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Liver Detoxification
Carol Stowell

Liver Detoxification

By on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi everyone! Each one of us are bombarded with toxins – from medications we take to the daily chemicals that we are exposed to.  Amazingly enough, our Liver is there for us, every second of every day – neutralizing these harmful agents and flushing them from our body.  We all make choices in life that will lighten this toxic load or exacerbate it, making things worse. Today, I’d like to introduce a  video I found that explains what happens when our Liver begins to struggle with the job of detoxification.  When our body struggles with a heavy load of toxins, the bile salts within the liver get quite thick causing a mucky sludge.  This sludge will begin to affect our gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine….pretty much our entire gastrointestinal system.  Soon we are not absorbing the nutrients from our diet and our cells are literally starving!  After completing this video, you will have “the rest of the story”, giving you power to avoid, fix, or prevent this horrible monster from overtaking our health. I love functional medicine and I love taking care of chronic illness.  I would love to help you with any of your health problems.  Please give me a call!! Please check out this...

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It’s that time again…….new diet, new body, new you!
Carol Stowell

It’s that time again…….new diet, new body, new you!

By on Jan 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi everyone! January 2016 has begun!  With each year that comes, many of us set new resolutions including beginning a new diet and exercise plan.  While these are wonderful goals, I’d like to introduce another goal that I hope you will consider….that of detoxification of your body! We are all exposed to every day toxins – ie…. chemicals, plastics, cosmetics, cleaning products, and many more.  These harmful agents really take a toll on our health and overall sense of well being. At American Wellness & Rehab clinic, we have several detox programs to chose from.  Whether you want a quick 3 day detox to a lengthy 28 day detox, we have top of the line, nutraceutical grade detox kits available.  Detoxification programs put much of the focus on purifying the blood stream and lymphatic system. The liver and kidney are two of your organs that will for ever be grateful for this extra detox help as they work super hard to protect all areas of the body from these impurities and harmful agents.  Choosing the month of January for your yearly detox program is a wonder time, as most of us can feel and sense the need for a boost and super charge.  A detox this time of the year will help to boost your immune power, give you increased vitality and energy. Your sleep pattern and quality will also improve.  Of course, when you improve in all of these areas, you are going to notice an improvement in your overall mood as well.   Do not put it off any longer….super charge your body and jump start into a wonder new year – Detox now! Special detox kits can be reviewed and ordered at http://www.metagenics.com/americanwellness...

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The Affects of MTHFR on your Health
Carol Stowell

The Affects of MTHFR on your Health

By on May 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar, fatigue, or insomnia? You may be suffering from a gene mutation known as MTHFR. In my functional medicine practice, I am seeing quite a few patients that are having a difficult time with Methylation. Methylation is a process in which every one of our cells are allowed to do something for us.  In order for Methylation to occur, there are certain genes that go and turn special enzymes on that changes certain vitamins into active helpers.  Folic acid, B6, and B12  are these very special helpers.  Each one of our cells go through this Methylation process 500,000 to a million times a day – just one of our cells!!  Incredible right?  What is not so incredible, is that daily exposures to toxins and chemicals cause our genes to mutate – stopping this Methylation process. There are many symptoms one may experience if Methylation does not occur such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, Bi- Polar disease, Schizophrenia, and many more.  I have specific tests in which to identify this mutated gene (MTHFR) along with individualized protocols that allows  you to begin a correct Methylation process once again. I would love to help you understand this very common but fixable problem and get your health back on track Check out this video for a brief but simple explanation of...

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Feeling Tired and Fatigued?  Mitochondrial Failure May Be The Problem!
Carol Stowell

Feeling Tired and Fatigued? Mitochondrial Failure May Be The Problem!

By on Nov 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Every cell in our body has the ability to convert the nutrients from our diet into energy for us to use.  This takes place inside the Mitochondria (power house) of each cell.  For those of you that feel your diet is ‘pretty good’, and that you are taking your vitamins and still feel quite fatigued, there may be other causes of the Mitochondria to fail.  Those of you who feel that maybe your diet isn’t the best – Lets work on these changes together!. The mitochondrial function is one of the many important things that I assess when you come in for a health evaluation.  Don’t let chronic fatigue over take your life.  There are things you can change, add, or eliminate that can improve your energy level.  Please call our clinic for an evaluation where I will spent the time with you that is necessary to help you move forward to a new healthy, vibrant you! Stay tuned for future discussions on chronic fatigue and Mitochondrial...

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How Vitamin D works to helps Autoimmune disease
Carol Stowell

How Vitamin D works to helps Autoimmune disease

By on Feb 1, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

People in Utah are at a high risk of cancer because 4 months out of the year, we don’t get any sun!  Why is vitamin D important?  Read below… It could change your life.   Autoimmune disease can be caused by a break in our immune system and by a chronic inflammatory condition.  What most people don’t know is the role that Vitamin D plays in protecting our immune system.  Check out this neat video that with give you a very clear understanding of what Vitamin D does for us.  Day by day, Vitamin D works hard to protect us from a break down of our immune system and even cancer.  After reviewing this video, go check your cupboard and make sure that you find your supplement of Vitamin D3.   Take at least 5,000iu of Vit D per day until May.  Then take 2,000iu daily.  If you don’t have a Vitamin D3 supplement, I advise that you get some and start on it right away.  We will be talking about further benefits from Vitamin D in future postings, so stay tuned.   Vitamin D in Utah is crucial for your well being and preventing cancer. Please come in and let me draw your blood.  I will check your levels and tell you if your body is sufficient or deficient for vitamin D. Carol Stowell Family Nurse Practitioner Salt Lake City, Utah 801-634-2651 I am available at American Wellness or call me to set up an appointment. American Wellness and Rehab Clinic 677 West 5300 South Murray, Utah 84123 tel: (801)...

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