Reset Your Hormones for Improved Health

Hormones affect everything, from blood sugar to blood pressure, growth/fertility, sex drive, metabolism, and even sleep. Their influence goes as far as changing the way we think and act day to day. At least 80% of us will struggle with a hormone problem in our lifetime, significant enough to cause disruption in our life quality,…

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How Your Gut & Skin Health Are Connected

Our guts are host to millions of bacteria of multiple different species and functions. In fact, there are so many bacteria in our gut that they outnumber the amount of cells in our body. This may sound a bit unsavory, especially when we are brought up believing that bacteria equals disease, but the bacteria in…

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Dial In Your Child’s Back to School Nutrition

Summer eating is full of poolside popsicles, juice boxes, barbeque cookouts, easy snacks for road trips and dining out while on vacation. With back to school is just around the corner, it is a perfect opportunity to recalibrate your child’s nutritional habits to help them feel good and perform well at school. The Committee on…

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Cortisol Awakening Response Test

At Empowered Health, we offer many precision medicine advanced testing tools that include a deeper awareness to be able to make the most educated medical decisions for the persons’ individual health journey. One advanced test that we offer is the cortisol awakening response test (CAR). Cortisol levels naturally begin to rise by an average of…

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Lifestyle Habits for Healthy Cholesterol Levels

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We have all heard of cholesterol. What exactly is cholesterol and the different types? How do we check for problems with cholesterol? At what age should we be screening for problems with cholesterol? How do we manage high cholesterol from lifestyle interventions? These are all questions that will be discussed in this article. Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States and is…

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Forest Bathing … Yes, It’s a Thing

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Time in nature has reduced drastically as humanity has moved to more urban locations. It is believed that approximately 83% of people living in the United States currently live in an urban area, up from 64% in 1950 (1). Research is beginning to show that this separation from nature may be a contributing factor towards…

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Functional vs. Traditional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?  Functional medicine is a branch of holistic or integrative medicine that looks for the root cause of chronic disease or conditions. It focuses on functional systems-based rather than organ-based and is concerned with conditions versus diseases.  The functional laboratory testing often looks deeper than the routine tests, even to the cellular…

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Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Difficulty with tolerating foods has been increasing globally and chances are that you have had an unpleasant symptom after a meal once or twice. You have probably heard of food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. But what do these terms mean? It is important to differentiate between these, because the reactions can range from just plain…

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Managing Migraines

Managing Migraines

Migraines truly can be a real pain. For about 3 million Americans migraine pain is a frequent reality. Chronic migraines can be disabling and difficult to treat due to the lack of understanding of their underlying causes. Certain drug treatments do exist, but they can be both ineffective and expensive. Due to this gap treatment, many turn to one of the most…

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Can Health Coaching Help Chronic Pain?

As of 2020, 30-40% of adults in the United States suffered from chronic pain – an amount higher than the number of Americans living with heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Defined as any sort of persistent or recurrent pain that lasts longer than three months, chronic pain can be completely life altering and debilitating. Biological…

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