Everyday lab tests to optimize for greater health and reduce risk of disease

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2020

Enjoy the video! Below are the lab tests covered and the time frames during the cast!

  • About metabolic syndrome @ 2:12 
  • Insulin resistance @ 2:37
  • Glucose and HbA1c @ 4:48
  • Inflammation and C-Reactive Protein @ 7:08
  • Vitamin D @ 8:22
  • Lipids/Cholesterol @10:30
  • LDL @ 11:20
  • Oxidation and Inflammation @ 11:40
  • Diet @ 12:18
  • HDL @ 12:37
  • Triglycerides @13:22
  • Lipid Numbers-Norm and Optimize @ 13:56
  • Thyroid @ 16:13

And here is the thyroid gradient example I mentioned 


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The Power of the Nap- Why You Want to Follow Your Dogs Lead

I like to call it my zen 10, although its usually a twenty minute break from my day, step into the land of relaxation and renewal- the power nap!

I have been told its my super power- as many people have difficulty napping in the middle of the day, and others say they don't like how it makes them feel when they wake up- I encourage all, to take the lessons from the animal kingdom and cultures of the siesta...even if its a twenty minute break, be open for the benefits of such rest and renewal.

So if you are looking for a fix for your afternoon lull, a boost to your creativity, mental sharpness, memory, and overall well-being, consider the power of a nap!

Let's take a quick look at some bene's from different nap cycles:

  • 20 to 30 minutes- boost creativity, sharpen memory
  • 30 to 60 minutes- empower decision making, enhance memory and recall, and memory preservation
  • 60 to 90 minutes- REM- this is the time to support problem solving, make new connections in the brain, decrease negative...
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Pillars of Support when things are going great, and ESPECIALLY when things arenā€™t so great

Lately, I have been in an “evaluation mode” - sitting back and trying to be an observer of my own life, assessing and getting perspective as I have been riding the waves of some big shifts, in both personal and professional lives.

Where all of these shifts and changes are for the good, heck, they are for the great, its not to say they don't come with some difficulty, as all change can be a stress' and some of these are big ones.

The Universe sends us hints,  gentle messages that its time to renew, time to step into a different arena or a completely different direction. And if we don't listen, or continually ignore, then the gentle messages become not so gentle, and then we are then hit upon the head with a Universal 2 X 4. (more on this in an upcoming post- stay tune :) )

And its wild how it came about.

Two weeks ago I banged my head at work, received a laceration and a mild concussion. Who new pharmacy could be such a dangerous profession. lol

The thing was, when I...

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YOU Time...The Perfect Antidote for Stress

Uncategorized Aug 21, 2018

YOU Time…The Perfect Antidote for Stress

I have talked a lot about stress in the past, the impact which it can take on one’s health, how to manage it through nutrition, lifestyle and relaxation strategies.

There is one element I have not shared with you, which anyone can find profound benefits, even if they don’t identify themselves with being stressed.

And that’s incorporating time for YOU each and every day.

It seems in today’s fast pace culture we always can find time for everyone else, and its easy to put our own needs on the back burner, rationalizing that you can handle it, or you will “rest” tomorrow.

We know how that ends up, tomorrow is always a day away, never today.

I can practically hear some of you saying, “it’s easier said then done, with the chaos in my house, I’m lucky if I get 2 minutes to myself.”

And I get that, although I also understand that there are a lot of seconds that add up doing things...

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How to Pinpoint Reputable Nutritional Supplementsā€¦Navigating Through Subpar Products, Price Sensitivity, and Marketing Hype

Uncategorized May 19, 2018

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Robert Kress here...

Whether you are a practitioner who wants to provide the best to their patients, or a consumer who understands that there are different levels of nutritional supplements- and it makes a difference, then you understand...

Quality…is a really big issue.

Consumers want results, and they are looking for trustworthy practitioners to help guide them.

We don’t want to be ripped off, but certainly willing to pay a premium price to make sure they are getting the best.

Like anything that becomes popular, nutritional medicine brings to the table both quality…and lack of quality, or even downright dangerous products.

It’s our job to know the difference. But first you might be asking…

Why Nutritional Medicine?

There are many reasons to consider adding nutritional medicine to your practice.

  • Commercial food sources do not have the nutritional relevance they once did…coupled with a typical Western Diet,...
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