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Kelsey Rech, FDN-P


Ear Infections

Can you guess the most common reason for visits to the pediatrician's office? How about the most common reason antibiotics are prescribed for kids? The answer to both is.....ear infections!
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Fever Phobia

One of the more common questions we get regarding illness is what to do when your child spikes a fever.  No parent likes seeing their kids uncomfortable, and most want to do SOMETHING to help.  We get it--fevers can be scary! Unfortunately, the typical Tylenol + Motrin approach most parents take is actually making things worse. Let's talk about why this is true.
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The problem with blanket recommendations

We've all experienced it. A friend or social media influencer is so sure that you NEED to do what they did to feel better. They felt the same way you feel, had the same problems that you have, and struggled the same way you struggle. If a program or product worked for them, then it should definitely work for you, right?  
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Aromatase: An enzyme all men should know about!

If you've heard of aromatase before, it's likely been in the context of women's health and breast cancer. Often aromatase inhibitors are used to help prevent growth of hormone-related breast cancers. However, aromatase is important when it comes to men's health as well!
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Hormones: The type of testing matters!

If you take a blood sample or saliva sample and attempt to measure sex hormones, you are going to get a reading of only that very specific moment in time. If we measure you a couple hours later, it could be vastly different. So how can we know that it truly represents your overall hormone production?
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Endocrine Disruptors: Know Better, Do Better.

If endocrine disruptors are new to you, think of them as little chemicals that play dress-up and fool your body into thinking they're real hormones. But with endocrine disruptors, you only get the negative side of hormones and none of the benefits. These chemicals can cause abnormal periods, early menarche, birth defects, thyroid and adrenal issues, cancer, and even lower IQ, among many other things.
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Grounding: You’re basically a TV with complex emotions.

Looking for an easy, free way to make a profound impact on your wellness? Get outside--and make it barefoot! Grounding, also called Earthing, is the discovery that having direct bodily contact with the Earth stabilizes our physiology at the deepest levels.
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True Detoxification or Just a Gimmick?

Extreme restriction, drinking gallons of lemon water with cayenne pepper, or eliminating entire macro categories are some of the more common ones we hear--and trust me when I say that these will not truly give you the detoxification you're hoping for.
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Healthy Restaurant Eating

So, you've got the healthy eating down when you're at home. You buy all the right things and feel confident in your diet. And then you go out to eat. All the rules go out the window, right? Not so fast. For some people eating outside the home is rare, but for others it happens fairly often. Regardless, in order to set yourself up for success when eating out, it's helpful to have a game plan ahead of time.
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Cooking Swaps

When patients come into our office looking for help, often the first area we encourage them to change is their diet. So many are stuck in habits that have left them sick, tired, and relying on prescription medications to get by. But if you're confused about the numerous opinions out there, overwhelmed by making changes, or just too busy to figure out what works for you, keep reading.
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