Bone Broth Benefits

The first time I heard about bone broth was when I was watching a video that Dr. Axe posted about dietary recommendations for people who suffer from ADD. He recommended taking bone broth protein powder with a breakfast smoothie every morning. Then I started digging into what other benefits bone broth had and how it … Continue reading Bone Broth Benefits

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

It’s Just an Avocado, What’s the Big Deal?

Oh the famous Avocado fad! I'm going to be honest with you, I'm usually the kind of person who will purposely shy away from jumping on a band wagon because everyone else is doing it. For instance "never have I ever" watched Twilight, played Candy Crush, or drank a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Weird, I … Continue reading It’s Just an Avocado, What’s the Big Deal?

Diabetes Diet Recommendations: Foods to Eat & Shopping Tips

This is a follow up post to the last one where we talked about foods to avoid to lower your blood sugars and A1c number. When it comes to lowering your A1c number, it can be very difficult for many people. Don't get discouraged though, I got you covered! If you haven't downloaded the items … Continue reading Diabetes Diet Recommendations: Foods to Eat & Shopping Tips

Diabetes Dietary Recommendations: Foods to Avoid

If you are reading this, consider yourself one of the lucky ones! You have the chance to improve your eating habits and in turn your body will thank you for it, trust me 🙂 I know changing the way you've always eaten can be an emotional roller coaster to say the least. If you're not … Continue reading Diabetes Dietary Recommendations: Foods to Avoid

What Do Food Allergies Have To Do With My Health?

Great question from one of our HFA community members, Melissa! There are many people that have sensitivities to certain foods and aren’t aware that this is in fact the source of their ailment. A variety of symptoms can indicate an intolerance to food or a food sensitivity. Symptoms that would indicate you may need to … Continue reading What Do Food Allergies Have To Do With My Health?

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…

Ketogenic Diet Basics 101

This seems to be a hot topic especially within the doctor's office. We get questions all the time about what diet that people should be on or what works best for weight loss. If you haven't yet seen the documentary on Netflix called "The Magic Pill" then I would definitely recommend that you watch it. … Continue reading Ketogenic Diet Basics 101