Constantly feeling stressed out? Here are the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, and what you can do to manage your stress and feel better Stress is a natural part of our lives, and in healthy amounts, stress can help us trigger the “flight or fight” response and avoid dangerous situations—like getting cornered by a … Continue reading Feeling stressed out? Chronic stress signs, symptoms, and management
Custom vitamins & personalized supplements demystified Advertisements are everywhere for custom vitamins, personalized supplements, and vitamins tailored to you. But are these supplements really worth the hype, and do they give us more benefits than our regular multivitamin? Dr. Sandy Le, a naturopathic doctor with Ciba Health, answers our burning questions about personalized vitamins and … Continue reading Do I need custom vitamins? Doctor answers
Here’s how to optimize your hormonal health Hormones are tiny chemical messengers present in everyone’s body – men and women. They are produced by glands in the endocrine system (pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, and thymus — along with the ovaries in women and the testes in men) and sent to organs and tissues … Continue reading Hormonal Health: Estrogen, Cortisol & more
Compromised immune system? Here’s what to do. The first step in strengthening your immune system and protecting your body from viruses and bacteria is optimizing your gut health. That’s right, gut health has a huge impact on our immune systems. How are gut health and the immune system related? About 70% of the immune system’s … Continue reading Immunity booster: Gut health & probiotics
Metabolic Flexibility vs. Keto: Benefits, Drawbacks for Type 2 Diabetics Many doctors advocate for the keto diet to treat type 2 diabetes, but sticking to a strictly no-carb diet can be difficult in the long run. Learn about metabolic flexibility and what it means for type 2 diabetes reversal in this in-depth article. What is … Continue reading Metabolic Flexibility or Keto? Type 2 Diabetes answers
How chronic stress and anxiety can make you tired If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, acute stress, or extreme anxiety, you may also notice feeling tired and exhausted. It may even become a vicious cycle of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Read on to see what you need to know about the relationship between stress, … Continue reading Chronic stress, anxiety and fatigue: What you need to know
Tell us a bit about yourself, your medical background, and how you found your way to Ciba Health. I started out in OB-GYN, which I absolutely loved. It was fast-paced. It was quite a bit of stress. Although at the time, it just felt like lots of energy and it was fun. I noticed pretty … Continue reading Dr. Markyia Nichols on using less medication
Tell us a bit about yourself, your medical background, and how you found your way to Ciba Health. My name is Sandy Le and I’m one of the Medical Directors of Ciba Health, on the West Coast. Since we’re national, we have West and East regions. I’m a naturopathic doctor. I went to UCLA for … Continue reading Functional, Holistic, Integrative, or Naturopathic Medicine?
Dr. Innocent Clement: I am the CEO and founder of Ciba Health. Here with us today is my Director of Wellness, Whitney Crouch. Today we’ll be discussing a very important topic, as it relates to collaboration between doctors, dietitians, and health coaches partnering to achieve maximum benefits for our patients. Whitney, from your experience being … Continue reading Doctors, dieticians, and health coaches – why collaboration is essential
Are you achieving your goals? Did you make resolutions or set goals for this year and feel you’re falling behind? Maybe you already have given up on their goals completely. No matter which category you fall into, it’s not too late to still achieve success in your yearly goals. Reassessing and creating mini-goals might be … Continue reading How To Set Mini-Goals And Shift Your Habits
Intermittent fasting is a nutrition plan that switches between periods of fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Many people use intermittent fasting as a way to manage your weight, but research shows that it might also help prevent some forms of disease. It’s important to check with your doctor before starting intermittent fasting. Once … Continue reading 5 Easy To Follow Intermittent Fasting Schedules
Controlled breathing exercises can help keep your mind focused and body in shape, by helping to lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and relieve stress. There are lots of breathing exercises you can do. It’s fun to experiment and see what suits you best. But you gotta start somewhere, right? The exercise … Continue reading 6-Step Breathing Exercise To Relieve Stress
Positive affirmations can be used to reshape and reprogram your thought patterns and change the way you feel about things. They are short positive statements that can help you focus on your goals, get rid of negative thoughts, eliminate self-defeating beliefs and program your subconscious mind. Professional athletes, for example, figured out a long time … Continue reading 4 Steps to Create Your Morning Affirmation
There’s no denying the benefits of social media. Along with making connections, these platforms can grow your business and be a valuable source of information and inspiration. While social media gives us access to an abundance of information, how much is too much? When used excessively, social media is scientifically-proven to trigger anxiety, lower self-esteem … Continue reading Is Social Media Negatively Affecting Your Mental Health?
When many of us think about a healthy, balanced diet, the first thought that comes to mind is probably the food pyramid, followed by a flashback of your teacher pointing to a diagram on the chalkboard. Growing up, we were led to believe that carbs should make up the majority of our diet. Now, we … Continue reading What Does It Really Mean to Have a Balanced Diet?
Let’s face it: when it comes to being healthy, there’s a ton of mixed messages. On social media, there’s always a new diet or workout, offering the promise of quick and easy results. However, if you’ve been on an emotional roller coaster with your health, “easy” is probably the last word you’d use to describe … Continue reading 3 Tips to Build Healthy Habits that Last
The problem is standard lab tests examine the basics, but there is much more information that your body can tell you. As a result, it’s essential to request tests that take a closer look.
Functional medicine is centered around a holistic and individualized approach.
To identify underlying reasons for illnesses, Functional Medicine aims to find the epicenter of the problem.
Increased Testosterone levels burns fat and adds muscle.