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"I help busy women to overcome stress and burnout, stop annoying symptoms without scary drugs, lose weight easier, and experience greater vitality, connection, and confidence."

- Valencia Ray, M.D.

Mind-Body Integrative Medicine

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Are you struggling with brain fog, feeling scattered, forgetful and distracted, or ADHD?

Do you have unexplained mood issues like feelings of anxiety, chronic melancholy, self-doubt, and insecurity, and even self-talk that makes you ‘feel like a fake?’ Difficulty being assertive? Difficulty creating healthy boundaries? Does the following sound like you?

  • Worried about the future, your health, your weight, feeling overwhelmed or 'not enough'/'not good enough,' difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Struggling with irritability, emotional volatility and impatience or guilt
  • Imagining negative outcomes and feeling unsure that you can be successful or maintain your current level of success, constantly worried about performance at work or in relationships, feeling like you ‘don’t belong’ or disconnected?

You are not alone, these struggles are very common, in fact, I used to struggle with most of them for many years, regardless of how successful I became.

While you may think these types of emotions or thoughts are only isolated to your thinking head…they could easily be connected to your gut and chronic symptoms that are also manifesting in your body. The mind affects the body’s health, and illness can even cause mood issues and mental disharmony.

Get to the root cause.

How does your body feel?

Full of energy and vitality? Restful and free of chronic disease? Are you easily able to maintain your ideal, healthy weight?

Or are you struggling with weight gain, obesity, excessively dry skin, or hair loss? How is your peri-menopause/ menopause hormonal journey going? Do you feel sluggish, fatigued; have painful tight muscles, spasms, or constipation? Are you pre-diabetic, been told you have ‘metabolic syndrome’ or thyroid disorder? What about autoimmune or inflammatory issues? Stress can cause all of these conditions.

If you are constantly worried about dieting and counting calories but you still struggle with hunger and sugar cravings all day long… if you need to snack or drink excessive caffeine for more energy or alcohol to try to feel better and to relax…there is a solution.

You might think that many of the chronic diseases or states of health above are ‘just the way things are’ and that there is little to nothing that you can do about it. This is not true. Surprisingly, most health conditions and ‘incurable’ diseases are actually reversible or can be put into remission without medications by addressing the root causes. Health and vitality are easily achievable with the right guide by your side.

Do you have a sense of purpose and fulfillment in your life?

Do you feel connected to the ‘Big Picture’ while at the same time able to live in the present moment in order to enjoy the here and now? Or do you live with regret, anger, un-forgiveness and guilt? Do you realize how this affects your health?

Do you feel gratitude, appreciation, joy and connection to others and nature on a regular basis? Do you see life as full of possibilities and as an adventure instead of something to dread? If not, why not?

If you are struggling with feeling inauthentic, or not living up to your potential, struggling with low self-value or self-worth and not knowing what really matters to you, there is a strong chance that your mental chatter or chronic feelings of lack or joy is interfering with living the life you were meant to live. Life is more than a long ‘to do’ list.

Without understanding how to ‘renew our mind’ or not realizing the power of emotion to harm us when we see them as something ‘bad’ and have no emotional self-awareness or skill to shift them, we can drift through life living ‘lives of quiet desperation.’

Learn how to accelerate your self-awareness, courage and resilience, and connect to what matters most to you by reconnecting your mind and heart. You can live with more joy, well-being, and passion, and heal your body and mind in the process.

Dr. Ray's Blog:

With ‘The NeuroReInvention Prescription’, You Can Empower Yourself

NeuroReInvention (NRI), is a word I coined to share mind-body health and well-being information that blends the traditional with the transformational. You may ask, ‘What does it mean?’ Think about how during these times of change we often have to ‘reinvent’ ourselves, meaning change our self in some way. We must become more adaptable and…

10 Steps to Beat Pre-diabetes, Cravings, and Weight Gain Naturally

Prediabetes and food craving are an epidemic affecting at least 20% of the population. And, this is not including the nearly 10% of Americans who have frank diabetes. Also, these numbers likely do not include those whose diagnosis may be being missed because their high insulin levels are not being...

The Most Under-Diagnosed Cause of Thyroid Problems – and What to Do About It

Thyroid problems, both low and high thyroid hormone problems, are near epidemic proportions in this country today, particularly among women. I so often hear from women and from clients/patients who complain of symptoms from low thyroid conditions, such as: 1. Cold hands and feet 2. Dry skin and hair 3....

Why is Stress Causing Weight Gain?

Stress affects our adrenal glands, which in turn affects our hormonal system and overall health and well-being. It is at the root cause of 95% of chronic disease, including obesity. There are four key stressors that involve: Glycemic (Glucose) regulationInflammationCircadian RhythmMental/Emotional realm What is making us women overweight and sick...

5 Key Benefits for Emotional Resiliency

Emotional resiliency is a little-known superpower. Why? When we develop emotional resiliency, we are less susceptible to stress, chronic disease, and mental health conditions. Yet, isn’t it interesting that most people avoid their feelings and emotion? It is a part of our cultural conditioning. Have you ever wondered why, and...

5 Common Foods that Trigger Stress and What to Choose Instead

Do you really realize what stress is and what causes it? Stress is a common occurrence in our high-paced, full of distraction culture. Many, if not most, women do not know that there are four key stressors that cause stress, and that we can actually learn how to reduce stress...

What No One Tells You About Stress and Burnout

Struggling with stress? Worried about burnout? Well, you're not alone. Why is stress and burnout such an important topic for busy professional women in particular? I put myself in this category also, and I'm so passionate about it because it almost sabotaged my life and professional work early on in...

Take The First Step Today on Your Journey Back to Health and Wholeness

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