The Lowdown on PCOS

PCOS can be a bit confusing. The name, polycystic ovarian syndrome indicates that this condition centers around having cysts on your ovaries but this is a misnomer.  PCOS is actually a bit of a subjective diagnosis based on a collection of symptoms.  Excess hair on face and body (hirsutism) Loss of head hair Acne-especially on … Read more

Taking A Look Under The Hood

Taking a Look Under The Hood With a comprehensive stool test Seeing how 70% of our immune system resides in our digestive tract, proper digestion is essential for optimal health. Some health issues that begin with a gut imbalance include maldigestion, chronic dysbiosis, fungal overgrowth, IBS, UTI’s, food allergies, brain fog and nutrient deficiencies. But digestive … Read more

Eczema-Finding Hope

Understanding the causes of eczema is critical in discovering your path to healing. Eczema affects over 30 million Americans and has dramatically increased in the past 60 years. It affects 10-20% of US children and is characterized by itchy red areas which often blister and ooze. While eczema may not be life threatening, it can … Read more

Healing From Eczema-Changing Lives

Healing From Eczema If you have eczema, you already know how much it can affect your everyday life. And bottom line, you can only relieve and heal your eczema once you identify and address your personal triggers. (to understand more about what causes eczema, click here). We need to find out which ones are yours … Read more

Vaccination Prep for Children-what to know

by: Romilly Hodges, MS, CNS published on Dr. Kara Fitzgerald’s Website Additions by Cindy Dupuie (denoted by italics) Formulating a vaccination plan The decision about how and when to vaccinate should ideally be made with a trusted qualified provider who can assess the individual needs of each child. The first step is to determine a … Read more

A New Addition To The ALB Family!

I am truly beyond excited to introduce our new Preconception and Prenatal programs Mamas, Papas and Babies! This is something I’ve been working on for over two years and is an outgrowth of all I know and see around me. It comes from a place of wanting to cultivate an environment for baby to thrive in … Read more

Thyroid-A Key to Fertility

Hormones: Keys to Fertility and Conception Knowing your hormone status prior to trying to conceive, takes a lot of the guess work out of what’s going to happen  along your new journey. When trying to get pregnant, it’s helpful to know when you’re fertile and the quality of your egg which can both determined by … Read more

Preconception Planning: Why it Matters!

When you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, it’s of course important to prepare your body to help with conception, to create a clean and nurturing environment for baby to grow.  But it’s equally as important to get your body into tip-top shape prior to pregnancy in order to meet the challenges of being a new mom–physically, … Read more

Conscious Parenting

By: June Truedson, M.Ed. By: June Treudson The more parents I meet, the more convinced I am that they’re confused about how to parent. They want to do what is best for their children, yet many are using ineffective parenting methods that are creating power struggles rather than cooperation. They haven’t been given the information … Read more

Things That Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat! And it’s not Food!

  So you’re devoted to your sunrise salutations, eating organic, getting enough sleep, and getting in your twice weekly meditation/yoga practice. Or at least you’re incorporating  enough of these practices to rightly expect results and yet are still experiencing weight gain, unexplained infertility, chronic fatigue, anxiety/moodiness, poor memory and hot flashes. So what gives? Maybe … Read more

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