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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Supplements: Healthy Support or Waste of Money
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A New Year, Another Broken Resolution
It’s mid way though January and many of us are already slowly breaking your gym routines and diet plans (unintentional, of course) and starting off the new year with broken resolutions. According to time.com the number one most broken New Year’s Resolution is ‘Lose Weight and Get Fit’ with ‘Eat Healthier and Diet’ at number […]