How to Handle the Effects of Daylight Saving Time
Photo credit: © Boggy |   Throughout the US each spring, there comes a Sunday in which we routinely are required to move our clocks ahead by one hour.  Daylight saving time is an annual event that was started in the US in 1918 as a way to conserve energy during World War 1, and reintroduced during World War 2. Daylight saving time did not become standardized during peacetime in the US until 1966
The Health Impacts of Parasite Infections
What is a parasite? A parasite is any organism that feeds off of another organism.  Unfortunately for humans there are parasites that choose us as hosts, take up residence and feed off of vital nutrients throughout the body. The idea of being infected by parasites is frightening to many, but infections are more common than people recognize. And although a majority of people are infected by at least one type of parasite, many live for
You May Be Deficient in Magnesium and Not Know It FDN
Magnesium deficiency is becoming an epidemic as less than 30% of adults consume the recommended daily allowance of this vital mineral. To complicate matters, as many as 80% of all people could be mildly to severely deficient in magnesium.  And since magnesium is required for more than 300 processes in the body, when deficiency occurs, you can be sure that you will begin experiencing health problems as a result. If you are deficient in magnesium,
Getting to the Root of Anxiety
Every day functional health coaches deal with clients who struggle with anxiety and who are looking for answers and solutions. Anyone who has struggled with anxiety can tell you that it is a terrifying experience. Imagine experiencing your worst nightmare come true on a regular basis. Those who suffer from anxiety live with fear continually. It is not only terrifying but it is exhausting for those who endure it. Unfortunately, the many who do suffer
The Dangers of B12 Deficiency
As a functional health coach, one of the things that often factors into the health issues that clients face are nutrient deficiencies. As the consumption of packaged and processed foods has increased, and unprocessed, whole foods decreased, nutrient deficiencies have become more widespread due to the lack of proper nutrients that are typically found in these foods. To further complicate matters, many of these same people have digestive systems that are not functioning optimally, which
Chasing Symptoms with Supplements FDN
Many people are starting to work with functional health coaches because they want to reclaim their health.  Too often they have been to countless doctors seeking answers as to why they are feeling so poorly, but not getting solutions to the causal factors. Other people may be attempting to heal themselves with a host of different supplements.  And when they finally meet with a functional health coach, often the subject of supplements comes up.  It