Are You a Coffee Drinker?

by Katie Palmer, Certified Herbalist and FDN-P

Do you find yourself stumbling around, glaring at everyone, and murmuring words of frustration at the sun until you’ve had your first cup of coffee? Are you the type of person that constantly repeats the phrase, “Sorry, I haven’t had my coffee yet”? If so, this may be a sign of adrenal dysfunction.

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Books that Have Been Good for My Mental Health Lately

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I love to read. And – an odd little secret about me – I love to read out loud. I started reading my textbooks and literature out loud in middle and high school, when my baby sister (10 years younger) would happily sit and listen. I soon realized I remembered everything so much better when I read out loud and that it was way more fun than just zipping through it in my head.

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Foundations for Mental Health without Medication: What You Eat for Breakfast Matters

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Last week, we talked about how a healthy circadian rhythm is key to mental and emotional well-being. I gave you several strategies for how to create a morning ritual that will set your wake-up time and result in benefits like increased energy, better digestion, improved mental clarity, and reduced mood swings throughout the day.

There is one morning practice that I left off of the list on purpose.

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Functional Lab Testing

Functional Lab Testing

Have you ever wanted some hard data about what’s going on in your body? Maybe you’ve tried an elimination diet or tried several different supplements, and you’ve had a hard time telling if these changes are making a difference.

Maybe you’ve had some testing done with your doctor and everything came back “normal.” Of course, normal is what you want; but you know something is off, and a “normal” test gets you no closer to figuring out what’s going on.

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