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Child & Adolescent Anxiety Disorder: Recovering with Functional Medicine

 

Watch our video: Amber Ratcliffe and Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer discuss Child & Adolescent Anxiety and how Functional Medicine can help your child recover from the inside out and get them back to feeling their best.

Is your child irritable, quick to anger, or have frequent emotional outbursts? Do they avoid age appropriate activities? Do they have trouble sleeping? Have frequent stomach or head aches? Do they bite their nails? Do they trend towards perfectionism, excessive planning, or negative self-talk? 

If so, they might be suffering from anxiety...

If you think your child or teen is suffering from anxiety or depression, you aren’t alone. At least one in five children report experiencing anxiety. Studies...

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Add a DOSE of Joy for Vibrant Health

On a recent trip to the Mindshare Summit, Dr. Zendi and I had the privilege of meeting some amazing innovators in health and wellness. One of our absolute favorites was Radha Agrawal, co-founder of Daybreaker and author of Belong: Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Connected Life.

After all – who couldn’t use more joy and feelings of deep belonging. We got to dance, laugh, and learn about how to create more joy in our life with this amazing woman and we can’t wait to share it with you!

MORE JOY = healthier, wealthier, more love, less stress, more fertile, more friends, more creativity, anti-aging, less stagnation, less anger, more forgiveness, less isolation and loneliness, less anxiety and...

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Balancing Hormones with Functional Medicine

 

Watch the LiveStream video: Amber Ratcliffe and Justine Shults discuss female sex hormone imbalance and why it may be what is holding you back from feeling your best.

What is a Hormone Imbalance?

Are you irritable, moody, and exhausted all the time, yet have trouble sleeping? Gaining weight despite diet and exercise? You are not alone. Up to 75% of women report suffering from symptoms that could be attributed to a hormone imbalance!

Hormones are important chemical messengers in our bodies such as Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, Cortisol, Thyroid, DHEA, and Vitamin D. They are produced in one type of tissue and then move through the bloodstream to other parts of the body delivering “messages” for that part of...

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Thyroid Disease: Tired Wired Foggy & Fat

 

Watch the LiveStream video: Amber Ratcliffe and Justine Shults discuss thyroid disease and why it may be what is holding you back from feeling your best.

First a little about thyroid disease...

When your thyroid is not functioning optimally, you can feel dull, tired, constipated, gain weight, have dry skin, hair can become dry and even fall out, muscles and joints might ache, periods become irregular, you might have fertility problems, brain fog, sugar and carb cravings (your body is desperate for energy!), high cholesterol (even if your diet is amazing), and a host of other large and small symptoms.

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with thyroid disease during her lifetime

  • The most common form is Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune...

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Adrenal Fatigue: Tired, Wired, Foggy & Fat

 

Watch the LiveStream video: Amber Ratcliffe and Justine Shults discuss Adrenal Fatigue and why it may be what is holding you back from feeling your best.

Do you feel overwhelmed? Have trouble recalling words and feeling brain fog? Exhausted but wake up every night between 1 and 3 am and can’t get back to sleep? Do you have sugar/salty/carb cravings - putting on some belly fat? Frequently feel anxious?

You probably have Adrenal Fatigue.

Adrenal Fatigue is a silent epidemic caused by our fast-paced culture. Being “ON” all the time is exhausting and so many of us are experiencing burnout and serious health symptoms as a result. You know something is wrong, but you don’t know what.

Adrenal Fatigue...

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Benefits of Lemon Water with Sea Salt

Why on earth would you intentionally drink salt water with lemon in it? Most of us have accidentally gotten sea water in our mouths at some point and it is not a pleasant experience. When this was first recommended to me by my functional medicine doctor, the thought of drinking salt water had about as much appeal as gargling dish soap for better breath. Instead, I just started adding more sea salt to my food. I later found out that drinking salt water and eating salt are two completely different things, but I’ll get to that in a minute.

So, back to the “why”. Sea salt can help balance your potassium and sodium levels. This is actually an issue for many people but they don't realize it. When dissolved in water, potassium...

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PANS/PANDAS: Could your "Difficult" Child be Misdiagnosed?

 

In this video, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Lori DiBartolo discuss Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) - the symptoms, treatment options, and how you can help raise awareness of this serious condition.

Rages, Oppositional Defiance, Worsening School Performance, High Anxiety, OCD Behaviors, Irritability, Aggression, ADHD behaviors, Food Aversions, Sensory Issues, Mood Swings, Urinary Accidents, Verbal or Motor Tics, Sleep Disturbances, and the list goes on...

These are just some of the symptoms that can be associated with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) – one of the most misdiagnosed conditions seriously impacting our children and their families.

It is estimated that a child will...

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QEEG & Neurofeedback: Rewire the Brain

 

Neurofeedback is a drug-free approach to treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Migraines, Insomnia, Memory & Cognitive Function and even Autism. The brain is not hard-wired, it is not limited or fixed in its abilities to heal. Join Amber Ratcliffe and Lori DiBartolo as they discuss how Neurofeedback Therapy can help you achieve life changing results.

Request a Free 20 Minute Consult to see if Neurofeedback is right for you.

A qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) is a diagnostic tool that measures electrical activity in the form of brain wave patterns. It is sometimes referred to as “brain mapping.”

It shows the cortical electrical activity in the brain. The brainmaps shows if the activity is too high or...

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Decrease Stress & Anxiety from the Inside Out

Watch (sideways  - oops) Arbor Health co-founders, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Amber Ratcliffe discuss simple things you can do at home to decrease stress & anxiety from the inside out.

 
 

Key takeaways from the video:

Things that drive higher stress and anxiety

  • Watching and listening to the news
  • Negative social media. Fear and anxiety are contagious (so are peace and love).
  • Self-isolation
  • Mindset
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of sleep

The body under stress

  • The mind-body connection: Your thoughts drive biochemical responses in the body and have tremendous power over our bodies. Negative thoughts are toxic to us, and thoughts of calm and gratitude have been shown to be healing.
  • Stress activates the parasympathetic nervous...
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Staying Sane & Building Relationships at Home During COVID

Arbor Health co-founders, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Amber Ratcliffe discuss things you can do to get clear on priorities, set expectations, and build relationships at home during COVID.

 
 

Today we are going to share a little age old wisdom on how to stay sane by getting clear on priorities, setting and communicating expectations & boundaries, being a bucket filler, and building your relationships even during quarantine.

These are challenging times with everyone home trying to work, home school, routines turned upside down - this is HARD. Please be kind to yourself and others - we are all struggling with this.

We have some advice to share, but we are the first to admit that we are not perfect and often stray from...

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