Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Are you one of the 1.5 million people that have been diagnosed with diabetes this year? Or maybe a loved one recently was diagnosed. Are you feeling a sense of overwhelm and concern on what to do next? If so, I've got you covered! Metformin More than likely your physician will prescribe a medication, this … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Holistic Medicine

So what does holistic medicine mean? Holistic is defined as "Being characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease." For me, and many of you, this is pretty AMAZING! In my opinion, it should be standard. Unfortunately, that's not how … Continue reading Holistic Medicine

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) refers to the heart being unable to perform as effectively as it should. During this time there is fluid that builds up around the heart which effects how the heart muscles pump blood throughout your body. When blood cannot be fully circulated to other organs, CHF causes fluid to be retained … Continue reading Congestive Heart Failure

Prescription Costs are Crippling Families and I’ve Created a Solution

There's nothing that infuriates me more than families not being able to afford their life saving medications. I've worked with thousands of families and seen just about everything. There are plenty of people who don't take their medications as prescribed because they are trying to make the medicine last a little longer to stretch their … Continue reading Prescription Costs are Crippling Families and I’ve Created a Solution

Diabetes & Weight Loss

Some of you may see that title and think, UGH.. yeah impossible! There are several facets of weight loss related to Diabetes that we'll talk more about today. Some people have unexplained weight loss with diabetes and others have experienced stubborn pounds clinging on for dear life not wanting to budge as hard as you … Continue reading Diabetes & Weight Loss

There has to be a better way…

After the ten years I've spent in corporate healthcare, within the modern medicine space, it left me thinking... "There has to be a better way!"  I've seen thousands of patients come in and out of the doctors office with an array of ailments, the never ending prescriptions, and follow up appointments that keep spinning around … Continue reading There has to be a better way…

All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Coumadin is probably the oldest blood thinner medication that is prescribed to date. Blood thinners or anticoagulants are given to patients that have had blood clots like a pulmonary embolism (PE, blood clot in the lung) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clot in the lung). Others take Coumadin for a history of stroke, heart … Continue reading All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

The HFA Community has Spoken…

So... The members of our community here at Healthy Family Advocate have decided it's best to shake some things up.. Hope you're holding on to your britches 😉 There's a large number of you that currently have chronic illnesses and are looking for tips and tricks to be the best version of yourself. Whether that … Continue reading The HFA Community has Spoken…

What’s the Difference Between the ER and Urgent Care?

I should just start by saying if you think you need to go to the ER, please go- do not read articles on the internet to determine whether or not you should go to the emergency room. This is just for informational purposes. In a perfect world, you would not need to go to the … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between the ER and Urgent Care?