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🦃🍁🦃 Have you ever done a Friendsgiving? We do it a few weeks out from the real Thanksgiving and love getting to hang out with our neighbors and friends in a low key, no stress lead up to the big day. ⠀ 👉Making time for community, relaxing social gatherings and connecting with others is so important in our busy lives. It’s a positive contributor to our overall health! ⠀ The plan this year? A no turkey event! 🚫🦃Potluck as always, but bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert. No raw bird wrestling, basting, clock-watching or carving for the host. Just relaxing with friends eating Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts, which we all know, are the stars of the show anyway. 🤣⠀ ⠀ I will be making some of my favorite #glutenfree #dairyfree recipes to share:⠀ 🍁 Pomegranate, kale and avocado salad with zesty tahini dressing from @wholesomelicious - 🍁 Roasted sweet potato, wild rice and arugula salad with lemon dressing from @pinchofyum - 🍁 Apple cranberry sweet potato bake from @steph_gaudreau - 🍁 No bake pumpkin cheesecake form @paleomg Yum! Can’t wait 😋⠀ ⠀ Also had fun getting new images for website this week (hope to be launching soon!) Thanks to @rawphotos02 for your talent and @emilyphairstylist and @xbaobai for helping out with the glam! So much fun 😊⠀ ⠀ 💜 Live Aya Inspired and host your own #friendsgiving this year. Have fun! 💜⠀ ⠀ #liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #noturkey #thanksgiving2018 #givethanks #friendships #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #plantbaseddiet #glutenfreelife #fxmed #functionalmedicine #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #guthealth #pegandiet #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Came across this beautiful quote in a @chopracenter meditation yesterday and wanted to pass it forward. ⠀ ⠀ Discover your own unique voice, your own unique self and liberate yourself from the weight of the painful past and the fear and doubt of the future. Live in the present with gratitude for all that is your present. ⠀ ⠀ This is from Day 5 of Chopra Center’s 21-Day Meditation on “Energize your Life: Secrets for a Youthful Spirit” I love the 21-Day series they offer and this has given lots of thought and inspiration already. 💟 Live Aya Inspired 💟⠀ ⠀ #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #mindset #mindsetchanges #dailymeditation #liveinthepresent #practicegratitude #practiceawareness #mentalclarity #meditationheals #decreasestress #balancedlife #emotionalintelligence #itsallaboutthebreath #dailymantra #manifestthat #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #2xcancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #autoimmunedisease ⠀ ⠀
My very favorite gym accessory ever and #musthave for #BackDay workouts. 👍🏻⠀ ⠀ Love my #haulinhooks -They take pressure off of grip and forearms and allow me to do much heavier weight in back workouts. Your forearms will always fatigue before the big back muscles. 👉Also love them for dead lifts. ⠀ 💪💪⠀ ⠀ #formiseverything #howtoliftweights #ilovebackday #backgame #liftheavy #weighttraining #girlswholift #changeyourbody #weightroom #gymgirl #bodybuildinglifestyle #liftweights #fitlife #feedyourmuscles #bodybuildingdotcom #stronggirl #decreasestress #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired#physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #livingwithautoimmunediseases #eatwelllivewell ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
This is it for Gut Heath?! 😬😳⠀ ⠀ As a physician assistant (PA) who is now continuing my training in Functional Medicine, I have been reading a ton of evidence-based medicine regarding the gut microbiome, gut health and scientific-based research illuminating how a myriad of our chronic diseases can be linked to a root cause of poor gut health. ⠀ Yet....so many people are suffering from chronic illnesses and have no idea that you need to start in the gut first. They are treated with handfuls of prescriptions when INSTEAD they should be eating more leafy greens, plant-based diets, taking probiotics, decreasing stress, getting better sleep, cutting out inflammatory foods and avoiding all processed foods.⠀ ⠀ So I had to shake my head in the “Health” section of a local, very large, book store: here’s the Gastrointestinal section! The Back Pain section was even bigger! 🤦‍♀️ The General Health section did have some titles focused on Gut Health, but the vast majority of titles in the “Health” section are quick weight loss or diet books. Which in the long run, will never treat your root cause. No wonder so many are confused on how to obtain their best health.😒⠀ ⠀ Learn more about Functional Medicine at @instituteforfxmed and stay tuned to Aya Inspired as I continue to dive deep into functional medicine and optimal health.⠀ ⠀ 💟 Live Aya Inspired 💟⠀ ⠀ #startwiththegut #treatgutfirst #guthealing #gutsarecool #feedyourgut #ibs #candidagut #stressgut #immunegut #sibo #ibs #gutinflammation #chronicdisease #gutmicrobiome #optimalguthealth#ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbaseddiet #glutenfreelife #fxmed #healthcoach #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #eatmorevegetables #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases
⠀ Had a great Halloween visit with my 93 year old Grandma today. 🎃👻 I love talking with her. - Today she was telling me about what it was like when she and my Grandpa were first married and they lived out on our family's Ranch in eastern Colorado. She described eating meat grown on their own pastures, raising her own chickens for eggs, making her own butter and canning tomatoes from the garden. I couldn't believe it when she told me they lived off of $25 a month and only very rarely went to a small local grocery store! I just spent $250 at Sprouts Market yesterday 🤦‍♀️ They were very healthy and happy. - The way they ate then is pretty much exactly the way we should be eating now. Real food. Local. Organic. Vegetables. Pasture-raised meats. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⠀ ⠀ On the way home I happened to be listening to @drmarkhyman in his most recent #thedoctorsfarmacy podcast with Dr. Sean Lucan entitled “How Food Marketing is Making Us Sick and Fat” #mustlisten #healthpodcast ⠀ ⠀ - It is sad to think about how much has changed in how we feed ourselves and our families now in a world full of convenience, processed foods, fast-foods, fake foods, preservatives, additives and deceptive marketing.⠀ ⠀ - We are at a point now, more than ever, that we have the CHOICE to make healthy decisions about our food. The options are there. What are you going to choose to eat?⠀ ⠀ I'm going with Grandma, she's always right. 👍 ⠀ - PS. Another great healthy living tip? Find an hour every now and then to reach out to an older family member: parent, aunt/uncle/grandparent. Silence your phone and just listen. You won't regret it and a visit or phone call from you means so much to them.⠀ ⠀ - 💟 Live Aya Inspired 💟⠀ ⠀ #happyhalloween #ditchthecandy #plantagarden #eathealthytoday #makebetterchoices #timewithgrandma #ilovemygrandma #grandmaselfie #lifeintheolddays #eatliketheydid #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #growyourownfood #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #guthealth #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
My youngest daughter - she’s 10- likes to put notes in my bag when I am at work, especially if I’m working on the weekends.⠀ ⠀ Love - love -love 💜💜💜⠀ ⠀ #lovebeingamom #workingmom #lovemykid #momof3girls #girlmom #motherhood #notesfromkids #physicianassistant #workingweekend #emergencymedicine #fxmed #functionalmedicinePA #kidnotes #notesatwork
Heading into a full weekend of work in the emergency department. #physicianassistant 👩🏻‍⚕️ 🏥#emergencymedicine It is always hard to work nights or weekends away from my family. 😕⠀ ⠀ This hangs in our emergency lounge. A great reminder to just stop and look at your mindset in the midst of chaos, stress and high patient volume.⠀ ⠀ As I continue my studies in Functional Medicine leading to my certification as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider #IFMCP one of the first things you learn is a mnemonic GO TO IT. It is the steps in practicing functional medicine.⠀ ⠀ The “G” stands for Gather. And that is not just information from the patient. ⠀ 👉It is to gather YOURSELF as the provider first.‼️⠀ ⠀ Be aware of your own mindfulness, sense of empathy, self care practices and your own current state. ⠀ Pause, breathe, gather yourself before opening that door and initiating a therapeutic encounter with any patient. 🙏🏻✨⠀ ⠀ More of this needs to be taught in medical education. It helps so much.⠀ And makes me a much better medical provider for all of my patients and is also something you can apply to every day life as well. ⠀ ⠀ 💟 Live Aya Inspired 💟⠀ ⠀ #careforoneselffirst #healthyself #mindfulmedicine #medicalselfcare #gotresiliency #resiliencyinmedicine #practicingmindfulmedicine #doctorswhocare #physicianassistants #advancedpracticeprovider #fxmed #functionalmedicine #hospitalmedicine #GOTOIT @instituteforfxmed #changingthewaywedomedicine #foodasmedicine #integrativemedicine #holisiticmedicine #functionalmedicinePA #mettameditation #bepeaceful #behealed #behappy #empathyinmedicine #medicaltraining #compassioninmedicine #ayainspired
I love workouts that are fast, fun and focused. Building muscle, burning fat, working on agility and never boring. 💪💦🎉 ⠀ ⠀ I’m a super freak about keeping good form too, especially as you get more fatigued. ALWAYS drop weight before sacrificing form and getting hurt. Not worth it!⠀ ⠀ 👇Threw this combo together this morning. Give it a go and let me know whatcha think 👇🤔⠀ ⠀ 5 min jog warm up⠀ ⠀ 4 sets each grouping⠀ Reps for lifting exercise: 15, 12, 10, 8 - increasing weight each time⠀ Follow immediately with cardio interval⠀ Rest only long enough to catch your breath, then get on with it!⠀ No stopping to chit chat in the gym, just focused work! 👌🙌⠀ 1️⃣⠀ Hack Squat - wide stance⠀ Box jump ups - 15⠀ 2️⃣⠀ One leg step up on bench, hold barbell over shoulders (Complete reps on both sides before cardio)⠀ Alternating lateral bench jump overs-15⠀ 3️⃣⠀ Leg press- wide stance, toes slightly outward⠀ Body weight jump squats -15⠀ 4️⃣⠀ Stiff-leg deadlift - slight bend in knee, keep back flat! (1st picture) ⠀ Bosu ball burpees-15 (2nd picture - cussing myself on these 🤬😈Ignore the angry burpee face 🤣)⠀ ⠀ 💟 Live Aya Inspired💟⠀ ⠀ #ayainspiredfitness #legday #dontskiplegday #formiseverything #bosuburpees #nogymtalking#moveyourbody #gymgirl #bodybuildinglifestyle #liftweights #fitlife #feedyourmuscles #bodybuilding #girlswholift #stronggirl #positivemindset #stayfocused #decreasestress #balancedlife #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #livingwithautoimmunediseases #eatwelllivewell
So we did this amazing activity last weekend @the.rise.movement with @thedanettemay ⠀ ⠀ Imagine splitting up 1000+ women into 2 groups in a beautifully darkened room with inspiring music and slightly twinkly star lights on the ceiling. ⠀ ⠀ One group stands with eyes closed and hands facing palms up to “receive”. The 2nd group then silently wanders around the room, stopping at each woman she passes and whispers softly in her ear A Truth. “YOU ARE....” (**fill in with your most positive word! ) ⠀ ⠀ I whispered “You are RESILIENT” into each ear I passed. When I was receiving, these are some of the amazing things whispered softly in my ears....⠀ You are - powerful, beautiful, strong, joy, perfect, light, love, resilient and enough ❤️ It was a magical experience. ✨💫⠀ ⠀ If only our own inner self talk was always so positive whispering in our ears. What a gift we would be giving to ourselves. ⠀ ⠀ Think about some of the words you put into your own head and if it is negative, turn it on itself. Be your own truth.⠀ ⠀ 💜Live Aya Inspired💜⠀ ⠀ #youarepowerful #youarestrong #youareenough #youareperfect #youarebeautiful #soulsearch #findyourtruth #risetogether #shareyourjourney #youarenotalone #femalepower #womenrising #takebackyourpower #liveinthepresent #positivemindset #practiceawareness #mentalclarity #emotionalintelligence #ayainspired #empoweredlife #therise2018 #personalgrowthjourney #2xcancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #lifecoaching #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinePA ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Finally had to pull out the garden yesterday. ☹️ 👩‍🌾 Cold weather officially here. ❄️❄️ ⠀ ⠀ BUT having fun making a bunch of puréed fall soups. So healthy and so delicious. 👉🏻This is a “transformation” that is easy to do. No calorie counting or weigh ins 🤣just amazing delicious real vegetables in a soul-warming soup. Yum. ⠀ ⠀ This one had roasted carrots and butternut squash with veggie broth base and fresh sage. Topped with coconut milk and pumpkin seeds. My kids even loved it. 👍🏻🍁🍁 ⠀ #ilovefall #butternutsquashsoup #paleo #dairyfree #soupfeedsthesoul #foodasmedicine #fallgarden #transformation #cookyourownfood #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #plantagarden #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #functionalmedicine ⠀ ⠀
Get in on this...nourish your brain, protect your gut and ward off chronic illness, with FOOD. 🥦🥕🍅 No prescriptions required. 💊💊⠀ ⠀ This is a FREE, fantastic online interview summit on the healing power of food, functional nutrition and the future of medicine. New interviews are released each day on fascinating subjects in functional nutrition. ⠀ ⠀ Dr. Murray is on Day 3 already, but this continues until October 21 and I have really been enjoying listening to all of the experts talk on this important subject. Loved interviews with @drmarkhyman , @dralanchristianson , @drosborne , @dr.tomobryan , and @naveenjainceo - 👉Head over to Dr. Murray’s IG page @dr.michaelmurray and click on link in his bio to join in. - What will you learn today? - 💟Live Aya Inspired 💟 ⠀ #foodasmedicine #healingfoods #liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #plantagarden #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles
⁉️Did you know...? ⁉️⠀ ⠀ Have you heard the term Functional Medicine? Do you know what it is?⠀ And...How is Functional Medicine different from conventional medicine?⠀ ⠀ Functional Medicine determines HOW and WHY illness occurs and restores health by addressing the ROOT CAUSE of disease.🥕🥕😉⠀ ⠀ It incorporates WHOLE PERSON, mind-body medicine. It is not just about treating your symptoms.⠀ ⠀ As @drmarkhyman , a leader in functional medicine describes it... Often we will find that there is ONE condition with many causes. Also that ONE cause can create many conditions. Ponder that for a bit...🤔⠀ ⠀ This is a shift AWAY from the conventional approach of systems, disease and specialist for each body system to treat disease.⠀ ⠀ It is both integrative and holistic in that it incorporates both conventional and unconventional treatment modalities with lifestyle factors, but it is unique it that it is addressing ROOT CAUSE of symptoms.⠀ ⠀ So having said that...⠀ ⠀ Do you often just focus on your symptoms and how to treat them? Does your medical provider do this too?⠀ Have you ever considered what the ROOT CAUSE of your symptoms or multitude of symptoms may be? Here's a hint...they are often related and they CAN often be treated in ways other than multiple prescriptions. 💊💊⠀ 👉It often starts with diet, lifestyle changes and overall stress reduction. Things we all could benefit from...🥦🙏🏻🏃‍♀️⠀ ⠀ Want to learn more about Functional Medicine? Stay in touch with Aya Inspired as I continue to help bring "Functional Medicine to the Masses" 😊as I become an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider. Click on link in bio to stay up to date, website will be live soon. 💟 ⠀ It is time you knew about Functional Medicine! - 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕⠀ - @instituteforfxmed #ayainspired #liveayainspired #fxmed #afmcp2018 #IFMCP #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #foodasmedicine #rootcause #treattherootcause #changingmedicine #integrativemedicine #holisticmedicine #fitliving #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #purposefulliving #healthylife
Seriously just picked this hilarious carrot out of my garden 🤣🥕🥕⠀ ⠀ Looks like its glute game is pretty strong 🍑but is a bit asymmetric in those quad sweeps! Nonetheless, appears ready for fall marathon 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️!!!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #dontskiplegday #funwithfood #funnycarrot #hittingglutes #glutegains #quadsweep #bodybuilding #gymgirl #buildmuscle #readytorun #funwithvegetables #foodhumor #gymhumor #strongveggies #liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #plantagarden #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmuscles ⠀ ⠀
⠀ My non recipe-recipe for garden fresh pesto:⠀ ⠀ 1️⃣Wander out to garden with your empty Vitamix blender in hand.⠀ 2️⃣Randomly start grabbing herbs and shoving into said blender. This time it’s parsley, chives and mint.⠀ 3️⃣Stop to eat some sweet cherry tomatoes and poke around in cucumber patch.⠀ 4️⃣Head back to kitchen and dump in: fresh garlic clove, handful of nuts (pistachios this time), a splash of apple cider vinegar and few tablespoons of water.⠀ 5️⃣Turn that sucker on and shove things around until looking appropriately smooshed.⠀ 6️⃣With blender running, slowly add in extra virgin olive oil (the best you have) until it becomes emulsified and very pretty green.⠀ 7️⃣Add crushed sea salt to taste.⠀ 8️⃣Drizzle this ridiculously delicious, bright green sauce of phytonutrients onto veggies or protein – I put it over roasted red cabbage and kale with grilled chicken.😛⠀ ⠀ You can change this up any way you want. ⠀ ✳️Sub out the herbs.⠀ ✳️Add parmesan if you are okay with dairy. ⠀ ✳️Add different nuts- pine nuts, walnuts or cashews. ⠀ ✳️Sub lemon juice for vinegar or lime with cilantro/cumin if going for different vibe. ⠀ ⠀ 💟 Aya Inspired Takeaway 💟⠀ You can do this - you don’t need a “recipe”⠀ Trust your taste.⠀ Have fun creating in the kitchen.⠀ 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱⠀ #pesto #norecipecooking #funinthekitchen #healingherbs #phytonutrients #creativecooking #eatarainbow #liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #plantagarden #noprocessedfoods #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles #startwiththegut
Back to my home gym after travel 🙌Always my happy place. ⠀ ⠀ Finished out upper body work for the week with workout consisting of extended intervals with HIIT in between that I started earlier this week (see previous “Workout” post)⠀ ⠀ ❗️❗️Remember when doing 3 min intervals the goal is to be moving the muscle during the whole time. Quickly dropping weight as needed until you compete a 3 minute 🔥🔥burnout. Then go right to 1 Min cardio. Rest very little as you head to next exercise. This gets you in and out of gym pretty quick with an effective and efficient muscle building and fat burning workout. ⠀ ⠀ ✏️Chest and Shoulders focus⠀ ⠀ ❇️5 min jog warmup/stretch⠀ ❇️3 min incline chest press (dumbbells or cable machine)⠀ ❇️1 Min sprint stairmill or treadmill⠀ ❇️3 Min Standing chest flys on cables (I put handles slightly lower about hip height)⠀ ❇️1 Min cardio sprint ⠀ ❇️3 min sitting overhead dumbbell shoulder press⠀ ❇️1 Min cardio sprint⠀ ❇️3 Min ketteball upright row (pictured)⠀ ❇️1 Min cardio sprint⠀ ❇️3 Min dumbbell lat raises ⠀ ❇️1 Min cardio sprint ⠀ ❇️3 Min sitting reverse flys cable machine (posterior delts) adjust seat so handles are shoulder height⠀ ❇️1 Min cardio sprint⠀ ❇️3 Min kneeling cable pull down/crunch -Abs ⠀ ⠀ 👇Try it out and tell me below👇⠀ ⠀ 💟 More workouts, fitness, nutrition, functional medicine hot topics and lifestyle coming soon to Aya Inspired website/blog. Click link to stay updated 💟⠀ ⠀ #moveyourbody #gymgirl #gymface #gymhair #bodybuildinglifestyle #liftweights #fitlife #feedyourmuscles #liftingforlife #shoulderworkout #bodybuilding #HIIT #girlswholift #stronggirl #positivemindset #decreasestress #balancedlife #exerciseismagicpill #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #livingwithautoimmunediseases #eatwelllivewell
I saw this quote by Barack Obama when I was Washington DC this week and I had to completely stop and ponder the beauty and simplicity of it.⠀🌟 ⠀ Change has been pulling at me for some time. Big questions like..What is my purpose? What am I supposed to do? How will I serve? ⠀ ⠀ You know, those uncomfortable questions you COMPLETELY want to ignore and just go back to your safe, normal, well-worn, but likely ho-hum and unsatisfying routine? Yep...been there. Change is hard.⠀ ⠀ But I think it is important to listen and listen hard when these questions start to come up. It is there for a reason. Meditate, contemplate, consider. Know that you are not alone in these thoughts. Know that you already have all of the tools you need inside yourself to make change. Don’t wait for someone else or something else to be a decision maker in your change. Make it happen for yourself.⠀ ⠀ 💟 Live Aya Inspired 💟⠀ ⠀ #bethechange #changeisinyou #barackobamaquotes #imissobama #dontbeafraidofchange #selfempowerment #selfcare #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #mindset #mindsetchanges #practiceawareness #mentalclarity #meditationheals #decreasestress #balancedlife #emotionalintelligence #dailymantra #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #liveayainspired #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #2xcancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #autoimmunedisease #healyourgut
Scenario: Ask a packed room full of Functional Medicine Providers this question: ⠀ ❓❓❓⠀ “What is the 1️⃣ WORD that you would use to describe the connection you try to make with a patient?”⠀ ❓❓❓⠀ We all quickly type a word into our conference apps loaded onto our phones (technology is cool) and all of these beautiful words immediately start to pop up on the big screen. The bigger the word the more people have said it. 🙌⠀ ⠀ What an amazingly cool visual from medical providers who are striving to practice medicine differently. 💕 This is why we got into medicine - to connect, listen, understand, collaborate and care.⠀ ⠀ ❗️What if... we can change the way we do medicine and the medicine that we do? ❗️⠀ ⠀ Functional medicine is asking us to see patients in a different way. And I love it. I have been both the patient and the provider and it is needed. ⠀ ⠀ What did I write? I wrote EMPATHY. ⠀ ⠀ If you can put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand their unique viewpoint without judgement, then we open our energy and wisdom to help them in the very best way possible. ⠀ ⠀ 🤣Not sure who wrote “pizza” as the one word they use to make a connection with a patient. 🍕It WAS getting close to dinner time at the conference ...😂⠀ ⠀ ✅ Find out more about functional medicine or find a certified functional medicine provider through Institute of Functional Medicine @institutefxmed ⠀ ✅Follow my journey of becoming an #IFM certified provider #IFMCP at Aya Inspired. ⠀ ✅Click link in bio to be kept up to date with Aya Inspired - my website and blog live soon 🤞- focusing on a functional medicine based health and life style approach to discovering full mind-body wellness to achieve your most 💜empowered 💜passionate and 💜purposeful life. ⠀ ⠀ 💟 Live Aya Inspired 💟⠀ #empathy #fxmed #afmcp2018 #ayainspired #liveayainspired #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #fitliving #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #integrativemedicine #healthylifestyle #SIBO #IBS #adrenalinsufficiency #thyroiddisease #leakygut #rootcause
You always see advice and pictures on the ‘gram about “eating a rainbow” of healthy veggies, fruit and natural foods. It is usually accompanied by gorgeous pictures of healthy food-porn that you want to dig your face into and still feel good about eating. Am-I-Right?!⠀ ⠀ But do you really know the reason WHY you’re supposed to feed your bod the “rainbow“ of veggies and fruits available to you? ⠀ ⠀ Here’s the reasons why:⠀ 🍓They are packed with phytonutrients which are bioactive food components⠀ 🥑 Phytonutrients are associated with reduction in chronic disease and preservation of health⠀ 🥕Phytonutrients reduce cardiovascular risk precursors⠀ 🥗 Phytonutrients lower oxidative stress and inflammation⠀ 🥦Phytonutrients preserve vascular function of blood vessels⠀ 🍆Bottom line: phytonutrients are your friends and they are found in those brightly colored NATURAL foods that are meant to be eaten exactly as they are grown. No preservatives, fillers, additives or crap.⠀ ⠀ Eat your 🌈 and limit this: 🍩🍺🍿🍭🍦🍕🍟🍔 - all known stressors to your gut leading to long term inflammation and risk of chronic disease, plus feeling and looking like crap 💩☹️⠀ ⠀ You can do this! What healthy choice will you make for your bod today? 🤸‍♂️⠀ ⠀ This was my lovely poke bowl at #IFM conference today #afmcp2018 . - Great talks on nutrition @papasparrow6 , elimination diet @elizabethbohamd and other #fxmed topics today - including, yes, phytonutrients! 🎉🎉⠀ My lunch 🌈 - Greens, avocado, salmon. beets, seaweed, cucumber, carrots, sesame seeds and GF tahini. It was delish 😋⠀ ⠀ 💜 Be Aya Inspired 💜⠀ ⠀ #eatarainbow #eatmoreveggies #phytonutrients #antioxidants #foodheals#liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles
Loved this quote during a lecture by Dr Tom Sult at Institute for Functional Medicine conference yesterday. ⠀ #ifm #afmcp2018 #fxmed ⠀ ⠀ What a concept right? It’s how I want to practice medicine and it’s how YOU should be treated by your own medical provider. ⠀ ⠀ Don’t think your doctor, PA or nurse practitioner feels this way about you? ⠀ ⠀ Are you being seen as a disease (or group of diseases) and not as the person you are? ⠀ ⠀ Hmmm....maybe it’s time to find a new medical provider. 🤔🤔⠀ ⠀ Find out more about #functionalmedicine or search for a functional medicine provider at @institutefxmed. ⠀ ⠀ My journey to Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Provider continues... #IFMCP ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #treattheperson #mindbodymedicine #newperspective #changingmedicine #ayainspired #liveayainspired #functionalnutrition #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #treatthegut #hormoneimbalance #integrativemedicine #healthylifestyle #SIBO #IBS #hashimotos #adrenalinsufficiency ⠀ ⠀
Photographic evidence 👆⠀ I woke up at the ridiculous hour of 3:45am my time 😴😵—since I’m on east coast for #IFM #afmcp2018 medical conference—to get in a workout before we started at 8 am this morning. Felt like 😫garbage yesterday without a workout, so today #noexcuses . Done by 4:55 am on my watch and headed into my day. 👏👊💪⠀ ⠀ As hotel gym’s go, this one was at least decent. Threw together a quick HIIT workout with 3 min intervals of weights and sprints. Love doing some longer interval-to-failure weight training to mix things up. Give it a try. 💦 👇⠀ ⠀ The key here is to set your phone timer to 3 min. Find a weight you can do about 20 reps before reaching failure, then quickly drop weight and keep going. Continue with reps, dropping weight or doing rest pauses as needed with goal of moving muscle for total of 3 min with very little rest. ⠀ ⠀ You SHOULD be burning and cussing in your head at end of each 3 min🔥🤬 Immediately jump on treadmill for a 1 Min sprint. 🏃🏻‍♀️Take very little rest and head to next exercise. ⠀ ⠀ ✏️Focused on back and arms with this workout -⠀ ⠀ 5 min jog warm up⠀ 3 min wide lat pull downs on cable machine ⠀ 1 Min sprint ⠀ 3 min sitting cable rows (use vbar or 2 handles)⠀ 1 Min sprint ⠀ 3 min rope cable bicep curls⠀ 1 Min sprint⠀ 3 min incline bench bicep curls⠀ 1 Min sprint⠀ 3 min close grip tricep cable press down⠀ 1 Min sprint ⠀ 3 min tricep dips off bench⠀ 1 Min sprint⠀ 3 min plank ⠀ ⠀ It’s a wrap! 🙌🎉⠀ 💜Have an awesome Aya Inspired Day 💜⠀ ⠀ #getyourworkoutin #travelworkout #moveyourbody #gymgirl #bodybuildinglifestyle #liftweights #fitlife #feedyourmuscles #bodybuildingdotcom #girlswholift #stronggirl #mentalclarity #decreasestress #balancedlife #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #livingwithautoimmunediseases #eatwelllivewell #glutenfreeliving #quitsugar
⠀ I start this week on my journey to becoming an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider #IFMCP , one of an elite group of highly trained medical professionals who have been trained specifically in the fundamentals of functional medicine by the prestigious @instituteforfxmed. 🙌⠀ I’m in DC for my first week long conference/ #AFMCP training with #IFM . - I’m surrounded by like-minded rockin’ medical professionals who are determined to practice medicine in a different way. In a way that is patient-centered, collaborative and focuses on root cause of disease rather than systems based disease. 🎉🏥🎉🏥⠀ ⠀ 👏Great talks so far by leaders in functional medicine @drmarkhyman @dr.tomobryan @femdocere_drkristihughes ⠀ Plus this is my 1st medical conference that they have super HEALTHY snacks @sietefoods cassava gluten-free and grain-free chips( yum! buy these!) and yoga breaks 🤣 #thesearemypeople ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏻I will share my journey and my growing knowledge of functional medicine so that you can grow, learn and heal too. What you will hear may surprise you - but I guarantee it will be of benefit 👍🏻 time for some health truth bombs 💥⠀ ⠀ #changingmedicine ⠀ ⠀ 💜 Be Aya Inspired 💜⠀ ⠀ ✅ Click link in bio to stay up to date, blog and website will be live soon! ✅⠀ ⠀ #fxmed #afmcp2018 #ayainspired #liveayainspired #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #healerofhumans #fitliving #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #glutenfreeliving #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance
Yes, I know what it is like to be the patient 🙁 (see previous posts!) ⠀ ⠀ But I LOVE 💕 to be the provider. #whitecoat #physicianassistant Since I was a little kid I knew I would work in medicine. I am continually amazed at the human body and I love to be a healer, privileged to care for others with the main goal of seeking improved health from an acute or chronic problem.⠀ ⠀ I chose PA school over med school and have never looked back. I love being a #PA ⠀ As an advanced practice provider, I work side by side with doctors and nurse practitioners in my current job in pediatric emergency medicine as a cohesive group of providers taking care of every patient in the door. #nightshiftpicture 🤪⠀ ⠀ My own personal health journey led me to study functional medicine and I have already found so many answers in attempting to address the root causes of many of my own issues. Using a whole-body and food-as-medicine approach to addressing the root cause of symptoms, rather than a systems/disease focused model is enlightening, invigorating, and I believe, the future of medicine in addressing chronic disease.⠀ ⠀ I am studying functional medicine and I want more people to know about it! It is why I am launching Aya Inspired, which will be my own personal website and blog focusing on a functional medicine based health and lifestyle approach to discovering full mind-body wellness in order to achieve your most 💜empowered, 💜passionate and 💜purposeful life.⠀ ⠀ I will write more about how I am studying to become an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider #IFMCP in my next post !! So excited ☺️⠀ ⠀ 💜 Be Aya Inspired 💜⠀ ⠀ ✅ Click link in bio to stay up to date, blog and website will be live soon! ✅⠀ ⠀ #fxmed #afmcp2018 #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #healerofhumans #fitliving #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #empoweredlife #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance
Had to post follow up pic to my last couple posts on melanoma awareness and dealing with the anxiety of doctor visits after a cancer diagnosis. ⠀ ⠀ I continue to be declared #boring by my oncologist. Hallelujah 🎉🎉💃💃⠀ There were many times on this journey the last 5 years that I was definitely NOT boring and things were going right to sh!t. 😢😢We persevered and fought back. Believing in my life and my survival. ⠀ 🙏🏻⭐️💫⠀ ⠀ So now I have the joy of returning to my #regularlyscheduledlife — attempting to #inspire , serve and heal others. ⠀ ⠀ 💜 Be Aya Inspired 💜 Visit link in bio to be kept up to date on blog and website which will be going live soon!!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Blessed #gratitude#hatethegown#melanomasurvivor #curemelanoma #immunotherapysaveslives #cancersucks #struggleisreal #NED #believe #2xcancersurvivor #musclesovercancer #fitlife #glutenfreeliving #livingwithautoimmunediseases #adrenalinsufficiency #guthealth #hormoneimbalance #hypothyroidism #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #livingwell #funtionalmedicine #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinePA #functionalnutrition ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
It was a #fearless , focused and ready week recently for me. ⠀ ⠀ Many #cancersurvivors know the feeling of anxiety, stress and fear that comes when it is time to go in for your regular check up with your oncologist. Sometimes blood work is involved. Sometimes scans (I hated these the WORST. Waiting in the gown for your oncologist to come in and tell you scan results. It’s horrid.) - I’ve had 5 years of this routine since being first diagnosed with Stage 3 metastatic melanoma in 2013 (metastasized to lymph nodes of my neck from primary melanoma mole on my head #checkyourskin #checkyourhead #checkyourmoles )⠀ ⠀ I see oncology and dermatology every 3-4 months. I also see endocrinology every 6 months for the multiple autoimmune diseases I developed after immunotherapy when my cancer reoccurred 3 years ago after initial inpatient biochemotherapy. ⠀ ⠀ I had all 3 appointments in one week this time. Woo ! 😑⠀ ⠀ So.... I hit my workouts. Used my favorite mug. Kept up with normal life. Ate healthy. Hugged my husband. Laughed with my kids. Made dinners. Texted with friends. Meditated. Focused. Believed.... And went to each appointment and received good news all around. ⠀ ⠀ Continue to have #noevidenceofdisease . 🎉💃🙏🏻⠀ #Blessed#Gratitude
So much of what we don’t understand we choose instead to make a judgement upon.⠀ ✨Don’t judge unless you have tried to understand first.⠀ ⠀ Invalidation always leads to feelings of emptiness and lack. ⠀ ✨Don’t invalidate - yourself or others.⠀ ⠀ Allow yourself to BELIEVE. Because when we believe in something (ourselves included) that is when the magic of hope, manifestation and truth will start to infiltrate your life. ⠀ ✨ Don’t settle. Believe something bigger is possible and then you will start to perceive how it can take shape and become your reality.⠀ ⠀ My favorite word? Yep....BELIEVE. ⠀ ⠀ I have it on a wall sticker written in beautiful cursive on the wall facing my bed. I put it there 3 years ago when my cancer reoccurred and I was going through treatment a 2nd time. 😢 I willed myself to believe then. I cheer myself on to believe now. 2 1/2 years out now from round #2 #immunotherapy #noevidenceofdisease ⠀ ⠀ BELIEVE -It’s the first thing I see when I open eyes every morning. ⠀ ⠀ #believe #personalmantra #believeinyourself #donotjudge #donotinvalidate #positivemindset #mindset #findyourpurpose #mindsetchanges #practiceawareness #mentalclarity #meditationheals #balancedlife #emotionalintelligence #dailymantra #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #2xcancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #autoimmunedisease
🔥 Hey all you rockin’ Wonder Women out there! 🔥Oh yes, I do mean you. 💁‍♀️⠀ ⠀ You are a Wonder:⠀ Mother - Friend - Partner - Sister - Daughter - Person⠀ Woman!!⠀ ⠀ 💞Don’t doubt yourself. Take care of yourself first! Never apologize for being your own true self and following your own dreams. The world is waiting, so get after it already.💃💃💃⠀ ⠀ I’m the mother of 3 👧🏼👧🏻👱🏼‍♀️ beautiful girls. We had 2 of their birthdays this week and they both got Wonder Woman balloons in balloon bouquets. They have always been a huge part of my “WHY”.⠀ Why I have to be my best self. Why I had to survive cancer. Why I have to have faith, courage and perseverance, Why I have to show them anything is possible. ⠀ I have to be a Wonder Woman to my 3 girls above all else. ⠀ ⠀ What is your WHY??? ⠀ ⠀ 👩🏻‍⚕️🎉Heading to @instituteforfxmed #IFM conference in Washington DC tomorrow. Super excited to dive deep #functionalmedicine #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinePA ⠀ ⠀ 💜 Live Aya Inspired! 💜⠀ ⠀ #wonderwoman #beyourownwonderwoman #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalnutrition #fitliving #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #empoweredlife #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #2xcancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #IFMCP #integrativemedicine #healthylifestyle #SIBO #IBS #hashimotos #adrenalinsufficiency
💁‍♀️I will be the first to admit it. I picked those big weird pale nuts right out of the snack mix when I was a kid too. I didn’t even know they were called a Brazil Nut. ⠀ ⠀ Who knew I would grow to love them?⠀ ⠀ Enter... thyroid disease.😑⠀ ⠀ Brazil Nuts are a rich source of SELENIUM which your body needs to convert thyroxine to its active form of T3. Selenium is also used to help decrease thyroid antibodies.⠀ ⠀ Besides being one of the richest dietary sources of selenium, these nuts are also rich in iron, copper, phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. They are also very rich in protein and dietary fiber.⠀ ⠀ But don’t get all crazy and eat a crap ton of these in one setting 🤪 giving yourself possible selenium toxicity. Just 3️⃣ nuts a day is all the selenium you need as a natural, food-based support of thyroid health in addition to a boost in both immunity and mood.⠀ ⠀ So stop eating around the damn Brazil Nuts and munch on a few instead! I buy mine organic and raw in small batches in the nuts section of Whole Foods. ⠀ ⠀ And yes, my kids won't eat them. 🤣⠀ ⠀ #eat3aday #brazilnuts #thyroidhealth #foodasmedicine #hashimotos #thyroidantibodies#liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalnutrition #functionalmedicine #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #processedfoodsucks #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles ⠀ ⠀
“Each of us comes into this life with one (or more!) unique gifts, and when you discover yours, you not only serve yourself and others, but you are able to fulfill your highest potential. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo credit @chopracenter ⠀ Reposted with @plannthat ⠀ ⠀ I love this quote from The Chopra Center. Who’s kidding who, I flat out love my morning meditations with Oprah & Deepak. @deepakchopra @oprah 😍😍 Those two are like a 1-2 punch of positive energy, encouragement and empowerment. 🙏🏻⠀ ⠀ You know that question you sometimes hear, “If you could invite anyone alive or dead to dinner who would it be?” Hands-down, no doubt I would pull out some extra chairs for these two wonder – humans and feed them some fresh-made food out of my garden. Then I would probably stare at them across the table like some crazy person wondering how I could divine some of their awesomeness. 🤪⠀ ⠀ Are you feeling stuck, blah and have a major case of feeling like life is just “meh”? This is normal to feel this way, but you certainly shouldn’t dwell in this place. ⠀ ✨I have been there many times before and highly recommend listening to Oprah & Deepak’s meditation series on Getting Unstuck and Creating a Limitless Life. It’s a fantastic kick in the butt of raising your awareness and moving you forward with creativity and vitality. ⠀ ⠀ We DO all have unique gifts. It’s time to discover yours so that you may live to your highest potential! ⠀ ⠀ 💜 Make it an Aya Inspired Day! Deepak-Oprah style my friends. 💜⠀ ⠀ ❇️ Interested in staying in touch? ⠀ ⠀ 💜Aya Inspired is a functional medicine-based health and lifestyle approach to discovering full mind-body wellness in order to achieve your most 💜empowered 💜passionate and 💜purposeful life! ⠀ ⠀ ❇️Website and blog are currently under construction. Click link in bio to stay up to date! ⠀ #iloveoprah #ilovedeepak #mindfulnessmeditation #highestpotential #positivemindset #mindset #mindsetchanges #practiceawareness #mentalclarity #meditationheals #decreasestress #balancedlife #emotionalintelligence #itsallaboutthebreath #dailymantra #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #empoweredlife
Bring it!!! 🔥💪🏻💥⠀ ⠀ Super fun time at the gym today destroying a wall ball. Such a nice stress relief! I threw in a circuit at the end of my leg workout today🏋️‍♀️ just to get in some extra #HIIT and fun. Pick 3-4 of these, do 10-15 reps for each one and then repeat for a total of 3 circuits. ⠀ ⠀ 💥 Wall ball slams -hold over head and slam to floor⠀ 💥 Wall ball jump squats-hold ball close to chest entire time as squat down and then jump straight up⠀ 💥 Wall ball squat to overhead toss- hold ball, go into squat and as you stand from squat, toss ball up high against wall, catch and repeat. ⠀ 💥 Wall ball burpees - burpee out to a plank bracing yourself on ball when you go down, jump feet back on either side of ball, picking ball back up when you stand and hop. 🥇extra credit to lift ball over head as you hop 😉⠀ 💥 Wall ball plank to knee in - get into a plank position with hands on ball, Alternate pulling knee to chest (like a slow mountain climber)⠀ ⠀ Have fun! Tried it out? Let me know below!👇⠀ ⠀ 💜 Aya Inspired Workouts 💜⠀ ⠀ ✅ Websire and blog are under construction! Click on link in bio to sign up for updates! ✅⠀ ⠀ #ayainspiredworkout #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #gymlife #wallball #moveyourbody #gymgirl #bodybuildinglifestyle #liftweights #fitlife #feedyourmuscles #girlswholift #stronggirl #positivemindset #mentalclarity #decreasestress #balancedlife #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #functionalmedicinePA #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #2xcancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #livingwithautoimmunediseases #eatwelllivewell ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Bust out those super foods and enjoy a strong happy body, great energy, improved mood and overall health! This dinner is full of antioxidants and omega-3s fatty acids. 🙌⠀ ⠀ This was super easy to make and so good. 👉 Make sure you are getting #wildsalmon 👈 - My favorite way to cook salmon is preheat oven to 500 🔥 with sheet pan on lower rack.⠀ Prep everything you need for dish first.⠀ I combined fresh basil, blueberries, a drizzle of olive oil and grated lemon zest. ⠀ Pull that freaking hot pan out of the oven and reduce oven temp to 275.⠀ Place salmon skin side down on hot pan, spoon on blueberry mixture and add pinch of sea salt.⠀ Place back in oven and bake for 9-11 minutes based on your taste. Center should still be translucent.⠀ Enjoy!⠀ ⠀ I served this with a side of roasted fennel, beets and kale. Yum!🤩🤩⠀This was a riff off a recipe from @cottercrunch for a sheet pan dinner. Check out her beautiful feed, her gluten free recipes are fantastic 👍🏻👍🏻 ⠀ 💜 Eat Aya Inspired 💜⠀ ⠀ #salmonrecipes #superfoods #eatayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #plantagarden #quitsugar #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles #bodybuilding ⠀ ⠀
"Whether you're a patient, a practitioner, or just know somebody whose life has been changed by Functional Medicine, finish the sentence because we want to hear YOUR stories about #FunctionalMedicine ."⠀ ⠀ Photo credit @instituteforfxmed ⠀ Reposted with @plannthat ⠀ -⠀ ⠀ Functional medicine has helped ME find hope that I will improve my own auto immune diseases, gut inflammation and hormone imbalances I have developed after cancer treatments. - By identifying and treating the “root cause” of my symptoms- rather than throwing a pile of pills at me from different specialists- I will achieve a more healthy, vibrant, fulfilled and abundant life. - Functional medicine is also providing a new framework and care model for me as a Physician Assistant to become trained as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider. I will then reach, educate, inspire and change the lives of others who suffer from chronic health issues so that they may lead more empowered, passionate and purposeful lives.⠀ ⠀ -Crystal Crowley⠀ Physician Assistant, 2x Cancer Survivor, Living with Autoimmune diseases, training in progress to become an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider, founder of Aya Inspired⠀ ⠀ 💜 Aya Inspired is a functional medicine-based health and lifestyle approach to discovering full mind-body wellness in order to achieve your most powerful, passionate and purposeful life. 💜⠀ ⠀ ✅ Website and blog will be live soon, click on link in bio to be kept up-to-date ✅⠀ ⠀ #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalnutrition #fitliving #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #purposefulliving #IFMCP #integrativemedicine #healthylifestyle #passionate #empowerment #SIBO #IBS #hashimotos #adrenalinsufficiency
I 🧡💛❤️ September! It’s getting cooler, there’s that little edge to the air and my late summer garden is exploding. ⠀ There is seriously nothing better than slicing still warm tomatoes and drizzling them with fresh basil, sea salt and olive oil. 😋❤️❤️ ⠀ 🙋‍♀️Anyone else love the smell of your hands after digging around in your tomato bushes? ⠀ #homegrownisbetter #organicvegetables #liveayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #plantagarden #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #2xcancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Oh yes...Gym Day = Happy Day 😁💪🏻⠀ ⠀ I get so tired of over hearing excuses: I’m too tired, I’m too busy, the gym is too crowded, the gym is too far, I don’t know how to do it, it’s too hard, I have more important things to do.⠀ ⠀ Well let me tell you something. Moving your body EVERY SINGLE DAY is one of THE most important things you can do. ⠀ ⠀ It ensures your prolonged and happy existence on this planet, and you only get one body to live in, so you damn well better treat it right. ⠀ ⠀ I remember when I was going through cancer treatments (both times 😢) I remember thinking what a freaking JOY and PLEASURE it would be to just walk through the door of my gym and just be able to work out again. 💔 And I eventually did. I never forget this, especially on days when my butt is dragging and I’m lacking in motivation. It truly is a joy and pleasure just to freaking be here. 🙏 #2xcancersurvivor #curemelanoma #stage3survivor ⠀ ⠀ My all time favorite way to move is hitting the gym and lifting heavy stuff. 🏋️‍♀️The inner #gymgirl is unleashed and she totally puts up with no crap or negative self talk💥 But I have also loved trail running, hiking, biking, yoga, thai kickboxing, African dance class or just jumping on the tramp with my kids. 💃🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♀️⠀!!! ⠀ So....Eat healthy food. Cook your own meals. Get enough sleep at night. Get off the dang screens. Spend time with your friends and family. Meditate. Decrease stress levels. And for goodness sakes, move your body in a joyful way every single day. ⠀ ⠀ What’s your favorite way to move?! 👇⠀ ⠀ #moveyourbody #hitthegym #noexcuses #bodybuildinglifestyle #liftweights #feedyourmuscles #bodybuildingdotcom #girlswholift #stronggirl #positivemindset #mindsetchanges #mentalclarity #decreasestress #balancedlife #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #livingwithautoimmunediseases #eatwelllivewell
Happy beautiful Monday morning 🤪 😴!! ⠀ Starting the same way I do every day. Trying to gather my thoughts in stillness and meditation. Some days I feel like I’ve actually got the hang of this 🙌 Other days I’m fidgety & my thoughts are spinning so fast that I feel like I totally suck at this whole silence thing!! 😑 And that’s why it is referred to as the PRACTICE of meditation! Don’t give up! I’m so happy I have stuck with it 💕 #justbreathe ⠀ ⠀ Focusing on awareness this week. What happens when you actually stop and practice awareness?⠀ In any given moment. Really. What do you see, hear, feel, experience in this moment right now?⠀ ⠀ A beautiful thing happens when you are aware…You are in the PRESENT. A place where it seems hardly any of us tend to be anymore as we ruminate over the past or worry about the future. ⠀ ⠀ Today seek awareness. Awareness brings clarity. Clarity allows for choice. Choice allows for a sense of freedom. Freedom allows you to be open. Openness allows you to receive. And receive you will...⠀ ⠀ Make it an Aya Inspired Monday 💜 - PS. This gorgeous picture isn’t some random stock photo, it is a picture I took myself of a beautiful dahlia my Mom had grown and just picked from her garden 💕💕🌸 !!! ⠀ #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #mindset #mindsetchanges #practiceawareness #mentalclarity #meditationheals #decreasestress #balancedlife #emotionalintelligence #itsallaboutthebreath #dailymantra #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepa #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #liveayainspired #empoweredlife #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #cancersurvivor #2xcancersurvivor #hormoneimbalance #autoimmunedisease #healyourgut
All right people. This is pretty damn simple. ⠀ ⠀ ❗️EAT FOOD. ⠀ ❗️NOT TOO MUCH. ⠀ ❗️MOSTLY PLANTS ⠀ ⠀ Um...duh 🤦‍♀️ Such simple advice yet the Western American Diet is a complete hot mess of processed crap. ⠀ ⠀ Loved the advice of author @michael.pollan to avoid food products containing ingredients that are:⠀ ✅ Unfamiliar⠀ ✅ Unpronounceable ⠀ ✅ Have more than 5 ingredients⠀ ✅ Include high fructose corn syrup 🤢⠀ Also “Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” 🙌⠀ ⠀ I’m pretty sure my Great Grandma Della - who made all of their own food- wouldn’t know what the hell a Lunchable is. Gross. Don’t eat it! And don’t feed it to your kids! ⠀ ⠀ 🌱 btw...took this picture out in my own garden right before I picked that beautiful yellow pepper to sear on the grill with some garden zucchini and tomatoes. ⠀ ⠀ Real Food = So Good⠀ 💚⠀ ⠀ Have any favorite recent must-reads on healthy diet and nutrition? Would love to hear about it, comment below 👇⠀ ⠀ 💜Live Aya Inspired💜⠀ ⠀ #eatersmanifesto #indefenseoffood #ayainspired #ayainspirednutrition #ayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalnutrition #plantbasednutrition #glutenfreelife #growyourownfood #plantagarden #processedfoodsucks #donteatcrap #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #feedyourgut #ibs #sibo #guthealth #guthealingfood #eatmorevegetables #feedkidsrealfood #cancersurvivor #livingwithautoimmunediseases #feedyourmind #feedyourmuscles
Here’s a little bit about me! 💜💜⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🏥 I am a board-certified Physician Assistant practicing for over 14 years and trained in conventional medicine. I currently work in pediatric emergency medicine. I love being a PA #physicianassistant !⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🌟 I’m a two-time cancer survivor of advanced stage III metastatic melanoma. #cancersurvivor #melanomasurvivor ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 👩🏻 Being a cancer survivor and working in emergency medicine, I believe that conventional and Western medicine are absolutely necessary for acute, urgent or traumatic disease or injury. But I am also a huge advocate for incorporating #integrativemedicine and non-traditional healing modalities as well as proper exercise, nutrition, mindset and stress relief into your treatment plan and recovery.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🙌 This has led me to Functional Medicine. Addressing and treating the root causes of many of my chronic, long-term symptoms, conditions and dysfunctions that resulted from my cancer therapy. #functionalmedicine is the medicine of the future. It is going to revolutionize how we practice medicine.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 👉 As I begin my journey into becoming an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider, #IFMCP , it is my joy to also launch Aya Inspired as a place where I can introduce, educate and share with you the principles of Functional Medicine. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 💪Focusing on fitness, 🥦nutrition, 🙏🏻mindset and 🏃‍♀️lifestyle improvements so that you can have a happy and more fulfilled life.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 💜 To feel strong, healthy, confident, empowered, purposeful, connected, inspired, creative, challenged, passionate and in love with your life. This is my goal for myself and for you. 💜⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ✅ Find out more about Functional Medicine at @instituteforfxmed ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ✅ Find out more about me at link in bio. Website and blog will be live soon. Sign up for updates!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 👇 Do you have a functional medicine healing story to share or just want to know more? Comment below. ✨✨✌️⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
The Aya Symbol⠀ 🌿 The Aya symbol was originally created as one of many symbols by the Akan of Ghana in West Africa to represent concepts or original thoughts. ⠀ ⠀ 🌿 The Aya symbol represents a “fern.” A fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. It can withstand dry soil, diverse weather conditions and became to represent human PERSEVERANCE in life.⠀ ⠀ 🌿 This symbol, like the fern, represents defiance, hardiness, resiliency, endurance and resourcefulness.⠀ ⠀ 🌿 An individual who wears this symbol suggests that she has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.⠀ ⠀ 🌿 Dauntless and courage are also symbolized as well by the sign.⠀ ⠀ The Aya Name⠀ 🌿 In other languages, the Aya name means many beautiful things including colorful, beautiful, miracle, mother, good soul and angel.⠀ ⠀ 🙏🏻 I first encountered the Aya symbol when I had just been diagnosed with advanced stage III cancer. I was about to begin an extremely aggressive, body and soul destroying battle with eradicating the cancer using one of the most toxic bio chemotherapy regimens available for treatment. My life was on the line and I was so afraid. ⠀ ⠀ 🙏🏻 Aya, the fern and everything it stood for became MY symbol. MY Inspiration. It gave me the will to fight - on even the hardest and most desperate of days. It has carried me through 5 years of cancer treatments, surgeries, reoccurrences, development of autoimmune diseases and striving to live my best life no matter the circumstances.⠀ ⠀ 🌿 I am inspired by Aya and I hope you will be too.⠀ ⠀ 👇 Comment below- Which Aya word most resonates with you?⠀ ⠀ ❇️ Reminder! Website and blog will be up soon. Click and link in bio for updates.⠀
If you are searching for a more 💜Empowered, 💜Purposeful and 💜Passionate life, then come along with us at Aya Inspired!⠀ ⠀ ❇️ Website and blog will be live soon, click on link in bio to sign up for updates!⠀ ⠀ 🤪 You may also find me putting a little “FUN“ into FUNctional Medicine as well! Life is too short to not have humor and I will be telling you like it is, with a “real life lens” 🤣🤣⠀ ⠀ 💖 It is my goal to partner with you in offering wellness suggestions rather than telling you what you HAVE to do. You know your own body better than anyone else.⠀ ⠀ 👉 You can decide what you know will be best for you.⠀ ⠀ 👉 Read, explore, absorb and experiment.⠀ ⠀ 👉 You can be your own compass. It is in you.⠀ ⠀ 💖 We all deserve the very best life has to offer, and this is very attainable. Searching for your own true mind/body wellness will require only your own curiosity, motivation to change, presence of an open mind and willingness to throw the door wide open on your own beautiful life potential.⠀ ⠀ 🎉🎉 It is time to bring Functional Medicine to the masses! 🎉🎉⠀ ⠀ #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #fitliving #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #empoweredlife #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #selfdiscovery #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #purposefulliving
The mission of Aya Inspired is to be a FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE based health and lifestyle approach to discovering FULL mind-body wellness in order to achieve your most 💜powerful 💜passionate and 💜purposeful life.⠀ ⠀ Here you will find me chatting about all kinds of cool topics:⠀ ⠀ ✅ Functional nutrition to heal or prevent disease and nourish your mind and body⠀ ⠀ ✅ Mindset management, spiritual growth, meditation and emotional intelligence⠀ ⠀ ✅ Fitness, movement, sleep and body positivity⠀ ⠀ ✅ Lifestyle topics relevant to your best health⠀ ⠀ ✅ Functional medicine hot topics in GI/gut health, hormones, immune and inflammation, detoxification and optimizing energy⠀ ⠀ 🎉 And much more!⠀ ⠀ Come along to be Aya Inspired with me! ⠀ 💜💜💜⠀ ⠀ ❇️ Website and blog will be live soon! Click on link in bio to sign up for updates!⠀ ⠀ #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #fitliving #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #empoweredlife #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #selfdiscovery #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #purposefulliving
My very purpose as a healthcare provider and a person here on this great earth 🌏 is to SERVE.⠀ 💗⠀ To educate.⠀ 🙌⠀ To empower.⠀ 💥⠀ To help you surrender, discover, nourish and compassionately embrace yourself and your true purpose.⠀ ⭐️⠀ To find a deeper life force inside yourself to help re-ignite passion, joy and vitality in your every day life.⠀ 🌈⠀ ⠀ To live Aya Inspired is to have purpose, passion and empowerment.⠀ 💜💜💜⠀ ⠀ ✅ Website and blog will be live soon! Click on link in bio to sign up for updates!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #fitliving #fitness #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #empoweredlife #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #selfdiscovery #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #purposefulliving
At the very root, Aya Inspired began as my own journey.⠀ ✨⠀ My journey through health, loss of health, finding answers, hitting roadblocks, finding new answers, struggling, overcoming and discovering.⠀ ✨⠀ Surviving.⠀ ✨⠀ Living.⠀ ✨⠀ It is my mission to share this with you.⠀ ✨⠀ It is my road map into discovering FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE as a way of finding MY own optimal health, so that I can share what I have learned and continue to learn for YOUR benefit.⠀ ✨⠀ Come Live Aya Inspired with me!⠀ 💜💜💜⠀ ⠀ ✅Website and blog will be live soon! Click on link in bio to sign up for updates!⠀ ⠀ #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #fitliving #eatrealfoods #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfreeliving #empoweredlife #mindfulnessmeditation #positivemindset #selfdiscovery #personalgrowthjourney #physicianassistant #functionalmedicinepa #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealing #hormoneimbalance #purposefulliving ⠀ ⠀
🎉🎊Welcome to Aya Inspired! A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE based health and lifestyle approach to discovering FULL Mind-Body Wellness in order to ACHIEVE your most: 💜POWERFUL 💜PASSIONATE and 💜PURPOSEFUL LIFE. Want to be Inspired? Aya Inspired is here to help you embark upon ✨enlightened and educated self-discovery using spiritual growth 🙏nourishing foods 🥦positive mindset ☀️joyful movement 🤸‍♂️and the principles of Functional Medicine ✅👩🏻‍⚕️ to achieve your most abundant and joyful life - full of energy, vitality and meaning.🙌😊 How? Through Empowerment, Education and Science-based truths about YOUR HEALTH! Website and blog will be live soon! Click on link in bio to sign up for updates! #ayainspired #liveayainspired #ayainspiredlife #functionalmedicine #fitlife #fitness #joyfulmovement #functionalnutrition #eatrealfood #foodasmedicine #quitsugar #glutenfree #empoweredlife #meditation #positivemindset #selfdiscovery #spiritualgrowth #physicianassistant #FunctionalMedicinePA #autoimmunedisease #cancersurvivor #guthealth #hormoneimbalance #womenshealth #bestlife
I am completely lost without you and honestly, I can hardly remember how I even survived before I had you as my constant companion. 🤷‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You teach me, you guide me, you make me laugh. And best of all, when I’m reflected in you, I’m more beautiful than I’ve ever been (thanks, Insta filters!) 🧜‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyway, cell phone, I think it may be time for a break. 📱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It might be getting a little weird to my family, but what can I say? I’m starting to notice bruises on my legs from running into things while my face is buried in your comforting blue glow…I should probably do something about that. 🙄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I promise I still love you. 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What was life even LIKE before our cell phones? . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroiddoctor #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmedicinenerd #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #functionalmedicinedoctors #regainyourhealth #naturalhealth #cell #cellphone #health #healthy #eatclean #weightloss #hgh #healing #healthylife
Nettle Tea Remedy for Kidney Stone Treating kidney stones necessarily mean either dissolving the stones in your ureter and kidney or facilitate these stones to pass out of your body through urine. Below is how to use Nettle Leafs to cure kidney stone Have two to three cups of Nettle leaf tea a herbal tea twice daily. You will need: • Dried or fresh nettle leaves • Hot water Directions: • Take one cup of hot water. • Add 1-2 tablespoons of nettle leaves in it. • Let it steep for 10-15 minutes. • Strain and have it. Store dried nettle leaves in an airtight container and fresh ones in a plastic bag in a refrigerator.
Are you one of the many people who feels that multivitamins are an “insurance policy” for your health? Do you take the very popular “Jack of all trades” of the supplement world? Or, have you been told that they’re not worth anything, and just make “expensive pee?” I’m spilling the truth in today’s post. The truth is, there is too much hype out there about multivitamins. Hype about their health benefits, and hype about their risks. This post may help you to decide whether to take them or quit them. But no one should quit eating superfood salads. Especially not my amazing recipe! Go to link in bio to read the full post . . . . . #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinepractitioner #functionalmedicinedoctor #functionalmedicineprotocol #functionalmedicinefoods #holistichealth #pafunctionalmedicinedoctor #functionalmedicinepa #functionalmedicinenutritionist #holistichealthpa #functionalmedicinecoachingacademy #thyroidhealth #hoshimotos #hypothyroid #healhoshimotos #functionalmedicinedoctors #holistichealer #functionalmedicineindonesia #functionalmedicinenutrition #functionalmedicinelongmont #functionalmedicineaustralia #functionalmedicinecertifiedhealthcoach #functionalmedicinemarketing #functionalmedicinethefuture #functionalmedicinenerd #functionalmedicineclinic #functionalmedicineconsultant #functionalmedicinesuccesssummit #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicinebooks
On the outside, you might think I'm loud or serious, but just below the surface you might be surprised to discover I’m introvert ! It’s true...and you wanna know a secret? It makes a better Functional Medicine Doctor because I deeply understand my clients. I’d love discover something new about you, so let me know in the comments below! . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #naturalhealth
It’s #WorldSocialMediaDay , and since that’s the platform that brought most of us together, I think it’s more than worth a celebration! For every time I struggle to produce content, realize I haven't set integrated my email list and click funnels right, or freak out about a selfie, I remind myself that it’s through social media that I was able to connect with so many wonderful people. And as a bonus it’s how I grow my career as a Functional Medicine doctor. And what about you? What’s your absolute favorite use of social media? . . . . . #socialmedialife #socialmedia #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #30daysofSC
Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords nowadays. Everyone, even those who aren't health practitioners, tout the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation. 🙏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it...or does it? ❓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a practitioner, I recommend it. This post gives you the lowdown on why it may be something you should start (or do more of). ✔⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I bet you can't wait to see what kind of "recipe" I have for you on mindfulness and meditation, can you? 📄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go to link in bio to read full article. . . . . . #meditation #meditation 🙏 #meditations #meditationtime #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #hypothyroidism #health
Happy Summer everybody! Today, officially begins a brand new season and I, for one am taking a few days off from the hard core hustle of 2018 and enjoy the weekend in Avalon, NJ. 🙋‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nothing says summertime to me quite like a quiet, sunny getaway to relax and reset. 🏝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are more moments of precious daylight today than any other day all year, how, my darlings, will you spend them? . . . . . #summer #ilovesummer #ocean #sea #NJ #avalon #beach #sun #fun #relax #relaxation #reading #beachreading #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #30daysofSC
Can I take a second to introduce myself? Many of you know me, but today I want to share three things you might not know about me...even if they make me feel awkward! 🙋‍♀️ 1. My most embarrassing moment as a kid was when I passed out on a hot August day getting a bridesmaid dress altered for my aunt's wedding. I was standing on a step while the lady that worked there was pinning the hem as I fell over. 🙈 2. I love my job so much, but the best part of it is helping people recover from illnesses that doctors in traditional medicine cannot help. ❤ 3. Most people would describe as loyal, but my spouse would, also, add opinionated, which is a nice balance, I suppose! 😉 How would your friends describe you? I’d love to get to know you better! . . . . . #friends #loyal #opinionated #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #30daysofsc
Do you find cooking to be fun? Or do you do it because you know it’s good for your health? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maybe you avoid it because it’s such a chore? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're in a rut and want some inspirational tips on making cooking more fun, I've got you covered. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've compiled my five best tips and a fabulous (and fun) recipe for you to try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go to link in bio to read the full article . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #fun #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #recipes #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #naturalhealth #cooking
What would you tell yourself if you had the chance to go back 10 years? In 2008, I was practicing chiropractic in my office in Paoli. At the time, I had owned my business for about 4 years and thought that I new everything about business, but I was still relying on other people to make myself feel worthy. "Spend some time alone and get comfortable with yourself as your own source of validation." I learned that lesson eventually, but think of the time I’d have saved! What would you say? . . . . . #tenyearsago #2008 #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #30daysofSC
I’m hatching a plan to get out of town awhile. It looks like I’ll have a week to spend anywhere in the world this season, and I’d love to hear your recommendations! I’m hoping to keep the actual travel to a minimum and the relaxing to the max. The world’s my oyster! What do you recommend? . . . . . #travel #summer #oyster #30daysofsc #recommendations #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare
There’s nothing quite like a cool drink on a hot day and on a sunny stunner like this, I’m indulging in my all time favorite summer beverage, water infused with fruit. Today, I am adding strawberries to my water. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I like to add a little flavor to my water. It helps me to drink more so that I stay hydrated. I don't like to drink sugary drinks, so this is my favorite way to drink water. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And you? What’s your ultimate summer refreshment? . . . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #water #strawberries #summer #beverages #healthy #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare
If you have heartburn, you're not alone. Up to 50% of adults experience it at least once per month. It's uncomfortable and can become potentially harmful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But there are definitely things you can do to help it naturally! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this post, I share my best natural health tips for heartburn. Tips on what to eat (and not eat), how and when to eat, as well as a few lifestyle tips. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I have a recipe for something that won't cause burning, bloating, and throat symptoms. Trust me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go to link in bio to read the full post. . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #naturalhealth #heartburn
There’s a lot to love about what I do. helping others recover their health, meeting new people, and being able to work from anywhere are a few easy and obvious ones. But today I’m feeling gratitude for something a little less blatant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just received a note from a woman I helped recently. She was never diagnosed properly by her doctors as having Hoshimotos. She was having symptoms for over ten years that have just been getting worse. Her doctors kept telling her that everything was fine with her health. The problem was that they were not doing the right tests. After helping to properly diagnose her condition, we have been able to make changes in her diet, lifestyle, and some environmental changes that have resulted in drastic improvements in her health in just six weeks. There’s so much joy in what I do and today I am so very thankful. . . . . . #thankful #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #30daysofsc
Have you ever wondered why a company would use “artificial flavors” in their products? Well, I have many of the reasons listed in this post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And you can probably guess it’s never to improve the health or nutrition of the product. Go to link in bio to read the article. . . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #30daysofsc #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #naturalhealth #artificialflavors
Let’s play a game. Take stock, right this second, of 3 things you’re grateful for. Feel free to elaborate, or keep it super simple. I’m staying simple, because I think this list speaks for itself: I say my family, living relatively close to the shore, and new friends I have met recently. It doesn’t matter how big or little, but share your list in the comments below! . . . . . #grateful #thankful #begrateful #gratitude 🙏 #30daysofSC #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare
Hi Friends! I’ve been using Instagram for a while, but it’s time to make a friendly introduction because I want to know you better and give insight into what I do. 🙋‍♀️ Most clients describe me as a caring and a doctor that can quickly get to the root cause of the problem. ✔ My friends agree, but they might also say I can be funny sometimes too! 😊 I’m passionate about Functional Medicine because it allows me to help patients that conventional medicine typically fails. 🤷‍♀️ Most weekends you’ll find me working out and reading a book, and on special days I might indulge in binge watching a Netflix series. 🖥 I look forward to getting to know you more, so leave a comment and introduce yourself. It’d make my day! . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #naturalhealth #30daysofSC
Processed foods are the worst! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They contain too much salt, sugar, and fat. And not enough fiber, vitamins, or minerals. They're made with crummy inexpensive ingredients that you'd never find in your pantry or fridge; ingredients like artificial flavours. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s my post on the real deal about artificial flavours. Why food manufacturers use them, and why you should avoid them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, of course, a delicious recipe that uses none of them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go to link in bio to read the full article. . . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine #naturalhealth #artificialflavors
Have you got any working traditions? I’m all about goal-setting, and to get into a solid summer rhythm I like to keep certain traditions. One of my faves is thorough evaluation of how my free health content can improve to better serve my clients. For a character-building week, I push myself through very specific growing pains to achieve all I’ve set out to accomplish. . . . . . #June #june2018 #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine
It’s time for a quarterly progress report on all those lofty promises we made to ourselves this January! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ll say, I’ve been impressively solid with mine, but it’s never a bad plan to challenge yourself yet again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m here confessing, I want to: not work past noon on Saturdays. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t think any of this will be easy…old habits can be hard to break, but if you pick one, too, we can hold each other accountable! What do you want to do less often? . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroiddoctor #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing
Have you ever had your blood sugar levels tested or heard about eating to balance blood sugar? Have you wondered about the science behind how foods affect blood sugar? Or more importantly, which foods affect your blood sugar more than others? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If so, this post is for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's all about the glycemic index and glycemic load. And it's not boring, promise! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have a read because you may want to pay attention to foods that are high on the glycemic index or high glycemic load. And if you're at risk of blood sugar issues, pancreas conditions, or even diabetes this is IMPORTANT for you to know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go to link in bio to read full article. . . . . . #glycemicindex #glycemicload #bloodsugar #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroid #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing #rootcausemedicine
Though some drag on, and some absolutely fly, every single day is packed with 24 hours of potential. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If I could pick the one I wouldn’t mind replaying a few times, it would be 6 am: the hour that immediately follows my morning alarm. I meditate, read, and excitedly set my intention for the day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the other hand, if I could, I’d skip my painfully early personal training sessions. And you? What are the best and worst parts of your day? . . . . . #functionalmedicinepractitoner #functionalmedicindoctor #functionalmedicinepa #thyroiddoctor #hypothyroid #hoshimotos #naturalmedicine #holisticdoctor #functionalmed #functionalmedicine #functionalmedicinefoods #healthyliving #eatclean #functionalmedicinehealth #functionalmedicinedoctors #livehealthy #thyroiddoctor #hoshimotosdoctor #functionalmedicinedr #functionalmedicinepa #thyroidhealth #thyroidhelp #rootcause #hypothyroidism #health #holistichealthcare #holistichealing
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