Rock Your Cortisol and Dance with Your Stress

"7 Ways to Rock Cortisol and Manage Your Stress", is a remarkable, uplifting and conversational talk given by prominent functional medicine gynecologist, Dr. Sara Gottfried, in 2013 to Naropa University in Colorado. Find it on YouTube, if you are interested, see the link beneath this post. You really need to hear this. Dr. Gottfried is the author of 3 best-selling books including Younger, Hormone Reset Diet, and The Hormone Cure. In this 70-minute talk...

How to build a better baby

Pregnancy is an important time to re-evaluate your diet and nutrient intake. When morning sickness strikes, we often fall back on comfort foods, which may not be so healthy. This presents some challenges to actually getting a balanced diet. Just think of the fact that all the elements in the molecules that make up of our bodies come from our food, orchestrated by the code that we call our DNA. So, it's an amazing dance between nature and nurture. At the ce...

How to feed your microbiome –my MICRO-WHAT?

How to feed your microbiome –my MICRO-WHAT?
The cells of our bodies number about 10 trillion. The bacteria living on the inside and outside of us are about ten times that number, and this collection of cells is called the microbiome. It’s pretty amazing that there are so many more cells on us, than are in us! You might say we are outnumbered. So, we may have to be more aware of the health of the microbiome. Science suggests that things which hurt the microbiome, may also be unhealthy for us humans, ...

Individualized Consultation

Dr. Quaye does individualized Functional Medicine consultations for women clients through her private consultation practice. This practice is solely for health consultation, and operates as a cash based service, which is out of network with insurance coverage. If you are interested in more information about this, including an invitation to schedule a personalized health consultation, please contact Dr. Quaye directly, through the contact box provided on th...

They were going to induce my labor, even though I thought things were going fine!

In my second pregnancy, I was again diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I thought I had done a great job of controlling my blood sugar and my diet. So, at 38 weeks, after keeping all my visits, and trying hard to be a good patient, it was explained to me, that my labor had to be induced the following day. I was to going to be scheduled for an ultrasound, an amniocentesis to check lung maturity, and if all of that was fine, labor induction would begin. You

What scares you the most about pregnancy and becoming a new mom?

I was 29 years old, a senior in college, and a chemistry major, when I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son. I was also applying to medical school, hoping to move to Atlanta, Georgia, where my husband was already in medical school. So, I can tell you from my experience about all the things I worried about. As young newlywed and in college and medical school, I worried a lot. Upon arriving to Atlanta mid-pregnancy, I had to find a doctor, and ...

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a fundamentally different approach to diagnosis and treatment which concerns itself with two basic questions, 1) what does that patient have too much of, that needs to be reduced, and 2) what does the patient have not enough of, which needs to be replenished, or rebalanced. Rather than diagnosing a disease by a collection of end organ problems and symptoms as is done in the conventional medicine model, functional medicine concerns it...

Make Your Own Healthy Salad Dressing

You may make your own healthy dressing for salads, cooked whole grains, and beans by following the recipe below. Salad Dressing · 2 tablespoons flax seed oil · 2 tablespoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil or tahini · 2 tablespoons balsamic, rice, or other vinegar of your choice, or fresh lemon juice · 1 tablespoon water · 1 teaspoon Dijon or dry mustard · 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed · 1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce (optional...

Make Your Own Cereal with Serious Nutritional Punch!

Here's a recipe I picked up recently. This recipe contains Chia Seeds, which packs a powerful nutritional punch. Each tablespoon of Chia Seeds has 5 grams of fiber, 2.2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (the "good fat"), and 5 grams of protein. Mixed together with tasty ingredients like sesame seeds, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, it makes a tasty and nutritious snack or breakfast food. Top off with a half cup of almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk, a

Weekend Detox Soup: Chicken Black Bean Chili

What’s in this weekend’s soup? This weekend we made a black bean chicken 3 pepper vegetable chili. 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 tsp chopped garlic 1 pound all natural, antibiotic and hormone free or free range chicken breast, cut up 1 pound of black beans, soaked, cooked until tender and rinsed. 1 pound of frozen kernel corn 1 green pepper, red pepper, yellow pepper, diced ...