Never Bet Against Dr. Carri

Jocelyne is a fiercely independent woman. She’s a single mom. She’s self employed and runs multiple businesses. She’s highly successful. She’s very passionate about life and loves to help others. When you think of the Energizer Bunny, you think of Jocelyne! Except when she called me her batteries were nearly dead. Her energy was 1-2…

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It’s Embarrassing That Family Doctors Refuse to Run This Simple Test

It happened again. One of my patients asked their family doctor to test their vitamin D levels, and they were refused. I say it happened again because it happens so often it’s mind boggling to me. Patients are usually told one of two things: It’s too much of a burden on our healthcare system to…

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How Much Are Dietary Flaws Costing You Precious Energy?

Food can be your medicine, or it can be your poison. Let’s make it your medicine! You probably think it’s impossible to change your diet. I’m living proof that it’s not. You can do it. Trust me—if I can do it, so can you, especially if you follow my guidelines. Here’s what most people eat…

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Getting to the Root Cause to Achieve Balanced Sex Hormones

This article is for you if you suffer with any of these conditions: Hot flashes and night sweats Premenstrual/menstrual migraines PMS Low sex drive PCOS Infertility Endometriosis Menopause Perimenopause The Functional Medicine Approach to Hormonal Imbalances: Simply: Get the body to do what Mother Nature originally intended (which is NOT synthetic hormone replacement therapy or…

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These Friendly Guys Help Us Detox

We live in a toxic, polluted world. Studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, we are the first generation exposed to such an unprecedented amount of chemicals on a DAILY basis – chemicals that have never been tested for their long term effects, let alone their long term effects…

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Goldilocks and Melatonin

Too little melatonin at night can cause fatigue. Too much melatonin during the day can also cause fatigue. You’re melatonin needs to be just right for you to feel at your best. You’re just like Goldilocks!   What is melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone made by your pineal gland – a tiny, pea sized gland…

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Five Myths about Functional Medicine

Myth #1: A Functional Medicine Doctor Is Just Another Pill Pusher. TRUTH: Functional Medicine doctors always strive to FIND the underlying cause of your health problem, and then FIX the cause with natural treatments, so you can feel normal again. The goal is always to FIX…always. This will take a certain amount of supplements for…

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Fatigue So Bad She Slept Through Her 2 Week Vacation

Céline had suffered from fatigue since she was a teenager, but lately it took over her life. She would sleep 12 hours a night, and still wake up tired. She went through her day thinking about sleep: “When can I go to sleep”, “How many more hours until I can go to bed”, “Where can…

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Cholesterol Health Update – Part Three of Three

I’ve gotten lots of great feedback on our cholesterol series. In this article I will tackle one more common cholesterol myth. Let’s get started…   Old Info: An analysis of all the cholesterol-lowering research studies shows the best reduction of mortality is with using statin medications. New Info: The research proves fish oil lowers cardiovascular…

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Cholesterol Health Update – Part Two of Three

The Part One cholesterol article generated a lot of buzz! It triggered many great questions from patients just like you! The most common question I got was “Dr. Carri, I’ve wanted to get off my cholesterol medication for years. Can you help me with that?” It makes sense! Once you know there are better (and…

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