My name is Dr. Keesha Ewers. In my 30+ years in medicine, I have found that patients who come to see me complain most often of feeling fatigued, frazzled, frumpy, and fat. They suspect they have a hormone imbalance, sometimes they know their adrenals are in trouble, but often don’t know they are either well on their way to developing an autoimmune disease, or they already have one or more autoimmune conditions! [Read more…] about The “4F” Knockdown Punch – Fatigued, Frazzled, Frumpy and Fat (The Fatigue Quiz)!
An ACE score is the total of 10 different types of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The ACE quiz is by no means exhaustive, with the glaring absence of death and loss.
However, it does correlate early distressing events from childhood to chronic adult illness like an autoimmune disease.
According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the tougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be, and the higher your risk for later chronic disease and even a shortened life-span. [Read more…] about The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Quiz.
First let me start with the bad news. There is no diet that will reverse your autoimmune disease or cancer or rid you of inflammation. That is, there is no one-size- fits all diet. The good news is there are some guidelines you can start with until you get more in-depth functional medicine testing done to see who is living in your gut (microbiome), how your adrenals and hormones are doing, what foods your immune system is reacting to and what your genetic pre-disposition to autoimmune disease and cancer is. [Read more…] about Dr. Keesha’s Almond Butter Breakfast Cookie