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’
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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?
Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years and is still used today in hospitals and clinics there. It was brought to the U.S. in the 70s and has spread across the country as alternative therapy for various health aliments from pain, immune system boosting, fertility, hot flashes, … [Read more...] about Exploring the Benefits of Acupuncture for Overall Health
Obesity is continually on the rise in the United States since the 1990s because of food packaging, lifestyle choices and changes in the food pyramid recommendations of eating a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Food packaging got in on the low-fat bandwagon and would add more sugar, grains, processed … [Read more...] about How Belly Fat Leads to Inflammation, Disease, Hormone Issues
Cold and flu season is here. Many people are getting sick more often this year, despite normal measures of washing hands and sanitizing. Although those efforts can prevent illness for those diligent and consistent with the habit, some people require natural ways to boost their immunity through cold … [Read more...] about Natural Treatments May Shorten Duration of Colds, Flu, Viruses
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
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