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September 24, 2021

Injection Support Protocol: Gather data, support your body.

Should we just dive into the hottest topic of the times? We've talked about safety and detoxification around vaccines before, but we've got some new suggestions with the current and ever-updating information surrounding CV-19 injections. 

None of these suggestions have been studied in short or long term models, and are our suggestions based on we've seen thus far in research and clinical practice. These are basic recommendations, not supported by the CDC, or are FDA cleared as a standard of care for anyone. 

What we suggest before your injection(s):

1. Gather Data

  • Get tested via PCR specifically for Covid-19 infection. Receiving a CV19 injection is contraindicated during an active infection. Considering many cases are asymptomatic positive, this proactive measure is advised in obligatory injections at this time.
  • Get a pre-test for antibodies IgG and IgM, Spike Proteins, and Nucleocapsid (US BioTek) to establish your baseline values of existing immunity. Certain results may indicate that you've been exposed naturally, and will give you some measurement of the reaction created in your body after the injection. 
  • Ask your doctor to test your Vitamin D3 status, keeping in mind the goal of achieving a level of 60-80 ng/mL prior to injection is advised. This test can be done as a finger prick or blood draw.

2. Build Yourself Up With Nutrition

  • Vitamin D3 5,000 IU/day (or more, depending on tested levels, consult with physician)
  • Immune Boost (a combination of Vitamin C, Quercetin, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and Zinc. Zinc opens the door so the antioxidants can enter the cells and do their magic restoring mitochondrial balance, preventing viral replication, and repairing cellular damage.)
  • Melatonin - 6mg taken at bedtime - ( You may connect melatonin and sleep, but did you know melatonin and immunity are intertwined too?!)
  • Protect your gut with a high quality probiotic
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids - 3-4 grams per day (Omega 3's are ANTI-inflammatory, and inflammation is causes cellular damage, and many of your symptoms. Omega 3's like DHA and EPA help to put out the fire, while illness and toxins tend to 'fan the flames'.)

3. Dedicate Yourself to Healthy Habits

  • Resolve any current fevers, abnormal stools, or unusual symptoms
  • Use good sleep hygiene practices (no screens 2 hours before bed, wear blue light blocking glasses, sleep in a dark/cold room for as close to 8 hours as possible)
  • Decrease mental and emotional stress as much as possible
  • Move regularly with 15-20min cardio/day, 15-30 min of strength training, and 10 minutes of deep diaphragmatic breathing nightly. If sedentary, consider brisk walking for 10-15 min to get heart pumping and monitor recovery prior to injection. Seek medical care if health status is questionable if you are healthy enough for physical activity. Physical fitness is an indicator for recovery from CV19 infection.
  • Meditation, mindfulness, and prayer are highly recommended.
  • Ideal do not change any medications around the time of injection to allow your body to properly adjust. If medications change (you're starting hormonal birth control, changing your antidepressant dose, etc.) we suggest waiting 14-30 days a minimum while your body adapts to the medication change before getting any injections.

After Injections

1. Continue Nutritional Support above for 21 days post-injection.

2. Consider using an Infrared Sauna for detoxification and cellular health

3.  Check and see if your body responded! 14-20 days after vaccination re-test immune response to confirm antibody, spike protein, and nucleocapsid levels. While these don't guarantee immunity, they are good indicators if your immune system is reacting. This may be particularly important if you have comorbidities (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions). Consider re-testing every 6-12 months to make sure status is maintained.

Our Goal

As always, our goal is to help you stay informed and educated about your own body and support you naturally through the ups, downs, ins, and outs. At this point in time this is our best guess in regards to preventing adverse reactions while simultaneously boosting the immune system. We believe in bodily autonomy, choice, and the power of the human body. If you are seeking additional information in regards to functional medicine, please reach out to 

November 10, 2020

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I wholeheartedly believe in supporting your body to do the amazing things it's capable of. I have little kids, and I've realized that instead of giving them more, more, MORE - sometimes I just need to remove the road blocks and let them thrive on their own. This applies to your health as well. When you take a few days to focus on the removal of toxins (roadblocks!) it can do a much better job of keeping you well. Medications, pesticides, and artificial fragrances are just a few of the things that slow down your liver and intestines, gumming up the detoxification process. This impacts every other system in your body. We've made this guide, paired with a curated set of high quality nutrition, to explain and support the detoxification process. This guide is appropriate for many different lifestyles, but it's GREAT after breaking up with hormonal birth control after months or years of use. It can be especially helpful if you're experiencing negative side effects, or planning to get pregnant in the future. 

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October 28, 2020

Our Sustainability Goals: Living That Neutral Life

Concerned about the climate?

Us too. Sustainability is one of our (aspirational) values. We've recently taken steps to get closer to a neutral impact on our earth's environment. Here are the steps we're taking: 

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May 06, 2019

Nutrition After Baby

Dear everyone, "mom brain" is real. Moms are multitasking queens. Have you seen a mom find everyone's lost shoes/socks/bags while cooking breakfast, after waking up early to get ready themselves, and coordinate 3+ schedules for the week? It's a miracle that occurs daily in many houses. Unfortunately, most moms are going too hard, too soon without the proper mental, emotional, physical, and nutritional support. It's no wonder why moms end up with postpartum depression and anxiety. Instead of brushing off these feelings, or blaming them on sleepless nights, let's take a look at the real chemical and nutritional reasons moms lose their marbles. 

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April 18, 2019

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When I graduated nearly 10 years ago, I grossly misunderstood how important of a role vitamins, minerals, and adequate rest (among many other things) have in our day to day life. I also didn’t realize the staggering number of Americans on a prescription drugs. Unfortunately, it wasn't taught in school, and I'd never come across the research and publications surrounding “drug induced micronutrient depletions”. This phrase describes the fact that any drug (prescribed or over the counter) in order to absorb and function in your body, requires vitamins and minerals to be metabolized. This, in addition to our body’s already high nutrient needs, can further deplete your body's vitamin and mineral stores. When this occurs we say “hello” to side effects.

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March 25, 2019

Mission Update: You're helping a woman give birth.

We're excited to announce that the proceeds from 2018 have been allocated to sponsor a doula through the National Black Doula Association. Why this? Our mission has always been to provide preventative and lifestyle medicine to those who can't afford it. Starting with a child's birth is about as preventative as it gets.

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August 12, 2018

You're No Dinosaur: Aging Well With Nutrition

My parents are in their 50's. They're taking care of their elderly parents, while soaring to the top in their career fields, traveling, chasing my toddler, and getting stronger all the time. When I post picture of them on social media my friends from high school often comment "HOW DO THEY NEVER AGE?"... They aren't magical unicorns, but they do work as hard on their health as they do at their jobs. They're often surrounded by friends their age with aches, pains, and conditions equated with "just getting old." It doesn't have to be so, but it does take an open mind and dedication. Here are a few ways your body changes as you celebrate more birthdays, and what you can do to with nutrition to improve your quality of life:
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Mission Update: Increasing Access to Real Food

If you haven't read our mission, it's this in a nutshell: We want to make preventative medicine (good nutrition, organic food, emotional/mental health services, etc.) available to those who can't afford it, particularly kids and their families. If we can nourish our children, we can make healthier adults, which in the current state of our country is a real issue. 

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Are you drinking or eating out of plastic right now? Has that plastic ever been heated, or washed with heavy duty dish detergent? It could be damaging your cells left and right. I'm going to frame this important issue around fertility and new offspring, but to be honest, cell damage and haywire hormones affect our entire health. Let's talk about how the chemicals in plastic (namely, BPA, because it's the most researched) are sending you mixed signals, and start planning that anti-BPA shopping spree.

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