Do you start each day with a cup of FEAR?
By DR. TRACY MCALVANAH Do you start your mornings with your treasured “cup of fear?” As far as your body is concerned, that lovely and seemingly harmless cup of coffee could be tantamount to getting mugged or running from a hungry lion. The physiological reactions caused by caffeine that jumpstart you in the morning are
How stressed are you? An Adrenal Stress Index can show you
By Dr. Tracy McAlvanah It’s a constant refrain: We’re too stressed out. But how stressed out are we really? An adrenal saliva test can tell you whether your cortisol (the stress hormone) is too high or too low, whether your circadian rhythm (the sleep-wake cycle) is normal, and also pinpoint the cause of your symptoms:
How Stress Harms the Body
By DR. TRACY McALVANAH Approximately two-thirds of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related complaints! Stress is the body’s reaction to any situation that is demanding or dangerous. When we experience stress, the body responds by making adrenal hormones (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol) that help your body cope. Commonly called the “fight or flight” response,
STRUGGLE WITH FATIGUE? Look for the underlying causes.
By Dr. TRACY McALVANAH Do you feel like you’re tired all the time and depend on caffeine to function? Do you feel you always need extra sleep and never feel rested? Feeling tired all the time is a symptom of a larger problem, and a cue from your body you need to address an underlying health
Welcome Dr. Tracy McAlvanah!
After a protracted search… An additional Functional Medicine Practitioner is here! We are growing! We are excited to share that a fantastic Functional Medicine Practitioner has joined our family at WMSOA! That means that we have more capacity to help more people! We want you to know that we waited patiently for a provider that fit
What Supplements Should I Take?
What supplements should you take to help you achieve optimal health? The only way to accurately answer this question is to first measure your body’s status of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and antioxidant levels. We offer nutritional profile testing that employs both a blood and a urine test to precisely identify specific areas
What should I eat? That’s easy…
What should you eat in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, to feel your best and to get the vitamins and minerals you need to obtain optimal health? The answer is easy…there is no one-size-fits-all diet out there, so the real answer is what you should eat depends on your genes, your lifestyle,
What is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
You’re a what?!… Gosh, if I had a nickel every time I got that reaction…. A naturopathic doctor (ND) practices a form of medicine that blends centuries-old, natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems. Naturopathic medicine covers all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care, with
2 questions you MUST ask BEFORE selecting your Naturopathic Doctor
Please Please…pretty Please…you MUST ask at least these TWO questions before choosing a Naturopathic doctor: Where did you go to medical school? Did you take and pass National Board Exams, specifically the NPLEX exam? Let’s take them one at a time in more depth, shall we? #1) Where did you go to medical school? This
“Do you have HEALTH insurance or DISEASE insurance?”
The #1 question I am asked is whether or not we take insurance and, if not, “Why not?” I explain that YOUR insurance carrier decides who is covered and what is reimbursable, not me. I also give them the bad news that if they lived in a civilized society or a state such as Oregon or