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Let’s talk conventional medicine vs. functional medicine. Two very different approaches but both special in their own ways.  Conventional medicine is more like the auto body shop. They typically use a hands-on approach to fixing something that already exists or happened in the body (for instance, a sickness/disease/broken bone), similar to a car post-wreck that […]

"what is a functional medicine practitioner" text over stethoscope, pen, and chart

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Did you know that stress is classified as an epidemic? Really! Stress has been classified by the World Health Organization as the health epidemic of the 21st century. It’s becoming more difficult to live a quality life and function well in our high-stress society, but we also can’t live without it.  At the end of […]

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Confession – I don’t always shop with a list. I know, I know – to grocery shop without a list is generally recognized as unsafe because it supposedly causes you to buy too much shit you don’t need. You end up spending more money, buying more junk, forgetting the stuff you really need, and wandering […]

"Tips for PHFF Grocery Shopping" over grocery bags of oranges, mushrooms, greens, and potatoes

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Much like our friend the cauliflower, bone broth has had a major glow up recently. But wtf is it? It’s literally just broth. Upgraded. Way upgraded. You can buy it. You can make it. And you really should do one or the other because it has a ton of benefits. Bone broth is made by […]

broth, bones, steak, and carrots over text "what are the benefits of bone broth?"

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You aren’t alone. Not only is forming new habits as we age very difficult, but what might be even harder is breaking old habits that maybe once served you in former years but are no longer contributing to how you want to feel today. Before we discuss some good habits to form in your 30s […]

banana, water, jump rope, green apples, and blue dumbbell on yellow background with text "good habits to start in your 30's and 40s"g

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I recently got a question I hear a LOT… Q: “What if I’ve plateaued and want to lose more weight? Do I just cut back on every part of PHFF (Protein, Healthy Fat, and Fiber)? Do I increase working out?” – Annette, Metabolism Makeover alum A: First, I have a list of questions, and I […]

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