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Posts by Dr. Kris Sargent

Top 7 Supplements to Supercharge Your Immune System

Yes!  It’s that time of year.  Runny noses, cough, fever, fatigue, congestion and all that mucous! YUCK! Going to the traditional doctor may leave you empty handed.  Physicians are not so quick to prescribe an antibiotic for every runny nose these days.  For good reason.  Many of the infections we get this time of year…

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5-Minute Holiday Anxiety Manager

The 5-Minute Holiday Anxiety Manager Love, joy, gratitude. Parties, family, friends.  These six words can strike happiness and terror during this season, right? SO much to do, added tasks of entertaining, invitations, cards and last minute gift buying for the relative you haven’t seen for years, can be completely overwhelming. If that isn’t enough, in…

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Happy Healthy Holiday

5 Tips to a Happy Healthy Holiday The holiday season is here whether we like it or not. This can bring up all kinds of guilt, weight gain, crazy-busy and at the end of the season, we realize we didn’t even enjoy any of it. Let’s ramp up for the end of the year, and…

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The Number One Habit That Causes Insomnia

The Number One Habit That Causes Insomnia Sleep is definitely trending as a cure-all for many issues. Heart disease, diabetes, strokes, high blood pressure and many other chronic disorders are linked to lack of sleep. Your body has a central clock and a separate clock in each type of cells! Crazy, right? The are three…

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Hormone Balancing Part 2

Top 10 Hormone Balancing Tips: PMS, Menopause and Infertility Balance your blood sugar. This alone can re-regulate your cycle, decrease your PMS and Menopausal symptoms alone. Here are my suggestions: Lean Protein, Healthy fats, Vegetables and no more than about 2 cups of fruit. Eat 4-6 times per day. Skipping meals increases cortisol, which breaks down…

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AutoImmune Issues

Leaky Gut: The Root of Allergies, Sensitivities and Autoimmune Disorders Having a healthy gut is the first step to reclaiming your health. Think about it, the food and drink that pass your lips, go down your esophagus, into your stomach and through your intestines,  literally become your cells that make up the systems of your…

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Digestive Issues 101

Digestive Issues 101 Digestive issues can absolutely disrupt your life! Do you worry about where the nearest bathroom is located? Are you unable to tell anyone because you’re embarrassed?   It can be exhausting! On top of all of that your doctors don’t seem to be much help. I get it.  So, this blog will…

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Balancing Hormones without Hormone Replacement Therapy

Balancing Hormones I used to call it Hormone Hell!  My hormone problem was what brought me to Functional Medicine 30 years ago when I was in chiropractic school. I literally had 2 different personalities a month. Dr Jeckyl and Mrs Hyde.  Premenstrual Syndrome wasn’t just premenstrual it was Whole-Month menstrual syndrome. Can you relate? I…

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What is Functional Medicine?

Get Your Life Back with Functional Medicine Ever been at a party, someone tells you what they do, it’s something complicated and you stand there with a blank look on your face thinking: HUH?? I get that look all the time when I tell people I practice Functional Medicine.  So, to clarify what I do…

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What Labs Are Needed to Diagnose Thyroid Problems?

How Does My Thyroid Work? Part 2 What Labs Are Needed to Diagnose Thyroid Problems? Fatigued? Can’t drag yourself out of bed in the morning? Have to take naps to get through your day? Dry skin, hair, nether regions? Constipated? Periods messed up? Mood swings? You have had some labs done, but your doctor tells…

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