Top 5 Benefits Of Hydrafacial

|

Hydrafacials have recently become very popular–and for good reason! This highly intelligent, patented technology goes by the mantra “3 steps, 30 minutes, best skin of your life”. We are so excited to bring this coveted facial to you at Alive + Well. What is a Hydrafacial? The Hydrafacial is a machine which uses hydradermabrasion toRead more »


Why Organic Skincare Matters

|

In a skincare market over-saturated with options and flooded with advertising dollars, it’s important to understand the differences between options that could end up damaging and sensitizing your skin, versus products that will support healthy skin and longevity. Of the more than 80,000 ingredients used in personal care products, many are toxic, industrial chemicals. WhyRead more »


5 Benefits of Juice Cleansing

|

If you’re like me, you sometimes feel your body craving change. A reset in routine, a change of pace, or just an overall desire to feel better. This is the motivational force behind an initiative to take action. As a dietitian, my job is to help people harness this motivation by developing a framework thatRead more »


5 Supplements Every Mom Should Be Taking

|

Being a mom is no easy job. In fact, most moms would say it’s the toughest job they’ve ever had. The daily stress and pressure often means moms put their health lowest on the priority list. But a healthier mom is a happier mom… and as we all know, ain’t nobody happy if mama ain’tRead more »


What You Need to Know About The Coronavirus Antibody Test

|

With over 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and 30 million new jobless claims in the U.S., people are growing anxious to identify solutions for how to safely reopen the economy while limiting spread of the virus. Unfortunately, there seem to be more questions than answers. The topic we get asked about frequently relatesRead more »


Histamines and Allergies in Relation to Coronavirus: A Conversation with Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM

|

There is new literature supporting the opinion that allergies and histamine release may contribute to the inflammation associated with the coronavirus infection. To explore this topic more extensively, Michael Swail sat down for a conversation with Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM. Barry is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Medicine with aRead more »


Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine FAQs

|

(Updated 4/7/20 to include some additional support for Hydroxychloroquine, including the potentially beneficial use of zinc.) Our team at Apothecary Compounding Pharmacy at Alive and Well is here to support our community and the brave providers that are working tirelessly to care for their patients at this critical time. In consideration of this current environment,Read more »


Top 6 Supplements We’re Taking Right Now (Coronavirus Edition)

|

First thing’s first: the current coronavirus is novel, meaning it is new. There are clinical studies underway to better understand the virus, but at the time of this writing, there is not enough data for the FDA to approve any specific supplement or medication to prevent or treat COVID-19. There is, however, research on certainRead more »


Nurturing Your Emotional Well-Being While “Social Distancing”

|

As you tend to your body and support your immune systems, please make sure you’re also nurturing your emotional health.  With more time at home we don’t want to underestimate the importance of taking care of our own mental and emotional well-being.   You would not be alone if during this unique time you found yourselfRead more »


What We Want You To Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

|

(revised 3/21/20) The wellness team at Alive and Well has been diligently following the developments of COVID-19. We’ve talked to a number of health care practitioners on the topic. We have received a tremendous amount of questions from the community about how to prevent or fight viruses…. this is a brief summary of what weRead more »