How NSAIDs Block the Pathway for Healing

I recall a terrifying mind-body study I heard years ago that concluded taking Tylenol (not an NSAID – read more below) is not only a top cause for liver failure in the United States, but it also reduces peoples capacity for empathy.  With the world as we know it today, what we need is empathy…

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Menstrual Cramps: Eliminate them. Period.

Almost every woman I speak with thinks that fatigue, cramps, and misery is a normal part of the month.  Well, I got great news: It’s not.   Many of the issues with the world today is the fact that we are simply surrounded by a bubble of endocrine dysruptors, aka toxins in our environment.  From touching…

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Copesthetic Gut: Food Fears Flying & Traveling

I’m not gonna lie, I get food anxiety almost every time I travel.  Will it be healthy?  How on Earth can I eat at the effin Charlotte Airport?? They don’t even have sugar free almond mylk there?! OMG! The struggle is real when you are a foodie obsessed with health and when you are in…

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Gut Friendly Flying : Copesthetic Gut Series

There are a number of contributors to maldigestion, absorption and downright discomfort for our healing our guts as we travel.  The Mind-Body Connection Effective Relaxation Breathe. Chill out.  Take 10 breaths before you eat inhaling momentness and the sweetness of what you are about to consume, exhaling tension from your belly.  Eat with both feet…

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Fasting 101: Preparation & Detox Assistance

Juice plenty!   Prep time is essential.  Make a list, check it twice. Here is a sample grocery list: *you can also find one here for the juicing for fast juicers 5 sweet potatoes 5 bell peppers 2 turnips 2 bunches of celery Tons of greens  Apples a Bag of Lemon 2 Hot Peppers 2…

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Fasting 101: Juice Recipes for a Fast Juicer (Breville)

  Juicing can be difficult!  We often get stuck on what to juice next, how to shop, what to buy, how to get the most brng for our buck.  Here are some of the basic juice stretchers that give you bang for your bucks.  I often go grocery shopping a few days before going to…

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Fermented Foodies: Sprouted Almond Rose Lassi

Why Fermented Foods? We Naturopaths are OBSESSED with gut health.   For years, many Docs thought we were quacks.  Now, the concept is no longer revolutionary that a balanced gut microbiota has dynamic effects on our health: digestion, metabolism, allergies, and even mood. In clinical experience, I have found so many people are sensitive to Sulfur-containing…

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Study Tonic : Shatavari Ghee Dirty Chai

::My study Tonic :: Shatavari Ghee Dirty Chai ! 1 tsp Cashew Butter 1 tsp Ghee infused c Shatavari & Cardamom (or Shatavari & Cardamom Powder) 1 c Cold Brew 1/2+ c Warm Water 2 tbsp Cocoa Nibs a smidgen of Cayenne 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, or pinch off a Cinnamon Stick  1+ Cardamom Pod, peeled…

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Goji Chia Protein Powerhouse Drank

This had been my go-to 2 years ago and I just re-found the recipe! so… it is about time that I share.  These bulk herbs are common.  Find them at your local health foods store.  They are generally in the Fronteir Bulk Sections, but if you can find them at a higher quality, grab them…

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About Dr. Alexana

Dr. Cope deeply enjoys and appreciates working with patients to holistically balance hormones, manage depression and anxiety, and weight management. Dr. Cope also manages diabetes, endocrine conditions such as thyroid, and cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and cholesterol. Dr. Cope's treatment comprises of a unique combination of nutritional supplementation, body work, custom herbal formulations, flower essences, personalized cooking and shopping plans. Dr. Cope truly believes minor changes in your daily routine is a key factor to health. Alongside treating the current symptoms, Dr. Cope investigates & addresses the root cause of your disease so that you may shift closer to centeredness and health with more ease. She will work with you in order to establish a daily routine that works with your schedule and most efficiently nourishes you so that you may go out in the community a more joyful beautiful you.