Nutrition and Gut Health

Nutritional deficiency and poor gut health have been shown to impact healthy brain functioning and play a significant role in stress, fatigue, depression, moodiness and anxiety.

Nutritional deficiency is seen in >50% of all adults in the U.S. and many nutrients are critical in brain function such as Folate, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium, most B Vitamins, Calcium, Chromium, Iron, Choline and Vitamin E.

Gut Health

Our gut is lined with bacteria which play a critical role in breaking down food, absorption of nutrients and the
production of key vitamins such as Vitamin K and B Vitamins.

Intestinal Dysbiosis
  • A term for the pathological imbalance of the gut microbiota
  • Has been correlated to Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Inattention, Hyperactivity, Irritability.
  • It can result from many possible factors such as in C-Section births and due to the excessive use of antibiotics in our early life (ie., chronic ear infections)
Food sensitivities can cause mild inflammation that over time can affect attention span, mood, sleep and anxiety.
Foods to avoid to correct gut inflammation
  • Gluten
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy
  • FODMAPS
  • Handouts for Elimination Diets
  • Handouts for Anti-inflammatory Diet

Health Promotion in Nature

An abundance of research supports age old wisdom, that spending time in nature is a wonderful way to promote our emotional, physical and spiritual well being, and bring more harmony in to our lives.

Stress & Health

Understanding the body’s stress response and learning how to modulate it with our breath, movement and meditation is the single most powerful tool for handling modern life’s difficult life challenges, healing any trauma, and recovering from any illness.

Environmental Safety

Toxins in our food, air, land and water supplies have been found to have serious effects on our health, including attention problems, stress, and anxiety. Being informed and empowered locally is possible.

Time in nature is a free and well studied way to bring positive

Environmental Toxins – known toxins in our air, food and water all benefits to our mental health. Effect our physical health and can cause attention problems, stress, anxiety and depression.

Water Safety

Air Quality

comprehensive, up-to-date resource for air quality that can be tailored by zip code. It provides very useful information about daily air quality that can help patient’s assess health risks and plan outdoor time wisely.