I still remember the early mornings when I woke up to the dreaded alarm in gray, rainy Seattle.I opened and served breakfast at a higher-end café there. I was 20 years old and taking a year off of college to make some money. While serving the restaurant’s $1.99 breakfast special, I met all kinds of

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For practitioners working with clients and patients who struggle with exhaustion, feeling burnt out, and a long list of other symptoms, it can be a real challenge to feel like you are helping at all!The Big ChallengeThe big challenge is to guide them from POINT A—feeling totally run-down and having a deeply dysregulated body—to POINT

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Got patients complaining of fatigue after a viral illness? Exhaustion is rarely caused by just one thing. And it is possible that part of why your patient is so exhausted is their mitochondria got hijacked by the virus.Serious Health CrisisI’ve been working with Chronic Fatigue patients ME (MYALGIC ENCEPHALITIS) and other invisible illnesses. This has been

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I was entering first grade and it became legal, yes legal for girls and women to  wear pants to school! My mom was so happy and we celebrated! I remember her excitement to this day. She invested heavily in sewing matching polyester wash-and-wear pantsuits (ooh so sexy) for her new teacher outfits- and I got to wear flowered jeans my

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Diagnosing and treating long haulers can be a source of aggravation not just for the patient, but for the doctor and practitioner as well. It can feel like a mysterious and disabling medical problem with just too few proven ways to diagnose let alone treat it.Chronic Fatigue/ME (MYALGIC ENCEPHALITIS), and other invisible illnessesI’ve been working with

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How is your energy? The stronger and healthier your heart is, the more vitality you’ll experience. How can you increase your heart’s strength so you have more energy?Your MitochondriaWhether you are really ill or in training for a triathlon, the answer is the same: if you want to up-regulate your heart’s energy, look to your mitochondria. Mitochondria

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Got high blood pressure? You are not alone. It is very common and potentially harmful, but treatable. Blood pressure is meant to be variable: it should be able to increase when you need to get blood quickly to your brain and muscles, and it should decrease when you are at rest. Medications and supplements may be

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I was lying on the floor in the back of the theater. My friend was about to read her poem to the expectant audience. All I could think about was how my heart was erratically pounding in my chest. It had lasted for hours. I was scared, wondering, “Am I going to die?”Get them assessedIf

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So here you go. This month, and just this month, peer into your email inbox every week  to unveil a tip about how to maintain your health and treat your heart. We don’t hold big marches or wear ribbons for it. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. The symptoms of a heart attack in women are different

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