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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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