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Krystal Tellier, ND, CPM

Dr. Tellier is a Naturopathic Physician and Certified Professional Midwife.  She is in private practice in North Phoenix.  Dr. Tellier combines conventional medical therapies with alternative medicines such as: herbs, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, homeopathy, IV therapy, injection therapies, hydrotherapy and bio-identical hormones to address the needs of her patients. Dr. Tellier treats the whole person with therapies that are the least invasive and most cost effective.  To evaluate the individual needs of her patients she may run general screening bloodwork or specialized labs, which may include hormone level assessments, food allergy testing, environmental toxin testing, advanced cholesterol and cardiac disease profiles, and body nutrient stores.  Dr. Tellier has extensive training in women's health, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine dysfunction, dotoxification methods, pediatric wellness and lifestyle counseling.
 
Dr. Tellier's Office:
16601 N. 40th Street, Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ  85032
(602) 368-9211 office
www.DrKrystalTellier.com
info@DrKrystalTellier.com

Recipe 
 
Alternatives to iced coffee for energy and mood boost

Love and Happy Mood Booster
  • 1 cup almond, coconut, or hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. maca powder
  • 1-2 tsp. maple syrup, honey, or a few drops of stevia for sweetener 
Matcha Vanilla Energy Booster 
  • 1 cup almond, coconut, or hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp. maple syrup, honey or a few drops of stevia for sweetener
Premix your powdered ingredients with your milk of choice in a blender, or with a handheld mixing tool.  Once the powder is mixed well, pour over your cup of ice and add sweetener as desired. 

Recipe courtesy of www.youngandraw.com

 
Healthy, Safe kids 
 
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (chpa.org) offers these tips for parents and caregivers to keep children safe around over-the-counter medications that you may have in your home.
  • Always read the label and follow recommended dose.  Use the proper dispensing device to ensure proper dosing
  • Use only medicine specific to treat child's symptoms and do not give more than one medication with the same active ingredients.
  • Don't use medication to sedate your child or make them sleepy.
  • Consult your healthcare provider when giving your child or adolescent medication that contains aspirin for cold or flu symptoms. 
  • Don't give children medications intended for adults.
  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately if your child has any side effects or reactions that are concerning.  Stop use of the medication immediately. 
  • Store medications up high where they are unable to be reached by child or locked up. 
  • Always check to make sure safety cap is working on medication bottle. 
  • Don't tell your children medication is candy to help them take it.  Talk with your child about medication and that an adult is the only one that should give it to them. 
  • Have the number to Poison Control listed in your home and cell phones- 1-800-222-1222.

Hello friends!

This year is moving right along at such a fast pace and summer will be here before we know it! I hope this newsletter finds you all well and enjoying the days of clear skys and  beautiful outdoor conditions before we get into the hot summer months! 

We wanted to send a warm thank you to everyone who took the time to provide us with some feedback about how we are doing here at Health For Life via review.  We strive to make sure each and every person who comes to our practice leaves feeling that they are on the road to a life full of health and wellness.  Feedback offers us the opportunity to address any concerns as well as shape our practice around the most important component here...you!

In health and wellness,

Krystal Tellier ND
Seasonal Allergies got you down??
 
Its that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer,  Arizona flowers are in full bloom, and seasonal allergy sufferers are sneezing and rubbing their eyes hoping for relief! There are many natural ways to deal with seasonal allergies if you are looking for ways to avoid taking an allergy pill from your local pharmacy.  

- Allium cepa 
- Using a neti-pot
- Taking probiotics
- Decreasing sugar intake
- Quercetin
- Food allergy testing - by reducing food allergy issues, you tend to reduce total allergy load, seeding a reduction in symptoms
- Increases in Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Antioxidants- if you feel you may be deficient in vitamins and minerals, there is micronutrient testing available to optimize your supplementation by what you may be lacking. 
- Local honey- the idea is that you expose yourself to pollen carried by bees in small amount to help build up immunity
- Bee pollen- works to reduce histamine in our bodies that cause the allergy response (itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, etc)
- Acupuncture- see our acupuncture special below! 
 
Acupuncture Special

3 Acupuncture sessions for $84 

(Valued at $300)
 
Leaky Gut
 
Leaky Gut is a term that you may be hearing about more often in today’s society.  With the onset of quick, heavily processed meal, higher amounts of stress, and less whole healthy foods more and more people are experiencing a wide range of digestive problems.  Leaky gut results from chronic inflammation that can lead to tiny leaks in the very thin membrane of your intestinal wall.  These pin-hole leaks lead to larger than intended, undigested food particles making their way outside of the intestinal wall and into your blood stream and can cause an immune response in your body. These leaks may lead to digestive issues, food allergies, or autoimmune problems, as well as, joint pain, rashes, fatigue, along with bloating , gas and cramping. With proper support, leaky gut can be treated and turned around, as the lining of the intestinal tract cells replace quickly.  Some ways to work towards a healthy gut include:
  • Performing allergy testing- Its estimated that more than half the population have been impacted by food intolerances and sensitivities. Food allergy testing looks into both acute allergy food as well as food sensitivities that may be causing a myriad of problems in your digestive health.  There has been additional studies and information on food sensitivities causing more than just GI issues such as headaches, skin rashes, acne, fatigue and muscle aches.
  • Once food allergy testing is done, using a food elimination diet to remove the foods that you are sensitive to and help you pinpoint foods that may be causing you the most problems.
  • Limit or eliminate known irritants such as alcohol and NSAIDs. Other irritants include cigarette smoke, highly processed foods, and high sugar foods.
  • Build a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients.  Eat the colors of the rainbow in healthy fruits and vegetables.  Grass fed beef contains good amounts of omega-3.
  • Probiotics help restore balance of healthy microorganisms living in our guts and are needed to protect the GI tract and aid in digestion.  Too few healthy bacteria and too much bad bacteria can lead to problems beyond digestive concerns and studies are now showing links of microbiome imbalances with issues in mental healthy such as depression and anxiety, heart disease and more you can read about here
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