Growing up in a health-conscious household laid a firm foundation for The Vitality Doctor, Christina Kovalik, but what really sparked her interest in the medical field was when her mom took her to observe a birth when she was 5 years old. “My mom was a childbirth coach and taught classes, so I … [Read more...] about The Vitality Doctor Christina Kovalik Helps Patients Navigate the ‘Hormone Shift’
Many people use gratitude and appreciation interchangeably. There is a difference between the vibrational feelings of gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude is being thankful and can come from a place of fear or lack by overcoming a struggle. You are happy to be over that struggle. Even when it is … [Read more...] about Gratitude vs. Appreciation: Tips to Create a More Joyful Life
A hormone imbalance can occur at any age, but chances dramatically increase with aging. The fact is that after age 30, people produce 3-10% lower hormones each year. Although it is normal for hormone production to decline with aging, many people just don’t feel good. Many seek medical help to have … [Read more...] about Hormones Out of Whack?
Obesity and diabetes cases are high in the U.S. and rising on a daily basis because of the American lifestyle and poor diet choices. Hormone imbalance may also contribute to weight challenges. The most recent drug that has been FDA approved for weight loss is a GLP-1 peptide called … [Read more...] about Understanding the Hype about Peptide Therapy for Weight Loss
Springtime brings beautiful blooming flowers, trees and plants. Flagstaff winds can pick up high pollen and dust counts that aggravate allergies. Making poor dietary and lifestyle choices can increase the burden on the liver, worsening allergy symptoms. Eating a lot of fried, fatty or processed … [Read more...] about Why Are You So Tired?
Fatigue is very common issue that I see in my practice on a daily basis. There are many causes of fatigue, but one of the most common causes is hormone imbalances caused by stress, poor nutrition or hormone shifts of aging – perimenopause, menopause and andropause. Stress triggered by lifestyle, … [Read more...] about Why Are You So Tired?
The holidays are here and it is a great time to start implementing the attitude of gratitude. There are many short exercises that you can do to keep you in that space of feeling and expressing gratitude on a daily basis. Many people can get stuck in a rut of complaining or in a negative space like … [Read more...] about Honoring the Season of Gratitude with Five Simple Exercises
There are so many different treatment options available to help the skin rejuvenate and look more refreshed. Many treatments can be stacked based on what your aging skin’s needs are. Many treatments are minimally invasive and can promote your body’s ability to build collagen, improving the … [Read more...] about How Skin Rejuvenates with Micro-Needling, Red Light Therapy, Infrared Therapy
Anxiety and stress are common symptoms that I regularly see in my practice. Many people are dealing with some huge financial pressures, relationships that are stressful, or a lack of supportive relationships. Some are dealing with personal, family or friends’ health issues that are affecting their … [Read more...] about Does Anxiety and Stress Keep You From Being the Person You Desire to Be?
Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or loose stools; skin rashes that won’t go away or come and go; mood issues like anxiety, fatigue, depression, mind fog; or weight gain and hormone imbalances, may all be stemming from the foods that we are eating on a regular basis. … [Read more...] about Food Allergies, Sensitivities Can Cause a Leaky Gut