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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
Sleep Health
The alarm goes off.  You hit snooze once or twice (or if you are me, more than that) to try and squeeze out a few extra minutes.  Maybe you are like many Americans who burn the midnight oil working late, getting just one. more. thing. in to have one less thing to do tomorrow.  With our lives becoming continually more fast-paced, many of us are looking for ways to stretch more hours out of the day to be productive.  Or maybe you work hard all day, working, chasing kids, shuffling them from one activity to another and those last few hours when everyone goes to bed is the only silence you hear all day, and so you soak it up, savor it even though it means waking up a little more depleted tomorrow than you were today. Whatever camp you may be in, one thing is clear.  We aren’t getting enough sleep.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28% of adults report sleeping an average of 6 hours of sleep or less, far less than what our bodies actually require.  And its not just adults lacking in sleep.  Kids too, now-a-days are averaging less than the nine to ten hours that they need.  So what is all this lack of sleep actually doing to our bodies?  

It shows up in our health.  When we sleep our bodies are hard at work doing things like repairing damaged cells and strengthening neurological functions.  We also lower our cortisol levels, reducing blood pressure and decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.   Without adequate sleep our bodies miss the opportunity to keep up with repairing cells, stress levels stay high and our cognitive function begins to decrease.  We also see the effect in our mood.  Lack of sleep is often the main cause of irritability in people.   It can impact your judgment, decision making, and increase anxiety. Long term sleep deprivation can lead to depression and chronic insomnia. Not only can lack of sleep interrupt cortisol levels, but it can interfere with other hormone functioning that can lead to weight gain, physical decline, and premature ageing. 

Tips to better sleep
  • Turn off your screens- watching TV or screen time on your phone interferes with your brain's ability to relax.
  • Limit caffeine- Having too much caffeine or having it too late in the day can keep you up.
  • Get plenty of exercise.
  • Meditate- This practice allows you to quiet your mind. 
  • Stick to your routine- even on the weekends.
Acupuncture Special

3 Acupuncture sessions for $84 

(Valued at $300)
 

Hello and happy summer!

Well we are officially in it these days as the temperature is steadily climbing high! Is it too early to wish for fall?? Schools out, the days are longer, and you can't miss the never-ending heat!  It's a time for travel and adventure, and our wish to you is for a happy and healthy summer in whatever you might be planning!  Check out our tips for finding the right healthy sunscreen for your family and some yummy summer recipes! 
Keep cool out there! 

In health and wellness,

Krystal Tellier ND
Shield yourself!
The temperature is steadily rising and the days are getting longer…summer is here!  And so are the days of backyard BBQ’s, swimming, travel and definitely more time outside! With that comes the added need to protect yourself and your family from the harmful UVA and UVB rays from being in the sun.  We often get questions about how to tell if a sunscreen is safe from harmful chemicals that many sunscreens on the market are laden with.  Here is a list of 11 nontoxic sunscreens that are safe for your family:
  • Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Face Stick SPF 50
  • Babyganics Mineral-based Sunscreen SPF 50+
  • Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Sunscreen Stick SPF 30
  • California Baby Super Sensitive Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30+
  • Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
  • COOLA Suncare Plant UV Body Moisturizer Sunscreen, Unscented SPF 30
  • DeVita Natural Skin Care Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+
  • Nature’s Gate Aqua Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
  • Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen for body SPF 30
  • The Honest Company Sunscreen and Sunscreen Stick SPF 30
  • Vanicream Sunscreen Sport SPF 35
 
As always recommended by Dr Tellier, sunscreen alone isn’t enough to limit sun damage. Reapply sunscreen often, limit time in the sun and make sure to hydrate when out in the heat for longer periods of time. Increasing your intake of antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, E and glutathione, help repair sun damage (free radical damage).  Also, check with www.ewg.org to see if your sunscreen or skin care products contain safe ingredients!
So slather on that sunscreen and enjoy these summertime days, they go fast!
Have you heard of Glutathione?
If you’ve already heard of Glutathione, then you probably already know what a mega player it is to our bodies.  Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant our body produces that can be found in every cell.  What makes it a powerhouse is its ability to neutralize free radicals in our body and boosts other antioxidants to their peak levels.  Although a natural byproduct of body’s cellular processes, free radicals are unstable and highly reactive.  With a weakened immune system or overload of stress, toxins, and poor nutrition, our body’s normal defenses cannot keep up and problems can arise.   Where glutathione helps, is to rid our bodies of these toxins so they don’t become overloaded in our system where they may cause chronic illness and tissue damage. 

Ways to boost glutathione:
  • Eat a nutrient rich diet complete with healthy foods. Glutathione rich produce includes avocado, spinach, melons, squash, grapefruit, peaches, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Include other healthy antioxidants such as produce high in vitamin C and E such as strawberries, mangoes, and bell peppers. 
  • Increase protein-building amino acids by consuming eggs and whey-protein.
  • Maintain a healthy exercise routine will help boost glutathione levels with the added benefits of boosting your immune system and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Supplementation can help in areas that you are lacking in. Increasing glutathione is available at Health for Life Naturopathic Medicine in various forms such as supplements or in a glutathione IV push. 
Coconut Yogurt Mango Lassi

The first time I ventured out and tried Indian food, I never really knew what I had been missing all that time.  The rich spices, the warm Naan, the flavors awakened my taste buds! But it was the cold, smooth sweet flavor of the Mango Lassi that came highly recommended by the owner, that truly won me over. Going dairy free, I thought that meant I would have to forgo my favorite treat, until I found this recipe adapted from MindBodyGreen.com.
 
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt- Can be found at most health food stores such as Sprouts or Whole Foods
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1/2 cup diced mango, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric juice
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or coconut nectar (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
 

 
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