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Author: Angela Trotter, M.S., CNS, AFMCP, Clinical Functional Nutritionist Did you know that women are more likely than men to have thyroid disease? In fact, According to the American Thyroid Association, one in eight women will develop thyroid problems during her lifetime! In women, thyroid disease can cause problems with the menstrual cycle, problems during […]

Author: Angela Trotter, M.S., CNS, AFMCP, Clinical Functional Nutritionist Winter has arrived, and with winter comes…DRY AIR!  With less humidity in the air, this can leave our skin feeling dry, flakey, and irritated.   So as we are entering the winter months, what are some ways we can support our internal, and external environment to […]

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see”  -Mary Davis We’ve known for years –  intuitively, anecdotally, and now scientifically – that Gratitude is powerful; decreasing anxiety, depression, stress, and contributing to a general sense of well-being and happiness. This practice cuts across many cultural and faith traditions worldwide. If gratitude is so […]

Author: Angela Trotter, M.S., CNS, AFMCP, Clinical Functional Nutritionist We have all met someone, or know someone close to us who has had a battle with breast cancer.  1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, and we are still seeing the rates of breast cancer climbing for women […]

September is National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month!  While we love to raise awareness, we recognize how addictions can be riddled with stigmas and judgments. For women in particular–with any type of addiction– we can often judge ourselves harshly. At times, this internalized stigma may present a barrier to recognizing if we may be […]

Author: Angela Trotter, M.S., CNS, AFMCP, Clinical Functional Nutritionist In our work with women, the feelings, emotions, and beliefs surrounding weight gain, weight loss, etc. can be complicated. Especially when It comes to the topic of calories, we as women are imbued with misinformation and problematic messaging regarding how calories work within our bodies and […]

As women, the quality of our relationships is frequently tied to our happiness levels, identity, self-esteem, and self-worth. Since the beginning of time, women have meaningfully established and maintained connections with others in friendships, families, romantic relationships, and the community. When we experience distress in our relationships, we can experience sadness, feelings of loneliness, disconnection, […]

Statistically speaking, It is highly likely that you reading this, or someone close to you has experienced some type of trauma in their lives (e.g. physical, interpersonal, intergenerational, relational, racial). Research indicates the staggering reality that 5 out of 10 women experience some type of traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma is the emotional response […]

“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community” –Bell Hooks […]

“Gracious acceptance is an art–an art which most never bother to cultivate”-Alexander Smith It seems like months in advance, sweets and treats fill the store aisles as many prepare for a day of sharing love and affection with those they care so deeply about. All around us, there are symbols and celebrations of giving love […]