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About Me

I am a graduate student getting my MA in Integrative Health. With a passion for eating whole foods (foods as close to their natural state as possible), dancing, and daily meditation, I am continually learning what keeps me healthy, happy, and accepting of others. I'm learning as I go. We make our own path by walking it.... (more)

How I Stay Healthy

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates

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My Experience with Health Challenges

I continue to learn about different health challenges and treatments through research in the field.

Depression Graduate Student • 160 expertise • 624 contributions
Research acquired as an Integrative Health graduate student.

Acupuncture Student • 20 expertise • 92 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Back Pain Graduate Student • 20 expertise • 44 contributions
Through research as an Integrative Health graduate student.

Meditation Graduate Student • 20 expertise • 17 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Low Back Pain and Sciatica Graduate Student • 10 expertise • 216 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Yoga Student • 10 expertise • 64 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Massage Therapy Student • 10 expertise • 30 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Graduate Student • 10 expertise • 20 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Psychotherapy Graduate Student • 10 expertise • 19 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

St. John's Wort Graduate Student • 10 expertise • 18 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Bone Marrow Biopsy 10 expertise • 1 contribution

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Graduate Student • 244 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Cervical Cancer Graduate Student • 205 contributions
Through research as a Graduate Student

Panic Disorder Graduate Student • 195 contributions
Research as a graduate student in Integrative Health

Osteoarthritis Graduate Student • 176 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health

Diabetes Type 2 Graduate Student • 96 contributions
As a graduate student.

Lyme Disease Graduate Student • 91 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health

Insomnia Graduate Student • 89 contributions
As a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Breast Cancer Graduate Student • 87 contributions
I have learned about breast cancer through research and though family experience.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Graduate Student • 84 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Sinusitis Graduate Student • 65 contributions
Research as a Graduate Student in Integrative Health

Bipolar Disorder Graduate Student • 63 contributions
I have attained knowledge of Bipolar Disorder through research as a graduate student.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Graduate Student • 63 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health, as well as through experience working at a desk job.... (more)

Ulcerative Colitis Integrative Health Graduate Student • 52 contributions
My brother has Ulcerative Proctitis, a form of Ulcerative Colitis that affects the end of the colon. As a graduate student studying health, I have catered my studies to include an emphasis on ulcerative colitis in hopes of finding information that could help him and his symptoms. Ultimately, we did an elimination diet and found that both dairy and gluten (along with caffeine and alcohol) exacerbate his symptoms. He now avoids these substances and feels a lot better!... (more)

Gout Graduate Student • 49 contributions
Through research as a graduate student getting an MA in Integrative Health.

Melanoma Graduate Student • 41 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Infertility Graduate Student • 36 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Aromatherapy (Therapy) Student • 34 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Autism Graduate Student • 34 contributions
Research as a Graduate Student

Glucosamine • 33 contributions

Asthma Student • 32 contributions
As a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Valerian Graduate Student • 30 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Migraine Headache Graduate Student • 29 contributions
Through research as an Integrative Health graduate student.

Fibromyalgia Graduate Student • 28 contributions
Graduate Student in Integrative Health

Relaxation Therapies • 28 contributions

Vitamin C • 28 contributions

Exercise Student • 27 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Tricyclics Graduate Student • 27 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Antidepressants Graduate Student • 26 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Sleep Apnea Graduate Student • 26 contributions
Research as a Graduate Student

SSRIs Graduate Student • 25 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Folate Graduate Student • 24 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Heartburn/GERD Graduate Student • 24 contributions
Graduate Student in Integrative Health.

Kava Graduate Student • 24 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Music Therapy Graduate Student • 24 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Melatonin Graduate Student • 20 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Motherwort Graduate Student • 20 contributions
Through research as a graduate student.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Graduate Student • 20 contributions
Graduate Student in Integrative Health

5-Hydroxytryptophan Graduate Student • 19 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Erectile Dysfunction Graduate Student • 19 contributions
I have come to learn about Erectile Dysfunction through study as an Integrative Health MA student.

Hypnotherapy Graduate Student • 19 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

MAOIs Graduate Student • 19 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine • 19 contributions

ADHD Graduate Student • 18 contributions
Research acquired as an Integrative Health graduate student.

SAM-E Graduate Student • 18 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Selenium Graduate Student • 17 contributions
Through research as a Graduate Student in Integrative Health

Andrographis • 16 contributions

Chondroitin Graduate Student • 16 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Coccinia Indica (ivy gourd) Graduate Student • 16 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Pancreatic Cancer Graduate Student • 16 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Support Graduate Student • 16 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

White Willow • 16 contributions

Essential Fatty Acids • 15 contributions

Indole-3-Carbinol • 15 contributions

Stress Management Graduate Student • 15 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Acetaminophen Graduate Student • 14 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Benzodiazepines • 14 contributions

Nutritional Support (General) • 14 contributions

Tai Chi Student • 14 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Graduate Student • 13 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Atypical Antidepressants • 13 contributions

Cayenne • 13 contributions

Chamomile Graduate Student • 13 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Japanese Knotweed • 13 contributions

Over-the-counter Medications Graduate Student • 13 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Physical Therapy Student • 13 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Positive Attitude and Thinking Graduate Student • 13 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Vitamin B6 Graduate Student • 13 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in integrative health.

Antibiotics • 12 contributions

Biofeedback • 12 contributions

Electroconvulsive Therapy Graduate Student • 12 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Ginkgo Biloba Graduate Student • 12 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Imagery and Visualization Graduate Student • 12 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Injections • 12 contributions

Magnesium • 12 contributions

Magnet Therapy Graduate Student • 12 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Skullcap • 12 contributions

Arginine • 11 contributions

Bach Flower Remedies Graduate Student • 11 contributions
Through research as a graduate student.

Chemotherapy Graduate Student • 11 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Chondroitin Sulfate • 11 contributions

Gamma Oryzanol • 11 contributions

Guided Imagery Graduate Student • 11 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Hawthorn • 11 contributions

Macrobiotic Diet Graduate Student • 11 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

NSAIDs • 11 contributions

Osteopathic Manipulation • 11 contributions

Passionflower • 11 contributions

Beano Graduate Student • 10 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in integrative health.

Black Cohosh • 10 contributions

Cat's Claw • 10 contributions

Comfrey • 10 contributions

Lemon Balm • 10 contributions

Linden Graduate Student • 10 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in integrative health.

Lysine • 10 contributions

Resting • 10 contributions

GABA • 9 contributions

Gotu Kola • 9 contributions

Hops • 9 contributions

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Graduate Student • 9 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Psychodynamic Therapy Graduate Student • 9 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Radiation Therapy—External Graduate Student • 9 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Sleeping Pills Graduate Student • 9 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Suma • 9 contributions

Allergic Rhinitis Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Through research as a graduate student.

Beta-Carotene • 8 contributions

Biological Therapy • 8 contributions

Blessed Thistle • 8 contributions

Bromelain Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Through research as a Graduate Student

Coltsfoot Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Devil's Claw • 8 contributions

Drugs Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Elimination Diet • 8 contributions

Ergonomics • 8 contributions

Ginseng Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Hysterectomy—Open Surgery Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Research as a Graduate Student in Integrative Health

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs) • 8 contributions

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Research as a grad student in Integrative Health

Veganism Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Studying diet as a graduate student in Integrative Health

Vitamin D Graduate Student • 8 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Alexander Technique • 7 contributions

Alzheimer's Disease Graduate Student • 7 contributions
Through my research as a graduate student in Integrative Health I have begun to learn about Lyme Disease - a fascinating and bewildering disease about which we yet know very little.... (more)

Avocado and Soybean Extract • 7 contributions

Carnitine • 7 contributions

Cetylated Fatty Acids • 7 contributions

Electromagnetic Field Therapy • 7 contributions

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) • 7 contributions

Feingold Diet • 7 contributions

Galphimia Glauca Graduate Student • 7 contributions
Through research as a graduate student with an interest in herbal remedies.

Green-Lipped Mussel • 7 contributions

Krill Oil • 7 contributions

Miscellaneous Antidepressants Graduate Student • 7 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide • 7 contributions

Proteolytic Enzymes • 7 contributions

Analgesics • 6 contributions

Astragalus • 6 contributions

Carpal Tunnel Release • 6 contributions

Cryosurgery • 6 contributions

Diskectomy • 6 contributions

Herceptin • 6 contributions

Pelargonium sidoides Graduate Student • 6 contributions
Through research as a graduate student.

Reducing Chemical Sensitivities • 6 contributions

Sage • 6 contributions

Surgery Graduate Student • 6 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Vitamin B12 • 6 contributions

Acne Graduate Student • 5 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Applications of Heat and Cold • 5 contributions

Arnica • 5 contributions

Astaxanthin Graduate Student • 5 contributions
Through research as a graduate student.

Balneotherapy • 5 contributions

Butterbur Root (Petasites Hybridus) Graduate Student • 5 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Chiropractic • 5 contributions

Chocolate • 5 contributions

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina Graduate Student • 5 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Functional Medicine • 5 contributions

Gabapentin Graduate Student • 5 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Lecithin • 5 contributions

Losing Weight • 5 contributions

Methylsulfonylmethane • 5 contributions

Omeprazole • 5 contributions

Penile Prostheses (Implants) • 5 contributions

Prolotherapy • 5 contributions

Smilax • 5 contributions

Antacids Graduate Student • 4 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Antioxidants • 4 contributions

Antipsychotics • 4 contributions

Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances) Graduate Student • 4 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative health.

Azaspirones • 4 contributions

Buteyko Student • 4 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Cauterization • 4 contributions

Choline • 4 contributions

Cognitive Therapy • 4 contributions

Cortisone Injection • 4 contributions

Echinacea • 4 contributions

Elk Velvet Antler • 4 contributions

Ginger and Asian spice galanga • 4 contributions

Glucocorticoids • 4 contributions

Lactose Elimination • 4 contributions

Licorice • 4 contributions

Lipid Disorders Graduate Student • 4 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Metformin • 4 contributions

None • 4 contributions

Nutrition Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, and Non-Nutrient Supplements • 4 contributions

Traditional Chinese Medicine • 4 contributions

Turmeric • 4 contributions

Viagra • 4 contributions

Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza) Graduate Student • 4 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Alprostadil • 3 contributions

Antiseizure Medicines • 3 contributions

Behavioral Therapy • 3 contributions

Boswellia • 3 contributions

Calcium Carbonate Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Celiac Disease Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Chinese Skullcap Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1) Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a Graduate Student in Integrative Health.

Cyclooxygenase-2 or COX-2 Inhibitors • 3 contributions

Diabetes Combination Medications Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Disk Replacement • 3 contributions

Eleutherococcus senticosus • 3 contributions

Eucalyptus Oil • 3 contributions

Feverfew Leaf Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Gerson Diet Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Ginger • 3 contributions

Heart Attack Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Heat and Cold Therapy Student • 3 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Herbal Combinations • 3 contributions

Hypertension Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative studies.

Hypothyroidism Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Hysterectomy—Laparoscopic Surgery • 3 contributions

Inositol • 3 contributions

L-Carnosine • 3 contributions

Laminectomy (Spinal Decompression) • 3 contributions

Lumpectomy • 3 contributions

Milk Thistle Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Modafinil • 3 contributions

Muscle Relaxants • 3 contributions

Neti Pot • 3 contributions

Nucleoplasty • 3 contributions

Opioids Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Psoriasis Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Simple Carbohydrate Diet • 3 contributions

Spinal Fusion • 3 contributions

Steam Treatment • 3 contributions

Viral Hepatitis Graduate Student • 3 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Vitamin B6 and Magnesium • 3 contributions

Acidophilus and Other Probiotics • 2 contributions

Allopurinol • 2 contributions

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) • 2 contributions

Alpha-2-Adrenergic Agonists Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Apple Cider Vinegar • 2 contributions

Back Surgery Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Beta-lactam • 2 contributions

Biquanide • 2 contributions

CAAT Diet Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Integrative Health graduate student

Chiropractic Care • 2 contributions

Cinnamon • 2 contributions

Coaptite Injection Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Through research as a graduate student.

Colchicine • 2 contributions

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Through research as a graduate student in Integrative Health.

Corticosteroids • 2 contributions

Famotidine Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Fenugreek Seeds • 2 contributions

Fluids • 2 contributions

Fluoroquinolone • 2 contributions

Following a Schedule • 2 contributions

Gan Mai Du Zao Tang Graduate Student • 2 contributions
I have listened to many TCM and ND practitioners speak about different herbal formulas. I hope they will come and augment these articles to make them better!... (more)

Gymnema Sylvestre • 2 contributions

H2 Blockers Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Insulin • 2 contributions

Integrative Medicine Integrative Health Graduate Student • 2 contributions
Though being a graduate student.

Laser Surgery • 2 contributions

Lithium • 2 contributions

Low Sulfur Diet • 2 contributions

Lyme Vaccine • 2 contributions

Macrolides and Azalides • 2 contributions

Mastectomy • 2 contributions

Nasal Corticosteroids • 2 contributions

Nasal Sprays • 2 contributions

Nicotine • 2 contributions

Oral Decongestants • 2 contributions

Other Treatments • 2 contributions

Pegloticase • 2 contributions

Posture • 2 contributions

Probenecid • 2 contributions

Radiofrequency Ablation • 2 contributions

Robitic surgery • 2 contributions

Secretagogues • 2 contributions

Sleeping on One Side • 2 contributions

Soy • 2 contributions

Surgical Interventions • 2 contributions

Tetracyclines • 2 contributions

Tian Wan Bu Xin Dan Graduate Student • 2 contributions
I have enjoyed hearing lectures from myriad experts in the field of Naturopthic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I hope experts will come and augment these articles!... (more)

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole • 2 contributions

TZD • 2 contributions

Uloric • 2 contributions

Vacuum Devices • 2 contributions

Zolpidem • 2 contributions

Acupressure Student • 1 contribution
Integrative Health graduate student

Adhatoda Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Integrative Health graduate student

Anticonvulsants Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Aortic Aneurysm Repair/Removal • 1 contribution

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) • 1 contribution

Artificial Insemination (AI) Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Avoiding Sensitivities • 1 contribution

Behavioral Treatment • 1 contribution

Black Haw • 1 contribution

Bone Graft • 1 contribution

Bromocriptine Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Chai Hu Jia Long Go Mu Li Tang Graduate Student • 1 contribution
I have listened to many lectures given by ND and TCM practitioners and hope they will come and augment these articles!... (more)

Chaparral • 1 contribution

Clomiphene Citrate Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) Devices • 1 contribution

Controller Medicines Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Conventional Open Sinus Surgery • 1 contribution

Dental and Orthodontic Devices • 1 contribution

Esomeprazole Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Evening Primrose Oil Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Integrative Health graduate student

Fluoxetine (Prozac) • 1 contribution

Follitropin Alpha (FSH) Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) • 1 contribution

Green Tea Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Integrative Health graduate student

Homeopathy • 1 contribution

Hormonal Birth Control • 1 contribution

Human menopausal Gonadotropin (HMG) Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Ibuprofen • 1 contribution

Laser-assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) • 1 contribution

Methotrexate Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Nasal Decongestant Sprays • 1 contribution

Nasal Surgery • 1 contribution

Natural Thyroid Replacement • 1 contribution

Paleo Diet • 1 contribution

Pillar Palatal Implants • 1 contribution

Reishi Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Through research as a graduate student in integrative health.

Salacia oblonga • 1 contribution

School Programs • 1 contribution

Slippery Elm Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Research as an Integrative Health graduate student.

Splints • 1 contribution

Tiao Qi Zhi Yu Tan Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Integrative Health graduate student

Tracheostomy • 1 contribution

Tramadol Graduate Student • 1 contribution
Graduate student in Integrative Health.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) • 1 contribution

Walking Student • 1 contribution
Integrative Health graduate student

Warm-Up Exercises • 1 contribution

Chromium • 0 contributions

Flaxseed • 0 contributions

Low-Carbohydrate Diet • 0 contributions

Pinitol • 0 contributions

Saw Palmetto • 0 contributions

South Beach Diet • 0 contributions

Wellness Coaching • 0 contributions

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