Women’s Health- It’s All Connected

Hormonal health is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to overall health. Dr. Brown specializes in hormone balancing to treat a variety of complaints. Optimizing hormones is not only for menopausal women but also menstruating women and women seeking to get pregnant. >

Dr. Kimberly Brown » Women’s health and bio identical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT)

Women’s Health- It’s All Connected Hormonal health is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to overall health. Dr. Brown specializes in hormone balancing to treat a variety of complaints

Athletes – Food Sensitivities Slowing You Down?

Can the foods you eat impact your performance? Absolutely. So what if your “go to” super food is making you slow? As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am always looking to find the root cause to your conce

SIBO or IBS??

IBS, SIBO, GERD – doctors sure know how to make your digestive tract sound complicated.  But does it have to be complicated?  And do you have to struggle with gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrh

Supplement Savvy: Morning Compete and Probiotics by Activated You

  By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD Taking a quality probiotic supplement along with prebiotics and supplements with sugar balancing properties can be extremely beneficial.  Activated YOU  Probiotics h

Diabetes, Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalances in Menopause

  Maggie Ney, ND Is it just a coincidence that a woman is more likely to experience higher blood sugar levels, higher insulin levels, and weight gain during Menopause? No, there are real, and signifi

Natural Strategies for Blood Sugar Control

  By Bren Boston, MD No one was more surprised than me when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes in which the horm

‘Tapping’ to Reduce Stress

  By Kevin Kunkel Being diagnosed with a serious disease or condition is life changing.  It makes you stop in your tracks and begin to look at life differently.  It can bring up a long list of fear

Yoga to Prevent and Treat Cancer

  By Olivia Barry, PT, IAYT

Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

  By: Bren Boston, M.D. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is a scary statistic. Although the two most common risk factors for breast cancer (being a woman and

Top 3 Ways to Beat Burn Out

Naturopathic Doctor and Clinic Director Erin Wiley shares her insight on burn out. 1. If you don’t want to burn out, stop living life on fire. Sometimes this is the hardest fact to accept, we’ve

Running past the Headache. A case study of how Magnesium may be able help.

“The alarm beeps at 6am. She pours some magnesium powder into one of her three water bottles, straps them to her waist and is off before anyone in the house is awake”. If you have a performance pr

Stress of Remembering

  Alicia Maher, MD Stress. It’s something we’ve all heard plenty about. But today I want to talk about a particular type of stress, the stress of remembering. This is particularly a struggle for

Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

  Maggie Ney, ND It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch packing is one

Focus on Yourself For an Even Healthier Child!

  By, David Laramie, PhD Last week I bumped into a friend, and we started discussing the start of the school year.  The mother of toddlers, she was a bundle of energy as she rushed through a litany

Putting Wellness on Your Schedule

  Sari Eitches, MD Everything I know about keeping a schedule, I learned from my 2 year old. Toddlers thrive on predictability and consistency when it comes to sleeping, eating, and movement. We adul

Consuming Under Stress – Does Your Health Care Provider Match Your Expectations?

It’s Difficult to be a Consumer It is a confusing time to be a consumer. The volume of decisions, the range of options, and the access to information can create much angst and doubt. When this is fu

An Honest Portrayal of What it Means To Face Eosinophilic Granulomatosis

Just over a year ago I was released from the hospital. I had spent nearly a month in a bed, barely able to walk. Weighing in at just over 100 lbs, I had lost 30% of my body weight which left me so inc

Is your energy gel actually slowing you down?

As an active runner and Naturopathic Doctor, I hear a lot of talk about energy gel and goo’s especially from my running and cycling clients. The challenge they find is that there is so much informat

Progesterone: The Forgotten Hormone

Estrogen’s forgotten sister, progesterone, is often overlooked. For example, a woman who has a full hysterectomy (causing a surgical menopause) may be given solely estrogen and no progesterone. This

Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving

Things are heating up and it’s not just the weather!

HOT FLASHES: WHY DO THEY HAPPEN? WHAT ROLE DOES STRESS PLAY?   Hot flashes occur due to a narrowing of the core body temperature range due to something called norepinephrine. But hang on, aren’t ho

Pee a little when you run?

Peeing a little when you run is a very common symptom. While the severity can range for an annoying, possibly embarrassing, inconvenience to a huge obstacle in participating in your favourite sport. A

Marathon Mom ~ No limits

Marathon mom, can you have kids and run too? Some may say it’s just not possible. Despite best intentions it is easy to have an endless array of excuses.  The most common of those is, “I just don

I’m Not A Vending Machine. You Deserve More Than A Cheap Snack.

I would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to all of the patients who have pushed me to be better and inspired me to look beyond. Yet this is challenging as we are at an interesting time in our

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new stu

Metabolic Acne Part 2- Diet and Nutritional Interventions

In the last article we discussed how your adult acne may not be a function of your reproductive hormones, but instead your metabolic hormones. This is especially true of nodular, cystic acne that sits

Dr. Erica Speaks with FASHION Magazine About Supplements for Hair and Skin

There aren’t many things we can say we miss about our teenage years—like having to answer to our parents, texting on flip phones, and being denied entry into a bar with our sisters’ ID. But ther

Dr Fiona Interviewed on Just Ask Joyce

It was great to speak with Joyce Oglesby of Just Ask Joyce on 84.7 WFIA FM today! We chatted about PCOS, talking especially about how it affects teenagers, but also how it affects a woman’s health t

Today’s Parent – Gender Swaying Techniques

Are you dreaming of having a daughter? Or would you do anything to have a boy? Well, if you’ve taken your desires to the Internet, you’ll know there’s no lack of enthusiastic advice to sway the

Fact Based Health – The Food Insulin Index, PCOS and Metabolic Health

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS affects an estimated 7 million women in the USA alone and is the most common hormonal condition in women. Although it’s always been thought of as a repro

Metabolic Acne Part 1- What is it?

Most people believe that acne is something from their teenage years. Something that happens when your body is trying to figure itself out. It is ‘normal’ for teens. These same women often go on th

Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Best Ever You Radio Show

I spoke with the phenomenally talented Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino on Best Ever You about PCOS – we chatted for over an hour about 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS – Elizabeth is passionate about getti

Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Coveteur Magazine: “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GOING OFF THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL”

It’s 2016. And one of the most important issues of today for women, especially after being thwarted into the spotlight in light of political outcomes, is birth control. Now more than ever, we’re t

Nutrional Approaches to Recover from PCOS

The female body is equipped with the power to create new life out of just a few microscopic cells. But along with that comes many physical burdens. It’s difficult to maintain the complex and delicat

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