Cognitive Support

As seen in the August 18th, 2021 Senior Living edition of the Clarkston News  By now, most of us know we must keep our bodies healthy to prevent diseases like cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. What only a small percentage know is the brain is very much part […]

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 […]

Summer Health

As seen in the Clarkston News’ Summer Health edition 6/23/21 If you’ve read anything from Forum Health Clarkston then you know how much we stress gut health. It’s our mantra and the foundation of everything we teach. Recap: The gut is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes that directly communicate with your brain […]

Intermittent Fasting

  Unless you’ve been living in a bunker underground over the last decade, you’ve heard many health and fitness gurus and even a celebrity or two talk about the evolution of intermittent fasting.   But what is it?   To put it simply, it’s a lifestyle choice that involves methodical meal timing and periodic calorie […]

Live for Longevity

  (As seen in the February, 2021 Senior Living section of the Clarkston News) I hate to break it to you, but we’re all aging. With each crack in the knee to the moment you can’t keep your eyes open past 8pm, life’s natural order is relentless. Relentless and glorious! No matter what, it’s happening. […]

Fish Oil: Nutrition and Health Benefits

  There have been many times in the past I’ve found myself asking, “Have you tried fish oil for that?” For my friends with teenagers who struggle with acne or the ones who have a hard time focusing, it seems that’s my common response to every concern. What’s always surprising to me are the looks […]

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, […]

Ask the Nutritionist LIVE with Brittany!

Join Certified Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator, Brittany Golden, every Wednesday at noon for an “Ask the Nutritionist” Facebook LIVE session! Each week, for an hour, she shares different tips on health and wellness and answers any questions. To join the event, simply like and follow Forum Health Clarkston’s FaceBook page and mark “going” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supplements: Healthy Support or Waste of Money

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  In my house, as my teenage son makes his sleepy, morning drag from his bedroom to the stairs, I wish him good morning in three simple words:             Take. Your. Supplements.   It’s become our household mantra over the years, one I’m sure he’ll pass on to his own children. Whether he chooses […]

Back to school: Is Your Child Ready?

As seen in the August 7th 2019 edition of the Clarkston News…  I went grocery shopping the other day and almost cried when I saw the supplies lined up in their back to school glory. What happened to the beach toys? Is my sixteen-year-old ready? I don’t even know where he is! I’m making lists […]

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 […]

The Human Growth Hormone – Discoveries, Deficiencies and Boosters

  Have you ever heard of the Human Growth Hormone?   Hormones are little chemical messengers that control a lot of our day-to-day lives in how we feel, think, and even how we look. When in balance, hormones enhance sleep, sexual function, mood, metabolism, growth and development, and the immune and digestive systems. On the […]

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 […]

Flu Season

As much as I love my Michigan summers, there’s something almost poetic to be said for the moment it all ends. The air takes on that invigorating feel only a Midwesterner can recognize. The leaves change into their russet and amber colors before floating to the ground. You can almost smell it in the air. […]

Gluten Explained

Do I have a Gluten Intolerance?   We get the same questions from family and friends who are interested or even puzzled by what we do here at Forum Health Clarkston. Recently, a comment on one of my blogs made me realize that I need to shed a little more light on this situation. It’s […]

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, […]

No Excuses! Anyone Can Exercise—Even YOU

I exercise because I want to look good in a bathing suit. There. I said it. That’s really what drives me. When I’m down to that last mile and I just want to stop, I imagine myself sitting on my boat. What does that look like? Am I wrapped up in a towel, hunched over, […]

The good news about Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Not too long ago, I walked out to my car to find my husband had parked right behind me. Growling, I stomped back into the house, ripped his keys from the counter, and stomped back out to move his truck. When I returned, slamming the door for good measure, he stared at me in shock […]

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 […]

Loving your heart to great health!

Heart Health! We all know that our heart sustains our life, as much as the breath, but oftentimes we take its inherent beating rhythm for granted. We may choose lifestyles that negatively impact our hearts vital functioning. In so doing, we run the risk of developing significant cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, arterial plaque […]

Dementia – Symptoms and Help

Dementia – Improving Cognitive Health Dementia has been on the minds of many who have reached a certain age that requires reflection on their mental health, however, studies have shown that side effects of cognitive impairment can begin as early as age 45.  As signs of mental decline begin to crop up, most treat it […]

Transition Your Kitchen with Plant-Based Protein

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    Join us for an evening of food, information, and fun! During any plant-based transition, most questions and confusion tend to revolve around PROTEIN. What foods contain it? What’s the best way to cook them? How much protein do we actually need?   Learn about and sample a variety of deliciously prepared plant-based protein […]

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. […]

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 […]

Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance: Knowing the Difference

Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance: Knowing the Difference Food allergies affect one in five people (Dr. Axe). They occur as a response in the immune system when the body senses a disagreeable food or protein. This results in a trigger response as the body tries to protect itself and produces histamine to fight off the […]

Natural Treatments for Bronchitis

What is Bronchitis? One of the most detrimental chest colds that often emerge out of a common cold or the flu, bronchitis can leave one with a nasty cough and acute pain in the chest for well over a month.  Bronchitis refers to the inflammation of the bronchial tubes which are the passageways that deliver […]

Pack n’ Go Class:

Pack n’ Go Class: Eating Healthy on the Run   October 12th @ 5:30 p.m.   7300 Dixie Hwy Suite 500 Clarkston, MI 48346   Call to Register: 248-625-5143   Does your schedule have you last-minute eating? Are you tired of fast food and $5 pizzas?   Let Forum Health Clarkston show you how to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Adrenal Fatigue Can be Healed!

Adrenal fatigue can surface at any time in a person’s life and is more common than you think.  Caused by poor lifestyle habits and the surrounding environment, adrenal fatigue can begin with subtle symptoms and oftentimes go undetected without proper treatment. As this prolongs, you might fall into the trap of accepting that fatigue, depression […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms and Relief

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms and Relief   Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can vary from case to case. It tends to come and go with stress and certain lifestyle changes. Because there is no specific blood test to detect IBS, it must be diagnosed through the symptoms it presents. This is why tracking your symptoms […]

Suffering from Prolonged Anxiety or Panic Disorder?

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  Many clients come in with an underlying issue of anxiety or panic, most have lived with this for many years and have accepted it as normal life.   Anxiety is a tool of the human body that is meant to be a healthy response to stresses in our life or even to dangerous situations.  […]

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. […]

5 Tips to Detox Heavy Metals

Toxins – Where do they come from? Chronic disease begins with a gene-environment mismatch; our environment has changed so much that we are now dealing with many chemicals in our food chain, over consumption of sugar, rising rates of obesity, fast food and processed food and we now have an alarming rate of increasing air […]