cortisol manager

September 2020 Supplement Spotlight

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Supplement Spotlight: Cortisol Manager Of all the supplements that Integrative Therapeutics makes, Cortisol Manager is historically their top seller, which says a LOT about the state of our adrenal glands in the US!  A blend of ashwagandha, magnesium, L-theanine (a calming amino acid), phosphatidylserine (a natural cortisol reducer), and magnolia, it is designed to support healthy cortisol levels. It is typically taken at night and can be helpful for people who struggle with sleep due to presumed or documented elevated pm cortisol. As with any supplement, consult with your practitioner before starting to be sure there aren’t medication or supplement interactions …

August 2020 Supplement Spotlight

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Supplement Spotlight: Vitamin D If you are someone who needs to supplement with some Vitamin D, finding a good quality product has been a challenge in the past few months. Vitamin D supplements have been right up there with toilet paper and paper towels on the list of sold-out items in stores and online.  Fortunately, many of the supplement companies are now restocked and most make several doses and formulations of Vitamin D. Instead of highlighting one specific product, here’s a list of a few of my favorites. Liquid Preparations D3 Liquid (Metagenics) – each drop = 1000iu of D3 Vitamin …

December 2019 Special

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This Month’s Special: Immucore from Metagenics Every winter, patients ask me what they can take to help keep them healthy through cold and flu season.  One of my favorite immune-boosting secret weapons is medicinal mushrooms. Mushrooms have been used for centuries to enhance immune function, and there are plenty of clinical studies to back them up.  ImmuCore from Metagenics combines medicinal mushrooms (Reishi, Shiitake, Turkey Tail, Oyster, Cordyceps and Maitake) with vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc to provide broad spectrum immune support.  Take one daily through the winter. Also great for travel and times of stress when your immune …

metagenics hemp oil

October 2019 Special

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This Month’s Special: Hemp Oil from Metagenics If you are looking to try “CBD,” it’s super important to know that you are getting a high quality product that complies with FDA regulations, contains what it promises, and is clear of contaminants. Very few products on the market live up to these qualifications, and I encourage you to read my blog to learn more about the tricky legalities of buying and selling CBD. Hemp Oil from Metagenics is my go-to for CBD and other phytocannabinoids. It’s pure, non-GMO, and organic. Metagenics is totally transparent when it comes to ingredients, contaminants, and …

Countertime collection

August 2019 Special

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This Month’s Special: Beautycounter’s Countertime Collection As a Beautycounter Consultant, I’m always watching for the latest in clean beauty products made with safe, non-harmful ingredients. They’ve recently launched Countertime, a new collection to help skin get better with age! The collection uses Retinatural Complex – an innovative blend of bakuchiol and Swiss alpine rose – to visibly firm, plump, and brighten skin. It’s a plant-derived alternative to retinoic acid, which many avoid due to concerns about skin irritation and cancer risks. Countertime has been causing a lot of buzz, so if you’ve been thinking of checking out the regimen, why not treat …

countersun mineral mist spf30

May 2019 Specials

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This Month’s Special: Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 With summer coming (hopefully soon!) it’s time to start thinking about sun protection. I’ve recently become aware of the dangerous chemicals lurking in the sunblocks and sunscreens that I’ve been using for years.  Not only do most sunscreens contain chemicals that are bad for our bodies, but they also contain chemicals that are destroying the reefs in our oceans.  For this reason, I’m using this safer sunscreen from Beautycounter – it sprays on evenly and blends beautifully.  It utilizes non-nano zinc oxide which means that there is no risk of inhalation when …

metagenics d3

April 2019 Specials

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This Month’s Special: Liquid D3 by Metagenics This is my FAVORITE vitamin D.  It’s a liquid, which makes for easy dose adjustments, and the bottle literally lasts forever.  Each drop is 1000iu, so you can adjust your dose accordingly as your needs change.  It has a subtle minty flavor and can be put into water, your smoothie, or right on to your tongue.  The D3 is carried in medium chain triglyceride oil, which is important since vitamin D is fat soluble and needs some fat to be absorbed.  To order, go to Aswan.metagenics.com and use code SWAN for a discount on your …

axis endo

March 2019 Specials

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This Month’s Special: Axis Endo Axis Endo is a medical food (sort of like a therapeutic protein powder) which has been specifically formulated to aid in hormone balance, for both men and women.  It contains the vitamins and minerals needed for hormone balance, as well as phytonutrients that aid in healthy hormone metabolism. Axis Endo can be added to your daily smoothie or mixed into water or your favorite liquid. It is non-GMO and gluten free. It’s a great option for women with PMS or endometriosis, and is suitable for men and women on hormone replacement, or anyone looking to …