• Top 3 {hidden} Gut Issues + Why Food Sensitivity Testing isn’t Helpful

        If I had to pick THE number one topic that people ask me about, it would be gut health.   The reason for that is everyone has gut issues, these days… at least if you’re following me, you probably do.   Why?   Well…   There are AT LEAST a million reasons.   I’m going to focus on the top 3 {hidden} gut issues, today, though.   First things, first   Let’s talk about symptoms. Do you have any?   What are they?   Seriously, just think about that for a second.   I’m willing to be money your mind went to something directly related to digestion… but…

  • How to Find an Environment that Won’t Make You Sick

    If you have environmental sensitivities, you know that the modern world wasn’t designed with you in mind.   That goes for all sensitive individuals.   Those on the spectrum, empaths, folks with auto-immunity, biotoxin illness, etc…   PAUSE   This post is also for those with unexplained health concerns… any unexplained health concerns… I’m talking to you, bebes with chronic sinus infections, post-nasal drip, random rashes, allergies, anxiety, depression, chronic diarrhea… yes, every one of you guys. This post is for everyone, whether you realize it or not.   Some of us are fortunate enough to know that we are sensitive to our environment. For those who don’t know, yet, maybe you…

  • Should You Be Using Probiotics… in Your Nose?

    If you have chronic sinus infections, post-nasal drip, or really any health concern at all this is the article for you.   We’ve all heard of probiotics, by now.   Most of us have even experimented with them. Some of us use them every single day and swear by them.   There is plenty of evidence supporting the use of probiotics, orally, for gut health.   I, personally, use this oneevery single day 3-4x/daily.   I also take humic acid as a probiotic, orally.   Well, if you read my last article or watched the video you have some idea about why taking care of your nasal microbiome is just as…

  • What is Your Nasal Microbiome and Why It’s Just As Important As Your Gut Microbiome

      If you’d rather watch a video on the nasal microbiome click here.   What is the Nasal Microbiome and Why Does it Matter?   First things first, if you’re not familiar with the term microbiome it’s a term used to describe the community of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that populate your body.   Most likely you’ve heard the term in relation to the gut microbiome.   After the Human Genome Project ended with the conclusion that we are all basically the same, genetically, researchers and health professionals were left with some questions. Among which is how do we all look, act, and feel so different if we are all…

  • 10 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Ozone Therapy

       Ozone therapy has been in use for several decades in the United States, and much longer in European countries including Germany and Russia. It’s one of the main therapies I used to overcome mold illness, parasites, active Epstein Barre Virus, and autoimmune disease the first time around. It’s extremely effective against a number of ailments because of its ability to turn on your body’s self-healing mechanisms, kill living pathogens, as well as donate electrons to increase the efficiency of your cellular metabolism through bioenergetics. You can administer or have ozone administered to you through various routes including intravenously, injection into bone or joint, rectally, vaginally, nasal insufflation and ear…

  • Update: Upper Cervical Specialist for Chiari 1 Malformation and Stage 2 Degenerative Disc Disease

    In my last post I wrote about my first several visits with an upper cervical specialist. As I mentioned previously, my ARNP referred me to the specialist after an upright MRI confirmed an 8mm Chiari Malformation. At the end of my first month of treatment, I initially felt that this method of treatment was causing more harm than good. After taking a little break (1-2 weeks) from upper cervical treatment, however, I was experiencing an increase in symptoms including unbearable migraines. One day, after one of the worst migraines I’ve ever had, I decided to go back and get an adjustment. The migraine disappeared after the adjustment. Not only did…

  • My Experience with an Upper Cervical Care Chiropractor as a Chiari 1 Malformation Patient

    Pictured: My stage 2 degenerative disk disease in my neck. Also visible in this photo, my four titanium dental implants.  I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit within the past couple of years watching self-proclaimed yogis, fit chicks, and the like flipping their bodies upside down and throwing their legs up in all kinds of cool positions on social media. Although I really wanted to be able to do that kind of thing, a big part of me knew I’d never really be able to, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. Call it intuition. Back in Sept of 2017, just about 6 months ago, I had…

  • Update on My Health Journey

    Pictured: My mother and I on Christmas Day in our matching dresses that we got a month earlier in Athens, Ga for my birthday. In just one month’s time I went from feeling completely awful and basically bed ridden for a couple of days to feeling amazing. Just one month prior I was reacting to everything in my environment, left and right. I barely even made it through Thanksgiving, and actually had to fly home early on Thanksgiving night. Fast forward to Christmas and I couldn’t have felt better. I had almost forgotten how awesome that feels.  What I’m Doing Now That Is Working I’ve been feeling a lot better…

  • How to Know When to Advocate for Your Well-being

    I’ve been dealing with chronic illness my whole life. Until being diagnosed, though, I felt a duty to myself and the people around me to push as hard as everyone else. The golden rule in a working class family is to work hard. My dad retired early, partly due to the insane number of sick days he had saved up from never taking sick leave (although, I have to disclose that he didn’t get sick often anyway). My mom, bless her heart, has always had aches and pains and other semi-minor issues that she diligently worked through, because of her sense of duty to her family. So the question is:…

  • How I’m Healing My Auto-immune Disease w/ Evidence-based Science

    “You have lupus, but don’t get too overwhelmed because I think women are living much longer than they used to with new medications that are available. Past their 50’s even.” These were the doctor’s words that were met with my shock and confusion the day I went in to get the results of my blood work. The doctor that had ordered the blood work actually ordered an ANA panel initially because I had complained that my eyes and mouth were always dry. Turns out that my physician (my OB/GYN) had recently returned from a conference where she learned about Sjogren’s Syndrome and when I told her of my dryness she…

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