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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Avoid Grilling Carcinogens
Grilling outdoors is the highlight of the spring and summer months. The smell of the smoky embers, while tantalizing, can forewarn of possible carcinogenic food changes during the grilling process. Knowing what these changes are doing to the food and how to lessen your exposure to them is important not only for food safety, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dining Socially with Friends
Dining Out with Friends: Tips and Tricks on How to Keep Your Social Life Healthy With all the good happening in your newfound healthy life, from the way you feel in the morning to the compliments you receive on your healthy glow and/or all that glorious weight loss, it would seem nothing can get you […]
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 […]
Plant-Based Cooking Made Simple
Plant-Based Cooking Made Simple Transition Your Kitchen! Want to incorporate more whole foods into your lifestyle but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of plant-based cooking nutrition, what to shop for, the basics of meal planning, and easy ways to make healthy choices at restaurants! You’ll leave here with your hands […]
Create Healthy Habits
Create Healthy Habits by Deneen Troupe-Buitrago Stay on Track with Your Nutrition Plan Do you want to get started with a plan of attack for your nutrition plan? Do you want to have more control of those healthy habits that will make you successful? Do you have the will-power for a while, but […]
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 […]
CHRONIC PAIN – RELIEF IS AVAILABLE!
CHRONIC PAIN – RELIEF IS AVAILABLE! Chronic pain plagues 100 million Americans according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and is presented in a variety of forms including, headaches, back pain, inflamed joints, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia or pain that is associated with an old injury or past surgery. Many fall into […]
Defining Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatments
Defining Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatments Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that occurs when tissue (endometrium) migrates outside of the uterus, specifically on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other areas in the pelvic region and abdomen. This displaced tissue continues to act as it normally would during the menstrual cycle. It thickens, breaks down, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
SIGNS OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE & RELIEF!
HORMONAL IMBALANCE – REEKING HAVOC ON THE BODIES HEALTH! Causes for hormonal imbalances include poor gut health, inflammation, high amounts of stress, genetic susceptibility, and toxicity Hormones — such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin — are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are secreted by various glands […]
Online & Over the Counter Supplement Purchasing – Healthy? Risky? Waste of Money?
Risking health? Improving health and wellness…….Purchasing supplements? What to get and are they the right product for the right symptom? Are they what they say they are? Are they safe? Are they certified by a reputable medical organization? Are they over hyped and under performing? Know the facts before purchasing supplementation OTC or online. I cannot […]
8 Mindfulness Habits to Build Health
The Best Medicine Is Free Sometimes the best medicine is free! The habits we build day to day are key to our lasting health and well-being. Here are 8 habits that you can incorporate into your daily routine or begin to be more mindful of to feel your best. Water Divide your weight in half […]
Your Thyroid – Keeping it Healthy!
4 Things That Wreak Havoc On Your Thyroid Your thyroid, one of the largest endocrine glands, greatly influences almost every cell in your body. The thyroid plays a part in nearly every metabolic process and when the thyroid isn’t working you won’t feel well! Aside from regulating your metabolism and weight by controlling the […]
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 […]
5 NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES CAUSED BY CHRONIC DRINKING
Nutritional therapy is critical for successful treatment of alcoholism, or overindulging. The recovering alcoholic must receive vitamin and mineral supplementation in order to repair the cellular damage caused by drinking. Proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids given in the correct amounts and portions are critical for cells to generate new cells, repair injured cells […]
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 […]