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

Armpit Detox

  If you’ve tried going with a more natural/non toxic deodorant and haven’t liked the worse than normal musky odor coming from your pits, don’t despair! There’s a simple solution. If you have been wearing antiperspirant for a while you might be in need of a pit detox before you can switch to a more … Read more

Ice Cream and Flu Shots! Tis The Season

It’s Flu SHOT Season Everywhere you turn, someone is offering you a flu shot. Rite Aid entices you with free ice cream in exchange for a flu shot. I’ve gotten at least three emails from Kaiser reminding me to get my flu shot. Go to the doctor for any reason and you’ll be offered the … Read more

Who Knew This Could Be Caused By Birth Control Pills

As a Functional Medicine nutritionist, I think like a detective to help my clients understand the “why” behind their “what” (the diagnosis). Sometimes, the “why” can be revealed in a simple conversation; more often, further investigation is needed  including various types of functional testing and lab work. The following is an example of one hunt … Read more

Is It New Mommy Exhaustion or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum Depression (PPD) It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression and most suffer in silence. I’m hoping this post will open the doors for more women to seek help and support if they’re are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and/or depressed after having a baby. What’s the difference between Postpartum Depression (PPD) and the … Read more

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