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The Importance of the Endocannabinoid System

The Importance of the Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System is something that I find extremely important in women’s health. It is a system that we all have but were never educated on. A network of receptors throughout every system of the body that communicate and regulate our body functions. When it...

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Willpower is not the thing

Willpower is not the thing

What is willpower? A lot of times clients will come to me and say, “I know all the things I need to do, I just don't have the willpower to do it." And right away, I try to help them understand that willpower is not the thing that’s going to get them where we want to...

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Food Intolerance Testing Based on YOUR Data

Food Intolerance Testing Based on YOUR Data

One of the biggest questions that I get from potential clients is, "Should I get food intolerance testing done?" I wanted to jump in here and dispel some myths and talk about the why and how of this important tool. I consider food intolerance testing one of the most...

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Is Functional Nutrition your missing link?

Is Functional Nutrition your missing link?

Do you feel like there are crucial questions about your health that no one is asking? I get it. I've been there in my own health and that is why bringing education and empowerment back into healthcare is what I am all about. My name is Frankie Leigh, for those of you...

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Mindset #3

Mindset #3

Welcome to the New Year my friends! I am reaching out today for my third round of thoughts on mindset. When we started this journey together a few months ago, we were priming for the New Year, checking ourselves and our tendencies. Checking ourselves for places where...

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Mindset #2

Mindset #2

Hello and Happy Holidays! Hope this finds you eating well and enjoying friends and family. I wanted to reach out for my second round of thoughts on mindset. If you didn't get a chance to read through Mindset #1 check it out here. This series is my effort to make...

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Hi, I’m Frankie
Becoming a Functional Nutritionist was born out of my love of working in women’s health and my own health crisis that hit in 2011. It was then that I realized that the body cannot be taken for granted. With two cancer scares in one year, I decided to take my health into my own hands, guided by the intelligence of functional medicine. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, I use data and mindfulness techniques to motivate change. My client relationships are filled with loving connections and precise planning.

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Summer Reset

Happy summertime to you! Though I know some folks have been feeling the summer temperatures for a while, there is something about June that makes the summer season start to feel more legit. Like it is here and you better get ready for all it has to offer! That is...

Stress and Blood Glucose Levels

Do you know of any friends or family who has diabetes or pre-diabetes? I bet most people reading this know of at least one because that is how prevalent it is. Today, one in ten U.S. adults has diabetes, and if trends continue, one in five will have it by 2025. An...

Managing Cortisol’s Ups and Downs

Cortisol gets a bad rap most of the time. Everyone wants to talk about the negatives of what cortisol does, but what often doesn't get the recognition is the benefits that cortisol has for our body. Today I want to highlight both sides of the stress story so that when...

Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever found yourself saying you have a “gut feeling” about something? Or maybe you’ve experienced “butterflies in your stomach”? These common phrases actually have some basis in science and help showcase the connection between our gut and our brain....

Put Yourself In The Driver’s Seat

Put yourself in the driver's seat when it comes to stress. Understanding stress is the first important step to dealing with it. Many of us think stress happens to us, similar to the quote, “Life is happening to me.” Flip the script and put it another way; life is...

How To Own Your Health Because It Belongs To You

How can you own your health? You're responsible for it, so why not own it? This message is getting lost in the slew of things that are going on in the world right now. It can feel like a place full of a lot of fear where we can feel paralyzed as to what to do. And...

Ready For A New Approach To Your Healthcare?

Have you ever felt discouraged leaving a doctor’s appointment? Maybe you felt bothered by the lack of time a doctor spent in the room with you, or perhaps you didn’t feel heard because the nurses and physicians were rushing through the appointment, talking at you, and...

Love Your Liver

Did you know the liver is responsible for over 500 daily functions? That’s right, this single organ has a lot on its “To Do” list. A few of these functions are to store vitamins and iron and convert stored sugar to usable sugar when the body’s levels fall below...

Cooking For Your Microbiome

When you think about the microbiome, it's important to understand that you can literally change the whole makeup of the gut within 24 hours by just changing your diet. If you are on a high sugar and high carbohydrate diet, within 24 hours of dropping those...

Moving Winter’s Sluggishness in March – part 2

Last time we talked about different vegetables that were starting to show up in the stores and how they can benefit our health. Now let’s talk about some ways to increase the veggies in your diet, but first why do we want to increase veggie intake? This time of year,...
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