Author Archives: Kristen Brown

Pesticides are not good for you. I recommend organic produce whenever possible. However, organic produce can be expensive. Would you like a list of 12 fruits and vegetables you should ALWAYS buy organic (also known as The Dirty Dozen)? There’s also a list called The Clean Fifteen, which is a list of 15 fruits and vegetables that contain lower levels of pesticides when not organic. This should save you some money. We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees. If it did, would it be part of the 12 or the 15? ūüôā ¬† Thanks to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) for their work on this.

Happy First Monday of 2016. We did some road tripping during the holiday and had time to talk about changes we would like to make in our routine. One of those changes involves food preparation. Once Monday hits, it seems like we are just running, running, running. I found this article¬†from CleanEating.com that is similar to what my family is going to try. It involves prepping food during the weekend to help make food choices during the week easier and healthier (not to mention cheaper). Check it out!  

Mesa Arch Sunrise by Scott Taylor

UPDATE FEB. 16, 2016: THESE VISITS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS. NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS BLOG. Join us¬†in Utah, February 17th through the 19th, 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. Feb. 17 , 7 – 8 pm Natural Grocers in Bountiful 55 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT 84010 Feb. 18, 7 – 8 pm…

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Happy Monday everyone. Holiday parties are in full swing and¬†we had our family party last night. It was a lot of fun and there was a lot of good home-made items. Food is not just about nutrition, it’s about a lot of things, including tradition and culture. I made this recipe from PCC to take along to the party and made sure to make enough to have plenty of leftovers for this busy, busy week ahead. It is nutritious and very tasty. I highly recommend it.  

The weather outside is frightful…This is in our pressure cooker right now. This is a slow cooker recipe¬†from twopeasintheirpod.com, but I tweaked a few of the ingredients and adjusted it to work in our Instant Pot on the pressure cooker “Soup” setting so it will be ready for delivery on time and because I didn’t want to wake up at 3am to get it ready for the slow cooker setting. Someone we care very much about was in a fender bender this week and needs a little TLC and we are happy to give it. Was anyone else’s childhood filled with food as gestures of love? (That’s a whole different conversation ūüôā

This is a busy time of year for all of us. It seems like several of my friends are needing extra help due to new babies being born, unexpected surgeries, illnesses, etc. It’s at times like these that I like to offer to bring in a meal or two. Last night I made enchiladas and Spanish rice to bring to a friend in need. While I was at it, I made the identical meal for my family. There are several meals that are freezer-friendly and can be made in bulk. They sure do come in handy when times get busy and/or rough. Here’s a link from one of my favorite cookbook authors, Angela Liddon of the Oh She Glows blog. The meals are vegan and usually gluten free (she always gives a GF option). They are most definitely delicious, even for the non-vegan.¬†If you want to add some healthy lean…

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Kristen Brown, Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner and Founder of Altheda Health

People often ask which medical conditions we treat at Altheda Health. Here is a list of the most common medical conditions we treat…

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Mesa Arch Sunrise by Scott Taylor

Three days in three Utah cities are reserved exclusively for new patient visits with Kristen Brown, Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner and founder of Altheda Health. Kristen will also share a free wellness talk including an introduction to how Functional Medicine has helped others and how it can help you. Consult times are extremely limited. Schedule Now.

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Our team at Altheda Health is passionate about Functional Medicine and the quiet¬†revolution it is inspiring for patients, providers, and people around the world. Since every good movement¬†deserves¬†a bumpersticker… here¬†is ours! $2 / Sticker

Learn about Leaky Gut and how it affects your entire body and all of it’s systems. Join Kristen Brown, ARNP-C, for an in-depth lecture about increased intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut.” Learn what causes it, what you are doing that isn’t helping, and what you can do to heal your leaky gut and improve your life. Exclusive MP3 Download –¬†$75

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