Blog by Kate Vazquez
Stress Affecting Hormone Imbalance

Stress Affecting Hormone Imbalance

Did you know that 60-90% of primary care visits are related to stress? We are constantly faced with stress everyday whether it is biological, physical, or emotional which can affect our hormones. Sometimes managing stress is more important then the food that we eat...

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Can Ginger help treat Migraines?

Can Ginger help treat Migraines?

I want to share with you about a study I found, because I have been looking for natural and alternative approaches to treating migraines. This was a double blind study, meaning that the participants didn’t know what they were receiving, and the received either ginger...

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Food Impacting Hormonal Imbalance

Food Impacting Hormonal Imbalance

How does the SAD (Standard American Diet) affect our hormones? The SAD is mostly comprised of processed and inflammatory foods resulting inflammation in our intestines and is the primary cause of hormonal imbalance. We normally have tight junctions in our intestines...

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Possible Side Effects of Birth Control

Possible Side Effects of Birth Control

What are the side effects of birth control? When you look at the packaging, it has common side effects such as nausea, headaches, weight gain, decreased libido, and increased risk of blood clots, to name a few. What it doesn’t say is that it causes inflammation in our...

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Birth Control Does Not Treat Hormonal Imbalance

Birth Control Does Not Treat Hormonal Imbalance

Did you know that Birth Control Pills are commonly prescribed for hormonal imbalance when if fact they do not treat hormonal imbalance at all? I want to bring awareness and educate you because according to the CDC from 2011-2015, about 79% of women aged 14-44 were...

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White Vs. Brown Rice

White Vs. Brown Rice

A common question that gets asked is “Which is better, white rice or brown rice?” To understand which is best, let’s look at the science behind what makes up white rice and brown rice. A grain of rice is made up of the hull, germ, bran, and endosperm. The hull is the...

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New Year’s Manifestations

New Year’s Manifestations

Another year is here and it's that time again to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions. Have you created yours yet? To make a resolution means the act or process of resolving. Instead of thinking about things we need to resolve or fix, how about think of ways to...

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Holiday Immune Boosting Guide

Holiday Immune Boosting Guide

As the “winter” season has commenced, so it becomes the “flu” season as well. My first 6 years as a Physician Assistant, I was asked the same questions during this time of the year, “Why do I keep getting sick?” and “How can I improve my immune system?” At first, I...

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Vitality

Vitality

What is Vitality? According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, "it is the state of being strong and active; energy." Vitality has different meanings to each and one of us. Can you remember a time in your life where you felt strong and had energy? When you felt...

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