Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Drew Sinatra for a discussion of the similarities between COVID-19 and Lyme disease. Both COVID and Lyme can have significant post-illness repercussions that can cause systemic inflammation. How well and quickly a person recovers lies in the individual’s nutritional state, gut health, stress levels and prior chronic health…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Ryan Brinkerhoff for an in-depth discussion about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Ryan is a notable expert on this topic and we dig deep to learn why this is a treatment that could benefit patients with Lyme and other chronic illnesses. Ryan is the owner and creator of…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, and nurse practitioner Lisa Vasile discuss why they both moved to a functional approach to care for their patients. Using a comprehensive approach, offering education and providing nutritional support can improve many symptoms that have not been resolved with a conventional approach. It is all too often that both these practitioners see…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Kurt Woeller, a well known lecturer, instructor and functional medicine doctor, for a discussion about the benefits of the simple organic acids test, which can provide important information about a chronically ill patient. Dr. Woeller serves as a medical advisor for Great Plains Lab, which offers an organic…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Eric Balcavage for a discussion about the sulfation detoxification pathway. As our environment becomes more toxic, we become more toxic. The higher our toxic loads, the greater the chance for chronic illness. A healthy detoxification system provides powerful benefits for health. Dr. Balcavage is the owner and founder…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Chris Marano, a clinical and community herbalist of Western, Chinese, and First Nation healing traditions who has operated a healthcare practice in Western Massachusetts since 1995. He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, teaches topics in herbalism at the University of Massachusetts, is the founder of…

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Cindy Kennedy, CNP, talks with Dr. Jocelyn Strand about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for proper immune health. Current research has been focusing on the role of the microbiome in the health and wellness arena. The fact that the gut has over 70 percent of our immune system within it substantiates the need…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Tania Dempsey, a board-certified internist and integrative holistic medicine practitioner, for a discussion about the complicated illness associated with mast cell activation. Their conversation dives deep to answer questions surrounding Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, why it happens, how it is associated with chronic illness and how can it…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Sean McCloy for an examination of the different approaches between allopathic and functional healthcare. Finding “why” an illness is occurring is the basic philosophy of a functional approach. Today, more than ever, people are interested in making alternative care choices rather than taking prescription medications. By educating patients…

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Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Ashley Besecker, an expert in human biochemistry, for a discussion of the difference between caring for people who are sick and tired and athletes who are trying to optimize their wellness for performance. The bottom line is optimizing good nutrition and appropriate supplementation to balance the body and improve…

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