Natural Flu Prevention

INFLUENZA

You probably know someone who has had the flu this season. It’s been a very early flu season and a more severe one than we normally experience. With estimates of the vaccine only being 10 to 30% effective, support your immune system.

4 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

1. Reduce Sugar

Eating food high in sugar can depress the immune system for several hours. This opens the door for the flu virus.

2. Stress Less

Stress suppresses the immune system. Manage your stress with techniques such as deep breathing, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, and acupunctureRead more about Natural Flu Prevention go to www.drkimberlybrown.com

 

 

 

 

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Digestion- Where it all begins

Ever wondered why your friends can overindulge or eat junk food on occasion and be fine, but you can’t? Do you periodically get upset stomachs for no apparent reason? Are you tired of relying on antacids?

Why your digestion is so important:

Proper digestion is key to overall health. Our digestive tract is where we interact with the world. It is where we absorb nutrition, and how we remove wastes and toxins. Even with a good diet, our digestive tract is threatened by stress and environmental toxins which reduce our ability to properly digest foods.Over time this can lead to low level of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, predisposing you to a leaky gut. This increases your risk for food sensitivities, immune reactions, dysbiosis (the wrong gut bugs), and total body inflammation.

Gastrointestinal conditions treated:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Read more about Gastrointestinal conditions treated and Digestion- Where it all begins go to www.drkimberlybrown.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLERGIES THIS FALL?

Woman having fall allergies

I’ve been seeing a few bad cases come into the clinic lately. It may be Fall but weed pollen is high. If your garden is like mine, those weeds are seeding and blooming at the same time! So, don’t forget your allergy prevention 101:

1.) WASH YOUR SHEETS AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK

2.) CHANGE YOUR PILLOWCASE DAILY

3.) WASH YOUR HAIR AT NIGHT

4.) KEEP THOSE PETS GROOMED

5.) INVEST IN A GOOD AIR FILTER

I once suffered from allergies but no longer! I follow allergy prevention 101, take quercetin daily, and follow a clean diet of no sugar, dairy, or gluten. It works for me but if your allergies are raging, give me a call and I can recommend additional herbs and acupuncture. Acupuncture can clear a stuffy nose or clogged sinuses. And don’t forget nasal lavage; follow instructions and never do more than twice per day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enhancing Fertility

If you are thinking about getting pregnant, now is the time to ensure your body is ready and to optimize your health. Although infertility is defined by the medical establishment as the inability to conceive after trying for at least one year, do you really want to wait that long before doing testing to measure thyroid and sex hormones?

Although some women easily get pregnant in their early 40s, many have difficulty in their 30s. Over 30 is when we start to see more unexplained infertility and lengthened luteal phases (which can be corrected).

Fixing a sluggish thyroid can sometimes result in pregnancy. It’s not always the women though who have difficulty, men are half the equation. A sperm test can be easily ordered.

Read more about Enhancing Fertility go to www.drkimberlybrown.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digestion- Where it all begins

Ever wondered why your friends can overindulge or eat junk food on occasion and be fine, but you can’t? Do you periodically get upset stomachs for no apparent reason? Are you tired of relying on antacids?

Why your digestion is so important:

Proper digestion is key to overall health. Our digestive tract is where we interact with the world. It is where we absorb nutrition, and how we remove wastes and toxins. Even with a good diet, our digestive tract is threatened by stress and environmental toxins which reduce our ability to properly digest foods.Over time this can lead to low level of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, predisposing you to a leaky gut. This increases your risk for food sensitivities, immune reactions, dysbiosis (the wrong gut bugs), and total body inflammation.

Gastrointestinal conditions treated:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Read more about Gastrointestinal conditions treated and Digestion- Where it all begins go to www.drkimberlybrown.com

 

 

 

 

Thyroid and Adrenals: The Power Couple!

Always complaining that you’re tired? Is focusing hard, like in a perpetual fog? Is weight loss impossible? Do you stare at the ceiling wondering why you can’t sleep? Do you get sick often? You may be suffering from a thyroid deficiency and/or adrenal fatigue.

The adrenals are your “life saving” organs because they help you survive in stressful situations. They control “fight or flight” which in our ancestor’s time, saved them from being eaten by a tiger! They were never designed to deal with the chronic stress we experience today. As a result, adrenal fatigue and exhaustion have become widespread.

Read more about Thyroid and Adrenals: The Power Couple go to www.drkimberlybrown.com

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.

Think you may have a hormonal imbalance? These common symptoms may indicate it is worth further investigation.

  • Hot flashes and/or night sweats
  • Weight gain and bloating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Decreased libido
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings, forgetfulness, foggy brain

Read more about Women’s Health- It’s All Connected go to www.drkimberlybrown.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thyroid and Adrenals: The Power Couple!

Always complaining that you’re tired? Is focusing hard, like in a perpetual fog? Is weight loss impossible? Do you stare at the ceiling wondering why you can’t sleep? Do you get sick often? You may be suffering from a thyroid deficiency and/or adrenal fatigue.

The adrenals are your “life saving” organs because they help you survive in stressful situations. They control “fight or flight” which in our ancestor’s time, saved them from being eaten by a tiger! They were never designed to deal with the chronic stress we experience today. As a result, adrenal fatigue and exhaustion have become widespread.
Read more about Thyroid and Adrenals: The Power Couple go to www.drkimberlybrown.com