Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Nutrient Spotlight

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it can be obtained from the sun and can physiologically brighten your day by affecting mood and neurological function – this is why we call it “D-Vine Sunshine”. It is well known for its benefit for bone health with osteoporosis, but research indicates that it has the potential to benefit many …

Foundations For Health – Part 6

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Foundations For Health

So far I’ve talked about Diet and Nutrition, Digestive Health, Body Movement and Sleep as important foundations for health! Lastly, I would like to further the discussion of BALANCE  in terms of overall well-being. We often speak of having a balanced diet in terms of physical health, or having a good work-life balance when it comes to mental health. Even …

Your Guide to Itchy, Red Childhood Rashes

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

Watch this video for the top products you should keep in your medicine cabinet and First Aid Kit for summer time rashes, sunburns and bug bites! Most infants and children will experience a skin rash at some point early on in their lives.  When my son Hudson was born, he required antibiotics and as a consequence, suffered a persistent diaper …

Coconut Oil: Criminal or Cure-all?

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

Not sure what to believe about all this coconut oil hoopla? The truth is there’s a lot more behind the headlines, and we’re here to help you sort through the science of it all. Recent reports by the American Heart Association have advised against the use of coconut oil…and if you’re a Sanas patient you know we looooove to enjoy …

Salt Sugar Sex Stress

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

If you’re intrigued by the title, I thought you would be. After all, who doesn’t love at least one of these things? But really what do Salt, Sugar, Sex and Stress have in common? Well, these are the jobs of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are unique in that they perform the important function of bridging between all of …

Alka-Practice: Re-Balance, Revive, Re-energize!

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

At Sanas we love to work up a sweat, and our favorite type of sweating comes in the form of a hot yoga class. Recently Dr. Marisol was practicing at our local studio and had to jump out of yogi mode and into doctor mode because one of her classmates had fainted in the middle of hot yoga!! Can you imagine?! Unfortunately, there was …

How is Fear holding you back?

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

This March break was my first time really skiing. I’m not counting the time my husband took me down a diamond hill…that time I took one look at the summit and I immediately began to hyperventilate…quickly followed by a full-blown panic attack. As I tumbled miserably down the hill, tears filling my eyes as my sweet husband graciously snow ploughed …

Life Lessons 101: What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know  

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

I am in week 36 and I’ve started counting down the days until I get to meet my little peanut.  The last few months have been layers of joy and discomfort/frustration.  I was taken off work due to a shortened cervix and risk of premature labour at 28 weeks, 10 weeks earlier than I anticipated leaving work.  I quickly realized …

Feeling FAT-igued? Might Be Hormonal!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Fatigue can be fierce and something that many of us live with on a daily basis. Did you know that your fatigue may actually be correlated to your hormones? Yes that right, so now not only are you “hormonal” when you having a hissy fit, or feeling fat and bloated but you are hormonally unbalanced if you’re fatigued. The Hormonal …

When your Lab Results say “You’re Good to Go” but you’re Not Feeling It!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

  When “no news is good news” and you still feel horribly unwell, what should you do? Labs are used to diagnose disease and monitor progression. I’ve seen this so frequently that it’s a little scary how some people will believe their labs over how they are feeling; “I’m fine, my labs are all normal.” There must be a small …