easy Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones Kidney stones are so painful they can be completely debilitating and end up with a costly hospitalization. Recently at Forum Health Clarkstonwe have been getting numerous calls from people with kidney stones and bladder infections. The heat of the summer increases your risk and people are more susceptible to […]

7 SYMPTOMS OF LEAKY GUT

WHAT IS LEAKY GUT?         80% of our immune system is in our gut, it is very important to have a healthy gut. So what is Leaky gut syndrome? How do I know if I have it? Some people may present with symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. Sometimes it […]

4 EASY TIPS TO LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Lifestyle changes can be as simple as starting with following these four simple steps: Water: Adding clean water into your daily regime can be one of the simplest changes to make. It is important to look at the source of water to help reduce toxic burden. A good water filter is a great lifetime investment. […]

Learn how to break the cycle of emotional eating

There are times in our lives when eating is not just about satisfying a hunger or a craving. Sometimes, for various and often underlying reasons, we eat out of stress, discomfort, pain, and sadness or as a reward. This is referred to as emotional eating, and it’s the time of satisfaction that comes from trying […]