As seen in the Clarkston News 2021 Fall Health section… There’s something poetic in the way Michigan changes its seasons, especially when summer begins to fade into those chilly autumn mornings. The leaves take on their russet and amber colors before floating to the ground. You can almost smell it in the air. Fall […]
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 […]
Senior living type 2 diabetes
As seen in the May 26th, 2021 Senior Living edition of the Clarkston News. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that’s caused by high blood sugar. It is a dangerous disease that can lead to many other health conditions when it’s not managed properly. This includes kidney disease, blindness, leg and foot […]
Bio-communication is energetic communication, where every cell in your body is working to send and receive information. These cells work, non-stop, to perform millions of little tasks that make up the whole body, how it works and how it responds to your environment, the food you eat, and basically everything coming at you all […]
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 […]
August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month!
What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. The non-contagious condition affects approximately 7.4 million people nationwide. When you put that number into a percentage, however, it’s a mere 2.2% of the American population. For that small group of unlucky individuals, it makes for an absolutely miserable experience. […]
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 […]
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, […]
Understanding Hemp Oil
On December 20th 2018, the United States saw an updated version of the Farm Bill passed and the Cannabis crowd went wild. For some, releasing the hemp plant from the Controlled Substances Act seemed to bring on emotionally and politically charged rage. For others, a sense of “canna-curiosity” emerged. Since then, there’s been a lot […]
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 […]
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 […]
Healthy Skin Month
There comes a time in our lives when we think we can take a sigh of relief. Whew! I’m so happy those cursed years are over, we think. The sweating for no reason, hair growing in weird places, and body changing days are behind us. Even better, we think, NO MORE ACNE! Those pimple-popping, […]
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is a growing epidemic related to elevated blood sugar levels. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that over 30 million people in the United States have some form of diabetes. That’s 10% of the population! Even worse, it’s estimated that 7.2 million do not know they have it. It is […]
Understanding Thyroid Disorders and Symptoms
Do you feel stuck with a lifelong diagnosis? Are you tired of taking medications that still make you feel bad? The thyroid gland contributes to almost every function in the body. When it malfunctions, this leaves the body open to a slew of disorders. What many do not know is that this doesn’t […]
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. […]
Supporting the Cancer Process with Nutrition
Forum Health ClarkstonNutrition, LLC presents a FREE Nutrition series. This series will be facilitated by Carly Secoy, BS, NFS, certified in Holistic Cancer Nutrition. Each week will build on the next as Carly discusses nutrition topics that pertain to cancer patients and caregivers, and those who want to prevent cancer. Schedule: Thursday, […]
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 […]
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, […]
Colon Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
What is Colon Cancer? Colon cancer affects the colon, which is also known as the large intestine. When the cancer does not affect the rectum, it is called colon cancer. However, when the cancer does affect the rectum, it is then considered colorectal cancer. Colon cancer tends to begin when small benign clumps of cells […]
Skin Cancer: Symptoms and Prevention
What is Skin Cancer? The quick answer is that skin cancer is the abnormal and rapid growth of skin cells. However, there’s a lot more to it than people think. It occurs when the body does not repair the damage to the DNA inside skin cells, which allows the cells to divide and then grow uncontrollably. […]
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 […]
Sinus Infections and Sinusitis: Reasons, Remedies and Relief
Whether they are chronic or viral, over 35 million Americans suffer with sinusitis or sinus infections every year. From the sniffles to the face pain and pressure, those who suffer know how unpleasant symptoms can be. Unfortunately, in most cases, antibiotics do more harm than good. To avoid long-term damage, it’s important to understand sinus […]
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 […]
Transition Your Kitchen with Plant-Based Protein
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. […]
Did you participate in No Shave November?
What is the prostate? The prostate is a gland about the size of a chestnut in the male reproductive system. It surrounds part of the urethra—the tube that empties the bladder—just below the bladder and above the muscles of the lower pelvic area. It’s function? The prostate is responsible for the production of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
DETOXIFICATION WORKSHOP Tuesday September 19th at 6:30 PM Long term exposure to everyday environmental toxins has been linked to a number of common health issues and bothersome symptoms. Attend this workshop to discover how to reduce your toxin load and stay healthy & energetic! Consider these facts: According to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Turn hay fever to spring fever with Functional Medicine
Turn seasonal allergies and hay fever into spring fever with Functional Medicine For some, spring is a time for colorful blossoms and fresh cut grass. It’s a time of rebirth and beauty. For most, however, it’s a time of misery. A time when seasonal allergies with itchy, watery eyes and stuffed up noses wreak havoc […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
5 Detox Tips to Jump Start Your Year Round Wellness
Time to tidy up “Spring cleaning” is behind us as we merge into the summer adventures. We are all busy planning family vacations, enjoying seasonal foods and finding more ways to get outside. Even though you may have just spring cleaned your home it is important to remember that the body can also […]
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 […]
Get Gastro Reflux Relief through Better Nutrition
Most people put a lot of sugar, caffeine and salt into their bodies on a daily basis. It’s cheap and easy to drink lots of soda pop and eat potato chips. Go to any gas station convenience store and you’ll be surrounded by foods and drinks that have the potential to agitate your digestive system. […]