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 […]

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 […]

Morning Routine for Balance

  Before I even knew what I was doing, I had a morning routine. I used to notice a little anxiety creeping in on days I went off the path. On lazy mornings I’d put my phone in my face, drink that extra cup of coffee and skip my workout. By late afternoon, it was […]

What is Face Mapping?

  Facial skin issues like acne breakouts, dryness, deep lines, redness and signs of uneven skin tone are all incredibly frustrating conditions we could live without. From topical treatments to trips to the dermatologist, we work hard to wipe out the facial imperfections and clear the way for healthy, youthful skin. What if those pesky […]

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. […]

Sleep Deprivation

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  There are mixed reports on how much sleep the adult body really needs in order to work at optimal levels. Some say at least six hours can get the adult body through the day, doing all that it should be doing. Others report that magic number falling anywhere from seven to nine hours per […]

Turn Winter Woes into Winter Wins!

  As seen in the January 27th issue of the Clarkston News…   I’m always a little melancholy this time of year. Enter the time of COVID and those winter blues can seem unrelenting. Lucky for you, I bring good news. At Forum Health Clarkston, I’ve learned how to combat this year’s seasonal slump and […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Reflexology

  Our bodies are meant to be self-regulating and self-healing. However, due to stress, lack of sleep, and toxins, we do not heal as we should. Over time, energy flow in the body becomes constricted. This can cause a multitude of health issues that could lead to an even worse diagnosis in the future. Unfortunately, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Harnessing the Power of Meditation in Your Daily Life

It should be obvious to most by now: our fast-paced existence is only speeding up. With never-ending access to world news, differing opinions, and a myriad of positive and negative images, the constant stimulation turns to chaos. The mental distractions are interrupting the connection between the mind and body, allowing jumping thoughts and feelings of […]

COVID-19 Information

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  I ventured out to Costco today (found toilet paper!) and it was a bit strange to walk into this eerie reality. On the bright side, Costco didn’t disappoint on the upbeat music as they had Motown jamming through the speakers. As I sang through the aisles, excited to find my almond flour and gluten […]

Cognitive Decline: When to Pay Attention

  As seen in the August 21st, 2019 issue of the Clarkston News…   Have you read Part One?   We all have those moments when we walk into a room and forget why we’re there. Sometimes we might search desperately for our phone and find it in the fridge—don’t judge me! We’ve all had […]

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 […]

Spring Cleanup: Environment, body, and soul

  The sun is (kind of) shining and days are growing longer. Come on, spring! Outside, the blankets of snow are melting (fingers crossed!) and you’re cringing because now you see all the ugly it’s been hiding. It’s a dreaded sight, a colorless reminder of the work ahead. On the other hand, when we think […]

It’s Not a “Senior Moment”

  We live to work, plan, save, and spend wisely. While all that discipline can be downright annoying, we do it for the future—for those sweet, golden days of retirement. Building a strong financial strategy is the responsible thing to do, but is it the only thing to do? While some may argue yes, they […]

September 21st is National Gratitude Day!

September 21, 2018 is National Gratitude Day!   Yes, that’s a thing. Although every day should be National Gratitude Day, I especially like that it has a day because it gives me a chance to spread the love and to also tell you something you may not know.   What is it? I think that […]

Happy Relaxation Day!

  Today – August 15, 2018 – is National Relaxation Day!   Yes, that’s actually a thing. It also happens to be my anniversary, which makes sense because I have a pretty relaxing marriage. It took a long time to get to that point, but don’t all great things require work? Well, you, dear reader, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT (MCI)

Mild Cognitive Impairment The brain is like a muscle that needs to be exercised and worked on a daily basis to avoid mental impairment.  As we age it becomes increasingly difficult to keep your mind sharp as it once was when we were younger.  Though it’s impossible to keep brain function at 100% as we […]

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. […]

Comfort and Joy: Holistic Health Tools Workshop

Join Certified Holistic Cancer Educator and Reiki teacher Missie Irish Mellen, RN, BSN for a mini-workshop on natural, effective health tools for stress relief. Create more space for joy and peace this season. Includes: • Learn about Reiki/God’s loving intuitive hands-on healing for self & others • Learn the remarkable relaxing benefits of pure essential oils […]

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!   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Menopause – Changes Today, Welcome Relief Tomorrow

  A woman’s body is extraordinary, a complex design made to protect and form human life. Through the first stages of her menstrual cycle to the moment life grows inside her, a woman’s body is the prefect representation of strength and beauty. As time goes on, however, those same abilities that make her unique are […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Toxins in Personal Care Products – 4 Top Chemicals to Avoid and Why

  One way to reduce the toxic load on the body is to be selective about personal care items containing harmful toxins.  There are many resources available, here are a few starting points.   The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that, until now, has had little other than cruelty to animals to worry […]

5 Ways Nutrition Improves Cancer Outcomes

woman with cancer

  The answer is simple, if you give the body the right environment it can heal.   Nutrients can improve cancer outcome by: Inducing death in the cancer cells Reverting cancer cells back to a healthy cell Improving immune function to recognize and destroy cancer cells Helps the body to wall off or encapsulate the tumor […]

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 […]

5 REASONS YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR VITAMIN D LEVEL

 5 REASONS YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR VITAMIN D LEVEL   Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. You need to know your vitamin D level the lab value range is 30 to 80; this number is just […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Emotional Connection to Healing Your Body

  One of my favorite books is by Deb Shapiro Your Body Speaks Your Mind. As a Functional Medicine RN we focus on treating the whole person looking at mind, body and spirit as we are all energy and it is all connected. Stress and emotions are related to many health issues.   Finding the emotional […]