Author Archives: Kristen Brown

Every year in May we celebrate Women’s Health Month, which helps raise awareness about the unique health needs of women. Over the course of a woman’s life, nutritional needs change. During pregnancy, for example, a woman may require additional B vitamins and iron. However, after menopause, women typically require less iron and more calcium and vitamin D.    To celebrate Women’s Health Month, I’m offering you a discount of 10% on all of your orders through my Fullscript dispensary, so making your health a priority is easier than ever. Below is some useful information about top recommended supplements for women’s health, including popular products from my dispensary. Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin involved in many body functions, including calcium absorption, bone formation, hormone regulation, brain and neuromuscular function, and immune health. Primarily obtained from sun exposure, vitamin D is also found in certain foods such as eggs and dairy products. In northern…

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Seasons change. 🌷 With the change of seasons, we often think of transition. We clean out our closets, add a fresh coat of paint, scrub the floors, clear out the cobwebs, and hope for a fresh start. 🌷 How about getting a fresh start on YOUR renewed health? 🌷 Functional Medicine approaches health by looking for and treating the root cause of your health concerns. 🌷 At Altheda Health, we offer free 10-minute phone consults to see what we do is what you need. 🌷 Visit our website at AlthedaHealth.com to schedule your appointment to speak with our nurse practitioner, Kristen Brown, ARNP-C, who is also a certified functional medicine practitioner through the The Institute for Functional Medicine. 🌷 You are worth it!

Asthma Allergies & Eczema Wellness Talk

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Altheda Health 40 Lake Bellevue Drive #100 Bellevue, WA 98005 Free but seating is limited. Q&A to follow. Healthy snacks provided.  Allergy season is ramping up but pollen and changing weather may not be the root cause of your allergy, asthma and eczema. Join us for a free community wellness chat featuring Altheda Health Founder, Kristen Brown and special guest Brooke Erickson. They’ll discuss the flood of science confirming the relationship of “gut microbiome” and diet with overall health.  Symptom relief with therapeutic foods – including tips for what to feature in your diet and what to avoid Exploring the connection between gut health and your immune system Healing the gut – getting to the root cause and experiencing optimal wellness Brooke Erickson, MS, CN is a Functional Nutritionist and founder of NourishThrive. Her passion is to help people achieve optimal wellness and to feel their absolute best! She believes in using food as medicine and looks…

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Featuring special guest Christina Tidwell, MN, RN, CHC in discussion with Kristen Brown, ARNP-C, MSN, Functional Medicine Provider, Family Nurse Practitioner. 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 Altheda Health 40 Lake Bellevue Drive #100 Bellevue, WA 98005 Free but seating is limited. Q&A to follow. Healthy snacks provided.  There is a flood of new science confirming the importance of the “gut microbiome” or “bacteria in the gut.” Join Kristen Brown and special guest Christina Tidwell in a discussion about the health impacts of the research and the critical role the digestive system plays in our overall health.  Introduction to the critical role our digestive system plays in our overall health. Understanding the importance of the “gut microbiome” or bacteria in the gut Explore how diet and lifestyle affect our digestion and why conventional calorie-counting diets don’t work 4 practical steps to take to begin to heal your gut and kickstart…

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Review us on Google If you’re happy with your experience, we’d love for you to post a review on Google. Click the button below to get started. Tips for Referring to Kristen Brown, ARNP Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner Functional Medicine – getting to root cause instead of putting a bandaid on symptoms Master’s research on Compulsive Overeating – she is comfortable with and sensitive to patients with eating disorders Team approach to wellness – including patient and family, nutrition, therapist, etc. Education for patient/family through entire process – knowledge is power Spends more time with her patients than traditional western medicine providers Free 10-minute phone consults are available before you book your first visit Functional Medicine differs from traditional western medicine by working to find and treat the root cause of your symptoms instead of putting a bandaid on your symptoms to temporarily…

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I used to work in Hospice. I love that one of the lessons I learned from my Hospice patients was that at the end of the day/end of our lives, one of the few things that matter is our loved ones and our relationships with them. I took care of retired physicians, drug addicts, people too young to die, and those who were ready whenever their Time comes. Their end-of-life priorities were the same no matter what their “status” was. Those experiences have really helped me place my family as a top priority. Sunday is family day for us. And we work really hard to keep it that way. Speaking of family, I came across an old article about this amazing father and son. I hope you get to spend some time soon with someone you consider family.

Ok. It’s time to get real. Eating with health in mind is not cheap. It’s a great investment though. It’s important to remember that we can still eat healthy even when we are on a budget. Here are some tips (some may be harder to swallow than others). It also includes suggestions for cutting back in other areas. We need this at our house right now. It will give us time for more important things and help us live within our means. Check out this post by blogger Wellness Mama for some great tips for healthful eating and living on a bugdet. Healthful Eating on a Budget

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Join us in Utah, June 23-24, for two free wellness talks and in-person patient visits with Kristen Brown. ARE YOU THRIVING OR JUST SURVIVING? Learn how Functional Medicine helps people heal and thrive! Are you trying to find the root cause of your health problems, or just plain tired? Kristen Brown, Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director of Altheda Health, shares two free talks about how Functional Medicine combines your detailed health history, guided nutrition, state­-of-­the-­art lab testing, and science-proven methods to help you thrive, not just survive. Kristen will also share quick tips to help you start living a more balanced, healthy life. You are worth it!  No RSVP required but seating is limited to 20 guests. THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 7 PM Natural Grocers in Bountiful 55 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT 84010 FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 7 PM Natural Grocers in Salt Lake City 645 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 IN-PERSON VISITS WITH KRISTEN BROWN Friday, June 24, 2016 Centerville, UT Call…

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Stop. How’s your breathing? Did you know that you can manage your anxiety, food cravings, and stress, by controlling your breath? Check out this short 7 minute video that will teach you breathing techniques that will help you feel better in no time.

Meatless Shepherd’s Pie Its what’s for dinner at our house tonight. 1 hour start to finish. Recipe inspired by Martha Stewart Mashed Potatoes: 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes – washed 3 Tbsp butter (dairy or vegan) S & P to taste Filling: 1 med onion – diced 3 garlic cloves – minced 1.5 C brown lentils – rinsed and drained 4 C stock (veggie or chicken) 1 tsp dried thyme 10-oz bag mixed frozen veggies Preheat oven to 425*F Mashed potatoes: boil in water on stovetop until they easily slide off fork (20-30 min.), drain, mash with butter an add salt and pepper to taste. Filling: Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic in 1 tbsp avocado oil until caramelized (~5 min.) Add salt and pepper, lentils, stock, and thyme. Stir. Bring to low boil then decrease heat to simmer for 35 minutes or until lentils…

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